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Best Knife Set

Is it better to buy your knives individually, or get them in a set? It’s one of the culinary world’s most contentious questions. And one that I’m here today to answer, complete with reviews of the best knife sets available today.

For this review, I’ll be combining a decade of professional kitchen experience with hundreds of hours of research. By the end of this read you’ll know for sure whether to buy individual knives or a set, no matter your budget or cooking style.

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Cuisinart Knives Review

Cuisinart made a name for themselves starting in 1971, with the introduction of their home use electric food processor. Now, nearly 50 years on, they’ve … Read More

Best Roasting Pan

Not enough people take full advantage of the versatile roasting pan. Most of the time they sit in a cupboard or closet until a holiday rolls around, then they’re thrust into the spotlight. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way, and a good roaster can be a useful tool all year long.

In professional kitchens, a roasting pan is an essential piece of cookware that’s used daily. It’s called upon to roast meat, veggies, and bones, but also to make sauces and even sauté directly on the stovetop.

I’m going to guide you through choosing the best roaster so that you can get more use out of a pan that has the potential to be a true kitchen workhorse.

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Best Sauteuse

The sauteuse is a little-known multitasker that deserves a little time in the spotlight. A good sauteuse is like a combination of several of the best pieces of cookware. I’m here to help explain what it is, how to use it, and why it can be a game-changer in your kitchen.

I’ve used this type of pan extensively in a restaurant setting and spent hours researching the different options available to you. Today I’ll be using my professional experience and thorough research to break down the ins and outs of choosing the very best sauteuse for your kitchen.

Best Crepe Pan

My first experience making crepes was in a Hungarian restaurant. I was making their version called “palacsinta” and was stuck using an ancient, non-stick frying pan that was no longer flat or non-stick.

At the time, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a crepe pan. So I struggled through and hopefully came out the better for it. Now that I know better, I feel it’s my duty to help you avoid what can be a very frustrating (or character-building) cooking task.  

I’ve used all of the pans featured in this article, and many others. I’ll share what I’ve learned about crepe making and explain a process you can use to choose the best crepe pan for your home kitchen.

Best Stainless Steel Cookware

With features and prices all over the board, choosing the best stainless steel cookware is a daunting task.

Using the knowledge I’ve gained from ten-plus years in professional kitchens, I’m going to break down the best options on the market so you can make the right decision for your home.

Cuisinart Green Gourmet Review

Cuisinart is well known in the realm of cookware and kitchen appliances. The brand offers a diverse selection of high-quality, affordable kitchenware. If you’re outfitting … Read More

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Best Stock Pot

I was first taught the value of a good stock pot when I was in culinary school. I learned that a flavorful stock is one of the key (or dare I say “secret”) ingredients in many of the best restaurant dishes.

At home, I still use one to make my own stocks, but that’s just one of its uses. Today, I’m excited to share three of the best stock pots that you can buy right now, and why this is one of the most essential cookware pieces.

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Best Mini Food Processor

Looking to simplify chopping, slicing, and dicing but don’t have the counter space for a full size food processor? You should consider going for the best mini food processor for your kitchen instead. These pint-sized powerhouses are excellent space (and labor) savers.

Thanks to a decade of professional kitchen and bar work, I’ve had my fair share of experience with food processors of all shapes and sizes. And in today’s guide, I’ll be sharing my first-hand knowledge with you to help you discover the perfect mini food processor for your home kitchen.