Tools

Looking For the Right Tool for the Right Cooking Task? You don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive, but you definitely want to buy quality. Below are some of the tools I use in my kitchen. Just click on the link to learn more about what it is, what it does, what to consider when buying and some online resources.
 

New Silicone Gloves Are Better Yet | KitchenTuff Giveaway

March 16, 2015 48 Comments
New Silicone Gloves Are Better Yet | KitchenTuff Giveaway

Silicone Gloves With Better Design Many years ago I purchased my first pair of silicone gloves that worked well but were stiff and difficult to work with. Yes, I could stick my hand into a pot of boiling water to remove a cooked lobster but the problem was holding on to it. These gloves were […]

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Top 12 Cooking Utensils to Have In Your Kitchen

December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Top 12 Cooking Utensils to Have In Your Kitchen

  What Are the Top 12 Cooking Utensils Every Cook Should Own? There are so many great cooking gadgets on the market and lots of options associated with each tool. What it’s made of? Size? Type of handle? Weight? Design? You may think this makes choosing the right one for you needs more confusing and […]

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Salt Mill or Pepper Mill

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Salt Mill or Pepper Mill

What Is the Difference Between a Salt Mill & Pepper Mill? We most likely use salt and pepper in every recipe, yet not much thought goes into how we store, use and produce these ingredients. For example, did you know that high-end pepper mills use hardened steel for its machinery whereas salt mills use stainless […]

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Charcoal Chimney Starters

August 20, 2013 0 Comments
Charcoal Chimney Starters

Why Use Chimney Starters My recent article on lump vs. briquette charcoal got me thinking about my chimney starter, which is the best device to set your charcoal aflame for grilling or cooking. Typically, I’ll put my gas grill to more use on a regular basis, but my chimney starter is the only way to […]

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Cuisinart Smart Stick Review

June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Cuisinart Smart Stick Review

The Loss of an Old Friend – My Hand Blender After taking an hour or two to mourn the loss of my twenty-year relationship with my old Braun hand blender, I thought it was time to get back in the game and find a replacement. I logged onto to Amazon Prime that very same day, […]

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Charcoal Briquettes or Lump Charcoal

June 11, 2013 4 Comments
Charcoal Briquettes or Lump Charcoal

Fueling the Fire Summer is here and many of us are heading out to the backyard and dusting off our charcoal grills.  Before you read any further, this isn’t an article about the difference between cooking with gas vs. cooking with charcoal. But, if you’re interested, check out my post about the pros and cons […]

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The Sad Death of a Hand Blender

May 27, 2013 2 Comments
The Sad Death of a Hand Blender

My 20 Year Old Hand Blender Yesterday, I had to bid a sad farewell to my trusty cooking partner of  20 years.  I was about to hand blend a bunch of ingredients for a sauce after braising a chuck roast for pot roast, so I pulled out my Braun hand blender, plugged it in and […]

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Double Boilers

March 8, 2013 16 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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Barbecue Grills – Gas or Charcoal or Both

September 17, 2012 6 Comments
Barbecue Grills – Gas or Charcoal or Both

What’s Your Favorite Grill To Cook On – Gas or Charcoal One of my boyhood memories is of watching my Dad struggle on the weekends to start a charcoal fire with lighter fluid (gasoline when there was no lighter fluid around). Looking back, I don’t think we ever used the grill except on weekends because […]

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Hand Blenders

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
Hand Blenders

Why Hand Blenders Are Perfect For Your Kitchen “One of the best kitchen tools to have in your kitchen especially when you are making soups and purees!” -RG What Is A Hand Blender? A Hand Blender is one of my favorite trusty kitchen tools to work with. Sometimes called an immersion blender, this versatile appliance […]

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