white glass splashback kitchen
welcome to howtocookthat i'm ann reardon andi'm dave. and today we are doing clever or never becausewe had so many requests to do another one. we are going to do it a bit differently today. i have chosen 3 gadgets and dave has chosen3 gadgets and we don't know what each other's gadgets are or what they do so we are goingto give it a go and see how that goes. you can vote in the comments, which gadgetsyou think are clever give it the thumbs up and which ones you think are never, give itthe thumbs down. and also we will put a poll over on communityso you can go over there and vote for your favourite gadget, i'll put a link to communitybelow so that you can get to that.
so i think we'll start with one of your gadgets. sure. gadget number 1 is this device which is adrink dispenser. how does it work? not like that! um you have to... now i get my drink ... ahhh yeah, i've got to put it on that way. ... i was thinking it was going to be a disasterif i put it on ... the other way up.
drink all over the counter is not quite whatwe're after. how's this going to work? well, i have no idea because i've never doneit before. i can imagine it when it's full but i'm notsure when it's empty. anyway let's have a look. we'll either make a mess ... this is the newkitchen by the way. yes we were going to do a tour today but istill don't have splashbacks in so we'll have to do a tour once the splashbacks are in. they are on order, soon.
speaking of 'splash', let's see how we go. oh no splash! and it's not falling over anymore. fantastic. can i have first go? wow, that's so frothy! a glass of froth. it's a bit slow to pour. you wouldn't want to be in a queue at a party.
if you give it a squeeze. it's like milking a coke. milking a cow. stop! alright your turn. this is so much easier than just pouring! oh my goodness. at least the kids couldn't pour a whole thingfast. that is too slow.
no, i like it. i like the concept of it but that is justdribbling. you shouldn't have to pump. you shouldn't have to pump it like that toget it to work. yeah but it's heaps of fun! nah i don't know about that, i'm not sayingthat's not clever because i reckon that's going to be a hit with the kids. it doesn't pour drink, that's its prime function. ok, alright yeah, apart from that!
gadget number 2 is a steering wheel. it is a melon cutter, we have a mini versionof this that i use lots of days to cut apples for jedd's lunch because he's got wobbly teeth. he's losing his first little teeth. awww, so cute. so it works really well for apples so thisis like a super-size version and i want to know if it works on melons. now, i don't know about you but in australiawe can't get watermelons this size so i couldn't use it on a watermelon.
so we are going to try it on what we calla rockmelon but i know elsewhere in the world it's called a ... cantaloupe. right, i like your accent. i have no idea if i can do this. as always i have not tested this gadget soyou're watching me use it for the first time! wow. ughhh, i can't do it. do you want my help? muscles go to it.
awww, strewth! ohhhh, you broke my gadget! never! it's started cutting the melon just therebut it just couldn't get through without breaking. it is a rock-melon ... boom boom! i didn't actually expect it to break, i thoughtthat would work. gee we're not doing good with our gadgetstoday. i actually wondered if this would work forcutting a cake into perfectly portioned slices. i have one here that i prepared earlier.
it's a black forest cake. so let's give ... i don't know if it's goingto work this broken but let's give it a go. the moment of truth, is it going to work. it's just compacting the cake! it's getting smaller. i don't think this thing is sharp at all,i think that's the problem. it's just squashing the cake, how can it notcut a cake. nah, it's all good. look at that, magnificent.
that saved you, like, 20 seconds. but how am i going to get it off the cake. you just use your hands from this point. oh my gosh! well that becomes sort of like the plate,you carry it by the green handles. this is a total failure, oh my goodness, whatdo you think? if i wanted a cake that looked like that,i would have cut it. it ruined my beautiful cake. if i turn it this way, it worked really wellbut if i turn it this way.
clever ... never. so don't use it for cakes, don't use it formelons. it wouldn't even cut melon. ready for a piece of cake? yes. i can bring the whole thing to you. which one would you like? this is so clever. oh i was trying to give you this one but thatone fell out.
