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 and 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
Rabbit Introduces New Anniversary Wine Opener – In celebration of 15 years in business, Rabbit has introduced a new innovative product, the Aero Wine Opener. Now exclusively sold at Williams Sonoma – Rabbit Launches Limited Edition 15th Anniversary Wine Opener
Architec Housewares Expands With New Acquisitions – Architec Housewares has agreed to purchase Madeira Housewares and the Starboard Collection to help expand the scope of their 16-year-old company. A Kitchenboy favorite, we wish them well – Architec Housewares Buys Madeira Housewares & Starboard Collection
Breville’s New Cookware Wins Two Important Awards – It’s no surprise to me that the Breville Thermal Pro Cookware won both the distinguished iF Design Award and the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for 2016. The company has a well earned reputation for creating quality products – Breville Thermal Pro Cookware Wins Two Prestigious 2016 Design Awards
VMatter LiquidDiamond Series Knives Go Under Review – After using the VMatter LiquidDiamond Series knife for over 18 months, I am ready to put review to screen. The knife lives up to its potential, so far – VMatter LiquidDiamond Series Review – A Sharp Knife For The Long Term
Oven Mitts Recalled For Burn Hazard – The Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet oven mitts, which pose a burn hazard to consumers, have been recalled by Loot Crate in the USA, Canada & Mexico. If you bought them, here is the recall information – Oven Mitts Recalled by Loot Crate Due to Serious Burn Hazard
New Kitchen Shop Added To Our Growing List – Savannah Georgia’s Kitchens on the Square has been added to our continually updated list of kitchen shops. This place is not unlike many small businesses you will encounter – operated with pride by dedicated passionate people. They stock practical cooking and baking items, but save lots of room for whimsy – New Kitchen Shop Added To Our Online List – Kitchens on the Square
Is The Era of Super Blenders & Smoothie Makers Over? – The “it” appliances of recent years – power blenders – have lost some of their power with consumers. Sales have fallen double digits as consumers are passing on them. Super Blenders & Smoothie Makers Losing Power With Consumers
Swiss Diamond Introduces A Quality Immersion Blender Suitable For Non-Stick – Swiss Diamond, known for nonstick cookware, introduced an immersion blender of their own and on first glance, it looks formidable. The silicone coating will protect non-stick cookware and the blender is powerful enough to make short work of any kitchen task – Swiss Diamond in the Mix With A New Immersion Blender
Mavea Introduces New Sleeker Biodegradable Water Filter – Mavea MicroDisc filters feature a new water filter, smaller than a drink coaster, that will work across three new products to provide better tasting water. It is a simple disc without plastic casing for easy eco-friendly disposal – MAVEA MicroDisc Changes Water Filtration At Home, Office or On-the-Go
KettlePizza Introduces Model For Gas Grills – KettlePizza, the wood-fired pizza oven kit for charcoal kettle grills, introduces the KettlePizza Gas Pro, to turn gas grills into high heat pizza ovens. The gas grill model has been a long time coming, but should be a boon to pizza lovers who own propane grills – KettlePizza Launches “Gas Pro” Model For Pizza on Gas Grills
Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff
Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against Organic Yogurt Merger – A complaint filed by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog group, says the Dannon WhiteWave merger will have serious negative affects. They warn that this merger will limit both competition in the consumer marketplace and the wholesale market for organic milk over all – Organic Watchdog Group Asks U.S. To Block Danone WhiteWave Merger
NY NOW Summer Market Announces Award Winners – Just in time for the upcoming fall and holiday season, the winners of NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards and “Best Exclusive Launch” Award were announced. Congratulations to all the winners and best of luck! Best New Product Award Winners At NY NOW 2016 Summer Market
Brewers Association Comments On AB InBev SABMiller Deal – I have carefully watched the churning surf surrounding the Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) SABMiller merger. Brewers Assc will be watchful as must others to protect the diversity of our beer culture – Brewers Association Comments On AB InBev SABMiller Merger Approval
Coffee Drinkers Have Something On Those Who Don’t – It seems that those who drink coffee at the start of their day are 13 percent more likely to be happier in the morning. Ain’t coffee great?!? New Survey Says Coffee Consumption Boosts Happiness by 13 Percent
Tart Cherries Continue To Prove They Are A Superfood – We know that tart cherries have many proven health benefits, but now there is more reason to put them on your must have food list. New evidence shows that Montmorency tart cherry juice is a promising new recovery aid for soccer players following a game or intense practice – Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Found To Aid Recovery Of Soccer Players
Spain The Focus Of Williams Sonoma GiveAway – The Tourism Board of Spain, Basque Country, Food & Wine, and Williams-Sonoma launched a sweepstakes for a trip for two to Spain’s Basque region. This is something any food lover will want to try and win – Williams-Sonoma Celebrates Spain With Culinary Adventure Sweepstakes
General Mills Continues To Expand Massive Flour Recall – Due to new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. flour recall, originally announced May 2016. This recall has been expanded three times since the original announcement – General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall As Consumers Become Ill
Our Obsession With Food Images Is Actually A Centuries Old Behavior – A new Cornell Food and Brand Lab analysis shows that some of the most commonly painted foods from 1500 to 2000 AD, such as shellfish and exotic fruit, were not representative of a typical diet. Artists during this period painted extravagant meals based on desire rather than reality – a practice similar to today’s constantly trending #FoodPorn. Paintings Depict Our Historical Love Affair With Ogling Food
Wine Lovers Get Ready For International Grenache Day – The 7th Annual International Grenache Day (social media hashtag – #GrenacheDay) will be celebrated on Friday, Sept 16th, 2016 – An event I can get behind. I know I will be hoisting some Grenache that day – This I Like: 7th Annual Grenache Day Returns September 16th 2016