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Is This Pump for Your Peanut Butter Jar Actually Ingenious?
We are currently living in an era marked by increasingly ridiculous efforts to make even the most minute tasks super easy, like that gadget that can only slice your banana into smaller pieces. That’s why when I saw this pump that attached to the top of your peanut jar – I thought that it was totally unnecessary and laughed it off.
Apr 30, 2019
The Presidents’ Day Sales Your Kitchen Wants You to Know About
Presidents’ Day is one of those holidays that manages to pass by without much fanfare. It’s not a day that you’re necessarily going to have off from work or school, so it might even be a source of mild resentment. But there is something to be glad about, even if you are working: It’s our last major shopping holiday until Memorial Day, when retailers again drop their prices in honor of the long weekend.
Apr 30, 2019
eBay Is Having a Flash Sale on All Dyson Products (Yes, Including Vacuums)
We feel pretty strongly about vacuums here at Kitchn, and definitely aren’t immune to the allure of the Dyson. There’s something almost magical about them: They’re high-quality, design-forward, and very expensive. Hence, we always keep an eye out for ways to get these status-symbol products for less. While sites like Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond have frequent sales and tout lower prices, there’s another one that you might not be thinking of: eBay.
Apr 30, 2019
That Old Tupperware in Your Cupboard Might Be Worth Money
If you watch Antiques Roadshow, you know the most unassuming things can be worth tons of money. Recently, the highest valuation ever for an antique brought in was a set of teacups from China, carried unceremoniously in Tupperware containers. While the man who owns them was in line, he said that the person who took his ticket looked at the containers and said, “Don’t think Tupperware is bringing much these days.
Apr 30, 2019
The 6 Little Things That Finally Got Me to Try (and Love) the Instant Pot
When I first heard buzz about the Instant Pot I figured it was not unlike the quesadilla maker; just another unnecessary kitchen gadget invented to get people excited about cooking that would eventually end up in the summer yard sale. It wasn’t for those of us who actually like to cook, those of us who get “ooohs” and “aaahs” as we place a meal on the table.
Apr 30, 2019
KitchenAid Has a New Limited-Edition Stand Mixer Color
If you remember, back in September we announced KitchenAid’s special Misty Blue stand mixer in honor of the brand’s 100th birthday. (For a refresher, see: We Got An Early Sneak Peek of KitchenAid’s Prettiest Mixer Yet.) The pale blue color was meant to feel vintage-y and pay homage to the past. Well, now the brand just announced a new limited-edition color that’s meant to look forward to the next 100 years. Any guesses to what it might be? It’s … Red!
Apr 30, 2019
These Glass Containers Are Perfect for Meal Prep — And They’re on Sale on Amazon
Would it surprise you to know that there’s a storage container with a very passionate fan base? Well, if you’ve been ignoring our pleas to ditch your wimpy plastic storage containers for the greener and arguably more versatile glass variety, Amazon is currently offering a great deal on five large premium glass containers. And based on the reviews, people really love them.
Apr 30, 2019
This Amazon Vitamix Blender Sale Is Better than Black Friday
If you’ve ever missed out on a Vitamix sale and later regretted it, today you can redeem yourself. Amazon’s Deal of the Day features two full-sized Vitamix models, including one for nearly half off. Deal of the Day quantities are often limited, and come midnight PST, the sale will be over. So, really, what are you waiting for? We doubt you’ll ever see a Vitamix for $150 again.
Apr 30, 2019
The Costco Find That’ll Make You Love Your Instant Pot Even More
I just celebrated my one-year anniversary — with my Instant Pot. I started slow, just making hard-boiled eggs (so easy to peel!), and now I no longer use the stovetop for spaghetti. Despite being late to the pressure-cooking party, the Instant Pot has become the workhorse of my kitchen. And recently, despite having a full day of work and activities already planned, a post on the Instant Pot Community Facebook page sent me straight to Costco. Can you guess what they sent me there for?
Apr 30, 2019
These New Target Finds Are Perfect for Spring — And They’re All Under $25
It might not feel like it, but spring is indeed just around the corner — and new collections are starting to roll in. Target’s Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand is a reliable source for simply designed (but always pretty) farmhouse-friendly decor, and their latest collection doesn’t disappoint. While there are offerings for every space, the most standout items can be found in their kitchen goods such as flatware and linens.
