Gulp, gulp, gulp… ahhhhh! Picture this – you are having a get-together with some friends and/or family. It’s one of those parties that involves a sporting or competitive event. You know: the Super Bowl, March Madness, a singing competition finale or the hoops championship. And the right type of food is being served. “The right type of food,” meaning something fried or grilled. There’s lots of chatter in the background. The guys are talking junk. The girls are (thinking here – hang on….) talking junk. All of this is going on in your home and you’re being a good host. Everyone is happy and everyone has a draft beer in their hand. Yes, a draft beer. Like the pubs, cold and foamy at the top of the glass. How is this possible you ask? Well, the Krups BeerTender brings the draught/draft beer to your home.
Chef’s Choice electric knife sharpeners are some of the best in the world. They manufacture a variety of different models, and it can be difficult to distinguish the differences between all of them. In this article, I’ll cover some of the major models that Chef’s Choice makes and explain their particular uses and benefits.
Space. 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!
John Boos cutting boards and butcher blocks are made with one of two types of cutting surfaces – edge grain and end grain. When you’re looking into buying a cutting board, it’s good to consider which type you’re getting because each of the two surfaces affects a board’s appearance and its effect on knives. [Read more…] about End-grain and edge-grain: what do they mean for cutting boards?
Quality knives for gourmet cooking at low prices:
Each month in 2011, we at MetroKitchen.com are offering two of our high-quality Wusthof knives at a great value. This month we’ve got the Wusthof Classic and Classic Ikon 4.5 inch utility knives on sale.
Our first knife of the month for March is this Wusthof Classic 4.5 inch utility knife, a great all-purpose knife. Many call it a sandwich knife because it’s made for ordinary cutting tasks, like splitting a sandwich. It’s essentially the same shape as a slicer, but it’s shorter for more ease and comfort. This knife’s perfect for slicing small vegetables, such as carrots or celery, and cutting boneless meat, such as grilled chicken breast.
Many of the manufacturers whose products we carry here at MetroKitchen.com, such as John Boos cutting boards and Shun cutlery, list their products with the National Sanitation Foundation for commercial safety. The NSF is a non-profit testing organization that certifies materials used in the construction of products for the food service industry. The NSF tests materials such as the stainless steel and hardwoods used in products like John Boos cutting boards and Shun cutlery. Many products must receive this type of certification in order to be accepted for use by the food service industry. [Read more…] about Why is an approval from NSF, the National Sanitation Foundation, important?