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 >>

foodmodo
Forget a Bread Maker, This Machine Churns Out Fresh Roti Every Minute

Our beloved ChefStack automatic pancake machine will always have a place in our hearts, but there's a good chance this Rotimatic flat bread maker could earn a permanent spot on our kitchen counters. All it needs to churn out delicious piping hot roti is water, flour, oil, and about a minute of patient waiting. Read More >>

appliances
This Slim Toaster Has Clever Heated Pockets To Keep Your Toast Warm

Here's the trade off: if you want a slim toaster that doesn't gobble up too much counter space, you're going to be limited to how much toast you can make. But the Easy Toaster from Russell Hobbs incorporates a nice workaround. You can only toast two slices of bread at one time, but a pair of pockets on the outside steal heat from the toaster's elements to keep your breakfast warm while more slices toast. Read More >>

gadgets
A Wi-Fi Kettle That Messages Instead of Whistling When It Boils

The crux of the kettle's capabilities is its ability to connect to your home's Wi-Fi network. This puts it in contact with an accompanying mobile app on your smartphone that gives you complete control over all of the kettle's functionality—including multiple temperature options for different hot beverages—from wherever you have access to your home's wireless network. Read More >>

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