Henckels Four Star 11 pc Knife Block Set

Henckels Four Star 11 pc Knife Block Set

Picking a knife set isn’t complicated. The smaller sets mostly include knives that are essential for every kitchen. As the sets get bigger, they begin to include more and more knifes that are designed for very specific purposes.

Which foods do you eat most often? To pick the block set that will perfectly fit your needs, just look to your food. Every food that you prepare regularly should affect your decision. In this blog I’ll give some examples of types of knives that you should look for in a set based on the particular foods for which they are designed. [Read the full article →]

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Wusthof Classic 8 inch Chef's Knife

Wusthof Classic 8 inch Chef’s Knife

I hear this question all the time from our customers – what is the difference between a chef’s knife and a santoku knife? Why would someone want one vs. the other? In this blog, I’ll lay out the basic functional differences between the shape of the chef’s knife and the shape of the santoku knife and try to help you decide which one is right for you. [Read the full article →]

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When you invest in a high-quality kitchen knife, you want it to last for a long time. Most of the brands we carry at MetroKitchen.com come with lifetime warranties, but every kitchen knife still requires a little regular maintenance to keep its blade sharp and useful. After all, you can’t slice vegetables with a butter knife. In this blog I’ll lay out a few of the easy and simple ways that you can ensure that your cutlery stays sharp for longer.

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Bakers on your list will enjoy some sweet baking tools …10 ThursDAYS ’til Christmas.

With colder weather and shorter days, seems like it’s the right time to fill the house with delicious baking aroma. And, give the bakers on your holiday gift lists some sweet tools!  That’s right, only 10 more ThursDAYS ’til Christmas. [Read the full article →]

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As we count the Thursday left until Christmas, we’re also counting what we can spend on gifts this year. Here are some ideas based on a few popular items that are less than $100. [Read the full article →]

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Only 12 Thursdays Left until Christmas!

by Lynn October 2, 2014

As the temperatures drop a bit and leaves begin to fall, attention turns to…OMG…Christmas! Can you believe it?  Today is only 12 more ThursDAYS ‘til Christmas??  Yep, Thursday, December 25.    I was at dinner last night with a friend who told me that she has most of her holiday shopping done….already!!!  I certainly felt behind. […]

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MetroKitchen Cooking Terms Glossary #6 – Tempering to White Stock

by Bobby September 10, 2014

Finally, here is our final installment of the MetroKitchen Cooking Terms Glossary series! Tempering – 1) heating gently and gradually  2) Refers to the process of slowly adding a hot liquid to eggs or other foods to raise their temperature without causing them to curdle 3) Refers to a process for melting chocolate Thickening Agent [...]

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What Makes All-Clad d5 Brushed Cookware Special?

by george July 16, 2014

Why is All-Clad d5 brushed cookware so special? If you’re not familiar with it, d5 brushed stainless steel cookware is one of the newest cookware lines from All-Clad. It’s designed to have incredibly fast and even heating along with an attractive brushed stainless steel exterior.

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Emile Henry Flame Top Dutch Oven Review

by rross June 24, 2014

One of the best all-in-one pots is the Emile Henry Flame Top 5 1/2 qt. Ceramic Dutch Oven. This dutch oven from Emile Henry is perfect for cooking soups and stews because it’s designed to absorb and hold heat, spreading it to your food slowly and evenly. You can also use it on almost any [...]

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Why does everyone want a Vitamix?

by george June 6, 2014

A Vitamix blender is more than just an average blender. Vitamix machines are renowned as the world’s most versatile and durable blenders. What sets them apart from the competition?

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