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Watch The Disney+ Be Our Chef Trailer

Hosted by Angela Kinsey, Be Our Chef invites families from diverse backgrounds to join a Disney-inspired cooking competition at Walt Disney World that is positive and playful in tone. In each episode, two families will participate in a themed challenge based on their family traditions and the magic of Disney. The finalists will apply what they have learned to create a dish that represents their family through a Disney lens.

The competition is fierce and the food is delicious! Don’t believe us? Ask the dishes! Be Our Chef, an original series will begin streaming March 27 on Disney+.

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Philips AirFryer


Say goodbye to your deep fryer and hello to healthier food with the Philips AirFryer ($250). As the name suggests, this sleek appliance can fry foods with little to no oil thanks to its ability to circulate hot air at temperatures up to 390 degrees.

The result is extra-crispy food that’s cooked thoroughly, using a tablespoon or less of oil — which of course means far less fat.

Using the touchscreen, you can also set the device to bake, roast, or grill, meaning that unlike your deep fryer, it might actually be worth leaving out on the counter.

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R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set


This set of R2-D2 Measuring Cups from ThinkGeek ($20) disassembles into 4 measuring cups plus 4 measuring spoons and reassembles in a snap (fortunately, it’s not as complicated as C-3PO).


Each has its measurement written inside so you can’t forget what they are and handles on the back that don’t distract from R2’s aesthetic.



– Set of measuring cups that look like R2-D2
– Officially-licensed Lucasfilm merchandise
– Body built from 4 measuring cups: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup
– Detachable utility arms turn into nested measuring spoons: 1/4, 1/2, 1 tsp, and 1/3 tbsp
– Dome is both 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp
– Materials: Food-grade ABS plastic (BPA-free)
– Dimensions: 6 1/2″ tall x 5″ across x 3 3/4″ deep

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Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tongs


Flip your burgers and franks with the ruthless precision of a Sith Lord. Star Wars BBQ Tongs (£19.99) are the pincers of choice for any galactic chef.

These handy barbecue tongs are based on Darth Vader’s lightsaber, circa Episode IV. With a handy pair of pincers at one end and the lightsaber’s iconic hilt at the other, these BBQ tongs are the perfect kitschy gift for any Star Wars fan/outdoor chef! May the Sauce be with you.



– Barbecue tongs with removable transparent red cover
– Officially licensed Star Wars product
– Features classic Lightsaber SFX
– Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)


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Belkin Announces The Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo


The Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker ($100) is the first ever web-connected crock-pot. This crock-pot lets you turn it on or off, adjust cooking temperature, and change time using the Belkin WeMo app for iOS or Android from anywhere. 

It’s perfect for cooking chili, soup, and other common crock-pot meals, even if you’re schedule is unpredictable, letting you turn it off if you’re working late, or if you get stuck in traffic. With push reminders and the ability to calculate cook times and processes on its own, it takes all the difficulties out of slow cooking.

Available in the Spring of 2014, the device includes the following features:

– Turn on/off, change temperature or time settings from anywhere
– Receive reminders
– Timer calculates cook times and process
– Works with the WeMo app for iOS or Android
– Manual control option


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The Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula


The Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula ($24.99) from Think Geek is a handy piece of kitchenware designed to look just like a certain fictional spacecraft from the Star Trek franchise. The metal handle even extends to “keep you safe from the heat.

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