Category Archives for "How To’s"

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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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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Kitchen Safety (21 Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen Safer)

The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house, so kitchen safety is important. For clarity’s sake, I’m dividing kitchen safety into 3 main categories: setup, basic practices, and food safety. Setup involves foundational principles that everyone should follow for a safe kitchen. Basic practices is about how to be careful in a kitchen: things to […]

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How-To: 3 Super Easy Tips for a Clean Kitchen

When you think about a clean kitchen, divide the work into 3 categories: clutter, germs, and grease. This logical division will help you keep your kitchen cleaner, because it helps you with your plan of attack. Table of Contents 1. Clutter2. Germs3. GreaseFinal Thoughts You can’t deep-clean for germs and grease if there’s clutter everywhere. […]

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The Secret Shelf Life of Food: What Food Freshness Labels and Expiration Dates Really Mean

Welcome to the complex and confusing world of food freshness labeling. If you think the “expiration” dates on food are there to protect you, think again. They are there for entirely different reasons. Table of Contents Why Is Food Waste a Problem?​What Do Food Labels Mean?The 3 Main Causes of Foodborne IllnessHow Do You Know […]

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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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