Sometimes you need coffee immediately. That's what coffee shops are for. When you're ready to savor a cup, grab the Stelton Theo Slow Brew Coffee Maker. This set is made from handsome matte black stoneware with a shiny glaze, and has a three-hole filter funnel for slower run through and added flavor, a bamboo lid to keep the contents warm, and a silicone collar to protect your hands while pouring. Holds 0.6L of coffee.
Plastic water bottles are a huge contributor to pollution — we throw away over 20 billion of them every year. The Eau Good Water Bottle is out to change that. It's made from a BPA-free plastic called Tritan so it's more durable than glass, and uses a filter made from Binchotan active charcoal to treat your tap water. This filter is made in the Kishu region of Japan, and absorbs chemicals in the water while adding minerals, balancing the pH, and in general making it taste better. All without contributing to the Great Pacific garbage patch, which sounds like an idea out of Infinite Jest but is sadly a very real thing.
It's tough to top a tried and true iron skillet at home and even more so in the great outdoors. The Takedown Skillet from Best Made not only comes pre-seasoned using a blend of natural oil, but it also is one of the lightest and easiest to pack and transport on the market. It's made using a flat piece of iron and uses two wing nuts to keep the handle flush to the pan during travel, but solid and sure during cooking. Half the weight of most cast iron skillets and ready to last forever if properly cared for.
If the old school Thermos you used to tote to school saw a modern upgrade, it might look something like the Black + Blum Thermo-Pot. Holding up to 17 ounces, this vacuum food flask features a biodegradable cork, polypropylene and silicon top, stainless steel body, and an ergonomic stainless steel spoon that magnetizes onto the side when it's not in use. It promises to keep the contents hot for up to 6 hours and the vacuum even comes with a 10 year guarantee.
You know you've got a great design on your hands when it makes it onto a postage stamp. Sure, it was in Finland, but that doesn't take away from the great looks of the Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot ($295). Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1960, this usable piece of art offers a three quart capacity, a beechwood handle, and oven-to-table functionality that's safe for use on gas, electric, gas electric, and induction ranges, as well as over an open fire — where it looks its best.
The world's most intelligent oven is here, and it's ready to change the way you put together your next meal. The June Intelligent Oven makes cooking easier, and way more precise, thanks to its two internal temperature probes and a high-def video camera with a fisheye lens. It's small enough to fit on your countertop, but large enough to bake a 12" pizza or roast a whole chicken. June can detect the type of food, and its weight, and cooks things faster, using less energy. And the simple, clean design — complete with a sleek 5 inch touchscreen and 21-inch window — looks great in any kitchen. Of course, it's connected to Wi-Fi and controlled using your IPhone or IPad and just happens to be built by the same team that helped bring the iPhone, Apple Watch, GoPro, and FitBit to market.
It's a huge waste of energy to heat more water than your need for your coffee or tea. Unfortunately, most kettles weren't designed for single servings. The Miito Induction Kettle is. As the title suggests, it uses induction technology to heat only the water you need by letting you place the heating rod in your vessel of choice, then place the whole thing on the base and let it boil. It also lets you heat other liquids like soup and sauce, making it a useful addition to any kitchen.
She didn't plan on becoming a knife maker. But in an effort to reconnect with her ailing father, himself a blacksmith by trade, Chelsea Miller found her calling. We're glad she did. Her line of Kitchen Knives provide utility while doubling as works of art. Each one is made by hand from repurposed horse shoe rasps, and thus feature unique crosshatched teeth that are great for grating. The high carbon tool steel blades are then paired with wooden handles made using trees from her childhood farm, giving them a rustic charm that you won't find at your local chef store.
The less time between your beans being roasted and brewed, the fresher the coffee. The Ikawa Coffee Roaster lets you make the freshest drink possible by roasting your own beans at home. It uses a smartphone app to tailor the roasting process to the type of bean and to your personal preference, working automatically to remove the chaff and deliver perfectly roasted beans. The only moving part is a cyclone-style fan that was patented with the support of James Dyson, so it's not likely to become blocked or break down, and since unroasted green coffee stays fresh way longer than pre-roasted beans, you can enjoy super-fresh cups way after your latest shipment arrives.
Nearly every kitchen has a broom and dustpan. And nearly all of them are ineffective — no matter how diligently you try and transfer your pile of crud to the trash, some inevitably escapes and remains on the floor. The Bruno Trash Can Vacuum aims to fix that by integrating a vacuum system into its bottom, letting you sweep your crumbs, pet hairs, and other detritus right up to the can, where they get sucked away and deposited into the bag. It also offers a built-in filter, a hands-free lid, and Wi-Fi for one-tap ordering of bags when you're running low, and automatic reminders to empty it when trash day arrives.
