Kitchen and Bar Gear

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 Review: 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.



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 Review: 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…



BlendJet and JetPacks Let You Make Smoothies Anywhere, Anytime

A few years ago, Judie and I were at CES, and she turned me on to having a smoothie for breakfast. Most days since that time, I’ve done just that. Now, thanks to the BlendJet and JetPacks, I can have a delicious smoothy anywhere. With the company’s overpriced but delicious JetPacks, the process is even easier!


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.






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.



Ooni Announces Their Next Big Pizza Oven: The Ooni Koda 16

Ooni is back with another crowd-pleasing pizza oven for the masses with a much larger version of their popular Ooni Koda capable of baking 16″ pizzas in around 60 seconds.  You may remember our glowing reviews of the Ooni Koda, Ooni Pro, and more.  The Ooni Koda 16 is gas-powered and designed with home chefs, street food vendors, and professionals in mind.


How to Season a Blue Carbon Steel Pan by Made In Cookware

Made In makes excellent cookware, as you could tell from our enthusiastic review. One of their more interesting products is the Carbon Steel line, which is made out of thin, light metal with great heat conductivity and retention that rivals cast iron without the weight. Check out my video below to see how to season your Carbon Steel.



From Pizza to Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner – Baking Steel Does it All

Everybody loves pizza, right? It’s a universal food. I love making pizza at home and have used a pizza stone in my oven for years without knowing that there was such a better performing alternative on the market. Baking Steel is a complete game-changer in the home pizza-making market; it helps make pizzeria-quality pizza, and much more, in your kitchen.