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Help ID the lining of these copper pans

by evankender 10 days ago

I was looking at these pans but I needed some help figuring out what the lining material is. The scratches make me think stainless but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.

Plastic Food Storage Issues: Dry Goods going rancid or stale

by VFish 12 days ago

I think plastic storage has made some rice go rancid. Here are two. I had Basmati rice in a similar type of container that I had recycled for storage and opened it and it smelled rancid. I had c...

More questions about Bosch dishwashers

by ninrn 15 days ago

I’ve asked here and elsewhere for dishwasher recommendations and the overwhelming response everywhere is to go with Bosch. I understand the differences between the different grades or series of Bos...

Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale, Online in 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Delayed from its usual early March date, but the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale is on this year in an online format, starting Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. (Pa...

Are Canning Jar Lids Scarce For 2021?

by MunchkinRedux 12 days ago

Even in non-pandemic years, I typically stock up on canning jar lids early spring, and well before they become scarce mid-summer. 2021 is starting to look like a repeat of 2020 however. None of t...

Why are so many Demeyere Atlantis sets/pieces out of stock: 15/23 are out

by danlind3 15 days ago

Dear Hounds, I just checked the Zwilling Demeyere Atlantis website and 15 of 23 of their sets and pieces in Atlantis are out of stock. Any idea why? A little too early for the Suez Canal blockag...

The even induction cooktop, if there is one

by Pertti 8 months ago

I'm not looking for a new cooktop right now, but had the idea that it would be nice to know what would be the most even heating induction cooktop or tech in general. I believe most here know by now...

40CM Saute FryPan

by mobiledynamics 27 days ago

Going to pull the gun on this unless someone has a different option.... I thought I was done buying cookware but I have added 5 more pieces in the last year... There have been times where I w...

COVENTRY COPPER cookware to buy....

by NORMNESS 6 months ago

I'm looking to BUY a "Coventry Copper" pan and pot...used or new?

How do you season the wall of a Carbon steel pan?

by recklessgardener 17 days ago

I have a debuyer country frying pan, I got it because of how deep it is, seems to be a very versatile piece. I am able to get a decent seasoning on the bottom(flat cooking surface), but the seasoni...

CU/Tin/SS - Steaming/Poaching/Boiling

by mobiledynamics 17 days ago

Looking at the CU fish kettle. It's tin. I've got silicone trinkets I can put in to raise the rack should I try steaming in it. I'm not a fan of silicone though... Naturally, I would easily jus...

Mauviel 1830 M250-B e-plated cast iron handle quality diaster (rubbed off from shipping)

by Aexea 20 days ago

I saw some post about how Mauviel's new cast iron 2 rivets vs 3 rivet handles which are now stainless e-plated have major quality issues/reliability issues with coating rub off. I thought myself th...

What happened to Kilachef copper pans?

by Aexea 17 days ago

So a few years back, people discussed Kilachef copper pans which were known for cheap 1.5mm copper 3.5mm total thickness pans, seems like they have gone out of business with their website shut down...

Any Thermomix owners here?

by CHSeifert 21 days ago

What do you feel your Thermomixer is doing better than other kitchen machines and do you feel it was a good investment to buy the Thermomixer for your home kitchen ? I considered buying a Therm...

Mandolin recommendations?

by LulusMom 30 days ago

I hadn't used my mandolin in ages (Lulu's about to turn 15, and I don't remember using it since she was born) until last week. I got it out and was befuddled by the whole thing. Couldn't figure out...

My home knife sharpening rabbit hole: a strop

by drrayeye 20 days ago

Sharpening kitchen knives at home involves choosing a rabbit hole to inhabit. Here are a few: 1. Use it and throw it away 2. Hone it, and hire out annual sharpening 3. Sharpening stones ...

Need a sous vide machine? Or electric mixer? Berkeley Public Library to begin lending kitchen tools

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The city’s popular Tool Lending Library is expanding its offerings to include kitchen appliances, making it one of the few libraries in North America — and the first in California — to lend...

Handcrafted? Artisan? Bespoke? What am I doing??

by Eiron 25 days ago

These are the labels traditionally applied to hand-made items, but these days it seems like they're all just another selection of marketing terms. All Clad pans say they're Handcrafted in the USA. ...

My Henckels non-stick fry pan... after sandblasting

by ChillaxDude 3 years ago

This pan is the workhorse of my kitchen and my favorite thing ever, so when the non-stick coating started to flake off I knew I couldn't cook without it. The newer models from Henckels are either s...

Why I don’t use a carbon steel wok... and never will do so

by CHSeifert 27 days ago

So I gave my father a De Buyer Mineral B carbon steel wok recently. He already owns 3 other De Buyer carbon steel pans and I own 5 De Buyer Mineral B carbon steel frying pans. Experience 4+ yea...