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What is KitchenBoy.net about? Our goal is to provide useful reviews and informative commentary about new or existing kitchen products.

Where Do I Find The Information? The Product Discussions category houses detailed reviews and information about the tools and equipment you use in the kitchen. A summary of the most recent posts are found below with links to the full length articles.

Following the “Latest Articles” section, “Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff” provides culinary news and kitchen product give-away offers. These offers are typically links to other blogs or manufacturer websites and most of the time, ones that I will enter myself.

The Other Musings category contains press releases, kitchenware news and other miscellaneous Kitchen Boy commentary.

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.

Questions? If you have a question about a culinary product or need an answer to a kitchenware concern, drop us an email. Many of the posts on this site were inspired by reader questions.

Latest Articles

Weber Survey Reveals Interesting Tailgating Information – Weber Grills has some interesting data regarding tailgating, one of the most inventive grilling experiences. While many are creative, the basic burger remains the #1 food on tailgate grills. Check out their other data and see some of their suggested recipes in Weber Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Trends

Weber portable grill

Weber Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Trends


Brød & Taylor Introduce Innovative Knife Sharpener – Home knife sharpening is one of those topics I write about with some regularity. First because it is soooo important, but also because it is an easy way to make your knife investment last. Brød & Taylor, an American company, has worked with an Austrian knife expert to create a highly functional, yet stylish sharpener. Learn about them at Brød & Taylor Breakthrough Knife Sharpener

Brod & Taylor knife sharpener

Brød & Taylor Breakthrough Knife Sharpener


StemGem From Chef’n Is A Versatile Year Round Tool – I have found myself reaching for the StemGem Strawberry Huller by Chef’n more and more this summer. It can easily and quickly core any soft fruit with a stem end, like tomatoes. Can’t beat a tool that can be used throughout the year and on more than one type of fruit. It’s also safer for kids than a knife. Check it out – Chef’n StemGem Strawberry Huller

Chefn StemGem

Chef’n StemGem Strawberry Huller


The Pana Baker’s Scale by Escali – Accuracy and Versatility – I had longed for a more accurate and versatile kitchen scale for many years so, I finally broke down and bought a new one, the Pana Baker’s Scale by Escali. It’s not only highly accurate but can measure in many ways, including volume amounts of cups and tablespoons, something no other scale can do. It has proved to be everything I was looking for in a home kitchen scale. Read my review of it at Pana The Baker’s Scale

Escali Pana scale

Pana The Baker’s Scale


Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff

King Arthur Flour Partners With Share Our Strength – Those of us who have, should extend a compassionate helping hand to those who don’t. King Arthur & Share Our Strength have teamed up to encourage people to hold bake sales to raise money to help give hungry kids in America a reliable source of food. King Arthur’s kits include detailed plans, with signs and everything you will need, including a help hotline. Find out how to help in King Arthur Host A Bake Sale Feed A Child

No Kid Hungry

King Arthur Host A Bake Sale Feed A Child


Fat bastard Winery Kicks Off Annual Philanthropic Fund Raising – As an advocate in the fight against breast cancer I had to pass along the charitable work of Fat bastard wines. Throughout the months of September & October Fat bastard will donate a portion of all wine sales to breast cancer research. Drinking wine is good for your health personally and helps fight breast cancer. Read about their efforts in FAT bastard Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Fat bastard wine
Fat bastard wines


Annie’s Bought by General Mills – Another organic company bites the dust as Annie’s has agreed to be purchased by General Mills for $820 million. Let’s hope Annie’s fares better than Kashi has with Kellogg’s. Money is a powerful motivator – Annie’s Acquired By General Mills

Annie’s Acquired By General Mills

Annie’s Acquired By General Mills

Update: It seems this purchase isn’t going to be so simple after all. The law firm of Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Annie’s, Inc. concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the efforts to sell the company to General Mills, Inc. – Kinda makes you feel good about our food system huh?


Electrolux Buys GE Appliances – Electrolux announced today the acquisition of GE Appliances. It will be interesting to see if Electrolux uses this as an opportunity to channel their quality European appliances to North America. One saving grace, this isn’t an announcement of another American company merging to dodge taxes. Electrolux To Acquire GE Appliances

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin


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