Kitchen

Knives

Creek Cutler Repurposed File Knives

The knurling on the knife handle and base of the blade isn’t just for show. It’s there because Creek Cutler’s Repurposed File Knives are, as their name indicates, reborn after serving a life in the form of a farrier or metal working file — though this patterning also conveniently serves to increase your grip on what’s an otherwise very sharp knife. The to-be-scrapped carbon steel files are forged, reheated, and custom ground to your choice of blade shape, be it chef’s, paring, Santoku, or other. This, plus the fact that each is one of a kind, certainly justifies the price.

Learn more at Creek Cutler – roughly $160+

GET IT: ~$160+

Food & Drink

PicoStill

Brewing your own beer is a great hobby but learning all the ins and outs is unavoidably time consuming. PicoBrew’s been making it easier for some time, and their new Pico C brewing appliance and PicoStill, in particular, expand what you can create at home. The PicoStill is a distilling attachment that’s compatible with both previous and current Pico and Zymatic brewing appliances, and sits atop the Pico C Keg. A copper coil runs through its clear glass infusion and works to distill hop oil, essential oils, water, and even a variety of spirits spanning bourbon to vodka, though only attempt the latter if you have a license and your local laws permit it.

Find it at Kickstarter – $170+

GET IT: $170+

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Traeger Timberline Grill

Grilling typically requires a fair bit of attention. The Traeger Timberline Grill finally changes that. Though you can still use it as a standard hardwood barbecue or smoker, the Timberline features Traeger’s WiFire controller (see that boxy screen-equipped unit on the right?) that gives you the ability to control temperature and set timers from anywhere using your smartphone and an app (though it won’t flip your burgers for you just yet). The selected temperatures are attained by using an induction fan to fuel the fire and create a heat and smoke vortex around the cook chamber, which as a result also evenly distributes flavors across all of its contents for greater consistency. The grills come in two sizes: the 850 with an (you guessed it) 850 square inch grilling area and the 1300 with even more, each equipped with a pill-shaped barrel door for more vertical space, three stages of racks, and manual digital controls to ignite the hardwood pellets and to change settings right from the grill, should your phone’s battery give way.

Find it at Traeger Grills – $1,700+

GET IT: $1,700+

Kitchen

All-Clad Prep & Cook

The All-Clad Prep & Cook isn’t just a food processor: it’s practically a sous chef. Tell it what to do and it’ll mix, chop, stir, knead, whip, stir fry, steam, or slow cook, all programmable using a simple, intuitive control panel and five interchangeable accessories. For instance, making cream soups is as easy as installing the appropriate blade and throwing in some chopped-up ingredients; the Prep & Cook will appropriately simmer then puree until ready. It’ll also lets you set time, temperature, and speed — the latter with 12 settings — for more customized recipes and has six pre-programmed buttons for commonly used settings that span making sauces to pastries. Includes a 300 recipe book for inspiration.

Find it at Sur La Table – $1,000

GET IT: $1,000

Food & Drink

Royal North Company Wooden Tumblers

They’re certainly not dishwasher safe, though we’d gladly hand wash Royal North Company’s Wooden Tumblers in exchange for drinking from these gorgeous whiskey tumblers. Each is handcrafted using a wood lathe and a hunk of solid Canadian birch, then finished with food-safe oil and a coating of an (importantly) alcohol-resistant water-based topcoat. Perfect for sipping on your preferred liquor in the dead of summer or even in winter, the latter especially relevant considering wood is warmer to the touch than glass (or metal).

Learn more at Royal North Company – roughly $70 [via]

GET IT: ~$70

Food & Drink

Nuni Tortilla Toaster

Tortillas are big. Sequentially flipping through a bunch to get them warm and toasty is a time consuming task that the Nuni Tortilla Toaster, fortunately, completely eliminates. Nuni toasts both sides of up to six 6-inch tortillas (of either the corn, flour, or wheat variety) simultaneously in about a minute to your desired shade of darkness. When the cycle’s done, the toaster’s inner frame rotates downwards to release the crispy tortillas for immediate consumption and readies to load up six more, meaning you can feed a literal army with burritos or tacos — provided of course enough filling.

