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Robot Kitchen

Monday, June 6, 2011

I know it's hard to tell, but I kind of have a thing for robots. [smirk] And CUTE robots are, without a doubt, the bee's knees.

So here are a few ways to make your kitchen more robot-awesome:


From perpetual kid, $19.99

Passing the salt just got a million times cooler: wind these guys up, and they deliver themselves!




$10.95 each at Neatoshop
Or how about these wind-up timers? Love the vintage tin toy look.


You can make some pretty cool mini-'bots and winding keys with this "chillbots" ice tray:

From Moxie, $8.95
(Thanks to Rachel H. for the link!)
Fun fact: did you know you can also use silicone ice trays like these as chocolate/candy molds?

(Oooh, the possibilities...)


Hey, does anyone actually use egg cups? I certainly never have. But that wouldn't stop me from buying this adorable robot egg cup (and spoon!):



$8.50 (but out of stock! Nooo!!) at Fun Housewares, found via SuperPunch.

SO CUTE.


And my other favorite:
Six Euros at General Robots, found by Caroline R.

It's a robot tea infuser!

And, as you can see, he fits beautifully in a Dalek mug:

Now that is definitely my cup of tea.



So, seen any geeky cute robots lately? Share your links in the comments!

Posted by Jen at 2:39 PM Labels: , ,

46 comments:

  1. You are opening my eyes to a whole new world Jen Yates! A whole new world! and i love it ;-)

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  2. I know the robot coffee maker is not really a robot, but I love the commercial! :)

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  3. I would feel guilty putting that little guy in boiling water for tea. He looks like he wants out.

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  4. Robot-awesome? I think you mean botsome :)

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  5. Cuteness! I love the salt and pepper shakers and the timer---and the egg cup. Oh, heck, I love them all! Also love this:

    Crumbs be gone!

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  6. 'Snot a robot, but this coffee mug is pretty awesome. I had one until my husband washed it in the dishwasher :(

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  7. Not a robot, but steampunk-y enough to appeal to you.

    Bubble Watch

    WV: fluncyc - Won't you take me to...fluncy-C?

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  8. At first I thought the tea defuser was a cheese grater! Wouldn't THAT be adorable!

    (I'm not a tea drinker, but I am a cheese eater!)

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  9. I need to find one of those egg cups for my little geek girl! She's 6. And eats a boiled egg (must be in a cup) at least once a week. I don't know where she even learned about them. But she saw an egg cup at her grandmother's---in the china cabinet, knew exactly what it was and politely asked for a boiled egg in a cup for lunch. (Luckily grandma let us keep the cup.)

    She would go kazoo for one of her very own, in robot form no less!

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  10. http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlluringRobot?ref=pr_shop

    Dancing robot is no longer available, unless she made two. He is around my neck. I got him and a similar set of earrings at a craft show over the weekend.

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  11. Oh. My. Gosh. I shall transform my kitchen into a robot one immediately!

    -Sarah

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  12. Of course I use an egg cup... how else can one dip one's toast soldiers into the yummy yolk without having to deal with the nasty white part? *G* In our family, I never saw anyone eat a soft-boiled egg without an egg-cup - it was only when I married that I saw people (my in-laws) eacting them out of bowls, all mixed up. Ick. They laughed at my egg cup, I laughed at their messy bowls, and we survived.

    Merry at Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

    WV: bacycl: a bike you ride backwards?

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  13. Not exactly kitchen related, but here's a robot pencil sharpener that I desperately need.

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  14. reminded me of a guy I saw on Etsy, reclaim2fame. He's a little more steampunk-ish, but I didn't think you'd mind

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  15. Fill the egg cup with m&m's and spoon feed yourself fun :)

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  16. I want the robot tea infuser. WANT.

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  17. Did you know you can also use silicon ice cube trays as soap molds, IIRC?

