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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, product recalls and even 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 Housewares Articles

Weber Survey Provides Interesting Information About Popular Fall Pasttime – As Fall sport season heats up, Weber has some interesting information to peruse. According to tailgating statistics from the annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, the top spot on the grill is once again the “All-American” hamburger. Learn more – Weber Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Trends

Weber portable grill

Weber Survey Reveals Top Tailgating Trends

 

American Coffee Equipment Company Helps Women Coffee Growers – Little known coffee equipment company Behmor is helping coffee farmers better understand their business. The International Women’s Coffee Alliance will use equipment & instructional videos donated by Behmor to train female coffee producers on quality control – Behmor Provides Equipment To Women Coffee Farmers In 22 Countries

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Behmor Provides Equipment To Women Coffee Farmers In 22 Countries

 

Microplane Tools To Prep Herbs, Leafy Greens And Late Summer Fruit – Kitchenboy is a fan of Microplane rasps & graters which fill my countertop tool crocks: Microplane never stops adding quality tools to their original line. This year they added the SwiftStrip for herbs and leafy greens, as well as the 2-In-1 Core and Peel tool. Both are worth consideration for the summer food loving home chef – Microplane Tools To Help Prep The Fresh Herbs And Fruits Of Summer

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Microplane Tools To Help Prep The Fresh Herbs And Fruits Of Summer

 

Breville Introduces Innovative Espresso Machine – The new award winning Oracle® Touch is an upgrade to Breville’s previous espresso machines introducing intuitive automation and advanced technology. This is what automation is supposed to be about – Breville Introduces ‘Next Generation’ Automatic Espresso Machine

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Breville Introduces ‘Next Generation’ Automatic Espresso Machine

 

New Wine Preserver Is a Game Changer – The new eto attempts to address a simple problem – wine oxidation. In fact, eto may achieve the wine preservation goal many of us have been searching for over the years – eto The Latest and Maybe Best Wine Preserver Makes a Successful Debut

eto wine preserver

eto Wine Preserver may solve ages old problem

 

Culinary Retailer Sur La Table Partners With Instacart – Instacart recently partnered with Sur La Table to allow customers to shop for housewares from their phones or laptops & have orders delivered to their door. They are making some amazing delivery time claims, but those will be dictated by a number of factors. If successful, this could represent a real threat to Amazon’s home deliver dominance – Taste of the Future? Sur La Table & Instacart Partner For Home Delivery

Instacart sur la table partner

Instacart & Sur La Table partner to change kitchen shopping

 

NY NOW Summer Market Announces Award Winners For 2017 – Winners of the always popular Best New Product Awards & Best In Market for 2017 were announced at NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift. Some interesting products to choose from – Best New Product Award Winners Announced At 2017 Summer NY NOW

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Best New Product Award Winners Announced At 2017 Summer NY NOW

 

Mavea Exits North American Market Leaving Fans Frustrated – Water filtration company Mavea, or Brita Germany, has exited the North American market. Replacement filters for the pitchers will soon be unavailable, but there are U.S. based filter alternatives to be had – Mavea Exits North American Market Frustrating Water Filtration Pitcher Owners

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Mavea Exits North American Market Frustrating Water Filtration Pitcher Owners

 

Kitchen News & Other Culinary Topics

APT’s Create Cooking Challenge Announces Winners – American Public Television announced Buki Elegbede of New York, the Grand Prize Winner of Create Cooking Challenge 2017 & Chris Nance, of Santa Clarita, CA, Runner-up. Judged primarily by chefs who have programs on public television, these two stood out from among hundreds of submissions – Public Television’s Create Cooking Challenge 2017 Winners Announced

recipe winner Buki

Public Television’s Create Cooking Challenge 2017 Winners Announced

 

Food Dehydrator Recalled For Fire and Burn Hazard – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Greenfield World Trade’s EZDRY food dehydrator for faulty drying element which can overheat, posing fire & burn hazards to consumers. The details can be found here – Food Dehydrators Recalled by Greenfield World Trade Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Food Dehydrators Recalled by Greenfield World Trade Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

Another Product Recall Affecting U.S. & Canadian Consumers – Yet another recall spanning the U.S. Canadian borders, this time involving Teavana/Starbucks products. The recall affects the 14 oz. Teavana flip tumblers used for steeping hot tea which can leak hot liquid, posing a risk of burn – Teavana Recalls Flip Tumblers Due to Burn Hazard

teavana flip tumbler recall

Teavana Recalls Flip Tumblers Due to Burn Hazard

 

Product Recall Affecting U.S. & Canadian Consumers – This recall involves humangear’s capCAP accessory bottle cap, affecting about 61,000 units, including approximately 360 that were sold in Canada. If you or a friend purchased this product, find out how to get a refund – humangear Recalls capCAP Bottle Caps In U.S. & Canada Due to Burn Hazard

recalled capCAP water bottle cap

humangear Recalls capCAP Bottle Caps In U.S. & Canada Due to Burn Hazard