Got a cooking enthusiast on your gift list? Whether it's a professional chef or someone just learning their way around the kitchen, they are sure to gasp with joy upon receiving one of these tech-oriented cooking tools. These are the sorts of gifts that are practical yet deeply appreciated. Prices range from $4.99 to $1,900, so there's something for every gift giver's budget, too.
It seems the folks over at internet radio company Pandora not only like the nerd cult-classic, The Big Lebowski, but also a fine cup of espresso. This instructional video put together in-house amongst the staff introduces the ins and outs of their new bean brewing setup with the help of Sam Elliott. These new machines are practically 2-3 button operations, but making those first few cups can be daunting, so The Stranger's guidance is welcome. But is that a bag of Peet's? Someone get them a bag of Stumptown, Blue Bottle or Intelligenstia, Dude!
As the holiday season approaches, more and more parties are being planned. Are you thinking of hosting a an intimate gathering soon? Do you have a big bash coming up? Here are a few gadgets that can make entertaining go smoothly and add some zest to your soirée!
The cooler weather is finally coming in which means more get togethers, more hanging out outside and more football. Which obviously means it's time to prep some snacks and stock the wet bar. You know what you like to drink, but when it comes to drinking devices Unplggd's got you covered.
George Watson's Glide toaster concept is a sculptural reinterpretation of a kitchen appliance that has basically retained its identifiable, iconic shape since it was introduced in 1893. We like this, crumbs and all, but we're hoping for the addition of auto-buttering mechanism.
You might recognize this gadget from your Thanksgiving table. It's an awesome tool to tear apart a cooked turkey. But an electric carving knife can earn its keep outside of the kitchen, too. Especially so if you're known to tackle the occasional DIY home improvement or upholstery project.
There are a lot of great food apps for iOS. Epicurious is free and full of great recipes, Michael Ruhlman's Ratio is great when you need to recalculate the portions of a recipe and Smart Chef Substitutions takes some of the pain out of forgetting an ingredient. But the trouble with using just one of those great apps is exactly that: it can only be one.
For all of you folks in similar living situations (kitchens smaller than 20 square feet) you know what we're talking about, sometimes you really just don't have the room. Despite how much you can practically taste the amazing ice cream you'd make with that fancy compression ice cream maker, you just know, it would not fit in your kitchen. While opinions differ on single use appliances, we have to admit, if we had the room, we would definitely provide a home for some of these high tech kitchen gadgets.
Yes we all know that it is easy to use a smartphone or microwave as a kitchen timer but there is definitely something to be said about the stand alone kitchen timer. The ideal kitchen timer wipes clean quickly, is hardy, and has an easy to read display. In this mini review/roundup we take a look at one of our favourite kitchen timers and make a case for this "single use appliance."
As technology evolves it ideally becomes quicker, more efficient and more useful, but rarely does it respect other convictions. When we get something out of fridge we don't usually think it might offend our religious beliefs. But for Shabbat-observant Jews the simple act of turning on the oven on Shabbat is prohibited. To solve this problem many home appliance manufacturers have created what is know as Sabbath mode.