Sous vide is the next big thing in cooking — but unfortunately, you've had to shell out a ton of cash if you wanted to bring the technology home. The Nomiku ($300) is poised to do so at a much lower price and without the need for a large, dedicated machine. It sits down in a standard pot, heating the water to whatever temperature you set -- using the dial control and 1.3-inch OLED screen -- and keeping it there for as long as you need. The result? Perfectly cooked meals, every time, with less fuss than you'd expect.
How does one go about celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of a tragic accident in which 1,514 people died? You make a tea bag holder, of course! The Teatanic (€11; roughly $13) is designed to resemble the ill-fated RMS Titanic, crafted from stainless steel with a mug-filling body that allows you to press on its sides to squeeze out all available goodness. Play "My Heart Will Go On" while drinking to complete the experience.
Equal parts ecologically friendly and gorgeous, the Cafino Coffee Maker ($165) is ready to help kick start your day with an extra dash of style. Made in Germany using stainless steel and glass, it uses a double stainless steel mesh sieve to hold your freshly-ground beans, a borosilicate glass cylinder to hold the boiling water — and eventually your coffee — and an integrated handle to make pouring as easy as brewing. [Scouted by Steve]
Unless you have a built-in ice maker, odds are you have to deal with ice cube trays — and all the water spillage that comes with them. The Cube Tube ($TBA) is designed to eliminate that problem. Its vertical ice cube tray prevents spillage by allowing you to fill up a clear tube that works with a 14-cube divider to lock in the water, making it incredibly easy to get your frozen friends out one-at-a-time when its time for a cold drink.
Long has man yearned for the taste of a traditional grill without the need to go outdoors — and the Element Indoor Smokeless BBQ ($225) promises to deliver. This unique cooking system uses a gas or electric stove element to heat a bed of lava rocks, creating the flavor of a traditional grill without the smoke or charcoal dust. Other features include a specific section for catching grease — making for easy cleanup — an adjustable grill height, and a removable handle.
Looking to squeeze every last ounce of flavor out of your coffee? Start brewing with the Bodum Pebo Vacuum Coffee Maker ($80). Thanks to its unique vacuum brewing method, it extracts all the flavorful oils in your coffee without changing or hiding the flavor with a metal or paper filter, and seals in the aroma so every pot smells as fresh as it tastes. [via]
We've seen some long brewing times before, but 12 hours seems a little excessive, even for cold drip. Yet that's the brewing time for the Proper Coffee Cold Drip ($400). Promising a smooth, flavorful cup of joe, the Proper Coffee brews at a glacial 43 to 47 drips per minute, 1000ml at a time, through an all-glass system of reservoir, filter funnel, and bottom vessel that's elegantly suspended by a water jet-cut aluminum frame. Luckily, you can store the resulting sweetness in the fridge for up to several weeks, so you won't have to plan a half-day ahead just to get your caffeine fix.
Prepare for the upcoming lemonade-and-booze season with the Metrokane Citrus Power Juicer ($110). Boasting more than twice the leverage of other professional juicers, the Metrokane exerts over 1,000 pounds of pressure with minimal effort on your part, squeezing every last drop of goodness out of your oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes, and catching it in the included stainless steel pouring pitcher. Now all you need is a stand.
Give yourself one less thing to worry about with the Breville Tea Brewer ($250). Designed for the discerning tea drinker and incredibly lazy alike, this one-touch brewer features a fully automated tea basket that moves your leaves down into the water, then gently agitates them to infuse your tea with flavor, as the whole system keeps track of what variety of tea you're brewing, adjusting the water temperature and brewing time accordingly. Or, you could just do the same thing with a stove, thermometer, and egg timer. Good luck with that.
Sure, it's a litte strange to be recommending an entire kitchen made by a company best known for its trash cans, but one look at these Vipp Kitchen Modules ($TBA) and you'll understand. While the frame if the main module is made from powder-coated aluminum, the fronts and handles of the cabinets are made from powder-coated stainless steel, and the table top is made from a massive 5mm thick piece of stainless steel, featuring a welded, fully integrated sink, and four integrated gas burners with steel knobs. Other modules feature similar materials and add extra storage, as well as an induction and oven solution developed in collaboration with Marc Newson for SMEG. Available exclusively in the company's Flagship Store in Copenhagen. [Scouted by Nico]
You don't need to appreciate clever design to like the Deglon Meeting Knife Set ($740) — but it helps. Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, this ingenious set includes a 3-1/4-inch paring knife, 5-1/4-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef knife, and 8-3/4-inch slicer, alternatively made with an internal cavity or shaped to go inside one, such that the entire set fits into the included steel block using roughly the same amount of space as a standard chef's knife — which also makes it perfect for those times when space is at a premium.
The difference between a good design and a great one is longevity — great design is timeless, but as such, it takes time to recognize. The OXO Anniversary Edition Uplift Tea Kettle ($70) was created to do exactly that — recognize ten years of the company's classic kettle, with long-lasting stainless steel and zinc construction and handles made from natural cork. As an added bonus, you can pretty much guarantee it'll look as cool in 2022 as it does today.