A while ago I asked a question about stovetop grills. We didn't get one, but now we're considering an electric grill, which is what we had before and are comfortable with. Does anyone have a good recommendation for an countertop electric grill in the $25-75 range, preferably available on Amazon Prime? Are there any reasons why a stovetop would be Objectively Better than an electric (or vice-versa)?
I just bought a 1 bedroom co-op in Brooklyn. I want to gut the kitchen. I have 30k. Is this possible? Can you recommend an architect? Share your story? [more inside]
Going through our kitchen gadget drawer, we can across what looks like nothing so much as a wand. It has a label on it that says it's from Scotland. What is this thing?
I just want to know if anybody has a tip about keeping my hand-cranked rotary egg beater clean. [more inside]
I am hosting a dinner party and one of the guests is observing passover. I need to stay away from rice, beans, corn, and bread. I am looking for some awesome dishes / dish combinations to serve so everyone is happy. Bring on your tasty dishes.
Toaster oven needed. [more inside]
New kitchen faucet is needed, and I've been warned away from the pull-down type of faucet. Do you have one of these, and would you recommend it? [more inside]
I'm about to move to a new apartment that doesn't have a kitchen counter or much cabinet space, so I need to buy a cart with cabinets and a countertop (like this). I'd like to buy it from a store in Manhattan. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I have an old kitchen with old appliances. The oven has suddenly died, and I realized I have no idea what to do about it. [more inside]
I am getting ready to do a kitchen remodel. I've been thinking about this since before we bought the house 6 years ago, and am finally ready to take the plunge. Give me your best kitchen ideas! [more inside]
I'm 6'5". It recently dawned on me that the reason I hate doing the dishes isn't due to my fundamental laziness, but because scrubbing dishes while bent over for half an hour really does a number on my back. What have you, fellow tall person, changed around your kitchen (and the rest of your home) to make it more accommodating to the vertically advantaged? [more inside]
Help us figure out how to cover up or replace this god awful kitchen floor. We just purchased a farmhouse that was renovated in the mid 50s. The mudroom and kitchen have 9" asphalt tiles that are all coming up (so not level), and on top of that, the prior owner used these rooms as a kennel for his incontinent daschund. [more inside]
Can you recommend a kitchen timer with adjustable volume, pleasant alarm sounds, multiple simultaneous timers, and multiple presets? [more inside]
The cabinets are already installed at floor level. Do we tile under the range and dishwasher or up to them? Also the dishwasher is already installed, but if we have to, we can take it out and tile under it. Opinions?
Which kitchen appliances/gadgets do you keep on the counter, and which do you store away in cupboards or a pantry? [more inside]
Friends are in the beginning process of thinking about a kitchen remodel, and are wondering if anyone has good or bad things to say about the stoves, fridges, or dishwashers from The Big Chill. [more inside]
My friends have a house-sit. The house's owners possess two of these objects. We don't recognize them. The blades are sharpened, and they were stored beneath the sink. We have some strong theories, but no real answers. The owners are Bangladeshi Americans, if that helps. [more inside]
Should I buy a Microplane? I'm hesitating because $$ (looking at this one), and a small kitchen means I try to keep gadgets strictly to a minimum. Is it worth it, and what are the things you use your Microplane for? [more inside]
I was in a kitchenware store on holidays a few weeks ago and I saw these great silicon-type glass drainers. Of course I can't remember what they were called, nor can I describe them in ways that google will like. Can anyone help? I'm Australian and I saw them in Beechworth... [more inside]
Not literally. But I'm stuck on picking a color. Special snowflake details inside. (Possible triggers for mental health issues) [more inside]
We need to get a new refrigerator. So which of the new refrigerator features are worth it? And how bad is bisque color really? [more inside]
I have 8-10 Bud Light beers in cans left over from my New Year's party. I'm not going to drink them... but can I cook with them? [more inside]
Is my fridge broken or is it just me? [more inside]
I've gutted my kitchen, and the concrete floor is uneven. Can I get away with only leveling the floor where I'll install the floating flooring, or should I really pour leveler where the cabinets will rest, too? [more inside]
I am having a New Year's Day brunch and I'd like to serve some fancy things that aren't typically homemade here in the US. [more inside]
What is this frying pan with holes in the raised center? I'd like to replace it but I can't find one on the Tubes. [more inside]
Help me reduce my dependence on
foreign oil domestic paper towels. [more inside]
We're getting a kitchen renovation. What are your best coping items? [more inside]
I have a few old glass bottles which I've cleaned, de-labeled, and given airtight cork tops. They're attractive bottles, about 750ml each with narrow tops, and I'd like a practical way to show them off ideally in the kitchen. I already used one to infuse olive oil and other to hold my dried dried beans rather than leaving them tied up in the pantry. What else can do with them?
