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RIP strawberries - Epilogue to Glass Jar / FreshLonger container wars

by rworange 13 years ago

DEAD TIE ... dead berries Literally over night the berries stored exactly two weeks in the FresherLonger $29 dollar storage container and the $1 glass jar went bad. It was like frankenberrie...

cleaning oven racks

by Muhlyssa 13 years ago

Any tricks? We have a self-cleaning oven, is it ok to leave the racks in there when we run the self-clean? I was going to do it by hand, but can't find the physical space to do it, might need to ...

Comments on latest Calphalon series

by bewley 13 years ago

Is it me or does anyone else miss the old “Professional” hard-anodized series of Calphalon pots/pans?? The new Calphalon One infused anodized series just doesn’t match up to the former with regar...

Bride to be ISO best of the best cookware and knives...

by divakat 13 years ago

Hi all! I'm a newly engaged foodie looking to get tips for our registry. We have Henckel knives and a motley assortment of high quality stainless steel cookware, pressure cooker, etc., but I woul...

Deep Fryers

by Candy 13 years ago

Anyone have a favorite or for that matter one to avoid. I want a good one, preferably one that can be used with the lid closed and a good filter. TIA Candy

Kettle with temperature control

by EclecticEater 13 years ago

I bought an Aero Press Coffee Maker and they recommend using water that is 165 to 175 degrees. Rather than use a thermometer every time and try to guage the correct temperature, I would like to fi...

Searching for a good and value French Press

by Problem Child 13 years ago

We are coffee lovers, and my wife has been complaining that the coffee made by the drip machine is not strong enough. (we have the capresse CoffeeTeam S). So I'm thinking I might be able to get s...

mats to slip over toaster ovens to contain heat?

mr mouther
by mr mouther 13 years ago

I'm wondering if anyone has found a handy way to cover toaster ovens since they get so hot while toasting/ cooking etc. My kitchen is very small and I need the room on top of it. I've got a small...

Steam ovens

by pixlpi 13 years ago

I've been hearing a lot about these. Anybody have one? I'd like to know if it's something worth working into my future kitchen renovation.

Gaskets in French Door Refrigerators

by maxie2cute 13 years ago

My (hated) side-by-side is dying and I want to replace it with a French door bottom-freezer fridge so I can get the bottom-freezer and have the most refrigerator space possible. They seem to come i...

What are your trusted, reliable brands?

by rworange 13 years ago

There are certain appliance and cookware brands which over the years have rarely, if ever, let me down. I love Sears refrigerators, stoves and other large appliances which are not food-related s...

Hot Plate caught on fire – need replacement

by rworange 13 years ago

While waiting for my stove to be repaired, I set my hot plate on fire (boiling liquid overflowed). I mainly use these for the holidays when it is nice to sometimes have some extra burners. Also...

Bamix Mayo breaks up recently

by sweet potato 13 years ago

I have owned my Bamix for several years; and until recently, I have been very pleased with it. Perhaps my most important use for it is to make mayo. I purchased mine at a home and garden show. T...

Le Creuset at Marshalls

by Divamac 13 years ago

For anyone searching for a bargain, I was at Marshalls (San Diego) this evening and saw a decent collection of round and oval Le Creuset pots (flame, blue and kiwi). 4 quart pots for $79.99, 5 quar...

Glass Jars vs. FresherLonger Miracle Food Storage containers

by rworange 13 years ago

Will SLICED strawberries really last 2 weeks? Will my organic bread be bakery fresh 10 days from now? Will baked chicken taste oven-licious and not get that next day fowl flavor? Stay tun...

What is a "flame-proof" platter?

by pikawicca 13 years ago

I have a recipe that calls for one of these (the dish is finished under the broiler). I have an "oven-proof" platter (safe up to 450 degrees). Will this work, or do I need something different?

Best microwaveable lunchbox?

by Pei 13 years ago

All the talk in a previous post about how unsafe it is the microwave plastic has me wondering: what do people use for lunch boxes? I always empty my plastic ZipLoc into a bowl, but my boyfriend ...

Glass Jars vs. Rubbermaid vs. FresherLonger food storage containers - Week 1 results

by rworange 13 years ago

Last week started a test to see which of these products would keep food fresh the longest. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/321155 The test foods include: - Whole strawberries (glass ja...

Smelly Cutting Board

by mielimato 13 years ago

I made fresh sardines last night and this morning my cutting board still smells very fishy. I've tried scrubbing it extensively with lots of soap but that has not worked. The cutting board is mad...

Flame Tamer substitutes?

by Pei 13 years ago

Once in awhile, I wish I had a flame tamer to evenly distribute low heat on my gas burner. What would be wrong with putting a cast iron skillet on the burner, then my pot over that? Isn't that w...

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