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What Is a Convection Microwave Oven?
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And how exactly do you use it?
Aug 18, 2020
The Holstein Pet Treat Maker: Makes Homemade Dog Biscuits in 7 Minutes!
Our four-legged friends may be happy to eat whatever food falls on the floor, but we know they deserve something a little better! Have you ever made homemade dog biscuits or pet treats? You may be perfectly happy baking them in the oven, but if not, you could always try this Pet Treat Maker from Holstein. It looks like a panini press or sandwich maker, but it presses out dog biscuits instead. (And yes, they’re bone- and- paw-shaped!
Aug 10, 2020
20 Reasons We Love IKEA Kitchens
If you’ve ever wondered whether the super-styled kitchens in IKEA’s annual catalog could actually work in a home like your own, wonder no more: here are 20 real-life examples of IKEA kitchens, as seen in reader homes published on Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn. Our readers are pretty crazy about IKEA kitchens, and we think the hype is justified.
Jul 18, 2020
All About: Bamboo Flooring
If you’ve already renovated a kitchen or are just beginning the process, you know how overwhelming the details can be. Our Fittings and Material Spotlights are quick guides to basic kitchen fixtures and materials to familiarize you with terminology, pros and cons, and relevant reader reviews. Today we look at the pros and cons of bamboo flooring:Overview: Bamboo is known to be a rapidly renewable wood.
Jul 17, 2020
Normann Copenhagen: Modern Danish Design For the Kitchen and Table
You may not think you know Normann Copenhagen, but chances are you’d recognize a few of their classic pieces. (Remember this peeler? Or this tea egg? Or these fun beater whisks?) Fans of modern design also know that you can find Normann Copenhagen pieces at stores like Horne, Huset, and The Modern Shop, but the brand has its own online webshop as well where you can peruse and purchase the full beautiful line.
Jul 17, 2020
5 Essential (and Renter-Friendly) Storage Products for Small Kitchens
If you cook in a small kitchen, you know that keeping things organized and accessible is absolutely essential. If you’ve conquered the small kitchen conundrums, we applaud you! But we know many of you still struggle with finding cheap, easy-to-implement ways to maximize your space constraints and reduce your stress levels. Well, these five products are the place to start – and they’re completely DIY and renter-friendly!1. IKEA’s Grundtal Series, particularly the rail ($9.
Jul 17, 2020
The Kitchn Cure Day 15: Restock Your Pantry & Buy Necessary Tools
The Kitchn Cure Day 15: Friday, August 29 Assignment: Restock your pantry. Buy any tools, gadgets, or utensils you really need. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure We’re coming up on a long holiday weekend, which is a great time to catch up on The Kitchn Cure tasks if you need to. If you’re feeling on top of it, then your only task for today and this weekend is this: shop!
Jul 16, 2020
Inspired by Tidy Kitchens
Jul 16, 2020
Toe Kick Vacuums May Be the Most Genius Kitchen Invention Ever
I realize the title of this post is the very definition of hyperbolic, but I allow myself to bask in hyperbole when I come across something that’s clearly straight out of the Genius Factory. (You know the one — it’s the same factory, I presume, that produced this nibble pan and this whisk tealight holder.
Jul 16, 2020
The 7 Most Essential Baking Pans Every Home Cook Needs
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Even if you're not much of a baker, there are a few baking pans that are still must-haves for every kitchen.
Jul 16, 2020
Favorite Kitchen Art: Large Affordable Food Posters from Debbie Carlos
I love the look of oversized art, particularly in the kitchen or dining room, but they’re too often cost-prohibitive. That’s why I was so happy to come across these posters from Chicago artist Debbie Carlos. They’re really big, and the black-and-white versions come in under $50! If the name Debbie Carlos sounds familiar, you may be recalling her from this House Tour on Apartment Therapy. (We also featured her kitchen here.
