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The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100 (Besides FoodSaver)

If you’re looking for the best vacuum sealer under $100 but aren’t sure what features you want, we can help. Find out how to save money, time, and food with these amazing appliances.  This review is limited to:Edge sealers (no chamber sealers or handheld sealers)Under $100Non-FoodSaver brands (see here for reviews of best-selling FoodSaver models)An average […]

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6 Ways to Minimize Sous Vide Plastic Use

The idea of sous vide is appealing, but yeah, we get it: using all that plastic gives you pause. After all, you use cloth shopping bags, you have a stainless water bottle, you’ve converted to mason jars and pyrex for most of your food storage, and (of course) you recycle. You’re doing your part, and […]

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Frigidaire Induction Range Review: 2 Very Affordable Options

Updated for 2019!It’s finally happening: induction ranges are starting to drop in price. And Frigidaire is leading the pack: their prices on 30-inch freestanding induction ranges have dropped a lot in the past couple of years. Frigidaire now has two very affordable options. Both are under $1200, with one under $1000–not much more than a comparably equipped […]

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10 Myths About Nonstick Cookware (That You Should Stop Believing)

If you’re confused about nonstick cookware, well welcome to the club. There are half-truths, blatant obfuscations, and outright lies all over the nonstick cookware market.  A lot of sites aren’t giving honest information about the nonstick cookware they’re promoting. Whether out of a desire to sell cookware or just plain ignorance, a lot of sites are […]

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Induction Range Reviews: The Best 30-Inch Induction Stove (Updated for 2019)

Induction is fabulous technology: faster, safer, and more efficient than gas and conventional electric. If you are in the market for a new range, you should definitely be considering induction!However, picking an induction stove from among the dozens of options out there is not an easy task. In fact, buying any appliance these days can be […]

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All-Clad Copper Core Review: Is It Worth It?

All-Clad tri-ply, officially branded D3, is pretty much the gold standard for clad cookware in the US. How does the All-Clad Copper Core line compare to it? How does Copper Core compare to other cookware?  Read on to find out. See All-Clad Copper Cookware on Amazon Table of Contents About Clad CookwareHow Does Clad Cookware Compare […]

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All-Clad Vs. Demeyere: Which Is Better?

If you’re a serious home chef, you need to have the proper tools.With the possible exception of knives, the most important tools in your kitchen are your pots and pans. All-Clad and Demeyere cookware are two of the best options around. Here, we’re going to examine and compare All-Clad and Demeyere clad stainless cookware. This comparison should give you […]

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Induction Cooktop Reviews: The Samsung Induction Range and Induction Cooktop–Yay or Nay?

Updated for 2019!!Find out about the new, top-of-the-line Samsung induction cooktop and range. The great design, exciting features, and moderate price (for induction) make it worth a look if you’re in the market for induction cooktops. Table of Contents About SamsungIs Samsung a Good Quality Choice?Induction Cooking Pros and ConsIs Induction Cooking Safe?Range or Cooktop […]

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Induction Cooktop Reviews: Best Commercial Grade Portable Induction Cooktop (1800W)

Rational Kitchen has a few articles about the best portable induction cooktops (PICs) on the market. This latest one focuses on commercial portables: What are they–and are they better than consumer grade options? How are they different? Are they worth the extra money? Find out all this and more.  Table of Contents Best Commercial Grade […]

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