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From Delphi to Your Kitchen

Tested: Breville Oracle

Every once in a while, a product so revolutionizes your day that you feel compelled to brag to your friends about it. You fantasize about it throughout the day, and when you go to sleep, you can’t wait to get up, just so you can jump out of bed and use it. That good. Such is the case with the Breville Oracle, which promises — and delivers — high-quality, easily made espresso at home.

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Today in Gear: March 11, 2013

Adidas Crazyquick Feedback loops come full circle as adidas introduces Crazyquick. Designed using athlete input, Crazyquick includes specific lines for basketball, football, running and training. The goal? Greater flexibility, traction and foot lock-down. $100 94Fifty A basketball with motion sensor has finally arrived (hello, future) on Kickstarter. Who needs that sweaty, angry, middle-aged coach, anyway?…

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Easing the Daily Grind

Breville BDC600XL YouBrew

The intelligent new Breville BDC600XL YouBrew ($280) is a grinder and brewer designed to dish out the perfect amount of coffee your jittery caffeinated-heart desires (as long as it doesn’t exceed 12 cups at a time). Yes, you can do this today by adjusting the amount of coffee and water in your standard dripper, but…

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Grind (in) house

Breville Smart Grinder

Chock it up to a fascination with overengineering, but the idea of a die-cast conical burr grinder gets our java flowing. The Breville Smart Grinder will gracefully pulverize beans with no fewer than 25 settings and uses “Dosing IQ” technology to ensure each dose is automatically adjusted depending on the grind — an important factor…

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The Next Best Thing to An Open Flame

Breville Smart Grill and Griddle

While the word grill typical inspires visions like this in our head, there’s something to be said for having an electric version on standby just in case. They’re also a great appliance for those short on space who want an alternative to broiling or pan frying. The Breville Smart Grill ($310) is a good option…

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Boil Like You Mean It

Breville Variable Temperature Kettle

All of this talk of glorious, French-pressed coffee got me thirsty to thinking. Sure, boiling water is a pretty simple task, but what simple task hasn’t been made better by the advent of a wonderful gadget to perform it for you. Wheras I love a nice stove-top kettle as much as the next guy, I’m…

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Breville Compact Juice Extractor

I drink juice like I breathe air. Orange juice, pineapple juice, strawberry juice, you name it. The latest addition to my kitchen is the Breville Compact Juice Extractor – an industrial like extractor with a top notch juicing system. It puts together my morning bev in seconds, not minutes. The 700 watt motor and 14,000…

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Breville Die Cast Hemisphere Blender 800BLXL

This is what a man’s blender should look like. Square, simple and die cast. The 67 ounce polycarbonate jug with soft grip handle will hold any mixed beverage or concoction you put in it and the 1000 watt variable speed motor will blend (or obliterate) it in less time than it takes you to think…

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Breville Indoor BBQ Grill and Panini Press

The Breville will bring a smile to the most serious of cooks. The die cast, heavy duty countertop grill which also double as a contact grill and an open will sear your steak, heat your pizza, press your panini and grill your meat fish, chicken to perfection. Features: 1500 watts of power 368 square inches…