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How to Choose Cookware (That’s Right for YOU)

How do you pick cookware? How do you know what’s right for you? We can help! Start here for an overview, then check out our cookware archives for more detailed articles and reviews. Table of Contents Aluminum (Non-anodized)Aluminum (Hard Anodized)Cast IronCarbon SteelCopperEnameled Cast Iron Dutch OvenGlass/Stone/Ceramic CookwareClad Stainless SteelNonstick CookwareFinal Thoughts Aluminum (Non-anodized)Example: Tramontina Professional […]

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Clad Stainless Cookware: 55 Micro-Reviews to Help You Choose

When All-Clad’s patent on tri-ply cookware expired in the early 2000s, hundreds of brands sprang up to compete with them. Today, the clad stainless cookware market is huuuuge. If you’re trying to select a good brand at a good price, it can be overwhelming.  It would be impossible for even the biggest research outfits to test […]

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The Top 5 Brands of Clad Stainless Cookware (And Why You Should Buy Stainless)

This 8 minute video from America’s Test Kitchen is an excellent introduction to clad stainless cookware (we agree with almost all of it!): The clad stainless cookware market is big. On Amazon alone, there are hundreds of brands to choose from. If you include other websites–from Williams-Sonoma to Wal-Mart, and everything in between–the number of […]

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Tramontina Tri-Ply Clad Cookware: A Comprehensive Review

Tramontina makes several lines of cookware; this review is for Tramontina Tri-Ply clad stainless cookware. See Tramontina Tri-Ply cookware on Amazon nowSee tramontina Tri-Ply cookware at wal-Mart.com now You can find Tramontina at other retailers as well, but Amazon and Wal-Mart tend to have the best pricing. Skip to the “At a Glance” section for basic info about […]

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The 5 Must-Have Cookware Pieces Every Cook Needs (Plus a Few Nice Extras)

Most cooking sites have an article like this one. They list the essential cookware pieces that every cook must have. The lists number from as few as 2 (a frying pan and a sauce pan) to as many as 10 (including every basic pan type plus other tools like knives, a cutting board, etc.). We think […]

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The Best Skillet in Every Category

Looking for the best skillet out there? What makes a skillet “the best”?Skillets (also called frying pans or fry pans) are the true workhorses in your cookware collection. They’re the best tool for searing and browning, which means they get the hardest use–hot cooking oil, rapid temperature changes, and constant scraping with utensils. They’re used […]

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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About All-Clad: The Ultimate All-Clad Cookware Review

All-Clad is the original clad stainless cookware (the founder of the company invented the cladding process). It’s still American made, and it’s the industry standard for clad cookware. Few people would argue that it’s high quality stuff–but is it worth the high price tag? All-Clad cookware review When most people think All-Clad, they think of All-Clad […]

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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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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.  This article, Best Portable Induction Cooktop (Commercial […]

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Induction Cooktop Reviews: The Best Full-Sized Induction Cooktops (Updated for 2019)

UPDATED FOR 2019! THE NEWEST MODELS AND LATEST FEATURES!If you’re looking for a full-sized induction cooktop (30- or 36-inch in the U.S.) reviews, we can help you sort through the confusion. Here, we review the top-rated and most reliable induction cooktops on the market. What’s new in this review:More vendors to choose from so you can […]

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The Best Titanium Cookware (The Nonstick Version)

There’s been a lot of buzz about titanium cookware in the past few years. But what exactly is titanium cookware?See our favorite titanium nonstick skillet on Amazon Table of Contents The Best Titanium Cookware at a Glance What Is Titanium? (And Why Is It Getting Into All the Cookware?)A Quick Primer on Nonstick CookwareTitanium Nonstick Cookware: […]

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The Best Cookware Set For Every Budget

​Getting the best cookware set for your needs without going over your budget can be a challenge. Buying on the high end doesn’t necessarily guarantee a super quality product, or one that will fulfill your particular needs. However, buying on the low end can be disastrous too, for obvious reasons. The truth is, there are decent […]

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