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New Thermometer Announced by Traceable Products

Traceable® Products has announced the development of the 2Second-Temp™ NSF Food Certified Traceable Thermometer, a digital food thermometer from Traceable Products. The thermometer is easy to use, accurate and able to display temperatures within two seconds.

Using a food thermometer is the most effective way to prevent foodborne illness. Meat, poultry and eggs require cooking at specific temperatures to kill any microorganisms that may contain harmful bacteria. Research has shown that using color or texture are not accurate indicators to determine doneness.

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people suffer from foodborne illness every year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths,” stated Mike Blazes, CEO of Traceable Products. “The Traceable 2Second-Temp NSF Food Certified Thermometer will ensure that harmful food bacteria are destroyed during the cooking process by monitoring the temperature. This is the most effective method to prevent any foodborne illness, whether you are a professional chef in a restaurant or cooking at home.”

For any barbecue pitmaster, kitchen champion or culinary artist, the foldable compact design of the 2Second-Temp Traceable Food Thermometer is easy to use and clean, accurate and fast and safe. The folding, protected, stainless-steel probe permits ultimate portability can position at any angle for measuring an assortment of meats, candy or cakes. The 2-inch high display allows temperatures to be read easily.

Pitmaster and Barbecue Pro, Quy Hoang, owner of Blood Brothers Texas Barbecue, put the 2Second-Temp Food Traceable Thermometer to the test. “This thermometer is one I can count on every time,” said Hoang. “Easy to use with quick readings, it’s convenient, light-weight and portable for all of my pop-up barbecue.”

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Hestan Announces New Line of Premium Kitchen Appliances Coming Soon

Hestan has announced its upcoming line of indoor kitchen appliances for home chefs. The line, which will include ranges, rangetops, cooktops, ovens, refrigeration, dishwashers and ventilation, will be available for purchase in the summer of 2018.

“We are very excited about our latest endeavor,” said company Founder Stanley Cheng. “Hestan products withstand the rigorous and precise demands of some of the most discerning Michelin-starred restaurants, including the kitchens of culinary legend, Chef Thomas Keller. Our engineers have parlayed this same level of quality and attention to detail to our new residential indoor line.”

Hestan launched its award-winning line of outdoor grills in 2016, marking the culinary innovator’s first foray into the residential arena. Today, Hestan Outdoor has been recognized for both functionality and design, winning the TWICE VIP Award, the Excellence in Design (EID) Gold Award (2017) and VESTA Awards for both best gas grill and best in show at the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo (2016).

Hestan Indoor products will be presented to dealers at the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), scheduled for January 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. Consumer availability is expected in the third quarter of 2018.

“Equipped with products that have been rigorously tested at our southern California facilities, Hestan promises to deliver the most reliable kitchens for discerning home chefs,” said Basil Larkin, Vice President of Sales. “While product details are tightly under wraps until KBIS, the market has expressed readiness for a player like Hestan to bring commercial quality and true innovation to home kitchens.”

Traeger Grills Rewrites Rules for Cooking with Fire

Traeger Grills, inventor of the wood pellet grill, is changing the way the world thinks about wood-fired cooking with its new Timberline Grill, available now. After spending nearly 30 years tweaking and testing its grills to reach the ultimate perfection of the product, Traeger joins its patented WiFIRE® technology with a new approach to smoking for the category’s most advanced grill to date.

TraegerStarting at $1,699, the Timberline series will make wood-fired cooking more customizable than ever before, giving everyone from backyard heroes to competition pitmasters the power to remotely control their grill from the palms of their hands. The new Traeger App (free and available for download in iOS and Android) makes it easy to not only set the cook time and desired temperature of the grill from afar, but to also check the status of food and adjust settings accordingly. The app also grants access to Traeger’s recipe vault and lets users connect with the worldwide Traeger community to share cooks and get inspired. Traeger’s cutting edge WiFIRE technology gives grillers the ability to store up to four custom cook cycles, making achieving that perfect prize-winning chicken as easy as pushing a button at the next barbecue competition.

Available in two sizes, the Timberline 850 and Timberline 1300 are available for purchase at and at authorized retailers. Its double-wall, commercial grade stainless steel interior controls temperatures between 165 degrees F and 500 degrees F within +/- 5 degrees F – a temperature precision standard previously unheard of in the grilling world. The Timberline’s brand new, patent pending approach to smoke science allows more pure blue smoke to circulate, ensuring foods are infused with only the best hardwood flavor.

BakerStone International Wins Silver Homewares Award for Pizza Oven Box

The BakerStone Pizza Oven Box was named one of the “Best in Class” products entered into the Homewares Awards exhibit at the 2016 National Hardware Show.

Many new products were featured in the Homewares Awards exhibit and top industry professionals, media and buyers voted BakerStone International’s Pizza Oven Box as a top product among the new products displayed.

BakerStone has revolutionized outdoor grilling through its patent pending technologies. It converts most three burner and larger gas grills into an outdoor gourmet pizza oven, cooking Neapolitan pizzas in about three minutes. BakerStone also produces the BakerStone Basics Pizza Oven Box which is designed for charcoal and two burner grills.

After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012, the first Pizza Oven Box hit shelves in 2013. BakerStone products are now available in more than 3,000 fine retailers across the United States and over 20 countries worldwide.

ANYWARE Ceramic/Aluminum Cookware Goes from Campfire to Cookstove

By Lorrie Baumann

ANYWARE™ is a new line of non-stick cast aluminum cookware that’s designed to go from the outdoor grill to the stove indoors and back again. It delivers quality cooking performance along with easy cleanup – even the soot from a campfire will wipe right off.

ANYWARE is made by Little Griddle, a company historically known for cookware designed only for outdoor use. “We knew that we needed a product that could go indoors,” says Jon Stein, the company’s President. At the same time, the company knew that if they decided to produce a line of cookware for indoor use, it still had to perform just as well in the outdoors – the Little Griddle brand and its outdoor-oriented customer base depended on it.

Two years of development work went into the line, which is made from a unique combination of cast aluminum coated inside and outside with a PTFE-free nonstick ceramic that’s compatible with high heat. The pans will go from grill top to stove top, in the oven or over the campfire or outdoor grill. Because the nonstick coating is on the bottom of the pans as well as the sides and the interior, the pans will clean up after they’ve been over a sooty campfire or gas flame with just a wipe from a paper towel or damp cloth.

The cast aluminum makes a pan that’s much lighter than the typical cast iron pan and that heats quickly and evenly. “It’s convenient to carry and easy to maneuver when it’s full of food,” Stein said. “The color and the gloss we get from the high-temperature ceramic is very nice…. We have created a product line that looks as good as it cooks.”

The ceramic surface provides good browning as well as nonstick performance, so it’s particularly accommodating for those dishes that involve browning the protein and then finishing with a pan sauce made in the same skillet, according to Stein. “Flavors stay with the food, not the pan,” he says. “At the same time, ANYWARE browns foods beautifully. We’ve been having a lot of fun cooking dishes that used to be very challenging on the grill.”

The current line includes a classic 12-inch ceramic skillet, available in red and gray; a ceramic double-burner griddle, available in gray; and a ceramic backwall griddle that’s a shape that’s very familiar to Little Griddle’s existing customer base of outdoor enthusiasts. Each of the four items retails for about $60.

Over the next few years, Stein plans to expand the line into a full range for a wide variety of cooking styles. ANYWARE is available for shipment now.

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