Apr 30, 2019
Um, This Instant Pot Competitor Has a Built-in Fridge
Instant Pots make a huge difference in the cooking life of many Americans, with the super-speedy pressure-cooking options and the one-pot abilities to brown and cook stews. Whole genres of cooking and food blogging have been devoted to the multi-cooker in the years since the kitchen appliance arrived on American shores. But now, reports Gear Patrol, a kitchen appliance company called Gourmia is offering a competitor that one-ups the famous pot, called the CoolCooker MultiCooker.
Apr 30, 2019
6 Problem-Solving Target Buys Tiny House Dwellers Swear By
If you live in a tiny home, you’re faced with living a full life with less space — and less stuff. This makes going to Target a difficult task for tiny homeowners, because, well, they’re just as tempted by all the cute, quirky, and cool things in the aisles as you are (the Target effect is real, y’all!) But it also means that these residents are experts at cutting through the clutter to find the best problem-solving products while shopping.
Apr 30, 2019
Amazon Is Having a Sale on So Many Good Kitchen Tools — Today Only
Amazon has a lot of flash sales on big-ticket items like Vitamix blenders and Instant Pots, but sometimes it can be nice to take advantage of big sales on smaller things, too. If your kitchen tool arsenal needs an upgrade, today is your day. Until midnight P.T., Amazon is offering as much as 41 percent off a variety of smart, useful tools. They include both everyday essentials as well as more niche finds that will nevertheless make your life a whole lot easier.
Apr 30, 2019
3 Cute, Small Space-Friendly Appliances on Sale on Amazon Right Now
We were already fans of DASH’s retro design and colorful range of kitchen products, but now we have another reason to shop: A few of their space-saving appliances are on sale right now on Amazon. We try not to promote anything that might be considered a one-trick pony, so your creativity is the only thing limiting you when it comes to what you make in any of these gadgets. If you need some inspiration, though, each of them comes with a convenient recipe guide.
Apr 30, 2019
The Sushi Bazooka Is Everything You Never Knew You Wanted in the Kitchen
About a year ago, five of my friends and I decided that we needed to join forces as food-lovers and create a supper club to stay on top of the growing restaurant scene in Buffalo. Since the creation of our group, we’ve visited almost 20 local restaurants, trying nearly everything on each menu.
Apr 30, 2019
6 Things That Japan Taught Me I Really Need in My Kitchen
When people find out I just got home from a two-week trip to Japan with my mom, they invariably say, “I’m so jealous! It’s totally on my bucket list.” And I say, “Yes, up until a few weeks ago I was on your side of this conversation!” I have spent my whole life wanting to go there, and for a recent big birthday (cough) my mom made it happen. It totally lived up to expectations: the temples, the culture, the beauty, and, of course, the food.
Apr 30, 2019
I’ve Studied Microwaves for More than 30 Years — This Is the One That’s Good Enough for My Own Kitchen at Home
I’ve been testing cooking equipment for most of my professional life (more than 30 years), and when people hear what I do for a living the first thing they say is, “You must have an amazing kitchen!” Well, the truth is I have a moderately-sized one in a New York City apartment and I’m very selective about what I stock it with. My acid test for any tool is whether or not I want it in my own home. One thing I can’t live without is my microwave.
Apr 30, 2019
Aluminum Foil Can Extend the Life of Your Cast Iron Pan
If you own a cast iron pan (and you should), you know that it’s an essential kitchen tool. Your cast iron pan is the vehicle for a varied range of dishes for any meal of the day: eggs, pork chops, even Buffalo chicken dip. But cast iron requires a lot of dedicated upkeep. Technically, you can simply rinse it with (a little) soap and water, but this much more intensive (and our preferred) cleaning method will ensure it lasts longer.
Apr 30, 2019
The Seemingly Unnecessary $13 Tool That’ll Always Have a Place in My Kitchen
I know many of you are right there with me when I say that I don’t have much patience for highly specialized kitchen tools. Who can give up that valuable kitchen real estate? As a city dweller, I peacefully parted ways with my pineapple corer after a few years of shoving it around in the drawer, and have no trouble passing up strawberry hullers. But when I was gifted a small vegetable slicer made by OXO, my initial skeptical response was quickly proven wrong.
