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Automatic roti maker Rotimatic joins the bread-maker family

The Rotimatic automatic roti maker will offer freshly baked roti on demand. (Credit: Rotimatic) A bread maker in the kitchen is more than just a time-saver, it is encouragement. If not for the bread machine, chances are loaves would come straight from the store shelves. Although the offerings from the store are rich and varied, nothing can compare to the delicious comfort of freshly baked bread. But why should Western-style loaves have all the fun? The universe of bread is big, wide, and delicious. But one thing all bread holds in common, no matter what it is designed to hold, is that freshly baked is better. The Rotimatic, from the firm Zimplistic in Singapore, is a countertop appliance that churns ... Read More »

Sous Vide for yourself with the Caso Sous Vide Center

The Caso Sous Vide Center contains a convenient vacuum sealer. (Credit: Williams-Sonoma) The kitchen can be a mysterious place filled with wondrous things. And that’s before any food enters the room. Imagine a time traveler, stumped by the box that is the microwave. Depending on the era, they could probably riddle out the use of the hearth and the icebox, or rather the oven and the refrigerator, but other things might not be so obvious to our friend out of time. Once upon a time, microwaves were unfamiliar appliances. Nowadays, there are plenty of new devices to stump eaters from any era. The Caso Sous Vide Center ($499.95) is here to clear the air about new possibilities in the kitchen. ... Read More »

Sharp puts a touch screen in a chopping board

(Credit: Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia) Lots of people rely on an iPad in the kitchen. In addition to using cooking-specific apps, you can look up recipes on Web sites, and drop the tablet into a book stand and have a pretty decent stand-in cookbook that can also double as a measurement converter and cooking encyclopedia for definitions and techniques. Sharp wants to go one better. It’s currently looking at bringing to market the Chop-Syc, a high-tech chopping board prototype with an embedded touch-screen LCD tablet and built-in scale for weighing ingredients. Designed by Siobhán Andrews as the winning entry in Sharp’s #GetItDownOnPaper competition to win a two-month internship, the idea is to make healthy cooking and portion control ... Read More »

March of the Turkey Fryer spins anew

What goes around comes around with the Waring Digital Rotisserie Turkey Fryer. (Credit: Williams-Sonoma) Just as the seasons turn, so do our palates. Big, warming food becomes popular again, and appetites dream of what’s to come. Always on the horizon, of course, is the big food day of the year. No, not Halloween — contrary to popular belief, candy does not constitute a meal — but rather that other food holiday: Thanksgiving. And while tradition dictates much of the menu, every once in a while, something new sneaks in. Or at least a new preparation. The Waring Digital Rotisserie Turkey Fryer ($279.95) has a sleeker design compared with last year’s model. Not content to sit on the sidelines, the streamlined ... Read More »

AquaChef Clarity envisions see-through sous-vide

The clear design of the AquaChef Clarity might not offer exciting cooking action, but the sous-vide cooker will look nice on the countertop. (Credit: AquaChef) All cooking methods have some bit of mystery associated with them. Behind the closed doors of the microwave or wall oven, magic is happening. The same could be said for something simple like frying something on the stovetop. The transformative process that happens to our food when we apply heat may be understood on a primal level, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to an innate understanding about how and why food cooks the way it does. Peeking in on the process of a relatively new cooking method is the AquaChef Clarity. The non-immersion circulator sous-vide ... Read More »

Waffle whims are a dial-turn away with the Breville Smart Waffle Maker

Batter up (and up and up) with the Breville Smart Waffle Maker. (Credit: Williams-Sonoma) Waffles hold a certain appeal for some individuals. Chances are, just saying the word “waffles” brings a particular image to mind (and a rumble to the stomach). Be they Belgian waffles, with their deep pockets waiting to be filled with deliciousness, or chocolate waffles with their deliciousness woven right into the batter, waffles present a challenge in that there are so many possibilities, yet only one breakfast per day. The Breville Smart Waffle Maker ($249.95) understands. The device makes it easy to cook a variety of different waffles with only a twist of the menu dial, the only drawback being that making waffles so easy to ... Read More »

Russell Hobbs Easy Toaster keeps toast at the ready

Toast time can be whenever you want it to be with the Russell Hobbs Easy Toaster. (Credit: Amazon UK) The UK is on a breakfast roll -- or at least on a roll regarding what Americans generally consider breakfast items. Recently, we saw the iKettle, a Wi-Fi-enabled hot water kettle that can be controlled with a smartphone. Neat idea for those that never know when they'll be ready for a spot of tea. Given that there probably isn't a mysterious 'toast time' we Americans know nothing about, now they have a toaster over there specifically designed to be able to keep toast warm until it's time to eat. The Russell Hobbs 19990 Easy Toaster (£34.99) is a basic toaster that ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma smart thermometer talks more than turkey

With the Williams-Sonoma smart thermometer, home cooks can receive alerts on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. (Credit: Williams-Sonoma) Orchestrating the construction of a whole meal is an endeavor that requires timing and patience. After the perfect combination of that classic trilogy of protein, vegetable and starch has been decided upon, the next task is to prepare it. With finding balance such an important aspect of meal-making before and during the event, a kitchen gadget that can help tie everything together in the race to the finish line, is a welcome addition to the kitchen. Especially if it knows how to subtract. The Williams-Sonoma smart thermometer ($199.95) can help bring complete meals together at the same time by alerting cooks ... Read More »

Piena is like a coffee maker for baby formula

Try not to confuse this with your coffee maker. (Credit: Piena) If you have a baby, you have your hands full. Mixing up formula takes time and care is required to get it down to the right temperature. For a $149 pledge on Indiegogo, you can hand that duty off to a kitchen gadget. The Piena Tender Touch baby formula maker is like a coffee maker for infants. You place the powder in a special container that can hold up to 24 ounces and keep it sealed up, fresh and dry, for up to four weeks. Fill the separate water reservoir. Turn the machine on and it boils the water, then cools it to near body temperature. When the water ... Read More »

The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker makes it OK to skip the sugar

The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker holds water in a reservoir until it reaches a specific temperature. (Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) The fact that coffee can have a bitter taste to some is a reality that requires an obvious solution: take out the bitter. Naturally, there are a lot of solutions that seem to be out there. For one, adding a spoonful of sugar (at least) seems to do the trick for many; sweeteners of all types always seem to be nearby a pot of coffee. Then, of course, there is the solution that goes straight to the source: let the coffee maker take out the bitterness. The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker ($199.95) offers the opportunity to make bitterness-free coffee at home ... Read More »

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