yes it's like a dispenser. instead of a coke dispenser it's a cake dispenser. hmmm, so clever. little known fact, dave is not a sweet tooth. gadget number 3 is this clever little thing,it's called an 'easysealer' and it has heat sealing action! i must admit when i asked you what you neededfrom the shops for your gadgets you said coke, twisties, m&ms i actually didn't think youhad gadgets. i thought you were just ordering snacks.
so i'm pretty impressed that you actuallyhave gadgets that go with these things. yeah i've got some cool gadgets, i'm thinking,always thinking. so i'm going to take this one out and ...you can't reseal if it's not open. i'm sort of gonna ... i don't know if peoplehave twisties. do you have twisties in your part of the worldbecause these are my favourite snacks. if you look down the bottom we have a po box,you are welcome to send me twisties (jk). they're like a buck. i think people want the other way around,they want to try them. so it's open, so now what are you going todo?
well, i guess i'm going to go like this. like a stapler? (bang!) what did you do?! gave me a fright. there is no way this is working. oh, i think you went too fast at the end. it was working at the beginning. we might have a winner!
i was cynical, i had my doubts... fair enough, the first 2 gadgets failed terribly. they did but this one is from japan. or is it from singapore? it's from singapore ... via japan. it sealed it. that is actually very clever. that is very cool because by sealing it likethat they are going to stay crispy and crunchy. okay let's see if it works on the m&ms.
you want to do it? yeah, sure. do you think the wire is getting hot and meltingthe packet? that's what i think is happening. okay let's see, ready for the test. oh my goodness it works. yay! we've got a clever. it's works that's cool.
that is very good, so if you don't have acontainer to put everything in and you have just finished baking something and only useda bit of the packet you can reseal that up. ow! it is hot? yep, yeah that would definitely seal my fingers. i don't recommend you stick your fingers inthe easysealer but that is very cool for being able to reseal heaps of stuff, that is great,i like that idea. what do you think, clever or never? what are you doing?
yep i think it's clever, i think that theyhave come up with a ripper. i think it's clever too, let us know in thecomments what you think, clever or never for gadget number 3. well done japan. gadget number 4. okay. come on! it's not a gadget it's a piece a piece ofequipment. it's a printer, you can use any printer butinside this one is edible ink in a cartridge
instead of ink that you can't eat. did you get this from a $2 shop? no. most people don't have one of these but youcan get lots of places that will print for you with edible ink so this is actually notthe gadget bit of it. the bit that i wanted to test out are theseand they are chocolate transfer sheets but they're printable chocolate transfer sheets. so we've used before on howtocookthat chocolatetransfer sheets like this that you buy and they're printed with cocoa butter and theyturn out beautifully so when i saw that you
could print your own, i thought that's awesome. but i don't think it's going to turn out quitethe same because with cocoa butter you can print in white but whereas when you're usingthis you can't print in white. so there's one problem already, you can'tuse it with brown chocolate. right. so you can only use this type of printed chocolatetransfer sheet with white chocolate. i like white chocolate. but we'll give it a go. so basically what you do is you either sendit off to someone who has an edible printer
or you print it yourself if you have one andyou print your design onto transfer sheet which just feels a bit, it shiny like plasticon one side and then the other side is, how would you describe that? fuzzy? texture-ous? it's definitely got a layer of something onthere that is going to transfer to the chocolate i assume. okay so do you want to move that out of theway because we don't actually need that i was just explaining.
now i'm actually going to do 2 gadgets atonce because they go together, i need both of them. so this one is my other gadget which is achocolate lollipop mould. so you put the little sticks here and youfill this bit up with chocolate but the bit i liked about it is this. it comes apart. what's so good about it coming apart? because then you go like this, you've gotthe holes there, we can put our transfer sheet here and line it up exactly where we wantit.
and then i'll put the traditional chocolatetransfer sheet on the other half so we can compare them. and then what you do is you just put thisover the top and it's got a magnet and it lines up. so instead of having to cut out individualcircles and put them in each hole you just saved yourself a heap of time. now we are going to put our lollipop sticks,which should be cake pop sticks in each hole. that'll do and then we are going to fill upeach of our moulds so that they are covering the design and also covering the cake popstick.
