Traeger Grills Aren’t Technically Grills

Insight into the machine and its owners with CEO Jeremy Andrus

A Traeger Grill isn’t technically a grill at all. They’re not like the gas or charcoal grills we’re familiar with, rather they are wood-powered electric outdoor convection oven and smoker hybrid. Their precision is unmatched, and users can set the temperature using the grill’s controls or the app (which also has great recipes and other content). Wood pellets are burned, generating heat and smoke for …

Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle

The pour-over coffee brewing system gets a high-tech upgrade

In May of 2015 Fellow announced the launch of their company with the Duo Coffee Steeper. The brands founders are self-described “coffee nerds obsessed with product design,” and their goal with the steeper was to perfect a new way to brew coffee that highlighted the best of both French Press and pour-over brewing methods. They’ve since added innovative pour-over dripper systems and kettles to their …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Photographing cannabis, ocean-friendly Jenga, self-flying helicopters and more

1. How to Freeze Soap Bubbles in Winter Weather A craze transfixing photographers lately: capturing the freezing process of soap bubbles in winter weather yields orbs with glorious, unexpected patterning. No two bubbles are the same, and footage at Fstoppers reveals as much. They also provide extra insight and include a video from photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj—revealing that photographing these bubbles is the easy part, but …

Tetra, the Microwave-Sized Countertop Dishwasher

For anyone dreaming of owning a dishwasher, the Tetra removes just about all obstacles. It plugs into any wall outlet and it costs just $299. It’s about the size of a microwave, runs in only 10 minutes and uses only half a gallon of (hand-loaded) water. Spatially, it’s ideal for a couple, or anyone living alone—with a small capacity. It’s the brainchild of tankless water …

COVE by Zaha Hadid Design for Boffi

A completely customizable sink and stovetop kitchen island

Even a quick glimpse at the late Dame Zaha Hadid‘s COVE kitchen for Boffi reveals the signature stylings of the acclaimed architect. The freestanding unit’s smooth geometry makes reference to the curvilinear design of the MAXXI Museum of Art in Rome and even the curves of the cultural center of Baku. As for materials, they’ve been kept to hand-finished natural stone, a select wood veneer …