July 11th, 2012
Silicone is such an amazing material, making it an ideal material for promotional kitchen and other lifestyle wares. Consider just a handful of the benefits:
- It’s unbreakable—you could run it over with a car and not crack it.
- Withstands extreme temperatures—you can put silicone cookware in the freezer just as well as the oven.
- Has a non-stick quality, which makes it great for baking.
- Offered in a wide range of very vivid colors.
- It’s relatively easy to clean.
- It’s non-porous, which also makes it stain resistant and waterproof .
- It’s flexible.
- Offers a great grip, perfect for items you don’t want to drop such as a glass bottle.
- Highly reusable.
One of our newest promotional silicone items is the Silipint™. What makes this silicone pint cup so great is that it will not break, even in the hands of picnickers at your next business event or company-sponsored festival. The flexibility of the cup also allows you to pour liquids from it easily. Not to worry though, because it’s really very sturdy as well. You can even turn your favorite drink into a slushy by putting it in the freezer. It really is versatile!
We also have silicone oven mitts that can withstand up to a whopping 670 degrees! The customizable mitts give you a better grip on searing hot pans than any cloth kind ever could.
Silicone kitchen utensils are ideal because they can withstand the heat and they won’t scratch up your pots and pans.
The non-stick quality of silicone makes it easier to clean than many other materials. Consider the basting brush. With silicone bristles, silicone basting brushes are much easier to clean than traditional bristles and they won’t fall out into your food.
Silicone is taking over the shelves in cooking aisles everywhere, and for good reason. Check out some of our other silicone promotional products.
November 2nd, 2011
They say necessity is the mother of invention. If you’ve never tried it before, it’s kind of fun to think about a problem or something that is missing and try to come up with a product that would fill the gap. Here are a few promotional inventions that are not only thoughtful gifts, but also make you think, “I wish I would’ve thought of that.”
Problem: Umbrellas like to flip inside-out in the wind.
Solution: Aerodynamic, wind-vented umbrellas. Our ShedRays version even offers UPF 50+ sun protection. This umbrella is helpful, come rain or shine.
Problem: You’re tired of lugging all the different bags you need for your daily supplies and work lunches.
Solution: A versatile cooler with a removable lining. It’s a cooler AND a duffel. We have a personalized 12-can and a 24-can version. Problem solved!
Problem: You open a can of beans or dog food and only use half. You want to store the leftovers.
Solution: This three-step lid fits over the three most common types of human and pet food cans. Genius!
Problem: Buttering your sweet corn on the cob is messy and awkward.
Solution: The Champion Corn Butterer evenly coats your cookout fave without getting hands greasy.
Instead of offering simple common giveaways at your next event, impress your guests with an imprinted gift that is truly inventive.
October 11th, 2011
Any other Kitchen Nightmares fans out there? On the show, top-ranked chef, Gordon Ramsay, visits failing restaurants and helps them overhaul their businesses and community images. My favorite part of the show is when Ramsay’s team does an overnight restaurant makeover followed by a highly-publicized re-grand opening. Usually, the menu is updated along with the entire restaurant interior. This idea of reinventing your image would be such a great way to give any business a jumpstart.
Are you opening new doors or re-launching your restaurant? Or maybe you’re just unveiling a new menu item at your establishment. Keep your patrons in the loop by featuring your exciting news on these enticing promoters:
*Scented pencils are a very cost-effective way to promote your new catering business or bakery grand opening. Just print the juicy details on the aptly-scented barrel and give away with abandon!
*Get your patrons excited about your new dessert menu. Send your regulars a coupon code on a tube of chocolate lip balm. After all, scents are one of the strongest memory triggers. Customers will be craving your sweet selection with each application.
*Lure new visitors to your tavern grand opening with a chance to win something truly exciting, such as this wine and cheese set.
Check out our selection of restaurant and bar advertising specialties for even more great ideas! Or check out the show for great tips and tricks from the gourmet guru himself. I’ll be watching right along with you.
April 26th, 2010
If your organization wants its promotional products to focus on the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ theme, reusable tote bags are a great start.
But, if you’ve already given away reusable grocery bags, you may be wondering if there are other options that continue along that theme. Here’s one I think you’ll like.
It’s the Go-Green Bag Organizer.
This handy little widget makes it easy to keep your reusable shopping totes organized and ready-to-use when you go shopping.
Simply roll up your reusable tots and stretch the elastic band around them. When you get to the store, clip the organizer onto your cart and you’ll be ready at checkout.
The Go-Green Bag Organizer comes in a range of Tropi-cool and opaque colors. This promotional item makes a great gift on its own or paired with a reusable shopping bag.
April 9th, 2010
If you re-use plastic shopping bags, you know that storing them can be a bit tricky. You want the grocery bags to be organized and easy to grab, without getting all tangled up in one another.
At a recent trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond, I spotted these storage solutions. simplehuman®’s grocery bag holder (below, left) is stainless steel, holds up to 30 plastic bags and mounts inside a cupboard or countertop.
Our version is equally handy, but takes up a bit less space. It’s called the Keep-It Recycler.
Made from non-woven polypropylene, this grocery bag holder is completely collapsible, so it can be rolled up and stored when not in use. An elasticized opening at the top makes it easy to slip plastic bags in. The tailored bag dispenser at the bottom ensures bags won’t slip out. A handy top loop makes it convenient to hang – it fits almost anywhere.
Aside from its practical design, the Keep-It Recycler is an incredibly useful giveaway, so it’s likely that your customers will keep it around for years to come. In fact, that’s one of the benefits of kitchen-related giveaways. They tend to have incredible staying power, making them ideal promotional products for your next trade show, event or thank you gift.