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Polygon Is A 4-in-1 Origami Measuring Spoon


Good design has always attracted us, and the Polygon spoon is as elegant a design as we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s a measuring spoon that’s flat in its natural state, but when pinched at the appropriate places it folds up into an appropriately sized receptacle. There is a tablespoon Polygon and a teaspoon Polygon, each one featuring 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, and 2 T, and 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 tsp, respectively. It’s really easy to use, wipes clean with just one swipe of a wet rag when laying flat, and lets you wipe off sticky liquids (think honey) back into their receptacle for little to no wastage. It’s even possible to use it as a spatula with which to spread whatever you just scooped with it. The fully funded Kickstarter will require a $12 pledge to secure your own pair of Polygons, with shipping in January 2017.


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The Frywall Is A Splatter Shield For Your Bacon Grease


Looking like someone repurposed the dreaded cone of shame that you see on dogs after they visit the vet, the Frywall is actually a silicone apparatus designed to help prevent hot oil splatter from reaching your stove, and save you some time and cleaning effort. While it might seem that it could get in the way of your cooking efforts, know that it’s only semi-rigid and can be deformed somewhat if you need to get a spatula in there at an angle. The silicone construction means it can withstand heats up to 450F, which should be enough considering oil starts to smoke around 400F and deep frying is done at 350F. It also collapses down flat for easy storage. It’s $22 and $29, for the 10″ and 12″ versions, respectively.

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A Spadle Is A Spoon And Ladle In One


The spoon sure likes to get around. First it mates with the fork, giving the world the atrocious invention known as the spork. And now we have the Spadle. This device easily converts between a versatile cooking spoon with a silicone tip, to be used with shallow pans, into a ladle that can scoop out hearty 1/2 cup portions of whatever stew or soup you’re working on. The handle features a hinge that lets you go between modes easily, and the head also has measurement lines at 100ml, 1/4 cup, tablespoon, and teaspoon. It’s all of $20.


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The SOUP3RB Cook + Blend Blender Also Packs In Heating Element For Dual-Duty Use


The SOUP3RB Cook + Blend Blender is a blender that can also make soup. The 800 Watt heating element in its base will turn your freshly blended ingredients into soups, intelligently varying the temperature to achieve your desired results. And it’s not limited to soups, since it can also churn out sauces and dressings.

In addition to soup, 3 Squares says the SOUP3RB can make meat sauce for pasta, baby food, organic homemade soy milk, guacamole, and sriracha. The blender has programmable cook functions for various types of heating, as well as an Auto Soup setting that will take contents to a boil, and then automatically reduce them to a simmer. The Auto Blend feature has 4 pre-programmed speeds to chop, blend, puree, or liquefy, as well as a special intelligent blending option for smoothies.

It’s a pretty neat blender and you’d expect it to be pretty expensive, but it isn’t at $70. Available now.


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Otto’s Over-Fired Broiler Gets Up To 970C/1700F To Cook The Perfect Steak


Did you know that a lot of fancy steak houses cook their meats by broiling them? Yeah, it’s not just by dropping a good cut on a hot grill that you can cook up a steak; given the right temperatures, infrared radiation will get there faster, and possibly better. Otto’s Over-Fired Broiler uses two separately adjustable infrared gas units that reach their 970?C/1700?F operating temperature within 3 minutes. You then just have to place your steaks inside and broil them one minute per side to create a delicious crust that locks the juices in, while the interior remains moist and tender. The size of the grid accommodates even the largest slabs, ensuring even Texas-sized portions get cooked to perfection. It’ll cost you €590 or about $665USD to own, and if you live stateside, you’ll have to wait until October 2016 to get it.


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The Breville – PolyScience Control Freak Induction Cooker Gets Temperature Right


You may not think about this much if you’re not really into cooking, but getting the temperature exactly right with the foods you cook can make a huge difference with how they turn out. That’s why sous-vide cooking is becoming increasingly popular (read our Nomiku Immersion Cooker review here), but there are some foods that you just can’t cook that way. Perfectly poached eggs, for instance. The Control Freak is an induction cooker with precise temperature control, allowing you to poach, blanch, boil, or broil with perfect accuracy every time. A collaboration between PolyScience and Breville, the cooker uses two sensors to make sure things are set just right: there’s a through-the-glass IR sensor, and a clip-on Probe Control module. With these two, you can change settings between 86° and 482° F (30° and 250°C), with a one degree of precision. There’s even an Intensity Setting that makes it possible to decide how quickly things heat up. Of course, this kind of device doesn’t come cheap: you’ll have to part with $1,800 to get yours.


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Extreme Heat Gloves


It’s not everyday that you have to handle burning logs of wood with your hands, but if you’re wearing the BlueFire Pro Extreme Protection Cooking & Grilling Gloves, you could do just that. They’re made from Kevlar/Aramid/Nomex/Silicone and can withstand up to 932°F. For reference, that’s about 850°F more than I’m comfortable handling bare handed. They’re even made from CE-Level 3 Cut Resistant Fiber so that you can be protected from self-inflicted cuts. At $35 for the pair, we’re looking for a single good reason not to get them.


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Hot Dogs Enhanced: SlotDog


Everyone knows that if you cut some slits across your wieners, they’ll be instantly better. There’s more surface area to crisp, more area to hold condiments, more area to just look cool. You can do your slitting the old fashioned way, with a knife and some elbow grease. Or you can save time with the SlotDog. It’s a simple plastic doodad that cuts a criss-crossed pattern across the surface of a standard dog. Kids will love its dino-skin appearance, and your taste buds will thank you when you realize just how superior a slotted dog is. At $18, it’s the perfect accessory for your next tailgate party.

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BioLite CookStove Turbocharges Your Outdoors Cooking, Uses Almost Anything As Fuel


There are many ways you can get heat when camping, whether it’s by starting a campfire, using propane canisters, or in a more modern touch, by packing the BioLite CookStove. It uses a battery and a fan to essentially turbocharge the combustion process, allowing you to throw in almost any combustible element you find in your surroundings: twigs, leaves, pinecones, dry grass, etc. The fan provides four speeds, which adjust the flame’s intensity and make it dead simple to cook your meals, boil your water, and bring a little bit of civilization with you while away from the city bustle. It’s not a completely off-grid solution since the battery will eventually run out, but you do get a good 30 hours of cooking time, which should get you through a few days outdoors. At $100, it’s a must-have for outdoors enthusiasts.


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