Waste Less Food by Stocking Up!

Table of Contents ​Why Worry About Wasting Food?​How Does Stocking Up Help You Waste Less Food?Stock Up On the Right StuffSo, What Should I Stock Up On?Pantry StaplesFreezer StaplesRefrigerator StaplesWhat Should I Not Stock Up On? ​Keep a ListKeep an Inventory​​Summary I hate wasting food. I’ve gotten better over the years, but with just two […]

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How to Save Time, Money, and Food With Your Sous Vide + Vacuum Sealer

Table of Contents Sous Vide’s Institutional HistoryHow It WorksStep One: Buy Your Meat in BulkStep Two: Freeze It With Seasonings and Cooking OilStep Three: Pop It Into the Sous Vide PotTake It a Step Further: Freeze Whole MealsHelp For Picky Eaters​Same Goes for Leftovers​And Another Thing: ThawingWhy Do I Need a Vacuum Sealer? Can’t I […]

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Duxtop Induction Cooktop Reviews: The Best Portables Under $300

​This article, Duxtop Induction Cooktop Reviews, was last updated March 2017.The Duxtop induction cooktop is a top-selling brand on Amazon and elsewhere. In fact, the Duxtop 8100MC model is an Amazon best-seller, with thousands of reviews and an average rating of 4.3 stars. Duxtop makes several other models as well, and all are reviewed here.Duxtop’s […]

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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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