My Mom just moved into an apartment with an electric stove, the very first electric stove she's had in seventy-one years of being alive. She's finding the learning curve a little daunting. Could you share some tips and tricks that would make the adjustment a little easier, things that you had to learn while transitioning from the gas stove to the electric stove? [more inside]
Looking for kitchen scale recommendations. [more inside]
My mother thinks I am a crazy person who will burn his house down because I don't leave the oven door slightly ajar when I use the broiler setting in my (gas) oven. Is she right? [more inside]
Any recommendations for an under-counter beverage fridge? [more inside]
What grade and variety of plywood should I buy for hidden, inside cabinet carcasses? [more inside]
How do I make sure that my refurbished cast-iron skillet has no oven cleaner residue? [more inside]
Can you tell me how to make my tile countertops and grout in the kitchen easier to clean? [more inside]
Help! I dropped a candy thermometer! Details inside! [more inside]
Dishwasher vs hand washing -- which is more efficient in this scenario? [more inside]
I rent an apartment. I like to cook. My kitchen is more-or-less (see below) unventilated. So I have grease everywhere. What can I do? [more inside]
Frost my cupcakes! Please suggest your best recipe for an excellent middle-of-the-road chocolate frosting-- not too dark, not too heavy, not too fragile, not too sugary. [more inside]
My kitchen ceiling just fell in, as a result of a month-long leak that has been building over time. About 2-3 square metres of inch-thick plaster came down at once - would certainly have caused injury if not worse had we been underneath it. The owners of the flat above have repeatedly stalled in taking any action - as far as I know they have still not called a plumber. They explicitly stated on Thursday that they were getting an emergency plumber in and hoped for Saturday morning but weren't sure. This is Tuesday and we haven't heard anything. Prior to this they were repeatedly contacted by our letting agent but claimed that they'd "been having trouble with" both their mobile and landline. Are they liable for this in any way? How do I proceed? (Further details: I'm in Scotland in the UK.)
RIT dye and a stainless steel sink - now there's a line in the sink where the dye level was. How, why, and can I get rid of it? [more inside]
Looking for ideas to get my kid involved in the kitchen -- prepping, cooking, clean-up! [more inside]
Is there a good way for my family to keep inventories of our refrigerator and freezers? [more inside]
How do I rid myself of the white mite infestation in my cupboard? I have cleaned everything multiple times and in multiple ways! [more inside]
I am remodeling my kitchen. All walls are traditional square 50s white tile with black borders from floor to ceiling. The counters will be white linoleum, the cupboards white, and the floor will be wood (brown). The stove is a white 1940's gas range. Should I buy white fridge and dishwasher, or stainless steel? I'm leaning toward white to maintain continuity with the cupboards but think stainless steel will keep the look more modern, but the entire house (a 1915 bungalow) has a strong retro vibe. Pastel appliances are out of my price range. What do you think?
I'm re-doing my kitchen, and it's almost done. Help me take care of it, to keep it looking awesome for a very long time. [more inside]
The lovely Mrs. Haddock and I were given a digital kitchen scale as a wedding gift, but we have no idea what we should be doing with it. What should we be doing with it? [more inside]
What is that white stuff inside my Ziploc Brand Container? [more inside]
If I were a chopstick connoisseur, which chopsticks would I have?