Chow Bella

Keeping Pancakes Safe From Aliens, in This Week's "Guess That Gadget"

How well do you know your favorite cookhouse contraptions? See if you can guess today's gadget and check back next week for the answer, and to see if you've won a most-awesome prize.

​Here are a few shots at this week's trickster, add yours to the comment box below:

- Kitchen Frisbee
- Pancake Keeper
- It's Not a Jar or Can Top

What the heck was this? Find out last week's answer (and winner!) after the jump.

Last Week's Answer: Pie Gate

​Congratulations to Rolf Orest, who correctly guessed the gadget from last week! As a most awesome prize, Rolf will get a mention in the gadget description below. Hey, it's better than another Kim Kardashian story. No, seriously, it is.

Piegate 2010

A plastic structure found on the planet Callender has been studied by scientists for years, and guess what -- they have no idea what it is. Until Rolf Orest, a pie expert, deciphers and reveals that it's a Piegate (gasp!) He also discovers how to make it work and schools them on the fact that it's some kind of dessert transport device. Now, a group of soldiers led by a despondent Colonel Jack O'Neill (grumble, grumble) go to planet Callender with pie expert Orest, who says he can reactivate the Piegate to send them back to earthly desserts. But, uh-oh, Orest forgot to mention that he needs to find some symbol shit first. And everyone tries to find it, but they can't, and now they're trapped on planet Callender. And if that isn't enough, some aliens drop by, capture them, take away their pie, and start seriously hatin' on Earth. And so in the conflict between man, pie, and hatin' aliens, the Piegate is where it began, and with the Piegate it shall end.

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