Grill enthusiasts find a way to get the job done. But that doesn't necessarily mean a grill hack is necessary to achieve wanted results. After all, grilling is about relaxing; fighting through some shaky contraption just isn't for anybody. (Although, with the weather outside being so frightful, one does have plenty of time to ponder possibilities.) For an elegant solution to stir-fry or griddling on the grill, there is an easier way.
For a good part of the country, outdoor grilling is the furthest thing from the mind. It's cold, it's wet, and it's snowy: three ingredients that don't usually make for a good barbecue. The weather outside may be frightful, but the thought of grilled meats is always delightful, so what is one to do? Grilling requires a hands-on experience regardless of rain, sleet, or snow. So if visions of chicken and chops dance in your head, the only option may be to brave the elements. Unless, of course, you decide to phone it in.
This week, we get all Crave-y over a new boombox from TDK with a sweet design that belies the company's low-tech roots. Also, a fake coffee bot makes us yearn for the days when "The Jetsons" becomes a reality; some creepy crawlers get made over into flashy, USB-powered robots that are just ripe for holiday stockings; and we check out a tutorial on how to install your own "Star Trek"-worthy pneumatic doors. Plus, an utterly expensive--yet awesome--steampunk flash drive catches our eyes, as does a rather emasculating motorcycle ripped straight out of "Tron"--but for entirely different reasons. Finally, a shout-out to a local eatery in this week's "This is Why You're Fat" segment.
Not everybody enjoys cooking. I know, I know. It seems like a crazy thing to believe, impossible even; yet strange as it may sound, it happens to be true. For those who find the kitchen akin to a torture chamber, they look upon kitchen gadgets and appliances as something clearly designed to cause pain, while the rest of us see only possibilities of meals to be. While no appliance can eliminate the waves of terror that some may feel when faced with an approaching mealtime and no cash on hand for delivery, perhaps having one customizable multitasker can help make … Read more
Kitchen appliances have grown to be incredibly versatile machines capable of easily making anything from soup to roasted nuts. Having the right tool for the job ensures that whatever you have a craving for, a kitchen appliance can handle it. Unfortunately, sometimes we just need to settle. Want waffles, but don't have a waffle maker? Pancakes might just have to do instead. Unless, of course, you have one appliance that can do both (and a whole bunch of other stuff, too).
Fall may or may not be in the air in the part of the country where you happen to live, but another aspect of the season is definitely live no matter where you call home: football. From back yards to parks to stadium parking lots, the oddly shaped ball is being tossed back and forth, and the players are sure to be working up an appetite. Luckily, there is one thing (well, in addition to beer) that is the perfect accompaniment to football games everywhere. I speak of course, of tailgating.
Indoor grills offer a quick and easy way to prepare a variety of meals. Throw in the versatility of a griddle as well, and suddenly you have a machine that's capable of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From bacon and eggs in the morning to steaks, burgers, and chops at night, grill and griddle combinations offer a complete solution for cooking throughout the day.
The Viante Indoor Grill with Griddle Plate combines convenience and versatility into one countertop appliance, and costs around $200. With a 200-square-inch cooking surface, the unit provides plenty of room and is capable of preparing entire … Read more
Patio cooking has never been easier. Any number of appliances are available that are designed to bring food and the great outdoors (or at least the back yard) together. It's no longer simply a matter of burgers and hot dogs when considering cooking out of doors. Now choices exist where anyone with the inclination could get an outdoor smoker, or roaster, or a grill. Or one appliance that does all of the above.
There are two ways to go when grilling: go all out and work up a sweat over every little detail, or keep it simple and take the no fuss, no muss approach. Both are equally valid. It is easy to get carried away when it comes to the grill. From secret rubs and marinades to unique preparation methods, outdoor grilling is one area of cooking where there is no end to elaborate systems. Sometimes however, having ultimate control is as easy as dialing in a number.
Ever wanted a grilled cheese sandwich but didn't have time to do anything but stick some bread in the toaster? That simple act can translate into a grilled cheese sandwich if you're willing to put cheese between your slices of bread and find a way to keep it from dripping into the toaster. The NoStick Toast It Toaster Bags can keep your cheese contained, along with other sandwich fixings. The bags are made from a heat-resistant material that can be reused up to 50 times and works well with any type of toaster.
The NoStick Toast It Toaster … Read more