Cooking is probably my main hobby these days. And, as a late-thirties professional, I have a fully outfitted kitchen. I'm being asked for gift ideas for Christmas, and I think I'll probably limit myself to 1) whisky and 2) stuff for the kitchen. Fellow advanced home cooks with fully stocked kitchens, what's on your wishlist this holiday season? Not looking for gimmicky stuff; rather something I'd actually use for years to come. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Nov 25, 2013 -
I'm looking to outfit an apartment window garden with some kick-ass pots of various sizes and shapes. Where's the best online retailer of not-plastic, not-boring brown, pots and gardening containers? Bonus if they sell supplies like potting soil and live plants and seeds.
posted by The Whelk
on Apr 26, 2013 -
Let's say you're starting from scratch and outfitting a minimalist kitchen. What do you buy? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu
on Dec 4, 2011 -
Sorry if this seems repetitive of other threads about home phone, VoIP, etc. I've read those, but my special snowflake situation is this: [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike
on Feb 28, 2011 -
I'm considering buying a set of pots for someone who is very tough on his cookware. What kind of pots will best stand up to abuse? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Nov 29, 2010 -
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]
posted by thewalrus
on Mar 22, 2009 -
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?
posted by plexi
on Sep 28, 2008 -
How do I hook up a mobile phone to a regular, POTS "hard phone"? Most of the time, I'm at home and it would be easier for me to use a regular, large-size telephone instead of craning my neck to try to use the little mobile phone that I have.
If it matters, I'm in the USA and have Sprint.
posted by Electrius
on Sep 24, 2008 -
What is this item? image1 image2
(its NOT called a soup tureen, i'm pretty sure) I believe it is used in indian or middle easter cooking...
posted by chasles
on Jul 22, 2008 -
I’m planning the wiring for a new home, and I'm paralyzed by the variety of options for getting phone service throughout the house. Do I even need RJ11 any more? What's the best way to link up VoIP and POTS to a CAT6 home phone system? [more inside]
posted by JParker
on Feb 11, 2008 -
Can I use my three-ply (out-middle-inner) copper-aluminum-stainless steel pots and pans on an electric range? Will it mess them up?
posted by aussicht
on Jan 30, 2008 -
In a moment of epic dumbassery, I turned on the wrong burner this morning and managed to melt part of a spatula to an $80 calphalon fry pan.
If it wasn't coated, I'd just use steel wool. Is there any way to get the melted plastic off? How fucked am I?
Can I heat it up again? If so, how should I do it?
posted by klangklangston
on Sep 14, 2007 -
I am traveling to Kilkenny Ireland and Clifden Ireland next week.
Is there any good antiqueing in either of those towns? I am not looking for furniture but rather tea pot/china/silver and flea market type stuff.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Sep 1, 2007 -
How does one properly heat a Korean soapstone pot? Looking for that mad-hottedness that makes the rice so crunchy and delicious... [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik
on Apr 30, 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 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 -
Can I do a modem data connection over voice-only CDMA digital cell phone? How about other data/SMS/email hacks? [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Dec 29, 2005 -
I left the stove on and went to bed. When I woke up, all the food turned to ash and I'm having trouble clenaing the black stuff off the pot. I've scrubbed it down with a wire meshy thing, and it's gotten most of it, but it's still very black on the bottom. Any tips?
posted by lpctstr;
on Nov 15, 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 want to hang our pots and pans from the HVAC ductwork on our kitchen. We're thinking strong magnetic hooks. [mi] [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie
on Sep 28, 2004 -