De’Longhi’s La Specialista is an Affordable Espresso Machine with Impressive Precision

Technological advancements in grinding, temperature control and tamping result in the ideal brew

Traditional pump espresso machines often demand careful attention from their users—the grind, tamping pressure, pour and temperature are at best left to their discretion, or at worst left to chance. De’Longhi‘s newest offering, the La Specialista EC9335.M, leaves just about everything to the machine. It has easy-to-use controls that deliver precise grinds, as well as ideal tamping pressure and temperatures for specific pulls—along with the …

The Brava Oven Levels the Playing Field

Time-saving and sensible, this countertop oven eliminates the possibility of error

Cooking can be time consuming and exhausting—especially if whatever it is you’re preparing demands complete sensory attention. Some of the best chefs jokingly say you cook with your ears and nose, but there’s truth to the statement. As meats or vegetables sear, their tone changes. Sometimes recipes accommodate error; oftentimes they do not and every second counts. The Brava oven—which uses infrared and non-visible light …

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 …