By Arnaud’s Kombuis is a tiny but versatile cooking set. It weighs just 2.2 lb and its components nest inside each other when not in use. You get a wood stove, a pot, and a lid that can also be used as a pan. The lid also has a tiny spout for draining liquid.
From the “so obvious, why didn’t we think of it” file, comes a video from food expert Alton Brown, showing us a super simple way to get delicious juice from a watermelon without resorting to slicing it up and sticking it in a food processor. Cue the overly-dramatic music!
Load up Hamilton Beach’s handy countertop appliance with a tortilla, eggs, and your favorite fillings, and in 4 to 5 minutes, you’ll have a perfect (if a little small for our appetites) breakfast burrito. It also can make stuffed pancakes, and cleans up with ease.
Need to defrost meat fast? Sure, you can use the microwave, but that partially cooks food, and can encourage bacteria. The Yeti Touch claims to safely defrost rock-solid meats in half the time of air thawing by using a conductive plate that draws the cold away from foods.
Want to make a dessert that’s sure to be the talk of the party? Ann Reardon of How to Cook That shows us how to create a tasty salted caramel and chocolate cake that looks like a pot overflowing with popcorn. She makes it look easy, but we’re sure it’s not. Full recipe here.
Make a pair of perfect grilled cheese sammies without dirtying a pan with this specialty toaster from Nostalgia Electrics. Simply place buttered bread and cheese in the baskets, and you’ll have two tasty, crispy sandwiches in minutes. Add some meat or veg for extra deliciousness.
GoSun’s latest product is a significantly lighter and smaller version of its highly efficient solar stove. The GoSun Go heats up to 500ºF (260ºC), enough to cook up to 14oz of food or heat 400mL of liquid in 20 to 30 minutes. It comes with a shock absorbing case and a kickstand.
Today’s cotton candy is made by heating and spinning sugar using a motor. Eater host Clifford Endo is here to show you how to make it the old fashioned way, using a technique similar to noodles, hand-pulling inverted sugar to make thousands of hair-thin sugar strands.
Feastform cooking tools are made of Grade 5 titanium alloy, which means they’re lightweight, flexible and highly resistant to rust. The Technora fiber handle wrap is also durable and resistant to moisture and chemicals. Available as a spatula or a pair of nesting tongs.
Chef, rapper, and TV host Action Bronson’s book is part memoir, part cookbook, and all awesome. The 224-page book features photos and stories from Bronson’s travels, along with dozens of deliciously decadent recipes. Here’s some chicken parm to whet your appetite.
The Backyard Scientist can’t be bothered to cook the meals he got from Blue Apron using normal kitchen appliances. Instead, he turns to more dangerous methods, like a powerful arc flashlight, a high-voltage transformer, a blowtorch, and delicious manganese heptoxide.
From Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal comes a versatile BBQ grill. The HUB has an electric ignition system that heats charcoal to the right temperature in just 10 minutes. It also has a pop-up rotisserie that can hold up to 88lb. Sadly, it’s not available in the US yet.
Just because you have a gas, charcoal, or electric outdoor grill doesn’t mean you can’t have that smoky wood flavor. Just load up Arctic Monsoon’s stainless steel smoker box with wood chips and place it on the grill while you cook to infuse your foods with delicious flavor.
An elegant way to cook amazing restaurant-quality pizzas, Alfa Pizza’s wood-burning oven on wheels is the perfect addition to your deck or patio. Made in Italy, a place that knows a thing or two about good pizza crust. Available in yellow, green, or red. More sizes here.
Essential Craftsman decided to see if he could use his blacksmithing forge to cook a pizza. He let it “cool” to about 800ºF before sliding the pizza in, baking it perfectly in 95 seconds. We wonder if he could do it in less time at full heat, or if it would just burn it immediately.
Miso Robotics‘ “Flippy” can automatically identify burgers and other items on the griddle, and flip them at the right time. It’s rolling out to the CaliBurger chain over the next couple of years, and eventually will help line cooks with other tasks. We want a Mise en place bot.
It’s hard to resist popping bubble wrap. The stuff is great for packing breakables too, but we’d never suggest using it to pull a hot pan out of the oven. Fred & Friends‘ bubble wrap oven mitt is made from heat-shielding silicone, so you won’t get burned. Sadly, it’s not poppable.
A couple of years back, we spotted Nostalgia Electrics’ awesome 3-in-1 breakfast machine, which is great, but only if you’re eating solo. This version has a much bigger non-stick grill, can toast 4 slices at once, and has a 4-cup coffee maker. Available in aqua or red.