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What's your ideal cookware lineup?

by mighty_mouse 10 days ago

I need to replace my entire set of cookware. I thought I had settled on the Demeyere Atlantis series, but with so many pans out of stock, I'm open to mixing and matching to make my own ideal set. I...


Picking another CS fry pan

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by tim irvine 2 days ago

Last night I set about making a comfort food meal of cottage fries, an MR London broil, and a wedge salad. I have two workhorse CS pans, a huge 36 and a 24. As with all Lyonnaise pans, the floors...

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Finding a New Fusion Kitchen Knife made in China to Test

by drrayeye 5 days 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...


Gas stove grates and durability of stainless clad cookware

by MartinG 2 days ago

Recently I bought my first Mauviel M’cook frying pan (stainless steel/aluminum clad) and I love using it. The exterior layer of stainless steel is only 0.5 mm thick and my gas stove grates easily m...

Any ideas where I can sell an AGA stove?!

by gobybee 1 year ago

I'm looking for guidance/suggestions/recommendations - we bought a house that has an AGA cast iron 4-burner gas cooker and we're trying to find an appropriate avenue to sell it to someone who would...


Does Anyone Make Domed Covers for Lodge Cast Iron Frying Pans?

by westes 4 days ago

Lodge has cast iron skillets in 8", 10.25" and 12" diameters. The domes for these are relatively flat, as shown in the photo attached. Does anyone make a domed cover for these skillets that woul...

Where can I buy GIANT glasses?

by danna 12 years ago

My oversized husband wants some oversized glasses to drink from. Like 32 oz, or so. I know, unbelievable, but he likes to stay hydrated. Problem: he wants GLASS not plastic (and not lead crystal...

Pitcher to withstand boiling water?

by D-NY 15 years ago

I enjoy making iced tea but can never face the idea of putting the boiling water in my rubbermaid pitcher. So instead I put the hot water and the tea bag in a pot, let it steep and cool off a litt...

Carbon Steel Pan - How do you remove seasoning and start from scratch to remove old seasoning and starting anew?

by wendygr 4 years ago

Okay I have tried to season and reseason an carbon steel Pan. Think I didn't get all old wax off when new. However I don't know how to remove the old seasoning, so the pan is pristine when i begi...

Where's the best place for knife sharpening?

by Kenzi 18 years ago

Please smack me lightly if you think i should have posted to "General Topics"...I posted here because I need to know place in NYC. I got my best knife sharpened by the woman who sits outside the ...


What Happened to GE Cafe Induction Cooktops?

by westes 5 days ago

I have more or less decided on getting the GE Cafe 36 inch induction cooktop, part number CHP9536SJSS. When I went to look for pricing I am noticing that GE is saying the product is discontinued?...


Copper Windsor Pan Worth Saving?

by eight_inch_pestle 6 days ago

My partner picked it up from an antique mall for about $50US if I recall. 8 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall, it weighs just under four pounds. Stamp next to the handle features a logo I can't decip...

Silver-plated flatware: dishwasher safe?!

by damiano 24 days ago

So, I've recently bought Sambonet silverplated flatware, the Baguette series. Very nice! It is not pure silver, but stainless steel that has been silverplated. Sambonet says the cutlery is dish...


Need Help Understanding "Convection Multi-Tray" Oven Option

by westes 7 days ago

I have a Bosch HBN5651UC/04 double electric oven with true European convection in the top oven. European convection adds a fan in the back of the oven with a third heating element behind it. On...

Cast Iron Too Pudgy/Kludgy?

by kaleokahu 2 years ago

Is your kitchen sagging under metric tons of pretty cast iron? Are the carefully curated, meticulously color-matched dreadnoughts bowing you shelves and back? Do you rationalize to yourself and y...

Spring 2021 Cookware Deals

by VFish 2 months ago

I know it isn't technically spring but it will be here before we know it. And we haven't kept up with making deals threads. Anyway, Thermoworks is having a closeout sale on their white Thermope...


by penrichardson 2 years ago

I am still looking at bakeware, and as when I asked before several suggested Pillivuyt and Apilco. For those who have used both these and the Le Creuset (not the CIE, just the ceramic), can you te...

Japanese rice bowls too small?

by VFish 21 days ago

Hi, I'm in the U.S. and I have purchased a set of lovely Japanese rice bowls, very pretty. But they are shorter than expected. They were said to be 2.6" in height and they are actually 2 1/8". T...

Knife sharpening rabbit hole: Viking Edge strop upgrade

by drrayeye 22 days ago

My focus has shifted back to issues of kitchen knife sharpness maintenance—and my surprising success in relying on a green loaded strop. It’s really only surprising if you think using wet stones i...

Need advice - buying a small food processor

by CHSeifert 12 months ago

I need advice. Looking for a smaller sized food processor, which can be stored in a cupboard without taking up too much space. So not looking for a regular sized FP. I need it for making hu...