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What's the difference between gelato and ice...
What's the difference between gelato vs. ice cream? Learn the key differences.
What Cookware Is Compatible with Induction...
Induction cooking is all the rage, but is your cookware ready to join the trend? Find out how to tell what cookware is compatible with induction cooktops.
The perfect containers for school lunches
Perfect lunchbox containers for packed school lunches.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best tools for making and serving salads
All the tools needed to make and serve salad.
Pressure Cooker Safety
How to cook safely in a pressure cooker
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.
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.
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.
Choosing between nonstick cookware or stainless...
Should you choose nonstick or uncoated stainless steel cookware?
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.
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.
7 Induction Compatible Cookware Lines
A range of induction compatible cookware options.
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.
Tips for getting great results with indoor...
Use these indoor grill cooking tips to get the best results from stovetop or countertop grilling.
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.
Ice Cream
Made in an ice cream maker, this custard-based vanilla ice cream is a perfect base for add-in ingredients.
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.
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.
How to clean a waffle maker
Follow these tips to keep your electric waffle maker clean and in good working condition.
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.
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.
10 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets and Tools
These must-have kitchen gadgets and tools will make every cook's life a little bit easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips for buying stand mixers and hand mixers
What you need to know before you shop for stand mixers or hand mixers.
Nonstick cookware brand options at all prices
A roundup of some of the best options in nonstick cookware brands.
Creamy Yogurt-Dill Cucumber Salad Recipe
This simple cucumber salad recipe is great in the summer served with a mild, grilled fish, such as trout. You can substitute chives, cilantro or parsley for the dill for a completely different flavor to this cucumber salad recipe.
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.
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 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.
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.
Guide to Dinnerware Materials
Guide to different tabletop and dinnerware materials.
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.
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 of All-Clad MC2 Line
A review of the All-Clad MC2 cookware.
Guide to choosing and using a food steamer
Learn all about the different types of food steamers, and tips for the best steaming results.
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.
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.
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.
Top Interesting Homemade Ice Cream Flavors
Homemade ice cream is easy and fun to make. Even better, you're not confined to the flavors in the supermarket freezer case. Here a few interesting and unusual ice cream flavors you can make at home.
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.
Basil Pesto Recipe
Made with aromatic basil and mellow pine nuts, along with garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese, this Italian condiment takes mere minutes to make in your food processor. Use pesto on pasta, grilled chicken or fish or even spread on slices of baguette.
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
Nonstick Cookware Tips: How to Use and Care for...
Tips for using and caring for nonstick cookware
Pressure Canner vs. Boiling Water Canner: Which...
Learn the difference between a steam pressure canner and a boiling water pressure, and which is best for which type of canning.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about ice cream makers
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.
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.
Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream...
Cuisinart's most basic ice cream maker is inexpensive and easy to use. This ice cream maker features an insulated freezer bowl, eliminating the need for ice and salt like old-fashioned ice cream makers.
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.
Recipe for Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad
Make this easy tortellini pasta salad with a combination of fresh and packaged foods.
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.
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
Is there eco-friendly nonstick cookware?
Learn about eco-friendly alternatives to nonstick cookware.
Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware Review
Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware. Pan pros (durable, oven-safe, heat-retaining) and cons (heavy, expensive, hard to clean.) Worth the price.
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.
Baking Sheet Buying Guide
A guide to buying baking sheets.
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.
The must-have countertop appliances for your...
The appliances you need for a well-equipped kitchen
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.
Recipe for pressure cooker cranberry bean,...
Cranberry bean, sausage, and kale stew made in the pressure cooker
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.
Review of Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
A review of the Lodge Logic line of cast iron cookware.
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.
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.
Recipe for Four-Vegetable Lasagna
Four vegetables go into this hearty lasagna recipe.
Review: Max Burton Induction Cooktop
Review of the Max Burton Induction Cooktop
Recipe for pan-fried spiced okra
This recipe for pan-fried spiced okra is simple and uncomplicated, bringing out the summery, earthy flavor of the okra.
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.
Review of the All-Clad Belgian Waffle Maker
The All-Clad 4-Square Belgian Waffle Maker is a pricey model, but it's beautifully designed and makes thick, fluffy waffles.
Recipe for tangy Asian cucumber salad
Rice wine vinegar and sesame seeds give this easy cucumber salad recipe a refreshing, Asian-style tang. This cucumber salad recipe is made quickly and easily with a mandoline slicer.
Mushroom-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
In this recipe, zucchini. Cooking Equipment.
Basic Crepes Recipe
Crepes are an elegant foil for a vast array of fillings. Use this basic crepes recipe as a springboard for a wide range of recipes, from sweet to savory. Included is a variation for making chocolate crepes. Chocolate Crepes make a creative dessert.
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.
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.
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.
Carrot Apple Ginger Juice Recipe
This juicer recipe for carrot apple ginger juice has a hearty flavor with just a bite of ginger. This recipe is sure to become one of your favorite juicer recipes.
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.
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.
Panasonic 5.5 Cup Rice Cooker with Advanced...
This Panasonic Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker does much more than cook perfect rice.
The Trick To Making Burgers Indoors
Not all burger recipes are as delicious when made indoors. But this recipe, which adds flavor to the meat with the additions of molasses and Worcestershire sauce, gives burgers enough flavor to stand on their own, even without the smoky flavor that's missing from indoor grilling. This burger recipe is ideal for a lean ground meat like bison or turkey.
