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Turn your kettle grill into a pizza oven with the KettlePizza

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Earlier this year, we told you about a wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard that promised to make great pizza but cost $2700.  You like pizza, but you don’t have that kind of cash to dedicate to a large piece of equipment that can only make pizzas, you say?  What about a piece of equipment thatRead More…

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iDevices Bluetooth Connected Kitchen Thermometer review

on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In my household, I’m usually the one who makes dinner every night because I get off work first. I like to cook, but it cuts into my Gadgeteer work time if I am constantly running up and down the stairs to check the temperature of something that I’m baking in the oven. I’ve always wantedRead More…

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It’s easy to score with Hat Trick BBQ tools

on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Hockey season is over and you’re jonesing for some stick time, but the temperature outside could melt steel let alone your backyard ice rink. Hat Trick BBQ has the solution to get that stick back in your hands, or at least part of a hockey stick. Hat Trick BBQ has come up with a conceptRead More…

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#ad Faveable lists top 2014 cooking gadgets for a healthier lifestyle

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Welcome back to another edition of partnered content from Faveable. This time around the editors at Faveable have turned their attention to cooking gadgets which help you to get  healthy and hopefully stay that way. Everyone knows that diet plays a very important role in your healthy. So it’s only fitting that you invest in the right toolsRead More…

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Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven review

on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I am not a cook, chef, or even a glorified food preparer.  In fact, I view cooking as nothing more than a DIY project with heat and chemistry.  I’d like to also point out that I failed chemistry numerous times in school.  Along comes the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven.  Pressure oven?  OK, you have myRead More…

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Now we’re cooking with glass!

on Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I know bakeware isn’t a gadget, but even gadget lovers have to eat.  I found these great glass baking cups on Amazon, and I’ve used them a few times now since I got them.  The Libbey Just Baking Glass Cupcake Set has twelve glass baking cups.  They are ridged inside, so they’ll easily release theRead More…

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Nutrition becomes easier with the Prep Pad smart food scale

on Friday, May 16th, 2014

If it’s time to get serious about what you put into your body, consider the Prep Pad from The Orange Chef Co. The Prep Pad is a smart food scale that pairs with your iPad and the Countertop iOS app to show the nutritional breakdown of food in a simple, easy to understand way. TheRead More…

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Ninja Ultima Blender BL830CB review

By: Cheri Henderson
on Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

No, I’m not Bill Henderson, aka Mr. Headphones. I’m his wife, Cheri. And let me start this review by telling you a little about what it’s like to be the wife of Bill Henderson. I’m a freelance writer and editor who works out of a home office. I spend a lot of time on theRead More…

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Mark your baked goods with your name

on Monday, April 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You work hard to make beautiful, tasty pie crusts, cookies, and other pastries, so you should be proud to have everyone know you made them.  With a Personalized rolling pin from ValekRollingPins on Etsy, you can have a rolling pin custom engraved with your name.  The rolling pins are made of beech, and they areRead More…

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Cut like a caveman

on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Primative Stainless Steel Knife brings the flint flake tool of prehistoric time into the present.  This 8.7″ handleless knife is made of a single piece of stainless steel.  The top has a ridge for gripping, and the shape tapers to the front and bottom to form a sharp edge for precise cutting.  It comesRead More…

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iDevices iGrillmini review

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone’s meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller,Read More…

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Shake up your kitchen and make your own butter

By: Greg Carter
on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

If you’ve ever thought that it might be cool to make your own butter, but stopped short of buying an old wooden butter churn, there’s a new and fairly inexpensive gadget just for you called the Buttercup™ Butter Maker from Chef’n. This clever device is a fun and educational way for kids to learn whereRead More…

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Why bother with delivery? Make your own pizza in this wood-burning oven

on Monday, February 24th, 2014

If cost is no object for a great-tasting pizza, you might try your hand at making your own in this wood-fired pizza oven.  You’ll need a safe outdoor area to set up this Italian-made oven.  According to the product information, the Rapid Heating Wood Burning Pizza Oven from Hammacher Schlemmer “has an electrogalvanized powder-coated steel roofRead More…

