Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

I’m at the point in my cooking “education” (part self-taught, part watching a lot of YouTube videos) where I’m starting to get fed up with my cheap knife set. Several of the knives are on their way out or were … (More)

Paprika Recipe Manager for iOS

For a long time, my go-to recipe manager was Evernote. Then, it was Basil for iPad. It’s been a while since that switch, but the limitation of Basil being iPad-only (amongst a few other quibbles) has finally started wearing on … (More)

Mercer Hell’s Handle Fish Spatula

As I’ve mentioned in the past, the best tool in my kitchen is my cast iron skillet. My cheap metal spatula kind of sucks though, so I’ve been on the lookout for something better. Thankfully, The Sweethome did the leg … (More)


On those rare occasions when ketchup gets used in our house—meaning, when we’re feeling too lazy to cook and just toss some frozen corn dogs into the oven—I always mix in a little sriracha to spice things up a bit. … (More)

Zojirushi NS-TSC10 Rice Cooker

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a simple bowl of steaming, slightly sweet, slightly sticky, Japanese-style short grain rice. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. It’s possible to make this stuff in a standard stovetop pot (and I have), … (More)

Lodge’s Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillets

If you ask me, no kitchen is complete without at least one cast iron skillet around — they just cook food so perfectly and only get better with age. The one I own used to belong to my grandma and … (More)

RSVP Stoneware Grease Keeper

I’m a big fan of Dan Benjamin’s Bacon Method site, which describes how to make perfect bacon every single time using an oven pan rather than a skillet. (Admittedly, I still like to use my cast iron skillet for this … (More)

S’mores Roasting Rack

Personally, I like to toast marshmallows one-at-a-time, catching each one on fire and letting the exterior burn to a crisp. But most people I know seem to prefer only a slight toasting, and if you’re going to be making a … (More)

Baking Steel

Baking pizza at home seems like it should be a simple project, but it can be a little tricky. The outer crust and the pie center don’t always cook evenly, and you might even end up with some burnt zones. … (More)

Rösle Pizza Wheel

When it comes to kitchen accessories, do you prefer the boring old-school tools, or gadgets that look like they were stolen straight out of a MoMA exhibit? If you’re in the latter camp, you should check out the Rösle Pizza … (More)

Wired Wyatt’s Caffeinated Maple Syrup

Coffee not cutting it in the morning? Then it’s time to bust out the caffeinated maple syrup. Drink it straight (ew), pour it on your waffles, put it in your oatmeal, there’s no wrong way to enjoy this stuff. It’s … (More)

Curly Dog Roasting Sticks

Lost more hot dogs and marshmallows to fires than you care to think about? Well, thanks to these curly roasting sticks, those kinds of tragedies can be a distant memory. Made of high-quality, hand-twisted steel, these handy tools will keep … (More)

Honey Badger Habanero BBQ Sauce

It’s a homemade recipe that uses hand-chopped habanero peppers, honey, and probably a few other secret ingredients. It sounds delicious, but I’m not yet sure how well a couple of designers with english accents who live in northern California can … (More)

Giant Ice Cube Tray

This giant ice cube tray makes 6 ice cubes measuring 2-cubic inches each. The bigger the ice cube the slower they melt. Therefor giant ice cubes are perfect for drinks where you want to keep the liquid cold without diluting … (More)

Microplane’s Mini-Blades Meat Tenderizer

Here you’ll find one of the most effective — and manliest — ways to tenderize your steaks. Alas, this meat tenderizer is illegal in 17 states.

Schmidt Brothers, 15-piece Downtown Block

Two things about the knives from New York-based Schmidt Brothers: (1) they offer high quality and longevity for an unusually affordable price; (2) the downtown block is a very cool and unique holding block that uses acrylic magnets embedded inside … (More)

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

Happy Turkey Day. I’ll be smoking my turkey in a Weber this year, because real men slow cook their entrées in a smoker. And, what’s great about this Weber, is that for the times when you just want to slap … (More)

Giant Gummy Bear

This gummy bear is bigger than a football. It weighs 5 pounds and comes in cherry, blue raspberry, and green apple flavors. You could fit 1,000 regular gummy bears in just one of these bad boys.