Kitchen and Bar Gear


Anyone Can Be a Brew Master with the PicoU — Even You!

If you read my review series on the PicoBrew S, then you probably thought that being able to brew beer on your kitchen counter was pretty cool — but that price tag, though! $799 is a lot to invest if you’re just a hobby brewer, but now Pico has come out with a sub-$200 solution for everyone, the Pico U.



Misen 10″ Skillet: The Perfect Pan for Your Kitchen Arsenal

A good stainless skillet, one with either a copper or aluminum core, can last a lifetime. Stainless steel is non-reactive, meaning that you can cook anything in it, and it keeps its shine forever. I was sent the Misen 10″ skillet to try; Misen skillets are made of 5-ply stainless with an aluminum core for better heat conductivity and retention.



The Gourmia Electric Egg Cooker Makes Boiled Eggs a Breeze

When it comes to great home and kitchen accessories that make cooking and meal prep more efficient, I always look to Gourmia. They have everything from Sous Vide Immersion Circulators to pressure cookers, so there’s something for everyone. Which brings us to the Gourmia Electric Egg Cooker; it does exactly what its name implies.


Misen 03 Essential Knife Set: Complete Your Kitchen with These Knives

There’s nothing more frustrating than not having the right knife for the job when cooking, and it’s important that those knives be razor-sharp, well-balanced, and comfortable to hold while chopping and slicing. If you’re discouraged by the prices charged for a good set of name-brand knives, then you should check out the Misen 03 Essentials Knife Set.


Frywall Is Shark Tank Promoted and Raina Approved

When we saw the Frywall on Shark Tank, Raina said, “That’s genius! I want one of those.” I neglected to order one, and the next time she cooked the kitchen was covered with oil. So I ordered one from Amazon. At $21.95 for the 10″ and $28.95 for the 12″, it is pricey, but it does exactly what it promises.



Simplehuman Lets You Talk to Your Trash Can, and It’s Amazing

It turns out that hands-free garbage cans are kind of life-changing. To that effect, I’ve been using simplehuman’s first gen sensor can for nearly 7 years. Of everything in my kitchen, it’s my simple human garbage can that impresses people the most. Let’s just say that once you get used to having an automated garbage can, you can’t go back.


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.




Full Windsor Muncher: The Titanium Multi-Utensil You’ve Been Waiting For

When I travel, I inevitably end up in my hotel room with leftovers I’ve brought back from some restaurant. My intentions are good — I’m trying to not waste food from the meal I had, but 9-times-out-of-10 I don’t have anything to eat the leftovers with. I keep a Full Windsor Muncher Multi-Utensil in my checked luggage now: problem solved.




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-fired pizza at home to a new level. Let’s take a look.