This All-in-One Leak-Proof Container Can Be Used for Cooking, Storing, and Taking Food On the Go


Trying to remember which of your bowls are oven-safe, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe is just one small element of the circus-caliber juggling act that goes on in the kitchen. BesoVida is here to save you with its multi-talented (not to mention aesthetically pleasing) bowls.

The bowls, available now on Kickstarter, can withstand temperatures from 392°F all the way down to -22°F, so you can use them in the oven and freezer without fear of regular burn or freezer burn. They’re also heat- and impact-resistant as well as metal-free, so you can feel free to pop them in the microwave and dishwasher. And that’s just the beginning—the BesoVida engineers thought of virtually every feature to ensure that you never love another bowl again.

BesoVida chestnut brown bowls

Have you ever unwittingly scalded yourself by taking a bowl straight from the microwave with your bare hands? BesoVida’s heat-insulated base and thick wall will protect you when you fail to protect yourself. Have you ever tossed warm leftovers in the fridge, only to find a sodden, soggy mess on your hands when you’re ready for round two? The tiny hole in the top of the lid allows steam to escape, keeping your food from losing its crispness.

Speaking of the lid, it’s completely watertight, so your butternut squash soup won’t seep through any spaces between the bowl and the lid. It’s one of two features that make the bowl essentially spill-proof—it’s also curved in just slightly at the rim, so you won’t accidentally spoon your ice cream out of the bowl, onto the floor, and likely into the mouth of your opportunistic dog.

BesoVida bowl

The bowls are manufactured from BPA-, BPS-, lead-, and PVC-free silicone which, in layman’s terms, means that they’re safer for you and the environment. It also means that your to-die-for homemade spaghetti sauce won’t stain the bowls with that unappetizing orange tint characteristic of many plastic containers. The manufacturers have also added Japanese ionic silver particles into the silicone mixture, which drastically reduces bacterial growth.

The bowls fit inside each other in Russian-nesting-doll fashion, so you’ll never again have to jam all of your containers into one cabinet, only to hear the stack come tumbling down as soon as you’ve closed the door.

Last, the minimalist design and muted colors make the bowls ideal for serving, where they’ll add to the decor of your table settings while ensuring that the focus stays on the food. Prices start at $20 for December delivery, and you can check out the full list of purchasing options on Kickstarter.

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The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It


When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Find the Perfect Images for Memes and Websites With This AI Tool

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Technology has made careers and hobbies in website design, journalism, and even meme creation accessible to anyone, and stock images play a huge role in getting your content out to users. To help you add the images you need to make your project stand out, JumpStory is offering a lifetime membership to its professional stock photography collections (including more than 25 million photos) and unique content-matching feature for just $99.99.

JumpStory is different from other stock photography catalogs; it uses a Photo Guarantee service to find exactly what you’re looking for based on categories or even copy you’ve already written. Authenticity and relevance are the keys to better performance, and if you’re selecting images for clicks and impressions, JumpStory’s HighJumper feature can help. The advanced artificial intelligence highlights the images anticipated to perform best, and with a quick click, you can remove the background and edit photos to fit your needs. The collections include over 25 million images, illustrations, vector icons, and videos, and more than 20,000 images are added to its library daily, so you’ll never run out of fresh assets.

If you’re putting together videos for YouTube or even corporate videos and ads, their video library will give you access to tons of relevant assets, specifically curated based on your script copy and performance predictions. Use a specific search term or even paste a sentence from your writing and watch the curation begin. You’ll see a tiny orange HighJumper icon on images the AI predicts will perform best.

JumpStory’s authentic stock photography is currently offering lifetime membership for $99.99—that's a 95 percent discount. Use their collection for your blog, social media, video content, or website and connect with your viewers by grabbing their attention with every image.


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