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Advantages of Silicone Whisk over Metal?

by Aloo0628 14 years ago

I know that silicone can withstand much higher temperatures than metal, cools very quickly after being used in high heat so is safer on hands, and won't scratch non-stick surfaces. Any other advant...

Calphalon diamond steel - how to use?

by andreas 14 years ago

I've got a Calphalon santoku. Calphalon here in Toronto runs knife skill classes and I fell in love with the ergonomics of the knife. Here's a link to the model: http://tinyurl.com/hod8l My prob...

HELP!!! sushi knives- i need osme desperately

by spriinkelz 14 years ago

I want to buy my boyfriend who is an apprentice chef a set of sushi knives the only problem is getting them to australia beore christmas from overseas does anyone know where i could get some here b...

Rice cookers--how do they know when to shut-off?

The Dairy Queen
by The Dairy Queen 14 years ago

My cuisinart rice cooker (love it!) will flip itself to "warm" when it's done cooking. I assume it somehows senses the moisture level and, when most of the moisture is gone, it decides it's done. ...

Forschner Chefs Knife Edge Guard

by mliew 14 years ago

I recently purchased a 10" Forschner chefs knife and unfortunately, the Messermeister edge guard that I bought to use with it doesn't quite fit due to the angle of the handle where it attaches to t...

Egg and muffin toaster

The Dairy Queen
by The Dairy Queen 14 years ago

Okay, all kidding aside, has anyone tried this combo egg and muffin toaster? http://www.chowhound.com/topics/284483?query=egg&user_name=jim+leff I know it's ridiculous, but I'm just so intr...

my cast iron teapot has turned on me... help!

by butterfly 14 years ago

My beloved cast iron teapot that I have had for years seems to have turned on me. It has an acrid sort of smell and is imparting a bad flavor to my tea. I fear that some less than dignified tea may...

Batali vs. Le Creuset

by nosh 14 years ago

Just saw a red six-quart Mario Batali dutch oven in the Crate & Barrel holiday catalog for $99.95. This appears to be barely half of the cost of the 5.5-quart Le Creuset. Anybody with experience ...

Advice on Boos Portable Cooktop

by petermc 14 years ago

Has anyone had experience with the John Boos Commercial Pro Chef Double Burner Portable Cooktop found here http://www.johnboos.com/residential/products.cfm?category=jbc0028 ? Thanks in advance, ...

Organizing tips for the refrigerator--please chime in!

toodie jane
by toodie jane 14 years ago

After reading all the inventive and thoughtful kitchen organizing tips, I am hoping we can move to my nemisis: The Refrigerator. I am the Imelda Marcos of condiments and my refrigerator shows it...

Cookie pans?

by chowser 14 years ago

I have two different types of baking sheets, one stainless steel, cost more, from (I think) Williams Sonoma bought years ago, the other from Target, a teflon coated Kitchenaid one that's under $20,...

Mortar and pestle

by marcia2 14 years ago

I'd like to buy a mortar and pestle, as every so often I run into recipes that tell me to either grind spices in it or to bash garlic and something into a paste. This tool comes in lots of sizes an...

Kids are gone! Time for new cookware

by brevardbelly 14 years ago

We're just keep the knives and cast iron. I think Saveur had a recommendation of a $50 replacement dutch oven instead of the $250 La Creuset. What do we do about the rest ?

My Global bread knife shattered....

by dipsy 14 years ago

and so am I. My husband dropped it as he was loading the dishswasher. It bounced off my toddler's melamine plate and snapped in two. I don't suppose it's guaranteed? And I know. Good knives d...

Best uses for daube pan

by MaspethMaven 14 years ago

Am considering a lovely enameled cast iron daube by staub. Am wondering about peoples fave recipes for this technique. Is the pot worth the cost?

DeLonghi Mixers

by Chocolatechipkt 14 years ago

Does anyone have any experience with them? A friend of mine is looking into the 7 qt DeLonghi, after two KA's have died on her (one burnt out motor, one part broke but would cost $$ to fix). She ...

How do these 2 Henckels compare?

by Produce Addict 14 years ago

I am looking for a 8" chef's nice to give as a housewarming present to a recent college grad. Both of these are between $40-$45 and seemed similar. Anyone know how the "Gourmet" line, http://www....

Staub vs Le Creuset for Lahey Bread

by Sam Harmon 14 years ago

I've made several loaves in each (a 2Q round Staub, 5.5Q oval Staub and a 2 3/4Q LC Soup Pot). While I generally prefer Staub for French oven uses, the Lahey bread slightly burns (@450) on the bot...

Looking to buy a new juicer

by Cuppy 14 years ago

I'm not sure which one I need. Any help on this?

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