Pizza Boss & the 10 BEST Pizza Gifs

Can you imagine a world without pizza? I can. Just the thought of it chills me to the core. Even the idea of a world without crispy crusts (stuffed, if you’re lucky), savory-sweet tomato sauce, and ooey-gooey cheese overwhelms me with despair.

Thankfully, we live in a world where pizza is not only easy-to-find but – if you’re American – now also counts as one of your daily servings of vegetables. God bless the USA, and her love for pizza pies.

Coffee snobs have optimized the process of making the rich, delicious beverage from the time the bean is plucked to the moment it touches your lips, why shouldn’t pizza be the same way? The people at Fred & Friends think it should be. They’ve developed the Pizza Boss: a circular saw pizza cutter that ensures you’ll look like a boss while you’re divvying up the pie for all your friends or just for you – not judging.

The Pizza Boss pizza cutter is made out of tough-as-nails industrial grade plastic, meaning your pizza saw can handle the usage stress of an avid pizza eater. The circular saw Pizza Boss from Fred & Friends has a laser etched stainless steel blade that will cut through even the toughest pizzas like butter. Thin crust? A cinch! 2 toppings? No problem! 20 toppings? You should probably go see a doctor after eating it, but you won’t have any problems slicing it up. When you’re done eating all that pizza, simply remove the shield for easy clean up and sink into that sweet, sweet food coma. Mmmm.

Not hungry for pizza right now? You will be. Check out 10 of our favorite pizza gifs from Senor Gif, Pizza Gifs and Gif Soup after the cut.

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The Solution For Tear-Free Onion Chopping: Onion Goggles

What do you get the person who has everything… and loves to cook?

If they already have herb scissorsherb savor, and pizza cutter, there’s only one logical next step: onion goggles.

Legend has it that whenever first US President George Washington began to feel under the weather, he’d tuck in to an onion (cooked, of course). Aside from the cold-annihilating vitamin C, onions also contain vitamins B1 and B6, and aid in lowering bad cholesterol and minimize blood clots.

But for all of their nutritional benefits, making onions can be quite unpleasant, especially on sensitive eyes. Onions grow underground, like garlic, chives, and leeks. As they grow, they absorb sulfur from the dirt, resulting in tear-inducing amino acid sulfoxides.

With our onion cutting glasses, you won’t ever have to worry about stinging eyes or awkward kitchen crying again. The onion glasses frames are lined with a comfortable foam seal so that no nasty onion vapors eek through.

The onion chopping goggles come in the sleek style shown in the pictures. The onion goggle is unisex and fits most face shapes, but does not fit over glasses. Only mildly near-sighted? You’re probably okay. But if you’re blind as a bat without your specs’, please don’t take the chance. Fingers don’t secrete amino acid sulfoxides, but they hurt like heck when you cut them.

So if you’re one of those folks who can’t get near an onion without tearing up, stop chewing gum while you chop or trying to mince your onion under water. Strap on a pair of onion cutting goggles and make like an Iron Chef.

Are you the satisfied with your onion goggle purchase? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to TLC Cooking on How Stuff Works for all the helpful onion info.

Keep Your Herbs Worth Eating With The Prepara Herb Savor

Think back to a time you bought a bunch of fresh, green herbs to cook into your favorite dish. You chopped or snipped a quarter of the bunch into your food, and we all know what happens next. The rest of the herb bunch go back into the refrigerator where they are doomed to go bad in two or three days. It’s a waste of delicious herbs, and a waste of money.

Before you give up and succumb to lifeless dried herbs, know this. There is hope. Effective, well-designed, convenient hope: the Herb Savor by Prepara.

This herb saver comes with three primary components: the water well base, the plastic shell, and the stainless steel herb basket. To use, simply rinse the herbs in the basket, fit the basket with the herb tips facing down between the two piece plastic shell, and fit the shell into the water well base. Fill the base with water and refrigerate. Come back two days later – your herbs will still be fresh. Come back two weeks later and – yep! – your herbs are still fresh.

Still need convincing? Oprah called the Prepara herb savor the most exciting thing to happen to her in 2010. I don’t know about you, but if it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for me.

Grid-It Visor Organizer Keeps Your Stuff Safe & Sound While You Drive Around

With the school year fast approaching, it’s important to get everything organized so you don’t have to do any on-the-fly organizing when stuff gets crazy. When finals week rolls around and you have a game-changing work project due in two days and your best friend’s birthday party is next Monday… let’s just say you’ll be happy you spent the extra time getting your room tidied up. That’s one less thing to worry about, right?

There is one place that most people neglect when it comes to keeping things in order – their cars. Even the most meticulous people seem to have trouble keeping their vehicle from getting cluttered with various personal electronics, cords, notebooks – the stuff that accumulates from busily driving around with the day-to-day assortment of stuff in your car.

Grid It Sun Visor Organizer

But there’s hope! You can optimally organize the limited space available in your car with Cocoon Innovations Grid-It Sun Visor Organizer. What sets Grid-It apart from other sun visor organizers are its grid of rubberized woven elastic bands. This innovative grid allows the sun visor organizer to be put to use in a variety of different ways, as seen in the video below.

In addition to keeping your car clutter-free, the Grid-It sun visor organizer also makes your vehicle safer. When all of your frequently reached for items in one easily accessible place, you’re not tempted to riffle through your backpack or purse while driving to look for something.

Have other ideas for ways to keep your car organized? Let us know in the comments!

Make Great Coffee Under Pressure With The Aeropress

Useful Things is based in Portland, OR – a city known for keepin’ it weird, microbreweries, and dark delicious coffee. Our obsession (don’t call it an addiction!) with the stuff led us to the AeroPress coffee press, the only tool you need to brew cafe perfect cups of coffee & espresso in under 30 seconds.

The Aero Press was created by inventor Alan Adler who, until releasing the coffee press in 2005, was famous for inventing toys such as the Aerobie Flying Disc and Rocket Football. His choice to expand into coffee was motivated – as most great inventions – by his discontent with the existing options of coffee making. Thus, Aeropress coffee came into creation.

As he states in this New York Times blog post: “I was aware that lower temperature reduced acidity and bitterness and made a sweeter cup. I had an espresso machine, and I went looking for a way to adjust the temperature. So I began brewing coffee in a Melitta cone at a lower temperature, but I was troubled by the long wet time, typically four to five minutes. I was troubled that a lot of rich liquid was trapped in the cone.”

The Aeropress is traditionally used by placing ground coffee (fine ground works best!) into the bottom of the larger cylinder on top of one of the 365 microfilters provided with the coffee press. After pouring hot water over the coffee and allowing it to sit for ~ 10 seconds, the mixture is forced through the microfilter by pushing down slowly second smaller cylinder.

The following video by renowned Norwegian coffee-maker Tim Wendelboe demonstrates the process very… sexily. Is it NSFW? Maybe not. But any coffee illiterate co-workers may think you’re a little crazy.

What’s cool about the Aero Press coffee maker is that it leaves a lot of wiggle room for those who love to experiment with different grinds, temperatures, timing, and even techniques. Some baristas began using the ‘inverted method’, which allows the water to sit in the Aeropress and not immediately trickle through the filter, to extract more of the flavorful coffee oils.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out Russia’s very own Alexey Kurbatov as he makes Aeropress coffee using the inverted method in this beautifully shot video.

Do you have any techniques for making the perfect cup of Aeropress coffee? Let us know in the comments!