Do you still use Canisters in your kitchen?

Do you remember your mothers or grandmothers canisters in their kitchen? Usually, Flour, Sugar, Teabags and one canister was usually for odds and ends, like a loose button, money, paperclip etc. Kitchen canisters have been part of the standard American kitchen since at least the middle of the 19th century. Their popularity has endured throughout … Read more

Just what are kitchen gadgets?

There are a number of kitchen gadgets on the market that can make your time in the kitchen easier. From can openers to food processors, these devices can take the hard work out of cooking. Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular kitchen gadgets. Can openers are a kitchen essential and … Read more

How important are mixing bowls?

Do you have a set of mixing bowls that you absolutely love? Or even one special mixing bowl that you take extra special care of? I have a few that I love. I really like to bake and I tend to use one particular bowl. What does a mixing bowl get used for? A Guideline … Read more

Are colanders old school?

Colanders or another way to describe this piece of kitchen equipment is strainers. They are very important in the kitchen. Today you can buy all types and in many colors. Do you need a food strainer? The question thus isn’t whether you need a food strainer, but rather what type of food strainer you should … Read more

Did you know there are timers for everything?

Kitchen Timers Seems so old-fashioned. I tend to use my phone or the stove timer. When I started researching timers I had no idea of the different types of timers. Lighting and Appliance Timers Timers attached to motion detectors increase security in and around your home, while putting program lights and appliances on a schedule … Read more

Do you use Spatulas when cooking?

    What is a Spatula?   A spatula is one of the most common cooking tools. It’s a simple tool that is basically a flat, usually squarish piece of plastic or metal, on the end of a straight handle. It also goes by the names of tosser, turner and flipper and even fish slice. … Read more

What is a kitchen island?

What is a kitchen island? A kitchen island is a freestanding cabinet which can either match your existing kitchen design or stand alone. A kitchen island can have kitchen stools around it, for extra seating and include storage drawers or cabinets and can be used to house your cooking appliances, cook books, table cloths etc. … Read more

Kitchen cabinets

How many of us use at least one cabinet as a catchall? Kitchen cabinets are the built-in furniture installed in many kitchens for storage of food, cooking equipment, and often silverware and dishes for table service. Appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens are often integrated into kitchen cabinetry. Types of cabinets are grouped into … Read more

Whisks, do you use them?

When I started to research whisks I had no idea there were different types for different uses. I have a little stainless steel whisk that I use every other day. A whisk is so much better than using a fork. Why is a whisk called a whisk? Because of its ability to have a quick … Read more

TopTen Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals A garbage disposal is an essential device for any home and is needed to help avoid clogging of your sewage system, usually caused by solid food waste starches and fats. Residential garbage disposals are not only for after meal clean up, but also reduce the number of scraps in the trash can, which … Read more