BUYER’S GUIDE: Espresso Machines

There’s coffee, and then there’s espresso. Those who aren’t connoisseurs sometimes lump them together (we’ve been guilty of that ourselves in our Buyer’s Guide to Coffee Makers), but for those particular about their favorite caffeinated beverage, the two don’t even compare. Table of … [Read more...]

Buyer’s Guide: Kitchen Mixers

While it’s entirely possible to make most of the things you’d want to cook or bake without a mixer, why bother? With a mixer, you can save time on many of your current favorite go-to recipes and probably find yourself trying out all new foods you wouldn’t have thought to make before. And unless … [Read more...]

Buyer’s Guide: Juicers

Orange juice may have been a mainstay in many households growing up, but in recent years the popularity of juicing has introduced a much wider variety of healthy and tasty juice types into the homes of the health conscious. Many consumers can now get a hold of fresh juices from local juice bars or … [Read more...]

20 Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen

If your kitchen is past due for a makeover or you are in the planning stages of redesigning it, break down the project step by step to ensure that you get the most out of your new kitchen. Add function, style and flair to the heart of your home with one or all of our best tips for updating your … [Read more...]

Why Your Cooking Range Doesn’t Have a Power Cord

When purchasing a new range, whether it is electric or gas, there are a few things you need to know about the power cord for your range, starting with why you can’t find one in the box with your new unit. Unlike washing machines and refrigerators, there is not a standard electric code or outlet … [Read more...]

Open Burners vs. Sealed Burners

There are so many different things to take into consideration when you are buying a brand new cooking range. If you've recently decided to purchase a new gas range, you may need to choose the burner style as well. Two common styles of burners are open and sealed. To make an informed choice between … [Read more...]

7 Common Stainless Steel Cleaning Mistakes

Though it seems like a tedious task, your stainless steel absolutely must be cleaned regularly--and correctly! Your stainless steel appliances and products need to be cleaned in order to maintain their aesthetic appearance as well as to preserve their corrosion resistance. A thin layer of chromium … [Read more...]

8 Secrets to Grilling the Perfect Burger

There’s nothing quite like sitting down and enjoying a perfectly grilled burger. Rather than play trial and error with local restaurants, your time and money are better spent preparing and grilling the perfect burger on your own. With a few good tips, you’ll never have to worry about settling for a … [Read more...]

Dishwasher Decibel Ratings: What You Need To Know

When shopping for a new dishwasher, you may not realize the difference that a few decibels can make in terms of how loud your dishwasher is when you run a cycle. In fact, a low decibel rating is the most-requested features that people seek in a dishwasher. It makes sense, as nobody wants a loud … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Avoid Your Self-Cleaning Oven Feature

The self-cleaning feature on your oven might seem handy with its ability to cut your kitchen cleaning process in half, but as it turns out this feature can actually be quite hazardous to your health. Without you even knowing it, your oven might be contributing to your respiratory issues, and maybe … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Kitchen Appliances for Wedding Gifts

A wedding is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the lives and relationships of those closest to you. Naturally, when you receive a beautiful wedding invitation in the mail, you probably get excited for the couple. However, for many people that excitement quickly turns to anxiety when it comes time … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Cleaning a Gas Grill

When the weather is sunny and warm outside, there are few things more enjoyable than firing up your gas grill to cook dinner. In order to keep this essential appliance working at maximum efficiency, you'll need to clean it regularly. Not only will investing a little time and elbow grease make your … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Oven

The oven can be a tricky nook to keep clean. The best and most obvious tip for maintaining a clean oven is to clean up messes immediately after they occur. However, because of enamel that stains and steel construction that scratches easily, you want to be tough but gentle. As long as your oven is … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Smoking Meat

Long ago, smoking was a method of preserving meat. Today, refrigerators and freezers make meat preservation much easier. Barbecue connoisseurs now smoke their meats for a different reason altogether: taste. This slow-cooking technique brings out the bright flavors in a variety of meat cuts, such as … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Designing an Awesome Outdoor Kitchen

For many people, an outdoor kitchen represents the height of entertaining luxury. You may imagine yourself flipping burgers to the applause of your friends or sipping wine while a pizza bakes over a hot fire. Whether you are dreaming of a rustic outdoor pizza oven or a sleek line of stainless steel, … [Read more...]

8 Fascinating Ways to Clean Your Microwave

Cleaning your microwave is one of those tedious tasks that nobody likes to do. But, you have to do it on a regular basis to help maintain the unit and ensure that your food tastes as it should. Whether you're using a countertop or built-in unit, here are eight different ways to thoroughly clean … [Read more...]

8 Lifehacks To Help You Defrost Your Freezer

Your freezer is a necessary appliance and probably one of the most useful. It keeps food fresh and can safely store items for future use. Frost on the walls inside of your freezer reduces its efficiency and increases your energy bill. Many newer freezer models have a self-defrosting feature, but … [Read more...]

10 Surprising Ways to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is perhaps best known for its capacity to resist rust and corrosion, making it a popular choice in bathrooms and kitchens. However, if you own stainless steel appliances, then you probably know that they are hardly ever stainless. This is especially true if you have little ones … [Read more...]