I am not a great cook. There are a few reliable things I can bang up in the kitchen, and I can generally grill and produce what my son assures me are edible meals. Still, the kitchen is a wild and vaguely frightening place. I was excited to check out the Galanz ToastWave, though, as it promised to combine several kitchen appliances into one; I had high hopes it would at least make my kitchen experiences less stressful!
Over the past few years, I’ve embraced how therapeutic cooking can actually be. I’ve also learned that while you can cook well with any tools, quality skillets make for quality meals. The Zavor Noir Skillet Set includes a set of cast aluminum 10″ and 12″ skillets that are good enough that you can finally throw out that skillet (you, know, the one with the flaking Teflon?) that you were gifted years ago!
Even though I smoke meats year-round, summer is especially busy in my pits. I have used the FireBoard for a good while and was just given the opportunity to try out the FireBoard 2. Since temps are the key to great smoked meat, the FireBoard 2 brings a smart way to impress your friends at your next BBQ.
The initial thought of a portable blender was, why? Then all of the possibilities came flooding in. Mix up a shake for the gym, breakfast on the go, or even some nice margaritas at the pool or the beach. The BlendJet 2 Portable Blender is a powerful, rechargeable option that will bring the freedom to blend shakes and drinks anytime and anywhere.
July 4th is when we celebrate our awesome country and spend time with friends and family. Good eats, good drinks, and a good time outdoors are what we most like to partake in. With that in mind, here are a few cool products that will spice up your July 4th party plans.
The Multo by CookingPal may look like an ordinary food processor, but it is actually an “intelligent, autonomous cooking system that makes delicious meals materialize with minimal effort.”
It’s easy to think the world has been in a bit of stasis over the last year. The pandemic really did make everything feel like it just…froze. But we’re moving forward, and the proof the world is changing for the better? You can now order a Samsung BESPOKE Refrigerator!
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!
If you’re looking for a professional-level espresso drink at home without hiring a barista, the Jura ENA 8 is the next best thing. This automatic espresso machine grinds coffee beans fresh for each drink, perfectly steams and froths milk, and makes a heck of a cappuccino. Starting at $1,899, the Ena 8 is available in three accent colors.
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.
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, 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.
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’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!
The Ninja Kitchen coffee makers keep getting better and better. This is our second Ninja coffee review; the first was the Ninja Coffee Bar back in 2018. Ninja has made improvements over the years, including adding a tea brewing option with a more elegant design and interface, while maintaining the features that made it shine.
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.
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…
You may remember my previous review of the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System blender and food processor and how we loved its power and versatility. Well, Ninja has made improvements over the years and was kind enough to send us their latest Kitchen System for review. The newest Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ retails for $199.99.
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.
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.
We’ve been covering Ooni pizza ovens since 2016, when they were still Uuni, and we’ve seen a lot of growth over the past four-plus years. The Ooni Koda 16 is my favorite oven so far, displaying the lessons that Ooni has learned in designing dedicated, portable pizza ovens.