I'd like to make some kitchen tools, but I have no idea how to get started. [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on Feb 4, 2012 -
After months of rambling on the wonders of waffles to my UK housemates, I was gifted the best present ever...a waffle maker
! I am desperate to make this thing work. Need electrical advice. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 12, 2012 -
Let's say you're starting from scratch and outfitting a minimalist kitchen. What do you buy? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu
on Dec 4, 2011 -
We are in the US - Help me figure out what to do with our kitchen appliances from Australia. [more inside]
posted by inquisitrix
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Help restore harmony to our home. Do we need a food processor? Do we want a food processor? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by kestralwing
on Nov 27, 2011 -
looking for a great Kitchen dish cloth: anyone have something they really like? Mostly for wiping up....
posted by dougiedd
on Nov 26, 2011 -
Can anyone share the manual and/or tips for the Chef'sChoice Professional Sharpening Station 130? [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin
on Nov 25, 2011 -
I have a kitchen wall cabinet to install. I can't do any heavy lifting due to a back injury. Is this an insane way to install a kitchen wall cabinet? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Nov 17, 2011 -
I have an older cat who has become a total bastard when it comes to the kitchen. He is constantly on the counter. I run him off and when I leave the kitchen he is back up on the counter almost immediately. He'll eat meat cooking in a frickin' frying pan. Any solutions other than constantly squirting him with water or putting him in a crate while cooking? Closing off the kitchen is not an option.
posted by zzazazz
on Nov 1, 2011 -
Speaking of cast-iron skillets, I have two, and they worked brilliantly on a gas stove. But now that I have a flat-topped glass stove, they work less well because they're not perfectly flat. One is a bit convexly rounded
on the outside, so some of it gets hotter than the rest; the other is concave
on the outer bottom and sort of mounded on the inner bottom, so that oil pools around the edges, around the mound, if you can picture that. Both pans work great for baking stuff like cornbread, but not so good for steaks or such. So I've got two pans I love but now understand why I could buy them cheap at thrift shops.
Question: Is there any way to make the bottoms of these pans perfectly flat again so they'll cook well?
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Oct 20, 2011 -
Is there any reason I couldn't use this
as a kitchen torch? I just got a sous vide setup and need a kitchen torch. From my research, it seems like that one would work. Am I missing anything?
posted by long haired child
on Oct 12, 2011 -
People who live with others but cook for yourself: What do you cook? How do you cook it? Requesting recipes and tips, please. [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Oct 1, 2011 -
What kitchen tools are necessary for a home cook in a western country looking to try their hand at creating dishes traditionally found in east and southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by nathaole
on Sep 29, 2011 -
My last day of pastry school, yay! I'm applying for jobs in NYC and several people have asked me to come in and "trail" for an hour or a day. What exactly does that mean/entail? [more inside]
posted by firei
on Sep 28, 2011 -
I'm considering renting a small apartment with a super-tiny kitchen. So tiny that it doesn't have an oven! Would a convection/microwave oven suit my needs? Also, do you have experience with induction cooktops? [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Sep 26, 2011 -
PLEASE tell me where to buy and how to get installed decent laminate (or other relatively inexpensive) countertops in Seattle. Home Depot has robbed us several times over in the kitchen remodel we're doing, and I can't deal with them any longer. I need another place to purchase countertops, and an installer (bonus if they're the same). I also would like to have this done in the next week or two, as I'm due to deliver a baby in three weeks. Of course, HD said this would all be done weeks ago, and it's not. Cabinets are being installed today and tomorrow.
posted by ascheele
on Sep 19, 2011 -
I've had this dish towel holder thingy stuck to my washing machine since forever. You slide the towel down into little slots and it holds them by pinching. It's plastic, has no moving parts, and it attached to the washing machine (or anything else) with some adhesive pads on the back. Are these available somewhere? Pic 1 Pic 2
posted by SampleSize
on Sep 13, 2011 -
Looking for a recipe for fresh-pack turnip pickles designed for hot water processing. [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Is there anything I can do to restore my beautiful, pristine Sabatier carbon steel knife to its original condition? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Sep 2, 2011 -
What do you know about countertop dishwashers?
What should *I* know about them before purchasing one?
Where can I find a selection (or heck, even 1) in stock at a brick'n'mortar here in Los Angeles?
and, barring a local retailer, Which countertop dishwasher should I buy online? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Aug 19, 2011 -
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Aug 17, 2011 -
I have way too little storage space in my kitchen, and am looking to get something like this
. Are there any better options available to me for around $100-$200? What kind of standalone shelving do you use in your home?
posted by Stephanie Duy
on Aug 15, 2011 -
My new roommate assured me during our initial interview of each other that she was very clean and that, in particular, she was committed to keeping communal spaces very neat and tidy. Fast forward a few months, and somehow I think I missed something. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain
on Aug 10, 2011 -
What are the ideal cupboard conditions in which to hygienically store cups? [more inside]
posted by troll
on Jul 7, 2011 -
I want to mount narrow shelves at the back of my kitchen counters, along the top of the backsplash. I have not been able to find anything suitable to match the dark decor.
I have black laminate counters with dark cherry-finish wood cabinets. All the hardware in our house is oil-rubbed bronze. See PHOTOS. [more inside]
posted by valannc
on Jun 29, 2011 -
I'm looking for an extremely durable kitchen timer, suitable for restaurant use. I haven't been able to find one with all the features I need.
it needs to be affixed to a metal wall, removable but difficult to drop, with a large display that shows minutes and seconds. it also has to be really, really loud. All suggestions are helpful and welcome!
posted by billybunny
on Jun 7, 2011 -
I have about three gallons of truly excellent homemade tomato sauce. What can I do with it if I don't eat pasta?
posted by honeydew
on Jun 5, 2011 -
How does my dish drying rack get so dirty so quickly? It seems that within 2-3 days, it's covered with some kind of slime or other debris. The only things I put in it are (clean) dishes so I'm not sure how it happens. [more inside]
posted by leedly
on May 12, 2011 -
I'm going to make broccoli risotto tonight, and I want to make chicken thighs in a way that will complement. Bring on the ideas. [more inside]
posted by nosila
on May 2, 2011 -