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
Part 2 of Kitchenboy’s Look Back at the 2016 MetroCooking DC Show – In Part 2 of our review of the 2016 MetroCooking DC show, we take a rather exhaustive look at the chefs and food that highlighted this culinary lovers weekend: Culinary Fun at MetroCooking DC Show – Celebrity Chefs & Enticing Food
Kitchenboy’s Look Back at the 2016 MetroCooking DC Show Part 1 – MetroCooking DC Show is an annual event packed with great local foods, beer, wine, spirits, celebrity chefs, cooking classes, book signings – you name it. But more than a look-and-see show, it allows the visitors and fans to Shop, Sip and Sample. This is Part 1 of our review, covering the tools and gadgets: Food & Fun at MetroCooking DC Show – Kitchen Tool Report
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
More Reminders From Kitchenboy – Cutting Board Care – Cutting board maintenance is important & like many kitchen chores, often overlooked. Learn how to best maintain boards + learn the answers to other questions: Your Dull, Listless Cutting Board Needs a Home Makeover – Oil It To Start
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
New Partnership Between Amazon and Top Recipe Site Shows Future of Home Cooking – Amazon adds ‘Allrecipes Skill’ to Alexa Devices – will offer home cooks the hands-free convenience of voice-guided access to Allrecipes’ massive recipe database. This is another step in the evolution of the interactive kitchen of the future – Allrecipes & Amazon Create Recipe Guides For Alexa-Enabled Devices
Kitchenboy’s Guide To Cooking Turkey – This article presents Kitchenboy’s guide to cooking turkey on Thanksgiving or any holiday feast. This is not a recipe per se, but rather a guide covering all the steps and questions that come up regarding cooking a perfect turkey – How To Cook Turkey
Continuing With Our Holiday Traditions – Kitchen Tool Inventory – While you are assembling your holiday grocery shopping list, take a few minutes to inventory your kitchen tools. This article contains a list of often seldom used tools that become important this time of year – Holiday Checklist: Seldom Used But Helpful Kitchen Tools To Have
It’s Holiday Season Again & With It Many Things To Do – If it’s November then Kitchenboy must be ready to start nagging about sharpening kitchen knives. And why does he do it? Because it is important & needful. The hope is that knives will receive some of the care and attention they need: Holiday Season Prep – Before Other Planning, Sharpen Your Knives
Some Kitchen Questions Come Up With Surprising Frequency – With the holidays upon us, a look at some classic questions that may actually provide useful information as you prepare. This piece answers the age old question, “Is this thing a spatula or turner?” Do you think you know the difference? – Spatula or Turner? That is the question.
BUNN’s New 10-Cup Coffee Machine Receives Coveted Certification – The new BUNN 10-cup programmable coffee maker has received the coveted Specialty Coffee Association of America certification, as capable of brewing a ‘Golden Cup.’ It is a select group of brands and machines that are honored with this recognition – New BUNN 10-cup Home Coffee Maker Receives SCAA Certification
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
ESPRO Introduces New Affordable Press – The award winning Espro, maker of high quality, innovative French Press brewers, has introduced the PRESS P3. The newest member of the brand is the most affordable press and like the others, creates a cup of coffee or tea using a double filter so there’s no grit to ruin your brew. This new model should open their creative, innovative products to a new audience – Award-Winning French Press Brand ESPRO Debuts Affordable New Press P3
simplehuman Announces High-End Rechargeable Foaming Soap Dispenser – simplehuman, announced the release of its new foaming sensor soap pump, that uses electromechanical engineering to provide quick, precise soap dispensing. This looks like an excellent tool for the kitchen – simplehuman Combines Rechargeable Sensor Technology In Soap Pump
Kitchen News & Other Fun Topics
Survey of U.S. Chefs Reveal Possible Trends to Come on Menus in 2017 – The annual “What’s Hot” list is a peak into food, beverages and culinary themes that will be the new items on restaurant menus and all the buzz in 2017 – American Chefs Predict “What’s Hot” For 2017 Menu Trends
Craft Brewing Conference Comes to Washington DC in 2017 – The 34th Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America will return to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. April 10-13, 2017. DC & a beer town? Yes, in addition to the conference details, this article provides a brief history of brewing in our nation’s capital – Nation’s Capital Hosts 2017 Annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo
According To The DOC Consortium December Is Officially Prosecco Month – The Prosecco DOC Consortium, overseers of the popular Italian sparkling wine, announces the launch of Prosecco Month beginning December 5th. This is my favorite sparkling wine and if you give it a chance, I’m betting it will win you over as well. Saluti a tutti! Italy’s Underappreciated Prosecco DOC Hails December Prosecco Month
Sabra Issues Recall of Products Affecting U.S. and Canada – Sabra Dipping Co., is recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, also affecting others in a growing list of secondary recalls – Sabra Dipping Company Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concern
Innovative Home Beer Brewing Company Wins CES Honor – PicoBrew has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Award in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies product category for PicoPaks, the biodegradable ingredient packs. Furthering what I have long said, real change in the world comes not from government but from regular people and responsible small to medium size businesses – PicoBrew’s New Biodegradable Packs Win CES 2017 Innovation Award
Fourth Wave Coffee Efforts Underway To Reduce Coffee-Related Waste – Oakland Coffee Works, owned by Green Day’s Mike Dirnt & Billie Joe Armstrong, has joined forces with the San Francisco Bay Coffee Company to introduce the first coffee packaging & single serve pods made of certified compostable materials. The Coffee Fourth Wave definition varies, but this is a particularly positive aspect – Green Day Member’s Oakland Coffee Works Shift Coffee Waste Paradigm
Swiss Diamond & Online Meat and Seafood Purveyor Introduce Great Offer – If you purchase $150 worth of Swiss Diamond cookware at participating retailers, you will receive $20 off a Certified Steak & Seafood purchase and receive a gift from Swiss Diamond. You are also entered for a chance to win $1000 gift card from Certified Steak & Seafood – Swiss Diamond and Certified Steak & Seafood Offer Cool Promotion