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Kitchen Appliances
The White Mountain Appalachian Hand Cranked maker

One of the best parts about summer is traditions. Trips to the beach, family reunions and extra hours of daylight all add up to some great memories. One such tradition for many families — mine included — is enjoying homemade ice cream. While some might wimp out and use an electric motor, the White Mountain Appalachian Hand […]

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Bear Paw Claws

Bear Paw claws are standard equipment in any BBQ King’s castle. They come in great for handling meat during three types of occasions: (1) when you’re dealing with raw meat and don’t want to wash your hands every time you need to move one slab of ribs to marinate the other; (2) when you’ve got […]

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Home Drum Coffee Roaster-a 1970’s WestBend The Poppery

I recently stepped into the world of home coffee roasting, and I may never go back. The Behmor 1600 is an award winning drum roaster that was recommended to me by fellow coffee aficionado, Marco Arment.My home roasting journey is beginning with a 1970’s WestBend The Poppery, which means I am currently air roasting my […]

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Butane Micro Burner for the Coffee Siphon Vacuum Pot

Brewing coffee with my siphon vacuum pot is a blast — especially when guests are over. The coffee is delicious and the process is enjoyable and gratifying. Most siphons come with a glass container with a wick meant for burning denatured alcohol to boil your water. This works, but it can be messy and dangerous, […]

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Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine

Perhaps one day I will own an expresso machine. And but so, in the meantime I guess posting about them on Tools and Toys will have to suffice. I have it on good authority that as far as home machines go, the Rancilio Silvia is the best of the best for the price range. Don’t […]

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The Best Way to Keep Your Coffee Beans Fresh

We know that you know that the best way to keep your roasted coffee beans fresh is to store them in an airtight container that doesn’t see any sunlight. Most coffee aficionados find the nearest jar with an airtight lid and call it good. But after you’ve closed that jar what about all the air […]

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A AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

If you’re persnickety about your coffee and brew some every day then the AeroPress may be your cup of tea. I own a coffee maker, a Turkish coffee maker, two french presses, a stove-top espresso maker, a siphon, and an AeroPress. The latter makes a cup of coffee as delicious as you’ll get from a […]

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Granada Drinking Glasses

Crate&Barrel (a.k.a. The Helvetica Store) has, in my opinion, some of the finest glassware you can buy. So many of their pieces have a unique and classy style, and these Granda Glasses are no exception. They are handmade from recycled glass with swirls of orange, red, yellow, and turquoise. Available as a 19 oz. Highball […]