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Do I need this Chef’s pan?

by jc729 19 hours ago

My wife and I spend a good deal of time in the kitchen, but until recently have been using old Calphalon cookware from nearly 20 years ago! As a Christmas gift to each other, we splurged on some...


Funny smell when cooking in tin lined pan

by Curlyjeepgirl 1 day ago

I made pasta and shrimp tonight in a tin lined copper pan and i noticed a weird smell from the pan. I bought the pan newly lined but unused. Does this happen at first?

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Knife sharpening facts vs myth?

by sbbodcderf 2 days ago

I was researching whether knife sharpening steels wear out and was it time to replace it, when I ran across this video. What are your opinions?

Where oh where did all the Baggies go?

by soccermom13 7 years ago

Okay, I admit that I may be in the 1% of US cooks who still use Baggies (the ones you seal with a twist tie) rather than exclusively using the plastic bags with zipper locks or the "press 'em toget...


Is this the best cookware for my needs?

by cheesyonion 2 days ago

Hi I’m relatively new to cooking (and completely new to this site), and I’m looking for some advice on which cookware would best suit my needs. I know that cookware doesn’t maketh the cook, but ...

Replacing only countertops and sink - what steps?

by MidwesternerTT 1 month ago

We want to replace just the countertops and sink (and disposal unit) in our 43-year old kitchen next month. The floor plan / layout, cabinets and appliances are all staying. Sink replacement ...

Decisions, decisions

by bojangles229 1 month ago

Hey there, new to the community and I’d like some opinions on a decision I have to make: -A all clad d5 10 piece set I snagged from Bloomingdales for just under 500, a number of pieces (sort of ra...


Should I return this Atlantis sauce pot?

by cheesyonion 1 day ago

My Atlantis sauce pot has just arrived today, and, upon inspecting it, I noticed a few marks (see pictures). One looks like tea has been spilt on the pan, and it won’t go away even when I rub it wi...

Seeking help for removing oven light bulb cover

by NotSoHot 6 years ago

I don't know if this is the right place to ask the question, but we've tried DYI forums, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. and no one has been able to help us get the $%! cover off our burned out oven light ...


New cutting gadget

by diegomed14 1 day ago

Hello everyone, I am new here, but I was searching for a good home-cooking discussion page and found this one. I wanted to know what are some of your thoughts on this cool new hand-held gadget that...

New Bosch Gas Stove Can't Boil Water...

by krisrishere 2 years ago

After much research and deliberation, I settled on this Bosch range below. Three weeks later (and $2,000), I've tried to boil little saucepans of an inch or two of water on the smaller burners and...


Does the Demeyere Atlantis sauté pan 24 cm come in a two-handled version?

by cheesyonion 2 days ago

I'm considering getting a Demeyere Atlantis 24 cm sauté pan, but the long handle is pointless to me, since I can't lift it without the helper handle, and because lifting both at the same time is ra...

New USA Cookware Company

by dcrb 2 years ago

Found a new cookware company with 5 ply stainless steel as well as non-stick. Wondering if anyone has heard of this company and/or used any of their wares.


At a growing number of coffee shops, getting a coffee to go means checking out a cup

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

"If you buy a cup of coffee to go at Babette Café in Berkeley, California, later this month, you might not be able to get it in a disposable cup. The owners have one case of compostable cups left, ...


Cassadous - Are They Multi-Purpose?

by Kate9299 2 days ago

My soon to be college graduate son's career will involve relocating to a new place every couple of years for the next 7-12 years. He likes to cook and he loves CI to cook in. The LC ECI Cassadou...

Palm Restaurant Cookware

by Chemicalkinetics 9 years ago

I am sure many of you have these the Palm kitchen goods (from towels to pepper mills) at Home Goods. I don't see them anywhere else, yet they are abundant in Home Goods. It got me thinking. Does...


Ultrasonic Cleaner in the Kitchen....

by mobiledynamics 2 days ago

Ha, as much -analog- as I like going on in the kitchen, there is one piece of -tech- I would not mind. I have even googled it the last couple of years everytime it comes to mind.... Ultrasonic c...


Need help identifying my japanese knife

by kono 6 days ago

I had gotten this knife from my grandmother before she died, and I know she brought it back from Japan before I was born, so it's very dear to me, and I would appreciate any help that I can get, th...


Wok Selection

by momdoc 3 days ago

Which is better (if money is not an object) the Creuset Wok or the All-Clad? I use for stir fry but also for frying, making halava etc.

Good wine bottle opener

by VFish 2 months ago

Hello, we are now down to just my old waitress folding bottle opener as all others have broken. I'd like a good quality bottle opener, but would prefer something easier to store than one of those ...