appliances
A Microwave That Promises to Fry Your Food Without a Drop of Oil

Tefal kicked off the "frying foods with minimal oil" trend with its Actifry machine, but who really has room for yet another appliance on their kitchen counter—even if it promises healthier chips and chicken wings? That's why Samsung has introduced what it calls the Slim Fry feature on its microwaves, adding even more functionality to an appliance most of us can't live without. Read More >>

gadgets
Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired by the Tools in Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are safer, easier, and more comfortable to use. Read More >>

gadgets
This Frozen Grinder Ensures You've Got Fresh Herbs all Year Round

Unless you live in a place where snow and winter never show their ugly faces, a year-round garden is out of the question. But if your green thumb results in a surplus of herbs during the summer, you can always freeze them in this handy grinder that keeps them fresh and easy to serve during those frozen snowbound months. Read More >>

advertising
This Clever Newspaper Ad Hides a 3D Kitchen in the Classifieds

As far as newspaper ads go, the classifieds are an especially boring section of tiny text and identically spaced columns. But it doesn't always have to be so! This ingenious little ad for Corona's kitchens by Colombia-based designer Felipe Salazar plays with the geometry of classified ads. An entire kitchen, complete with gas hood and stove, pops right out at you. You can't do that with Craigslist. Read More >>

tools
These Hand-Forged Kitchen Knives are Works of Rural Art

The world is not lacking for inexpensive kitchen knife sets—they've long been a staple of those repetitive late-night BUY-ONE-GET-TEN-FREE commercials and bargain bins alike—but top-quality cutlery is much harder to come by. These blades from Chelsea Miller Knives offer a rare mix of artful simplicity and rugged sturdiness. Read More >>

history
The Microwave: Invented by Mistake

Somehow the humble microwave oven always appears to be a device from the near future, but the truth is, it’s been irradiating our food into readiness for decades now. So long in fact, that if it were a person it would be pulling a pension already. We decided to take a look at the history of this device which changed kitchens forever despite being invented by my mistake. Read More >>

design
Embossed Rolling Pins Let Bakers Sign Their Creations

Painters always sign their canvases, so why shouldn't bakers—proud of their tasty treats—not sign their work as well? But since pens don't work on dough, and markers are probably an even worse idea, Etsy seller Zuzia Zuber will create a custom rolling pin for you, embossed with a repeating pattern of "made by (your name here)." Read More >>

design
Cleaning This Flexible Metal Grater Looks Super Easy

A box grater provides more stability and grip when you're turning a chunk of cheddar into shredded cheese, but they pose some challenges when it comes to cleaning and storage. So as the name implies, the Flexy grater starts off flat but can be rolled into a three-dimensional shredder, so it's easy to hold and can be slipped into the shallowest of drawers. Read More >>

appliances
The Low-Oil Chip Frying Machine Fits Even Better on Your Counter Now

Realising that not everyone needs an appliance capable of frying up a family-sized portion of wings or chips, Tefal has scaled back the capacity and size of its Actifry with a new Mini version that's roughly 21 per cent smaller. Like its larger predecessors the Mini still needs just a spoonful oil to work its magic, but is designed to serve up smaller portions while being slightly more portable. Read More >>

kitchen
A Toaster Oven With a Bread Slot for When Pizza isn't on the Menu

There are entire cookbooks dedicated to preparing meals using only a toaster oven, but most of us only ever use them for reheating pizza. So it seems like kind of a waste to have one sitting on the kitchen counter all the time. Unless it's the Toastation by Hamilton Beach, which adds traditional toaster functionality to a compact toaster oven, creating an appliance that's the best of both worlds. Read More >>

kitchen
This Architect-Designed Kettle Keeps Coffee Piping Hot and Looking Cool

There's a reason ancient tea-drinking cultures made ornate cast-iron kettles: They're beautiful and functional, keeping brewed beverages at the right temperature for hours of soothing warmth. Copenhagen-based Norm Architects put this historic inspiration into the Thermo Kettle Jug to make a carafe that's both pretty and pragmatic. Read More >>

design
A Knife Holder That Looks More Dangerous Than the Blades

>Are you bored by the conventional ho-hum design of a traditional wooden knife block? If you like everything on your kitchen counter to be a conversation piece, you can't go wrong with this Spicy Magnum Knife Set, featuring six entwined knife holders that look like they're all holding each other up. Read More >>

desired
This Mug Lets You Harness a Hot Drink to Warm Your Hands

When you're running a large corporation and trying to keep frivolous costs under control, it makes sense to keep the heating as minimal as possible during the cold winter months. And if you happen to find yourself working for such an employer, this mug will help your hands from freezing. Read More >>

design
Blueprint Placemats Help You Engineer the World's Simplest Meals

For some people, even the lowly jam sandwich represents a culinary challenge that could go disastrously wrong at every step. It's those amateur chefs who need all the help and support they can get, and that's what these placemats featuring detailed blueprints for incredibly simple dishes provide—well, that and a way to keep your dining table clean. Read More >>

gadgets
A Handheld Broiler Lets You Guarantee a Perfect Sear

It's hard to keep tabs on the sear on a steak when it's buried in your oven under the broiler. So Dave Arnold, a man known for his innovations in the field of culinary technology, has created a handheld broiler called the Searzall that lets chefs guarantee an absolutely perfect sear on a piece of meat.
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coffee
Our Favourite Coffee Gear

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also potentially good for you, having been shown to make you smarter, help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we're going to knock down coffee's barrier to entry by telling you exactly which gear you need to get your hands on for a great brew. Read More >>

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