What's the Best Blender?

The process of selecting a blender is not nearly as simple as it should be. The potential feature set is as long as the price range is wide, and factors like durability, versatility, and even interface are all important. So head for the comments and tell us, what's the best blender? » 10/08/14 2:47pm 10/08/14 2:47pm

This Jet Engine Is Actually a Grill That Automatically Rotates Your Food

It only makes sense that a barbecue that looks like a jet engine fallen off a plane is called the Jet Grill, but—and some of you might be disappointed in this—it doesn't cook your meats via some high-powered afterburner. The design and functionality is still clever, though, as it harnesses rising heat to keep your… » 10/07/14 5:00pm 10/07/14 5:00pm

10 delicious ways countries around the world cook their steaks

With my steaks, I prefer the unbeatable seasoning one-two punch of salt and pepper. And well, maybe some garlic if I'm feeling frisky. I just like the taste of red meat too much. But around the world? You'll get steaks seasoned and marinated with orange peel, lime zest, soy sauce, shrimp paste, sugar and much more. » 9/29/14 8:31pm 9/29/14 8:31pm

Serve an 8-Bit Breakfast With This Poke-a-Pixel Wafflemaker

Quirky's approach of bringing user-submitted inventions to life pre-dates Kickstarter by quite a few years. And the company's track record at successfully producing these often highly original creations means you can actually get excited about a wafflemaker that lets you create custom pixelated images every morning.… » 9/23/14 4:07pm 9/23/14 4:07pm

Seeing cast iron skillets get made makes me want to cook

Cineastas spent some time with Mike Whitehead and Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co. to give a glimpse of how Finex is trying to reinvent something that has existed for thousands of years: cast iron. I love the slow and considered process—and I love to imagine the delicious food that will be inside them. » 9/19/14 11:40pm 9/19/14 11:40pm

Watching a master chef make noodles by hand is absolutely mesmerizing

I'm not sure if this is considered just cooking or if it can be classified as high art or even a musical performance but whatever it is, it's an absolute joy to watch. What you're seeing is soba master Tatsuru Rai, owner and chef of Sobatei Rakuichi in Niseko, Hokkaido, making his soba noodles in complete silence. » 9/09/14 1:27am 9/09/14 1:27am

These Stealth Knives Only Need Sharpening Every 25 Years

What good is a fancy set of kitchen knives if after deboning a few chickens and julienning a bunch of celery stalks it's already too dull to handle a ripe tomato? You don't want to spend your time in the kitchen toiling away on a sharpening stone, so the folks at TB Groupe designed a set of knives featuring… » 9/08/14 3:45pm 9/08/14 3:45pm

Science: It's better to cook a frozen steak than a thawed steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking but America's Test Kitchen is saying that it's better to cook a steak that's frozen than to cook a steak after it's been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was "hands down" better tasting than the thawed steak. » 8/12/14 12:10am 8/12/14 12:10am

Put This Compact Grill On a Stick To Turn a Campfire Into a BBQ

Believe it or not, when camping you can't just survive on toasted marshmallows and s'mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don't toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa's FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly… » 8/07/14 5:00pm 8/07/14 5:00pm

The Largest Mammal On Earth Makes For the Perfect Pot Strainer

If adorable is the only criteria you look for in kitchen accessories, your hunt for a new pot strainer just ended. Taking inspiration from how a Blue Whale strains the ocean for krill using the baleen in its mouth, Fred & Friends' $10 Big Blue pot strainer quickly drains a pot leaving only pasta, veggies, or whatever… » 8/01/14 1:11pm 8/01/14 1:11pm