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All-Clad cookware is designed with a convex center?

by beeflover1 7 days ago

I bought a All-Clad 12" Frying Pan with a Lid. Out of the box, I checked with a straight-edge ruler and it is not completely flat. Other tests I've done was place a credit card at the center of the...


Old/vintage Le Creuset on glass top hob?

by emmad 5 days ago

I've been looking for some second hand cookware on ebay, and have seen an old Le Creuset saucepan that is in good condition. But, since the bottom isn't also enameled on the older versions, I'm won...


Best type of skillet for cooking crepes and frying eggs (not bare case iron)?

by MarleneDietrich 6 days ago

Hello, I've been using a Wagner Ware cast iron skillet for very specific things for a few years now- making socca in the oven (thin chickpea flour batter), buckwheat crepes, and frying eggs. It ...

The humble wooden spoon

by seefoo 18 days ago

When I was a teen, I came across an entire magazine dedicated to the best 100 food things of the year. It was Saveur Magazine and it comes out around this time a year. I let the subscription expir...

Skillet: Mauviel M250 vs Demeyere vs AllClad

by noff 10 days ago

Hello Chowhound experts and experienced cooks, I'm a home cook so I do not work in a professional environment but I would like to have the best equipment because cooking is my favorite hobby. ...

A 53¢ Mystery Pan

by JosephInOhio 11 days ago

A 53-cent mystery from Goodwill. I have never seen such a curious pan! Cannot find anything on this style, has no maker's mark, made of steel with a coating on it (would not call it "nonstick"), ...

I Need a Probe Thermometer

by seefoo 9 days ago

i assume Thermoworks? i like the look and cost of the DOT version. my last probe thermometer, i think i threw over the fence (i'm joking). it failed me miserably. i have an older TW instant...

Somebody signed a new endorsement deal?

by JustCharlie 26 days ago

https://twitter.com/i/status/1177683724831469569 I guess he trusts those three Michelin stars to stainless steel, but we've seen Ripert cooking in stainless steel before...

Anodized Aluminum Safe Dishwasher Soap?

by JosephInOhio 23 days ago

I recently came into some really nice old-school anodized aluminum pans. They came from different sources but all of them are kind of grungy for having been either in storage or coming out of the h...

18" Gourmet High Dome Roaster

by penrichardson 10 days ago

I just came across a brand new stainless steel roaster that was my Mom's, still in the box. I am tempted to keep it, but wondering if there is another piece of cookware that I have that can do t...

What is this kitchen tool?

by ChervilGeorge 2 years ago

Any idea what this little guy is used for? I would guess that it's some kind of coring tool. Both sides are slightly sharp. Not enough to cut your fingers with. There is no serration. I guesse...

Anova Precision Cooker -- RIP

by kaleokahu 14 days ago

OK, so almost exactly 2 years ago, I purchased the original Precision Cooker for $99. After using it fewer than a dozen times, today I discovered it still heats and circulates, but now reads the b...

The Great Copper Cookware Gallery on Chowhound

by SognSpatula 5 months ago

It was recently mentioned in another thread that we should have a central gallery for copper cookware since so little real info is available online. This is that thread. So post up your copper ...

Howard’s Cutting Board Feed-N-Wax For First Time Treatment?

by JosephInOhio 16 days ago

So I treated myself and bought a pretty modestly priced 12x18 cutting board. It’s from the John Boos company - The little number that sells for $39.99 @ bed bath and beyond. $32 if you’re not a dop...

Staub Cast Iron

by GTJ 24 days ago

Hello. I hope to get some first-hand clues about the proper way to season these Staub pots when they arrive. I have used Lodge for years and though I never seasoned them properly at the start, over...

Panasonic Met-All Induction--A Review

by kaleokahu 10 months ago

I. Introduction This article reviews the 3500W all-metal commercial induction single-hob hotplate by Panasonic, which I believe is the first “all-metal” unit to hit the U.S. market. Where appr...

Help with selection: 9-12 quart stainless stockpot with steamer

by jp_over 1 year ago

Friends, I need a bit of help with finding / choosing a 9-12 quart stainless stockpot with a steamer insert. It needs to be capable of gas, induction and electric and dishwasher safe. Bran...

Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion - hybrid designs

by damiano 1 month ago

I've recently acquired a 22 cm Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion stock pot but couldn't really find a dedicated thread about this series. So here it is. Please ask your questions here and/or post abou...