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Saucier vs. saucepan: similar names, similar looks… what’s the debate then? Here is a brief answer: the major difference between a saucepan and a saucier is the shape. A saucepan has straight sides and a flat bottom, while a saucier has curved edges paired with a round base. Other than the appearance, there are some differences in the two’s usability. To know more, read on! What Do I Prefer: A

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Does your home smell like burnt food? Don’t worry, I have you covered. I work from a small home with low ventilation. Whenever I overcook or burn my food, it leaves an intense burnt smell in my home. I experimented around for quite a while with ways to stop this burnt smell. The article below is a step-by-step guide on how to remove a burnt food smell from home. In

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What is the difference between a Dutch oven and a crockpot? This is a question that comes to mind when you are considering making a new cookware purchase. You wonder which one is the better choice and which one gives you the best value for your money. Well, while both aren’t mutually exclusive, they serve different purposes. Let’s find out more about Dutch ovens versus crockpots. What Are Crockpots?  A

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Cookware shopping is not exactly a one-off deal, there are many factors to consider. If you’re to revamp your kitchen cabinet and terms like tri-ply, multi-ply and hard-anodized seem confusing, we’re here to help. Let’s begin with tri-ply cookware: what is tri-ply cookware exactly? This type of cookware is made by bonding and pressing three metal layers together for a durable finish. Since a single-layer pan cannot stand the heat,

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Do you use a red copper pan for cooking but does the food stick to its surface? Well, you might need to (re)season your pan. Proper seasoning of copper pans prevents food from sticking to it. It also enhances its life, removes chemicals from detergents that have stuck to its surface, and reduces damage when cooking at high temperatures. Interestingly, copper utensils have been in kitchens for centuries. With advanced

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Electric smokers are growing in popularity with apartment dwellers, in professional kitchens, and in traditional homes alike. It’s all thanks to the efficient smoking process that creates less smoke and mess while smoking food. Besides, they offer lots of cooking space and run only on electricity. So you can safely smoke your food without worrying much about it. But how does an electric smoker work exactly? We have you covered

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Cooking without the right kind of cookware is basically like singing with a broken mic or a bad guitar. No matter how hard you try, the outcome is never perfect. And that’s not how professionals do it. See, as a home chef having the right kind of cookware is the key. If you are searching for reliable cookware, you must be wondering what cookware do professional chefs use at home?

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Like everyone else, you may be looking for the healthiest cooking option for you and your family. You want to cook delicious food while retaining as many nutrients as possible. Here is when the concept of waterless cooking may pique your curiosity. It makes you wonder: what is waterless cookware and how do you cook waterless? And is it a healthier cooking option? What Is Waterless Cooking? Waterless cooking is

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Are you designing a brand new kitchen or are you considering a kitchen remodel? Do you need new appliances, and wonder which cooktop to buy? It’s not surprising because cooktops form the heart of your kitchen. They come in so many types, with their individual advantages and features. Here’s a compilation of everything you need to know about a cooktop. Just read on and find our answer to your question:

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If you are looking for non-stick pans, Calphalon cookware is one of the many names that may crop to mind. The #1 hard-anodized aluminum cookware brand in America is obviously our top choice on many occasions too. We especially chose it because home chefs have been using their non-stick pans for generations. But where is Calphalon made you may wonder? Calphalon was always known to manufacture their products in their

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After you’ve invested so much in All-Clad pots and pans, it would be nice to keep them as clean as possible without any show of wear and tear. Right? Of course, it is not possible to keep them sparkling new forever. But if you want to find out how to clean All-Clad utensils without any discoloration or countless streaks, you are in the right place. We have researched and tried

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Stainless steel pans are adored by professional and home chefs all over the world. Their gleaming outlook, sturdiness, non-toxic features, and high heat endurance make them stand out from other cookware. Imagine cooking in a stainless steel pan that is non-stick and non-toxic; sounds like a dream, right? If you want to know how to season a stainless steel pan, stick with me! Because let’s face it, their non-stick performance

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Do you have a discolored aluminum pan and can you not figure out how to clean it? Well, the answer is straightforward: you need home-made tartar plus vinegar solution and a gentle scrubber to fight that aluminum pan’s stains. But, it’s not that simple, aluminum pans are different from regular steel and cast iron utensils and they need proper after-care. If you aren’t familiar with aluminum pans’ cleaning and maintenance,

