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These Are Darth Vader’s Oven Mitts


Well… no, they’re not. Because let’s face it, Darth Vader wouldn’t be cooking now, would he? But if you want to stick your hands in a hot oven, we bet you won’t be able to use The Force so you’re going to need these silicon oven mitts made to look like Vader’s gloves; there’s even the Imperial Logo on the palm. Unfortunately, it seems it’s for right handed individuals only, but we suppose that for grabbing things out of the oven, lefties can manage with their non-dominant hand. It’s $15.

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Meater Is The World’s First Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer


You know, a well-done steak is also known as “overpriced beef jerky”; anything above medium-rare is just a travesty. Now, it’s true that you can avoid ruining a beautiful cut with an array of tools: experience as a cook, using fancy techniques like sous-vide cooking, or getting a meat thermometer. Bringing some innovation to the field of thermometers, Meater bills itself as “The World’s First Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer”, and has enough features to make its purchase palatable. Each thermometer connects to your smartphone and instantly transmits the internal temperature of the protein it’s inserted into. Simply tell the app what you’re cooking, and as soon as it’s reached its desired internal temperature, you’ll get a notification. Gone are the days where you have to stay by your food’s side, obsessing over whether it’s ready, freeing you to entertain your guests or prepare some other dish.

The electronics won’t overheat since they’re insulated by the surrounding meat, so you can safely use the probe in the oven or on a grill. The external probe even monitors the ambient temperature, perfect for smoking or long BBQ roasts where maintaining the external cooking temperature is extremely important.

It’ll cost you a $59 pledge for 1 Meater probe and its charger, or $148 for the Meater Block (which provides multi-storage for the probe, Wifi range extension, as well as a display) and two probes.


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OneLid Is A Lid For All Your Pots


Usually when you get a pot, you have to keep track of its lid forever because no other one will fit. And admit it: you’ve used a large plate instead of the lid more than once because you couldn’t find it, haven’t you? With OneLid, you’ll just have to keep track of one, for any pots up to 22cm (8.6 in.) in diameter. It fits any pot because the underside is convex and is made of silicone with a Nylon core. It’ll sit and partially seal any sized pot and will redirect boiling water back into the mix. Special grooves allow for just the right amount of steam to escape and prevent a boil-over, while they also do double-duty as a strainer. The silicone construction means you won’t be hearing any metal-on-metal clangs. The best part is you’ll only have to pledge $30 to secure your own, with shipping in February 2016.


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Deal Of The Day: 14% Off On Range Smart Thermometer

Range Smart Thermometer

Cooking isn’t an exact science, but with the right tools, it can be, so you can cook that perfect steak or roast each and every time — minus the usual estimations and approximations that usually go with it. Well, when it comes to cooking temperature anyway, because that’s what the Range Smart Thermometer will take note of for you.

Its 3-inch sharp tip is made from steel and durable silicone so you can poke and prod whatever you’re cooking to record its temperature and get alerts on your phone when it’s ready to go.

  • Perfect for use while grilling, roasting, baking, broiling, & smoking meat
  • Easily connects to your device via its silicone cable
  • Prevents you from eating undercooked meat
  • Clips onto pots to enable hands-free, no-fuss cooking
  • Offers calibrated temperature readings in both Fahrenheit & Celsius
  • Comes w/ graphing mode to map out the data points of your food experiments

The Range Smart Thermometer is currently on sale for $59.95.

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The June Oven Is A Smart Oven


We live in an age of intelligent appliances. The latest to receive the smart treatment is the countertop oven. The June Oven is a connected appliance that helps you cook a meal with sensors, thermometers, HD cameras, and a companion application. Not only does June features six Carbon Fiber Heating Elements that heat up faster and more efficiently than similar machines, two fans for circulating the hot air and keeping an even temperature throughout, an integrated Core Temperature Probe, an HD camera that recognizes popular foods, and a built-in digital scale, it also has an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15 2.3 GHz processor to do all the calculations needed to offer the best possible cooking advice and temperature control. Its WiFi module connects to your network, and allows you to control the device from anywhere. This means better, tastier food, prepared more easily. And for such a high-tech package, you will of course have to spend a pretty penny: $1,495, with a $60 deposit now and shipping in Spring 2016.

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Dragon Cake Pan Must Be Ours


With Game of Thrones in full swing, everyone’s thinking of dragons. At least we are, especially when they look as delicious as the cake that comes out of the Dragon Cake Pan pictured above. I mean, if you’re going to go through the trouble of baking a cake, why not make it something to remember? Layers are good, dragons are better. The thing has a 10 1/2″ diameter and is 4″ tall, so that’s a decent sized cake. It’s $24, but could cost twice as much and we’d still consider purchasing it. It’s currently backordered, but Thinkgeek is quoting a 1-3 lead time.

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Boomerang Wok Helps You Keep Your Food From Flying Around


It’s entirely possible that you stopped yourself from ever making any recipes that required sautéing, like many Asian dishes, because you were worried about ending up with all your food on the floor. There is a certain technique to tossing your stuff around in a hot pan, and we can’t entirely blame you for being afraid. But look at the Boomerang Wok! Doesn’t it make you want to give it another shot? The special cupped edge lets you turn food with a simple push of the pan, making sure that whatever gets tossed in the air always lands back inside. The Teflon-coated surface is non-stick, and the whole thing can go in the over at temperatures up to 320F. It’s a little on the expensive side however, at $133. At that price, we might be tempted to make an effort at actually learning how to stir-fry properly.

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A Pizza Oven That Looks Like A Pizza Box


Other than “why not?”, we can’t think of a single reason why anyone would want a pizza oven that looks like a pizza box at first glance. But hey, as long as it makes decent pizza, right? The 1,200-Watt heating element can bring temperatures up to 525 degrees Fahrenheit, and the rotating inner dish ensures that pizzas up to 12 inches across can get baked evenly. A 30 minute timer allows you to go do something else and not worry about burning your pie. Sure, it’s a gimmick but at $48, it’s not a complete waste of money.

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Cinder Countertop Grill Has The Cooking Smarts You Might Be Lacking


Come on, guys… Making dinner in the microwave might have been ok back in college, but a self-respecting adult needs to be able to cook up a proper steak now and then. And if you don’t know how, you can at least try to fake it. The Cinder Sensing Cooker can help in that department. It kind of looks like a George Foreman grill, but that’s where the similarities end. See, the Cinder is a smart countertop grill. For one, it features a host of sensors that keep track of the heat generated by the non-stick cooking surfaces to within a quarter of a degree Fahrenheit, up to its surface-searing maximum of 550F. This, along with complex control algorithms, allows it to automate the entire cooking process. You simply toss your steak in there (the device automatically measures its thickness), launch an app on your phone and point to how you’d like it cooked. Cinder does the rest. Even better, it gives you an estimate to how long it’ll be before it’s ready so you don’t even have to stick around as it does its thing. Oh, and if you’re not ready when the timer runs out? No problem, Cinder can hold the steak at the perfect temperature for up to two hours! It’s the convenience of sous-vide cooking, with none of the bagging, water-soaking annoyances.

And you’re not limited to steaks, of course. Want to caramelize some onions? Sure, no problem. Fry some veggies? Go ahead! If it works as advertised, Cinder looks to be the perfect kitchen companion. The only issue is you’ll have to wait to get yours. The company is taking pre-orders now for $500 with delivery in 2016! But there’s a Beta-testing program that you can sign up for if you pre-order before March 20th; you’re not guaranteed a spot but it’s worth a shot.


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