I am newbie to the immersion blender fan club, and I'm still consistently surprised by what a versatile and all-around awesome tool it is. Just the other day, I was innocently drooling over Tracy from Shutterbean's recipe for Cardamom Pear Butter, when her unexpected use of an immersion blender to puree the fruit just about made me fall off my chair.
We here at The Kitchn are big proponents of only buying the kitchen tools and cookware that you really need and then making them work in lots of different situations. So if you're only roasting once or twice a year, we say skip buying a roasting pan and see if one of these alternatives will work for you instead.
No one needs a doughnut pan the same way that no one needs doughnuts in the first place. But do I want one? After seeing those Apple Cider Doughnuts that Leela baked up earlier this month, you bet I do!
'Tis the season for slow-cooking! I've heard a lot about clay bakers, like the Romertopf, and how effective they are at making any slow-cooked dish emerge from the oven tender and flavorful. Do you have one?
There's a lot of praise for the La Chamba Casserole dish to be found on The Kitchn already, but I can't resist joining in the love-fest with my newest crush, the La Chamba Soup & Bean Pot. I received this beauty as a gift several weeks ago and have been putting it through its paces ever since. Read on for my review.
We're rapidly approaching the time of year when our stoves and ovens are pressed into full duty — every burner on full blast. But it can get crowded on the top of the stove, especially when big sauté pans and Dutch ovens claim more than their fair share of space. Enter the 4th burner pot, a smart, economical piece of cookware designed to get maximum efficiency out of your stove.