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Seki Magoroku Nakiri

by drrayeye 1 hour ago

Over 20 years ago, I was given a Kai Seki Magoroku Nakiri in Japan, before there was a Shun. The profile has been used with many metals and different designs on Shun Nakiris, but I think this Wata...


Help with Lodge cast iron skillet surface burn

by HFH 9 hours ago

I’m a novice cast iron user, though I have an old cast iron skillet of my mother’s she also used as a Dutch oven (it says ‘Chicago Foundry’ on the bottom). It’s surface is so smooth, but eggs stuc...

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Lagostina Lagofusion 28 cm saute pan / rondeau

by damiano 3 months ago

In another thread on induction cooking by VFish, there has been some discussion on the Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion line. As that thread has expanded quite a bit, and to make future searches easi...

Spoon with thin sharpish edge for scooping out baked potato innards?

blue room
by blue room 10 years ago

Is there such a thing? My teaspoons and tablespoons have a nice heft, but that means the edges are thick don't cut very well into baked potato flesh-- tedious project, and the skin often gets tor...


porcelain Dutch oven?

by bloodboy 12 hours ago

My girlfriend has asked me for a meatloaf recipe. I found this: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/08/the-food-lab-all-american-meatloaf-excerpt-recipe.html She wants to go all out and ma...


Fake ‘Gaillard’ stamps on used Copper Cookware!

by alexrander 6 days ago

I took notice of Betsy’s blog entry at Vintage French Copper, last week concerning old copper pans getting a fake stamp placed on them. The stamp, specifically was of the rather prestigious “Gai...

Favorite Metal Mixing Bowl(s)?

by susannyny 2 months ago

The devil is in the details! I'm interested in purchasing a metal mixing bowl to do my own chopped salads. I know, it's a metal mixing bowl .... why is this so hard? Because of those darn Amazon...

Advice all round 24cm (9,44'') frying pan

by VanquishNL 12 days ago

Hi all, I'm thinking of buying a pan; Demeyere Proline / Multifunction or another brand and type without anti-stick coating. For half of the time I will use it for baking pancakes (the higher wa...

Winter 2020 Cookware Deals & Delights

by am47 3 months ago

Given that we're officially into 2020 and it's winter (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway; sorry, Australia) I thought now would be an appropriate time to start a new deals thread. For today's gem,...


Are copper pans over 3.5mm thick overkill?

by Jirachi 6 days ago

Good afternoon chowhound, I am always on the lookout for vintage, tin lined, French copper pots and pans 3mm thick and thicker. I am familiar with the sort of classic opinion of 3.175mm (1/8") as t...


Are "Garage-Rated" Refrigerators Worth It?

by kaleokahu 7 days ago

So I've recently been rebuilding a small unheated barn that used to have a budget full-size refrigerator in it. Never had a bit of trouble over about 25 years' use in unheated spaces. I'd still h...

Does anyone have an air fryer? Do you love/hate it?

by Njchicaa 2 years ago

My in-laws always get me some kind of cooking "gadget" for Christmas as they know that I love to cook. Over the years I've gotten a rice cooker, a bread machine, a Le Creuset casserole, and an Ins...

What is my pot made from? Size?

by Maltalover 14 days ago

I found this in the street last night, I'm not sure if it's aluminium or stainless steel? It has no markings. It doesn't attract a magnet but I know that's not a guaranteed tell. Please help. The h...

Grease fire in cast iron skillet

by home_chef 10 days ago

I accidentally started a grease fire in my Lodge cast iron skillet and that seemed to leave a grey-brown patch in the center. Does anyone know what the grey-brown patch is? After that, I rubbed ...

Home Cook - adding a few pieces, need advice

by austin_rp 22 days ago

Hi - been replacing old Calphalon (!) with new pieces, started with Tramontina non-stick and All-Clad D3 frying pan. Also, just added Thermador range, so now looking to replace sauce, saute, and s...

Peugeot Replacement Screw

by Tpotter 6 years ago

Hi Foodies, Found a neat Peugeot pepper mill. Perfect except missing the screw at the very top. Any ideas where to cheaply procure one?

Optimal Chest Freezer Size?

by kelvin_of_ranard 11 days ago

I’m replacing a 19 CF upright Amana freezer, and simple math says a 15 CF chest freezer should be adequate. But a small voice says go bigger! There’s only two of us now, but we favor & enjoy home ...

Are Hobart mixers still top quality? Or are vintage ones better?

by Jirachi 11 days ago

Good morning Chowhound I have never had the pleasure of using a Hobart mixer but to my understanding, vintage models will last forever even with daily use. Old KitchenAids are often praised simila...

"New" Duparquet Copper Pan; look at those rivets!

by pinkmagnolia921 1 year ago

While browsing eBay, I stumbled upon this listing, which is the first time I've seen the "new" Duparquet on ebay. The inside rivets look huge to me. Am I correct, or is it just the angle and ligh...

Has Anyone Tried Marinex?

MplsM ary
by MplsM ary 11 years ago

Not realizing when I purchased my latest set, that Pyrex is no longer borosilicate glass but rather lime-soda glass and having read the 'explosion' stories scattered around the 'net I'm a little wa...