Mother’s Day Gifts for the Kitchen

Mother’s Day has a way of catching me like a deer in the headlights leaving me dazed and confused on what to get Mom for Mother’s Day. For those of you who might be in a similar situation, here are some suggestions for a Mother’s Day gift for Moms who like to cook.

My first suggestion comes from a recent visit to my parents home. I cooked breakfast for myself while I was there and I was appalled at my Mom’s non-stick fry pans. None of them had any non-stick left on them. I bought her a Swiss Diamond non-Stick fry pan. They come in a wide variety of sizes and are covered by a lifetime warranty. These have the best non-stick surface I’ve ever worked with!
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Enclume Pot Racks for Extra Cabinet Space

Enclume Pot RackSpace.   There’s never enough!  Space truly has become the “final frontier.” We know we share a tiny home in a vast universe. The same can be said for many of us when it comes to our kitchens. Many of us have only tiny kitchens but have much we’d like to put in them.    If you don’t want to remodel, the quickest and cheapest way to add more kitchen space is to get a pot rack.  If you think pot racks are expensive,  have you checked out the price of new kitchen cabinets?    All of a sudden a pot rack seems very reasonable!  There are plenty of pot rack brands but, Enclume pot racks is the brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest. They have been in business for decades.  They’re famous for their quality craftsmanship and elegant designs.  And, the majority of their products are made in the USA!

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What Makes Cookware Induction Compatible?

Viking Induction CooktopI am sure by now most of us have seen the Elektrolux commercial on TV that features an induction cook top. During the entire commercial the intro music from Bewitched is playing so prominently that you cannot ignore it. While they feature other appliances I am certain that it is the induction cook top that led to the choice of the Bewitched music because induction cook tops give a magical element to cooking. It is so efficient you can boil water in 90 seconds! Here are a few other magical things to ponder regarding induction cooking:

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All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel vs. D5 Brushed Stainless Cookware

All-Clad D5 StainlessPeople frequently say, “variety is the spice of life” but there is more than spice to consider when cooking. Choosing the right stainless steel cookware for you is critical. Even when you have decided to go for the name brand and gold standard, All-Clad cookware, there are still others things to consider. All-Clad has been making fully-clad stainless steel cookware for more than 20 years. Now All-Clad has introduced a new line: All-Clad d5 stainless steel cookware. What’s the difference between these two All-Clad stainless steel cookware lines?

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Form and Function Meet in Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Profection Knives

Zwilling JA Henckels Profection Chef's KnifeThe brand new Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Profection knives is more than just another line of kitchen cutlery. They are certainly great looking thanks to renowned Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun who designed Profection cutlery. My first impression of these knives had me referring to them as the “Orient Express” of knife lines — a matter of east meeting west in cutlery. Upon closer inspection I have to admit there is more to the story. This is the story of form meeting function in a warm embrace!
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Vitamix Review: More than Just a Blender

Vita-Mix Pro BlenderOf all the many brands on MetroKitchen,  I am certain that Tim Allen of “Home Improvement” fame would be all over Vitamix blenders and food processors. His comic quest for more horse power would lead him on a crash course for an appliance like Vita-Mix.  These machines have 2 plus peak horsepower and the blades spin at 240 miles per hour at the highest setting. These products are built in the USA, in Cleveland, Ohio and are built to last!  There are two models to chose from, the Turbo Blend 4500 and the CIA Pro Series which is comparable to the Vita-Mix 5200 series.
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My Stainless Cookware is Discolored or Bluish. What do I do?

Pot and StoveOne of the frequent questions we get here at MetroKitchen customer service is “My stainless steel cookware has become discolored. How can I restore its luminous finish?” Or various iterations of the same question.

Before we get into the solution, let’s talk about some of the reasons your stainless steel cookware may become discolored or end up with a bluish hue:

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Henckels Miyabi Knives Review

Miyabi LogoLamborghini, Maserati, Miyabi.   While most will agree that they roll off the tongue easily, most would then sing the Sesame Street tune, “one of these things is not like the others, one of these things does not belong”.   Well, two are Italian sports cars and recently introduced Henckels Miyabi is a line of Japanese knives.   I will agree that they have some striking differences but they all are items that stand for extreme performance! Miyabi is a line of cutlery that is second to none when it comes to performance. These are the sharpest knives I’ve ever encountered and I’d venture to say you’ll feel the same way. The Miyabi 7000 series comes in 3 distinct categories: The 7000D, the 7000 Pro and the 7000MC.  These knives are made in Japan under the supervision of German knife maker, Zwilling J.A. Henckels.

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