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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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Is Induction Cooking Safe?

​This article, Is Induction Cooking Safe?, was last updated February 2017.Is induction cooking safe? Because induction stoves are electrical, they have all the hazards of every other electrical appliance in your home. That is, they emit electromagnetic fields (EMFs). But how hazardous are these EMFs, and how hazardous is an induction stove? Depending on who […]

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The Advantages of Cooking With Induction

(Updated February 2017) There are a lot of advantages to cooking with induction. If you’ve been thinking about making the switch to induction cooking but have had a hard time figuring out whether it’s worth it or not, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help you find your way through the maze that […]

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The Double Induction Cooktop: We Review the Best of 2017

​This article, The Double Induction Cooktop: We Review the Best of 2017, was last updated February 2017. A double induction burner is perfect for a tiny house! If you’re looking for a double induction cooktop, you’re probably already sold on induction technology. The market for double burners usually includes people who are looking for something […]

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