It's going to take a lot for us to put down our Dysons, but the Halo UV-ST Ultraviolet Vacuum ($500) sure makes a convincing argument. It's the first vacuum to use UV-C light to kill unseen bacteria and germs hiding in your carpet and flooring, and also includes "normal" vacuum features like a lightweight design, integrated HEPA filtration, adjustable height, a 13-foot detachable hose, and a 31-foot power cord. Killer.
Give yourself a true pub-style beer tap at home without sacrificing loads of room with the Asko HomePub ($TBA). It offers up a 218 liter fridge and 83 liter freezer with all the features you'd expect from a quality icebox, and at least one you wouldn't — an in-door 5L keg/CO2 cartridge and tap system, which lets you get fresh draught beer without dipping into the fridge. Plus, as if you needed an excuse to drink more, it also features a shelf dedicated to keeping your backup mini-keg cold. Cheers, indeed.
Cook a frozen pizza in under two minutes with the TurboChef 30" Double Wall Speedcook Oven ($7,900). Using Airspeed Technology — which is normally only found in commercial restaurants — the TurboChef cooks up to 15 times faster than a conventional oven. But the TurboChef doesn't just work hard — he looks good too. The dual-cavity oven sports stainless steel and polished aluminum construction, an analog clock and timer, precise dial-control knobs, and a color LCD screen.
If you've been jonesing for the cleaning power of the Root Cyclone technology that gives Dyson vacuums their punch, but without the massive body that comes along with it, your wish has been granted. The Dyson Slim ($470) packs all the power of a full-size Dyson into a sleek, svelte, light (less than 16 pounds) package that features a flexible foot ball wheel, an extension hose that pulls out from the handle, and a lifetime HEPA filter to keep your air as clean as your floors. [via]
Get that carnie hot dog feel at home with the Mr. Frank Hot Dog Broiler ($760). This commercial-quality broiler sports a heating unit that can hold 48 hot dogs, is easy to operate and clean up, and can broil up to 150 dogs per hour. A bun warmer attached to the broiler keeps 36 buns warm and toasty for the taking.
The kitchen is the hub of every home, so it makes sense to have a central message center like the one on the Samsung Wireless ICE Refrigerator ($3,500). The 26.1 cubic foot refrigerator features a detachable 10.4-inch wireless TFT touch-sensitive LCD Pad with a digital calendar, scheduler, and memo pad. The refrigerator, which has a built-in sound system and digital AM/FM radio, can also be set to remember expiration dates and can generate on-screen alerts when that bacon is too old to eat. In addition, the LCD Pad can connect wirelessly to your entertainment system, letting you watch movies from the kitchen table.
The bachelor pad appliance scene takes a giant step forward with this Magic Chef Pizza Oven ($200). This little wonder in a box is a combo pizza oven and microwave. What more could a guy want? The pizza side of the operation prepares a 12-inch pie in 15 minutes on the Teflon coated non-stick pan with no pre-heating time. Take that Pizza Hut!
If the idea of lugging yourself to the ice box over and over again for a beer turns you off, consider this Beer Caddy currently on sale over at Neiman Marcus to help alleviate your frustrations. This beer lover's gadget holds a five liter beer (or soda) keg, keeping it cool and providing a nice way to enjoy a frosty one.
There's nothing like being able to pour yourself a tall glass of your favorite draught from the convenience of your own home. The Sanyo Kegerator ($700) has a 6.5 cubic foot capacity, holds up to a 1/2 keg of your preferred bier, and has a complete CO2 tap system with Sankey keg tapper, pressure gauge, regulator, and draft arm. The holidays just got a lot friendlier.
After seeing the company behind this product blend up golf balls, a coke can, marbles, and even a rake handle, we knew it deserved a place on Uncrate. The Blendtec Total Blender ($400), with 1500-watts of power and a super strong motor, is the most powerful home blender on the market. Featuring Smart-Touch technology (automatically speeds up and slows down, then shuts off when the cycle is complete), a 64-ounce jar, and Blendtec's commercial blending history, this blender will blend, chop, grind, crush and mince anything you throw at it.
Think you have what it takes to make a great bottle of wine? Here's your chance to put your vino where your mouth is. The Provina WinePod ($3,500) is a custom winemaking device that holds up to 150 pounds and can make four to five cases of wine. You can either purchase grapes from Provina or buy your own locally. The WinePod integrates fermentation, pressing, and aging into one stainless steel tank. [via]
The Snack-Size Deep Fryer ($40) from HSN Improvements makes a nice accompaniment to that dorm-size frig stocked with beer you have in your man room. The snack-size portions of French fries and doughnuts which can be produced from the 1-1/4 lb. capacity of this fryer will make you forget all about McDonalds. And you can even watch your fried Twinkie goodness frying away through the lid with viewing window. Triple bypass not included.