April 9, 2021

Cookware, Nonstick cookware, Reviews

When we did our review of GraniteStone cookware, we realized that there is a LOT of confusion and misinformation out there about stoneware cookware. Most “stoneware cookware” that comes up in a Google or Amazon search is actually aluminum cookware with a nonstick PTFE (TeflonĀ®) coating. The coating may contain stone particles, or may have “stone” or

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April 2, 2021

Reviews, VacMaster, Vacuum Sealers

ARY VacMaster vacuum sealers (vacmasterfresh.com) are known for their high quality, commercial-grade chamber vacuum sealers, but they make edge sealers, too. They’ve changed their  product lineup in recent months, so there are some new options to consider. Are VacMasters worth the premium price? As with most things, it depends on how you’ll use a vacuum sealer.

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March 26, 2021

Avid Armor, Reviews, Vacuum Sealers

Avid Armor has only been around for a few years, but they’re starting to outsell more popular vacuum sealer brands. Here, we take a detailed look at Avid Armor’s vacuum sealer lineup and see how it compares to vacuum sealer giants FoodSaver, Weston, and VacMaster. Table Of Contents (click to expand) Avid Armor Vacuum Sealers

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March 21, 2021

Cookware, Nonstick cookware, Reviews

Our usual advice about nonstick cookware is to buy cheap and often because the coatings don’t last no matter how much you spend. But does this advice apply to Hexclad “hybrid” cookware–the latest in nonstick technology? In this Hexclad review, we take a detailed look at this hybrid cookware: what it is, how it’s innovative, what

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March 12, 2021

Cookware, Nonstick cookware

PFOA, PFAS, PFOS, PTFE: These are all acronyms you see a lot when looking at nonstick cookware. But what exactly are they? Are they really unsafe? And what should you do to avoid them (if anything)? We’ll look at all of these chemicals–and a few others, as well–and help you sort it all out so you

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