Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen gadgets seem to be one of the most abundant kinds of cool gadgets. Not only are there Cooking Gadgets.(which has its own category!) but the clean-up, organization and food serving deserve attention too. Which is exactly what you will find in this section.


This Tea Egg has a built-in hourglass

by Caitlyn - on October 19th, 2016

When you have a moment to nab a cup of tea, you want it to be a relaxing, bright spot in your day. You don’t want to brew your tea for too little or too much time as you’ll only be left with a sad hot cup of liquid that you don’t want to drink, but also don’t want to throw out. While there are a myriad of apps to act as a timer, some of us like more old-fashioned methods that are a bit more tangible than opening an app.

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This Meat Vacuum Marinator will make complex meals a breeze to prepare

by Caitlyn - on October 13th, 2016


If you’re a foodie, and understand what that means, then you are most likely forever-hunting new ways to bring your flavor experiences up a level. Whether the menu involves meat or veggies, a nice marinade can make all the difference. The only problem is that it takes forever to get the marinade to do its job. Not everyone has the luxury of prepping a meal 24-hours in advance.

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This Expressbake Bread Maker is for any carb enthusiast

by Caitlyn


If you’re living in a household with more than one person that you eat meals with, you understand how important it is to do some meal planning. Not having some idea of what you want to eat and forgetting to preemptively buy groceries will make it all too easy to buy takeout. Since we’ve reached a point where takeout is sometimes just as healthy and expensive as buying and preparing groceries, it’s even more dangerous.

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The Milk Frother Whisk – why pay someone else for air?

by Caitlyn


It’s funny how little things that bring us joy can be obtained at completely different price points. If you love coffee, you can buy grounds at a local supermarket in a 2 pound bag for less than $10 and be good to go for weeks, or you can spend $15 a day getting your fix at Starbucks. Obviously we would prefer to make our own brew at home, but variances in quality and additions are where we normally have a lack, which is why we turn to brick and mortar coffee shops.

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The PancakeBot prints perfectly precise pancakes

by Caitlyn


Not everyone has the fortitude to wake up each morning and make an actual breakfast for themselves. The only people who absolutely must on a daily basis are parents, as you can’t really send a little kid to school without giving them some form of nutrition before they spend hours learning. If you actually enjoy breakfast and want to make it a bit more interesting, then why not add a little flair to the morning routine?

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The R2D2 Coffee Press might make mornings manageable

by Caitlyn


Star Wars courses through our veins much in the same way that caffeine does. It helps us to care about approaching each day, and gives us and our friends something to commune over. Coffee helps us stay alert, and Star Wars, in all of its various forms of media, helps us pass the time that we spend awake. It should only make sense then that we find a way to combine the two in one beautiful marriage of form and function.

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Easiest Cutting Butter Knife makes you feel like you’re Wolverine

by Edwin

easiest-cutting-butter-knifeHaving a nice, piping hot slice of toast to go along with your morning coffee is definitely one of the best experiences every day where breakfast is concerned. Of course, if that slice of toast had some butter to go with it, it would be all the more heavenly. If you are in a rush each morning and your slab of butter has not melted properly just yet, then you would definitely have trouble getting enough butter slathered all over that piece of toast. A heated butter knife might do the trick, but the $39.95 Easiest Cutting Butter Knife could be a decent alternative.

How does the Easiest Cutting Butter Knife work? This spreading knife softens cold butter by making use of your body heat. It is different from the common stainless steel knives which tend to find it a Herculean task when slicing cleanly through a cold stick of butter, as it is made with titanium copper alloy that conducts heat from one’s hand throughout the blade. All that you need to do is to grip the knife for a mere 20 seconds gently, and the temperature will be raised to 77º which will soften the cold dairy condiment to make it easy to cut and spread. This also helps to prevent toast tearing or muffin mutilation, and you will feel as though you had Wolverine’s adamantium claws with you.

Review – Anova Sous Vide

by Caitlyn


When you want to make the perfect meal, you have to keep a careful eye on cooking times, or you’ll end up with a charred entree. Living a busy life adds a layer of complication to making this perfect meal as emails, family, and work can pop up and interrupt the process. There are gadgets out there though that have your back in the kitchen, and will help expedite cooking with little to no effort from you. The Anova Sous Vide is one such gadget, and with my combined curiosity and hunger, I put it to the test.

What It Does

This device is a tried and true method that is often used in professional kitchens. It is essentially a heating implement that you submerge in water along with your vacuum-sealed food, and it will circulate heated water to cook your food for you with a measure of consistency that’s hard to achieve. That perfect steak you paid $50 for? It was probably cooked for several hours in a sous vide and then seared to make it look pretty.

The thing about the Anova is that it’s made for people who want to cook restaurant-quality meals for their family at home. Not only that, but it aims to be insanely easy to use, as you can set it and forget it on your phone. All you need to do is attach this to the side of the biggest pot you own, clamp your food in a resealable bag (I used a Ziploc and it worked just fine) onto the side in the water, cook, and add the crispy aspect at the very end of the process. You will need to plan ahead for how long the cooking times will take, but that’s about as difficult as it gets.


This is a pretty sleek-looking device. It has a matte rubber finish, stainless steel covered heating implement, clear plastic bottom for stabilization, and a clear scroll wheel for selecting temperature and time, which light up as blue digits when it’s on. The touchscreen at the top uses bright LEDs to let you know what the current temperature and goal temperature are so you can watch it go up in real time. It’s a pretty bulky device, but not so much so that you couldn’t put it in your suitcase and take it with you somewhere. While having it tethered to the cable was a bit annoying, it was long enough that anyone could find space for it in their home.


Let me make something perfectly clear. If you do not have a vast interest in the subtle results of cooking times and temperatures, this is a purchase you will not want to make. That being said, you probably wouldn’t keep reading about this sort of gadget if you weren’t interested in it. This performs exactly as described, and is only limited by your imagination with food as you can make everything from chicken to cookies if you’re ambitious. I had a few friends that were exceedingly put off by the process of preparation for it, seemingly because it was some new-fangled machine. The end result was nothing to scoff at, though I did make a rack of ribs a bit more…dense to chew than I would’ve liked.

The app that works with it has a decent enough range of recipes, and there are plenty of recipes you can find elsewhere online. You set the temperature and time, and wait until it lets you know the desired heat has been achieved. I’ve cooked a variety of meats and side dishes, and found that making eggs (of all things) is my favorite, as you can cook a MILLION of them all at once to custard-like perfection and have them in the fridge as snacks. I was also using a 2 gallon bucket to cook in, so that helped the amount I was able to make too. Since the purpose is to cook things at a lower temperature over a longer period of time, everything from the texture of an egg to the pink of a steak can be controlled from your phone.


This device makes it insanely easy to get the timing for a group meal correct, and in a foolproof way. Since the temperature is so much lower, you don’t have to worry about leaving your food in for another 5-10 minutes to keep it warm without it changing completely to jerky. The difficult aspect of this is the prior planning. If you’re in a rush, the lower temp and longer cooking time means you don’t get to use this, period.  On the plus side however, your proteins won’t overcook, the meat stays juicy, and since the spices have nowhere to go, you can get a hint of them throughout the entire cut of meat. Being able to play with the time and temp is fun for any serious foodie, though try to do your proper research beforehand or you’ll end up overcooking an entire rack of ribs and end up being very upset with yourself.

Available for purchase on Anova

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