Bkon Craft Brewer

You no longer have to be content slowly brewing your tea with an old fashioned tea kettle, only to wait for the whistle and then have to spend time steeping the leaves.  It's a long arduous process with no guarantees of a good flavorful outcome. Because truth be told, not... Read the story »

 
Francis Francis X7.1 Espresso Maker

Francis Francis X7.1 Espresso Maker

The Francis Francis X7.1 may look retro, but the espresso it produces is anything but your grandparent's brew.  The X7.1 uses illy's iperespresso capsule technology, which utilizes a two stage-process instead of the conventional one-stage, in order to extract the very best flavor possible from illy espresso beans for a full... Read the story »

 
ROK Espresso Maker

ROK Espresso Maker

Making espresso at home is a must for any legitimate coffee lover, and the ROK Espresso Maker kit ($180) is easily one of the slickest ways I've seen to do it.  Unlike conventional espresso makers requiring electricity, the ROK is entirely manual – simply add your ground coffee and hot... Read the story »

 
Ratio Coffee Machine Left Side

Ratio Eight Coffee Machine

For coffee purists, Chemex and the pour over method are a beautifully simplistic way to bring out the complexity of your chosen beans.  The problem with the pour over method is that it's somewhat labor intensive compared to traditional automatic coffee machines.  Enter the Ratio Eight Coffee Machine ($395).  It's... Read the story »

 
Knuckle Meat Pounder

Knuckle Meat Pounder

If you've ever wanted to re-enact the legendary scene in Rocky where he's in the meat locker with Paulie and he decides to make hamburger with his bare hands in preparation for his fight with Apollo Creed, we've got an easier way to do it than with a set of... Read the story »

 
Victoria Arduino Theresia front

Victoria Arduino Theresia

Forget Folgers, the best part of waking up in the morning is sipping a perfectly prepared espresso/latte/cappuccino.  And while there's a vast array of home espresso makers that will get you there, few boast the slick styling of the Victoria Arduino Theresia ($6,800).  Built as a tribute to Pier Teresio... Read the story »

 
Macho Essentials: The Home Chef

Macho Essentials: The Home Chef

If you want to take your cooking to the next level but don't know where to start, forget the $4,000 sous-vide machine and gas-charged whip cream makers.  Here are four workhorses of the home kitchen that need to be at the top of your must-have kitchen gear list. 1. Lodge Cast... Read the story »

 

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