Kitchen Gadgets

Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2018 Awards

With more than 4,000 companies exhibiting at CES, choosing the best of CES was a challenge. Even so, we want to recognize the products we saw that are truly innovative, take technology in new directions or, in one case, make something great accessible to every consumer.


SharkNinja Makes Adulting Fun with Their New Coffee Bar and IONFlex Vacuum

In July, our lives changed forever. We welcomed a beautiful baby boy into our family, but we lost our sleep and our clean, spotless floors. Luckily, SharkNinja’s newest products had us covered. Their sleek and functional Ninja Coffee Bar provided the energy we desperately needed while the Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean vacuum effortlessly restored order in the house.





Gear Diary’s Home Tech Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, with so many gifts out there and so many different wants, needs, opinions, and deals. To help our readers make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of great home tech gifts that you can turn to in your time of need. We have personal experience with each gift we’re recommending.



SharkNinja Rolls Out High-Tech Home Gadgets in Time for the Holidays

If you’re looking to shower your family or friends with high-tech gadgets to help in the home or kitchen, look no further than SharkNinja. Featuring everything from a robotic vacuum to a jack-of-all-trades kitchen system, SharkNinja has something for all of your loved ones. Read on to hear more about their new products, including a first-hand review of two!



Look to Cognitive Surplus Science Barware for Out of This World Gifts

If your idea of relaxation is to sip a glass of your favorite beverage at the end of the day, and if you are a bit of a science geek (which I’m betting you are), then you’ll love these Cognitive Surplus science-themed barware items. Wine glasses with the constellations? Yes, please. Chemistry-themed barware? Oh, yes.


NutriBullet Balance: Take Your Smoothies to the Next Level

Whether you are trying to lose weight or simply enjoy making your own smoothies at home, the new NutriBullet Balance can help. Paired with the NutriBullet Balance App, which serves as your virtual nutritionist, you’ll get precisely perfect and healthy smoothies every time.


UUNI 3 Portable Wood-Fired Pizza Oven Is Deliciously Fun

Some time ago Perry did a full review of the UUNI 2S Portable Pizza Oven. He was impressed, and you can check out his full review here. Now the company has released the UUNI 3. This is an update to the unit Perry reviewed, and it takes creating wood-fire pizza at home to a new level. Let’s take a look.



Mighty Mug Means You’ll Never Spill Again

A few years ago, I was using a MacBook Air as my main computer and drinking a glass of Crystal Lite. (I have since switched to… water.) One second all was well, and the next… my MacBook Air was filled with sticky fake lemonade. That would NEVER have happened had I been using a Mighty Mug. It is quite remarkable!



Brewing Beer with the PicoBrew Pico S: Racking, Kegging, and Tasting!

When I last left off, I had brewed my first batch of homebrew with the PicoBrew Pico S. I waited a little bit longer than after the fermentation had stopped to rack and keg it because I wanted to be sure I’d given it enough time, and because Kev said it wouldn’t hurt anything to wait; he was right.



Brewing Beer with the PicoBrew Pico: Set-Up and Fermentation

I’m married to a man who enjoys brewing his own beer; Kev has a shop with a section dedicated to the equipment needed for mixing, brewing, proofing, and serving homebrew, and he has invested plenty of dollars and copious amounts of time into his hobby. I fully expected snark when I started reviewing the PicoBrew Pico, because it’s cheating, right?


Edge of Belgravia Precision Chef Knife Series and the Black Diamond Knife Block: Functional Art for the Kitchen

If the idea of putting a classic wooden knife block on your kitchen counter just doesn’t appeal to you, then you might have considered putting them in a drawer. That’s torture on your knives; they’ll rattle against each other, eventually becoming dull. Look for a knife block with a modern, architectural style, one like the Edge of Belgravia Black Diamond.