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Sous Vide Accessories: What to Buy, What to Skip

The right sous vide accessories will 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 can […]

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Can You Trust Amazon Reviews?

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 really help you buy a product you’ll love, or at least by happy with? The answer, as with so many things, is “it depends.” Contents About Reviews in General: […]

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Can Modernist Cuisine Work for Home Cooking? Absolutely!

Modernist Cuisine, a 5-volume set plus recipe book. When Modernist Cuisine came out in 2011, Michael Ruhlman wrote a mixed review of it for the New York Times. He was daunted by the task, and for good reason. The 5-volume set had more than 2,000 pages and as much science in it as it had recipes. On […]

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The Best Sous Vide Immersion Circulators and Water Ovens

Talk about a multi-tasker! Sous vide technology can make eggs to any doneness, incubate yogurt, pasteurize yolks (as for mayonnaise), poach fruit, cook vegetables, thaw frozen food quickly and without any of the issues of a microwave, and, let’s not forget, create the most perfectly done proteins on the planet (steak, fish, pork butt, ribs, […]

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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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Is Induction Cooking Safe?

Is induction cooking safe? Because induction stoves are electrical, they have all the hazards of every other electrical appliance in your home. That is, they emit electromagnetic fields (EMFs). But how hazardous are these EMFs, and how dangerous is an induction stove? Depending on who you ask, they might be very hazardous to human health, […]

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Bosch Induction Cooktop Reviews: 500, 800, and Benchmark (Updated for 2019!)

Find out about all the newest features of the powerful Bosch induction cooktops!This review covers all the Bosch induction cooktop models in 30-inch and 36-inch sizes. Here you’ll learn the differences between the Bosch models and the difference between Bosch and other brands. Whether you’ve decided on Bosch or are still shopping around, this article […]

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The Advantages of Cooking With Induction

Table of Contents How Does Induction Cooking Work?Is Induction Cooking Safe?Is Induction Better than Gas or Electric?Which Induction Cooktops Are Best?What Are Some Features of Induction Cooking?What Are the Disadvantages of Induction Cooking?Final Thoughts There are a lot of advantages to cooking with induction. If you’ve been thinking about making the switch to induction cooking […]

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Double Induction Cooktop Reviews: The Best Double PICs

Table of Contents Standard FeaturesWhat to Know Before You BuyFirst Place: True Induction TI-2C, TI-2B, MD-2BControlsSecond Place: NuWave 30602 Double PIC BurnerSummaryThird Place: Cuisinart ICT60 Double Induction CooktopFinal Thoughts A double induction burner is perfect for a tiny house! If you’re looking for a double induction cooktop, you’re probably already sold on induction technology. The […]

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Farm-Raised Salmon: Is It Safe to Eat?

The salmon farming industry is a $10 billion-plus dollar industry, and about 70% of the salmon on the U.S. market is farm-raised. You may love salmon, and want to eat more of it, but you’ve heard a lot of bad things about farm-raised salmon and don’t want to pay for wild-caught salmon. Also, you may […]

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