Kitchen Safe protects your treats from yourself

We all have our weaknesses, whether it’s sweets, cigarettes, or just our own cell phones. The trick is to not indulge too much, but sometimes sheer willpower just isn’t enough. That’s why a team of inventors built the Kitchen Safe, a plastic container with a tamper-proof lock rigged to a timer.

It’s a simple concept, but one that many people could use. The Kitchen Safe…is large enough to fit a variety of items. The time-lock can be set for any amount of time between one minute and 10 days, so you can specify exactly when something will be released.

Once an item is locked inside, there is no way of opening the Kitchen Safe until the timer reaches zero. Even if the batteries are drained or taken out, the lock will stay sealed and the countdown will resume once they’re replaced. Other than cracking the container open with a hammer, there’s almost no chance of cheating.

The Kitchen Safe works fine in a refrigerator as well, but not a freezer, so you’ll have to find another way to keep people out of the ice cream and Popsicles. The timer also requires two AA batteries, which should last about six months with regular use.

Most of you can probably think of an item or two you should stash like this.

Normally, I don’t even dare pick up a nice little ball of fresh mozzarella on our grocery shopping trip to town. I can space out consumption of the usual packaged stuff; but, for really fresh and delicate, I rarely survive that first serving without finishing the critter off the same day.

This is probably just what I need.