We're remodeling our kitchen, yay. But... [more inside]
Sink air vent invites buggaboos? [more inside]
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.
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?
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?
My cat is trapped and crying; how worried should I be? [more inside]
Should I install this microwave/hood combo in my kitchen? If so, how can I position it? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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. Help!
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
Looking for a recipe for fresh-pack turnip pickles designed for hot water processing. [more inside]
Looking to rent a commercial kitchen in NYC. [more inside]
We're remodeling the kitchen and, although I'm in IT, I don't know what to do with the audio. [more inside]
Is there anything I can do to restore my beautiful, pristine Sabatier carbon steel knife to its original condition? [more inside]
Please recommend a kitchen compost bucket... [more inside]
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]
kitchen nightmares - UK and US version. why is there such a huge difference in quality? [more inside]
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
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?
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]
An open shelf kitchen. Will it give my resale value the kiss of death? [more inside]
What are the ideal cupboard conditions in which to hygienically store cups? [more inside]
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]
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!
I have about three gallons of truly excellent homemade tomato sauce. What can I do with it if I don't eat pasta?
Sometimes when I get out of bed I forget to put my slippers on.. [more inside]
Help me learn to love cooking in my tiny kitchen! [more inside]
If this isn't salt, what the hell is it? (photo inside) [more inside]
Have you used one of the Countertop Transformation products (of the two I know, Rustoleum and Modern Masters) in your kitchen, and can you share your experience? Is it worth it? Does it look nice? [more inside]
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]
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]
I want a crockpot recipe I can make overnight that tastes like Bahama Breeze's "Bahamian Seafood Chowder" [more inside]
Do you cook alone? Do you enjoy it? I don't have the budget to go out whenever I am alone so I need to learn to make being in the kitchen solo a fun thing. [more inside]
About to purchase my first coop apartment in NYC, and it's desperately in need of a new kitchen, among other things. Mr. Narrative and I would like to go and look at kitchen cabinets and counter-tops and tile and such in person, preferably in a nice-ish store. Where should we go? [more inside]
Best hand operated can opener ever! Recommendations? [more inside]
I am looking for an app (android preferably, but iPad/iPhone ok) to help me keep my kitchen inventory... But with a special detail. [more inside]
MythFilter: I get these chain emails every once in a while about how dangerous it is to heat water in the microwave. I can't seem to get a straight answer from anybody! Is microwaving water really that dangerous? [more inside]
What are some awesomely useful appendices, charts, and references that I can add to my home-grown cookbook? [more inside]
Is rain ruining the appliances I'm supposed to Freecycle? [more inside]
Putting in a kitchen backsplash and want your opinion. Doing a stainless steel backsplash behind stainless steel oven/range and white subway tile the rest of the kitchen. Grout is a grey which will work for the SS tile and also for the white subway tile. However, the white subway is 3x6" and the SS tile is sold as 1x2" but isn't really quite 1x2. Our handyguy says it will look bad to have the groutlines not even with each other due to height difference of tiles (SS vs white) but the guy at the upscale tilestore says not an issue. We aren't sure if it will or not. [more inside]
What makes lemon bars tart? [more inside]
We'd like to buy my mom some really good kitchen knives for her birthday. However, we don't really feel like paying $55 for a 4.5 inch knife. [more inside]
I have a 20 year-old house with decent-quality stained oak cabinets (built by a cabinet builder on-site during the house's construction). I love the layout of my kitchen and the cabinets are very functional, but the finish is looking a little worn and chipped these days. How can I refinish these cabinets? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I have a cooking puzzle for you: we rather wildly underestimated the price of our groceries when we went shopping this evening, and as a result we decided to try to raid the current contents of our pantry to accommodate two weeks of meals rather than just one. Well, it turns out we have way more stuff than we thought, but we have no idea how to put it all together. Assuming that we can buy $10 or so more groceries if we need to make recipes work, can you tell us how to make the enclosed list of ingredients into 5-7 tasty vegan dinners that are more interesting than just five nights of beans and rice? We know we've got lots of food, we're just not very good at improvising. [more inside]
What would be the best way to cook unshucked, frozen corn? It's been in the deep freezer since June, mostly because I'm not sure the best way to cook it now. [more inside]