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Cuisinart Cookware Review (Clad Stainless)

Can Good Clad Stainless Cookware Be Affordable??Absolutely!If you’re in the market for affordable yet good quality clad stainless cookware, you should definitely consider the Cuisinart brand. Cuisinart makes a huge array of cookware lines, including several clad stainless options.  There are huge differences between the lines, so it’s important to educate yourself about them. Fully clad […]

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The Ultimate All-Clad Review: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About All-Clad (Page 2)

The second part of our Ultimate All-Clad Review covers the lines we do not recommend. While all of All-Clad’s products are high quality and durable, some of them simply aren’t worth the premium price tag. We explain why here. Table of Contents All-Clad D5 ReviewAll-Clad Thomas Keller Review All-Clad C4 ReviewOther All-Clad Lines and PiecesFinal Thoughts All-Clad […]

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The Rational Kitchen Ultimate 2019 Gift Shopping Guide

Happy Holidays 2019!Here, we share our favorite kitchen-, cooking-, and food-themed gift ideas for 2019. If you have someone in your life who loves to cook (or eat), you’re sure to find something for them here!  Contents How To Use this GuideAbout Buying OnlineCookwareInductionSous VideVacuum SealersGifts for the Baker in Your LifeHomemade GiftsFancy Foods (That No […]

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The Best Sous Vide Circulators Under $100

If you’re looking for the best sous vide circulator under $100, we’ve got some good options for you.Even if you’re not on a budget, you may want to consider one of these circulators. Because not only are they the best sous vide circulators under $100, they can compete head to head with many of the […]

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Bosch 800 Series/Benchmark Induction Range Review

Updated for 2019!Bosch makes two 30-inch induction range models: the 800 Series and the Benchmark. In this review, we will compare features to help you understand the differences and decide which model best suits your needs. Table of ContentsBosch Induction Ranges At a GlanceFlexInduction Vs. AutoChef: Which Is Best?Bosch Induction Range Features OverviewBosch 800 Series […]

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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 stainless tri-ply clad cookware. See Tramontina Tri-Ply cookware on Amazon nowSee tramontina Tri-Ply cookware at wal-Mart.com now You can find Tramontina cookware at other retailers as well, but Amazon and Wal-Mart tend to have the best prices–Wal-Mart in particular. Here, we first provide an “at a […]

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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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Sous Vide: Passing Fad or Here to Stay?

In less than 5 years, sous vide cooking has moved from the food geekery fringes into the mainstream spotlight. Immersion circulators have become a popular gift item for cooks and food lovers. Food blogs–and not just “modernist” ones–have exploded with sous vide recipes and techniques. It’s a craze that’s taken the culinary world by storm.But […]

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20 Ways to Use a Whipping Siphon

If you’re looking for a new kitchen tool that you can have a ton of fun with, experiment with inexpensively, and make fancy foods you never thought would be so easy, consider the humble whipping siphon. You may think it’s what Alton Brown would call a “unitasker,” used only for whipped cream, and pulled out only […]

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