Kitchen Gadgets


Gear Diary’s 2019 Back to School Guide

September is almost here, and you’re probably seeing endless “Back to School” commercials which can only mean one thing — people are headed back to the classroom. We’ve found quite a few products that you might enjoy, whether you are a parent, a student, or even a teacher.


ThermoWorks IR Gun Thermometers Are Perfect for Many Uses

An accurate IR (infrared) Gun thermometer like the ones made by ThermoWorks can be an invaluable tool for a number of different activities. An IR Gun thermometer measures surface temperatures from a distance, so it’s great for the kitchen and BBQ, HVAC repair, construction, and maintenance. ThermoWorks offers a range of accurate IR Gun thermometers starting at $69.00.


Good Dee’s Review: My Wife Has Found Bliss in My Baking

A lot of people are into low-carb keto diets; I know I’ve tried and failed at them multiple times, mainly because I have poor structural habits when it comes to limits in my foods. I like good snacks, but most of the good treats have everything bad for you. Then there’s Good Dee’s, a product that has changed our household snacking habits, much to the enjoyment of my wife.


The Forno Bello Wood Fired Oven Ignited My Love of Cooking

Everyone knows that one house that has a fancy outdoor kitchen in the backyard with a built-in grill and pizza oven, right? You don’t need a huge, expensive masonry oven anymore to be the house that throws the best parties. All you need is the Forno Bello from BackyardBrickOvens.com. At $1,599, it represents the best value full-size pizza oven available.


Ninja Announces New Kitchen Items That Need to Be in Your Home

Whenever you hear about Ninja’s Products, you just know for a fact that they are going to make sure you don’t have to spend precious moments hovering over your kitchen, but most importantly have justified prices that means the products will last for years, and starting today, there are multiple new products that you’ll want on your countertop.


Woken Compostable Espresso Pods Remove the Single-Serve-Coffee-Making Guilt

Everyone likes the convenience and choice offered by using a single-serve coffee maker, right? But one of the biggest problems is that single-serve coffee makers produce unrecyclable waste. Some coffee pod makers offer to recycle used pods, but you have to return those used pods to them. Woken Coffee makes user compostable pods that reduce waste with minimal effort.


The Gas-Powered Ooni Koda Delivers Pizza Heaven

Last year I reviewed an Ooni wood-fired pizza oven. The oven did a great job despite the fact that I used premade pizza dough. (And boy did I hear about it in the comments on the video.) The company sent me one of their new Ooni Koda gas-powered outdoor pizza ovens It’s pretty impressive. (And I used real pizza dough!)


FireBoard Brings WiFi while Watching BBQ

I smoke a lot of meat and closely monitor temps in the pit as well as the meat. Some of these cooks can be up to 16 hours which can be a long time tied to the smoker. I recently was able to try out the FireBoard WiFi thermometer ($189-$249) and it has been a game changer. Let’s take a look.


Thermoworks Thermapen IR Is the Ultimate Chef’s Accessory

I used to be nervous about grilling for my family and friends, never sure if the steak, burgers, or chicken would be cooked to the proper, or even safe, temperature. With the Thermoworks Thermapen IR, my confidence has grown immensely knowing that I’m getting an accurate internal (or surface) temperature reading within seconds of inserting the probe.


Cinder Precision Grill Adds a New Spin On Sous Vide, for a Price

Over the past two years, I’ve cooked my foods a bunch of various ways with many gadgets, and Sous Vide has ultimately been my favorite. But one thing that always bothered me was taking the food from the water bath and manually searing it. And then the Cinder Precision Grill arrived at my doorstep.


Cuisinart’s Air Fryer Toaster Oven: Finger Foods Made a Bit Healthier

If you Google “Is air frying healthier than deep frying”, you’ll get mixed reviews on methods and recipes, but one thing is for sure: You reduce the fat, calories and bad items that you consume. So when Cuisinart sent me their Digital Air Fryer Toaster Oven, I wanted to test out the benefits of making meals using this compared to oil-fried meals, and boy was I surprised.


New West Knifeworks American-Made Cutlery Is a Cut Above the Competition

What do you look for in a knife? Is it steel quality, aesthetics of the blade or handle, balance, and ergonomics? Whatever it is you’re looking for in your next knife, New West Knifeworks has you covered with their gorgeously impressive G-Fusion knives. Made with high-performance powder steel and a beautiful yet comfortable handle, these knives deserve the highest praise.


Schmidt Brothers Cutlery Deserves a Turn in your Kitchen

Schmidt Brothers Cutlery is run by, you guessed it, a couple of brothers named Schmidt who have a passion for design and sharp knives. Jordan and Jared set out on a mission to improve the classic German steel knives and craft beautiful, functional knife blocks using fine woods. Based out of New Jersey, they trying to make quality knives affordable again.


Yoder Smokers Legendary Pellet Grills Get Smart with New S Series Line

How do you make one of the best pellet grills in the world even better? You make the grill smarter. Yoder Smokers has upgraded their controllers to a new Adaptive Control System (ACS) with two integrated food probes, added Wi-Fi connectivity via Fireboard Labs, and upgraded the igniter to a ceramic version capable of lighting twice as fast.


Gear Diary’s 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’ve been racking your brain for some great gifts that think outside of the sock drawer and toolbox, then we’ve got you covered. Regardless of your budget, this gift guide will have something perfect for the dads in your life.



Safera Sense Smart Cooking Sensor Can Help Distracted Cooks

What are three things a distracted cook needs to remember to do when preparing dinner? Setting a timer, turning on the vent hood, and watching over a hot stove come to mind, and the Safera Sense can help with all of those and more. Designed to monitor what’s happening at your stove, Safera Sense can help prevent kitchen fires.




The Breville Smart Oven Air Is the Multi-Threat Gadget Your Kitchen Needs

There are tons of countertop ovens on the market these days, but none as versatile as the Breville Smart Oven Air. With thirteen distinct cooking functions, you’d be hard pressed to find a more useful oven on the market. The Smart Oven Air features a 2-speed convection fan and Breville’s Element IQ technology. The Smart Oven Air retails for $409.95.