How to Light a Charcoal or Wood Grill

3 Ways to Light a Charcoal Grill In the United States, you often hear the complaint that a charcoal grill takes too long to light. The truth is that if you have the right tools, charcoal is quick and easy to light, requiring little—if any—more time than it takes to preheat a gas grill. Here

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Panology 101

It can be difficult keeping track of which pan does what. So to help separate a rondeau from a Dutch oven, or a double-boiler from a bain marie, we offer up this comprehensive list of pots and pans. From stove top to oven, we’ve got you covered with full descriptions and photos of each.

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Measuring Spoons

When it comes to measuring spoons, we like to say “the more, the merrier”.  Most folks have at least one set on hand, but if you cook or bake often, consider purchasing a second or third set. You’ll be glad you did the next time you need to measure a tablespoon of flour after measuring

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Product Review: Technivorm Moccamaster

It’s difficult to beat the convenience of an automatic drip coffee maker, but the coffee they produce falls somewhere between fair and lousy. Aficionados tell us that most in-home machines fail at two critical aspects of coffee brewing, water temperature and extraction time. If the water is too cold or the extraction time too short, flavor will be lost. Conversely,

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Product Review: All Clad Belgian Waffle Maker

Overall Rating In this age of high-end stoves, smart refrigerators and turbo blenders, it should come as no surprise that the Belgian waffle iron has undergone a high-end makeover in recent years. Manufactures like All-Clad, Breville and Kitchenaid have raised the a bar with high performance stainless-steel models; some so sleek in their design they

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Buying a Chefs Knife

The chef’s knife is the great workhorse of the kitchen.  After your hands, it is the most important tool you’ll own.  So it goes without saying that everyone should have a good-quality chef’s knife at their disposal. But buying a knife, like buying a car, can be a daunting matter.  There is much to consider, not

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Product Review: Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker

Given the plethora of choices in the supermarket today, it may be difficult to understand why anyone would bother making yogurt at home, but those that do cite numerous benefits. Chief among them is taste. Many DIY yogurt enthusiast are emphatic that homemade yogurt tastes superior to commercial varieties. This should come as no surprise.

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How to Season Cast Iron

There are dozens of articles on the Internet explaining how to season cast iron but instructions vary widely. With a little help from science, we set out to determine which was the most effective method.

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