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The Joule Sous Vide Circulator: Next Generation Cool

This article, The Joule Sous Vide Circulator: Next Generation Cool, was last updated February 2017 Table of Contents First Things First: What is Sous Vide?What Makes the Joule Sous Vide Circulator Great?Ability to Hold TemperatureSpeed (Power)User InterfaceWater LevelAesthetics and Overall QualityDo I Need an Internet Connection to Use the Joule?How Do I Clean the Joule?Do […]

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The VacMaster Duo 550: Chamber and Edge Sealer in One

This article, The VacMaster Duo 550: Chamber and Edge Sealer in One, was last updated February 2017 Table of Contents IntroductionFeatures of the VacMaster Duo 550Operation of the VacMaster Duo 550ConsiderationsDuo 550 SpecificationsIncluded with the VacMaster Duo 550Recommendation​ Price: About $500 The VacMaster Duo 550: two sealers in one. IntroductionChamber or edge sealer? With the […]

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Weston Vacuum Sealer: Is It Better than FoodSaver?

​This article, Weston Vacuum Sealer: Is It Better Than FoodSaver?, was updated February 2017FoodSaver is synonymous with vacuum sealer. They’re the most popular brand by far and have a huge piece of the vacuum sealer market. But if you want a top-quality vacuum sealer, Weston deserves your attention.Weston Products LLC was founded in 1997 and makes […]

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Sous Vide Accessories: What to Buy, What to Skip

​(Sous Vide Accessories updated February 2017)The right sous vide accessories will result in great steaks, juicy pork and chicken, and succulent salmon. For best results with your sous vide cooker, I recommend purchasing these two accessories…and skipping pretty much everything else!A Vacuum Sealer The big trend in sous vide these days is using food storage bags […]

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Can You Trust Amazon Reviews?

​Updated February 2017One of the greatest things about Amazon is also one of its biggest problems: the reviews. Can you trust Amazon reviews? More importantly, can the reviews truly help you buy a product you’ll love, or at least by happy with? The answer, as with so many things, is “it depends.” You have to […]

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My Favorite French Press…And One I Hated

​Updated January 2017A French press makes the best coffee in the world. With the right equipment, you can have coffee-house coffee at home! Here’s everything you need to make great pressed coffee…and a little about what you don’t need, too…Have you ever used a tool or appliance that was so terrible, you couldn’t even believe […]

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Why Cook With a Sous Vide Circulator? Here’s Why!

Updated February 2017 Table of Contents ​So You’re Interested in a Sous Vide Circulator!Why Sous Vide Cooking Is So GreatSo, What Exactly Is Sous Vide?Is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?Why a Sous Vide Circulator? What About a Water Oven?Are There Any Disadvantages to Cooking With a Sous Vide Circulator (or Water Oven)?​How About Searing the Meat? […]

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The Best Sous Vide Immersion Circulators and Water Baths

This article, The Best Sous Vide Immersion Circulators and Water Baths, was last updated: January 2017Talk about a multi-tasker! Sous vide technology can make eggs to any doneness, incubate yogurt, pasteurize yolks (as for mayonnaise), poach fruit, cook vegetables, thaw frozen food quickly and without any of the issues of a microwave, and, let’s not […]

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23 Things to do With Melted Chocolate (Most Don’t Need a Recipe)

What Is Melting Chocolate?Mmmm….melted chocolate. Are you familiar with melting wafers? It’s the type of chocolate that’s used for candy making, the kind that you dip truffles and other candies into when melted, but which will have a soft, satiny sheen after it’s hardened. You might also hear it called dipping chocolate or candy-making chocolate. […]

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