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.
 

Tomato Strainer – an great tool for home cooks

June 5, 2012 1 Comment
Tomato Strainer – an great tool for home cooks

An Important Tool For Straining Tomatoes An essential tool for separating pulp from skin and seeds when making a basic tomato sauce or salsa You may not need a heavy duty model like the one in the photo unless you are doing some serious “blending”, but if you enjoy whipping up a breakfast shake or […]

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Stand Mixers | Choosing a Top Stand Mixer

June 5, 2012 4 Comments
Stand Mixers | Choosing a Top Stand Mixer

Purchasing a Stand Mixer One of the most expensive small appliances you buy for your kitchen is a stand mixer. With so many brands available, all offering what seem to be useful features, it pays to educate yourself so you get the most for your dollar and so you end up with a stand mixer […]

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Vacuum Sealers Can Save You Money

June 5, 2012 4 Comments
Vacuum Sealers Can Save You Money

Why it is important to have a  Vacuum Sealer in your kitchen? Step Right Up! Are you looking to save money by buying food in bulk? Do you want to marinate foods in minutes instead of hours? Are you looking for a low-fat, healthy way to cook and seal in nutrients? You might be interested […]

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Espresso Cappuccino Machines For Home Use

June 5, 2012 1 Comment
Espresso Cappuccino Machines For Home Use

Buying an Espresso or Cappuccino Machine This is one of those luxury items that every kitchen doesn’t need but if you like cappuccinos and lattes, is great to have around. Years ago before I was married, I dated a young lady who loved to go out for espresso. …Well next thing you know I own […]

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Choosing the Best Food Processor

June 5, 2012 17 Comments
Choosing the Best Food Processor

What Is a Food Processor? A food processor is a tool designed to make repetitive kitchen activities go very quickly. Chopping, mincing, grinding, pureeing, slicing and shredding are all repetitive chores that are made much easier with a food processor, especially when done in quantity. While there are some non-electric food processors on the market […]

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Blenders | Buying the Best Blender

June 5, 2012 1 Comment
Blenders | Buying the Best Blender

The Importance of Owning a Decent Blender You may not need a heavy duty model like the one in the photo unless you are doing some serious “blending”, but if you enjoy whipping up a breakfast shake or adult cocktail, they are nice to have around. I can’t even remember when I purchased my old […]

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Charcoal Grills and How to Buy One

June 5, 2012 0 Comments
Charcoal Grills and How to Buy One

How to Buy a Charcoal Grill For those of you who are grilling purists, nothing is better than a fine charcoal grill for cooking up those summertime meals. To learn some grilling secrets, keep reading. Solid Construction – You want a grill that isn’t going to fall apart after one season of use or loose […]

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Barbecue and Grilling Tools for Home

June 5, 2012 0 Comments
Barbecue and Grilling Tools for Home

The Right Grilling Tool For the Right Job After living in a condo in NYC for almost 20 years, my grilling experiences were limited to weekends at friends’ summer homes. Although I experimented with different types of indoor grills, the results were usually less than perfect and often smoke alarm setting disasters. Anyway, as soon […]

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Cutlery – Choosing the Right Kitchen Knives

June 5, 2012 3 Comments
Cutlery – Choosing the Right Kitchen Knives

Knife Basics Before you go out and buy an expensive knife or set of knives, let’s look at a few knife basics so you know what you are talking about. No matter what you read about a particular knife or what’s hot with the celebrity chefs, the most important feature is how the knife feels […]

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Cookware Pots and Pans | Buy the Right Cookware

June 4, 2012 9 Comments
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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