What is KitchenBoy.net about? Our goal is to provide useful news, reviews and informative commentary about new or existing housewares products as they relate to cooking, baking and beverages.
Where Do I Find The Information? The Product Discussions category houses news, reviews and information about the various products you use to prepare and serve a meal. A summary of the most recent posts are found below with links to the full length articles.
Following the “Latest Product Articles” section, “Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff” provides miscellaneous culinary news and kitchen product give-away offers. These offers are typically links to manufacturer or other culinary websites, ones that I will enter myself.
Favorite Kitchen Shops is a list of fun and exciting kitchen shops from around the world. We started the list and it has been expanded by submissions from readers like you. I love a good kitchen shop and am always interested in learning about new places to haunt when I travel.
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Latest Product Articles
Is The Era of Super Blenders & Smoothie Makers Over? – The “it” appliances of recent years – power blenders – have lost some of their power with consumers. Sales have fallen double digits as consumers are passing on them. Super Blenders & Smoothie Makers Losing Power With Consumers
Swiss Diamond Introduces A Quality Immersion Blender Suitable For Non-Stick – Swiss Diamond, known for nonstick cookware, introduced an immersion blender of their own and on first glance, it looks formidable. The silicone coating will protect non-stick cookware and the blender is powerful enough to make short work of any kitchen task – Swiss Diamond in the Mix With A New Immersion Blender
Mavea Introduces New Sleeker Biodegradable Water Filter – Mavea MicroDisc filters feature a new water filter, smaller than a drink coaster, that will work across three new products to provide better tasting water. It is a simple disc without plastic casing for easy eco-friendly disposal – MAVEA MicroDisc Changes Water Filtration At Home, Office or On-the-Go
KettlePizza Introduces Model For Gas Grills – KettlePizza, the wood-fired pizza oven kit for charcoal kettle grills, introduces the KettlePizza Gas Pro, to turn gas grills into high heat pizza ovens. The gas grill model has been a long time coming, but should be a boon to pizza lovers who own propane grills – KettlePizza Launches “Gas Pro” Model For Pizza on Gas Grills
In Shocking Announcement, Keurig Dumps Keurig Kold – Nine months after its highly touted release, Keurig has discontinued the Keurig Kold home beverage product. It seems the retail market is dictated by consumer dollars and not marketing intentions. Years of work, millions of dollars down the tubes – Keurig Terminates The Relatively New Keurig Kold Beverage System
New Party Cup Hopes To Improve Actual Social Interaction – Etch-It-Cup Deluxe has designed a very fashionable party cup, featuring an unplugged, social media device that does more than keep track of your drink. The idea is to personalize your cup and let others know your relationship status that will hopefully inspire actual face to face conversation – Etch-It-Cup Deluxe New Disposable Party Cup With Social “Tech”
Braun Has Officially Returned – De’Longhi Group is now officially heralding a re-launch of the Braun Kitchen Collection – starting with Multiquick Hand Blenders, PureMix Blenders & BrewSense Drip Coffee Makers. If they have done it right, they will win back old fans, and maybe win a few new ones – De’Longhi Heralds Return Of Braun Kitchen Products To North America
Cold Brew Coffee – An Explainer – In preparing to write a review of a cold brew coffee device, I typed up this primer on the process. Surprisingly many people don’t actually know what cold brewed coffee is, often confusing it with iced coffee. The two drinks are far from the same thing: Cold Brew Coffee Primer – It’s Not Just Coffee Over Ice
Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff
General Mills Continues To Expand Massive Flour Recall – Due to new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. flour recall, originally announced May 2016. This recall has been expanded three times since the original announcement – General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall As Consumers Become Ill
America’s Test Kitchen Creates New Brand To Attract New Audience – America’s Test Kitchen is announcing a new brand – Cook’s Science – that will not require a paid subscription to access its articles, recipes, and videos. It will be interesting to see how people respond: America’s Test Kitchen Launches No-Fee Venture – Cook’s Science
Our Obsession With Food Images Is Actually A Centuries Old Behavior – A new Cornell Food and Brand Lab analysis shows that some of the most commonly painted foods from 1500 to 2000 AD, such as shellfish and exotic fruit, were not representative of a typical diet. Artists during this period painted extravagant meals based on desire rather than reality – a practice similar to today’s constantly trending #FoodPorn. Paintings Depict Our Historical Love Affair With Ogling Food
Wine Lovers Get Ready For International Grenache Day – The 7th Annual International Grenache Day (social media hashtag – #GrenacheDay) will be celebrated on Friday, Sept 16th, 2016 – An event I can get behind. I know I will be hoisting some Grenache that day – This I Like: 7th Annual Grenache Day Returns September 16th 2016
Top Household Glove Company Bought By Butler Home Products – Butler Home Products, a division of Bradshaw International, announced the acquisition of Clean Ones Corp., a Portland, Oregon-based household glove company. Clean Ones gloves are a Kitchenboy favorite, I hope this works out for both sides – Butler Home Products Buys Clean Ones, Top Household Glove Company
More Housewares Corporate Acquisitions – The Legacy Companies announced the purchase of EdgeCraft Corporation, a manufacturer of the excellent Chef’s Choice brand products, based in Avondale, Pa. Kitchenboy is a big fan of Chef’s Choice products, hopefully the quality will continue – Legacy Companies Announces Purchase of EdgeCraft Chef’s Choice
Groupe SEB’s Already Large Brand Stable Increases – Groupe SEB announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire two quality brands in German-based EMSA and WMF, creating an even more impressive brand array – Groupe SEB Acquires Two Quality Brands In Germany’s EMSA & WMF
Hot Dogs Still Favored By Americans, But They Want Better Quality – A recent national survey revealed hot dog eaters are evenly split on hot dog toppings: 51% stick to traditional (ketchup and mustard) & 49% enjoy a variety of non-traditional toppings. However, 92% want to eat “cleaner wieners.” The quality of meat used is tantamount – Survey Finds Over 90 Percent of Americans Regularly Enjoy Hot Dogs
Changes In Confusing Food Dates May Actually Happen – Nestlé joined lawmakers, food company reps, food bank officials, environmentalists & academics supporting joint effort in Congress to standardize date labels. These dates are more than confusing, they create food waste that denies hungry people food and harm the environment – Nestlé Supports Legislation Improving Date Labels To Reduce Food Waste