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A Spadle Is A Spoon And Ladle In One

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Egg Ninjas Make Handling Hard Boiled Eggs Easier

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Look, it’s not like this is a serious problem in the kitchen, but handling recently boiled eggs does require a little bit of finesse. That’s why the Egg Ninjas were created. Stick an egg in the silicone suction cup, leave the ring tag outside the boiling water pot and when it’s ready, just pull it out. You can then set it down on a table as shown in the picture, to let it cool. As it does so, your quests will giggle a little at your egg ninjas, then they’ll get bored of the novelty and just eat the darn thing. But at $13, it’s an inexpensive way to add a little bit of whimsy to your breakfast.

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The Biem Butter Sprayer Turns A Hard Stick Of Butter Into Sprayable Delicious

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Look, if there’s butter on it, it’s better. This is a fact of life. But it’s also a fact that butter will clog your arteries, and fatten your waistline if eaten in excess. With the Biem Butter Sprayer you can add the flavour without pouring on the calories. It takes a hard stick of butter, and lets you spray it on your foods. Sensors detect when you’ve picked the device up, which fires up the heating element to 95F, instantly melting the dairy goodness. A gentle air pump then sprays out the liquid onto whatever it is you want to enhance. You can use any butter you normally use, and the thing doesn’t melt the entire stick, just the part you need to get some spraying action on. What comes out is cool to the touch, and there are no chemical propellants used at all. It’s a $99 pledge to get your own, with delivery in September if the Kickstarter fully funds.

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