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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...

Rocco DiS' appliances

by Sarah 15 years ago

His toaster oven and immersion blender looked and sounded so good (and cheap, was on "special") on QVC yesterday. But of course they would. Does anyone have any of his appliances? Are they as fa...

Help me buy a blender

by rudykins 15 years ago

I'm overwhelmed with the choices! An old thread mentions the Waring Pro. Amazon.com customers either love it--or despise it. What's an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean blender that will handle all my coo...

Emile Henry ceramic cookware---anyone tried it? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

by moto 16 years ago

Hello, there's been interest in cassoulet on several ch boards, and I remembered a NY Times blurb last year about a higher-test ceramic cookware from the Burgundian French maker Emile Henry, the li...

pizza stone cleaning

by Anne 16 years ago

Hi, I have a pizza stone that I got a long time ago. It came with a small plastic scraper that I have since lost, but I think my problem goes beyond that: I've been storing it on my oven floor due...

Buying Le Creuset at their outlets - prices not great

by MMRuth 16 years ago

I visited a Le Creuset outlet store this weekend for the first time, and was surprised that given that on this board people often recommend the outlet for good prices, the prices didn't seem great ...

Spending My Way Out of Toaster/Toaster Oven Hell

by Jim Leff 16 years ago

Oft have I recounted here my dismal record with toasters and toaster ovens. How does one even know that one loves toast, when one has never truly toasted? Yet I do. I do love toast, the noun. And I...

Blue Star Cooktop--anybody have an opinion?

by johnb 16 years ago

I am in the process of selecting a cooktop for my new house. The best one I've found appears to be the Blue Star, with its 22k btu burners. Does anyone have one of these?, and do you have any opi...

Dishwasher is ready to give up the ghost--I need advice

by La Dolce Vita 16 years ago

My dishwasher, a 9-year-old Maytag, is ready to quit. I need advice on a replacement. Here's my situation. I do a lot of cooking. On an average day, I run the dishwasher about 4 times. When I'm ...

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