MetroKitchen Mailbag

Is the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 12 inch Round Grill Pan as heavy as cast iron?
It’s not as heavy as cast iron but it has some weight to it.  It’s a little over 4 lbs.

Is All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless oven safe?
It is oven safe up to 500 degrees.  Nonstick items are oven safe up to 400 degrees.

Which All-Clad products are induction compatible?
The following lines are induction compatible: Tri-Ply Stainless, Copper-Core, and d5 Brushed Stainless.  These lines are not induction compatible: MC2 and C2 Copper Clad.

Will the Breville Boss Superblender grind flours from whole grains?
Yes, you can grind whole grains into flower with this blender.

NEW Capresso Coffee a la Carte Review – Coffee & Tea from the Same Machine!

Coffee and Tea from the same machine.  Single serving or a carafe.  How did they do it?

Leave it to the folks at Jura-Capresso Coffee and Espresso Machines to give you the answer. Jura AG, founded in Switzerland in 1931, and Capresso, founded in the U.S. in 1994, joined as Jura-Capresso to make automatic coffee centers.  All Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers are made in Switzerland. Under the Capresso banner, the company makes innovative coffee makers, espresso machines, water kettles, and coffee grinders. It is one of these machines, the Capresso Coffee a la Carte, that we want to share with you today.   [Read more…]

What is the difference between a boning knife and a fillet knife?

Dear MetroKitchen,

What is the difference between a boning knife and a fillet knife?

Boning knives are commonly used specifically for removing bones from meat while fillet knives are commonly used for removing bones and skin from meat, especially fish.  There is some overlap as boning knives can be used for filleting and there are some all-purpose, boning/fillet knives.

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Dishwasher-Safe Nonstick Cookware

Nonstick cookware makes for easy clean-up. A great reason to buy it! The disadvantage is that most nonstick cookware requires wood or nylon utensils and is not dishwasher safe. When you want durable, dishwasher-safe nonstick cookware, take a look at these brands. Scanpan and Swiss Diamond nonstick cookware are the best and most durable nonstick pots and pans you can find.

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