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Cooking Equipment: Most Popular Articles

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What Cookware Is Compatible with Induction...
Find out how to tell what cookware is the best to use on induction cooktops.
The best tools for making and serving salads
All the tools needed to make and serve salad.
What's the difference between gelato and ice...
What's the difference between gelato vs. ice cream? Learn the key differences.
Which slow cookers have delayed start timers?
Which slow cookers have delayed start timers? Find out if there's a slow cooker on the market that has a delayed start timer.
How do I dispose of used cooking oil?
How do you dispose of cooking oil? There are ways to properly dispose of cooking oil. Read on to learn what about of the best ways.
How to Make Homemade Pasta with a Pasta...
Homemade pasta has a superior flavor and texture to the boxed, dried versions. This article shows you step-by-step how to use your pasta machine for making homemade pasta.
Comparing Cuisinart and KitchenAid Food...
There's no doubt that Cuisinart and KitchenAid are the reigning brands in the food processor category. Here's a side-by-side comparison between two of their food processor models to help you decide which is for you.
Masticating and Centrifugal Juicers: What's the...
The two main types of juicers are masticating and centrifugal juice extractors. Learn the difference between masticating and centrifugal juicers.
How to Make Ice Cream with an Automatic Ice...
With an automatic ice cream maker, you can enjoy homemade ice cream quickly and easily. This tutorial demonstrates how to make vanilla ice cream with a custard base.
Don't stress about buying a new portable...
A range of induction compatible cookware options.
How to use a potato ricer for mashed potatoes
A potato ricer will give you perfectly smooth mashed potatoes. Learn how to use a potato ricer for the best mashed potatoes and other uses.
Ninja's Latest Intro is a Coffee Maker
A first look at the Ninja Coffee Bar
How to Butterfly a Turkey Breast
You can make rolled turkey dishes, or roulades, if you know how to properly butterfly a turkey breast. This step by step guide will show you how to properly butterfly a boneless turkey breast.
What is PFOA in nonstick cookware?
PFOA is a chemical used to manufacturer nonstick coatings, such as for nonstick pans. Read more about PFOA to learn if you should be concerned.
Recipe for basic pie crust
This basic pie crust recipe requires only 4 ingredients (one of which is water) and can be made in just a few minutes.
Safe temperatures for cooked meat
To avoid food poisoning, be sure to cook meat to a safe internal temperature. This chart will tell you the safe internal temperatures for every type of meat.
How to Cook a Pumpkin
Learning how to cook a pumpkin is surprisingly easy, and yields pumpkin that is fresher tasting than the canned pumpkin. These easy steps will show you how to cook a pumpkin for pumpkin pie, pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread and more.
Oven Baking Bread Machine Dough
Oven baking bread machine dough recipes will give you smaller, more manageable loaves and will impart a different flavor and texture to your bread. Follow these steps for oven baking bread machine dough.
How to Make Yogurt in an Electric Yogurt Maker
With an electronic yogurt maker, it's easy to make your own yogurt, and you can control the quality of the milk you use and the type of flavorings. These step by step instructions will show you how to make homemade yogurt.
Choosing between nonstick cookware or stainless...
Should you choose nonstick or uncoated stainless steel cookware?
Tips for buying stand mixers and hand mixers
What you need to know before you shop for stand mixers or hand mixers.
Cooking Equipment - Search Results
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How to Make Risotto in the Rice Cooker
Rice cooker recipe for risotto. Includes step by step instructions for making risotto rice cooker recipes in your rice cooker.
Beef and Guinness Stew in the Pressure Cooker
This pressure cooker recipe for hearty Guinness and beef stew is inspired by the traditional Irish recipe.
Shop Smart for Cookware: Know What You Need...
Know which cookware pieces you need and how to choose the best cookware metals for your needs. This article will help you pick the best cookware for your kitchen.
Pressure Cooker Safety
How to cook safely in a pressure cooker
Before You Buy a Food Processor
Shopping for a food processor? Learn about choosing a food processor with the right power, capacity, features and accessories for your needs.
Make Cornbread Stuffing in the Slow Cooker
Making stuffing recipes in a slow cooker, or Crockpot, frees up your oven for the more important business of roasting the turkey.
Home Sausage Making – Instructions for...
Making homemade sausage is easy and delicious. This step by step tutorial will give you a basic understand of sausage making. For easy sausage making, use a KitchenAid stand mixer and the food grinder and sausage stuffer attachments.
Nonstick cookware brand options at all prices
A roundup of some of the best options in nonstick cookware brands.
