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

Steaklocker Could Let You Dry-Age Delicious Beef Chunks at Home

Dry-aged beef. It's a phrase that gets fancy steak-lovers' mouths all drooly. The magic dance of enzymes and moisture reduction creates out-of-this-world flavor and tenderness that, unless you've got restaurant-grade equipment, you can't recreate at home. Steaklocker wants to change that, with a device on Kickstarter » 6/17/14 10:40am 6/17/14 10:40am

Twist Up a Spiral Dog With the Cyclone Weiner Slicer

Tornado hot dogs are the biggest thing since spiral cut ham on sliced bread. By carving a groove into the link around a meaty central core, the dog not only cooks faster with crispy edges but it also holds more condiments and prevents them from slopping out with each bite. The Cyclone hot dog slicer prepares these… » 7/09/13 7:00pm 7/09/13 7:00pm

This Wire Brush-Weilding Robot Is Like a Roomba For Your Grill

It's never fun when it finally comes time to clean that grill. The residue has been building up for months, and you have no choice but to whip out the steel brush, pull off the grate, and literally get your hands dirty. But how about if you could get a cute little circular robot pal to do it for you? Enter Grillbot. » 2/15/13 11:37am 2/15/13 11:37am

Curly Hot Dog Roasters: A More Refined Take on Your Childhood Summers

June! The month your parents banished you to sleepaway camp as a kid. You'd learn how to waterski, tell ghost stories, and cook hot dogs over the fire using a bent wire coat hanger. Though you're not exactly packing up your trunk, you can still char your weiners on at your next backyard barbecue with these curly hot… » 6/25/12 5:00pm 6/25/12 5:00pm

Give Your Flip Cup Game the Classy Table It Deserves

In college I was very familiar with card tables. But only for beer pong. Those were ugly, alcohol-soaked frat house fixtures that weren't exactly sanitary, but worked just fine for drinking games. Fast-forward to the present, when that's not exactly the kind of furniture I want to put out for company—something more… » 6/11/12 7:20pm 6/11/12 7:20pm