Ghetto Gastro + CRUX’s Collaborative CRUXGG Kitchen Appliance Line

Seven appliances in colors that reference the Pan-African flag

The Bronx-born Ghetto Gastro collective (made up of Jon Gray, Lester Walker and Pierre Serrão) uses food as a vehicle for storytelling, educating and—in the spirit of their party-hosting origins—celebrating. They’ve released merchandise and held virtual cooking experiences, almost always in the name of Black empowerment and for the sake of protecting Black joy. They draw direct lines from Black cuisine to the foundation of …

Balmuda’s Steam Toaster Debuts in the US

Already adored in Japan, the impressive kitchen device is now available stateside

Tokyo-based appliance company Balmuda likens itself to gadget-producing tech giants like Apple or Google rather than kitchen brands like Cuisinart or Smeg. Their appliances, which range in price and function, maintain a distinct design style that blends minimalism with future-forward features and vintage touches. Their most beloved release, the impressive Steam Toaster, has been exclusive to the Japan market, where it remains a favorite nearly …

Innovative Kitchen Accessories and Appliances at CES 2020

Gadgets and gizmos that chill, chop, measure, steam and more

Among the virtual assistants, 3D printers, sex-tech and futuristic modes of mobility at CES 2020, kitchen accessories and appliances stand out for their innocuous nature. At the Vegas event, larger companies showcase refrigerators, stoves, and sinks; and many smaller companies preview smart devices created to replace traditional iterations. Rather than inspire awe with their obscure designs or complex algorithms, the culinary innovations on the show …