Review of Bialetti Aeternum Nonstick Cookware
Bialetti's Aeternum cookware has an eco-friendly ceramic nonstick coating and a cheerful red and white finish. Read the review of this eco-friendly nonstick cookware.
Tips for getting great results with indoor...
Use these indoor grill cooking tips to get the best results from stovetop or countertop grilling.
How to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken in 5 Steps
Making pulled chicken in the slow cooker is easy and only requires a few ingredients. This step by step guide will help you master slow cooker pulled chicken.
Guide to Cookers
All have their place in a well-equipped kitchen. Learn which cooker can be used for which type of recipe and what to look for as you shop for cookers.
A review of the Ninja Professional Blender...
The Ninja Professional Blender is one of the most affordable high-powered blenders on the market. Read a review of the Ninja Professional Blender.
Mixing Bowl Buying Guide
A set of mixing bowls is truly a kitchen essential. Here's a guide to the different types of mixing bowls so you can choose the best ones for your needs.
Guide to Dinnerware Materials
Guide to different tabletop and dinnerware materials.
Review of Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with eLume...
The Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with eLume Touchscreen Technology has a sleek design and a fun touchscreen control panel. Read the review of the Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with eLume Touchscreen Technology.
Recipe for pumpkin bread pudding in the slow...
Make this bread pudding recipe in the slow cooker while you're finishing dinner preparations and it'll be ready in time for dessert.
Tips on Buying and Using a Slow Cooker
Inexpensive and easy to use, a slow cooker could quickly become one of your most-used pieces of cooking equipment. Use these tips on buying and using your slow cooker to get the most out of your slow cooker purchase.
How to clean a waffle maker
Follow these tips to keep your electric waffle maker clean and in good working condition.
Homemade Ravioli - Recipe for Three-Cheese...
Homemade ravioli is fun to make if you have the time. This homemade ravioli recipe uses ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese for a flavorful, creamy combination.
Making Bread in a Bread Machine
If bread-baking seems like a mystery or a complex scientific process, a bread machine can take out a lot of the guesswork. Follow these easy steps to make basic white bread to attempt your first loaf.
KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer (Model...
A KitchenAid stand mixer on the countertop is a status symbol in the kitchens of many cooking enthusiast. The classic series KitchenAid mixer is the company's entry-level product but still delivers power and versatility. Read the review of the Classic Series KitchenAid stand mixer, model K45SSWH.
Plan ahead for Thanksgiving dinner with these 9...
Thanksgiving planning in advance will make this important holiday meal smoother and more successful. Use this list to plan ahead for preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
How to Make Pesto
Basil pesto, made with basil plucked right from the garden, is one of summer's greatest pleasures. Here's how to make pesto with your food processor.
Choosing a Cutting Board
Cutting boards range in terms of size, price and what they're made of. Here's what you need to know to choose the best cutting board for your needs.
A kitchen checklist of the basic equipment...
What cooking equipment do you need to outfit your kitchen? This basic kitchen checklist includes just the must-have tools needed for making most recipes.
Guide to choosing and using a food steamer
Learn all about the different types of food steamers, and tips for the best steaming results.
Choosing and Buying Pressure Cookers
When it comes to pressure cookers, there are many choices in terms of brand, size and features. Use this guide to pressure cookers to choose which one is right for you.
Making Beef Stew with a Pressure Cooker
Making stew in a pressure cooker can give you the same flavor and tenderness as an afternoon of simmering on the stovetop, but in a fraction of the time. This tutorial is of a classic Irish recipe, Beef and Guinness Stew, but once you master the technique, you can use any combination of vegetables, liquids and seasonings to make your own creations.
How to safely care for wooden utensils.
Are wooden spoons sanitary? Yes - wood is highly antibacterial. Tips on caring for and cleaning wooden spoons and wooden cutting boards.
The difference between a forged knife and a...
What is a forged knife? This article describes a forged knife and the difference between it and a stamped knife.
Recipe for pressure cooker cranberry bean,...
Cranberry bean, sausage, and kale stew made in the pressure cooker
Recipe for Fluffy Pumpkin Pie with Walnuts
A fluffy, light pumpkin pie version
How Do I Adjust Bread Machine Recipes for High...
If you live in a high altitude, bread machine recipes might need to be adjusted. Here's how to adjust your bread machine recipes for high altitude baking
How to make mini pumpkin soup bowls
Here's how to make mini pumpkin soup bowls out of mini pumpkins. These little bowls make an attractive presentation for pumpkin soup or other recipes. Learn how to make mini pumpkin soup bowls with these easy step by step instructions
Baking Sheet Buying Guide
A guide to buying baking sheets.
