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
Does The Bacon Pro Microwave Bacon Cooker Work As They Say? – It took a while, but we finally finished our testing of the relatively new kitchen tool, the Bacon Pro. This review proves what we thought initially, it is a clever, functional product that does exactly what it says it will – Review Bacon Pro Microwave Bacon Cooker
New Whiskey Tumbler Hopes To Improve Our Drinking Enjoyment – The ZOOTY design workshop in London, England, has created OKA, a fire charred, handcrafted wooden whiskey tumbler intended to change the way we experience whiskey. They are in Kickstarter now and doing quite well. It is an intriguing new product idea – OKA: Charred Oak Whisky Tumbler From England
Americans Enthusiastic About Holiday Baking – According to a recent survey Americans like spending time in the kitchen, with 73 percent admitting more excitement for baking during the holiday season. There are some interesting insights into the American baking psyche as well as some bakeware advice from Kitchenboy – Americans Found To Be Enthusiastic About Holiday Baking
Breville Product Recalled For Hazardous Lid Gasket – Another recall to tell you about, this time Breville’s programmable stainless steel electric pressure cooker, the Breville Fast Slow Cooker. So far the recall is limited to Canada only – Safety Recall: Breville Fast Slow Cooker Lid Gasket
Shark Ninja Issues Safety Recall On Blender Due to Injury Hazard – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission & Health Canada have issued a safety recall, of sorts, for the SharkNinja Ninja® BL660 series professional blenders for injury issue. Details at – Laceration Injuries Lead SharkNinja to Recall Ninja BL660 Blenders
Update To Article About Nespresso Coffee Competition – We have updated a recent article about competitors to Nespresso’s branded coffee. Rosso Caffe is a relativity new U.S. based coffee capsule company operating in the state of Florida. Like the growing competition, they specialize in producing and distributing compatible coffee capsules for Nespresso original line machines – Nespresso Compatible Coffee Pods in US Expanding
Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff
Fun Facts & History About America’s Day of Giving Thanks – This is a fun article about Thanksgiving history & recent polling data reveal some interesting insights into our day of giving thanks. A little light reading while you pretend to work waiting for a possible early release – A Feast Of Thanksgiving Information & Preferences
Think Small & Have A Huge Affect On The Economy – Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which this year falls on Saturday, November 28th, 2015. By shopping, eating and drinking locally, we can fix what’s wrong with the economy, because small business is the engine driving us forward – Small Business Saturday: Shop Small, Shop Local
Tasting Wine Is Educational & Fun, I Learned About Amarone – Had the privilege to attend a special wine tasting and lecture at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, hosted by the Association of Amarone Families. The tasting, part of a series of weekend events during the National Italian American Foundation Gala Weekend, was a pleasurable and truly educational experience. A tasting event is something a wine lover should try to attend as frequently as possible – Lessons In Wine: Italy’s Elegantly Bold Amarone di Valpolicella
Wine At Thanksgiving Can Often Be Disappointing, Beer Maybe? – I believe that it might be better to serve beer rather than wine this holiday season and bold Fall meals work well with a style known as winter seasonals. If this style doesn’t suit your taste, there are other styles that will appeal to many palates and pair well with strong flavors of feasts such as Thanksgiving – Bring The Holiday Spirit With Winter Seasonals At Thanksgiving
Heineken Buys Lagunitas, Whose Founder Makes Odd Declaration – Heineken buys control of Lagunitas Brewing, OK fine. But now Lagunitas founder Tony Magee says craft beer designation is no longer needed. Easy to say when on you are top & looking for a retirement exit strategy. To me, Mr. Magee comes off as small and petty putting down a system that helped make him a success – Another One Bites The Dust – Lagunitas And Heineken
Peet’s Coffee Acquires Two Coffee Companies in October – On October 30th, it was announced that Peet’s Coffee had acquired the third wave coffee icon Intelligentsia Coffee. Earlier in the month, Peet’s acquired Portland, Oregon’s Stumptown Coffee. What will become of the highly regarded Intelligentsia & Stumptown? Peet’s Coffee Acquires a Majority Stake in Intelligentsia Coffee