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 -
I was thinking about buying a commercial range for my kitchen - a Vulcan costs half as much as a Wolf and has the same output, same safety rating, same dependability and two folks I know who use them love them. However, many of the sellers will only sell to a commercial entity - not just for tax purposes, although I could understand that, but because they tell me my insurance company won't allow it, that I'll need fireproof floors, and industrial venting etc. [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Our kitchen has smelled like pleasantly spiced cooked sausage since last Saturday afternoon. But we didn't cook sausage that day. In fact, we haven't cooked sausage since we moved into this new townhouse 2 months ago. [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Nov 16, 2005 -
I need to step up my capability to cook for myself. To motivate myself I want to get new pots and pans, but only the essentials. I'm guessing that I probably need two pots and two sautee pans. Oh, and probably a decent chef's knife. Anything else? Any recommended brands I should look for? Practicality and affordability are key.
posted by patgas
on Nov 10, 2005 -
We are designing a semi-modern, semi-classic kitchen remodel in our 1922 Craftsman / Mission Revival bungalow. I am very much opposed to using cans in the ceiling for light, although I realize I may be in the wrong; my wife insists that they are necessary, even though there is a bright multi-light unit from Rejuvenation Hardware over the dining nook and various period-accurate pendants for spot lights on the counters and some under-cabinet over-counter lighting. [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Nov 4, 2005 -
Budget kitchen remodel advice for someone at that "too clueless even to know what I don't know" stage. [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Sep 27, 2005 -
Kitchen knives. One more time
. How do knives distinguish themselves as they increase in price? Specifically, how does the recent offering from Calphalon compare? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s
on Sep 23, 2005 -
I have a 1940s/50s-era Cookmaster stove and oven. Four burners, white, with stove and warming compartment. It's in great shape, with one problem: whenever I light the pilot light to turn on the oven, a few seconds later there's a "WHOOOMP!" sound - surely some gas build-up lighting - and then the oven is on, and it works fine. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by mark7570
on Aug 17, 2005 -
What is this
? (Closeup of the business end here
.) It's ostensibly a kitchen utensil, or at least the person I'm asking this for thinks it's a kitchen utensil.
posted by mendel
on Aug 8, 2005 -
After popping off our (hideous) ceramic floor tiles, how do I get the cement mortar down to the level of our concrete floor? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate
on Jun 28, 2005 -
Is there such a thing as a range-powered, detachable stove-top oven that can work with gas ranges? If not is it feasible to make one? [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Jun 23, 2005 -
I have a pint-sized fridge. When I moved in it was about 30% full of frost, now, with the onset of the humid season, it's about 95% full. Is there some interesting way to get rid of it, besides just shutting it off and waiting? (I don't own a hair dryer.) [more inside]
posted by crickets
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I'm thinking of building my own kitchen counter-tops from concrete. I have some how-to books and have talked to a friend who is doing it as well, but thought I'd put the question out to AskMefi. What has been your experience? Any tips or tricks? Any special materials or sealers? Thanks!
posted by jacobsee
on Apr 25, 2005 -
My kitchen sink is very
slow to drain. The pipes are clear and the garbage disposal is new. When I run the disposal, all the water/other stuff in the sink drains out without too much trouble. Is there some way to adjust the spinning element in the disposal
to make sure the drain holes inside it are fully open? [more inside]
posted by clgregor
on Apr 22, 2005 -
I'm thinking of using cold cathode lights (the type normally sold at computer stores to case modders) as under-cabinet lighting in my kitchen. [more inside]
posted by bh
on Apr 1, 2005 -
Can it be cost-effective to build your own kitchen cabinets from scratch vs. buying and installing them yourself? [more inside]
posted by jacobsee
on Mar 15, 2005 -
I'm lusting after new cutlery and am considering forgoing the knife block for a magnetic knife storage device like the Magnabar. Will the bar scratch the side of the knives? I know it is totally cosmetic but after dropping a few hundred dollars on knives, I want the cutlery to look great on the wall.
posted by KrustyKlingon
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Any recommendations for a good Juicer? Durability, efficiency, and ease of cleaning are especially desired features, but I'd like to keep the cost under $100 if possible, or in that neighborhood if not.
posted by wildblueyonder
on Mar 1, 2005 -
Which way should you store your drinking glasses in a cupboard? Should they be stored right side up so the lip isn't contaminated by the surface? Or, should they be stored up side down to prevent dust from getting into the cup?
posted by quadog
on Feb 28, 2005 -
I burned out my roommate's electric food chopper by trying cheese, so I need to get her a new one. Can you recommend a fairly priced model that won't go all stinky and smoky when I stuff it full of Wisconsin's best?
posted by Mo Nickels
on Feb 16, 2005 -
I'd like to get my wife a kitchen mixer. We really can't afford a proper kitchen aide as we'd like, so I wanted to ask the foodies here at Ask.Me. If it matters she'll be using it mainly for making cakes and cookies.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Feb 12, 2005 -
My very organic wife wants a juicer for Christmas - She likes the style
, but it seems quite expensive. Any suggestions? - Also I am in Australia, so if possible, someone who ships international and supplies a 240 volt version
posted by Dag Maggot
on Dec 15, 2004 -
KitchenGadgetFilter: after literally begging my sister for weeks to tell me something she'd like for Xmas that didn't just involve stuff for the kids, she finally mentioned last night that she saw some cool hand chopper for onions and shallots in a recent issue of Saveur. [+] [more inside]
posted by scody
on Dec 14, 2004 -
In the small kitchen, the gas range is butted up against the refrigerator. After a few years of cooking, a brown stain
mars the otherwise-white vinyl side of the refrigerator. How do I remove the brown stain?
posted by tomharpel
on Dec 13, 2004 -
CoffeeFilter: The best automatic maker, straight up -- no double-teaming, grinding or frothing -- please?
posted by thinkpiece
on Dec 7, 2004 -
Yesterday, our garbage disposal died. Then we ran the dishwasher and the food from the sink started to flow into the dishwasher. We didn't realize the extent of the problem until it started cooking during the drying cycle.
Has this ever happened to you? Is it simply time to call the plumber?
posted by Lola_G
on Dec 6, 2004 -