Chocolate Glaze
This chocolate glaze can be used to drizzle over bundt cakes, sugar cookies, doughnuts, quick breads and more. This chocolate glaze is rich and decadent and dries to a shiny, but soft, consistency.
A review of the OXO Good Grips V-Blade...
The OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer has some nice safety features and is easy to use, once you master the basics.
10 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets and Tools
These must-have kitchen gadgets and tools will make every cook's life a little bit easier.
How to cook artichokes in a pressure cooker
Making artichokes in a pressure cooker is a quick and easy way to prepare them. Learn how to prepare and serve artichokes in a pressure cooker.
9 Uses for a Culinary Torch
If you have a culinary torch that you rarely use, check out some of the ways you can make the most of it, including roast peppers, crème brulee, and more.
8 Must-Read Tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream
Making ice cream at home is a fun and gratifying pastime. Here are some tips for getting the best results when you're making ice cream in a home ice cream maker.
Recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with pine...
Roasted Brussels sprouts have a sweet, rich flavor. Try roasted Brussels sprouts as a side dish for a roast chicken or roast beef.
What is Induction Cooking?
Induction cooking is one of the newest, most high-tech cooking methods. Learn what induction cooking is and whether it's right for you.
Learn the definition of convection cooking and...
An explanation of convection cooking and how to adjust a recipe for convection.
Ice Cream
Made in an ice cream maker, this custard-based vanilla ice cream is a perfect base for add-in ingredients.
Is there eco-friendly nonstick cookware?
Learn about eco-friendly alternatives to nonstick cookware.
Garlic-Parmesan Roasted Carrots Recipe
An easy recipe for roasted baby carrots seasoned with parmesan and garlic.
Review of the Vitamix Professional Series 750
A review of the Vitamix 750 blender.
Chef's Pan
Chef's Pan. Cooking Equipment. Page 7.
Recipe for sauteed shredded brussels sprouts
Even people who think they don't like brussels sprouts will probably like this fresh-tasting dish of tender, sauteed Brussels sprout leaves.
Shopping for potato ricers
A roundup of the best potato ricers.
Review of Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
A review of the Lodge Logic line of cast iron cookware.
Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie is a great way to make use of leftover beef stew and mashed potatoes. This recipe for shepherd's pie is easy to assemble and makes a delicious and comforting weeknight meal.
Learn about a rondeau pan and what it's for
Learn about a rondeau pan. Cooking Equipment.
Review: Victorinox Swiss Classic Chef's Knife
The Victorinox Swiss Classic Chef's Knife has a reasonable price and a stellar performance. Read a review to learn about this kitchen knife.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
A steaming bowl of chicken and dumplings is comfort food at its best. This recipe for chicken and dumplings simmers for hours in a slow cooker.
Carving Knife
Cooking Equipment. Page 3.
Your guide to buying kitchen cutlery
This guide will help you pick the best knives and cutlery for your needs.
KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor Review, Model...
A review of KitchenAid's 13-Cup Food Processor, model KFP1333.
How to Choose the Right Bread Machine: Your...
A bread machine will give you fresh, warm loaves of bread whenever you want them, with little effort. Here's what you need to know when you're shopping for a bread machine.
Easy chili recipe
An easy chili recipe that can be made with meat or vegetarian.
Make Delicious Grilled Tuna Steaks with Asian...
Easy enough for a weeknight, special enough for company, these marinated tuna steaks cook up quickly on a contact grill.
Recipe for creamy tomato soup
A blender or immersion blender makes this easy tomato soup recipe velvety smooth. Use canned roasted tomatoes in this tomato soup recipe for the best flavor.
Is the Vita-Mix 5200 the Right Blender for You?
The Vita Mix blender is one of the most powerful blenders on the market, and also among the most expensive. Read the review of the Vita Mix blender to determine if a Vita Mix is a good choice for you
Recipe for Four-Vegetable Lasagna
Four vegetables go into this hearty lasagna recipe.
Sweet and Spicy Dry Rub
Use this dry rub to season chicken or pork. With herbs, garlic, paprika and brown sugar, plus a little kick of cayenne, this dry rub recipe strikes the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.
Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup
This butternut squash and ginger soup was created by Danny Boome of Rescue Chef and The Chew, using T-Fal's Ingenio cookware.
Tips for cleaning and caring for cookware
Your cookware is probably the hardest-working cooking equipment in your kitchen, and it can also be the most challenging to keep clean. Follow these tips for how to clean cookware, from cast iron to stainless steel to nonstick. It's also a good idea to refer to the cookware manufacturer's instructions or website to find out specific recommendations on how to clean your cookware.
