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Villaware sear tops?

by rexmo 15 years ago

Looking for some of these. Anyone know where to find a deal on Villa Ware sear tops?

I'd like to buy a mandoline

by Marsha 15 years ago

Any tips on buying a mandoline for slicing thin potatoes? Price range, sources, what to look for? Thank you.

Help my find this great gadget

by D-NY 15 years ago

At one point I bought a green disc that you place in the vegetable bin which keeps your veggies fresh longer (kind of the opposite of what happens when you put an apple in a bag to make the other v...

Krup's Juice Extractor?

by Katie Nell 15 years ago

I'm thinking about getting my dad a juicer for Father's Day. I found this Krup's model on Crate & Barrel, and it's really reasonably priced. I know Krup's is usually a decent brand, but does anyo...

looking for electric food slicer

by cheryl 15 years ago

Does anyone have a recommendation for an electric slicer? We cured our own ham which turned out well but really needs to be sliced very thinly. I can't get thin enough slices with a knife and e...

Yay - I found my mom's juicer!

by Caitlin McGrath 15 years ago

I grew up using the citrus juicer my mother's probably had for 40 years now, and for quite a few years, I've been coveting it, but they've been impossible to find (my mother says she's only seen ot...

Creme Brulee Torches

by vf 15 years ago

Now this may be a silly question...I'm looking to buy a creme brulee torch. There is a big difference in prices, but I can't imagine how different they all could be. (I've never used one before)....

Buying an immersion(stick) blender for soup- Which brand is best?

by Hope 15 years ago

Recognize it will be easier to puree with this tool but want to buy a reliable one. Which ones are good and which ones should we avoid? Any good prices at the national stores like Target?

spice rack

by willow 15 years ago

I want one. A large, wood rack that I can mount on a wall. I have had it with scrounging through my cabinet groping in the dark. Any suggestions for source? I want one that allows some flexibi...

Disposable souffle container ideas?

by nooodles 15 years ago

What can I use? I don't want to buy 12 ramekins, and I'd rather have little souffles for presentation and logistical reasons. Do fancy food stores sell individual souffle containers? Can I use...

carbon steel wok

by arifa 15 years ago

i see lots of posts about seasoning and caring for cast iron, but i don't see too many about carbon steel woks. i followed the instructions on a website (see link below) to season my wok using cr...

ruined cast iron

by monica 15 years ago

some good tips were listed on a thread below on how to care for cast iron - i had a roommate ruin my griddle - its got a couple of rust spots, lots of stuck on gunk - is there a way i can sta...

Cast Iron Pan

by Zephyr 15 years ago

My cast iron pan, which I use a lot (and so figure it should be conditioned) has spots which always need to be oiled after use. It gets dry and splotchy. How do I condition it so it will be li...

counterop convection oven

by Redbone 15 years ago

Looking for a convection big enough to be functional (a tart, a pizza, a small roast). No AC, tired of doing all my baking at 7 am all summer. DeLonghi has the best selection but had mixed revie...

Non reactive pots?

by otrphilly 15 years ago

Is Le Creuset non reactive? what about a stainless that is nonstick? what happens if you use the wrong kind- why do certain recipes note to use a non reactive pot?

bbq tool/utensil set

by sillyann 15 years ago

i'de like to by a bbq tool/utensil set - its a gift for a foodie, so i'de like it to be great quality, but also look elegant. do you know any websites i could find them from? (or shops - i live in...

sous vide

by Dylan 15 years ago

Does anyone here think it's worth getting equipment to do sous vide at home. It sort of seems like hype to me, but I'm curious if others disagree.


by mike 15 years ago

I want to buy a smoker this year and don't know which brand/model to get. I want a good quality, authentic smoker, not a smoker attachment to a grill, etc. If anyone LOVES their smoker and cares ...

sitram question

by confusedpotter 15 years ago

For those experts out there, I would appreciate some advice on sitram cookware: DOes anyone know the difference between sitram Catering and Magnum lines, both have copper three-ply bottom. Cateri...


by scunge 15 years ago

I have two cannisters for my blender one for sweets and one for savory's how do I neutralize the one used(savory) after garlic is introduced so that not all sauces and marrinades are overly infuse...

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