Super easy, few ingredients, this is a great way to begin baking bread. You can do this with zero specialized equipment, other than a Dutch oven or covered casserole pot. The actual baking of bread is a combination of temperature, humidity, and time. A more humid oven will make a heavier crust. So, you can spray the loaves with water when putting them in the oven. You can have a shallow pan with water on a lower…
We typically assume bread has yeast, and for some that is the defining characteristic. There are yeast breads that do not have the kneading step, we will cover that in another article. We are working the other side of the street in this look at no-knead breads that use soda for leavening, Corn bread and Irish soda bread battle it out for the most well-known of this style of bread…in the savory category. In the sweet category…
Your Best Bread Today
Join Nathan Crane as he brings you into his kitchen and shows you everything he knows about breadmaking. Even if you’ve never made bread before, this step-by-step tutorial will have you feasting on a delicious loaf that will put any store-brought bread to shame. Warning: baking bread is addictive and could lead to unannounced dinner guests. See Tutorial
Everyday kitchen tools are the foundation of your cooking tool bag. These items are often taken for
granted but we know they are key to everyday cooking. Regardless of what’s on the menu, these
are the cookware items that make cooking more enjoyable.
Too many cookware reviews take the tone that you absolutely have to have the item in question (pizza cutters) or else your kitchen is deficient and you’re missing out on something amazing. This is not one of those reviews. You can absolutely cut pizza with an ordinary chef’s knife and have a grand pizza-eating time, and I would never suggest otherwise. I’d argue, though, that a pizza…
Confession time: I didn’t own a meat tenderizer before this test kitchen. Whenever I wanted to make something that needed cutlets pounded out, I’d use the bottom of my eight inch nonstick skillet. Every time, I said I should maybe get a real meat pounder, but then I’d be done with it and forget. Not to spoil the review, but pretty much all of these products are…
THIS KETTLE’S FOR YOU
Tea kettles are more of a matter of preference for things like décor style, pourability, and how the kettle feels in your hand when it’s loaded with boiling water. We breakdown all these factors and then we rank each kettle based on it’s performance in relation to its purchase price. Watch the video, or read the full writeup.
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When it comes to electronics, we know not all devices are created the same. We roundup and examine the latest in cooking technologies. There’s nothing worse than a cooking gadget that’s supposed to make life easier only to find it does the opposite. Before you buy your next egg-and-muffin toaster, check our reviews.
Do you really need a device that hard-boils an egg? We jump in to discover the answer to questions like this an many others regarding traditional and modern day appliances. We once reviewed donut makers – what a scam – they can’t all be winners but your appliances can be……
Imagine your perfect summer cookout. You’ve got all your friends hanging out in your yard sipping some cold ones as the kids run around and the burgers sizzle their tantalizing song. Sounds good, right? But what if you live in an apartment? What if it’s snowing outside? An indoor grill has the potential to make…
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Ceramic knives have been around for years. They’re sold at checkout isles, on infomercials and claim to remain razor sharp. We stack these ceramic knives against equally priced steel knives.
Does it make sense to have a dedicated pan taking up space in your cabinet just for omelette making?
Here are our thoughts after testing a dozen pans.
A meat thermometer is a the most important tool when it comes to healthy eating. Afterall, guests get upset if you kill them by undercooking chicken. In this test we search for the most reliable and valued thermometer.
There is a big performance gap between a cheap knife and an expensive one. This is why people who cook regularly own good knives. The definition of a good knife does not mean you need to break the bank to upgrade your arsenal. In fact, for some, a handful of ceramic knives and a good chef’s knife will get you through. I’ve seen people spend thousands of dollars on knives they never even use.
We used, tested, and reviewed endless knives to help you find the sweet spot for your needs and budget. If you’ve never spent time to upgrade your knives, start with a chef’s knife. Just like a construction worker owns a good hammer, you should have a solid chef’s knife. Over the years we’ve pieced together a list of our favorite knife brands; this will help narrow down your search if you’re just looking for knife or two.
When it comes to upgrading your entire knife collection, it’s best to put together your own collaboration. Since we understand people are looking for simplicity, we have put an extensive writeup on the best kitchen knife sets based on tests we have conducted over the years.