Chop your steaks, roasts, and other foods with power and precision using the Global G-12 Meat Cleaver ($170). Forged in Japan from CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel, this serious chef's tool features a 6.5-inch blade, an seamless design, an insanely sharp edge, black synthetic grips, and a hollow handle. Just don't get too carried away, lest you end up making fingertip stew.
We've seen some crazy knife handles before, but not too many that you can barely tell apart from the knife itself. Stelton Pure Black Knives ($55+) are forged from a single piece of stainless steel, enabling their handles to meld seamlessly into their blades, while the special, hygienic matte black coating makes them easy to clean and unusually grippy. Two chef's knives are available, as is a single bread knife — but who wants to waste a blade this good looking on cutting bread?
Decorating a new motor-themed coffee bar? Use the Speedster Espresso Machine ($TBA) as your centerpiece. Made from stainless steel, this advanced machine features a double boiler system, electronic temperature controllers, a steam boiler with heat exchanger to pre-heat the water, a commercial grade rotation pump, two water temperature settings, a four-hole steam tip, and the ability to trick guests into thinking you're brewing their drinks in an engine block.
One of the secrets to making great-looking food is learning how to get it from the cooking pan onto the plate without making a mess. Or, you could just grab a set of Christian Bjørn Stackable Cookware ($50-$120). Available in three sizes, these versatile dishes are made from porcelain, and feature scalloped cut-outs for superior air circulation, heat-resistant silicone feet to keep surfaces safe when going straight from the oven to the table, and a stackable design that allows you to fill a larger dish with tea light candles, keeping the food in the dish on top warm for hours, buffet style.
No, you can't throw it and expect it to come back to you. Instead, the Boomerang Wok ($150) sports Teflon Platinum Plus non-stick coating and a unique cupped edge that allows overly-enthusiastic chefs to toss their stir-fry to their heart's content without getting partially-cooked food all over the stove, counters, floor, and — if you're particularly talented — walls.