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FOOD-DRINK
Refuel Propane Monitoring Tool From Quirky
Few things ruin a party's vibe quite like a broken BBQ, especially if the issue is something as simple as a lack of propane. To monitor your grill's fuel level, the collective of clever minds at Quirky recently released the Refuel smart propane tank...
TECH
Breath Ultrasonic Humidifier
Like most seasonal and sporadically used home appliances, the humidifier is hardly something for showing off when not in use unless you've invested in one of Japan's streamlined designs like the Middle Colors or Plus Minus Zero. Hitting the US market...
FOOD-DRINK
Nomiku
by Irvin Slobodskaya Sous-vide cooking is a time-tested, 300-year-old method in the culinary world, enjoying somewhat of a resurgence among today's molecular gastronomist chefs. The remarkably simple process—it works by vacuum-sealing foods...
DESIGN
Happy Homes
Advertorial content: Nest, maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat, has only just begun implementing their larger vision of creating happy homes. By reinventing a nondescript household necessity to make it a beautiful centerpiece of the home, Nest...
CULTURE
In-Store Gifts
While off-the-radar boutique goods tend to make for more unique gifts, they may be hard to come by at the last minute. For the shopper still seeking something special, we've culled a range of eight items from our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide that can be...
TECH
Dyson Hot
James Dyson has been turning appliances into art since launching his bright pink G-Force vacuum cleaner in 1983. Never ceasing to innovate, the eponymous line has grown to include several styles of vacuums, hand dryers, fans and now, a heater...
FOOD-DRINK
DeLonghi kMix Collection
We recently checked out the colorful new line of appliances from DeLonghi first hand. A nostalgic feel combined with the bold hues of today initially brought the kMix Collection to our attention; the intuitive controls and ease of use kept us interested...
DESIGN
Aroma Mortar and Pestle
The mortar and pestle is one of the most ancient utensils in the contemporary chef's arsenal, and Eero Aarnio has given the classic grinder a makeover. Using smooth, playful curves reminiscent of his popular '67 Ball Chair, Aarnio redefines the...
FOOD-DRINK
ToastaBags
A game-changing food invention that just about rivals sliced bread, ToastaBags provides a mess-free method for making a sandwich toasted to perfection. This child-friendly product is ideal for those with an affinity for sandwiches that ooze with...
DESIGN
R2B2
StudioMontag, an open association of product designers and students who met at Germany's Bauhaus-University Weimar, share an interest in transforming daily life into something incredible. A brilliant illustration of their creative thinking, the...
FOOD-DRINK
Pixie
For no-fuss espresso, Nespresso's straightforward operation and effortless cleanup make their machines the maker of choice for many homes and offices. The Swiss company recently made it even easier to get a fresh brew in just seconds with its Pixie...
FOOD-DRINK
A Guide to Prosumer Espresso
Whether you're a daily dripper or a post-dinner sipper, your preferred roast does play an important role in the espresso. But in the end the most important key to a great shot is the consistency. How do you maintain a perfect balance every time...
DESIGN
American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow
With a focus on the curvaceous forms and clean sleek lines that characterized design in post-depression America, the exhibit "American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow" next visits the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK, following presentations...
FOOD-DRINK
Gifts for Food Lovers
Among the food-focused items in out 2010 Holiday Gift Guide we've selected ten stand-outs including some highlights from the Cool Hunting for Gap Pop Up shop—where we're having an event dedicated to this favorite topic. For those in NYC, stop...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Store: Ice Jacket
As summer heat takes over here in New York, we're reminded of the clever Ice Jacket bottle chiller. The Ice Jacket is a little easy-to-use device that suspends a bottle of your favorite liquor in a frozen sheath, lending a frosty aesthetic and...
FOOD-DRINK
SousVide Supreme
Most people already familiar with boil-in-bag cooking—where you plop a bag of frozen or pre-cooked food into a pot of boiling water—will easily grasp the concept of Sous-vide. Literally translated in French, the term means "under vacuum...
FOOD-DRINK
Zoku Quick Pop Maker
With gourmet popsicle brands all over Manhattan touting newfangled flavor combos (see Popbar, People's Pops and La Newyorkina), the Zoku Quick Pop Maker steps in with a DIY way to concoct your own—three at a time—in less than 10 minutes...
DESIGN
Philips Robust Collection
Philips' new Robust Collection consists of a complete range of kitchen appliances butched up with sturdy rubber and stainless-steel exteriors. The set includes five essential pieces (blender, food processor, hand blender, can opener and juicer) developed...
TECH
Panasonic Inverter Microwave Oven
Providing consistently even heat throughout the entire cooking process, the Panasonic inverter microwave oven closely replicates the technology of a traditional oven resulting in better controlled cooking and tastier food. While most microwaves repeatedly...
TECH
Magimix Vision Toaster
The result of 15 years of research and design, Magimix's new Vision Toaster uses revolutionary long-lasting quartz heating elements to perfectly toast bread and let you get a peek at the action through a window. Tucked away in the corners of the...
TECH
Nespresso CitiZ: Hands-On Review
by Julie Wolfson For serious coffee fans without a lot of space, Nespresso's new CitiZ packs all of their first-rate-espresso-making punch into a machine with a footprint that's nearly half the size of their other models. Like the Latissima...
DESIGN
Middle Colors Humidifier
With winter just around the corner, it's time to pack away your air conditioner and bust out the humidifier. Luckily, the Japanese seem to have a small obsession with moisture and have produced several devices we wouldn't mind keeping out...
TECH
The Online Toaster Museum
While we consider toast itself to be one of the greatest snacks of all time (if not for its versatility alone), The Toaster Museum, an online archive of toasters through the ages, suggests that the method of production deserves some credit too. Browsing...
DESIGN
Toaster Challenge
The household toaster serves a simple purpose, but some models do it better than others. At CH we take this responsibility very seriously, and in hopes of separating the best from the average, we recently pitted four models from different manufacturers...
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