9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With

Using the wrong utensil with certain types of cookware can damage the finish, so learn which pieces work best together—and which should never be combined. Occasionally I’ll be cooking and ask my boyfriend...

Porcelain or melamine Asian utensils?

by VFish 4 months ago

Hi, I am getting ready to put in an order for more Japanese made porcelain pieces that are back in stock and I wanted to get some Asian soup spoons. I was also considering some chopsticks but I ha...

Japanese rice bowls too small?

by VFish 7 months ago

Hi, I'm in the U.S. and I have purchased a set of lovely Japanese rice bowls, very pretty. But they are shorter than expected. They were said to be 2.6" in height and they are actually 2 1/8". T...

Apilco or ?

by mayuchico 1 year ago

I have been looking around to upgrade my old IKEA dinnerware set to something simple but refined. I really liked the white dishes Buvette in New York used. I think I see those dishes at many restau...

ISO Individual Au Gratin Dishes

by zackly 1 year ago

I'm looking to buy several au gratin dishes than can go from the oven to the table to the dishwasher. I really like the look of cast iron (not enameled cast iron) but they're pricey and probably no...

Covered 9x13 baker recommendations

by SognSpatula 2 years ago

We're in need of a new 9x13 (or so) baker with a cover. Bonus for real handles. Just to head off one response in advance, an open Pillivuyt pan with foil over the top doesn't count. What do ...

The Rich, Complex History Hiding Within Chinese Plate Designs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Soleil Ho posted her tattoo on IG to introduce her piece on the background of this now very common Chinese plate pattern. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/chinese-plate-design-history

Stove advice: Porcelain or Stainless stovetop?

by dave_nyc 13 years ago

I am trying to decide what model of freestanding gas range to buy. I have it narrowed down to one of two GE Profile models. The key difference between them is that one has a black porcelain ran...

Chinatown Alley Tea Pot Lids

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A month ago I walked to and from dinner through Ross Alley in Chinatown. On the return leg, this group of tea pot lids and other kinds of lids was on display. It was not there earlier in the evenin...

Porcelain Problem

by Elbereth 8 years ago

Currently, my husband and I, never having registered, own a small, rather girly set, of Corelle dinnerware that I purchased years ago for my own use. These plates have seen better days.The decorati...

How creatively do you use your Pillivuyt?

by damiano 4 years ago

I've long been an admirer of French porcelain, having some items in rotation for over 15 years now. I used to buy (German) Arzberg but have switched to the French brand Pillivuyt some years ago. ...

Haviland Mariselles & Ranson

by Libranflight 4 years ago

Are these durable porcelain or bone china or? What shade of white do they resemble or go with, Wedgwood White, Pillivuyt, Pier 1 white porcelaint? Can you bake in the covered casseroles or ar...

Benefits of enameled & porcelain cast iron over traditional cast iron?

by johnnyscience 8 years ago

Looking to add a high quality American made cast iron 12"ish skillet for searing & getting that awesome crust on steaks & burgers - is Lodge my only option for US made? I see there is cast iron ...

Porcelain tile question

by sueatmo 9 years ago

OK, we're buying a house with a large kitchen. It isn't my dream kitchen, but for that I think we'd need about $50,000 more dollars. So, I'm getting a ten year old OK kitchen that has loads of coun...

Is it safe to heat plates in the microwave?

by la2tokyo 10 years ago

As someone who works in a restaurant I feel the need to plate everything on a hot plate. At home, where I have no plate heater, I have always preheated my plates in the microwave. I was cooking a...

food safe waterproof glue

by angelisa 11 years ago

Any tips for a food safe, waterproof,heat resistant glue so I may mend a lovely porcelain tea cup from my trip to China. It is cracked down the side and leaks? Thanks. ...

Seeking Chinese Porcelain

by WesAtRedBean 5 years ago

Hi All, A bit "adjacent" to food, but I thought I might ask whether anyone has recommendations for places to buy high-quality Chinese porcelain anywhere in the Bay Area from San Francisco to San...

Porcelain/stoneware or ECI for casserole dishes? And best 2nd size?

by Pirendeus 6 years ago

From googling, it seems that many people prefer porcelain/stoneware over enameled cast iron for casserole (e.g. lasagna) pans, but there are many folks who trend in the opposite direction. Is there...

Lawsuit filed on Wolf blue porcelain chipping

by wekick 6 years ago

Permag over on the gardenweb appliance forum posted this. http://legalnewsline.com/stories/510625972-wolf-appliance-ovens-break-from-self-clean-function-lawsuit-says

Time for new cookware

by GroovinGourmet 9 years ago

And I am on a budget, so that means using my 20% discount at Big Lots. They currently have a Paula Deen 12-pc porcelain non-stick that will run me $72 or they have a T-Fal Royale 12-pc non-sti...