Feature Articles

 

Contents:
 
Appliances
Cookware
Cutlery
Drinks
Kitchen Gear Materials
Kitchen Organization
The Online / Media Kitchen Space
Going Green
How the Pros Do It
Information for Shoppers
Kitchen Renovation

Note:
The planned articles in this section will feature in-depth coverage of a wide range of kitchen issues. Currently, we have two articles that represent that approach: Coffee Brewing 101 in the Drinks section, and Kitchen Flooring in the Kitchen Renovation section.

 


Appliances

Which Appliances Do You Really Need? - evaluate your kitchen activities and goals and choose the appliances which will enable your happiness and success in the kitchen

The Evolution of Countertop Appliances - from Thomas Edison to state-of-the-art programmable appliances

Warranties and Service Plans - manufacturers' guarantees and third-party service plans

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Cookware

The Well-Equipped Kitchen: Three Tiers, Three Lists - from kitchen novices to seasoned culinary masters: how to equip your kitchen for maximum satisfaction

Cookware 101 - we survey the various pots and pans available — shapes, sizes, materials, construction — and explain the merits of each

Buying Cookware - a step-by-step approach to evaluating your needs and making the best cookware purchasing decisions

Grills: Charcoal vs Gas - is the debate a simple convenience/flavor equation, or is there more at "steak"?

Ovens and Stoves: The Options - gas, electric, dual-fuel, convection, induction, wall ovens, freestanding ranges, built-in cooktops—we sort it all out

A Brief History of Cooking Methods and Techniques - we've made some progress since humans first started cooking food over fires 250,000 years ago

Celebrity Lines Of Equipment - What value, and for whom, results from the branding and endorsement of gear by culinary luminaries?

Kitchenware Vendors - when to stay online, and when to go brick-and-mortar

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Cutlery

Cutlery 101 - everything you need to know about kitchen knives

Knife Maintenance - stones, steels, and electric sharpeners; cleaning and storing options: how to get the most out of your cutlery

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Drinks

Coffee Brewing 101 - a survey of the options available to coffee devotees in pursuit of the ultimate home brew, excluding high-pressure espresso machines — read about them in our product review

The Well-Appointed Home Bar - the gear you need to quench your companions thirst

Home Beer Brewing - get up to speed on the best ingredients, equipment, and processes to make your own

Wine Making at Home

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Kitchen Gear Materials

Discussions of four categories of materials, their uses and relative merits in the kitchen:

Ceramics - earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain

Glass in Kitchen Gear

Metals in Kitchen Gear

Plastics in Kitchen Gear

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Kitchen Organization

Designing for Safety - preventing accidents, child-proofing, safeguarding against food-borne illness, multi-generational design... all focused on making your kitchen safer

Food Storage - maximize the flavor and longevity of your food and ingredients, and safeguard against food-borne health hazards

Organizing Countertop Space

Organizing Drawers, Cabinets, and Pantries

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The Online / Media Kitchen Space

Food Blogs - there are thousands of food blogs, but quantity doesn't equal quality in this realm

Recipe Websites - as with food blogs, there are lots to choose from. We point you in the right direction

Food TV - from Julia to Iron Chef to the current season of Kitchen Nightmares, the small screen keeps growing its big foodie audience

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Going Green

The Green Kitchen - renewables. recyclables, energy efficiency, waste management — create a kitchen in harmony with the planet

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How the Pros Do It

Commercial Kitchens - how restaurant and caterers’ kitchens differ from yours - learning from the professionals

Favorite Tools of Famous Chefs - their must-have gear

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Information for Shoppers

Kitchenware Vendors - when to stay online, and when to go brick-and-mortar

Warranties and Service Plans - manufacturers' guarantees and third-party service plans

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Kitchen Renovation

Our Renovation Resources section contains articles covering important aspects of kitchen renovation, including project conception, planning, and design, choosing fixtures and appliances, project management, and choosing a contractor.

Kitchen Flooring - covering the full range of issues and material options for choosing a kitchen floor that best suits your needs


 

Updated: February 25, 2010