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SideChef

SideChef

A smart cooking app for iOS. SideChef’s step-by-step recipes are augmented by high quality images and timers for time-sensitive steps. It can also read instructions out loud and respond to voice commands. Android version coming soon.

Making Candy and Music

Making Candy and Music

Watch as this woman chops up traditional Korean candies, while at the same time creating a percussive backbeat with her kitchen tools. If you’re not bouncing your head from side to side by the middle of the clip, we’ll be surprised.

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Well Done Social Grill

Well Done Social Grill

The Well Done! grill encourages your friends to share the cooking duties while sitting at the table. The low-profile charcoal grill lets up to six people cook their own meals at once. Just don’t light your sleeves on fire.

The Itty-Bitty BBQ

The Itty-Bitty BBQ

The King of Random shows us that it’s possible to make an eensy barbecue grill using a recycled aluminum can. It’s only big enough for a single hot dog, but it’s still a neat hack. Keep an eye on his YouTube channel on 6/25 for a full tutorial.

Soft Pretzel Machine

Soft Pretzel Machine
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Yum. We love freshly-baked pretzels. With this handy small appliance, you can bake your own in just three minutes. Makes two large or six small pretzels at a time. It’s like having an Auntie Anne’s in your kitchen.

Grillo Portable Grill

Grillo Portable Grill

Designed by formAxiom, this folding stainless steel grill has a unique cooking surface that resembles a sunflower, and a soft, mesh basket that holds its fire source. It’s still in the prototype phase, as they ensure it can be safely operated.

How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes

How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes

Slicing cherry tomatoes in half can be a time-consuming and tricky task as the little buggers want to go rolling across the cutting board. DaveHax offers up a simple solution that’ll have you perfectly cutting a whole package in seconds.

Lethal Lasagne

Lethal Lasagne

(NSFW: Language) Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time shows us how to cook lasagna with the kind of vigor that only a man hopped up on mayonnaise straight from the jar can muster. We have to say we admire his can opening skills.

Blazing Fast Knife Skills

Blazing Fast Knife Skills

This hypnotic compilation of some of the fastest choppers, dicers and slicers in the kitchen does not involve any loss of digits or blood. While their speed is impressive, none of them have anywhere near the precision of this guy.

Front Runner Spare Tire BBQ Grate

Front Runner Spare Tire BBQ Grate
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Made by Front Runner Outfitters, this stainless steel cooking grate can be mounted on top of a spare tire to save space. It fits on tires between 29″to 37″ in diameter, though you’ll need to strap it down to secure it.

Philips Soup Maker

Philips Soup Maker

A smart idea which combines a blender and a heating element to create freshly made soups in a single container. Also makes compotes and smoothies. Sadly, you’ll have to import one, but hopefully Philips will bring them stateside.

PowerPot X & XL

PowerPot X & XL

Larger variants of the PowerPot. The PowerPot X & XL have an improved USB regulator with 2 USB ports. They can charge a single device at 10W or 2 devices at once at 5W. The X has a 2.3L capacity while the XL has a 3.8L capacity.

Su Chef for iOS

Su Chef for iOS

Su Chef is a recipe finder for iOS devices. It lets you search for recipes based on ingredients that you already have. You can also filter recipes based on allergies, country and more. The app in the demo video is an old version.

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T-Fal OptiGrill

T-Fal OptiGrill
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An indoor electric grill that can tell when your meat is cooked to your desired doneness, based on the type of meat and its thickness. Has settings for burgers, poultry, paninis, sausage, red meat and fish. Also great for grilled veggies.

Foodie Dice

Foodie Dice

Being good in the kitchen is always a plus. So is being spontaneous. Put the two together with the Foodie Dice. With 186,000 combinations, you’re bound to come up with something new to cook even after a few re-rolls.

Edge of Belgravia Knives

Edge of Belgravia Knives
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Make quick work of meats, vegetables and fruit – and look cool doing it – with these modern, carbonized ceramic chefs knives designed by Christian Bird for Egde of Belgravia. They’re on sale through 9/5/13 on Touch of Modern.

Blue Apron

Blue Apron

Blue Apron delivers a weekly package with of all of the raw ingredients needed to make three delicious, fresh and healthy meals, along with recipes created by professional chefs Costs about $10 per meal per person.

Kenmore Microwave & Pizza Oven

Kenmore Microwave & Pizza Oven
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Save space and cook more with Kenmore’s 2-in-1 oven. The microwave oven has 6 one-touch settings, while the pizza oven has 4 one-touch settings to cook ready-made pizza. You can’t use both at the same time though.

Tanker Truck BBQ Grill 2

Tanker Truck BBQ Grill 2

The Undisputable Cuz is supposedly the world’s largest barbecue pit. It certainly dwarfs the God-grilla and even the X-Grill. It’s over 76ft. long, has 24 doors, a walk-in cooler with beer taps and a space for a home theater setup.

Tanker Truck BBQ Grill

Tanker Truck BBQ Grill

Move over God-grilla, there’s a new BBQ boss in town. Made by Massachusetts-based BBQ shop Breakaway, the X-Grill is a mobile grill for rent. It’s made from a converted ’87 Ford tanker truck. Images from its Facebook page.

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Cooking with Dog

Cooking with Dog

A popular Japanese cooking show on YouTube, Cooking with Dog stars an anonymous chef and a dog named Francis. Each episode Francis sits beside the chef and narrates in English. Naturally. It’s confusing and educational.

Lynx Electric Grill

Lynx Electric Grill
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The Lynx Downtown Electric Grill lets you cook in areas where an open flame isn’t practical or safe – indoors for example. It uses a heating film that ensures uniform cooking and reaches its max temperature in just 8-10 minutes.

QUQUQ Campingbox

QUQUQ Campingbox

Turn a minivan into a camper van with the QUQUQ. Place it at the rear compartment of your vehicle and you now have a stove, a bed, jerry cans, and shelves to store cooking implements and other tools.

How Not to Cook Live Crabs

How Not to Cook Live Crabs

The slapstick comedy setup is a classic. A woman buys a bag of live crabs with the plan of boiling them, when she realizes exactly what “live crabs” means. Six years later and she’s probably still searching her house for them.

BBQ Dragon

BBQ Dragon

A clip-on, USB rechargeable low-velocity fan, which helps significantly speed up the process of getting your coals going on the grill. Much faster and less cumbersome than those coal chimneys, and better looking too.

Del Ben Primitive Knife

Del Ben Primitive Knife

Inspired by stone age cutting implements, designer Michele Daneluzzo’s primitive knife for Del Ben eliminates the handle in exchange for a tapered handgrip, and a curved, razor-sharp blade edge.

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