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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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Best Commercial Sous Vide Machine

I got my first taste of sous vide cooking in culinary school. We had a huge multi-compartment bath that we used to cook proteins and compare them to traditional cooking methods. I was blown away.

Then, I entered the restaurant scene at the perfect time. The technology was becoming widely available and it allowed me to get intensive hands-on experience.

Today, I’ll be using over a decade of experience with the industry’s best commercial sous vide machines. By the end, you’ll know what to look for when shopping and how you can save money and improve the efficiency of any commercial operation.

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Saute Pan vs. Skillet

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Cuisinart Knives Review

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Yoshihiro Knives Review

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Best Commercial Vacuum Sealer

Commercial vacuum sealers are a big step up from household units in both performance and cost. So, while a FoodSaver is a great option for cooking sous vide at home, it just won’t cut it when you’re dealing with 100’s of vacuum bags a day.

With more than 10 years of hands-on experience, I know how crucial it is that a commercial vacuum sealer be fast and reliable. Having a machine that’s slow or constantly in need of service and repairs can cause huge setbacks.

No matter if you’re an avid home cook or running your own kitchen, I’ll be breaking down the three best commercial vacuum sealers that you can count on every day of the week. 

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Best Vacuum Sealer For Sous Vide

A vacuum sealer isn’t 100% necessary for sous vide cooking. But, the two machines are perfect companions.

I’m accustomed to using commercial vacuum sealers that are huge and cost thousands of dollars in restaurant kitchens. Luckily, we’re now spoiled for choice when it comes to affordable and easy-to-use models that fit in a home kitchen.

But, sifting through hundreds of choices can be daunting and plain old annoying. So, I’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Using years of professional experience, I’ve picked the three best vacuum sealers to make sous vide cooking easier and more delicious.

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Mercer Knives Review

In the world of kitchen knives, most brands focus on one of two things: Mass-producing inexpensive knives, or putting more time and effort into forging … Read More