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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 Product Articles

Two Iconic U.S. Companies Partner For Ready To Prepare Slow Cooker Meals – Two venerable companies, Omaha Steaks and Newell Brands owned Crock-Pot, announced the gift of a free 6-quart programmable Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with purchase of five Omaha Steaks Crock-Pot meals thru January 31, 2017. This follows a trend toward ready-to-drop slow cooker meals becoming increasingly popular at supermarkets around the country – New Slow Cooker Meal Partnership Between Omaha Steaks & Crock-Pot

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New Slow Cooker Meal Partnership Between Omaha Steaks & Crock-Pot

 

A Venerable Kitchen Brand Introduces New Line of Bakeware – Pyrex’s new Watercolor Collection updates their everyday glass into something more stylish – Bathed in azure blue swirled motifs with a vibrant design. This isn’t your mother’s Pyrex, there is a real stylish flare to these functional baking pieces – Venerable Brand Creates New Watercolor Collection – Artistry & Craftsmanship

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Venerable Brand Creates New Watercolor Collection – Artistry & Craftsmanship

 

Connected Smart Kitchen Leader Perfect Company Adds To Their Company – Perfect Company, the leader in IoT kitchen products, announced acquisition of Orange Chef Company’s Prep Pad related IP, to include its patented technology. Their segment leading position should continue to grow in the coming months and years – Kitchen IoT Leader Perfect Company Acquires Orange Chef’s Prep Pad IP

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Kitchen IoT Leader Perfect Company Acquires Orange Chef’s Prep Pad IP

 

Immensely Popular Home Brewing Appliance Adds Sous Vide Technology – PicoBrew, maker of the much heralded Pico & Zymatic craft beer brewing appliances, announced a new sous vide water-bath cooking capability for Pico. Still somewhat expensive overall, the new functionality will make Pico a much more versatile appliance – PicoBrew Beer Brewing Appliance Announces Sous Vide Functionality

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PicoBrew Beer Brewing Appliance Announces Sous Vide Functionality

 

Massive Recall of Food Processors in U.S. and Canada – Conair Corp., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, announced the recall of the riveted blade in millions of Cuisinart food processors. It is only a specific 4-rivet blade that is faulty – Recall of Cuisinart Food Processors by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard

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Recall of Cuisinart Food Processors by Conair Due to Laceration Hazard

 

IMUSA Product Recall Announced – This latest product recall involves IMUSA espresso makers, specifically black or gray and black espresso makers, due to a risk of burns to the user as well as potential for the cap to fly completely off – IMUSA Recall Basic Home Espresso Makers Due Potential Burn Hazard

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IMUSA Recall Basic Home Espresso Makers Due Potential Burn Hazard

 

The Finalists For The 2017 Version of the Housewares Design Awards Have Been Named – After a brief hiatus from the scene, the Housewares Design Awards are back & the finalists for the 2017 awards have been announced. As one might expect, there are some quality products among the finalists. Congratulations to all & best of luck! Rejuvenated Housewares Design Awards Announce 2017 Finalists

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Rejuvenated Housewares Design Awards Announce 2017 Finalists

 

What On Earth Scores 2nd Year of Star Wars Kitchen Product Licensing – What on Earth catalog wants Star Wars geeks to know that it has obtained exclusive rights, for a 2nd year, to produce a variety of select Star Wars items. New products include a Light Saber Immersion Blender and Death Star Hot Air Popcorn Maker – What On Earth Offers New Star Wars Products In A Galaxy Near You

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What On Earth Offers New Star Wars Products In A Galaxy Near You


Kitchen News & Other Fun Topics

Iconic Housewares Pioneer Jacques Kuhn Passes at Age 97 – Lost among other world news, an icon of the housewares industry has passed. Former head of Kuhn Rikon, Jacques Kuhn, died on December 30th, 2016, at 97 years of age. He was a true pioneer, visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. Kuhn Rikon Loses An Iconic Figure – Jacques Kuhn Dies At The Age of 97

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Kuhn Rikon Loses An Iconic Figure – Jacques Kuhn Dies At The Age of 97

 

Wounded Warriors Learn BBQ From Experts at Recent Outing – During a recent Wounded Warrior Project event at Prime Barbecue, in North Carolina, injured veterans talked grilling & received trade secrets from experts. These programs engage the veterans and the interaction with other wounded soldiers helps combat mental health issues – Military Veterans Fire Up the Grill School With Wounded Warrior Project

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Military Veterans Fire Up the Grill School With Wounded Warrior Project

 

New Survey Seems To Indicate Americans Eating More Fresh Foods – Compared to three years ago, Americans are consuming more fresh products, including fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses – age & income are key factors. If you look at recent surveys, we’re told Americans spend little time choosing their food. So, they must be quickly deciding to eat fresher – Citing Health Benefits, Americans Increase Consumption of Fresh Products

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Citing Health Benefits, Americans Increase Consumption of Fresh Products

 

Maryland Brewery To Expand Operations Including Farming Aspect – Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery has big plans for the newly acquired 31.69-acre farm land – including a 150,000-square-foot state-of-the-art brewery and a future looking farm brewery. Farm breweries are a growing trend, learn more – Flying Dog Brewery Finalizes Farm Land Purchase For Brewery Expansion

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Farm breweries offer brewers the opportunity to grow exactly what they need

 

Americans Seem To Care Little For The Food We Eat – A new study reveals Americans spend an average of more than 23 minutes deciding what to watch on Netflix, but 55 percent choose their food almost instantly. This lack of concern for what we eat explains our national dietary and health issues – Study Reveals Americans Make Snap Decisions When it Comes to Food

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Study Reveals Americans Make Snap Decisions When it Comes to Food

 

Girl Scouts Celebrate A Century Of Selling Addictive Cookies – The Girl Scouts of the USA announce start of the 2017 cookie season, marking 100th year of the sale of cookies by Girl Scouts. They also introduced new cookie – S’mores. I am a confessed addict to Thin Mints, and have placed an order with an appropriate sales representative. Learn more about the rich history – Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts Selling Irresistible Cookies

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Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts Selling Irresistible Cookies

 

Large Bottled Water Companies Lash Out Against Pollution Claims – SodaStream is under a global, coordinated attack by Nestlé and the bottled water industry for shedding light on plastic bottle pollution in a viral video. The humorous video uses Game of Thrones characters to bring attention to an important issue – SodaStream Fights Global Attack By Nestle & Bottled Water Industry

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SodaStream Fights Global Attack By Nestle & Bottled Water Industry