Kitchen Knife Guide

Wusthof Knife Block SetWhen it comes to kitchen knives, a few are absolutely essential for meal preparation.  This guide will  help you find the right knives and cutlery for your kitchen.

What are the essential knives for your kitchen?

While there are plenty of different types of kitchen knives for different uses, the most important ones are a chef’s or cook’s knife, a paring knife, a carving or slicing knife, and a bread knife. Also, these aren’t technically knives, but a pair of quality kitchen shears and a sharpening steel are both equally important kitchen tools that are worth considering.

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Preparing for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!As the holidays draw near all the cooking that’s about to happen in your kitchen is top of mind. Lots of loved ones will be gathered to feast upon the tasty delights you  prepare for them. While it may be a labor of love for you, it never hurts to double check to be sure you have everything you need to insure all goes as planned.

For me, a list is essential.  Let’s see:

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Great Gift Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Guinness and GuinnessAs St Patrick’s Day approaches a few gift ideas come to mind for the Irish (or Irish wanna be’s) in your life.

One often hears of that famous “Pot of Gold” but green is the big winner! A basil-colored Staub 6 ¼ quart Cocotte is one green pot that can serve many purposes at home.  It wears its green well and looks great on the cooktop even when not in use. The cast iron pot has a durable and beautiful enamel coating. It’s the perfect pot for Irish Stew. This pot is ideal for slow cooked foods that remain tender and juicy. The inside has some natural non-stick properties so when you’re cooking foods over low heat for a long period of time you don’t need to worry about foods sticking to the bottom. This Staub cocotte also doesn’t need to be cured or treated before you use it (other than washing it). Try it for Irish Oatmeal! That’s the real Irish oatmeal, a hearty and tasty beginning to any day. This pot of green will be a favorite for years! [Read more…]

Kitchen Gift Ideas for your Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching so don’t wait until the last minute to get your gift. In the event that you just don’t know what to get for your Valentine, we offer the following suggestions:

Chef's Choice Heart-Shaped Waffle MakerYou might think to offer your sweetheart a sweet heart. The Chefs Choice Heart Shaped Waffle Maker is a nice gift. If your Valentine is more traditional the other waffle makers make a sweet gifts as well.

German Knives: Zwilling JA Henckels vs. Wusthof, Two Shades of Greatness

Wusthof vs. HenckelsGerman knives have quite a lengthy history.  The brands MetroKitchen has selected,  Henckels and Wusthof, have been making fine kitchen knives for centuries! Many people like to compare Wusthof vs. Henckels.  No matter which you chose you’ll have a superb quality knife that has a lifetime guarantee.

Zwilling JA Henckels and Wusthof Trident craft the majority of their knifes in Solingen, Germany. One can only imagine the inter-town rivalry between employees of these two companies!  Zwilling JA Henckels began in 1731. Wusthof followed suit in 1814. Both companies were founded before Germany was even a country. At the time of their founding, Solingen was located in the Duchy of Berg.

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Celebrate the season with the best kitchen brands made in the USA!

Flag FlyingWe frequently hear from our customers that they want to buy kitchen products made in the USA.  We not only carry cookware made in America, but we also carry small appliances, kitchen tools, and accessories for your home. These products are made in factories right here at home which employ thousands of Americans.  We thought we’d highlight these great brands for you:
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Wusthof Gourmet Sale – Save up to 30%!

When I was a kid I thought a car is a car is a car. I really didn’t know there were significant differences, other than sports cars.  This changed the day I went with a neighbor to get their new Cadillac.  A DeVille, the entry level Cadillac.  As soon as I got in that car I was a changed person.  Wow!  What an experience…power, cushiness, luxury  vs. the Fords and Chevys we owned!  I saw the difference between luxury cars and regular cars.

Wusthof Gourmet 18 Piece Knife Block Set

My story is a great way to talk about Wusthof knives.  Similar to Cadillac, Wusthof  has a range of quality for its many styles of knives.  Every Wusthof knife is made with care, attention and top quality…. they are luxury knives. [Read more…]

Father’s Day Kitchen Gift Ideas

As Father’s Day approaches so does Summer. It really is time to get serious about locking in on a gift for Dad. For me Father’s Day and Summer are synonymous. When I was a kid and even when my father was a kid the place to be was a barbecue. I have lots of memories of my father working on a barbecue. I was always worried he would over cook my food as I prefer things medium-rare. More often than not,even after numerous reminders, it arrived at the table well done. Today, I am proud to say my dad can actually deliver on a medium-rare request! If you are struggling on what to get Dad for Father’s Day, here a few suggestions from us at MetroKitchen.
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