Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Potholders!

We know, we know — this is a totally boring and very mother-like reminder. But while our dishtowels regularly go through the wash and our apron makes it there sooner or later, how often do we really remember to wash our potholders and oven mitts?


Electric Kettles: Should You Buy One? — Tips from The Kitchn

There seem to be two camps when it comes to electric kettles: those who can't live without them and those who don't really see the point. The question is, do you need one in your kitchen?


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a KitchenAid (or Any Stand Mixer) — Tips from The Kitchn

Do you have a stand mixer? If you don't, it is probably on your standing wish list. Many people buy stand mixers this time of year (it is Christmas, after all!) so here are a few tips and questions for those of you picking out a stand mixer. Whether you're buying the ubiquitous KitchenAid or another brand of stand mixer, run through these questions and tips as you go about your mixer shopping.


This Huge, Gorgeous Dutch Oven Is Only $86 Today — Amazon Kitchen Deal of the Day

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It's been a while since I was in the mode of looking for a new Dutch oven (there are only so many that one can stash in one's cupboards!) but this creamy white model from Lodge is making me feel a little lustful. So big! So lovely! Oval and luxe — and so affordable!


Use Your Dutch Oven: 20 Recipes to Make Right Now — Recipes from The Kitchn

A Dutch oven is a beautiful thing. Its heavy weight means food cooks evenly, whether on the stovetop or in the oven. It's perfect for soups such as lemon potato chowder, stews such as white bean and chicken sausage, or no-knead bread. While a Dutch oven technically doesn't have to be enameled steel, most are these days, meaning it can bring a welcome pop of color to a sea of stainless steel.


The Kitchn’s Guide to Carbon Steel Pans & Knives — Tool Tips from The Kitchn

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Carbon steel cookware has certainly taken off since I first raved about my de Buyer carbon steel pan four years ago, and it's a good thing. I can honestly say that my pan is still going strong today and it is by far the one I reach for the most.

Curious about carbon steel, how it differs from cast iron, and how hard it is to maintain? And what about carbon steel knives? Are they worth the small amount of extra maintenance? We did some investigating and rounded up everything you need to know about carbon steel in the kitchen.


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