A Microwave That Promises To Fry Your Food Without a Drop of Oil

T-fal kicked off the whole "frying foods with minimal oil" trend with its Actifry machine, but who really has room for yet another appliance on their kitchen counter—even if it promises healthier fries and wings? That's why Samsung has introduced what it calls the Slim Fry feature on its microwaves, adding even more… » 4/21/14 12:20pm Monday 12:20pm

This Faucet Sprayer's Flat Blade of Water Scrapes Dishes Clean

If you're lucky enough to have a retractable sprayer attached to your kitchen faucet, you've probably noticed that its circular blast often isn't powerful enough to really scrape dishes clean. To fix that, Kohler is introducing what it calls Sweep spray technology that blasts stuck-on food with a wide blade of water… » 4/20/14 11:00am Sunday 11:00am

You'll Never Mess Up a Recipe When R2-D2 Does Your Measuring

As far as movie sidekicks go, it's hard to find one as invaluable as Star War's R2-D2 was. That little droid was always in the right place, at the right time, with the right tool to save the day. And that now includes your kitchen with this R2-D2 measuring cup set that helps ensure your baking ingredients are always… » 4/17/14 6:40pm Thursday 6:40pm

Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired By the Tools in Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are… » 4/16/14 7:00pm 4/16/14 7:00pm

This Frozen Grinder Ensures You've Got Fresh Herbs All Year Round

Unless you live in a place where snow and winter never show their ugly faces, a year-round garden is out of the question. But if your green thumb results in a surplus of herbs during the summer, you can always freeze them in this handy grinder that keeps them fresh and easy to serve during those frozen snowbound… » 4/15/14 4:20pm 4/15/14 4:20pm

This Clever Newspaper Ad Hides a 3D Kitchen in the Classifieds

As far as newspaper ads go, the classifieds are an especially boring section of tiny text and identically spaced columns. But it doesn't always have to be so! This ingenious little ad for Corona's kitchens by Colombia-based designer Felipe Salazar plays with the geometry of classified ads. An entire kitchen, complete… » 4/08/14 2:40pm 4/08/14 2:40pm

These Hand-Forged Kitchen Knives Are Works of Rural Art

The world is not lacking for inexpensive kitchen knife sets—they've long been a staple of late-night infomercials and homeware bargain bins alike—but top-quality cutlery is much harder to come by. These blades from Chelsea Miller Knives offer a rare mix of artful simplicity and rugged sturdiness equally at home in New… » 4/03/14 6:00pm 4/03/14 6:00pm

Embossed Rolling Pins Let Bakers Sign Their Creations

Painters always sign their canvases, so why shouldn't bakers—proud of their tasty treats—not sign their work as well? But since pens don't work on dough, and Sharpies are probably an even worse idea, Etsy seller Zuzia Zuber will create a custom rolling pin for you, embossed with a repeating pattern of "made by (your… » 3/21/14 5:20pm 3/21/14 5:20pm

A Connected Scale That Adjusts Your Recipe If You're Low on Ingredients

Is there anything worse than raiding your kitchen for a recipe only to discover you don't quite have enough of one of the required ingredients? Going to the store is one solution, but for those of us too lazy to go that route, the iPad-connected Drop kitchen scale will actually adjust a recipe based on the ingredients… » 3/19/14 4:00pm 3/19/14 4:00pm

Cleaning This Flexible Metal Grater Looks Super Easy

A box grater provides more stability and grip when you're turning a chunk of cheddar into shredded cheese, but they pose some challenges when it comes to cleaning and storage. So as the name implies, the Flexy grater starts off flat but can be rolled into a three-dimensional shredder, so it's easy to hold and can be… » 3/18/14 9:20am 3/18/14 9:20am

Watch This Tiny Ship Steam Its Way Across a Boiling Pot

You're already staring down a sink full of dirty dishes after cooking dinner, the last thing you need is to have to clean the stove too after a pot boils over. And while your cookware probably came with lids already suitable to the task, there's no way they're as fun as this silicone lid featuring a tiny steaming ship. » 3/05/14 5:00pm 3/05/14 5:00pm

Silicone Straps Serve as Beverage Seatbelts On This Serving Tray

If you spent any time working as a server in a restaurant or bar, you're probably already a master at carrying trays full of food. The rest of us, however, need all the help we can get. And this clever serving tray from Finell helps eliminate spills using a series of stretchy silicone bands that help to hold everything … » 3/04/14 10:33am 3/04/14 10:33am

The Low-Oil Frying Machine Fits Even Better on Your Counter Now

Realizing that not everyone needs an appliance capable of frying up a family-sized portion of wings or french fries, Tefal has scaled back the capacity and size of its Actifry with a new Mini version that's roughly 21 percent smaller. Like its larger predecessors the Mini still needs just a spoonful oil to work its… » 1/31/14 9:46am 1/31/14 9:46am

A Toaster Oven With a Bread Slot For When Pizza's Not On the Menu

There are entire cookbooks dedicated to preparing meals using only a toaster oven, but most of us only ever use them for reheating pizza. So it seems like kind of a waste to have one sitting on the kitchen counter all the time. Unless it's the Toastation by Hamilton Beach, which adds traditional toaster functionality… » 1/22/14 5:20pm 1/22/14 5:20pm

This Brilliant Magnetic Scrubber Cleans Glassware Inside and Out

Oh, sure, that fancy glass decanter and that decorative vase look great on the dinner table. But when it comes time to clean them out, it's all about soaking and hoping those stains magically dissolve on their own. The $9 Cuisipro, though, lets you take a more active approach to cleaning awkwardly-shaped containers—by… » 1/17/14 5:20pm 1/17/14 5:20pm