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Recommendations for stainless steel 9inch frying pan and saucepans

by ChristineBlue 3 days ago

Hi! I’m new here and have been reading a lot of old threads to learn as much as possible on cookware options as I upgrade. I’d really appreciate your help as I decide on a smaller frying pan and sa...

Cleaver VS Chefs knife

by CHSeifert 15 days ago

To all the cleaver users here, in what ways do you find the cleaver better than a chefs knife for daily tasks in a western kitchen? Why did you decide to use the cleaver as your daily knife over...

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All-clad Fusiontec - Made in Germany carbon steel enameled cookware

by ceasar2k6 3 hours ago

I got these as a gift and just opened them up and have not used, but my initial impressions is well built, relatively heavy (similar to D5, but actually it's carbon steel, I believe), and have nice...


Amazon Prime Day Deals June 21-22, 2021

by MunchkinRedux 2 days ago

Many of the Chefmade baking tins are on sale today: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=chefmade+pan&ref=nb_sb_noss_1


Kanso Zhen Fusion Cleaver Shootout

by drrayeye 4 days ago

The Kanso 7” Asian Utility knife has already won acceptance in the American market—both in sales and in user ratings, but it is not a nakiri nor is it a cleaver—a perfect example of a fusion knife....

the Shanghai wok thread (e-woks, the Cen Brothers and Mr Tao)

by stcavish 6 years ago

right, i've just been through the 568 comments on this thread about hand-hammered woks and other things: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/834821?page=9 and am starting a new topic to offer so...

6 Element Countertop Oven

by dcrb 5 months ago

Looking to eventually get a newer and somewhat larger convection toaster oven. We have the Krupps with 6 quartz elements - 3 upper and 3 lower. I have not been able to locate anything similar. All...


Best home pot and pan setup

by Thekhaled 6 days ago

GDay, I have spent a lot of time trying to understand which brand to replace my old mix of pots and pans with. Today I have satake and tefal nonstick pan and old cheap Iittala pots also some Le...


What’s your whetstone setup currently?

by CHSeifert 4 days ago

I’ve made some slight changes to my setup. When I sharpen my wife’s kitchen knives, well the ones I’ve given her from my collection, I use two cheapish 1000/3000 combination Wüsthof branded sem...


Porcelain or melamine Asian utensils?

by VFish 5 days ago

Hi, I am getting ready to put in an order for more Japanese made porcelain pieces that are back in stock and I wanted to get some Asian soup spoons. I was also considering some chopsticks but I ha...


Ice Cream not freezing in Ice Cream Maker

by Pegisu 4 days ago

There was an old post about problems with a Cuisniart Ice cream maker not freezing as it should. I am having the same problem. Wondering if anyone ever solved it, I can't find the old post on this ...

Introducing my Japanese Nakiri to my Chinese Cleaver

by drrayeye 1 year ago

Today's my birthday, and I'm spending part of it admiring my awesome new cleaver, trying it out--comparing it to my Seki Magoroku (now Kai Wasabi) nakiri. The nakiri I have was virtually forced on...

Finding a New Fusion Kitchen Knife made in China to Test

by drrayeye 2 months ago

If one visits a typical home kitchen, one would expect to see a Chef’s knife in Europe, a Santoku in Japan, and a Cleaver in China. These three knife profiles are all starting to appear together i...


Thick modest cost aluminum cookware?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 6 days ago

First, raw Vollrath aluminum is not an option. I'm not paranoid about aluminum leaching into my body but, I do cook slightly acidic often so, raw aluminum will taint the flavor just like cast iron...


Lightweight pressure cooker?

Sid Post
by Sid Post 6 days ago

In the past, I have camped at altitudes that did not allow me to cook dry beans. Some days, canned chili "again" is a bit much and it would be nice to cook dry beans in a reasonable timeframe. An...

Trouble cleaning copper pot

by yasdaz 9 days ago

Hi, I have a new copper pot and cleaned it after using it about 5 times. I am having real trouble cleaning it (I researched all the cleaning tips and options). I tried ketchup and the pot ended up...

Recommend me a pasta pot

by Tristor 25 days ago

I've got quite a decent collection of cookware these days, a mixture of cast iron, carbon steel, clad stainless (Hestan NB and All-Clad D7), an ECI dutch oven, and a good stock pot w/ a disc bottom...

Why does America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Illustrated rate Fissler cookware so poorly?

by chillaxboi 12 months ago

I recently got a subscription to Cook’s Illustrated and was surprised to see the bad ratings they’ve given to Fissler cookware. I’ve seen Fissler recommended many times here, so I was wondering why...

Unboxing my 9-piece set of Navarini Rame tin-lined copper

by josemartinlopez 9 months ago

My Navarini Rame tin-lined copper skillets, pots and rondeau were shipped some time back, but I got too busy to open all the boxes. I got these via the Archibald London sale. Here are long delayed...

Roasting pan materials: impact on roasting times?

by lerosbif 12 days ago

Hi, I'm a new user, but after a fair amount of searching on Chowhound and elsewhere I've still not found a clear answer to understand how much of an impact the material of a roasting pan might h...