Good enough for the coffee shop, but built for your house. The La Marzocco GS3 Espresso Machine uses the same thermal stability system in the commercial Strada model, which includes a preheater, a digital PID controller, a dual-boiler system, and a digital display, to ensure a consistently great shot. The standard edition is handsome on its own, but if you want something more unique, you can customize the body, side panels, and several other parts to matches your style.
There's no reason to go on a smart small appliance rampage just to modernize your cooking area. The Countertop Smart Kitchen System works with the gizmos you already have. It combines a Bluetooth and NFC-enabled base with smart accessories for things like Vitamix blenders and Crockpot slow cookers, a companion app for your iPhone, and fitness trackers like the Jawbone Up to accurately measure ingredients and suggest recipes based on your likes, dislikes, allergies, activity levels, and nutritional needs. Just place your blender/cooking insert on the base, follow the instructions, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Artisanal coffee doesn't have to be a lot of work. The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine makes it as simple as a normal coffee maker. It features a built-in hopper that holds 1.25 pounds of beans, and a built-in burr grinder so you can wait to grind until you're ready, ensuring maximum freshness. A 50 oz. water reservoir lets you make up to four servings without refilling, a charcoal filter cleans your water, and best of all, you can adjust the machine's settings right from the Wink app, saving your favorites and sharing them too. And when it's time to order beans and filters, the machine can take care of that, too, with Amazon delivering more before you even need them.
Making pancakes isn't hard. Making pancakes in intricate designs is virtually impossible, unless you're a culinary master — or have a Pancake Bot in your kitchen. This entertaining gadget uses a proprietary batter dispensing system to "print" batter directly onto the included griddle, relying on a combination of compressed air and a vacuum to keep things under control. All you need to do is use the included software to trace any image on your computer, load the design onto an SD card, pop it in the machine, fill it with batter, and watch as it creates an edible masterpiece.
Enjoy the complexity of siphon-brewed coffee at home without the hassle of making it by hand thanks to the KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer. Built from premium glass and stainless steel, it uses vapor pressure to create a vacuum, siphoning hot water up into the brew unit, fully immersing and evenly saturating the grounds. Once the proper temperature is reached, the heat turns off, and the freshly brewed coffee steams back through a reusable filter and into the carafe. From there just unlock the top chamber, attach the dual-purpose lid to the top of the carafe, pour, and enjoy.
Sous vide is a culinary revelation, allowing you to precisely, perfectly cook foods with little effort on your part. The Cinder Sensing Cooker promises similar results without the water. Using an 1800 Watt enclosed stainless steel cooking chamber and two non-stick aluminum cooking plates loaded with sensors it can achieve — and maintain — the precise temperature needed to cook whatever it is you're eating. You control the action with a dial on the front or with the companion app, the latter of which can notify you when your food is ready. You can then hold it at that temperature for up to two hours, and simply hit a button when you're ready to sear it and serve, freeing you up to work on sides, sauces, or just relax.
Freshly ground. Precisely brewed. On demand. And ready before you even get out of bed. With the Smarter Coffee Machine, you can brew anywhere from one to 12 cups of coffee right from your smartphone. It can grind and brew fresh beans automatically, so you get as fresh a cup as possible, lets you choose how course a grind you like, and how strong you like your joe. There's a function on the app to let other users request a cup, and the app can also have a fresh cup waiting for you when you get home, or wake you up with a fresh cup every morning, which is more than you can say for your local espresso shop.
Most kitchen gadgets are shoved in a cabinet as soon as they've done their job. The Alessi Ossidiana Stovetop Espresso Maker us meant to stay in view. Designed by Mario Trimarchi, it's named after the volcanic stone obsidian, and features an interesting, dented form, made from cast aluminum. The black handle and knob are made from thermoplastic resin, and serve to contrast with the silver body. Available in 1, 3, or 6 cup capacities.
A lot of refrigerators dispense water. The only thing a Keurig really needs is hot water. Since GE already made a fridge with a hot water dispenser, it only made sense to combine the two. The result is the GE Cafe Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System, the first fridge to deliver a perfect cup of coffee right from its door. Speaking of doors, it has two up top, with one providing water, ice, hot water, and the aforementioned coffee, a freezer on bottom, and even the ability to set your brew time on your phone, so the water in the reservoir is ready when you are.