Apr 30, 2019
8 Things Other Moms Told Me to Buy for the Kitchen Before Having a Baby
It'll make my life with a newborn so much easier, each mom promised me.
Apr 30, 2019
16 Brilliant Hacks That Make Your Microwave Worth the Counter Space
Any tool that multitasks in the kitchen means less wasted space and more bang for your buck. A gadget with a specific use has to be downright amazing for me to give up kitchen real estate to it. (A strawberry huller falls under that category in our family, and gets used several times a week in the summer.
Apr 30, 2019
Tired of the Same Old Boring Stuff on Amazon? Shop This Secret Section.
As if we needed another reason to buy everything on Amazon, we go and uncover a whole new hidden section of awesome offerings: a unique Amazon store that’s devoted to nothing but new and innovative products created by startups, so you’ll never get bored shopping for stuff.
Apr 30, 2019
All-Clad Just Extended Its Huge Factory Sale Through Friday
Update: All-Clad has extended its 48-hour sale three more days, meaning you now have until Saturday, March 16, at 9 a.m. to shop. Home & Cook Sales is also offering 20% off a single item using code THANKYOU. Only one item can be in your cart at checkout for the code to apply. Classics like the stainless cookware are still in stock, and you can read about our three favorite unexpected finds below.
Apr 30, 2019
7 Sites That Are Just as Good as (or Better than!) Amazon
Look, we love shopping on Amazon as much as the next person, but sometimes, it’s nice to switch it up and look for good deals on other sites, too. Luckily, the web is brimming with department store-style marketplaces just like Amazon, that offer an endless slew of amazing products — and sometimes better bargains to boot. We rounded up some awesome alternatives to Amazon for you to scope out for yourself.
Apr 30, 2019
Before and After: This Pantry Got Totally Made Over with Cheap Supplies from IKEA and a Dollar Store
A pantry is always a wonderful thing to have, but this one needed a bit of help becoming its best self. With the addition of two shelves, four baskets, and $100 worth of jars, this pantry is now organized, user-friendly, and so soothing. Here are the issues the kitchen’s owner was determined to resolve: “The pantry was just super crowded. There was no system and it was hard to find the item I needed for cooking. Since the pantry is not that deep, there was a limited amount of space.
Apr 30, 2019
The Mug with a Serious Cult Following (& Waitlist) Is Back While Supplies Last
What is it about coffee mugs that makes them so much more meaningful than, say, a dinner plate? I recently moved, and Kondo-ing my mug collection was the hardest part of packing. Perhaps because it’s tied to an important daily ritual (for me, a cup of black coffee as soon as I roll out of bed), it is easy to feel sentimental. Emotionalism aside, there are often other reasons a mug becomes favored: a nice grip, a good size, or just regular ol’ aesthetics.
Apr 30, 2019
10 Chic, Retro Appliances for Those of Us Who Can’t Splurge on Smeg
The days of poodle skirts and soda shoppes may be in the distant past, but retro-inspired home goods are still going strong. Some brands have firmly established themselves in this niche by making modern products that reflect the design elements of this era (think: pastel tones, pops of chrome, and curvy styling that mimics the cars of the ’50s).
Apr 30, 2019
8 Weird Yet Clever Cleaning Tools Found on Amazon
Just because something is weird doesn’t mean it can’t be totally awesome. Take me, for example! (Hehe.) Or these muffin pan pasta cups! Or any of these cleaning supplies. Sure, they all look a little wacky at first glance, but they’re all incredibly useful and help to make tedious tasks way better — or, at the very least, way more fun. Bonus: Everything on this list can be found for less than $20 on Amazon.
Apr 30, 2019
Today Is Your Last Day to Get Lucky & Save 20% at Sur La Table
The days are finally getting longer, and while we never want to jinx the weather (particularly those of us living in colder climates), it’s starting to feel like spring. And just like the fleeting days of winter, today is the last day to take advantage of Sur La Table’s 20% off sale. The code LUCKY unlocks savings on hundreds of kitchen and home items, so if you’re looking to do a spring refresh for your kitchen or pantry, check out some of our top picks below.
Apr 30, 2019
10 Organizers That Basically Create Storage Space Out of Nothing
If there’s one thing I understand about astrophysics, it’s that space is finite. Or is it infinite? Maybe I don’t understand astrophysics at all. But I do know that the space in my own kitchen is definitely finite. And I’m 99 percent sure that’s the case in your kitchens. Science! So, while I love a smart organizer that helps me make the most of my space, what I really love is a smart organizer that makes MORE space.
