kitchen tools

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.

Edible Spray Paint Is Now A Thing And Approved By The FDA

This aerosol is safe to eat, if you choose to
Feb 17, 2015 2:15 pm

All this time, it seemed like the blowhards at Fox News had been huffing glue. Now we know the truth: They've actually been eating spray paint. In a recent "Chew on This" segment on the cable network's website, Fox News foodie Ashley Dvorkin explores the glimmering world of edible aerosols and taste-tests a traditional Mardi Gras king cake that's been blinged out in silver and gold spray paint.

The Caveman-Era Mortar And Pestle Finally Gets A New Look

Designs where modern form meets classic function
Apr 1, 2014 10:00 am

Multifunctional and endearingly low-tech, the mortar and pestle gets high marks for longetivity (it's one of the oldest-used kitchen tools, dating as far back as the time of the Egyptians). Thankfully, someone finally gave the basic duo a contemporary new look for the years to come. 

Why Do You Tie A Roast?

Grab some butcher's twine and truss like a boss
Nov 6, 2013 2:30 pm

Before we teach you how to tie a roast (we use the word "teach" loosely here), don't you want to know why you're tying up a nice piece of meat in the first place? You don't? You're walking into this whole roast thing totally blindly, trusting that the butcher's twine has some greater purpose you're not even curious about? Good, that's what we thought. Grab some string and let's get into it.

Video: How To Cut Food... With Dental Floss

Slicing cake, cheese has never been easier
Oct 9, 2013 4:30 pm

It can be difficult to slice common kitchen ingredients with precision, especially when the equipment isn’t up to par. But what if the proper equipment were right under your nose the entire time? Or, in your bathroom cabinet? Enter dental floss. The video, after the jump.

Should I Use A Wood Or Plastic Cutting Board?

Practical advice on when to use wood vs. plastic
Oct 4, 2013 2:00 pm

First, what are you cutting? There's no definitive rules that dictate that meat goes on plastic, vegetables go on wood, serrated knives go on plastic, butcher's cleavers are for wood, etc. It's more about practicality and food safety that anything.

What Is A Dough Hook?

What do you do with this stand mixer attachment?
Aug 2, 2013 2:00 pm

Got a stand mixer? Hopefully you didn't throw away the dough hook because you thought it was a broken whisk or weird food-torturing device or you'll be kneading dough by hand for quite a while. And that is boring. Here's how one simple tool results in fluffy, chewy bread. 

Finally, A Fruit Bowl That Will Tell You When Your Bananas Are About To Go Bad

Hey fruit eaters, here's a prototype to watch for
Jul 16, 2013 10:01 am

Time to eat those quickly ripening peaches and bananas! As an effort to curtail food waste, London-based design student Jagjit Chodha developed a fruit bowl that changes color to tell when a fruit has become ripe — and when it's about to pass its prime. More info about this exciting concept after the jump.

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