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Kitchen Tech August/September
The Garlic Shaker
Peeling garlic can be a hassle, especially in large quantities. The Garlic Shaker is here to save you from the task. Simply break down your head of garlic and add the cloves to the shaker. Give The Garlic Shaker a good shake for about ten to thirty seconds and like magic you have perfectly peeled garlic. This handy devices saves cooks from the lingering smell of garlic on the hands and makes the process fun, mess free and way easier. This device’s Kickstarter campaign has been successfully funded and backers will have access to it January 2016, and to the general public some time after that.
Ikawa Coffee Roaster
Billed as the first digital micro-roaster, Ikawa is a sleek coffee lovers dream. This device can roast green coffee beans or other whole coffee beans in about three to ten minutes. While speed is an important claim to fame for this little countertop device, it’s also smart technology. With an app that’s available for both Android and Apple devices, you can set the roast time with preset recipes on the app or a custom roast time set to your liking. This is another successfully funded Kickstarter project and is available for pre-order online.
Hario Acrylic Box Coffee Mill
After a batch of freshly roasted coffee beans, it’s time to give them a grind. The Hario Acrylic Box is a beautifully designed hand-powered coffee mill that can grind coffee beans from a fine espresso grind to a courser grind depending on personal tastes. The mill secures to countertops via a rubber base to prevent slipping. A tiny drawer opens up to reveal the freshly ground coffee and such grinders are also beneficial for spice milling. This sturdy little device is light, looks great, is easy on the wallet and is sure to please coffee lovers.
Breville Citrus Press
Juicing is an important base of most recipes. From baking, to marinade prep and cocktail craft, the Breville Citrus Press makes juicing much more convenient. From limes to grapefruit, the Breville Citrus Press handles them with ease thanks to the help of a little physics; employing a lever to help lessen the force required to juice fruit. With an open spout, it’s easy to place a glass, pitcher or bowl directly under the press to catch the juice. If you like juicing without the mess and a fraction of the effort, the Breville Citrus Press is right for you.