Apr 30, 2019
An Exclusive Sneak Peek on the Very Best, Most Magical, Super Amazing New Instant Pot
We have been waiting to share this news with you guys for weeks (ever since Kitchn got an exclusive, behind-closed-doors meeting during the Home + Housewares show last month). And now, our friends over at Instant Pot have given us (and ONLY us!) the green light to share. Here. Goes. By summer, Instant Pot will release its newest model: the MEGA. And it has six new features that will totally change how you use the small appliance.
Apr 30, 2019
Anthropologie’s New Summer Collection Just Launched – Here Are Our Favorite Luxe-Looking Under-$50 Picks
Do you feel like your true calling is to wear a caftan and sip cocktails all summer long? Is your dream job driving around southern California or Palm Beach in a convertible, while wearing giant vintage sunglasses? If so, you probably already know to shop Anthropologie to stock your space and closet. But even if you’re familiar with their boho-chic vibes, we expect you’ll still be wowed by their summer home collection.
Apr 30, 2019
We Found the Ultimate Millennial Storage Containers (& They’re Super Cute)
At first glance, these glass storage jars from Urban Outfitters may remind you of your grandmother’s pantry — meticulously organized with everything clearly labeled. One key difference? We doubt she keeps matcha and quinoa on hand. Instead of sticking to the basics like flour, sugar and salt, UO has put a very 2019 spin on the traditional storage jar. Choose from the small (matcha or nuts), medium (rice or quinoa), or large size jars (caffeine or noodles).
Apr 30, 2019
This Fridge Looks Just Like a Mini SMEG (and It’s on Sale at Costco!)
If you’re anything like us, you’ve audibly swooned at the sight of Molly Yeh’s baby-blue Smeg fridge whenever it makes a cameo on her Food Network show, Girl Meets Farm (or her Instagram). There’s just one problem when it comes to getting the look for your own kitchen: A full-size Smeg can run upwards of $2,000. We have a solution for you, and it starts and ends with one of our favorite stores: Costco.
Apr 30, 2019
Ask Kitchn: What Are the Best Food Storage Containers for the Freezer?
Welcome to “Ask Kitchn,” where our editors put their heads together and answer reader questions. While we can’t answer every email, we thought it would be fun to let you into our team chat a couple of times a month. Want to ask us something? Email ask@thekitchn.com. Hello, Kitchn Editors – I read your emails every day. I see lots of suggestions for food storage, glass vs. plastic. But which ones are best to put in the freezer?
Apr 30, 2019
Score Carla Hall’s Ingenious Small-Space Storage Solution for as Little as $52
If you read about our recent visit with Carla Hall and found yourself drooling over her super-organized New York City kitchen, you weren’t alone. Perhaps the most impressive feature, though, was the towering eight-tier cookware stand that she uses to display her collection of pots and pans (the second image as you scroll). It’s a colorful array of enameled Dutch ovens, copper pots, and cast iron frying pans, some nested and others stacked.
Apr 30, 2019
Fact: You’ve Been Pronouncing IKEA All Wrong
It is not eye-KEY-uh.
Apr 30, 2019
You Can Turn Into a Giant, Cozy Burrito with This Blanket
I think it was the famous father, donut lover, and American prophet Homer Simpson who said, “Mmm, I’m a toasty cinnamon bun,” while wrapped up in his bedsheets one morning. While that does sound delicious, when you do wrap yourself up in sheets like Homer did, you’re really more of a human burrito, right? That’s why I’m sure Homer would be the first in line (or online?) to buy the latest food-based item going viral: a literal burrito blanket.
Apr 30, 2019
The Special Section in IKEA for Bargain-Hunting Opportunists
There’s no shortage of good deals to be had at IKEA, from the plant department to the annual kitchen sale. In fact, some of the best buys cost less than $15. But what if we told you that there were even better deals to be had if you dared to venture into the store’s As-Is section? What’s that you say? You already knew that? Here’s something you might not know: A little strategy can help you find better merchandise and save you even more money.
