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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 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.

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

Review Of The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show Part II – Continuing where we left off in our look back at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, the discussion includes iCoffee updates, app integration, Le Creuset and more – International Home + Housewares Show 2016 Summary Review Part II

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International Home + Housewares Show 2016 Summary Review Part II

 

Lifetime Brands Buys Little Known Wilton Armetale – On April 8th, 2016, Lifetime Brands acquired the Wilton Armetale brand, product lines and certain other assets. Armetale is one of those quality companies few have heard of, but whose products they should own. I think this is a good deal for both companies – Lifetime Brands Acquires Small Quality Company Wilton Armetale

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Lifetime Brands Acquires Small Quality Company Wilton Armetale

 

Star Wars Fans Are Thrilled About New BBQ Grill – Star Wars fans are rejoicing about the Star Wars Death Star BBQ. The creation of a British Star Wars fan, the new grill is available from a galaxy very near you. Hugely popular, and selling so well, the grills are on back order – Grilling Camp On Display With Star Wars Death Star BBQ

Star Wars Death Star BBQ

Grilling Camp On Display With Star Wars Death Star BBQ

 

Weber Introduces Impressive Update To Their Charcoal Grill – Weber set the grilling world abuzz with the announcement of their new charcoal grill, combining the form & functions of the classic kettle grill with Smokey Mountain smoker to create a new grill. It looks quite impressive and should help stem the tide of losses to ceramic grills – Weber Introduces Big Upgrade With New Summit Charcoal Grill

Weber Summit Charcoal Grill

Weber Introduces Big Upgrade With New Summit Charcoal Grill

 

U.S. Coffee Company Creates Program To Provide Clean Water For Needy – California’s Libra Coffee is doing more than roasting great coffee, they provide water filters to the communities they source from – two-for-one – two people get safe drinking water for every bag of coffee bought. You have to love small business – Libra Coffee Unveils Unique Worldwide Clean Water Campaign

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Libra Coffee water project

 

Review Of The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show 1st Part – Part one of the summary review of the International Home + Housewares Show 2016. While lacking any real “wow” moments, Braun returned, KitchenAid mini mixer debuted & more – International Home + Housewares Show 2016 Summary Review

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International Home + Housewares Show 2016 Summary Review

 

New Carbon Steel Baking Sheets All The Rage – Seasoned carbon steel baking trays have become all the rage in pizza baking. After first reading their claims I wanted to own one – then took a closer look and I am not sure I am ready to take the plunge. Trendy Seasoned Steel Now Hyped Over Ceramic Baking Stones

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Trendy Seasoned Steel Now Hyped Over Ceramic Baking Stones

 


Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff

Spring Means Many Things, Including Return Of GreenFest – The Green Festival, America’s largest & longest-running green living event, announced that it will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, May 6-8. This event is always a fun and interesting experience. If you want to learn more about sustainable, green living, do yourself a favor and stop by – Sustainability & Green Living Expo Returns To Washington DC May 6-8

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Sustainability & Green Living Expo Returns To Washington DC May 6-8

 

The 2016 Great American Cookout Has Hit The Road For The 10th Time – The Kansas City Barbeque Society’s Great American Cookout 2016 version is geared up and heading out on its 10th tour across the United States. It starts the weekend of April 22nd and traverses the United States for 7-months, and will give one lucky Facebook fan a BBQ event to remember – Great American Cookout Celebrates Tenth Anniversary In 2016

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Great American Cookout Celebrates Tenth Anniversary In 2016

 

New Study Find Surprising BBQ HotSpots & More – America’s Top 10 Grilling Hot Spots and other Meaty Insights with Atlanta, Republicans and women standing out in new study from Napoleon Grills – America’s Top 10 Grilling Hot Spots and other Meaty Insights

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America’s Top 10 Grilling Hot Spots and other Meaty Insights

 

Special Release In Honor Of 500th Anniversary Of Reinheitsgebot – One of my favorite breweries in the world is creating a commemorative beer in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot. Bavarian Brewery Weihenstephan has brewed “1516,” a limited edition, 5.6% ABV kellerbier. I can’t wait to give it a try and raise a glass to Germany beer purity – New Beer Release From The World’s Oldest Brewery Weihenstephan

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New Beer Release From The World’s Oldest Brewery Weihenstephan

 

Despite Information To The Contrary, The French Still Love Their Lunch – While three out of five employees in the world never stop for lunch, in France the lunch break remains a particularly revered moment in the day. A new study finds that the French still eat lunch and do so in the company of friends and colleagues – Eating Habits of the French, World Champions of the Lunch Break

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Eating Habits of the French, World Champions of the Lunch Break

 

Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive Fast Approaching – The National Association of Letter Carriers are holding their 24th annual food drive on Sat, May 14, 2016. This food drive is the largest single effort in the United States, and one that recognizes that hunger is a year round problem that requires a year round fight. Letter Carriers’ 24th Annual Food Drive with a ‘Fresh’ Twist

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Letter Carriers’ 24th Annual Food Drive with a ‘Fresh’ Twist

 

Large Scale Recall Involving Frozen Vegetables In U.S. & Canada – CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington announced the recall of fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The scary thought is that the recalls we report on are just the tip of the iceberg – CRF Frozen Foods Recall Frozen Vegetables For Listeria Contamination

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CRF Frozen Foods Recall Frozen Vegetables For Listeria Contamination

 

Recall Of Organic Herbal Tea Issued – CVS Pharmacy announced it has recalled Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea due to possible contamination with Salmonella. How dried, allegedly organic, herbal tea ingredients become contaminated by Salmonella is beyond me. CVS Pharmacy Recall Of Organic Spiced Herbal Tea For Salmonella Risk

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CVS Pharmacy Recall Of Organic Spiced Herbal Tea For Salmonella Risk