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As seen on TV: Stone Wave Microwave Cooker review

on Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Do you eat out more than you cook at home? What if you could make an omelet in less than 5 minutes or an “apple pie” in 3 minutes? Would that make you consider staying home instead of going out? The Stone Wave Microwave Cooker from Telebrands (As Seen on TV) lets you cook foods quickRead More…

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Netchef G2 is an Android powered digital cookbook for your kitchen

on Friday, January 24th, 2014

The Netchef G2 is a kitchen recipe reader developed by Sungale that is powered by the Android operating system and features a 1024×768 8-inch touchscreen. This counter-top cooking companion comes preloaded with over 500 recipes and has 4GB of internal memory and up to 32GB of external memory that can be used to store your ownRead More…

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Let your iPhone tell you when your steaks are grilled to perfection

on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The iGrillmini from iDevices is a meat thermometer with an attached probe. Nothing new there right? But pair it with your iOS device and now you have a smart thermometer that you can remotely check the temp of the meat cooking outdoors on your grill. The iGrillmini conveniently mounts to your grill or smoker with aRead More…

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As seen on TV: Turbo Roaster review

on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

TV infomercials are ingenious advertisements that draw us in with a slick sales pitch, grab our attention, pique our curiosity and then our wallet. I’ve been given the opportunity to review a couple “As seen on TV” products to see if their claims stand up to a real world test and if they are worthRead More…

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Folding Firebox Nano is a camping stove small enough to fit in your shirt pocket

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Folding Firebox Nano is a 3″ stainless steel camp stove that when folded, will fit in your pocket. It weighs in at less than 6 ounces (170 grams) and is about .25 inches thick when collapsed. It doesn’t requires any assembly or tools to set it up. Just unfold, add sticks, twigs or aRead More…

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Tailgate in style with these cooking appliances

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Whether you want to have a nice spread for your tailgate party before the big game or travel in an RV, you’ll appreciate these Max Burton appliances.  They plug into a car’s 12V power outlet and prepare a meal as you travel.  The Digital Stove to Go (top, left) has a 1.5-qt capacity and reachesRead More…

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Zing Anything Aqua Zinger, Citrus Zinger and Salad Zinger review

on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

We all know that to stay hydrated, we should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. The only thing is though, that water is… well… boring. My beverage of choice used to be Diet Coke, but I was able to wean myself off of it by switching over to ice tea. IRead More…

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Knork – A friend for your spork

on Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ve no doubt heard of a spork which looks like a spoon with short fork-like tines on the edge. Campers and EDC fans like them because they combine two tools into one. Enter the Knork which looks like an ordinary stainless steel fork till you take a closer look. The outside tines have been beveled without beingRead More…

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Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpots get even smarter

on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Last month I posted a review of the Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot and had a positive experience with it except for one important thing… Trying to grow a plant in Southern Indiana during the winter months, even with an auto watering flowerpot, just doesn’t work that well due to short sunlight hours. The folksRead More…

Pack Away Kettle – A Collapsible Teapot

By: Karen Nelson
on Monday, August 8th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Wacky Practicals has developed a new take on the conventional tea kettle, a collapsible version that is made of silicone.  The Pack Away Kettle has a stainless steel base that does conduct heat so it will stay hot after boiling.  It is safe for all heat sources, electric, conduction, and gas stoves.  Now you canRead More…

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Just Indulge ‘Em: Crust Cutter

By: cobinrox
on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

My parenting or kid-monitoring skills are simplistic: just shut ‘em up if there is little or no work on my part.  These crust cutters (this one available from Amazon, $7) is the type of gadget that fulfills that philosophy. For anyone who just doesn’t want to deal with crust (pie crust not included, of course),Read More…

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Your iPad Can Help You Make Cookies This Holiday Season

on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

About this time every year, I start buying cookie cookbooks.  I always have the fantasy that this will be the year that I’ll actually make some holiday cookies.  I never do, but I do like thinking about this.  This year, Martha Stewart has an iPad app that lets me combine my cookie plans with myRead More…