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Best Sous Vide Machine

Sous vide cooking is easily as cool as it is functional. Sure, it’s not an essential piece of cookware. But, it’s one of the easiest ways to get professional-level cooking results without much effort.

My first foray into sous vide cooking was in 2012, and I’ve used them extensively in just about every restaurant I’ve worked in since. The technique remains the same but options have gotten smaller, more powerful, and less expensive. A perfect recipe for home cooks.

Today, I’ll be using my own professional experience, hours of research, plus a few consultations with fellow chefs to break down three of the best sous vide machines for use in a home kitchen environment.

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Best Saucier

The saucier is often overshadowed by the ubiquitous saucepan. Both are used for similar cooking tasks. But, the saucier is a cook’s best friend when it comes to mixing and reducing sauces, stirring creamy risottos, or coating pasta in a rich sauce.

Ask any professional chef and this is likely to be one of their favorite pieces of cookware, which is the reason you’ll also find it labeled as a “chef’s pan”.

Today, I’ll use my extensive experience in restaurant kitchens to illustrate why this pan deserves a place in your kitchen and how to choose the very best saucier.

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Best Countertop Convection Oven

Convection ovens are the “secret ingredient” in a lot of professional kitchens and adding one to your home can quickly elevate your cooking.

I’ve cooked with a convection oven in every restaurant I’ve ever worked in, and adding a countertop model at home was one of the best things I’ve ever done.

In this article, I’ll share my first-hand experience on how a small convection oven can change the way you cook at home. I’ll cover a few favorites that I’d consider to be the best countertop convection ovens available today, and discuss more broadly what to look for when choosing one for your kitchen.