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Do you remember grandma’s old casserole with the trademark blue “cornflower” decoration on white plates? Well, if that memory evokes thoughts of family gatherings, tasty dishes, and a fun time, then you might be surprised to know that those same casseroles are selling for thousands on eBay today! Though the blue on white pattern may be hard to find today, CorningWare is still around. And while the original cookware was

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Got a burnt frying pan lying in the kitchen? If you hate scrubbing the pans as much as I do, you must be here to find useful tips and tricks on how to clean a frying pan? Let’s admit it, this happens all the time. You leave the frying pan on the stove and think‘’ I ‘ll let it simmer a bit and just put a short pile of laundry

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If you have ever thought of finding out the best cast-iron cookware in the world, you would have certainly come across the name of Le Creuset. The French brand Le Creuset has been producing extremely high-quality cast iron pots and pans for nearly a hundred years! Many people love to discover the country of origin for everything they buy. This curiosity is the genesis of the question: “Where is Le

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Are you also seeking a beautiful yet effective food processor for your kitchen but are you worried about which brand to purchase? Well, this is a dilemma that every home cook has to face at one point or the other. And this dilemma extends to other kitchen appliances as well! Well, a brand that has come with some fabulous choices for kitchen appliances is Cuisinart. Cuisinart is a USA-based brand

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Have you recently bought an aluminum pan, and somebody told you to season it before use? Are you clueless regarding the seasoning of the pan? If yes, then read on. In this article, we will explain how to season an aluminum pan. Aluminum cookwares have been in our kitchens for over 100 years now. They have replaced copper and cast iron cookware to no small extent. In 2018, aluminum cookwares

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Has the last cookery show on Asian food inspired you to buy a steel wok? Are you clueless on how to season, use and take care of it? If your answers are a “yes,” then you are on the right page. A wok is the heart and soul of Asian cuisine. No chef, worth her or his salt, can prepare Asian food without tossing and flipping the ingredients in it.

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Copper cookware is a stylish, durable, and luxurious addition to your kitchen. But if you decide to bring this sheen and beauty into your kitchen, you should also know how to clean copper pans. Unlike stainless steel and other materials used for cookware, copper pans are delicate and can be tarnished or stained. Not only hanging your copper pans on a wall or ceiling, but also keeping them shiny and

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When it comes to pans, Rachael Ray are a popular option to purchase. There is now an extensive range of pans available, with the 14-piece anodized set being very popular across the country. But when it comes to pans, sometimes we want to do more than fry an egg. Sometimes, plans go array, and we need to keep the food warm, or disaster strikes and our oven trays are out

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There’s nothing worse than when you slaved away over a delicious meal to have to deal with burnt pans afterward as well, especially if you’re the one doing everything. It can be seriously tempting to either want to cry and just leave them in the sink hoping they’ll clean themselves or just put them on a repeated rinse in the dishwasher until you can’t be bothered anymore. Burning pans is

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Cast iron pans, pots, and skillets are wonderfully versatile pieces of kitchen kit. They are almost indestructible, serving generations before they give out. I have a cast-iron skillet that belongs to my great-grandmother and will probably end up with my own great-grandchildren.  Cast iron cookware seems to have taken a bit of a hallowed position in the kitchen. There are rumors and secrets galore when it comes to cast iron

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I vividly remember the day my parents got quartz countertops in their kitchen. I was a teenager with little interest in kitchen counters. My mother’s strictures about what I could or couldn’t do on the new counters went over my head. Until a few days later when I took my saucepan of ramen off the stove and on to the new granite countertop. I still remember the look of horror

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Where’s that damn kitchen towel? Do I even own a trivet? Can I just put it on the countertop? Do any of the above sound familiar? If you’re anything like me, those questions are the constant litany that accompanies cooking in my kitchen. Every time I pull a pan or tray out of the oven I spend a minute or two dancing around trying to decide where to place it.

