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10 New Kitchen Products To Buy For The Top Chef In Your Life. Or, Yourself.

An assortment of gadgets for any kitchen lover
Dec 16, 2014 9:00 am

Fretting over what to get the resident sous chef in your life? It’s okay. Those who’d rather receive a full-tang chef’s knife over a 4K television can be pickier than Thomas Keller at a farmer’s market. But that’s why we searched high and low to select these ten new kitchen-centric items. From a set of NASA-derived cookware that spreads the warmth like no other to a pasta maker that pushes out noodles in record time, these gifts are sure to satisfy and surprise even the most selective food lover.

Video: Sashimi Knife Vs. Tomato. Fight!

A friendly reminder to keep 'em razor-sharp
Sep 22, 2014 10:00 am

Notoriously difficult to slice owing to its multiple textures, the tomato has long plagued knife-wielders from master chefs to humble sandwich-crafters. Think your knife's sharp? It pretty much isn't, according to this video of a sushi chef giving a tomato the sashimi treatment. 

You're Probably Using The Wrong Steak Knife. Let Us Help.

Choose your weapon at Hong Kong's The Steak House
Apr 30, 2014 10:00 am

From city to city around the world, you can go to a steakhouse and pretty much know what you're going to get: shrimp cocktail, wedge salads, big steaks, mashed potatoes and Manhattans. If a steakhouse is going to set itself apart, though, they have to do something special. At this Michelin-starred shrine to beef, you choose your cut, then your knife out of this very special collection.

'Smart Ovens' Exist, So...Can 'Smart Knives' Be Far Behind?

And will all these gizmos make us better cooks?
Jan 28, 2014 9:00 am

The gadgetry of the future hardly feels too distant these days. Smart oven technology is already becoming commonplace in home kitchens, thanks to computerized, wifi-enabled ovens. What if your knives could tell you the nutritional value of anything they sliced? More after the jump.

Here's How To Sharpen Your Knife Without A Knife Sharpener

Hint: the secret tool is already in your kitchen
Nov 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Technically you really should be taking your knives to a sharpener, particularly if they're nice knives. But when it comes down to you, the cutting board and that tomato/squash/turnip you'd rather not slice off a finger for, your knife holds all the power. Here's a nice little kitchen hack for ya.

How Much Does Chopping Off The Tip Of Your Finger Cost?

One home cook's trip to the ER, sans insurance
Sep 11, 2013 10:00 am

Necessary caveat: It wasn't the whole finger, or even most of the finger, just a sizable portion of the finger tip (gruesome photo available upon request). And there you have it: the end of my hand modeling career, before it ever truly began. Here's what the bill looked like.

Kitchen Tools 101: What Is An Oyster Knife?

Here's a useful little specialty tool worth owning
Sep 4, 2013 1:30 pm

You can cut bread with a chef's knife. You can try to cut tomatoes with a dull knife. You can cut pears with a paring knife if that tickles your funny bone. But there aren't a lot of tools in your kitchen you can use to open an oyster other than an oyster knife. We've seen sad displays of screwdriver-on-mollusk violence. Don't do that. So what about the oyster knife makes it perfect for opening oysters?

What Is The Best Knife For Tomatoes?

Chop, cut, slice and dice with the right knife
Jun 6, 2013 12:31 pm

Juicy, ripe tomatoes are one of the best parts of summer. For a few precious months each year, tomatoes ripen naturally in the heat and star front and center in a vast range of colors, shapes and sizes at farmers markets. It's a beautiful thing. Cutting them properly is another.

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