Cast Iron Cooking Tips
Tips on cooking with and caring for cast iron cookware.
Review of OXO's Good Grips Salad Spinner
A review of OXO's updated salad spinner.
Shopping for and Using Cooking Thermometers
How to shop for and use instant-read thermometers and candy/deep fry thermometers.
Review of All-Clad MC2 Line
A review of the All-Clad MC2 cookware.
Poached Chicken or Turkey Breasts
This recipe for poached chicken makes it easy to cook chicken or turkey to use in salads, pot pies, soups, sandwiches and other recipes calling for cooked chicken or turkey. Poached chicken is simple to make and can even be served on its own as an easy main course.
Review of Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware
Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware. Pan pros (durable, oven-safe, heat-retaining) and cons (heavy, expensive, hard to clean.) Worth the price.
How to Make Steel Cut Oats in a Slow Cooker
Steel cut oats take a notoriously long time to cook, but this makes them ideal for cooking overnight in the slow cooker. Made in the slow cooker, steel cut oats become soft and creamy.
How to Smoke Salmon in a Stovetop Smoker
Learn how to smoke salmon in a stovetop smoker. This step by step tutorial will explain how to smoke salmon, using a stovetop smoker. Once you master the basics of using a stovetop smoker with these instructions, you can easily smoke other kinds of food.
Learn How to Roast Peppers on the Stove
Learn how to roast peppers by following these easy steps.
The Best Deep Fryers
Choosing the best deep fryer for your needs can be a daunting endeavor. This roundup of some of the best deep fryers on the market will help you choose one that works for you.
An easy fruit strudel recipe made with puff...
Pie filling, frozen puff pastry and a simple icing are all it takes to make this easy fruit strudel recipe.
The Best Kitchen Thermometers
A roundup of instant-read, candy and deep-fry thermometers.
Recipe for Sauteed Delicata Squash
You can eat the rind and all with this recipe for Sauteed Delicata Squash, which is a great way to use your mandoline slicer.
Pressure Cooker Applesauce Recipe
Get the taste of a long-simmered applesauce in minutes by making it in a pressure cooker. This applesauce is chunky, tart and chock-full of cinnamon.
Judy's Easy Guacamole Recipe
This fresh, tangy, easy guacamole recipe contains no chile peppers, so it's even suitable for small children. Make this easy guacamole recipe often as a dip, or to accompany Mexican dishes like fajitas, tacos or burritos.
Review of Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware
Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware is a line of cookware from Meyer Corp. made of three types of metal, with a nonstick interior.
Recipe for homemade spinach pasta
Make homemade spinach pasta by adding pureed spinach to pasta dough, which turns it a brilliant green and gives it a boost of vitamins.
Bizcochitos, or New Mexican Anise Cookies
Bizcochitos are a traditional anise cookie made in New Mexican homes at Christmas-time. These bizcochitos are tender and crumbly, and coated in cinnamon and sugar, which complements the anise flavor in the cookie.
Nonstick Cookware Tips: How to Use and Care for...
Tips for using and caring for nonstick cookware
Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken Recipe
This easy, casual dish takes minutes to put together in the morning, and simmers all day while you're at work.
Guide to Cookware Shapes
Pots and pans come in many different shapes, each with specific features that make it ideal for certain techniques and types of recipes. This cookware guide will help you identify the characteristics of the wide range of pots and pans, and what purpose each piece of cookware is best suited for.
Lime Rickey
A lime rickey is a fizzy, tart nonalcoholic drink. Made with fresh lime juice, simple sugar and seltzer water, lime rickey is the perfect refreshing summer drink.
The must-have countertop appliances for your...
The appliances you need for a well-equipped kitchen
Whisks Buyers Guide
There are a number of different whisk shapes available. Learn what each shape is best for.
Definition of brine. Cooking Equipment.
5 New Kitchen Appliances
Straight from one of the biggest housewares-industry shows in the world, here are some of the latest kitchen countertop appliances to watch for.
Should You Get the KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender...
Loaded with features, KitchenAid's 5-Speed Blender is one of the most powerful blenders on the market.
Recipe for Make-your-own Calzones
Make your own calzones with the fillings of your choice with this easy recipe for calzones. Use a bread machine pizza dough and a quick homemade pizza sauce to make these calzones.
How to Make an Ice Bath
Instructions for how to prepare and use an ice bath in cooking.
