Cooking Equipment

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Review of the Magiccos 750w Food Processor

I was searching for an effective food processor with the ability to chop, slice, grate, and juice. The Magiccos FP415 appeared to be a good choice.

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Review of the TaoTronics Air Fryer

I was searching for an effective, easy-to-use air fryer that wouldn’t take up a lot of my valuable counter space. The TaoTronics TT-AF001 fits the bill.

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Top 3 Sous Vide Cookers for Home Use

Sous vide cooking used to be practiced only in high-end restaurants, but it has become increasingly popular at home in recent years. This article lists and looks at the 3 best sous vide cookers.

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BBQ Made Easier With the Pit Barrel Cooker

A review of the Pit Barrel Cooker along with my tips and tricks. Is this the right cooker for you?

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Tower 3 Litre Manual Air Fryer Review (Plus Cooking Tips)

This is my review of the Tower Air Fryer. I'll also share what I like to cook in it!

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8 Advantages (and 5 Disadvantages) of Pressure Cooking

Pressure cooking offers many benefits, including reduced cooking times and better flavor and nutrient retention. However, there are some cons, as well.

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8 Cookbooks to Dip Your Toes Into the African Cuisine

Get a taste of what the Motherland has to offer with these eight African cookbooks.

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Nonstick Skillet and Wok Reviews (Including Ceramic and PTFE)

Finding a nonstick pan that is easy to cook with and easy to clean can be quite a daunting search. This article, along with videos posted by American Test Kitchen, will make it a little easier to find the almost perfect pan, especially for stir-frying.

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Three Best Two-Slice Toasters

There is nothing quite like the aroma, taste, and texture of toast. Here are my top three recommendations for two-slice toasters.

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Best 3 Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers are a wonderful way to make quick and healthy meals. This article covers my top three recommendations.

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How to Fix a Wobbly KitchenAid Stand Mixer in 5 Easy Steps

Shaking or jumping KitchenAid mixers are easily repaired by tightening the neck pin. Learn how to perform this easy repair to prevent further damage to your mixer.

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Top 17 Baking Tools Every Home Kitchen Should Have

These 17 tools should be considered essential for any home baker. They make great gift ideas, too!

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What Size Air Fryer Do I Need?

Air fryers make cooking easy even for people who aren't good cooks and there's a wide range of foods that can be prepared in them. But they also take up kitchen counter space, so before buying one, carefully consider the size you need.

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13 Cookbooks Inspired by Popular Novels

If you want to get a taste of what your favorite characters savored during their adventures, these 13 cookbooks based on novels will not disappoint.

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Best Ice Cream Makers With a Built-in Compressor

Compressor ice cream makers are my favorite way to make ice cream due to their speed and ease of use. This article gives my top three machines.

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Top 5 Mistakes All New Sous Vide Users Make (Plus Fixes)

With sous vide cooking coming into the mainstream, many people are struggling with some common mistakes. Learn what they are and how to fix them.

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Charcoal vs. Gas vs. Electric BBQ Grills: Which Is the Best?

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of the three main kinds of BBQ pits that are available to consumers.

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10 Advantages of Homemade Meals

There are so many great benefits to be gained from eating homemade meals, including health, affordability, and bringing friends and family together. This article lists 10 benefits and explains each of them in some detail.

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10 Best Chinese Cooking Tools and Utensils

Cooking Chinese recipes is a great way to produce tasty and healthy food for yourself and others. I've put together a list of 10 essential tools and utensils that I've found to be invaluable over my 30 years of making Asian meals.

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15 Cookbooks Inspired by Popular Video Games

Inspired by your favourite on-screen realms, these 15 video game cookbooks will introduce you to the finest gaming cuisine.

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Ulu or Alaskan Knife: Handy Kitchen Tool

An ulu knife is one of the handiest kitchen tools ever. It can make a variety of cooking and hunting tasks faster and easier to simplify your life.

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Homgeek 1450W High Speed Blender Review: Vitamix on a Budget

The Homgeek 1450W High Speed Blender is a deluxe smoothie maker and ice crusher with eight speed levels, four preset modes, and titanium blades that can emulsify anything. Extracts nutrients and works with soups, frozen desserts, veggies, etc. It's an inexpensive alternative to a Vitamix blender.

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Best 3 Stainless Steel Air Fryers

Air fryers are increasingly popular, thanks mainly to their ability to produce tasty food that is healthier than that produced by traditional fryers. This article lists my roundup of three of the best products currently available.

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Review of the Cuisinart Countertop Griddler

I was searching for a method of cooking hamburgers and chicken without submerging them in a puddle of grease. Cuisinart’s CGR-4NC Griddler appeared to be an excellent choice. This is my review.

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Review of the Nostalgia Retro 2-Slice Toaster

I was searching for a retro-style toaster that could handle bagels as well as bread. Nostalgia’s RTOS200 appeared to be a good fit. This is my review.

