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This Useful Scale Was Built With Pour-Over Coffee In Mind

Stylish functionality for coffee enthusiasts
Mar 19, 2015 9:00 am

Whatever level your coffee know-how, this minimalist, six-inch square device makes a very convincing case for dialing up your pour-over game. Acaias Pearl coffee scale, which its makers are touting as the first and only of its kind on the market, was designed specifically to measure the entire pour-over brewing process: the amount of grinds, the time, the pour amount and the infusion rate.

A Vital Tool For Lazy Cooks: The Stirio Will Stir Your Pot So You Don't Have To

Just clamp the device to your cookware and move on
Mar 4, 2015 11:00 am

The Stirio is a strange piece of culinary tech. The device, which looks like a small off-board motor, clamps to the edges of pots and stirs the contents for you. It's meant to be left alone so you can attend to other things. Writer Nicholas Kavalier tries it out, with minimal effort.

Has The SodaStream Bubble Burst?

The DIY soda machine's sales are declining
Feb 24, 2015 10:00 am

Has SodaStream's bubble burst faster than the minimal time it takes to create its trademark product? According to The New York Times, sales for the DIY carbonated-water and soda machine have declined since reaching a peak in 2013. So just how have the fortunes of this once-promising device taken such a hit after being on the top of everyone’s Christmas wish list a mere two years ago?

Does Computer-Controlled Chilling Really Make Wine Taste Better?

Testing the Waring Pro Digital Wine Chiller
Feb 23, 2015 10:00 am

The Waring Pro Digital Wine Chiller and Warmer helps ensure your Riesling, champagne and Beaujolais are always at the ideal serving temperature. Featuring a single-bottle fridge with an LCD panel, computer-controlled temperature and an internal database of more than 30 varietals to choose from, the system lets you dial in the exact degree your wine requires.

Is The Philips Multicooker The Smartest Crock-Pot On The Market?

We test it out (with risotto!) to find out
Feb 17, 2015 10:00 am

About the size of a standard Crock-Pot, the domed Philips Multicooker claims to slow-cook, sauté, steam, boil, roast and simmer as well as make rice, yogurt and risotto — without much pot-watching or worrying. A lofty claim for sure, especially the risotto mode, but if it lives up to it, this show-off could be a savior for home chefs with space or time constraints. To the test! 

10 Gifts For The Coffee, Cocktail And Wine Geek In Your Life

Smart buys that give the gift of...drink
Feb 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Whether he or she is more likely to be found sipping pomegranate oolong sweetened with raw honey or drooling fanatically over a four-inch-thick wine list, the way to your valentine’s heart is actually through the esophagus rather than the stomach. That might not seem terribly romantic, but trust us — the gifts on this list are bound to please the drink geek in your life.

Will Future Chefs Worry About Printer Jams? 3D Food Printing The Buzz At CES 2015.

Vegas gadget show offers window into foodie future
Jan 8, 2015 10:00 am

In an era of handmade artisanal everything, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, held annually each January, is a refreshing reminder of the ever-increasing number of things you can still do without investing a single drop of sweat equity. This year's show is no different.

The Grillbot Is What It Sounds Like: A Grill-Cleaning Robot

Debuting new features at CES in Las Vegas this week
Jan 7, 2015 11:00 am

Are you kicking yourself for forgetting to consult our handy guide to the season's new kitchen products when shopping for your favorite home cook? Or, perhaps, did you just forget about buying him or her a present altogether over the holidays? Fear not, we’ve got you covered here at Food Republic. Presenting, the Grillbot!

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