Apr 30, 2019
Here’s How a Magnet Damaged My $2,000 Fridge
Stainless steel appliances sometimes look like big tin cans in your kitchen. Black stainless steel, on the other hand, is an understated alternative to the traditional glaring silver metal, and a big trend in kitchens these days. It also doesn’t show smudges and fingerprints as readily. I loved everything about them, until I owned one myself.
Apr 30, 2019
Maxwell House Is Making a Mrs. Maisel Haggadah
As a certified coffee snob™ of the highest order (I live in Seattle, after all), I am embarrassed to admit I have recently ordered huge quantities of Maxwell House coffee (“Coffee”?) to my house. And I have a promoted tweet to blame for it. Yes, that’s right, the tweet informed me that I could order a Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Passover Haggadah — based off the Amazon Prime Original television show. Never has a marketing ploy been better targeted.
Apr 30, 2019
Your Grout Makes Your Kitchen Look Dirtier than It Is. Here are the Best Cheap Finds to Fix It.
Here are the best (CHEAP) finds to fix it.
Apr 30, 2019
Costco’s 3 Best Deals for the Month Will Help You Update Your Kitchen
Lots of people save their Costco runs for bulk groceries (hello, sweet 6.6-pound bucket of Nutella), or the occasional on-sale Vitamix, but most of the time all the other kitchen stuff gets overlooked. Which is a shame considering how many absolute gems the store has in stock. When Costco announced their monthly online-only sales for February, we got super excited about three deals in particular that will give your kitchen a makeover without a complete demo.
Apr 26, 2019
Alert: Wayfair’s Semi-Annual Kitchen Sale Is Here and We’re SO Excited
We rounded up our favorites from Wayfair's huge semi-annual kitchen sale.
Apr 25, 2019
Your Inner Child Wants You to Take Advantage of Amazon’s One-Day Sale on Easter Candy
Easter is two weeks away. Aside from its religious significance, it’s also a pretty significant food holiday. Easter brunch, new Peeps flavors, and the wide variety of beautiful, braided breads from around the world are all reasons to celebrate. But there’s another connection to Easter and food we should talk about: It’s our last dedicated candy holiday until next Halloween.
Apr 8, 2019
The Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers, According to the Best Experts
If you are a seasonal iced coffee drinker, we’re betting you’re pretty excited by these sunnier (and slightly warmer) days. It’s just about time to ditch our hot coffees in favor of colder, less acidic, smoother stuff. With that in mind, we figured it might be helpful to take a look at the best cold brew coffee makers for those of you who want to make your own concentrate at home. Where to start?
Apr 5, 2019
Spring Black Friday Is Apparently a Thing  – & It’s Happening at Home Depot Right Now
Black Friday was months ago, but it sure feels like discount season is making a comeback. More and more retailers are coming up with huge spring sales to celebrate the end of winter and the start of spring home refreshes, and we’re definitely not mad about it. Starting today, Home Depot is bringing back their Spring Black Friday deals, an online-only sale that will go on through April 14. Expect discounts across a range of categories, including furniture, appliances, and decor.
Apr 4, 2019
6 Under-$25 Finds from Anthropologie’s Sale Section We Couldn’t Keep to Ourselves
It’s the season of spring cleaning and taking stock of your home, which also means it’s the time of year when you might want to go shopping and refresh your space with new, colorful goods. Luckily, making small changes doesn’t have to break the bank, especially when it comes to your kitchen. To give you some budget-friendly inspiration, we explored Anthropologie’s sale section (currently an additional 25% off everything!
Mar 27, 2019
Lulu & Georgia Is Having a Major Sale — Snag Our Favorite Tabletop Finds Before They’re Gone
Lulu & Georgia isn’t a small name when it comes to home decor, but it might not be the first place you think to check when browsing for kitchen goods and furniture. But that would be your loss — the decor site carries a curated variety of tabletop pieces that feel both modern and boho, making them easy to style.
Mar 19, 2019
I’ve Tested Nearly Every Blender on the Market. Here Are My Favorites.
Every kitchen — no matter its size — needs a blender. A blender can purée a soup, grind nuts, or whip up a salsa. Or, more likely these days, churn out a smoothie for breakfast or an after-school snack. The only problem with shopping for a blender? It’s so darn complicated. Boxes tout 900-watt motors and a certain amount of horsepower, or the number of revolutions per minute. What’s good? What’s not good? And what doesn’t matter at all?
