Please help me find the perfect water glass. Fortunately, I know exactly what it is. Unfortunately, I can't find it anywhere in the world. Maybe because the last time I saw one was in the late 1940s? [more inside]
Does anyone make 27-inch electric kitchen ranges anymore? I know about this one, but it's the only one I can find. Extra points for one that's stainless steel and under a thousand dollars.
I need ideas for vegetarian, quintessentially American fare that can be prepped in a very rudimentary kitchen. [more inside]
The flow from our (two-handled American Standard) kitchen sink faucet has recently changed slightly but annoyingly - when I turn on the water, it kind of tapers on, and similarly when I turn the water off, it tapers off, taking several seconds to completely stop flowing. This happens exactly the same for the hot and cold water taps, so I don't think there's a problem in the valves under the handles. The sprayer still works, though the switching of water to the sprayer and back when you press its handle is lagged as when you turn the water on and off. Any ideas what could be causing this problem?
My #@%(! dishwashing machine is about to die, and I'm trying to pick a new one. I have a question about dishwashers and garbage disposals. [more inside]
How does a real restaurant kitchen work? I've been watching "Hell's Kitchen" and, yes, I know it's a reality show and thus somewhat or largely fake, but having watched it, I now really don't understand how any restaurants actually produce food. Have you worked in a restaurant kitchen? How is it different? Why does my food always come out on time and nothing is raw?
My new apartment is awesome, except for the kitchen. What are some non-permanent things I can do to make it nicer? [more inside]
Rangemaster cooker hood has gone kaput. Halp! [more inside]
Help us keep our home baked bread fresh. Well, freshish. [more inside]
My apartment's kitchen countertops stain and scratch very easily. I suspect this is because they're made of the cheapest materials known to man. Is there any chemical or coating I can apply to them that will make them more stain resistant? [more inside]
Should we lay a tile border around our sink so we don't ruin our new birch countertops? If so, what do you wish you had known about tiling before undertaking your first project? [more inside]
I'm Tired of coffee in the morning. I want to try to kick coffee and embrace tea for a bunch of reasons. I currently make my coffee in a 5 cup maker (drip). Can I convert the coffee maker to a tea maker? I need one hearty mug and one travel mug to be filled for my morning routine. Help! [more inside]
Why are Chinese spoons shaped like that? [more inside]
Any other shows like the late, great Great Chefs? [more inside]
A computer for the kitchen? [more inside]
Leak in basement whenever water goes down kitchen sink drain, probably leak inside wall since under sink I cannot find any drips. Please prepare me for how bad this may be ($$$) and how to deal with plumber. Many details inside. [more inside]
Our heirloom (hah!) refrigerator is dying. I'm thinking of purchasing an Electrolux ICON Professional 16.5 cu. ft. refrigerator, with plans to buy the matching freezer later (I have an upright freezer already that will suffice for the time being). Does anyone have any experience with this product? Something similar you think might be better or might want to warn me away from? My biggest concerns are for quality of construction and reliability, but I'd love to hear any/all thoughts you might have about this appliance. Thanks!
How to deal with somewhat large holes in a wooden floor? [more inside]
What's the best small appliance substitute for a stove/oven? [more inside]
Where can I find a stand alone pantry cupboard in the Toronto Hamilton or Niagara region. [more inside]
What is the best way for someone to peel an orange, if they have short fingernails? Assume growing longer nails, or eating the orange cut into slices are not favorable options. [more inside]
The built-in oven in my rented accommodation switches off when it gets hot — an unusual design decision, you might suppose. Thing is, it's not broken as such, just awkward, so getting it replaced by the landlord is unlikely. What alternatives could I use? [more inside]
Does anybody have any real-world experience with a wall-mount iPod dock? [more inside]
What are your favorite cooking/kitchen/food-related shops in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison? [more inside]
I recently fulfilled my wife's lifelong dream of owning a KitchenAid mixer. It was a used Epicurean 475-watt beast that was in great shape. That was about a month ago. Now we have the paperweight to beat all paperweights and I need help finding a replacement. [more inside]
How can I remove an evil smell from my kitchen cupboard? [more inside]
Five holes in the countertop, four things to put in them. What should I put in the fifth? [more inside]
The singingfish household are renovating their
cockroach farm kitchen. We're going to get an induction cooker. My question is, does anyone have any experience with the no name brands of 4 plate induction cookers available on ebay? I'm going to avoid anything without a 2 year warranty, but other than that, is there anything else I should beware of?
How do you store your truffle salt to prevent your whole kitchen from smelling of it. Also, what are your favorite uses for the stuff? [more inside]
Kitchen designer in the Seattle area? [more inside]
My wife burned -- and I do mean burned -- some breastmilk she was scalding in a saucepan for long-term storage. What's the easiest way to the science experiment out of the bottom of the pan? [more inside]
How do I keep my food gluten-free when sharing a kitchen and eating space with a gluten lover? [more inside]
How do I fix the clock alarm on an old GE stove? Photo and details inside. [more inside]
Help identify what is presumably an unusual piece of cutlery. Photos inside. [more inside]
What sort of income levels do prepared-food stallholders at Farmers' Markets in the UK typically earn? [more inside]
I'd like to know the physics of why my ice cubes seem to want to kill me for disturbing their freezing. [more inside]
How can I prevent breaking my ceramic cooktop? Is there a list of dos and don'ts? [more inside]
How do you tighten the 'spin' on a corner kitchen cabinet? [more inside]
What is it that makes stand mixers worth so much more than the hand variety? [more inside]
Can anyone help us identify this substance and whether we should be concerned for our health. [more inside]
What are the best supplies for baking bread at home from scratch? [more inside]
Is it ok that the lid to my new crock pot does not seal tightly? [more inside]
What is the best way to remove the "Le Creuset" logo from this metal replacement knob I purchased to elevate the oven-safe temp of a Tramontina dutch oven?
Where can I get a kitchen clock similar to this one. Difficulty: Plug in electric not battery operated. [more inside]
We've returned from an uneventful Thanksgiving trip to the family nest to find nearly all of our baggage reeking of what can best be described as "Old Turkey." What in the world can we do to rid these bags of this awful smell? [more inside]
My housemate doesn't clean up, like ever. How can I do to make things work, or at least more bearable? [more inside]
Can you help my household kick the plastic habit? [more inside]