Is there a way to tell if my kitchen floor is real linoleum, or vinyl? [more inside]
posted by peep
on Feb 17, 2007 -
Remodel Filter: Looking for scrap granite / mica countertops for some home remodel projects - or how to go about begging for them. [more inside]
posted by jimmy0x52
on Jan 19, 2007 -
Folger loving Father spilled coffee grounds into main water chamber of Krups Dual Drip Machine (867), then proceeded to brew coffee anyway. The result was to bake all those coffee grounds onto the sides of the water chamber. How can I safely clean the water chamber? [more inside]
posted by IndigoSkye
on Jan 16, 2007 -
I burned some quince on my stovetop. The sugar from the fruit makes the stickiest black goo when burned. Do I have any chance of getting it off?
posted by gorgor_balabala
on Jan 11, 2007 -
I live in an apartment and when I cook (indian food) the whole place reeks of exotic spices. Does anyone know of an airpurifier that will filter out the offensive odor. I do not have a outside vent in my kitchen.
posted by Noodles
on Jan 6, 2007 -
I picked-up an old, cast-iron skillet which has seen better days and needs to be stripped and re-seasoned. Problem: I can't get it stripped down sufficiently. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske
on Dec 21, 2006 -
My wife once threatened me with death if I ever dared present her with housewares as gifts. "I want real
gifts" said she. Fifteen great years later, she wants good bakeware for Christmas. Good is defined as "won't ever rust" and "not that floppy silicone nonsense". So, Mefites, Hope Me! [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Dec 18, 2006 -
Domesticfilter: How do I get rid of 6 months of accumulated burned 'stuff' from a baking tray?
posted by tomw
on Dec 7, 2006 -
I'm considering purchase of a Chefs Choice meat slicer #645 or #662 for home use. Can anyone give comments about either of these models?
posted by jorlando
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Anybody know where I should start looking for a Kitchen computer? Recipies, news, music... etc. [more inside]
posted by cschneid
on Oct 29, 2006 -
My kitchen is systematically going on strike. Last week, my kitchen faucet stopped working. The sprayer thingee still works when the water is on. All other water appliances still work. Just no water from the kitchen sink.
The next day, my roommate tells me that the garbage disposal isn't running. Everything else on that circuit is running fine.
What to do? How do I fix this? Do I call an electrician, a plumber?
posted by donmayo
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I have little under-cabinet space and and am looking for a somewhat elegant solution to trash/food waste/recycling. Because of the lack of under-counter space, I need something free-standing and preferably with a small footprint. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset
on Oct 20, 2006 -
My just-out-of-warranty electric cooktop died recently, and my handyman came up with the idea that it was feasible to replace it with a gas cooktop. Today, the project was finished up, and I now have this
dandy cooktop in my kitchen.
The only problem is that I've never cooked on gas before (other than on a propane grill). [more inside]
posted by nonliteral
on Oct 6, 2006 -
Our cooktop has a downdraft vent to the outside. We live in a windy area and the flap on the vent bangs often. It's also a huge heat loss. How can I keep it closed when not in use? [more inside]
posted by TauLepton
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Asking for my mom: Help us find 2 kitchen tools that Graham Kerr uses on his Gathering Place show. They are not branded with his name. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Aug 27, 2006 -
I can't sweep the floor! This is something I thought I knew how to do-I mean, I do it at home sporadically and I used to sweep the porch and the kitchen for my clean-freak mom and she never complained. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jul 20, 2006 -
Help a college student decorate a living room/kitchen on the cheap. Theme: Martini glasses and tiki. [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Jul 6, 2006 -
A couple of days ago, I was googling around for help when it came to cooking rhubarb and cherries together. I found a recipe that looked really good that called for baking them wrapped in tortillas with butter, sugar, and I don't remember what else. Now I can't find the recipe any more. Any suggestions on how this might work? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jul 1, 2006 -
How can one tell the production history of a microwave oven? I bought a GE JES1656SJ at Best Buy today. Got it for a good price. Went home, Googled the model number. Very few hits. Nothing at epinions or consumerreview. Not sold at amazon. On the GE website itself, I found its page (with some effort). On this page it said "Sold Only at Lowe's" (the chain hardware/appliance stores). The fact that I bought this elsewhere notwithstanding, is there anyway to find out if this is an old/defective/dangerous/unpopular model? Is it unusual to produce specific models for certain outlets? The oven is still in the box pending the results of my investigation. Thanks.
posted by the sobsister
on Jun 25, 2006 -
I want to buy a wok. For the typical American (electric range) kitchen, which style is best? Flat or round bottom?
posted by 10ch
on Jun 24, 2006 -
Le Creuset or Le Chasseur? Is one a cheap imitation of the other? Or are they much of a muchness? Are either even worth the money in the first place, or would I get the same result from a cast iron dutch oven from a camping supply store?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jun 15, 2006 -
I damaged my All-Clad MC2 cookware by using Cascade powder in the dishwasher. Now the exterior surface is all dull and rough-feeling. Any idea how I can repair the damage?
posted by frenchbenj
on May 30, 2006 -
We're trying to figure out the best kitchen counter material for our new kitchen. I know there are lots of great options, but we've narrowed our needs/wants down to a few important ones and have a shortlist we can't get past too easily, so are looking for some insight. [more inside]
posted by iTristan
on Apr 30, 2006 -
What equipment and tools do I need to build an electronic calendar? [more inside]
posted by chase
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Is there any way of getting scratches out of a brushed stainless steel appliance? [more inside]
posted by janecr
on Mar 2, 2006 -
I want to cook delicious things without needing the bulging biceps necessary to move a laden skillet from oven to stove. Help! [more inside]
posted by bomboleco
on Feb 15, 2006 -
We have corian countertops in our kitchen. The sink, which I think is made of enamel, seems as if it's part of the countertop. I hate the sink. Does replacing the sink mean replacing the whole countertop?
posted by dpx.mfx
on Feb 10, 2006 -
Is my (month-old, Christmas gift from my mom) Le Creuset dutch oven still usable? [more inside]
posted by stefnet
on Jan 29, 2006 -
I got a kitchen blowtorch as a christmas present. Yay for culinary pyromania! Apart from creme brulée, what else could I burn?
posted by wilful
on Jan 10, 2006 -