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Nonstick Cookware Brands: PTFE or Ceramic? A Comprehensive Guide

Confused about your options for nonstick pans? You’re not alone. The world of nonstick cookware is full of Orwellian-level disinformation. It’s incredibly easy to get misled by the marketing jargon because…well, because it can be misleading. There are a few reasons for this. One is because in the past few years, PTFE–better known as Teflon, […]

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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 Rational Kitchen’s 2018 Ultimate Gift List for Cooks and Food Lovers

Kitchen items don’t always make the greatest gifts. They can be seen as too practical and unromantic to be gift material. So before you buy a loved one a kitchen-themed gift, make sure it will be appreciated.  Having said that, there are a ton of really wonderful kitchen items that can make fabulous gifts. If you’re going […]

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The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100

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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Temperatures of Baked Goods Infographic

Do you bake? Have you ever been frustrated because you weren’t sure when your baked goods were done?  Baked goods are tough. When you’re solely reliant on visual cues, it’s so easy to get it wrong. How frustrating to have all your efforts be ruined by going 5 minutes too long in the oven? There’s a better […]

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6 Ways to Minimize Sous Vide Plastic Use

The idea of sous vide is appealing, but yeah, we get it: all that sous vide 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, […]

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Frigidaire Induction Range Review: 2 Very Affordable Options

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 conventional electric […]

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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 2018)

This induction stove review is for full-sized, 30-inch induction stoves made by the most popular home appliance brands. First published September, 2018. Table of Contents Our Picks at a GlanceAbout Induction CookingHow We Picked These Induction StovesWhy Don’t We Include Model Numbers in Our Reviews?The Appliance Industry: What You Need to Know Before You BuyBuying […]

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