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12 Ways A Vacuum Food Sealer Can Save You Money

Table of Contents ​1. Buying in Bulk2. Easy Freezer-to-Table Meals​3. Extending the Life of Leftovers4. Extending the Life of Dry Goods5. Extending the Life of Spices6. Extending the Life of Bread Products7. Eliminating Freezer Burn (Making Food Usable Even if Past Its Prime)8. Marinating9. Increasing Storage Space (So You Can Buy More Bulk Products)10. Sous […]

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How to Pick the Best Vacuum Sealer in Every Price Range

Table of Contents The Best Vacuum Sealers At a GlanceWhy Does a Vacuum Sealer Keep Food Fresher for Longer?Types of Vacuum SealersWhat Do I Look For in a Vacuum Sealer?How Do I Choose the Best Vacuum Sealer For Me?The Best Vacuum Sealer Under $50: Seal-a-MealThe Best Vacuum Sealer Under $100: FoodSaver FM2000The Best Vacuum Sealer […]

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

Contents Quick RecommendationsPortable Induction Cooktops: The Back StoryWho Needs a Portable Induction Cooktop?How Do Induction Cooktops Work?Induction-Compatible ​CookwareAre Induction Cooktops Safe?Induction Cooking Pros and ConsImportant Features in a Portable Induction CooktopHow Much to Spend on a Portable Induction Cooktop?Which Portable Induction Cooktops Are Best? (The Reviews)Final Thoughts If you’ve been thinking about getting a portable […]

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The Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500P (The Ultimate PIC?)

Table of Contents The Mirage Pro At a Glance (Comparisons)A Quick Primer on Portable Induction Cooktops (What to Know, What to Look For)Features of the Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500PSpecifications of the Vollrath Mirage Pro 59500PDaily Use (Controls)A Word About Temperature ControlPros and Cons of the Mirage ProRecommendation The Vollrath Mirage Pro is head and shoulders […]

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The Best-Selling Range Hoods on Amazon (not just for Induction)

Contents Best Sellers at a Glance (Table Summary)What a Range Hood DoesTips for Using a Range HoodHow to Select a Range HoodFan TypeBest Under-Cabinet Non-Ducted Hoods Broan 41000 Series Under-Cabinet Non-Ducted Range HoodKOBE Brillia (CHX3830SQBD-3)​Best Under-Cabinet Ducted and Convertible HoodsBroan QS1 Under Cabinet HoodProline PLJW Under-Cabinet or Wall-Mount Ducted Range HoodBest Wall-Mounted HoodsZ-Line Wall-Mount Range Hood (Multiple […]

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Is Induction Cooking Better than Gas (and if so, why)?

Table of Contents What Is Induction Cooking?​Do Professional Kitchens Use Induction Cooking?Pros of Induction CookingCons​ of Induction CookingWhat About Electric Ranges?So, the Verdict: Is Induction Cooking Better than Gas? Is induction cooking better than gas? ​I looooove induction cooking, and I’m thrilled that it’s starting to catch on in the U.S. And while it might not […]

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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

This article, The Secret Shelf Life of Food: What Food Freshness Labels and Expiration Dates Really Mean, was last updated August, 2018. Contents Why Is Food Waste a Problem?​What Do Food Labels Mean?The 3 Main Causes of Foodborne IllnessHow Do You Know When to Throw Food Out?The Nose Knows​Mold and Slime Is Bad…But Just About […]

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Bosch Induction Range Review: 30-Inch Slide-in Induction Stove

Table of Contents ​The Bosch Induction Stove At a Glance​FeaturesWhy Choose Induction Cooking?What to Know Before You Buy​What Is a Slide-In Range?Bosch Induction Range Review: Cooktop DetailsBosch Induction Range Review: Oven DetailsBosch Induction Range Review: Electrical and Installation RequirementsBosch Induction Range Review: SpecificationsWarranty​Drawbacks of This RangeRecommendation Meet your new stove–the Bosch 30-inch slide-in induction range […]

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Is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?

TThis article, is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?, was last updated August 2018. Table of Contents First of All, What Is Sous Vide?Concern #1: Low Temperature CookingWhat Is The Danger ZoneHow Do I Make Sure My Sous Vide Cooked Food Is Safe from the Danger Zone?Concern #2: Vacuum SealingWhat Is Botulism?​Botulism and Vacuum Sealing​Concern #3: All […]

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Induction Cooktop Pros and Cons

In the market for a new cooktop or range? Here are some induction cooktop pros and cons for you to think about. After reading, you can decide for yourself whether or not these modern marvels are worth the investment. Table of Contents How Does Induction Work?The ProsPrecise and ResponsiveExcellent Low-Temperature ControlInduction Cooktops Are the Safest […]

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