Find it at Nuni – $80

GET IT: $80

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KitchenAid Artisan Black Tie Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

You’ve seen them in umpteen blindingly bright colors at your local department store. Maybe you even own one. Now it’s available in a more subdued 86th hue, albeit in limited edition, individually numbered fashion in the form of the murdered out KitchenAid Artisan Black Tie Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. The 5-quart mixer boasts a cast iron-like texture and incorporates more premium materials than its pedestrian brethren that include die cast zinc, satin, and black chrome. Each includes a black stainless steel bowl, a black coated flat beater and dough hook, and the same functionality, tilting head, and compatibility with hub powered attachments as the original model. Might be cheaper to have a DIY go at it and repaint your old one but it’s incontestably one good looking mixer — a phrase we never thought we’d utter.

Find it at KitchenAid – $1,000 [via]

GET IT: $1,000

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W&P Design Clear Ice Mold

It foregoes quantity for quality, making only one cube of ice at a time. The single cube coming out of W&P Design’s Clear Ice Mold, though, is nearly crystal clear, made possible by a slow, top-down freezing process controlled by the mold’s insulated sleeve. Less air pockets also means a slightly slower melting rate, diluting your drink less than traditional ice so you can really nurse it, should you choose to.

Find it at W&P Design – $35

GET IT: $35

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Nostalgia Retro Series Breakfast Station

Who needs a dedicated stovetop, toaster, or drip coffee maker when you’ve got a Nostalgia Retro Series Breakfast Station on your counter (or in your RV)? This one stop shop is all about breakfast, letting you brew up to four cups of coffee while toasting four slices of bread at once and frying eggs or cooking meats on its roof-mounted non-stick griddle, equipped with a glass lid. Perfect for a family-sized breakfast or a single monstrous appetite.

Find it at Amazon in red or blue – $78 [via]

GET IT: $78

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Midnight Scoop

Scooping ice cream isn’t rocket science, but if you eat bucket loads of the stuff on a regular basis you’ll likely appreciate a tool that’s well suited to the job — and one that’s designed by an aerospace engineer. Unlike a spoon or traditional scooper that has to be dragged and pried through cold, solid ice cream, Midnight Scoop boasts a curved handle with an end that rests in your palm and spares your wrists, instead letting you push it through even the hardest frozen snacks using locked wrists and the stronger muscles of your arm and chest. It’s also nigh indestructible thanks to a solid 6061 aluminum construction and comes in four colors that include Chrome (shown), Moonstone (white), Graphite (basically gun metal), and Gold.

Grab one at at Midnight Scoop – $35

GET IT: $35

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Bacon Express Bacon Grill

If making bacon wasn’t a bit of a mess we’d probably eat even more of it, which is to say too much. Feel similarly? Then steer clear of the Bacon Express Bacon Grill. While it’s really only good for one thing, that thing is cooking bacon to a perfect crispiness, which more than offsets the sacrificed counter space. Open the two doors and load it up with regular or thick-sliced bacon, then adjust the dial and close the doors back up. Its vertical cooking surface won’t trap grease and fry the bacon in its own fat like pan frying does, instead draining it with the help of gravity in a slide-out drip tray so you can feel slightly less guilty — and compensate by eating more.

Find it at Amazon – $40

GET IT: $40

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Adamantini Indestructible Martini Glass

Chances are slim that whatever martini glass you’re currently sipping from starts as a 25 pound block of 303 stainless steel. The Adamantini Indestructible Martini Glass does and that’s just the reason it’s basically unbreakable, even if you tend to clink glasses real hard. Milled down and hollowed each Adamantini still weighs just over a pound and holds 8 ounces of your preferred cocktail. Since it’s bottom-heavy a relatively small base stabilizes the glass — and your drink.

Find it at Wolfram Manufacturing – $200

GET IT: $200

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JUISIR Cold Press Juicer

Juicing is great. The cleaning of the machine that inevitably follows isn’t. JUISIR follows in the footsteps of the uber-convenient Juicero in making juicing close to effortless, albeit with reusable juicing bags (or single use, if you’re lazy) to fill with your own fruits and/or vegetables instead of purchasing proprietary (and pricy) juicing packs from the company. To use it, you’ll need to chop up some fruits and vegetables into dollar coin-sized pieces and load the bag up with about 0.8lbs of the stuff. Then, insert the bag into the slot on top and press the machine’s only (and very prominent) button to put it to work exerting about 8 tonnes of pressure on the bag’s contents. Out comes about a cup of juice over the next 90 seconds, and since no parts of the machine come in contact with the bag’s contents other than the bag itself there’s nothing else to clean.

Hit up Kickstarter for details – roughly $450

GET IT: ~$450