Kitchen Gadgets

A Look at Some of Our Favorite 2020 Black Friday Deals

Between the pandemic and the election, it’s been an insane year. Now that we have several vaccines on the way and the election results have been declared, we can all look forward to seeing what Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are coming. We’ve put together a few of our favorite deals from some brands you know — and a few you should consider — that you can shop, all from the safety of your home!



SharkNinja’s Holiday LookBook for 2020 Arrives with Plenty of Products for Your Home

While 2020, the longest year ever, seems to have very few highlights, one has been the great deals that continue to arrive from some well-respected brands, one of those being SharkNinja. We’ve covered quite a few of their products before in reviews, but if you’ve been interested in purchasing some of them, Tis’ The Season to get yourself some of their personal favorites — from corded/cordless and robotic vacuums to kitchen appliances — just in time for the holidays.


BlendJet 2 Builds on the Deliciousness of the Original

I reviewed the BlendJet some months ago; the small, battery-operated blender does exactly what it promises and can go anywhere. Paired with the company’s JetPacks, you can have a smoothy anywhere. Now the company has released an updated version. BlendJet 2 is larger, quieter, has more power, has measurement markers built-in, and is still just as portable.


Gozney Reveals Premium Pizza Oven Set to Release in 2021

Gozney, well known for their gas-fired pizza oven the Gozney Roccbox, has announced a game-changing wood-fired oven for the home chef, The Gozney Dome.  The Dome is a professional grade outdoor oven designed to make wood-fired cooking accessible to everyone, not just pizza enthusiasts.  The Dome can be fired with wood or gas to roast, smoke, steam, or bake.


Ankarsrum Accessories Live Up to the Quality of the Ank Itself

As if we didn’t enjoy the Ankarsrum Assistent Original enough, they were kind enough to send us a few of their accessories to test out. As mentioned in the original review, Ankarsrum has several accessories available for purchase that extend its functionality to become a do-all kitchen assistant, all powered by the Ankarsrum’s powerful 600W motor.


Amazon Prime Day Is Here, and We’ve Found Some Great Deals for You!

Amazon’s Prime Day event is running October 13th through 14th, giving you two days to save big on lots of items Amazon sells. Since Amazon basically sells everything, this has turned into a highly anticipated annual event. Here are some of the deals that have arrived in my inbox; I will add more over the next couple of days, so be sure to check back!



Made In Announces Gorgeous New Tabletop Collection for the Home Chef

We here at Gear Diary are fans of Made In Cookware.  We loved their stainless steel pots and pans as a cost-effective way to outfit a kitchen with high-quality cookware.  Now, Made In is expanding its portfolio with a gorgeous collection of tableware for serving.  Not only can you purchase bundles, but you can also customize your own tabletop set.


The ThermoWorks ThermoPop and Industrial IR Gun Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Temperatures

Ever since the pandemic began, my wife & I have made a point of cooking more. In the past, I’ve eyeballed when my chicken, fish, or steak was done cooking, but I wanted a more accurate way to prepare my meals. This resulted in me reaching out to ThermoWorks, a leader in instant-read thermometers, to check out the ThermoPop and Industrial IR Gun, two products that will make sure I get that perfect medium steak every time. ThermoWorks sent over their ThermoPop, which has transformed the way I cook, but more importantly, how I appreciate food. Before cooking with the…



Upgrade Your Kitchen Gear with the Ankarsrum Assistent Original Stand Mixer

The Ankarsrum Assistent Original is a beautiful machine that’s ready to help complete many kitchen tasks. Best known as a high-end mixer that’s perfect for mixing and kneading bread dough, it can also mix cake batter, churn butter, mix cookie dough, whip cream, and much more all without any additional accessories. This powerful mixer with an excellent warranty may be the last one you ever need to buy.


Meater+ Smart Thermometer Deals Make This the Time to Buy, So Don’t Wait Any Longer

Perry and Greg have reviewed and enjoyed using Meater Thermometers. The Meater+ is the company’s latest Bluetooth-enabled thermometer that extends the range from the device to your phone to up to 165′. With it, you can monitor both internal and ambient temperatures while your meat is cooking on the grill or in the oven — without you having to hover. Because one thermometer is never enough, they’re offering substantial discounts when you buy multiples.






Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub Makes Grills Smarter

While I tend to grill and smoke year-round, the true grilling season is upon us. Technology has brought many new ways to tend to our pits and Weber has released the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub which will connect your backyard grill to your smartphone. Using both Bluetooth as well as WiFi, the Weber app keeps you connected to your cook remotely.


Sheltering in Place During a Pandemic – How We’ve Made It Work

Due to the global pandemic, those of us who have been unexpectedly thrust into working from home have had to figure out how to get our work done while sheltering in place. We wanted to share some of the things that have helped us stay productive and more-or-less content since we began physically distancing ourselves from our loved ones and friends who live outside of our homes.


June Smart Oven Gets its Masters Degree with Latest Software Updates

These days, it may be smarter to stay home and cook, and the June Oven has you covered. Not only does the June Oven make it easier to cook, but cloud updates also keep improving the functionality. June Oven users will find their oven will automatically update over the next week over WiFi overnight to include a number of helpful features.