12 Ways A Vacuum Food Sealer Can Save You Money

“12 Ways a Vacuum Food Sealer Can Save You Money” was last updated January, 2018. You probably know that a vacuum food sealer can save you money by keeping food fresher for longer. But did you know that a vacuum food sealer can keep food fresh for up to 5 times longer than non-vacuum sealed food? (And maybe even […]

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How to Pick the Best Vacuum Sealer in Every Price Range

This article, How to Pick the Best Vacuum Sealer in Every Price Range, was updated January, 2018.Did you know a vacuum sealer can save you 1000’s of dollars per year? It’s true. Because vacuum-sealed food lasts longer (whether in the fridge, freezer, or pantry), you save two ways: 1) By buying in bulk, and 2) By keeping produce, meat, […]

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

This article, How to Choose a Portable Induction Cooktop (And the Best Ones to Buy), was last updated January, 2018.If you’ve been thinking about getting a portable induction cooker, you’ve probably done a little bit of research. And if you have, there’s a good chance you’re more confused than ever. Portable induction cooktops (PICs for short) can be […]

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

The Best-Selling Range Hoods on Amazon was last updated January, 2018. In the market for a range hood? Amazon is a great place to buy one. Here’s why:Best prices aroundFull warranty plus the option to purchase an Amazon extended warranty​Can purchase with or without installationFree shippingExcellent customer reviews to guide you to the right purchase.​And more.  Here, I’ve […]

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

“Is Induction Cooking Better than Gas” was last updated January, 2018. Is induction cooking better than gas? As with many things, it depends. I looooove induction cooking, and I’m thrilled that it’s starting to catch on in the U.S. And while it might not be for everybody, you should know what it is and have a good idea […]

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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

Did you know:​That dates on food aren’t there for consumer safety?That food can be sold after its expiration date?That freshness dates are not required by law?That freshness labels differ from state to state?That the expiration date on food doesn’t mean you automatically have to throw it out?Welcome to the complex and confusing world of food […]

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

(This Bosch induction range review post was last updated January, 2018.) Meet your new stove–the Bosch 30-inch slide-in induction range (model number HIIP054U): The Bosch 30-inch induction range (HIIP054U). If you’re looking for a top quality induction range, you can stop looking. If you’re looking for a full-featured oven, you can stop looking. And if you’re looking […]

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Is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?

Sous vide is becoming a more and more popular cooking method. Its reputation for making perfect steaks, meltingly tender pork butt, and juicy chicken breast has made millions of people eager to try it–and they haven’t been disappointed.  Sous vide has been used in restaurants and institutional settings for decades. Yet some people have misgivings […]

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