Cookware

While it might save time to buy a matching set of pots and pans, take the time to make sure to buy the pieces that will work with how you cook, not how the manufacturers think you cook. Regardless of whether you buy a set or a piece here and there, here’s what you should look for in quality cookware.
 

Double Boilers

March 8, 2013 4 Comments
Double Boilers

All About Double Boilers A double boiler as produced and marketed by the cookware industry is a very specialized piece of cooking equipment.  A commercially produced double boiler consists of a basic two-or three quart straight-sided sauce pan and another insert pan that has a slightly rounded bottom and fits snugly into the top of […]

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Cookware | Choosing the Right Cookware For Home

September 9, 2012 5 Comments
Cookware | Choosing the Right Cookware For Home

I don’t know about you, but there are so many different kinds of pots and pans out there that my wife and I tend to get a bit confused when shopping for new ones. I have some old aluminum Calphalon and some newer stainless steel AllClad pans that I really like. I’ve also heard good […]

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Pressure Cookers Why I Own One

August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Pressure Cookers Why I Own One

Pressure Cookers – 5 Reasons to Own One If you have heard about pressure cookers but never used one yourself, you are definitely missing out on a valuable cooking experience.  Pressure cooking is a safe and healthy way to prepare a wide variety of foods, from canned fruit to frittatas to delicious baked beans, and […]

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Cookware Pots and Pans | Buy the Right Cookware

June 4, 2012
Cookware Pots and Pans | Buy the Right Cookware

Should you purchase a whole set of pans or buy them one at at a time? A great question and one that really depends on several things including your cooking needs, level of cooking, and how much you want to spend. Over the years I purchased a few pots and pans made by Calphalon, still […]

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Stock Pots | Choosing the Right Stock Pot

June 4, 2012 3 Comments
Stock Pots | Choosing the Right Stock Pot

Buying a good stock pot, also called a stock or cooks pot, is important to every home cook because of its versatility. Not only will you use it for making stocks and stock reductions, it will come in handy when you cook pasta, make soups, braise meats, make your famous homemade tomato sauce, and plenty […]

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Dutch Ovens | Choosing and Buying the Right Dutch Oven

June 4, 2012 3 Comments
Dutch Ovens | Choosing and Buying the Right Dutch Oven

Dutch Ovens – How to Choose One That’s Right For You The origin of the term “Dutch Oven” is in question. Some say that the name comes from pots that the Dutch who settled in Pennsylvania used. Others think that the term comes from the Dutch process of casting iron pots in sand molds. Regardless […]

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Soup Pots | Choosing the Right One

June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Soup Pots | Choosing the Right One

How to Pick a Great Soup Pot Buying a good soup pot, also called a stock or cooks pot, is important to every home cook because of its versatility. Not only will you use it for making delicious homemade soups, it will come in handy when you cook pasta, make stocks, braise meats, make your […]

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Clay Pot Cooking and One Pot Cookery

June 4, 2012 5 Comments
Clay Pot Cooking and One Pot Cookery

What is So Great About Cooking In a Clay Pot? I haven’t had much experience cooking in clay pots but since working with Bill Marback of Romertopf Clay Bakers, I plan to do a lot more. Here is a cooking style that allows for cooking just about anything you like slowly and gently while retaining […]

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Cast Iron Cookware | Buying Seasoning Cleaning

June 4, 2012 1 Comment
Cast Iron Cookware | Buying Seasoning Cleaning

Why You Want Cast Iron Cookware There are several benefits of cooking with cast iron. One is that it lasts forever! Cast iron pots and pans have been known to pass down through several generations without ever deteriorating or losing their ability to turn out delicious food. When seasoned correctly, this cookware provides a great […]

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Saute Pans | Choosing and Buying the Right Saute Pan

June 4, 2012 3 Comments
Saute Pans | Choosing and Buying the Right Saute Pan

A good sauté pan must be one of your most important pieces of cookware. If you are looking to purchase one really decent pan to cook with at home, make it a saute pan! What is a sauté pan? The pan to the right is a sauté pan. It has a wide flat bottom, straight […]

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