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Nine Uses for Dish Towels

This article discusses eight ways to use kitchen towels. Their versatility makes them indispensable for any kitchen. It also cautions the reader against using them in lieu of pot holders.

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10 Surprising Things You Can Cook in a Microwave

You probably know some of the things you can use your microwave for, such as warming up food and making popcorn. However, you might be limiting the use of your microwave. Learn how to use it more often.

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Review of the Slaouwo V2 Vacuum Sealer

I was searching for a device that could effectively vacuum seal food. This is my review of the Slaouwo V2.

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How to Survive Without a Microwave

Could you survive without a microwave? Learn how to reheat leftovers without a microwave with these easy tips.

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How to Clean a Bread Maker in 4 Easy Steps

Learn how to clean a bread maker properly, as well as how often it needs to be cleaned.

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Review of the Surfit Sous Vide Cooker

The Surfit Kitchen Sous Vide Cooker is a powerful, easy to use, smart cooker that makes healthy restaurant-quality foods at an affordable price. Works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT.

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Vitamix 750: What We Made in Our First 30 Days

After choosing the Vitamix 750 over the 7500, how could we prove to ourselves that the investment was worth it? By committing to using it every day for the first month. Read about our successes, failures, and our ultimate verdict.

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How to Sharpen a Knife With a Stone

Do you know how to sharpen a knife? I sharpen all my knives using a sharpening stone. It may seem difficult at first, but the truth is that using a stone is the most effective way. Follow my step-by-step guide to learn how to do it correctly.

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Tips for Using a Dehydrator & Banana Chip Recipe

This article discusses how to use a dehydrator, best practices, tips and tricks, and also includes a recipe for making homemade banana chips!

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Reusing Coffee Pod K-Cups When Other Methods Fail

What to do when all the other methods for reusing K-cups fail.

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All About Springform Pans

Thinking about using a springform pan? Everything you've ever wanted to know about them is right here in this article. You'll be cooking up a storm in no time.

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Top 10 Reasons Everyone Should Own an Air Fryer

Air fryers are all the rage today since they cook our favorite foods without added oil, fat, and unnecessary calories. Check out the top ten reasons you need one of these inexpensive appliances in your kitchen.

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Pro Chef Kitchen Tools Spinning Stainless Steel Utensil Stand Review

Can these stainless steel cooking utensils take the heat? Is this spinning rack a viable option for those with small spaces? Find out if these kitchen tools and stand are a good fit for your cooking needs.

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Why a KitchenAid Isn't the Only Mixer You Need

The KitchenAid mixer is a coveted gem of home kitchens near & far, a tough & sturdy work horse. But more delicate tasks, like custard & mousse, beg for a machine with more finesse, like the Mixmaster.

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Review of Hot Logic's Lunch-Box Cooker (Cook on the Go or at Home)

Busy people like quick and simple equipment to cook with. I have found a great cooking tool that is innovative and fun to use. Hot Logic cooking trays will make cooking on the go or at home fun.

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Is Copper Cookware Safe?

Copper cookware is fanciful, timeless, and aesthetically pleasing; but is it really safe to use? This article touches on the two kinds of copperware that are safe for you and your family.

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Top 10 Kitchen Knife Sets

A quality kitchen knife set is essential for any cook. This guide presents reviews, features, and ratings of ten of the best kitchen knife sets.

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What Else Can I Use a Paella Pan For?

There are many alternate uses for a paella pan besides the obvious. Get ideas for new ways to use your paellera!

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"Mary Berry's Favourite Recipes" Cookery Book Review

This book is a collection of Mary Berry's favorite recipes all in one place. This article includes her Extraordinarily Good Double Fish Pie recipe from the book.

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Minnesota Cooking: A Magic Chef Pizza Baker Review and How to Use It

Using the Magic Chef pizza baker may even feel like cheating, but it creates a dry, crispy crust and a perfectly caramelized cheese topping. You can cook until just melted or continue until browned.

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An In-Depth Look at Popular Vintage/Retro Enamelware Collectibles

Enamelware refers to enamel-coated steel or cast-iron kitchen products that are smooth and easy to clean and have been in use for over 100 years.

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Minnesota Cooking: How to Change a Deep Fryer's Oil

Sometimes you need to change the oil in your deep fryer. You will know when it needs changing; it will be a dark color, it'll smell yucky, and your food will taste off, perhaps burnt.

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Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse: Product Review

An overview of the benefits of electric smokers and a product review of the Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Smokehouse.

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3 Smoothie-Making Accessories You Must Have

If you are a habitual smoothie-maker like me, you will need some accessories to make preparation easier. I have discovered a few items that I consider to be essential.

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Nutri Ninja Auto iQ Review: Should You Get One?

Have you seen the commercials? Smoothie-makers are all the buzz. But are they really worth the money? This one is.