Beat your meat like it owes you money with the Knuckle Meat Pounder ($13). Fashioned after a set of brass knuckles, it's made from metal -- obviously -- and generally looks menacing while you use it to flatten your food or soften up your steak. May or may not be legal in your jurisdiction, so remember to keep it in the kitchen, okay?
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We've covered some minimalist coffee machines before, but damn. The Scanomat Top Brewer ($TBA) lurks underneath your kitchen counter or inside your island, using dual grinders to ensure your source is as fresh as possible, heating fresh water for every cup using a unique boiler system and cleaning itself automatically, all springing to life with a single tap on your iPhone. It takes just 15 seconds to deliver a cup of filtered coffee, 25 seconds for a shot of espresso, and likely even less time to empty your bank account.
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It might take a long time to recoup the money versus what you would have spent at Starbucks every day, but to have gourmet-quality espresso at home, it's well worth it. The Krups Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine ($800) aims for a perfect brew every time, thanks to a patented brewing chamber with a single thermostat for constant heat, a built-in grinder for the freshest possible taste, an integrated frothing unit, and a central one-touch button and LCD screen for simple operation. Good luck breaking the news to your favorite Barista.
Okay, so no meat product is going to look all that appetizing coming out of a customized squirt gun, but if you're looking to make your own uniformly-shaped jerky, the Jerky Gun ($45) can help. Made from quality, food-save materials, it features an easy-squeeze trigger, four stainless steel jerky attachments, an included funnel and stomper, and a brush set for cleaning our your Slim Jim remnants.
Lessen the number of pots and pans you're using — and thus your clean-up time — with the Wabi Nabe Cast Iron Pot ($150-$210). Drawing its names from Japanese terms for simplicity, naturalness, and one-pot cooking, the Wabi Nabe is a 1.5-quart pot designed for going straight from the stove, oven, or fire to the table, and features an optional matching trivet to protect your dining surface, as well as cast iron handles based on naturally-occurring forms of charred wood, adding an organic flair to the pre-seasoned pot. Pre-orders now open for holiday delivery.