Feb 1, 2019
Why You Should Throw Out Your Oven Thermometer
The cake that sunk in the middle or cracked on the top. The roast that came out too rare or dry as a bone. I feel your pain. So, what do you do? Chances are, you run out and buy an oven thermometer the first chance you get. Then, you determine that the actual temperature doesn’t match the one you’ve selected. Next step? You adjust future recipes by upping or lowering the temp setting because you now know that your oven runs hot or cold. Common sense, right? Not so fast.
Jan 28, 2019
11 of the Most Useful Gadgets You Didn’t Even Realize You Needed
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You might not have even known that some of these existed!
Jan 8, 2019
Love Your Air Fryer? Here Are 5 Inexpensive Accessories You Definitely Need Next.
Already totally head over heels with your air fryer? Turns out, it’s possible to love it even more — if you have a few small tools on hand. You may have some of these things in your kitchen already, but if you don’t, they won’t set you back much and they’ll give you a big return for your money. Get them and you’ll find it much easier to use your air fryer. Promise.
Jan 2, 2019
An Unexpected Use for Your Toaster Oven, According to Eric Ripert
When Eric Ripert, the chef mastermind behind three-Michelin-star seafood restaurant Le Bernardin (and close friend of Anthony Bourdain), tells you how to cook something, it would be best to listen to him. His latest recommendation is probably not one you’re expecting, though. It doesn’t involve any fancy, expensive machinery that you’d only find in a professional kitchen. In fact, all you need is a toaster oven.
Dec 12, 2018
6 Things You Didn’t Realize About IKEA Kitchen Cabinets
You probably have already realized that IKEA cabinets are affordable — they’re consistently lauded as some of the best out there for the price — but there’s a lot more to keep in mind if you’re considering them for your own kitchen. Most of the following features qualify as plusses, but as with most fixtures with lower-than-usual price tags, there are certain sacrifices you’ll have to make if you decide to install them. Read on for everything you need to know.
Dec 10, 2018
25 Awesome White Elephant Gift Ideas for $25 or Less
Whether your group is wacky, competitive, or overly serious, we've got some suggestions.
Nov 30, 2018
This $20 Reese’s Advent Calendar Is a Holiday Miracle
Earlier this morning, the hosts of a cable news channel morning show struggled to open the tiny doors on their wine-bottle advent calendar and they fumbled with the packaging until the commercial break. That made me think that maybe I’ll skip the calendar, buy a couple bottles of wine, and pretend that I’m capable of rationing them for 24 days.
Nov 9, 2018
5 Gifts Under $25 for Anyone Obsessed with Their Instant Pot
There are people who love their Instant Pot, and then there are people who still don't have one. Those are basically the only two camps.
Nov 9, 2018
This Soon-to-Be-Released Instant Pot Will Make Your Life Even Easier
Between a new blender, a slow cooker, and a collaboration with the Pioneer Woman, the folks at Instant Pot sure have been busy. And they have another new product coming out soon (hopefully in time for holiday gifting!): As of today, the Instant Pot Smart WiFi is now available for preorder on Amazon. Preorder: 6-Quart Instant Pot Smart WiFi, $150 As its name implies, The Smart WiFi Instant Pot is equipped with WiFi and can be controlled with your iOS or Android device.
Nov 2, 2018
Yes! New Food Emojis Now Available with New iPhone Update.
Even if you’re not sure that a picture is worth 1000 words, an emoji always saves you at least a little typing — that’s why billions of emojis crisscross the ether every day. The most delicious ones — pizza, coffee, cherries, hamburger — are also the most popular. But with the addition of six (really seven, more on that in a minute) new food emoji among 158 new emojis total, including the controversial bagel, all our messages just got a little bit tastier.
Nov 1, 2018
The $20 Pro Chef Tool Every Cook Should Own
Restaurant kitchens and home kitchens are both designed for the work of putting food on a plate — but resemblances end there. Restaurant kitchens bristle with the industrial and the oversized: bowls you could bathe a toddler in, medieval vats of hot oil, flat-top griddles with the square footage of a very nice Manhattan kitchen.
Oct 28, 2018
What You Can Learn from One-Star Amazon Reviews for the Instant Pot
The Instant Pot DUO — the model that sells like hotcakes on Amazon Prime Day every year — has 28,075 five-star reviews. I haven’t left my own rating, but if I did, I probably would also give it five stars. I use my machine to make hard-boiled eggs once a week and, lots of other times, to cook ribs, chicken broth, and more in a fraction of the stovetop cooking time.
