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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

SodaStream Offering Product Swap To Keurig Kold Owners – Owners of Keurig Kold can get a new SodaStream sparkling water maker by emailing a selfie taken with the defunct machine to SodaStream. It’s a limited time offer – SodaStream Will Swap Out Discontinued Keurig Kold Machines

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SodaStream Will Swap Out Discontinued Keurig Kold Machines

 

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

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KettlePizza Launches “Gas Pro” Model For Pizza on Gas Grills

 

Jokari Partners With Paula Deen For New Line Of Consumables – Jokari Inc., best known for their inventive kitchen products, unveiled a collection of gourmet consumable products with celebrity cooking icon Paula Deen. Ms. Deen continues to ease her way back into the mainstream after her forced hiatus – Jokari Introduces Food Line With Paula Deen Consumables Launch

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Jokari Introduces Food Line With Paula Deen Consumables Launch

 

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

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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”

Etch-It-Cup Deluxe

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

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De’Longhi Heralds Return Of Braun Kitchen Products To North America

 

SodaStream Forges New Direction With Latest Product – SodaStream, the king of home sparkling water makers, has announced the release of its newest creation, a home beer system called the Beer Bar. This is a fascinating new direction for them, and the product may appeal to the mass beer drinking palate, but craft beer quality? Prolly not – Pushing A New Frontier SodaStream Launches Homemade Beer System

SodaStream Beer Pack

Pushing A New Frontier SodaStream Launches Homemade Beer System

 

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

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Cold Brew Coffee Primer – It’s Not Just Coffee Over Ice

 


Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff

DC Area Butcher & Market Wins FABI Award – Washington, DC’s own Wagshal’s has earned a FABI Award for its USDA Prime Smoked Beef Brisket. This award is handed out annually by the National Restaurant Association. Congratulations to one of my favorite area shops! Wagshal’s Smoked Montreal-Style Beef Brisket Earns FABI Award

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Wagshal’s Smoked Montreal-Style Beef Brisket Earns FABI Award

 

Not Your Typical Best Wine List From Top Wine Magazine – Wine Enthusiast Magazine announces its much anticipated annual “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurant” list online and in issues hitting newsstands this week. This list isn’t based strictly on the wine menu, but is a variety of factors – Wine Enthusiast Reveals America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2016

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Wine Enthusiast Reveals America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2016

 

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

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Legacy Companies Announces Purchase of EdgeCraft Chef’sChoice

 

Housewares Design Awards Go West – Back from hiatus, the 12th Housewares Design Awards ceremony returns January 24, 2017, during the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center – Housewares Design Awards Return, Las Vegas Market Host In 2017

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Housewares Design Awards Return, Las Vegas Market Host In 2017

 

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

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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

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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

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Nestlé Supports Legislation Improving Date Labels To Reduce Food Waste

 

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

libra coffee water project

Libra Coffee water project