Sr. Video Producer
Mike Roorda is the Sr. Video Producer at Reviewed. He's been with Gannett since 2007 and making video with Reviewed since 2011. He originally hails from the east coast and then attended college in the midwest where he earned a degree in Mass Media Communications. Mike worked for several years in the local news business as a reporter and editor and moved back to New England in to help start the video production department at "a new tech blog USAT just bought." Look at us now!
He owns a sweet dog, has an adorable daughter and is super duper into BBQ (both making and consuming.)
Articles and Reviews by Mike Roorda
VIDEO: The best headphones for kids
April 10, 2019 – Hearing loss is permanent, and but these headphones encourage safe listening habits.
Sorry, you're grilling your food wrong
May 18, 2018 – 14 of the most common grilling mistakes—and how to avoid them.
This smokeless charcoal grill is a tailgating must-have
March 22, 2018 – The LotusGrill produces almost no smoke while still getting that charcoal flavor.
What the heck is a "Smoking Gun"—and why do chefs and bartenders love it?
November 16, 2017 – The Breville Smoking Gun is here to add real smoky flavor to your food and drinks.
Stop buying barbecue sauce—you can easily make these delicious recipes at home
August 31, 2017 – Make these sauces for your next BBQ and all your guests will be happy.
You need to make this sparkling summer slush at your next party
June 27, 2017 – We're sharing a secret family drink recipe that tastes like summer.
You can make Starbucks' popular sous vide egg bites at home—here’s how
June 02, 2017 – We make Starbucks' famous Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites with an immersion cooker
You should be smoking meat at home. Here’s how to get started.
May 10, 2017 – No matter where you live, you can enjoy amazing barbecue year round
This is the secret to a perfect grilled cheese
April 12, 2017 – This simple tip is guaranteed to improve your grilled cheese game
The BarkBath dog-washing machine is basically a vacuum—what could possibly go wrong?
March 31, 2017 – Watch us test the Bissell BarkBath on two real dogs
How to make sausage from scratch using a KitchenAid Stand Mixer
November 21, 2016 – KitchenAid's meat grinder attachment is how the sausage is made.
Skip Starbucks—we think this homemade PSL tastes better
September 14, 2016 – You don't have to leaf home to enjoy your favorite fall beverage
GE Shows Off Futuristic BOXiE Concept Washer and Dryer
January 22, 2015 – Can GE sell style-conscious millennials on sexier laundry?
Technics Is Back. Audiophiles, Rejoice!
September 18, 2014 – Panasonic is reviving the storied brand.
Samsung's New TVs Are All About the Curves
September 07, 2014 – A pair of 105-inch curved 4K screens headline the IFA reveals.
Text This LG Fridge, and It Will Send You A Selfie
September 04, 2014 – Use Your Phone to Check What's In Your Fridge
This Magical Factory Is Straight Out of a Pixar Movie
June 06, 2014 – This brand-new factory is part Wall-E, part Monsters, Inc., and it's right here in the U.S.
Twitch and League of Legends Created A Media Monster
April 14, 2014 – "People have Facebook for their friends, they have LinkedIn for their jobs, and they have Twitch for their gaming."
What Is an Indie Game?
April 12, 2014 – "That's... a really tricky question."
Palmer Luckey on the Facebook Deal and the Future of VR
April 11, 2014 – "Our goal is to promote the long-term adoption of virtual reality."