The SensorfreshQ meat and poultry tester is a handheld, battery-operated wand that tells you whether or not that uncooked piece of meat or poultry is still OK for you to put into your mouth. Perfect timing, since summer is when grilling … Read more
"It's a periscope," Poggenpohl's showroom manager Oliver tells me as I stare at the futuristic-looking device installed on one of Poggenpohl's sleek steel countertops.
At first I believe Oliver, who provided my tour of the luxury kitchen-maker's San Francisco design studios yesterday, because he is rather poker-faced.
Then again, I can be gullible.
I look again and realize that the submarine-style thing might have something to do with the in-counter steamer next to it. The steamer, made by Gaggenau, one of two appliance makers Poggenpohl usually works with, (the other is Miele), looks normal … Read more
My grandmother grows tomatoes in the sort of quantity that guarantees that the entire extended family will never starve. But there are only so many tomatoes a girl can eat when they're first harvested. At some point, we have to start talking about canning a few, or at least making up a bunch of tomato soup and freezing it.
That's where a having a vegetable mill comes in handy. I don't recommend investing in one unless you're dealing with a serious quantity of vegetables, but something along the lines of the OMRA 2500 Tomato Machine can … Read more
Tired of the same old marshmallow on a stick routine when you're camping in the woods? Had it with yet another frozen burger off of yet another one of those ubiquitous squat little grills? Well, next time try cooking up a treat with a portable flattop grill. With its retro look, this line from Evo might just be onto something new.
Some people just aren't any good at outdoor cooking. When camping their marshmallow falls into the fire every time. Or you take them to a tailgate and the shish kabob they brought slips through the grate and … Read more
With technology advancing faster than one can keep up, sometimes it's good to hold on to the past. Believe me, I'm all for a refrigerator that can give me financial advice or a microwave that can regrow my hair, but sometimes you just want to keep things simple and cook a good meal.
Aga's cast iron Four Oven Cooker will do just that while at the same time keeping your kitchen aesthetically pleasing. Like the name says, it features four radiant heat ovens allowing you to speed up the cooking process and spend more time enjoying your … Read more
I don't know about your family, but mine expects to be fed several times each day. And as much as I try to be an organized mom, I still find myself scrambling to get dinner on the table while juggling third-grade homework and toddler tantrums. So when I hear about appliances that offer to cook dinner faster without nuking it, I'm interested.
Miele's steam ovens let you prepare foods you might not have thought of as candidates for steaming. Omelets, pasta, and risotto were all listed, which surprised me.
Press the interactive control pad to engage the … Read more
Now that we've reached the midst of the barbecue season, it's time to stoke the coals, find your favorite apron, and if you're like me, go inside because you can't stop sneezing on the steaks. Thanks to hay fever, I end up throwing away more steaks than I eat because nobody likes the salty flavor of mucus as they bite into their filet. Hamilton Beach understands, and the company is here to help with 500 degrees of goodness.
Hamilton Beach showed off the latest way to grill steaks in the comfort of your home at the … Read more
First Flavor Inc. has developed a new way to entice potential customers into trying new products: with Peel 'n Taste flavored advertising. Soon you'll be able to stroll down the aisle of your local supermarket and try before you buy.
This updated version of the scratch 'n' sniff sticker being created by First Flavor is a new way to market and advertise products. According to the company: "Using the latest in taste-matching technology, we replicate the flavor of your product and deliver it to consumers in a compact, dissolving edible film." The actual flavor strip can then … Read more
My favorite pizza place in the world claims the secret to those amazing pies is its brick oven. I've made pizza at home time and again, and I think they're right. You just don't get that perfectly baked crust out of the standard oven. A pizza stone helps, but for the serious pizza fan, a personal brick oven might be a better option.
Cuisinart has a countertop oven perfect for stone-baked pizza and bread. It's called the Brick Oven Deluxe. The oven is actually built around genuine bricks surrounding 0.9 cubic feet of baking space, … Read more
Every Sunday, before I go grocery shopping, I gather my family around the table and ask, "What do you want for dinner this week?" And every Sunday, right after I ask, everyone is suddenly extremely busy counting the tiles in the kitchen backsplash. Which is why I often find myself staring at that same backsplash come 5 p.m., wondering what the heck to feed my brood tonight.
If only my oven could tell me what to make!
That's what one of the latest kitchen offerings from LG attempts to do. The new single and double built-in … Read more