Gadgets That Rock

Geek Out: Introducing The First Smart Phone-Enabled Sous-Vide Machine For Home

For the Wylie Dufresne in your life
Apr 22, 2014 10:00 am

Don't let the haute-sounding name fool you: Sous-vide, the process of cooking food in airtight plastic bags in a temperature-controlled water bath or steam environment for an extended period of time is a lot less intimidating than it seems, especially given the melt-in-your-mouth dishes that can result from this technique.

Here Is The Best Reason To Eat Corn, Which BTW Is Totally In Season Now

Finish off the summer grilling season in style
Aug 6, 2013 9:00 am

Gnawing away at those hard-to-reach kernels has never been so fashionable. As the dog dogs of August slowly creep up on us, we find that these pirate and ninja-themed corn skewers are just the gadgets needed to add some character to your backyard grilling adventures. Read on.

This Breathalzyer Watch Will Tell You If You've Had Too Much To Drink

A wrist piece for smarter, safer imbibing
Jun 26, 2013 10:01 am

Lately, a host of gadgets have been cropping up to help determine when it's time to cut yourself off at the bar, most recently this awesome breathalyzer watch by Kisai. Genius in its portability and discretion, this high-tech wrist piece has a three-color indication system (and 10 sub-levels) to give a general sense of your blood alcohol content (BAC).

8 Coolers Coolers! Stash Your Summer Snacks And Craft Beer With Mad Style.

8 coolers to serve every possible cooling purpose
Jun 20, 2013 1:01 pm

There's nothing wrong with your banged-up 15-year-old cooler that looks like it's survived two Woodstocks and still works fine. But you could probably use an upgrade, and it's high season for cooler upgrades, especially if you're hitting the "see and be seen" beach scene. Impress your trip-mates and anyone else who crosses your awesome path with these 8 cool coolers. 

How To Drink Cans Of Craft Beer In Public. Not That We Endorse This.

Fake Coca-Cola can disguises your quality beer
Jun 19, 2013 4:01 pm

Have you always looked for a way to enjoy a couple cold ones on the train that doesn’t include a wimpy brown bag? Are you tired of being slapped with pesky “citations” for drinking in public? (Note: We’re not speaking from personal experience or anything here). We have found your long-awaited solution! Read on.

These Meat Shredder Claws Are Pretty Badass

The perfect piece of gear for Grilling Month
May 9, 2013 4:31 pm

We tend to save the word “badass” for pretty, um, badass gadgets here at Food Republic. These "heavy duty meat shredders" from Williams-Sonoma certainly fit the bill. With Grilling Month in full swing and Father’s Day just around the corner, we figure that these meat rakes are an inexpensive and surefire way to establish yourself as master of the grill.

Finally, A Way To Order One Glass Of That $100 Bottle Of Vino

Meet the sleek, sexy future of wine by the glass
Mar 11, 2013 3:01 pm

You scoured the wine menu and found your perfect match. The sommelier presses the correct combination of buttons — it's really only two; the system is incredibly user-friendly. Then, the wine case's backlight and individual spotlights dim slowly and dramatically, save for the uncommon bottle you've chosen to savor a rare single glass of — it glows, tantalizingly, like a prize. And the Italian Enomatic wine system made it all possible. Here's how.

The Best Food Gear At CES 2013

Big Vegas trade show offers a look into the future
Jan 15, 2013 2:02 pm

For five days last week the floors of the massive Las Vegas Convention Center’s many halls were crowded with more than 150,000 journalists, bloggers and rascal-riding Diet Pepsi chuggers catching a glimpse at the latest technological innovations on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. Our writer traversed the floors, avoiding the herds as best he could — in searching out the best in food and kitchen tech. 

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