Product Reviews

ThermoWorks Thermapen Product Review

ThermoWorks Thermapen

I have gone through many thermometers over the years. From meat to candy thermometers and dial (analog) to digital thermometers, I usually bought cheap kinds that are available at grocery stores or department stores. Rarely was I ever pleased with the cheap models. They were slow to read the temperature, not all that accurate and broke fairly quickly. I have …

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Salton 8in1 Multicooker Product Review

Salton 8in1 Multicooker

I have used electric frypans for years. I have always found that they are excellent for stir-fries, because they hold a lot of food and get quite hot for frying. Salton has an  8 in 1 Multicooker and I recently had the chance to try it out. This is very much like an electric frypan. It advertises the ability to …

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Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 Product Review


Many serious coffee drinkers around the world say that the Technivorm Moccamaster is the best automatic drip coffee maker available for home use. It is not a surprise really. This machine is hand built in the Netherlands and is individually tested to ensure that the heat, speed and quality of the product meet their high standards and the very strict …

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PolyScience 200 Series Vacuum Sealing System Product Review


Vacuum sealers have become one of the most used tools in my kitchen. From preparing food for sous vide cooking, bagging and sealing left overs and vacuum sealing food that I smoked (fish, sausages, cheese and more), the vacuum sealer is almost an every day appliance for me. PolyScience has a number of vacuum sealers in their line that can …

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iGrill mini Digital Thermometer Product Review

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A thermometer is one of the most important tools for any serious BBQer. Anyone who has smoked a boston butt, tri tip or brisket knows that a thermometer is the only sure way to know if the meat is cooked and ready. I have cooked those low and slow smokes, and assumed the meat would be ready, only to have …

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J.K. Adams Lovely Rolling Pin Gadget Spotlight

J.K. Adams Lovely Rolling Pin Gadget Spotlight

J.K. Adams is known for their cutting boards but they make many other wood products including cheese boards, wine racks, knife trays and more. Recently they have released their Lovely Rolling Pins. These are not the only rolling pins manufactured by J.K. Adams as they also make traditional style and french dowel pins. The Lovely brand are very interesting, as …

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Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Product Review

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I have always had a fascination with Kickstarter, as it is a great opportunity for people, with a creative idea and an entrepreneurial spirit, to try something that might otherwise be near impossible. Whether it is a movie, video game, home appliance, cookbook or kid’s toy, Kickstarter allows people to present their business proposal and investment possibilities, to the public …

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Mr. Coffee Single Serve Keurig Coffee Brewer Product Review

Mr coffee keurig brewer

Years ago, I worked at a golf course and in the break room was an old style coffee pot. It seemed that there was always half a pot of coffee sitting in the glass carafe. The heating element was on and you just knew that the coffee would taste horrible. I remember trying it sometimes and the coffee was like …

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Modernist Cuisine at Home Book Review

modernist cuisine at home review

I have too many cookbooks and, for the longest time, buying them was a weakness for me. Anytime I was in a book store, I would walk around the cookbook section to see what was new. In particular, I liked seeing what was on sale or clearance, and I would try to grab a deal. Thrift stores have also been …

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