After more than 60 hours researching and testing at-home espresso equipment with assistance from Stumptown’s coffee education crew, we think the Breville Infuser is the best espresso machine. It’s part of the best espresso setup under $1,000, which includes the Rancilio Rocky grinder and all the accessories you need…
The Moka Pot is one of the most time-honored—yet often misunderstood—ways to make coffee. It's also one of the most recognizable kitchen gadgets, thanks to the ubiquitous Italian design left largely unchanged since 1933. A new collaboration between Blue Bottle Coffee and designer Joey Roth revamps the Moka Pot with a…
If you're into cooking, eventually you'll run into a culinary scenario where you need a scale in your kitchen. But you want something that looks as good as it is accurate, right?. Enter the Arti scale by Escali.
Isn't this an ingenious design? This bowl has a moveable colander piece that folds in and out so you can wash and serve your fruit in the same piece.
You'd think you could do most things in the kitchen with a knife and a good mixing bowl. Apparently not, according to the spate of highly specific single-purpose kitchen gadgets that exist. We showed you a few last month, but it turns out there are so many more horrors that we missed.
You're a multitasker, so why not have a kitchen gadget that can juggle a plethora of delicious projects? Breville's All-In-One is up to the task—it's an immersion blender and a food processor. But it's a whole lot more.
This parmesan grater is delicious. It has a single, perforated blade that lets you grate your cheese in any direction. Best of all, there's funnel on the end of this $25 grater with a removable cover so you can direct just the right amount of cheese onto your plate of fettuccine or salad. But we suggest directing that…
This veggie peeler is simply fun. Why would you get something boring and basic when you could have something that encourages you to rock out while you're making dinner.
You can spend like $14 on a hand mixer at a drug store, and it'll work just fine. But oh, this KitchenAid Pro Line cordless blender sure looks nice. And it seems up to just about any kitchen task you present it with.
A really good knife can accomplish an endless number of tasks in the kitchen. But there are other culinary accoutrements that literally have one job and only one job. Are they clever? Sure. Are they at all necessary? Not exactly. These are some of the most specialized kitchen tools you can get.
Your most powerful cooking multitool is probably abandoned underneath your counter. Maybe you dust if off sometimes, maybe you don't. But the next time you prep dinner, take a moment to reconsider the food processor.
Our very own Wilson Rothman teamed up with his friends "Addison Richards, a certified sommelier and the wine director of the Wild Ginger restaurant in Seattle, and Noah Musler, an avid wine collector" to review some bottle-top wine accessories for the NYT's Diner's Journal. The article is well worth a read even if…
Yes, donuts are meant to be deep-fried, but who cares about that little technicality when you can make six itty-bitty bite-sized donuts at once, right on the corner of your desk!
Geeks love cooking and there's no mystery why: it's science you can eat! We spent a week salivating over food gadgets, gathering tips and wisdom along the way. From that experience comes our list of best (and worst) gift ideas:
The Vera Electric Kettle looks way over engineered, but cool as hell. The design includes electronic controls to hit preset temperatures (113 and 212 degrees fahrenheit), and a handle with touchable controls and clock.
You know the deal: Alton hates single-purpose kitchen gadgets. So I read him a list of unitaskers that I thought might make the cut. Here's what did—and what didn't—meet the maestro's approval, along with his color commentary:
I'll give you a hint: It is not meant for trimming cigars or performing circumcisions, and it'd be of no use if you needed to open a wine bottle. So what is it?