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Overengineered Egg Breaker

Overengineered Egg Breaker

Getting an egg to crack perfectly without breaking the yolk or getting eggshell takes some practice. But engineers look for ways to eliminate human error from such problems, and that’s exactly what The Q did with his mechanical egg cracking gadget.

Northfire Inferno Grills

Northfire Inferno Grills

Instead of directly applying flames to meat, Northfire’s outdoor grilles use propane to fuel an infrared burner, producing a 1500ºF heat source that can perfectly sear a 1″ thick steak in just 1 min per side. The Inferno 2G is big enough for cooking larger portions or even a pizza.

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Making Gourmet Twix

Making Gourmet Twix

Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz is back in the test kitchen to make yet another popular snack. With their layers of chocolate, caramel, and crunchy cookies, it turns out that the shape, flavor, and texture of Twix bars are incredibly challenging and frustrating to replicate.

Wolfgang Puck XL Air Fryer

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Cook delicious foods while cutting fats and calories with this air fryer. The 1700-watt cooker evenly circulates a tiny amount of cooking oil around foods for crispy, delicious, and healthy meals. Its 7.2 quart capacity can hold up to a 5lb roast. Save 53% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

The Chef Show (Trailer)

The Chef Show (Trailer)

Jon Favreau first collaborated with chef Roy Choi when he made his movie Chef. Now the two are continuing their partnership in a new Netflix series. The Chef Show sees Favreau and Choi cooking and dining with celebrities and other food experts. Premieres 6/7/19.

Infinity Gauntlet Meat Tenderizer

Infinity Gauntlet Meat Tenderizer

The comically large Infinity Gauntlet meat tenderizer will put a smile on a cook’s face. It’s designed to be made from gold-tinted stainless steel with a silicone handle inside. Sadly, this is just a concept at this point, and not yet up for purchase.

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

“A frothing, bubbling, cooking mess.” Townsends reads passages from an 18th century British sailor’s memoir that lists some of the things that they ate, and cooks one simple item from the list. It’s burgoo – boiled ground oatmeal served with molasses. Or pork and beef fat.

Kudu Grill

Kudu Grill

The Kudu grill has a cantilevered design that lets you cook and heat food directly or indirectly over an open fire. It comes with a grate and a cast iron pan. When you’re not cooking, you can use the base as a fire pit.

Making Gourmet Cheez-Its

Making Gourmet Cheez-Its

“How hard can it be to make a cracker?” It turns out it’s pretty hard. But is it impossible? Watch Bon Appetit’s resident pastry chef Claire Saffitz try to recreate the color, texture and of course the flavor of original Cheez-Its snack crackers.

Noodle Flinging Robot

Noodle Flinging Robot

A enchanting contraption that cranks out knife-cut noodles, and flings them into a pot. Commenters point out its likely to result in inconsistent cook times, but that’s supposed to be part of its charm. Check out a similar machine compared to a human chef here.

Thermomix TM6

Thermomix TM6

The Thermomix TM6 improves on its predecessor by adding even functions, such as sous-vide, high temperature cooking, slow cooking, caramelizing and fermentation. It still weighs, stirs, chops, blends, grinds and more. Drops Summer 2019 for $1499.

Making Gourmet Reese’s

Making Gourmet Reese’s

After making everything from gourmet Skittles to handmade Twizzlers, Bon Appétit chef Claire Saffitz turns her attention to one of the most addictive candies ever – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Can she get the balance of chocolate and peanut butter just right?

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven
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Ooni’s compact, foldable gas-powered pizza oven quickly hits temperatures over 932°F, so it can bake up perfectly thin and crispy Neapolitan-style pizzas in just one minute. It can also be used to quickly roast meats and veggies, thanks to its adjustable temperature.

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Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit

Firebox Ultra Camp Cook Kit

Firebox Stove’s Ultra Camp Cook Kit lets you fry, roast or bake outdoors without the need for carrying heavy cookware. It consists of a frypan, a 1.5″ deep cowboy plate and a detachable handle. The stackable cookware come in 8″ or 10″ diameters.

Making Cured Meat

Making Cured Meat

The latest relaxing video from do-it-all maker Li Zikai sees her creating cured meat from scratch for a Chinese New Year meal. She covered ducks and pork with homemade seasoning before smoking and curing it. Then she prepared various dishes out of them.

Bluefin Tuna Omakase

Bluefin Tuna Omakase

“Omakase” is a Japanese word used for a chef’s tasting menu. Now watch in awe as chef Kuniaki Yoshizawa and his crew break down a huge bluefin tuna and turn it into a delectable Omakase, courtesy of Eater. If you’re squeamish about butchering, look away. Otherwise, yum.

Making Tofu and Mutton Hotpot

Making Tofu and Mutton Hotpot

DIY expert Li Zikai cooked a hearty winter meal consisting of fermented tofu and a hotpot with mutton. She prepared the tofu more than a month in advance, including making it from scratch. The shots of the pets are a nice bonus.

Elder Scrolls Official Cookbook

Elder Scrolls Official Cookbook
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Learn to cook like a Norn, Khajit and other citizens of Tamriel with The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook. It contains recipes for all of the dishes found in Skyrim, Morrowind and Tamriel in general, such as Saltrice Porridge, Apple Cabbage Stew and Sunlight Souffle.

Everdure 4K Outdoor Grill

Everdure 4K Outdoor Grill

Everdure’s 4K charcoal grill can cook anything you can cook in the kitchen, and then some. It gives you precise control over airflow and temperature. It has temperature probes for the air and for meat, a side hatch for charcoal and a touch interface. Available Spring 2019.

Making a Giant Cheeseburger

Making a Giant Cheeseburger

After his meat-loving pal asked him if he could have something other than a cake for his birthday, Tasty’s Alvin Zhou decided to make a 30-pound burger, complete with a beautifully-toasted brioche bun, layered with cheddar and american cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

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4-in-1 Grill

4-in-1 Grill
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This stackable outdoor cooking system can be used for charcoal grilling, smoking, slow cooking, or as a fire pit. When not in use, the whole thing collapses down to 1/3rd of its full size for storage. Includes four hooks for smoking meats and fish.

Grilled Cheese Toaster

Grilled Cheese Toaster
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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.

Grill-X Multi BBQ Tool

Grill-X Multi BBQ Tool
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Grillix’s versatile BBQ tool is a lightweight cooking utensil that combines a pair of tongs, a fork, a spatula, a knife, a bottle opener, and a corkscrew. The fork and spatula have folding mechanisms, while the knife has a safety lock.

Poppin Hot Oven Mitt

Poppin Hot Oven Mitt
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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.

Sword Campfire Roaster

Sword Campfire Roaster
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Duel with your friends while you roast up some tasty treats with RoastyzToastyz whimsical stainless steel tools that look like swords. Each one includes a marshmallow tip, with hot dog and tart roasting tips sold separately. A lightsaber hilt is also available.

Making Gourmet Instant Ramen

Making Gourmet Instant Ramen

Claire Saffitz is back in the Bon Appétit test kitchen to replicate a classic junk food item. This time she turns her attention to something more savory than sweet, with the college dorm room staple of choice – those bricks of curly instant ramen noodles.

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