Jul 16, 2020
Trays on the Countertop: Keeping Things Organized and Close at Hand
Do you keep a tray near the stove to corral oils, spices, and cooking utensils? We went through our Kitchen Tour archives and found a lot of examples. If you prefer certain groupings of foods or pantry items, adding a tray underneath just makes it that much neater — and helps keep drips and spills from building up on your counter.
Jul 16, 2020
Mobile Kitchens: Cooking on the Road in Campers, Airstreams, and Trailers
The season of camping (or glamping, if that’s how you like to do it!) is upon us. Are you planning to hitch a trailer to your car this summer for a weekend getaway? Going on the road in a camper or airstream? Take heed: the owners of these mobile kitchens haven’t let small space constraints prevent them from cooking. Personalized yet pared down to the essentials, they’re great inspiration for stationary small kitchens, too.Do you have a mobile kitchen? What are your essentials?
Jul 16, 2020
Herringbone Floors in the Kitchen
There’s something immediately arresting about herringbone floors, don’t you think? A classic design, it goes well in both modern and traditional kitchens depending on the material used. Wood, tile, brick—we’ve seen it all, and it all works. What do you think?Related: From Faux Bois to Stenciled and Striped: 10 Cool, Unusual Kitchen Floors(Images: 1. Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri via Remodelista; 2. Michael Graydon for Tommy Smythe via House Tweaking; 3. Via DigsDigs; 4.
Jul 16, 2020
Umami Mart: Gorgeous and Well-Designed Japanese Kitchen Tools and Barware
If you gravitate towards the clean, minimal, and well-designed kitchen tools at shops like Canoe and Mjolk, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that many of those products are Japanese-made. So why not shop at a place devoted entirely to these gorgeous goods? Enter Umami Mart.Umami Mart (based out of Oakland, California) imports all their kitchen and barware from Japan, with each piece carefully selected by the shop’s owners, Yoko Kumano and Kayoko Akabori.
Jul 16, 2020
Smart Solutions: Under-Cabinet Lighting
If there’s one thing you should have in your small kitchen (well, besides this and this), it’s under-cabinet lighting. Small kitchens are a challenge to begin with, but especially when they have poor lighting. A few under-cabinet lights can go a long way towards making your cramped kitchen feel a little more cozy, not to mention way more functional and workable!Here are five under-cabinet lighting solutions to try:• 1 Utilitech 24 in. 60W Xenon Under Cabinet Light, $37.
Jul 15, 2020
10 Ways to Put a Muffin Pan to Good Use (Other Than Making Muffins!)
As if you need another reason to use a muffin pan besides, well, just making muffins! That should be good enough, we know. But we like it when our kitchen tools do double duty, and it turns out, the ol’ muffin pan is quite versatile! Here are 10 other ways you can put it to good use in your kitchen: Use it to serve oysters, shown above. Via à la mode. Make giant ice cubes. Freeze single servings of soup. Blend and freeze smoothie ingredients.
Jul 15, 2020
5 Beautiful Spring Flower Arrangements
My two favorite flowers are peonies and tulips, so come Spring I can’t help splurging a little when they finally show up at the farmer’s market. The peonies I bought last week (in a dashing shade of crimson) are still bright and blooming almost seven days later. I’m a notorious black thumb, so while I’d love to have greenery in my apartment at all times of the year, the sad fact is that most greenery doesn’t make it very long in my company.
Jul 15, 2020
All About: Ductless Range Hoods
If you’ve already renovated a kitchen or are just beginning the process, you know how overwhelming the details can be. Our Fittings and Material Spotlights are quick guides to basic kitchen fixtures to familiarize you with terminology, pros and cons, and relevant reader reviews. Today we look at ductless range hoods: A Recap on Range Hoods: The primary purpose of a range hood is to ventilate your kitchen to remove the smells, steam, smoke, and heat that result from frequent cooking.