so we are going to do that for the ones thatare printed and for the traditional chocolate transfer sheets so we can see the differenceand see which ones are better and which ones look good. and i hope that the top ones work becausethat is just awesome if you can print your own for birthday parties and everything else. if you give that a little tap it will smoothout the other side. so once they're all filled they have to goin the fridge to set and so we might come back to this gadget and check out how it workedand move on. gadget number 6 is a cookie cutter.
yay. i'm predicting clever, it rolls and does thingsand it's for cookies or as we call them in australia, biscuits. in america they're cookies, in america theycall biscuits, what we call scones ... in the uk that's scones. and in germany that's platzchen ...is a scone a platzchen? or a biscuit is or a cookie, in chinese isa æ›²å¥‡é¥¼. really? i don't believe you.
all the chinese viewers, write in and letme know, æ›²å¥‡é¥¼. if you know anyone who says they can speakanother language, there is this test that you can do. what language, chinese? yep. okay so pull out google translate and thenput the microphone on and see if it can recognise what you said. æ›²å¥‡é¥¼ it says 'together and together'. awww.
so sweet but not what you were trying to say,try again. ready? gp ice? well try my german. platzchen. cookie! i sprechen deutsch. you got that one, do you want to try chineseonce more? æ›²å¥‡é¥¼favourite ice. oh yeah, similar. i don't think the intonations were quite right.
intonations! okay yep, all good. moving on, we have a cookie cutter, let'sroll. let's roll! this one's a squirrel. alright so what i need to do, you look atthat, here's some cookie dough that i ... that you did not prepare earlier ...prepared earlier! that i prepared earlier. on the list of things needed for your gadgetsit said cookie dough.
you go like this with your rolling pin, youjust squish it out a bit more. you try and spin it, i'll roll it. oh yeah because you need the practice. you're good at spinning. i was spinning free, whoa. and now you just go like this and here's onei prepared earlier. okay, show me your gadget. look i've never used it, i'm not sure if thatcomes as a surprise to you but i am guessing this is what you do.
is that how it's supposed to go. it's your gadget but i'm guessing no. it's like compacted into the cutter. maybe if you flour your gadget before youroll. if you grab some flour ... what do you reckon? this is destined to succeed, we cannot lose. here you go. working or not working?
ahh, better. that's working heaps better. so i think the dough was just a bit too thickand you needed the flour over the top. and like that you get a whole row. so if you roll your dough to the perfect thickness,coat it in flour, you can use the roller ... i think cutters are better. so i'm not giving it a clever. what about you? well i think because i brought it all theway from singapore i was very clever.
no doubt you're very clever i'm just doubtingthe gadget. yeah, i'm a bit 50/50 on this one. let us know clever or never for that one. rewinding back to gadget number 4 and gadgetnumber 5 which was our chocolate lollipop mould and also our printable transfer sheet. my question is, can we get them out? this has a handy little thing so you can pullthat off and i just give this a little push. oh that is cool. that made them easy to get out.
look at that! oh they're cool. lollipops. see the difference is, these are traditionalchocolate transfer sheets, can you see how they're shiny and these ones aren't shiny. that would be because of the cocoa butterin those. so if you're just doing a pattern like that,i prefer the normal ones, what about you? but if you're doing something custom, likeyou want howtocookthat or an emoji and you want to print it yourself, i actually thinkthat works pretty well.
what do you think? yep, i think that is actually really good. apart from the limitation of having to bewhite chocolate but you could always do a layer of white and then a layer of dark, liketop deck. i give that a clever. i give both this mould that is super easyto use a clever and chocolate transfer sheets a clever, only if it's on white chocolate. i'm giving it a clever too. bloopers!
ugghhh so warm. gadget number 4 is6 so that's been clever or never, thanks heapsfor watching, leave a clever or never ... no this is hard hey! i don't know how you do this every week. thanks heaps for watching ...oh i think i just spat on them! so that's been clever or never, thanks heapsfor ... ah! so that has been clever or never, leave acomment below which ones you though were clever or never and if there's other things whichyou've come across in gadget stores that you
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