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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, product recalls and even 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.

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

Latest Product Articles

A 24-Year First, Designer Wins All Three Top Prizes In IHA Competition – For the 1st time in the 24-year history the International Housewares Association Student Design Competition, an industrial designer won first, second AND third place. Dominic Montante, the child of Italian & Laotian immigrants, won the trifecta with some game changing housewares designs – Child of Immigrants Wins Prize Trifecta In 2017 IHA Student Design Competition

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Child of Immigrants Wins Prize Trifecta In 2017 IHA Student Design Competition

 

Brand Managing Experts Partner With Popular TV Show In New Deal – Love Cooking Company entered a multi-year agreement with Hell’s Kitchen television show to develop, design, produce & distribute a branded kitchenware line. The products will include cookware, cutlery, meal-prep, textiles, ceramic oven-to-table, gadgets, and accessories-all integrated together with the distinctive Hell’s Kitchen logo and motif. Time will tell if the brand finds success with consumers – Love Cooking Company Partners With Hell’s Kitchen To Create Branded Kitchenware

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Love Cooking Company Partners With Hell’s Kitchen To Create Branded Kitchenware

 

Regal Ware Cookware Returning to Retail Market After 5 Years Away – After a nearly 5 year hiatus from the brick-and-mortar retail segment of housewares, Regal Ware is bringing its American Kitchen line back to the market. It has been an on again off again ride with the cookware and hopefully this U.S. manufacturer can stay the retail course – American Kitchen Cookware By Regal Ware Returns to Retail Market After Short Hiatus

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American Kitchen Cookware By Regal Ware Returns to Retail Market After Short Hiatus

 

NY NOW Winter Market Announces Best Product Awards – The NY NOW Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift winners of “Best New Product” Awards, “Best in Market” & “Best Exclusive Launch” Award were announced during 2017 Winter market. Always an interesting selection of housewares products – Best New Product Award Winners From NY NOW 2017 Winter Market Named

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Best New Product Award Winners From NY NOW 2017 Winter Market Named

 

Eletrolux Announces Deal for U.S. Based Anova Culinary – Electrolux today announced it has agreed to acquire Anova, the U.S. based manufacturer of the sous vide device Anova Precision Cooker. This deal has obvious benefits for both sides, increasing global sales for Anova and putting Electrolux instantly at the forefront of the sous vide segment – Electrolux to Acquire Fast-growing Smart Kitchen Appliance Company Anova

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Electrolux to Acquire Fast-growing Smart Kitchen Appliance Company Anova

 

Winners of the 2017 Housewares Design Awards Announced – A high-performance food processor, a robotic vacuum cleaner & vegetable spiralizer took “Best of the Best” honors at the 2017 Housewares Design Awards. A bevy of worthy products were winners of individual categories. Check out this year’s winners list, including a new award – Led by Electrolux Food Processor Housewares Design Awards Names 2017 Winners

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Led by Electrolux Food Processor Housewares Design Awards Names 2017 Winners

 

A Classic Kitchen Brand Introduces New Line of Bakeware – Pyrex’s new Watercolor Collection updates their everyday glass into something more stylish – Bathed in azure blue swirled motifs with a vibrant design. This isn’t your mother’s Pyrex, there is a real stylish flare to these functional baking pieces – Venerable Brand Creates New Watercolor Collection – Artistry & Craftsmanship

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Venerable Brand Creates New Watercolor Collection – Artistry & Craftsmanship

 

Connected Smart Kitchen Leader Perfect Company Adds To Their Company – Perfect Company, the leader in IoT kitchen products, announced acquisition of Orange Chef Company’s Prep Pad related IP, to include its patented technology. Their segment leading position should continue to grow in the coming months and years – Kitchen IoT Leader Perfect Company Acquires Orange Chef’s Prep Pad IP

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Kitchen IoT Leader Perfect Company Acquires Orange Chef’s Prep Pad IP

 

Immensely Popular Home Brewing Appliance Adds Sous Vide Technology – PicoBrew, maker of the much heralded Pico & Zymatic craft beer brewing appliances, announced a new sous vide water-bath cooking capability for Pico. Still somewhat expensive overall, the new functionality will make Pico a much more versatile appliance – PicoBrew Beer Brewing Appliance Announces Sous Vide Functionality

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PicoBrew Beer Brewing Appliance Announces Sous Vide Functionality

 

Massive Recall of Food Processors in U.S. and Canada – ICYMI: Conair Corp., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, announced the recall of the riveted blade in millions of Cuisinart food processors. It is only a specific 4-rivet blade that is faulty – Recall of Cuisinart Food Processors by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard

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Recall of Cuisinart Food Processors by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard

 


Kitchen News & Other Fun Topics

James Beard Foundation Announces Semifinalists For 2017 – James Beard Foundation announced its list of Restaurant & Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th annual JBF Awards. Too many focus on the ultimate winners, but it takes a lot of hard work to make it this far *respect* – James Beard Foundation Awards 2017 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalist List Announced

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James Beard Foundation Awards 2017 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalist List Announced

 

Do You Know What To Substitute For Buttermilk?: An oldie but goodie – Substitute Yogurt For Buttermilk When Baking – updated with link to homemade buttermilk options by blogger Olivia Rose http://kitchenboy.net/blog/yogurt-for-buttermilk/

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Substitute Yogurt For Buttermilk When Baking

 

Venerable American Beer Company Continues To Support Military Families – Dog Tag Brewing Foundation announced over $114,000 in grants to support the memorial projects of 27 Gold Star Families honoring fallen warriors in 18 U.S. states. Dog Tag Brewing is produced and distributed by the venerable Pabst Brewing corporation. Learn about the charitable efforts – New Families Receive Grant Money From Dog Tag Brewing Foundation Efforts

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New Families Receive Grant Money From Dog Tag Brewing Foundation Efforts

 

New Sweepstakes Offers Trip to Sicily for Amazing Wine Experience – Wine Enthusiast’s “Discover Sicily” sweepstakes offers a grand prize of an all inclusive 4-day, 3-night trip for two to Sicily w/meals & private wine tastings. Sicily is an under appreciated wine region, recently voted among the ten best by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and a destination Kitchenboy highly recommends – Sicily Named as One of Ten Best Wine Destinations of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast

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Sicily Named as One of Ten Best Wine Destinations of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast

 

Team USA Wins Gold at Prestigious Culinary Competition – Finally some good news for the U.S. – Team USA wins first ever gold medal win at the 2017 Bocuse d’Or; their second consecutive year of podium placement. This and other signs prove culinary quality in the United States is at an excellent level overall – Team USA Wins Gold at 2017 Bocuse d’Or Culinary Competition in France

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Team USA Wins Gold at 2017 Bocuse d’Or Culinary Competition in France

 

Iconic Housewares Pioneer Jacques Kuhn Passes at Age 97 – Lost among other world news, an icon of the housewares industry has passed. Former head of Kuhn Rikon, Jacques Kuhn, died on December 30th, 2016, at 97 years of age. He was a true pioneer, visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. Kuhn Rikon Loses An Iconic Figure – Jacques Kuhn Dies At The Age of 97

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Kuhn Rikon Loses An Iconic Figure – Jacques Kuhn Dies At The Age of 97

 

Large Bottled Water Companies Lash Out Against Pollution Claims – SodaStream is under a global, coordinated attack by Nestlé and the bottled water industry for shedding light on plastic bottle pollution in a viral video. The humorous video uses Game of Thrones characters to bring attention to an important issue – SodaStream Fights Global Attack By Nestle & Bottled Water Industry

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SodaStream Fights Global Attack By Nestle & Bottled Water Industry