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Stainless steel is one of the most common materials used for cookware, especially the kind used by professionals. But it is often considered lesser than nonstick cookware. This is mostly due to the fact that stainless steel doesn’t often have a nonstick coating, which can lead to food sticking. This can be rectified, however, and stainless steel is still a great material for cookware. One of the reasons why it

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Everyone should own a few oven-safe pans because baking your food is almost always healthier and more nutritious than frying it. Frying food, whether you’re deep or shallow frying, requires a lot of calorific oil to keep the pan lubricated and your food cooking evenly. Baking, on the other hand, requires little to no oil. Rather than heat reaching the food from one incredibly oily direction, it’s hit from all

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Le Creuset is one of the most famous cookware brands in the world. They are renowned for their dishes, especially their iconic orange (or “volcano”) colored stoneware oven dishes.  But Le Creuset has so many more ranges that are both cookware and bakeware. The bakeware can, of course, go in the oven. But what about their cookware? Stove-to-oven cookware is becoming more and more popular. But not every frying pan

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 Cast iron cookware is the hulking, brute of the kitchen. It gets the job done and can handle a lot of use and abuse.  Glass cooktops are perhaps the complete opposite! They do a great job and have their own benefits, but they can’t be called strong!  If you’ve recently switched to a glass stovetop you might, even now, be preparing to part with your beloved cast iron skillets, pans,

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Frying pans, whilst designed specifically for job usage, can also be used in an oven. This cannot work for all frying pans, however, as different materials cannot withstand the heat of the oven. It is important to remember that frying pan handles are there to protect your hands from hot food on the hob, they are not there to withstand hot temperatures like the actual pan itself. This means that

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Cast iron cookware is like the pickup truck of the kitchen. It’s heavy-duty, hard-wearing, and overtly muscly.  Whether you got your cast iron skillet from your grandmother or you’ve invested in a new one, you’ll want to take good care of the skillet. After all, they’re not cheap bits of kit!  Perhaps most commonly associated with perfectly searing and cooking steaks, the cast iron skillet is actually an extremely versatile

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Red copper pans have come center stage in the cooking world and have taken the consumer market by storm. However, people are more skeptical about the quality and materials of cookware out there now more than ever, especially with the risk of harmful chemicals being used in non-stick cooking.  Red coppers pans are some of the best cookware on the market for easy cooking and clean up but still,l questions

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When cooking, we often find ourselves with a huge clean up job afterwards, and it is no fun at all! Who wants to spend time slaving over a delicious meal, and then have to tidy up and do the dishes? No one. This is why we love using the dishwasher so much, you can simply load it up, switch it on, and let the dishwasher work its cleaning magic for

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There’s been a lot of talk regarding non-toxic cookware in recent years, and one of the brands frequently reviewed or recommended is GreenLife. Today I’ll be discussing whether or not GreenLife’s cookware is truly safe to use. GreenLife created Thermolon™, which they claim is “the first natural ceramic nonstick coating.” Thermolon has a high resistance to heat, so unlike traditional non-stick coatings, it won’t chip or peel when overheated. It’s

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When it comes to cooking and your kitchenware, diverse pieces are always handy, aren’t they?  That one pot that can house the perfect curry or pasta, or the roasting tray handed down through generations to provide the ideal roasted vegetables, no matter the cooking level, these items are valued in your kitchen.  Some would argue there are none as diverse as a crockpot, the brand of slow cookers that essentially

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Is there a sight more homely than burnished copper pans hanging over an Aga? If there is, I’ve yet to see it.  Copper pans are very much in vogue now but copper is actually the oldest metal worked by human hands. The Egyptians were the first to shape it into bowls around the same time they constructed the pyramids.  It wasn’t for another few thousand years that copper was used

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Being able to use your pans in the oven can open up a whole new world of delicious recipes to home chefs.  So it's important to check that any new pans you purchase are oven safe.  In this article, we'll be talking you through All-Clad pans and whether they're oven safe. We'll also be sharing some tips on how to safely cook with pans in the oven.  Let's dive straight

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Non-stick pans have been game-changers in the cooking world, allowing us to cook all types of cuisines without using a tonne of oil to keep the food from sticking and saving us mountains of cleaning time afterward. However, there’s no play without work when it comes to non-stick pans as they need time and care when cleaning and looking after them to make sure they last. If you think you’re

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