It's not the most visually striking gadget you can buy for your kitchen counter, but you won't care a bit once you get a taste of the stuff that comes out of the Oxo Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Made primarily from BPA-free plastic, it features a rainfall-style cap that distributes water evenly over the grounds for optimal flavor, a simple switch to activate the filtration process, a reusable ultra-fine mesh filter made from stainless steel, and a 32-ounce borosilicate carafe that automatically stops the filtering process when removed and keeps enough concentrate for 12-14 drinks fresh in your fridge for up to two weeks. Oh, and since it nests together for easy storage, you only have to look at it when you're actually using it.
A wide-open door is a refrigerator's worst enemy, letting cold air escape at a rapid pace. Which is why the LG Door-In-Door Mega-Capacity Refrigerator makes so much sense. On the left, the door-in-door offers easy-access storage space, with the right door-in-door can be accessed from the inside or out, making it ideal for things like drinks and snacks. By keeping the inner doors shut, cold air loss is reduced by up to 47 percent; other features include a fresh air filter, LED interior lighting, EasyLift bins, 34 cubic feet of space, and app-connected Smart Diagnosis to keep service calls to a minimum.
Whether you run your own confectionary business or just have a serious sweet tooth and plenty of disposable income, the Choc Creater V2 3D Chocolate Printer can make your most elaborate edible dreams come true. This food-specific printer accepts standard 3D STL and CNC G-code files over USB, can print using virtually any kind of chocolate, and offers fine printing with tracks as thin as 0.5mm, or far more precise than you could possibly achieve by hand.
It doesn't matter if you're scarfing down a sad, protein-filled meal replacement bar for breakfast — you can keep your kitchen smelling like a home-cooked feast every morning with this Maple Bacon Candle. This handmade, 100% soy wax candle is good for 25-35 hours of burn time, sports a natural wooden wick that provides a comforting crackling sound as it burns, and is infused with aromas of smoky cured bacon and sweet maple syrup. Your morning coffee never tasted better.
For something truly impressive this New Year's Eve, or at any celebration, it's tough to top this Champagne Sabre from Menu. Use this piece of polished, stainless steel to open a bottle of Champagne in dramatic fashion, breaking the entire neck away from the bottle. The normal pressure from the bottle makes sure that no glass gets mixed with the bubbly as it rushes out ready to pour. Take center stage at your next get together and serve your guests in a fashion they won't soon forget.
As nice to behold as they are to use, these Maple Set Knives should be on every chef's wishlist. While the exterior of each knife is dominated by carefully selected Canadian Maple, the German X50CRMOV15 Stainless Steel actually runs from the edge of the blade to the back of the knife, creating a proper weight balance during use. Four rivets work to ensure proper alignment and hold of the steel, and thanks to their hand made nature, each set is unique, arriving in a custom fit foam case. Includes an eight-inch chefs knife and an eight-inch butchers knife.
Next time it's your turn to cook, keep yourself from being shackled to the stove on stirring duty by busting out the Stirio. This smart, programmable kitchen tool is designed to fit a wide variety of pots, with adjustable clamps and an adjustable stirring blade. Ideal for cooking foods like risotto, stew, and porridge, it can go for at least an hour on a single charge of its battery, is safe for non-stick surfaces, and thanks to a nearly silent motor, won't drive you crazy making noise as it tends to your meal.
It's not automatic. It's not fancy. But if all you want is a tasty cup of coffee, the Hario V60 Coffee Drip-Brewer is all you need. Made in Japan from glass, silicone, and plastic, this pour-over tool works best with Hario's V60 filters and freshly-ground beans, and features a heat-resistant silicone sleeve that improves your grip while protecting your mitts from the hot beverage within. Holds up to 700ml of coffee.
Inspired by Stone Age flint tools, the Del Ben Primitive Knife is an eye-catching addition to your cooking arsenal. It's crafted from a single, petal-shaped piece of stainless steel, and features a contoured top ridge that serves as an integrated grip. It also features a matte finish, can be sharpened like any other kitchen knife, and includes a stainless steel stand that makes it as much a display piece as an actual tool. [Scouted by Todd]
All of the Chemex pour-over flavor you love, none of the hassle. The Chemex Ottomatic Coffeemaker is a clever way to simplify your morning coffee routine. This smart brewer automatically manages variables like water temperature — it keeps it at the common specialty coffee range of 197º-205ºF — contact time of the water to the coffee, and the temperature at which the coffee stays after it's brewed. It also features a unique sprayhead that offers staged brewing cycles and ensures a fully wet bed of coffee, as well as a glass Chemex carafe and a two-tone silver and black body.