Jul 15, 2020
All About: Chimney-Style Hoods
If you’ve already renovated a kitchen or are just beginning the process, you know how overwhelming the details can be. Our Fittings and Material Spotlights are quick guides to basic kitchen fixtures to familiarize you with terminology, pros and cons, and relevant reader reviews. Today we look at chimney-style range hoods, both wall-mounted and island hoods.
Jul 15, 2020
The Best and Worst Things I’ve Ever Bought for My Kitchen
Here are the best and worst things I've ever bought for my kitchen.
Mar 30, 2020
20 Beautiful Kitchens With Butcher Block Countertops
I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA’s ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you’re okay with that, then it’s a wonderful look for the kitchen.
Mar 11, 2020
15 Small Space Kitchens, Tips, and Storage Solutions That Inspired Us
While big kitchens have much to ogle at and dream about, small kitchens are just as inspiring (maybe more!). It was a great year at The Kitchn for small kitchens, tips, and solutions. From our annual Small Cool Kitchens contest, to cheap and pretty ways you can spruce up a tiny cooking space, to the tightest, most organized small kitchen shelves we’ve ever seen, here’s to small kitchens everywhere! You may drive us crazy sometimes, but we still love you.
Mar 11, 2020
Always Classy: Warm Light Gray Cabinets
Among the array of possible colors for kitchen cabinets — mint, forest green, pale blue, azure blue, black, and of course white, to name just a few — I find that a warm light gray is quickly becoming a favorite. It looks modern without looking trendy, and still gives that light, clean look but without going all white. (Which is a very nice change of pace indeed.
Mar 11, 2020
Real Kitchens That’ll Inspire: 15 Small Cool Kitchens To Check Out Now!
Apartment Therapy just wrapped up their annual Small, Cool Contest. Did you follow along? There were so many great small kitchens in the mix! If you need a little inspiration for your small space, start with these 15 kitchens to get the ideas flowing. (And seriously, isn’t Silvana’s multitasking Italian kitchen, shown in the first photo, so awesome?
Mar 11, 2020
How To Make Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)
One hot, sunny day in late June I found myself in a tiny Arab market in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, sifting through a box of cucumbers. I was with Deanna and Danya, the lovely ladies behind the popular Israeli food blog Matkonation, and we were ingredient shopping for an afternoon cooking expedition. On the menu: stuffed grape (or vine) leaves made with spiced lamb, fresh mint, dried currants, and a cooling cucumber-yogurt sauce.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: African Beef & Peanut Stew
The first time I had African peanut stew, I was 14 years old and staying with my aunt and uncle. They were currently living stateside, although for the last six years they’d made their home in the country formerly known as Zaire (it’s now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). It was the start of what would be known for years after as “African dinner” at Auntie Dee and Uncle Terry’s house.
Jan 29, 2020
On the Importance of Using Cooking Thermometers: And Our #1 Pick!
It might seem finicky, but in recipes calling for specific internal cooking temperatures — a roast, for example, or egg-based desserts like cheesecake — a thermometer can make all the difference between a perfectly done dish and one that’s overcooked. You may even find once you get in the hang of using a cooking thermometer, you’ll come to rely on it in recipes that don’t specifically call for it.
Nov 28, 2019
The Only Way I Was Able to Clean My Greasy Oven Door
Want to be able to actually see through through your glass door and into the oven? You need to read this story.
Sep 4, 2019
Yes, You Too Can Have an Eat-In Kitchen: IKEA’s Wall-Mounted Drop Leaf Tables
If when you hear the phrase “eat-in kitchen” you think a) yeah right, or b) does standing next to my countertop count?, then to you I say this: consider the wall-mounted drop leaf table. Often even the smallest of kitchens can accommodate this type of table because of its signature space-saving feature: prop it up when you want to use it; drop it down flush against the wall when you don’t.
