Flooring-filter: Talk to me about linoleum in general, and Marmoleum brand linoleum in particular. Is it nice? Is it DIY-able? What should I know before choosing it for our kitchen? [more inside]
What did I botch when reconnecting the pipes under my kitchen sink, causing them to start leaking? Picture included below, with the leak indicated. [more inside]
DIY Seltzer: We love seltzer/sparkling water at my house. We buy lots of it from the store. This seems wasteful. I've seen other questions asking about CO2 etc, but I'm interested in knowing what your experience has been with certain vendors/equipment. [more inside]
Two left feet and some bright kitchen gift ideas.... [more inside]
Where can I get a safety cover for the garbage disposal (i.e., whirling propeller that might chop off my fingers)?
Safety cover for the garbage disposal (i.e., whirling propeller that might chop off my fingers). [more inside]
Electric-start gas oven unable to reach over 250 F (121 C) degrees--any way to fix or time to replace? [more inside]
What perforated kitchen implement is used for soaking leaves, etc.? [more inside]
I am looking for a kitchen mascot: a cast iron pig with a cute face. Help me find one to purchase. This one would be perfect.
I can't repair our icemaker because nothing seems to be wrong with it, with the glaring exception that it does not make any ice. [more inside]
Corningware broke inside hot oven. Oil/grease caked on everywhere. No self-cleaning mechanism. No oven hood. No idea what to do. Help! [more inside]
Are there any decent online restaurant supply stores? [more inside]
I'm thinking about selling (or renting) my condo. My kitchen and bathrooms are out of date with formica counter tops, old looking appliances and ugly flooring. I know that other condos in my complex that are on the market have been updated with more contemporary looks, but they also look like they've been on the market for a while. What would cause the place to sell faster? Spending the money to update it or reducing the asking price by whatever amount I'd put into a remodel?
Where can I buy glass bottles with corks? Prefer to buy in person, Twin Cities area. [more inside]
Where can I buy a lot of jam jars in London, for cheap? [more inside]
How do I safely clean a very stinky glass dish with plastic Tupperware-style lid that sat out on the counter for days after holding smoked mackerel? [more inside]
How can I take care that when I'm reheating glass jars of frozen sauce (or any food) on the stove, they won't shatter? [more inside]
As I've become more and more interested in cooking my satisfaction with my electric inductive cooktop has gone proportionately down. I scored an awesome deal on a used gas cooktop on Craigslist and now I need to hook it up. I'm fairly handy, if not very experienced, but my brother-in-law will be helping and he's very competent. Please, no advice to hire a professional. I've researched the safety aspect of this and I'm confident that we can handle this safely. [more inside]
Clogged kitchen sink, what can I try next? [more inside]
My cast-iron Dutch oven is hopelessly gunky. What's the best way to clean it? [more inside]
What is this sticky residue on my tea kettle? [more inside]
I have a 1950s KitchenAid mixer (model-3A), and the motor's dead. It's a great mixer. Is it worth it to get it fixed? How would I do that?
Chef's Choice electric knife sharpener? What model do you have, and do you recommend it?
Planning our wedding registry. What's your most favorite kitchen /cooking item? Do have a utensil, tool, pot or pan that you LOVE to use and couldn't imagine cooking without? [more inside]
What are your favourite kitchen and pantry management tricks to avoid the waste of food and money? [more inside]
What are the dangers and benefits of non stick cookware (teflon/generic teflon type)? It's obviously healthier to cook without using lots of oil, but I've heard rumors of health problems such as cancer being linked to long term use of non stick pans. [more inside]
Is it worth the trouble to vent our range hood outside? [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas for a kitchen organization solution. [more inside]
We moved to a new shack in September. I say "shack," because the house had been neglected for 20+ years, it had no floor (!), a moldy bathroom, and a kitchen that had been constructed by an unskilled amateur cabinetmaker. So, a new kitchen was in order, and I arrogated to myself the role of kitchen architect. Mostly good choices were made, but I made a big mistake in measuring space for a downdraft ventilator for our cooktop, making it difficult to install a downdraft ventilator without using bulky ductwork on a highly visible side of our house. [more inside]
how can i get better at washing dishes by hand? i am inefficient (it takes me lots of time, energy and water). my results are not always sparkling (some of the stuff i wash ends up kinda greasy). i am clumsy too (i feel like i break a wine glass every few sessions). also, i am rarely motivated to wash (in part because i'm objectively bad), so i also need some kind of kick in the pants in that regard too. [more inside]
What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend (or even find one) a kitchen inventory application? My wife wants to keep a basic inventory of the stuff that's in the pantry and fridge. [more inside]
I want to sell baked goods via the Internet. Do I have to prepare them in a commercial kitchen, or can I make them at home?
Proper care for a butcher block? [more inside]
I'm prepared to design it myself, but I'm interested in a spectacularly type-set/laid out kitchen poster that has common conversions and equivalents on it (Cup/Gallon, that sort of thing). Anyone seen something heart stopping?
I'm looking to spend a good amount of money on a chef's knife in the near future, and haven't found a good discussion of the difference between an 8" and 10" knife. What are the salient differences? [more inside]
What should I do with five pounds of failed peanut brittle? [more inside]
What are some puzzling kitchen gadgets to mystify my mother-in-law with? [more inside]
HandymanFilter: Due to leaking water, a part of the particle board wall of a cabinet in my kitchen has crumbled and the hinge on the cabinet door has been separated from the cabinet wall, as seen in this photograph. [more inside]
I'm in the market for some better cooking tools. What kitchenware would you swear by? What should no good kitchen be without? [more inside]
I am treating myself to a stand mixer for Christmas. Do I go with the trusty Kenwood Chef or should I consider one of those KitchenAide jobs that seem to be so popular right now? Or is there another brand entirely that I should look at? [more inside]
Help me pick out a great spatula. [more inside]
I have a bunch of dull knives, chisels, etc. I think I'm looking for a bench grinder. Used? New? How do I use it when I've got it? [more inside]
Please suggest products that I should and should not use to clean different parts of the kitchen, such as a laminate counter top, stainless steel sink, or metal stove top. I am particularly interested in products that won't generate fumes that will send me out of the kitchen. [more inside]
Is there a site out there that has simple, easy to read diagrams on hot to cut different vegetables properly?
Should I be getting a break on my rent because my kitchen pipes are clogged? [more inside]
Please help me find the elegant stainless equivalent of this electronics part-grabber. The food service versions are usually called "pickle grabbers" or "olive servers" or something like that. [more inside]
I am considering knocking down the wall between my kitchen and my dining room. Multiple questions inside. [more inside]
My roommate brought some bugs along with her when she moved in. How do we get rid of them and protect the food? [more inside]
I am transitioning to a Calphalon stainless cooking set, but everything is sticking to the pans, despite much olive oil. What are some tricks from moving from teflon/non-stick to stainless steel on a gas range?