Fagor Electric Multi Cooker
A handy multitasker in the kitchen, ideal for kitchens with limited storage space, but each of its functions doesn't necessarily have the full features.
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.
Carving Knife
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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.
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.
Cast Iron Cooking Tips
Tips on cooking with and caring for cast iron cookware.
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.
How to Make an Ice Bath
Instructions for how to prepare and use an ice bath in cooking.
Chef's Pan
Chef's Pan. Cooking Equipment. Page 7.
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.
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.
Ninja's Latest Intro is a Coffee Maker
A first look at the Ninja Coffee Bar
Spice-Rubbed Rotisserie Chicken
You can easily make restaurant-quality rotisserie chicken at home with this recipe. This spice-rubbed rotisserie chicken recipe is easy to make in a countertop rotisserie oven. Roast it in the oven if you don't have a rotisserie.
George Foreman Evolve Grill
The George Foreman Evolve Grill aims to do it all, with a host of interchangeable plates. But as a grill, it's a little lacking.
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.
Caramel Ice Cream with Sea Salt
This caramel ice cream, flecked with sea salt, is a deliciously grown-up ice cream flavor. Deep rich caramel ice cream is studded with sea salt for an unusual flavor contrast. Try making caramel ice cream with sea salt.
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.
Your guide to buying kitchen cutlery
This guide will help you pick the best knives and cutlery for your needs.
Favorite Packed-Lunch Tools and Containers
Bloggers weigh in on the best tools for preparing and packing lunches.
Easy Smoked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe
With only 2 ingredients, but incredible flavor, this smoked salmon recipe is as easy as can be. Prepare this smoked salmon recipe in a stovetop smoker.
Learn the right way to measure ingredients for...
These tips will help you measure ingredients accurately and properly for baking recipes.
Simple Syrup
Versatile, basic and easy to make, simple syrup can be used to sweeten iced tea and coffee, moisten cakes and as a building block for cocktails or nonalcoholic drinks. The recipe for simple syrup is quick and easy.
Comparing Stainless Steel Indoor Grills –...
If you want the versatility of year-round indoor grilling coupled with a well-designed product that will meet your contemporary kitchen, opt for a stainless steel indoor grill. This article compares two of the most popular stainless indoor grills: George Foreman's Stainless Steel Grill and Breville's Indoor BBQ and Grill.
Learn How to Roast Peppers on the Stove
Learn how to roast peppers by following these easy steps.
Pressure Cooker Tip - Quick Soaking Beans in a...
Using a pressure cooker for quick soaking beans.
George Foreman and Beyond - Great Indoor Grills
While George Foreman grills have pioneered the indoor grills category, they're not the only game in town when it comes to indoor grilling. This roundup includes a wide range of indoor grills from George Foreman and other companies.
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.
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.
Learn about a rondeau pan and what it's for
Learn about a rondeau pan. Cooking Equipment.
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.
Ovaltine Ice Cream
This homemade ice cream recipe is flavored with Ovaltine and crumbled malted milk balls. Rich and delicious, make this ovaltine ice cream today.
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.
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.
Learn all about the metals used for flatware...
A guide to sterling, silver plate, stainless steel, pewter, aluminum and other metals used for flatware and serveware.
Review of KitchenAid's 13-Cup Food Processor
A review of KitchenAid's 13-Cup Food Processor, model KFP1333.
Shopping for and Using Cooking Thermometers
How to shop for and use instant-read thermometers and candy/deep fry thermometers.
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine...
Zojirushi's Home Bakery bread machine is a favorite among baking aficionados, but there are some drawbacks. Here is a review of the Zojirushi bread machine.
Review of Panasonic Automatic Breadmaker (Model...
The Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker, model SD-RD250, has easy-to-use controls and a dispenser for fruits and nuts. Read this review.
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.
The lowdown on spiral vegetable cutters
A look at spiral slicers for making vegetable noodles.
Israeli Couscous with Parmesan and Spinach
Israeli couscous is a quick and easy side dish. This Israeli couscous with spinach and parmesan cheese is satisfying and kid-friendly.
Paring Knife
Paring Knife. Cooking Equipment. Page 5.
Review of the Vitamix Professional Series 750
A review of the Vitamix 750 blender.
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.
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.
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.
7 Ways to Dress Up Rice Cooker Rice
Use these ideas to dress up plain brown or white rice made in a rice cooker.
Learn the definition of convection cooking and...
An explanation of convection cooking and how to adjust a recipe for convection.
Quick fried rice using leftovers
A quick and easy fried rice recipe using leftovers.
Whisks Buyers Guide
There are a number of different whisk shapes available. Learn what each shape is best for.
SousVide Supreme Home Sous Vide Machine
Sous vide cooking has become popular thanks to the molecular gastronomy movement and celebrity chefs like Thomas Keller and Richard Blais. The SousVide Supreme allows home cooks to try their hand at sous vide cooking. Read the review of the SousVide Supreme to see if it's a good investment for your kitchen.
Shopping for the best egg cookers
To make soft boiled or hard boiled eggs, nothing beats an egg cooker for ease of use and convenience. These egg cookers offer a wide range of varieties and price points.
Review of the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker...
A review of the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment, which fits nearly all models of the stand mixer.

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