High-Tech Kitchen Gadgets

Sophisticated new kitchen tools make time in the kitchen well spent, helping home cooks to tailor food prep, and cleanup, to individual tastes—just the way we like it.

Courtesy Pico
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Pico Home Brewer

Home brewing becomes a counter-top experience (as opposed to the typical basement or bathtub projects of yore) with the Pico home brewer. Select among a multitude of variously priced prepackaged ingredient packs and pick the appropriate settings to make five liters of beer in about two hours. Budding brewmeisters can tinker with the recipes or devise their own. Pico even gives their users the opportunity to sell their concoctions on their site and collect royalties on their brews. $800; picobrew.com.