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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are many ways to boil water, whether it’s to make tea, coffee or even ramen. The FEBOTE Electric Tea Kettle provides a way to boil a lot of water in a sleek, steel and glass enclosure while giving the user the ability to control the temperature.
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.
Mother’s Day is coming, and we have a great selection of items for mom that go well beyond the typical flowers, plants, and chocolates. So if you are looking for something different, check out these techy yet thoughtful gifts!
If you are a fan of baking, or just someone who enjoys to cook and meal prep without making an absolute mess, the Breville Bakery Chef has everything you could possibly want, and more.
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.
If you’ve been looking for a great way to quickly process your foods for your meals, you should check out Ninja’s Smart Screen Kitchen System with FreshVac Technology, or the Ninja Precision Processor with Auto-Spiralizer. Luckily, we’ve had the opportunity to test out both, so let’s see if either will be worth making space in your kitchen.
Introducing Gourmia’s 6-Quart Express Pot Pressure Cooker. If you’ve been in the market for a faster, more efficient way of cooking all of the things instead of dirtying every pot in your kitchen, you really need to check out Gourmia’s latest product. Rivaling all things InstantPot, the Express Pot has made meal prepping for my family easier, for my dishwasher’s sake.
With Spring fully sprung, now’s the time to toss out the old, and get some new things, especially in your home. Luckily, Home Depot’s got your back. With specials going on all month, there are just a few more days left to catch their Spring Black Friday deals, and there’s plenty worth checking out.
I am learning that there are certain kitchen gadgets that I’ve never given a second thought to, but that once used become nearly indispensable. Examples include the Gourmia Air Fryer I reviewed last year (that I still use all the time), and the Gourmia GFD 1950 9-Tray Dehydrator we’ll be looking at today.
If you’ve been searching for a great way to transport your favorite beverage, be it water, soda, or even a spirit, Corkcicle has always been a go-to method of making sure that your items stay cold or warm for hours. We’ve covered a few of their products in the past, but their latest Poketo series is in a class all its own.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Hopsy SUB Compact, and I’ve been testing it for the last week. The SUB Compact is a beautiful and functional device that will be an excellent addition to any home bar as long as you have patience and can deal with the noise of the cooling fan. The Box The SUB Compact arrived in a large cardboard box which contained both the actual device and four mini-kegs of different flavors each containing 67.6oz of quality beer. One thing to note right off the bat is that this SUB Compact can only be…
Have you ever heard of Super Steel? Well, me either, but supposedly it makes for amazing kitchen knives! Artisan Revere has crafted a chef knife using Elmax Super Steel that was designed and manufactured in the USA and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The Artisan Revere Chef Knife has already surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal!
If you live in a small space, or don’t want to use your full-sized oven for smaller items, you should certainly check out Calphalon’s Quartz Heat Countertop Oven. I’ve had a chance to check it out over the last few months, and not only is it a mainstay in my kitchen, but its do-all approach allows you to do a bit more cooking, faster.