Recipe for crispy kale chips
Turn Kale into crispy chips by roasting it in the oven.
What NOT to do in the kitchen.
Maintaining and using your cooking equipment properly will extend its life and give you better results. Here is a list of 10 no-nos when it comes to using and caring for cooking equipment.
Review of 360 Cookware
360 Cookware is high-quality cookware with a special claim - it purports to cook in its own vapors, without added fat and oil. Read the review of 360 Cookware to see if it works.
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
Honey and lime gives this vinaigrette salad dressing an appealing sweet and sour flavor. Honey Lime vinaigrette is an easy salad dressing recipe and is perfect to top a wide range of salads and vegetables.
Fagor Portable Induction Cooktop
The Fagor Portable Induction Cooktop is a sleek, efficient, safe cooktop that can serve as a portable kitchen or an extra burner in your own kitchen. Read the review of the Fagor Portable Induction Cooktop.
Should You Buy the Cuisinart Griddler GR-4?
This review outlines the pros and cons of the versatile Cuisinart Griddler, which can serve as a contact grill, a grill top, a griddle and a sandwich press.
Review: Max Burton Induction Cooktop
Review of the Max Burton Induction Cooktop
Company Profile: Saladmaster
Saladmaster is a line of cookware and other cooking equipment that can only be purchased through an authorized dealer. Read a profile of Saladmaster and its product line.
Stand Mixers at Every Price
Stand mixer options, and tips for buying them.
What is BPA?
What you need to know about BPA in cooking equipment and food storage containers.
Sauté Pan
Sauté Pan. Cooking Equipment. Page 2.
Pressure Cooker Tip - Quick Soaking Beans in a...
Using a pressure cooker for quick soaking beans.
Does the blade on a food processor or blender...
Do food processor or blender blades ever need to be replaced or sharpened? This article explains how to clean and care for food processor and blender blades.
Tools and Supplies for Making Pastries, Pies...
The right pastry tools will help you master making pies, tarts and other pastries. This list of tools for pastry making will help you make the best pies and tarts.
Tips and Information on Making Homemade Ice Cream
Nothing compares to the flavor and texture of homemade ice cream. Here's what you need to know to get started making your own homemade ice cream.
DeLonghi Gelato Maker
The DeLonghi Gelato Maker (Model GM6000) has a compression freezer so you can make authentic-tasting gelato at a moment's notice. Read the review.
Grill Pan
Grill Pan. Cooking Equipment. Page 8.
Food Processor Cookbook Review: 125 Best Food...
Cookbook author George Geary wants to make sure you get your money's worth from your food processor, and he's put together 125 recipes to create a food processor cookbook that will give your machine a workout.
Learn the right way to measure ingredients for...
These tips will help you measure ingredients accurately and properly for baking recipes.
Recipe for Turkey Roulade with Pesto
This turkey breast recipe, with a pesto swirl, will impress your guests with how elegant it looks on the plate, and it only requires a few ingredients.
Caring for Kitchen Knives: Dos and Don'ts
Take care of your kitchen knives and they'll last you a lifetime. Follow these dos and don'ts for the best ways to clean and maintain your kitchen cutlery.
Recipe for steamed green beans, with a variety...
Steamed green beans are easy to make, and can be given new life with a wide variety of seasonings or toppings.
Review of the Hurom Slow Juicer HH Elite
A review of the Hurom HH Elite juicer
Emerilware Bread & Baguette Maker by T-Fal...
The Emerilware Bread & Baguette Maker is versatile and easy to use. The review of the Emerilware Bread & Baguette Maker weighs its pros and cons.
Omelet Pan
Omelet Pan. Cooking Equipment. Page 11.
Dutch Oven
Dutch Oven. Cooking Equipment. Page 12.
A review of the Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker
A review of Panasonic's Automatic Bread Maker, a good all-purpose bread machine for the beginning bread baker.
The Coolest Cutting Boards
If you're looking for a cutting board, there are myriad options out there for you to choose from, in all shapes, sizes and materials. Here are some of the coolest cutting boards on the market.
Comparing Crock Pot and West Bend Slow Cookers
Crock Pot certainly is the best known brand of slow cookers, but there are plenty of other slow cookers on the market as well. Here is a comparison of two popular oval 6-quart slow cookers, the Crock Pot VersaWare Slow Cooker and the West Bend Versatility Slow Cooker.
Recipe for Cookie Press Spritz Cookies
Use a cookie press to form the festive shapes of these spritz cookies. Made with sour cream, these spritz cookies are a tangy variation of sugar cookies, and it's fun to make them with a cookie press.

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