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There are few things in life better than food cooked on the grill. Whether it be a steak, chicken, burger, or hot dog, there is just something about being cooked on the grill that makes everything a bit more delicious. Of course, not all grills have accurate temperature gauges built into them. This can be an [...]

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biempopcorn

My mother complained that when she was a child a hundred years ago (literally), her parents brought totally crisped toast from the kitchen with a pat of frozen butter sitting in the middle. I don't remember how she solved it when we were kids, but soft margarine must have seemed a wonderful advance to her. [...]

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DietSensor

Currently, figuring out the nutritional content of your meal means futzing around with labels and sifting through databases of similar-sounding items. SCiO, a pocket-sized near infrared spectrometer, combines with the DietSensor app to up the ante, allowing you to scan the food in front of you and determine its nutritional information with the touch of [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
pantelligent

Cooking is fun if you know what you're doing. But if you are a cooking novice, it can be an anxiety and smoke filled nightmare. Can a special frying pan help you learn to cook? Only if it comes with Gordon Ramsay attached to it you might think. The Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan doesn't come [...]

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nessie

These ladles appear to be named after the Loch Ness Monster of the Scottish Highlands, but they remind me more of Dino the dinosaur from the Flintstones cartoons. Either way, they are cute as heck and will bring a smile to the face of anyone who uses one. Available through the Animi Causa Boutique, these [...]

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high-protein-baking-cricket-flour

For those of you who enjoyed the news posts on the insect rearing gadgets that you can use in your home to raise your own insect food (Farm 432: Farming insects for food to feed the future and The Hive: Farming insects to feed the future part 2), but were not quite ready to make the [...]

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gourmia-gta2500-2

I love fried foods, but I know they aren't healthy for me. Is there a way to have the same flavor, taste and texture of your favorite fried foods without all the unhealthy oil and grease that goes along with them? The Gourmia GTA2500 air fryer, roaster and cooker has that claim. They offered to [...]

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wct-oven-1

When I was a kid, every Thanksgiving and Christmas my Father would bake these peanut butter cookies that were delicious; every year I looked forward to helping him bake these cookies. Now that I'm a father, I try to find similar activities to enjoy with my children. Sadly, I'm nowhere near the baker my father [...]

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Maverick PT-100-01

Since I know so little about cooking, I approach it like I would any engineering problem:  I follow directions when possible.  One essential cooking tool I need is a reliable thermometer.  Let's see how the Maverick PT-100 thermometer works out. • Commercial Grade Thermometer with NSF approval • Type K Thermocouple with integral stainless precision micro [...]

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gosun

I like the idea of grilling outdoors, but over the years I've tried a gas grill and a charcoal grill and didn't like using either one. Gas grills are a hassle because you have to replace the gas canister when it becomes empty. Charcoal grills are dirty, messy and make me paranoid that I'm killing [...]

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stanley-camping-cookware-set

We recently told you about the Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System that lets you make fresh coffee while camping or hiking.  Today we have the Stanley Adventure Two Pot Prep and Cook Set that contains all the cookware you'll need at your campsite.  The Set contains a folding cutting board, two 20oz bowls with lids, one melt-resistant nylon [...]

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axe-pizza-cutter

If you're the sort who likes to chop through a pizza with a macho tool, or you're a Monty Python fan, you'll need the Axe Pizza Cutter.  It has a rolling blade like a standard pizza cutter, but it ups the macho factor with the wooden handle and the axe-blade surround for the stainless cutting [...]

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ifork

Wasn't there a law passed several years ago banning the practice of adding an "i" in front of a product name just to sound techy and hip? Probably not, but there should be, call your congressman now. Anyway, the iFork (just saying the name makes me roll my eyes because it has nothing to do [...]

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stainless-steel-bacon-grilling-rack

With the Stainless Steel Bacon Grilling Rack, you can cook some crispy bacon for your burgers right on the grill.  The rack is made of 430 stainless steel and measures 4.88" x 10.79" x 5.63".  It's big enough to hold 4-6 slices of bacon (you may need a couple if everyone wants bacon), and it cooks the [...]

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cooks-innovations-buttermill-1

Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn't spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of time to soften is the easiest way to solve the problem, but for those times when you don't [...]

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gaswatch

The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. Across the country BBQ enthusiasts are dusting off their grills and wondering the same thing, "Is there any propane left in the tank?" Wonder no more with The Smart GasWatch. The Smart GasWatch is a propane tank scale that uses Bluetooth to communicate [...]

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dragon-cake-pan-thinkgeek

While not an electronic device, this kitchen item will appeal to the dragon-loving gadgeteers.  The Dragon Cake Pan holds just a little less than 2 boxes of cake mix or a bundt cake mix.  It's molded to look like a scaly dragon curled around three eggs.  The pan is made of heavy aluminum alloy, is [...]

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overlord-cookbook

Earlier this week one of my friends from work stopped me at the water dispenser to tell me that he had something to show me. A few minutes later he handed me his copy of the Kitchen Overlord Illustrated Geek Cookbook by Chris-Rachael Oseland. This hard cover cookbook reads like a comic book with recipes [...]

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cuizen-pizza-oven-2

If you have teens who eat a lot of pizza, and you'd like a cheaper way to supply all this pizza other than delivery, consider the cute little Cuizen Pizza Box Oven.  It can cook up to a 12" pizza, and it works with either homemade or frozen pies.  You don't have to dirty up [...]

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cibocal

Home cooks with hand dexterity issues can now chop vegetables with ease using the Cibocal cutting board. These 15 ½” x 11” x 1/2” cutting boards feature a special spring loaded bar that you can wedge the tip of your cook or chef's knife under to provide a pivot. Your knife then becomes a lever [...]

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Science-cutting-boards-1

I love all the personal details that we have in our house, it really makes our home unique and purely ours. My husband and I have science backgrounds and love just about all things science. When I saw these cutting boards, I knew this was a unique item that I would enjoy having in my [...]

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afille-butter-warmer-dish

The Alfille Temperature Controlled Butter Dish promises to keep butter at your perfect spreading temperature.  It plugs in to a wall socket and is intended to operate 24/7.  It comes with a pre-set spreading temperature, but you can adjust it if you prefer your butter a bit softer or firmer.  It's designed to keep butter [...]

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ThinkGekk Star Wars R2-D2 measuring cup set

So, you failed at Jedi mind tricks and you can't build that droid of your dreams. What's an aspiring Padawan to do? Why not bake something? And if your going to bake, your going to need measuring cups and what better set of measuring cups than the Star Wars R2-D2 measuring cup set from ThinkGeek. [...]

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BBQ Dragon review

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To me, nothing is better than freshly grilled meat and veggies at home during the warm (and cold) months. My boyfriend and I struggle to get our barbecue coals hot quickly using various tools, and have to wait well over 45 minutes for the coals to be ready.  I recently got the chance to review the BBQ [...]

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maverick-chef-tunes-thermometer

If you have a tiny kitchen like mine, every item on the countertop has to have earned its place there.  The Maverick Chef Tunes Bluetooth Speaker and Roasting Thermometer does quadruple duty, so it would be worthy of the 12" x 2.5"  x 3.5" of counter it would require.  The Chef Tunes is a Bluetooth [...]

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