Cuisine Technology

Unique Gifts for Foodies in 2020

Let’s face it: food lovers are hard to shop for. Sure, it’s easy to find gadgets that are fun for a day… but how often will someone actually use that banana slicer or pair of herb scissors? (If the home chef in question is any good, they’d likely...

Lavatools Javelin Hands-On Review and Alternatives

When you’re doing anything involving precise temperatures in the kitchen, you need to know that you can trust your tools to accurately tell you the temperature. When we tested the Westinghouse sous vide immersion circulator, for example, we found...

EurKitchen Torch Hands-On Review and Alternatives

As you get serious about cooking, you quickly realize the power of having a handheld flame that you can direct exactly where you want it. Whether you’re making a crackling, glassy top on your crème brûlée or developing a rich brown seared crust on...

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Unique Gifts for Foodies in 2020

Let’s face it: food lovers are hard to shop for. Sure, it’s easy to find gadgets that are fun for a day… but how often will someone actually use that banana slicer or pair of herb scissors? (If the home chef in question...

The 11 Best Smart Kettles for 2020

When you start to get serious about your tea or coffee, you quickly realize that the brewing temperature matters a lot. Just pouring boiling water over your tea or into your French press may work for some things, but...

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The 7 Best Steam Ovens for 2020

Someday, we may all look back on 2020 as the year that everybody started learning to bake bread. If you’re among the many who ended up with a new sourdough hobby, you’ve probably started to understand the value of steam...

The 5 Best Sous Vide Racks in 2020

There are two main issues with attempting to cook multiple packages at once in a sous vide water bath. First, some foods will naturally want to float during the cooking process, even if you use a vacuum sealer. Second...

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The 7 Best Sous Vide Weights in 2020

Sous vide cooking relies on water’s ability to transmit heat more effectively than air can. As a result, it’s incredibly important that your bags of food stay completely underwater in the sous vide bath. Any part...

The 7 Best Sous Vide Cookers for 2020

Every year, it gets easier and easier to bring sous vide technology into your home. And now, there are two distinct kinds of home sous vide machines: all-in-one sous vide cookers and immersion circulators. These all-in...

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The 5 Best Smoking Guns for Cooking in 2020

Smoke infusers (or smoking guns) give passionate home cooks a way to transform dishes into truly high-end, restaurant-worthy creations. They allow you to give your dishes beautifully smoky flavor without going through...