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Has The SodaStream Bubble Burst?

The DIY soda machine's sales are declining
Feb 24, 2015 9:00 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 9:00 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 9:00 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 1:00 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 9:00 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 10:00 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!

We Found The Perfect Tool For Sous Vide In The Home Kitchen

The Precision Cooker from Anova is a game changer
Jan 6, 2015 10:00 am

Sous vide, the process of submerging foods in temperature-controlled water bath to yield everything from fall-off-the-bone chicken breasts to perfectly poached eggs, has always been something best left to the pros or the most intrepid home cooks. It’s not difficult per se, just pricey and a bit intimidating. In the last few years, however, companies have released slimmed down, cost-sensitive circulators. The most promising of the new breed is the Precision Cooker from Anova. Does it live up to its lofty claims? We took it for a test drive.

Introducing Trongs, For The Sauce-Phobic Wing Eater In Your Life

Trongs are dumb. Their informercial is dumber.
Aug 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Love eating wings but hate washing your hands? Gross! I mean, then this is the product for you! Meet Trongs, the innovative plastic pincers that make you look like a human with tiny crab hands while simultaneously denying you the pleasure of licking buffalo sauce off your fingers. Let's make sure these tools of the devil stay "seen on TV" and not in real life.

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