British “cuisine” is a joke: Bangers & mash? Beans on toast? C’mon. The rest of us who are equally as clueless in the kitchen should thank British TV chef Jamie Oliver for developing this home cooker that automatically chops, stirs, & cooks your dinner, then turns itself off without burning anything. via
Like all places warm, dark & damp, the inside of your dishwasher is a cozy little breeding ground for bacteria & mold of all types. This disinfecting UV dishwasher light will zap 99% of those micro-organisms with no chemicals or toxic odors.
Like dad always said, “Get the right tool for the job.” So, if you’ve got a tough pork butt that you need to rip into, get your hands on a pair of meat rakes. Their sharp stainless steel tines will shred large slabs of meat, like hams, roasts & whole birds into bite size chunks in a matter of seconds.
Many cooks rely on a ceramic pizza stone to make great homemade pizzas but they probably don’t know about the Baking Steel sheet from Modernist Cuisine. It’s made of solid alloy, a material with 18-times more thermal conductivity than ceramic. At 450º it will cook your pie in 3 minutes flat. via
Ever tried a fresh-brewed Ristretto? How about a Shakerato? Well, this automatic machine makes ’em both with just the press of a button. It also makes cappuccino, lattés, machiattos and pretty much every other known coffee drink. 19 in total. With two independent & adjustable brewing systems, it’ll even whip up two different coffees at the same time.
Made of aerospace grade aluminum with a scratch-proof anodized surface, these modular, interlocking wine racks by Dutch designer Thijs Goossink let you arrange your wall-mounted wine matrix any which way you like. Current available colors are satin, blue, & orange.
Even if your city hasn’t yet begun a recycled water or “toilet-to-tap” program, there are plenty of reasons to avoid drinking unfiltered water. The SOMA system is a glass carafe that features totally compostable, coconut shell carbon filters that come delivered to your door by subscription. You’ll never have to remember when to change filters & your drinking water will always be fresh.
Don’t feel bad when nobody wants to sample a shot from your titanium & aluminum V12 espresso engine. For one thing, you didn’t buy it for the quality of the coffee it produces, and secondly, cleaning out 12 espresso “exhaust pipes” is a pain anyway. So just stand back and admire it like you’re supposed to.
Drinking a good cup of coffee doesn’t need to be a complicated, 10-step process requiring Pyrex lab equipment. The simplicity of these coffee drippers from Kalita takes making your morning Joe back to basics. Drop a paper filter into your stainless, ceramic or glass dripper, add coffee, hot water, and in minutes it’ll fill your cup with the good stuff.
The problem with breakfast sandwiches is not eating them; it’s making them. If making your own was idiot-proof-easy and quicker than the line at the drive-thru, you’d be scarfing bacon right now instead of reading about it. Think about it: improving your life could be as easy as buying a breakfast sandwich maker.