It’s easy to feel like half the man you used to be when you’re wearing an apron & properly pronouncing endive. One possible antidote to Kitchen Emasculation would be to get your dishpan hands on this set of Samurai sword knives. The set of 4 includes a bread, utility, & paring knife as well as a chef’s meat carver. Chop Chop!
Ever dreamed of turning your iPhone into a meat thermometer? No, not the start of a joke. An actual product. Range Smart thermometers plug into your phone & not only monitor the precise temp of whatever you’re cooking but it also creates graphs and charts you can use to perfect your recipes. Of course if you’re a microwave-only chef, as many of us are, you will not need this.
Vermont native Chelsea Miller handmakes these knives one at a time using local materials. The knife blades are made from discarded farriers, a tool used in the shoeing of horses and the handles, made of Apple, Spalted Maple and Cherry wood are also sourced in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Based in Syracuse, New York, Borough Furnace specializes in handmade cast iron cookware. If you’ve heard the health benefits of cooking with cast iron or you’re aware of all the chemical residues released by coated cookware, Borough’s heavy, cast iron skillets will look even better.
Not only is it hot, it’s also smart. The Dacor Discovery IQ is a premium, built-in wall convection oven that’s also got a Samsung 1GHz processor and a 7-inch LCD screen, basically it’s an Android-powered PC, that will handle cooking time, temp, let you download recipes, cooking apps, plus you can control it from your mobile devices.
You might still need a cookbook to prepare proper ice cubes but get your hands on the Ice Box & you’re making progress. A silicone cube tray doubles as the lid for this box which holds 132 cubes. Just add water. Seriously, that’s it.
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