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Tag Archives: Cooking

This Pan Uses Rocket Tech To Be More Efficient

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‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ goes the saying. But sometimes things are more broken than we realize, and this much is true of conventional saucepans. When you’re heating stuff in a conventional pot, the heat partially transfers to the liquids through the bottom, but the rest is lost up the sides. Oxford engineering Professor Dr. Thomas Povey and his team of master’s students thought there should be a more efficient way to transfer this heat, and the Flare Pans using FIN-X Technology are the result of their efforts. The fins make for a more even distribution of heat and actually reduce the amount of energy needed to achieve temperature parity by 44%. This is clearly seen with thermal imaging equipment.

So while you may not impress your guests with your cooking skills, at least you can “entertain” them with your tales of efficient thermodynamics. The Flare line of cookware will be sold starting next month through retailer Lakeland, with prices starting at £49.99 ($85 roughly) for a frying pan. Efficiency, apparently, isn’t cheap.

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Flatev: The Tassimo For Tortillas

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Tassimo will surely have a fit to see their brand name genericised like this, but we can’t help it. The Flatev is a single-serve, pod-using, tortilla-making machine… and we want one. You insert an uncooked pod of optionally flavoured tortilla dough, press a button, and a few seconds later you’ll be munching down on a freshly baked tortilla. There will be flour, corn, and blue corn tortillas, and each pod is expected to cost around $1. Yeah, we know, that’s highway robbery. But that’s the price you pay for this kind of product; you either get your tortillas pre-made and not-as-fresh, you make them yourself with some manner of labor, or you pay for something like the Flatev. The machine is expected to cost somewhere around $300, though details aren’t final yet. You can give them your email to be notified of when you can pre-order the thing. We’re not sure exactly when it’ll be available, but it’s going to be some time in 2015.

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Anova Sous-Vide Circulator Is Smartphone-Controlled

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We are big fans of sous-vide cooking at OhGizmo!. We have a full review of the Nomiku immersion circulator right here. In case you don’t know, sous-vide is a technique that involves putting your food in a sealed plastic bag and dunking it in water of a precise temperature for a long period of time. The result is tender, perfectly cooked meats and other things. It’s being used by many high-end restaurants and now increasingly by the average consumer.

The problem is that most people don’t know which temperatures to cook things at, and that’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in. It’s an immersion circulator that attaches to the side of your water pot, heats the water to a specific temp, and keeps it there. But the temperatures and cooking times are determined through the application, and relayed to the device via Bluetooth.

The available SDK means several applications can be developed for it, expanding the device’s utility and convenience. And then there’s the cost. A $139 pledge will get you one now, while the full retail price is still a very reasonable $170. That’s much less than most professional grade circulators, and is reaching the point where every household should seriously consider getting one.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs

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Remember the Power Glove from Nintendo? No? Then you’ll have no use for this. For anyone else with a bit of nostalgia, the above Indiegogo project should help you bake cakes while reliving potentially embarrassing moments of your childhood. A $39 pledge will put you in line for one, but considering how far from their goal they are right now, this might all be a pipe dream in the end.

Pipe dream… get it? Because Mario? Nintendo?… No?

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Two Eggs and a Face With Gregg’s Fried Eggs Shaper

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Sunny side ups aren’t just mere sunny side ups when you’re cooking them with Gregg’s Fried Eggs Shaper. With a few flicks of your hand, some extra (and preferably colorful) ingredients, and a whole lot of creativity, you can transform eggs into funny faces and fun works of art with this silicon egg mold.

Ideally, the yokes go into the eyes, but there’s no rule that says you can’t just scramble the eggs so you’ll end up with a scrambled egg face that you can top with your favorite omelette toppings.

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OhGizmo! Review: The Nomiku Immersion Circulator – Tasty Sous-Vide Goodness

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Cooking food ‘sous-vide’ involves putting it in a sealed plastic bag and immersing it under water at relatively low temperatures for long periods of time. The idea is that you can precisely control the temperature of the bath and thus achieve perfect doneness levels through and through, all the while dissolving connective tissues in meat without diluting any of the flavour. The result is supremely tender steaks, jelly-like buttery fish, and fall-off-the-bone ribs. However, immersion circulators are often very pricey and sometimes large and unwieldy machines. The Nomiku is none of those things: it’s a $300 clip on circulator that uses your existing pots to do its work. We’ve been testing it for the last couple of weeks and this article is a quick overview of its abilities.

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Explore Over 150k Recipes On Your Android Device

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Google Play Store contains over a million applications, ranging from productivity to business and many more. There are so many applications which can make your life easier in different occasions, whether its business-related or household. If you’re one of those people who love cooking, and looking for an application which can teach you all sorts of delicious recipes and dishes, take a look at Allthecook Recipes for Android.

As the name suggests, the application has over 150,000 recipes of all types of dishes; western, continental, etc. sorted in different categories. You can browse recipes which includes images, complete directions and reviews from other users of the application. The application also give users the ability to create their own recipes and share it with their friends, and rest of the Althecooks Recipes community. The application also comes with a forum where users can discuss new recipes and communicate with other members. Users can also manage their shopping lists and meal planners. In conclusion, it’s a highly recommended application if you love cooking and want to learn new recipes every day.

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Su Chef App Generates Recipes Based On What You Have

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Anyone can follow the instructions in a cookbook and cook something. It takes a certain level of skill, a bit of talent, and a whole lot of experience to prepare full meals from scratch. In case you’ve got a refrigerator and cupboard full of random stuff and don’t really have time to run to the supermarket before supper, then the Su Chef app can help you out.

Instead of presenting recipes with the ingredients each dish requires, you’re supposed to key in the ingredients that you have. It’ll go through its database of over a hundred thousand recipes to find what dishes you can make with what you currently have. Aside from having tons of recipes built in, it also comes with a shopping list feature and lets you build menus based on a special diet, like Paleo, vegetarian, and high fiber, among others.

Su Chef can be downloaded from iTunes for $1.99.

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Finally? A Scientific Formula for the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Think you’ve managed to perfect making a grilled cheese sandwich? Think again. The British Cheese Board and the Royal Society of Chemists worked hand in hand to come up with a recipe for what they claim is the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. If their recipe leads to the fine creation pictured above, then I’m all ears because even the photo of the sandwich is making me drool.

The society’s science executive Ruth Neale explained: “We found that the perfect slice can be made by melting 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of sliced hard cheese, such as cheddar, on a slice of white bread, 10 millimeters (.39 inches) thick, under the grill. The cheese on toast should sit at a distance of 18 centimeters (7 inches) from the heat source — which in our grill was at a temperature of 115 degrees Celsius (239 degrees Fahrenheit) — and needs to cook for four minutes to achieve the perfect consistency and taste.”Continue Reading