Aug 3, 2019
The Best Things I Saw at KBIS This Year: New Products from Kohler, Viking, Liebherr, Vetrazzo, and More
I spent a whirlwind day at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Vegas this week, and saw a number of cool kitchen products, like these lift-system cabinets and a whole slew of smart new faucets and sink accessories. Here’s a final look at the 14 things that really caught my eye, from Kohler’s new ridged apron front sink to Viking’s super-high-speed TurboChef double oven.
Aug 1, 2019
Over-the-Sink Cutting Boards
Over the years we’ve looked at few different ways to increase counter space in the kitchen: add an island, cart, and table or try one of these strategic storage tips. But one of the best solutions? Get an over-the-sink cutting board. Over-the-sink cutting boards are really just long cutting boards, with a few extra inches added on either side.
Jun 22, 2019
The Soapy Sponge Trick, Peanut Butter Treats for Fall, 7 Principles for Slow Cooker Soup, and Freezing Soup in Muffin Tins
Happy Saturday, folks! Is it chilly where you are? If so, then you’ll want to take a look back at our most popular posts from Soup Week, including our favorite vegetarian soups, 10 ingredients to add to make your soup more flavorful, and a step-by-step guide to making chicken noodle soup. We had few stellar non-soup posts, too, including a roundup of peanut butter treats for Fall, the best way to store celery, and a smart tip to help make washing dishes a little more tolerable.
Jun 22, 2019
The Freezer Cure Week 4: Cook for Your Freezer!
The Freezer Cure Week 4: Saturday, February 28 Assignment: Cook a meal (or more!) to stash in the freezer for busy nights. Sign Up: Sign up here for The Freezer Cure Congratulations! You made it to the last task of The Kitchn’s 2015 Freezer Cure. Are you feeling jazzed? Inspired? Way more excited about your freezer than you ever thought possible? You should be — you’ve cleaned, organized, and stocked it, and that is no small feat. We tip our hats to you.
Jun 9, 2019
The Freezer Cure Week 3: Stock Your Freezer
The Freezer Cure Week 1: Saturday, February 21 Assignment: Stock your freezer with a few go-to ingredients, and learn our strategies for using your freezer to save money and create faster, better meals. Sign Up: Sign up here for The Freezer Cure You’ve cleaned out your freezer and organized it (on Valentine’s Day, no less), and today we continue our march towards the freezer of your dreams. The next step? Prep.
Jun 9, 2019
5 Clever Ways to Store Your Stand Mixer Attachments & Food Processor Blades
Thank goodness for our trusty small appliances. They mix and chop and save us time, and so rightfully deserve that prime spot on the countertop. But finding a good place to store the accompanying parts and pieces is trickier. Where should you put those food processor blades and stand mixer attachments so that they’re easy to get to, but not in the way? Here are five ideas.
Jun 9, 2019
5 Things We Can Learn from This Restaurant Kitchen
When you think of a restaurant kitchen, you probably picture a spare, utilitarian space, all stainless steel and smooth finishes, a row of fluorescent lights humming overhead. What you likely don’t picture is this — the kitchen at DOC in Portland. Tucked behind a red gingham curtain, this is what happens when you blend the needs of a restaurant kitchen with the aesthetics of a home kitchen. Here are five things we can learn from this blended space.
Jun 9, 2019
The Freezer Cure Week 2: Organize Your Freezer
The Freezer Cure Week 2: Saturday, February 14 Assignment: Now that you’ve cleaned out your freezer, devise a strategy or system to organize what’s left. Buy new containers if need be. Sign Up: Sign up here for The Freezer Cure Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’ve been on the outs with your freezer, today is the day you’re going to kiss and make up. After today there will be no more secrets between you, no more mysteries, no more lies.
Jun 9, 2019
A Genius Way to Store Pots, Pans, and Their Lids
We never tire of discovering new ways to store pots and pans. Just because they’re essential to cooking doesn’t mean we don’t find storing them to be a pain in the neck sometimes, especially the lids. So any clever way to stack, separate, or organize pots and pans is always a welcome tip in our book! That’s why this photo hit the spot with us. Hanging pans? Not new. Hanging pans and their lids from a few stainless steel dowel pins directly above the countertop?