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  18. Those silicone molds can also be used to make crayons. :)

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  19. Here are some robot products from ModCloth:

    http://www.modcloth.com/Apartment/Gifts+Electronics/-Roboth-Listening-Headphone-Splitter

    http://www.modcloth.com/Womens/-Domo-Arigato-Necklace

    http://www.modcloth.com/Womens/Accessories/Necklaces/-Friendly-Robot-Necklace

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  20. i use an egg cup when i have soft boiled (6 minute) eggs. it's the same one i used when i was a kid. i'm nearly 51 :)

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  21. You can melt crayons in the oven and pour them into those ice cube trays too.

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  22. Damn, I just saw Dawn's comment. Oh well back to lurking......

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  23. I made this robot from polymer clay and misc. hardware for my dad for last Christmas. Note the heart in the little chest viewscreen!

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  24. I made a robot-themed queen-sized quilt top for my bed this weekend, and also a robot-themed lap quilt top... They still need to be finished, but they are about as geeky as can be, especially since I'm, ahem, 29 with 26 years experience... :-)

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  25. I think an Epbot-themed line of merchandise is in order!!!

    wv: haseari

    Haseari thought of this idea? She likes to surprise us with her novel ideas, so methinks yes.

    Now methinks do it!

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  26. I use silicone ice cube trays for resin jewelery molds. Also,
    www.lisamaydesigns.webs.com

    check out the car seat covers :)

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  27. !!!
    And I thought NOTHING could top the octopus chandeliers. :3 :3

    As a baker, I'm constantly on the look for super rad kitchen stuff. And let me tell ya, the old timey robot theme takes the cake! Thanks especially @Chanda for sharing the robot measuring cups! I love you guys :)

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  28. I saw a Robot corkscrew at a Science museum this winter and I though of you! I don't have a link for it:( maybe I'll just have to go back and buy it!

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  29. ok not robots but this is awesome
    http://winningateverything.com/tag/mario-kart

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  30. I love the tea ro-bit. :)

    I've been meaning to take up eggs and soldiers. I've been intrigued by it since I was a child. I think it was in a Francis book. They were eating their eggs like that for breakfast and it was so appealing. Are you familiar with Francis?

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  31. I love the S&P shakers, but those little gauges need to actually reflect how much is inside!

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  32. Sorry I am lame but no matter how many times I try I can not learn how to embed those links.
    Check out kidrobot.com for really cute bots, lots of stuff to look at there.

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  33. I had the same thought, Jen! I used the robot ice cube tray to make chocolate peanut butter robots for Valentine's Day. You can hand-paint different colors of chocolate into the mold details and let them set before you add the primary layer of chocolate. (Although I need a smaller brush next time!) And I got the wind-up keys to stick by melting a little extra chocolate to use as "glue"!


    Here's one of the finished products.


    My next chocolate project will probably involve the Yellow Submarine ice cube tray I got for my birthday. *Squee!!*

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  34. Ok, not really robot related but.....Jen, you really need to check this guy out. He has lots of cute prints, including Star Wars, Muppets and more James Hance and just in case the link doesn't work: www.jameshance.com

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  35. I don't understand how one eats a soft boiled egg without an eggcup! It's an essential kitchen item! :)

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  36. Not that a baby robot would speak baby-talk, but am I the only one hearing that egg timer say "Danja Will Wobinson!"? Super cute!

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  37. Dangit, I was all set to buy myself the robot shakers as a house warming present to myself, but they don't ship to Australia. Devastating.

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  38. Life is Good, which I love, has a kids robot shirt. Sadly, I am not a kid and can't wear it, but it's adorable.

    See?

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  39. I can't believe no one has mentioned Chibi Robo!! the most adorable robot ever AND a video game character from quite possibly the cutest video game ever made!
    Chibi Robo

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  40. Have you seen this ? I really want it, but so far, I haveb't been able to talk myself into spending the ridiculous import taxes....

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  41. They aren't robots, but I love my geek girl kitchen bling. From thinkgeek.com (Enterprise pizza wheel) and williams sonoma (Darth spatula). My pictures are at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2098921000620.2131260.1473248123&l=6815db134f (that's a facebook page, but publicly accessible).

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  42. This link to Fred Yumbots just appeared in my Amazon feed, and I had to share even though the conversation was a few weeks ago. They'd be perfect to serve at an Adventures with Robots Robotics Birthday Party.

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