Growing up I was convinced my father loved his knives almost as much as he loved us. They were cleaned, dried and sharpened each time they were used. I never knew a dull or spotted knife... until I moved out on my own.
Q: Last weekend I found that my guests scraped up my wok by using the wrong tongs. Now it's showing signs of rust and I was wondering if there was any product or way to repair it? It has a lot of sentimental value since it was given to me as gift from my mom four years ago.
What's the deal with disinfecting cooking tools and utensils? Is it really necessary? If so, when? And what's the deal with bleach? Good or bad? Answers to these questions and more below in our quick guide to sanitizing techniques in the kitchen.
I grew up with the convenience of a dishwasher although my young self wasn't thrilled with having to empty it every day after school as one of my household chores. But since I've left home, I've rarely lived in a place that has a dishwasher and, to be frank, I seldom use one even if it does come with my apartment, especially if I'm living alone. Do you live alone and use your dishwasher with any frequency?
It's the end of a wonderful dinner party: many bottles were uncorked, glasses clinked, and now after hours of stimulating conversation, your guests just departed feeling warm and socially lubricated. When you survey the aftermath, you see it: a few drops of red wine on the tablecloth, possibly even on the carpet. What do you do?
There are distractions all around: the sun is shining, the farmers' markets are much more exciting, and spring fever is encroaching. But before giving into all that, take some time to create a neat and tidy pantry. You'll thank us later, we promise!
You've just served a bunch of people dinner, and you are tired. The thought of washing pots and loading a dishwasher is making you cranky, and yet waking up to smelly, stuck-on food is no picnic, either. Here are the bare minimum tasks we do before we crash to make cleanup the next morning much easier.