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Best Crockpot or Slow Cooker?

by MaggieMuffin 14 years ago

Hi, I am thinking about investing in a good crockpot/slow cooker since I love to braise and make soups and stews. There just seems to be so many types and brands of cookers out there. How to ...

HELP! Seaoning cast iron pans

by Displaced California Foodie 14 years ago

I am following the directions included with my cast iron pans for seasoning: Should my kitchen be full of smoke during the process?

thinking of buying a vacuum packing machine...

by ali patts 14 years ago

This (oddly enough) seemed like the best board for this, but if not please shout! I'm thinking of buying a vacuum packing machine and was wondering what other peoples thoughts were... Does anyo...

Returns to Le Creuset

by saraeanderson 14 years ago

Anyone have any experience? I was browning some sausage in my dutch oven when all of a sudden the lining started cracking and flying all over the kitchen (and man when it lands on your skin is it ...

Members Mark Tri-ply cookware?

by t.day 14 years ago

I'm looking for the best set of cookware I can buy for my wife south of $200.00 or better yet $150.00. I read an old post about "members mark tri-ply" from Sams Club, supposed to be similar to "Al...

Maybe OT: Recipe and Shopping Software?

by HolidayBaker 14 years ago

Does anyone use a program for tracking their recipes and generating shopping lists from them? I downloaded "Shop'NCook", a demo program, and have been loading my recipes onto that for a week n...

Has anyone ever seen COPPER muffin tins?

by BangorDin 14 years ago

I find it hard to believe that copper canele molds could be any better than steel ones. Since they are small, like muffins, the conductivity of the metal is not so important? Or am I wrong, as s...

George Forman Jumbo Grill for $5 at Amazon!

by MzMaggie 14 years ago

If you go to Amazon and click on the penguin, you can vote to get the GF jumbo grill for $5. If it gets the most votes, you will be able to buy it for $5. If not, they will still give a huge disc...

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,...

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