kitchen gadgets

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Design Spotlight: Soma Water Filtering Carafe

The plastic pitcher currently filtering water in your fridge is a far greener way to stay hydrated than pounding down bottles, but it stills leaves plenty to be desired -- both in terms of form and function. Its tupperware aesthetic isn't exactly ready for the bright lights of the dinner

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Here's your soda, jerk

Pop Cultured: Make Great Soda at Home

Given new life by the advent of SodaStream, the do-it-yourself home soda stand is becoming increasingly popular. With the ability to tailor CO2-infused drinks to individual tastes (and control sugar content), pop-aficionados and mixologists alike can don Dr. Pepper’s lab coat to keep themselves awash in bubbly. These are the best soda makers for doing just that.

Brew True

Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer

Ask any coffee aficionado about the best method for brewing a cup and they'll rifle off one of several manual techniques. That's because doing it yourself is far more precise than your average Mr. Sloppy in terms of water temperature and distribution, which are key for the proper extraction

Original Series
Drink it all in

Design Spotlight: Soma Water Filtering Carafe

The plastic pitcher currently filtering water in your fridge is a far greener way to stay hydrated than pounding down bottles, but it stills leaves plenty to be desired -- both in terms of form and function. Its tupperware aesthetic isn't exactly ready for the bright lights of the dinner

A different take on the square meal

Princess Compact4All Appliances

Even if you've got ample counter space in your kitchen, pile on a bevy of appliances, and your fat cup'a joe is elbowing in for some premium real estate next to your dish rack and your collection of Major League beer

Behold, the ultimate wedding registry item

Stem Citrus Juice Sprayer

Like a lot of discoveries on Quirky, we’ve filed this away under “unnecessary, but cool”. The Stem ($5) is the latest bit of esoterica from the online incubator, and its design and purpose are both simple, straightforward and a bit

Double Kitchen Agent

Design Spotlight: Scoop Measuring Spoon

Spoons, forks and knives, have admirably served western eaters well for centuries — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for innovation. Following in the prestigious footsteps of the spork, the product think tank at Quirky has devised a new eating

Never over cook again

SousVide Supreme

Sous-vide (pronounced soo-veed) is a rather nerdy, but effective cooking submovement in the world of haute cuisine. The term literally translates to "under vacuum" in french, and involves sealing food in airtight plastic bags which are then placed in a precisely

Xacting

Caso X3 Kitchen Scale

Kitchen scales aren’t critical for all cooks, but they come in handy for those who prefer to count salt grains pre-spinkle. The Caso X3 kitchen scale ($45) takes an interesting design approach to the typically boring product

Livin' The Dry Life

Bonhome Heat and Dry Dish Rack

Those with dish washers can just ignore this post since your existence is one of privilege. Other readers who deal with the pain of hand-washing out of a lack of space or funds though should listen up. We know its hard

Draught Beer Made Easy

EdgeStar Mini Kegerator

Draught beer is the ultimate party beverage. But let’s face it, unless you’ve got fraternity pledges to do the heavy lifting, kegs are an enormous pain. Mini kegs are the tiny answer to this problem, but dispensing these bad boys properly

Get Iced, Minus the Smirnoff

Fretta V60 Iced Coffee Maker

We have all tried (and failed) to create iced coffee by brewing a pot, and immediately pouring it over a glass of ice. A true glass of iced coffee however takes time, patience, and effort. Or at least that's what

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

Attractive, Affordable, Functional

Dualit Professional 5 Speed Hand Mixer

Hand mixers may not be on the top of your must own kitchen gadget list, but their main benefit over that aircraft carrier KitchenAid Stand Mixer you have prominently docked on your counter is that they allow you to bring the power

Improve Your Coffee with the Push of Button

BonJour Primo Latte Frother

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Let's face it, there is an entire industry dedicated to producing highly specialized (and some would argue pointless) kitchen gadgets. This industry exists because in the mid 90s the kitchen became The Place to deck out in the home, and Williams

Metrokane L-Press Juicer

metrokane_lpress.jpgThe idea of juicers sounds like more of a pain than it's worth, but have you ever had fresh squeezed orange juice? It's outstanding. The L-Press' brings on an entirely new look and style to the citrus juicer with it's appropriately named L-shape

Ultimate Professional Drink Maker

Ultimate Professional Drink MakerMake delicious shaved ice drinks with our fully programmable Ultimate Professional Drink Maker. The secret is in the Revolution ™ Portion System, which counts how many times the agitator passes the shaver blade and then releases just the right