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3 Easy Things to Try With Your New Sous Vide Cooker: Proteins, Desserts, and Leftovers

Got a new sous vide cooker–circulator or water bath? Here are a few things to try–some basic, some you may not have thought of. This is by no means a complete list. But sous vide does all of these things particularly well.1. ProteinsProteins–meat–are usually the first thing associated with sous vide cooking. And for good […]

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The Joule Sous Vide Circulator: Next Generation Cool

This article, The Joule Sous Vide Circulator: Next Generation Cool, was last updated August, 2018. Table of Contents First Things First: What is Sous Vide?What Makes the Joule Sous Vide Circulator Great?Ability to Hold TemperatureSpeed (Power)User InterfaceWater LevelAesthetics and Overall QualityDo I Need an Internet Connection to Use the Joule?How Do I Clean the Joule?Do […]

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Weston Vacuum Sealers: Better than FoodSaver?

Weston vs FoodSaver: FoodSaver is synonymous with vacuum sealer. They’re the most popular brand by far and have a huge piece of the vacuum sealer market. But if you want something a little higher quality, Weston deserves your attention. Table of Contents At a GlanceWeston Vs. FoodSaver: An OverviewWeston Professional Advantage Vacuum Sealer (65-0501-W)Weston Pro-2300 […]

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Sous Vide Accessories: What to Buy, What to Skip

The right sous vide accessories will greatly enhance your sous vide cooks without adding a great deal more to either your budget or your shelf space. As with anything, you can really go nuts, but you don’t have to. Here we recommend the wisest places to invest your money, and also show you where you […]

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Can You Trust Amazon Reviews?

​Can You Trust Amazon Reviews? was last updated April 2018 One of the greatest things about Amazon is also one of its biggest problems: the reviews. Can you trust Amazon reviews? More importantly, can the reviews truly help you buy a product you’ll love, or at least by happy with? The answer, as with so many […]

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My Favorite French Press…And One I Hated

​Updated January 2017 A French press makes the best coffee in the world. With the right equipment, you can have coffee-house coffee at home! Here’s everything you need to make great pressed coffee…and a little about what you don’t need, too… Have you ever used a tool or appliance that was so terrible, you couldn’t even believe […]

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Why Cook With a Sous Vide Circulator? Here’s Why!

“Why Cook With a Sous Vide Circulator? Here’s Why!” was last updated August, 2018. Table of Contents ​So You’re Interested in a Sous Vide Circulator!Why Sous Vide Cooking Is So GreatSo, What Exactly Is Sous Vide?Is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?Why a Sous Vide Circulator? What About a Water Oven?Are There Any Disadvantages to Cooking With […]

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The Best Sous Vide Immersion Circulators and Water Baths

This article, The Best Sous Vide Immersion Circulators and Water Baths, was last updated: July 2018. Table of Contents The Winners At a GlanceWhat Factors Are Important In Choosing a Sous Vide Circulator or Water Oven?Review: Anova Precision CookerReview: Sansaire Immersion CirculatorReview (Best Bargain): Gourmia GSV-140 CirculatorReview (High End): Polyscience CHEF Immersion CirculatorSous Vide Water […]

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23 Things to do With Melted Chocolate (Most Don’t Need a Recipe)

What Is Melting Chocolate?Mmmm….melted chocolate. Are you familiar with melting wafers? It’s the type of chocolate that’s used for candy making, the kind that you dip truffles and other candies into when melted, but which will have a soft, satiny sheen after it’s hardened. You might also hear it called dipping chocolate or candy-making chocolate. […]

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50+ DIY, Super Easy Homemade Holiday Gifts for the Culinarily Challenged

Table of Contents A Few TipsAnd the Categories Are…Drop CookiesHand-rolled CookiesBarsShortbreadQuick BreadsCandySignature Seasoning BlendsInfused SugarsFlavored PopcornsHot Cocoa MixBoozesThese Should Get You Started! Every year, when you get that great bottle of homemade liqueur, fragrant bar soap, or that plate of exquisitely decorated cookies, you think, “I’m gonna do this next year!” And every year, by […]

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Is Induction Cooking Safe?

Table of Contents How Induction Cooking WorksWhy Is there So Much Controversy About EMFs?​What are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?​The Electromagnetic SpectrumFrequency and WavelengthIonizing Versus Non-Ionizing Radiation (The Crux of the Matter)Exposure Levels and Safe LimitsHome Levels of EMFsBut What About All the Cancer?But Shouldn’t I Be Skeptical, Anyway? Better Safe Than Sorry?So What’s the Upshot? Is […]

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