Jun 9, 2019
20 Paint Colors We Love in the Kitchen
Paint, paint, glorious paint! There’s nothing quite like it to make a ho-hum kitchen sing, and we’ve got 20 examples to prove it. Even better? We’ve saved you the frustration of trying in vain to replicate the look, because every one of these photos is labeled with the exact color and paint brand that was actually used in that kitchen. So grab those paint-card samples and get to planning! What color will you choose for your kitchen?
Jun 9, 2019
Party Recipe: Lamb Meatball Sliders with Chimichurri and Crispy Shallots
For my Winter Glam Cocktail Party, I knew there needed to be a hearty appetizer on the menu, something substantial and filling but still easy to fit on a small plate. I settled on meatball sliders, but wanted a more elegant option than the traditional tomato sauce-based meatballs.
Jun 9, 2019
Outdoor DIY Wine Cooler Idea: A Picnic Table with a Gutter!
For a creative, convenient way to serve and chill wine at your next outdoor party, consider the wine gutter! This picnic table, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, features a built-in galvanized steel gutter down the center of the table. Fill with ice and you have a bona fide wine cooler! This would also work perfectly well for beer and any other beverage you’d like to keep cool on a warm day.
Jun 9, 2019
How To Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
They look so bright and shiny when you first buy them, but over time stainless steel cookware can acquire brown spots and discolored areas that won’t go away with routine dish washing. This type of staining is fairly common for stainless steel, but it’s a little unsightly, particularly if left untreated. Thankfully, no matter how stained your pot is, there is a super cheap and easy way to get it looking new again.
Jun 8, 2019
Cookware & More: Discounted Cookware from All-Clad & Wüsthof
If you’ve wanted to build a collection of All-Clad cookware or eyed a set of Wustof knives, then listen up: Cookware & More, based in Trooper, PA, specializes in irregular pieces at deep discounts from big-name cooking and bakeware brands, most notably All-Clad, Woll, Vitamix, Wusftof, and a host of others.
Jun 8, 2019
5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me 5 Years Ago About Meal Planning
If a genie were to puff himself out of a lamp right now and make me master of any one cooking skill (genies are so specialized nowadays!), I know exactly what I’d ask for. No, I don’t want to make a chocolate soufflé so amazing you’d weep over your fork. (Well, I do want that. Yes, I do.) And no, I don’t want the ability to make the world’s butteriest, flakiest croissants. (Well, again, I do. But, priorities!) You know what I really want?
Jun 8, 2019
10 Things We’ve Learned on Our Travels
There are many great things about traveling: beautiful sights, great food, one-of-a-kind souvenirs, funny moments we tell around the table for years to come. Then there are the things we learn — about ourselves, about others — while abroad; the cultural and culinary habits and traditions that make such an impression on us we still think about them years later and, in some cases, even start doing them at home. Here are 10 examples.
Jun 8, 2019
The Best $20 I Ever Spent on My Kitchen
After publishing my list on the best and worst things I’ve ever bought for my kitchen, I realized I’d forgotten to include one key purchase that has definitely made my life in the kitchen a little — well, a lot! — better. I’m dubbing it the best $20 I ever spent for my kitchen, and because that’s too good a secret to keep to myself, I asked my fellow Kitchn editors and writers, past and present, to chime in with their own picks!
Jun 8, 2019
The 5 Things That Always Belong in a Food Care Package
When a friend or family member is sick, overwhelmed, homebound, or taking care of a new baby, we say what we can — So sorry. Thinking about you! — and then, because we know that won’t make everything better, we do the next best thing: We bring them food. Food speaks for us when words fail, which is why putting together a thoughtful, personal food care package is one of the kindest things you can do for a struggling friend or loved one.
Jun 8, 2019