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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...

Adios Teflon, where do we go from here?

by sensi63 13 years ago

I am getting rid of all my Teflon cookware (actually I am moving it to the vacation house where we won't use it so frequently). What is the next best thing? I cook alot, saute, eggs, sauces, vege...

Bosch Range?

by pikawicca 13 years ago

I'm thinking about buying one of these with the heavy, contiguous grates, large oven capacity, and warming oven. Anyone own one?

caja china accessory

by rootlesscosmo 13 years ago

We had a successful Caja China pig roast last year and are planning another soon. I visited the web site http://www.lacajachina.com/ and found some changes: the instructions now have very cl...

What I like (& don't like) about my top-of-the-line Cuisinart toaster oven....

by fauchon 13 years ago

I'm still searching for a decent toaster oven. I bought the top of the line Cuisinart about a year ago. The toast is only so-so...browns on the top but not the bottom. I use it mainly as an oven...

Good CHEAP Pot?

by pikawicca 13 years ago

I'm teaching a young friend the basics of cooking (a real pleasure, by the way). Unfortunately, he has basically no money. I've equipped him with a commercial-grade non-stick frying/saute pan, bu...

Alton Brown's weird blender: L'Equip RPM

Robert Lauriston
by Robert Lauriston 13 years ago

The other day I saw a Good Eats in which Alton Brown was using a strange-looking blender with a tachometer. Turns out to be the L'Equip Model 228 R.P.M.: 900 watt motor, 500 to 20,000 RPM, six-year...

Ergonomic cookware needed

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 13 years ago

I have tennis elbow in my dominant(left)arm and I've heard this might be an indefinite condition; if so, I'll need to replace my knives, cork screw and can opener. I am trying to use my right hand ...

how to clean brushes

mr mouther
by mr mouther 13 years ago

I've got several brushes that i use to put olive oil or bbq sauce or any number os liquids onto foodstuffs, and they're all dirty and feel like they've been dirty for years. the oil just doesn't co...

Asian cookware

by vwright22 13 years ago

Can anyone recommend good sources for Asian cookware, either online or in Boston area? Any recommendations for the best kind of wok?

Don't know what I'd do without my .......?

by fauchon 13 years ago

I love lots of cooking equipment but I don't know what I'd do without my electric kettle. Boils water super fast...& if you drink tea (as I do) it's not just a nice *extra* but a necessity... W...

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