Oct 15, 2018
We Had No Idea This Everyday Kitchen Tool Was a Legit Design Icon
If you’ve been to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan, you’ve probably marveled at its permanent collection, which includes some of the most iconic and immediately recognizable works, ever — there’s the melting clocks of Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory, the soft-focus pastels of Claude Monet’s massive Water Lilies triptych, and everyone’s go-to poster from their freshman year, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night.
Sep 25, 2018
There’s No Way This Slow Cooker Full English Breakfast Is an Improvement
During everyone’s most-and-least favorite holiday movie, Love, Actually, Prime Minister Hugh Grant lists all of the reasons why he thinks Great Britain deserves that first part of its name: “We may be a small country, but we’re a great one, too,” he said. “The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham’s right foot. David Beckham’s left foot, come to that.
Sep 21, 2018
VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper from Chef’n
I’ve talked about this little chopper before, but I wanted to return to it as it has a relatively new and improved design. I really love this chopper. It doesn’t need any electricity, and pulling the cord to make the blades go is actually rather fun. It is wonderful for chopping nuts and herbs and making pesto, sauces, and salsa. It doesn’t mash vegetables to pulp the way higher powered food processors do. I really do use this more frequently than any other food processor.
Sep 16, 2018
This Company Wants You to Take a Roast Beef-Scented Bath
There are few greater joys after a long, stressful day than getting home, queueing up a bit of relaxing music, lighting a few candles, and settling in to a freshly drawn, piping-hot bath. Most people choose citrus, floral, or woodsy scents when they use bath bombs or salts, but one company thinks we should try a new type of scent: roast beef.
Sep 13, 2018
What’s the Deal with Copper Nonstick Pans?
You’ve probably seen copper nonstick cookware on late-night infomercials and thought it looks too good to be true! On TV, food glides out and even burnt-on cheese doesn’t stick. You’re led to believe there’s absolutely nothing like it. So what’s the deal? It’s a well-established fact that copper is the best conductor of heat. However, copper cookware, while amazingly beautiful, is prohibitively expensive for most home cooks.
Aug 28, 2018
Urban Outfitters Has a Great Deal on Our Favorite French Glassware
If you ask us, the best water glass also doubles as a wine glass (and maybe even as a cup for espresso) which explains why we love these French Duralex glasses so darn much. Most people know them as the “original French tumbler,” but The Independent went so far as calling them “the ultimate drinking vessel created by man.” No matter how you put it, one thing’s for sure: People are obsessed with these things. And honestly, what’s not to love?
Aug 16, 2018
The One Kind of Pan Jacques Pépin Swears By
A quick YouTube search of Jacques Pépin, French culinary master, making eggs will reveal a very noticeable pattern.
Aug 15, 2018
You May Be Using Your Slow Cooker Latches Incorrectly!
Transporting a slow cooker can be a pain — they’re heavy, unwieldy, hot, and prone to spills. But if you’ve made a meal for a potluck or a dip for a tailgate, it’s often easiest (and healthiest, from a food-safety standpoint) to keep the food in the slow cooker instead of transferring it to another container. Slow cooker manufacturers heard consumers, and a few years ago started introducing latches onto their appliances to keep the lids on tight. Yay!
Jul 26, 2018
6 Places for Finding Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
If you’ve shopped for kitchen cabinets lately, you, like me, may have wondered how to become independently wealthy. So far, I’ve managed to avoid ever having to buy cabinets, but as I come closer to jumping off the high dive into a full reno of our kitchen How much are we talking? Don’t be surprised if it’s tens of thousands of dollars. A midrange major kitchen remodel runs more than $63,000, says Remodeling’s 2018 Cost vs. Value report.
Jul 20, 2018
The Surprising Ways You Are and Aren’t Ruining Your Knives
Does this scene sound familiar? Your Amazon Prime package comes and somebody at your house grabs a knife to start hacking away at the packaging. These packages come more often than our UPS driver would like, and if I don’t beat my husband to it, that’s him with our good chef’s knife. It’s been one of our longest-running debates; every time he saws through the packing tape I cringe and tell him he’s ruining our knives.
Jul 19, 2018