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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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Thinking of Getting Someone a Coffee Pod? Go Old School Instead (And Love Your Coffee Again!)

If you’re thinking about buying a pod coffee maker for yourself or as a gift for someone, please read this first. There are better ways to go–no matter what your priorities are! Coffee pods have taken over the market. According to this article, coffee pods accounted for 35% of coffee sales in 2017. This translates to […]

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6 Ways to Minimize Sous Vide Plastic Use

The idea of sous vide is appealing, but yeah, we get it: using all that plastic gives you pause. After all, you use cloth shopping bags, you have a stainless water bottle, you’ve conve   rted to mason jars and pyrex for most of your food storage, and (of course) you recycle. You’re doing your part, […]

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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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How to Pick the Best Vacuum Sealer in Every Price Range

Table of Contents The Best Vacuum Sealers At a GlanceWhy Does a Vacuum Sealer Keep Food Fresher?Types of Vacuum SealersWhat Do I Look For in a Vacuum Sealer?How Do I Choose the Best Vacuum Sealer For Me?The Best Vacuum Sealer Under $50: Seal-a-MealThe Best Vacuum Sealer Under $100: FoodSaver FM2000The Best Vacuum Sealer Under $200 […]

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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. Contents Why Is Food Waste a Problem?​What Do Food Labels Mean?The 3 Main Causes of Foodborne IllnessHow Do You Know When to […]

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