12 Ways A Vacuum Food Sealer Can Save You Money

You probably know that a vacuum food sealer can save you money by keeping food fresher for longer. But did you know that a vacuum food sealer can keep food fresh for up to 5 times longer than non-vacuum sealed food? (And maybe even longer than that in a freezer?)And, that a vacuum food sealer can pay for […]

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How to Pick the Best Vacuum Sealer in Every Price Range

This article, How to Pick the Best Vacuum Sealer in Every Price Range, was first published August, 2017.Did you know a vacuum sealer can save you 1000’s of dollars per year?It’s true. Because vacuum-sealed food lasts longer (whether in the fridge, freezer, or pantry), you save two ways:1) By buying in bulk, and2) By keeping produce, […]

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How to Choose a Portable Induction Cooktop (And the Best Ones to Buy)

This article, ​How to Choose a Portable Induction Cooktop (And the Best Ones to Buy), was first published in August, 2017.If you’ve been thinking about getting a portable induction cooker, you’ve probably done a little bit of research.And if you have, there’s a good chance you’re more confused than ever.Portable induction cooktops (PICs for short) can […]

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Sous Vide Time and Temperature Tables for Proteins

The following sous vide time and temperature tables are adapted from the Modernist Cuisine Kitchen Manual.Here are a few general tips on cooking proteins sous vide:​​Add seasonings as desired and small amount of fat (butter, olive oil) to bags before cooking.Use small amounts of salt (if any) for long cooks (more than 12 hrs).Use probe thermometer […]

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The Secret Shelf Life of Food: What Food Freshness Labels and Expiration Dates Really Mean

Did you know:​That dates on food aren’t there for consumer safety?That food can be sold after its expiration date?That freshness dates are not required by law?That freshness labels differ from state to state?That the expiration date on food doesn’t mean you automatically have to throw it out?Welcome to the complex and confusing world of food […]

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Bosch Induction Range Review: HIIP054U30-Inch Slide-in Induction Stove

(This Bosch induction range review post was last updated May, 2017.)Meet your new stove–the Bosch 30-inch slide-in induction range (model number HIIP054U): The Bosch 30-inch induction range (HIIP054U). If you’re looking for a top quality induction range, you can stop looking. If you’re looking for a full-featured oven, you can stop looking. And if you’re looking […]

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