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Where to splurge, where to save?

by FoodMan88 7 hours ago

Finishing a significant kitchen reno and we're treating ourselves to new cookware. I don't see any sets we like, so we're going a la carte. We've got some cast iron pans that have been in the famil...

Lagostina Lagofusion 28 cm saute pan / rondeau

by damiano 24 days 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...

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Ziploc bags for sous vide, are they safe?

by zackly 5 years ago

I've been cooking sous vide for 7-8 years and have always used Ziploc (or another brand) bags to cook in because they work well and I am cheap. Most opinion I've read online has been that, cooking ...


Tin lining - in what condition?

by MartinG 1 day ago

I found this beautiful hammered copper sauté pan at a flee market for 50 swedish SEK (about 5 USD). The lining shows no copper but after careful cleaning there are still black and some small brown ...

Good wine bottle opener

by VFish 2 months ago

Hello, we are now down to just my old waitress folding bottle opener as all others have broken. I'd like a good quality bottle opener, but would prefer something easier to store than one of those ...


DryAger, SteakAger, SteakLocker or Custom Build

by kageryu 1 day ago

Hello Everyone, I've been reading up all I can on dry aging steaks at home. I started by reading Jess Pryles' article on dry aging. That setup looked interesting, but the fridge used in the setu...

Is copper the best material for a roasting pan?

by IowaInquisitive 1 year ago

I'm buying myself a good roasting pan for Christmas. I'd appreciate any suggestions from those of you with experience roasting fairly large cuts of meat like a goose, standing rib-roast, etc. in a...


Tri-Ply Copper Cookware?

by melajoh 1 day ago

I'm semi-seriously considering buying a nice, high-end copper skillet. Looking at M-B, Mauviel, Falk, etc. (Love the new Falk copper core, which I found out about here, but want that lovely copper ...

Kirkland Signature 5 Ply Copper Core

by KPisupati 9 years ago

Has anyone purchased this set or are using it? I can't afford All Clad and this seems like a great deal. Anyone? Here is the link any pros/cons would be great http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produ...


Why have a daubiere if you have a cocotte?

by Curlyjeepgirl 2 days ago

I love copper daubieres. They just look so elegant. They are pricey so if I bought one I’d want to use it. Are there any benefits to one over a stain cocotte, besides being a little higher? Don’t t...


Stain/marks on brand new Tramontina triply

by bfrendo 2 days ago

I just bought some new Tramontina stainless steel triply cookware (3 qt sauce and sauté pans) and noticed a stain/marking all around the inside of the sauce pan. It isn't on the bottom of the pan, ...

NanoBond --------> ProBond

by mobiledynamics 16 days ago

Got some Gift Certificates that will need to be used up. While cruising on WS site, I now see there is a ProBond Lineup. Does anyone have any construction specs on them ? What caught my eye was th...

Restoring faded enamel cookware

by DrBrDaly 2 days ago

I returned from a recent vacation to find several of my enamel cookware pots with a milky appearance because they were washed in the dishwasher by my housesitter. It's not a major issue but I am w...

Measuring Spoons - are there any on the market that aren't pure Chinese junk?

by omotosando 8 years ago

So based on all the good reviews at Amazon, I purchased the CIA Masters Collection Measuring Spoon Set http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HV9HHY/ref=oh_o05_s00_i06_details It turns out that th...


Stock pot with a valve on the bottom

by FlamBay 6 days ago

I have been making metric shit-tons of stock from scratch lately. I have been using a pretty basic stainless stock pot that I keep just for that purpose. I was thinking that it might be a whole ...

Oven splatter guard/shield

by prophet01 14 days ago

Hi everyone, new member Andrew from the UK here. I really would appreciate your thoughts on a product that I've been developing over the past few years and am now seriously considering manufactu...


Soy Turkiye tin lead free?

by Curlyjeepgirl 5 days ago

I’m interested in getting a stockpot from Soy Turkiye. They are beautiful. I’m a Little concerned that the tin lining may not be as pure as what can be found in the US? I don’t know if Turkey ha...

Nonstick pans anyone?

by fionasit 8 days ago

I generally detest non stick pans but I bought some and I'm wondering what people use for utensils. Do you use bamboo do you use nylon do you silicone? I've been actually using a fork so time is...

Winter 2020 Cookware Deals & Delights

by am47 14 days 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,...