John Boos Cutting Boards Guide

John Boos Kitchen Furniture
John Boos Cutting Boards & Butcher Block Tables

John Boos cutting boards and butcher blocks come in a variety of shapes and styles. Between all of their styles and series of cutting boards, there are some differences that make certain ones better for your particular needs. In this blog I’ll review each series of cutting boards and explain their general characteristics and which type of kitchen each one is good for.

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All-Clad Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

All-Clad Stainless Steel 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set

Mixing bowls are items that are probably in every person’s cabinet, but the average person doesn’t generally think of them as an essential kitchen item unless they’re an avid baker. However, the All-Clad stainless steel mixing bowl set is useful for much more than simply prepping dough for baking cookies. [Read more…]

Why Should I Use Copper Cookware?

Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware

Why cook with Copper Cookware? To start, copper cookware is one of the best conductors of heat and ensures that when cooking, you have even, faster heating around the bottom and through the sides of the cookware.  This means no irksome hot spots! Copper cookware has been around for hundreds of years, and is especially popular in French cooking. Because copper can sustain such high heats, it’s also the preferred cookware for cooking jams and large batches of candy.  Copper cookware is also beautiful and makes an elegant adornment to any kitchen. [Read more…]

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…]

Snowpocalypse 2014

CIA Nonstick Muffin Pan

We are lucky enough to live in the South and enjoy some amazing weather most of the year.  However, there are exceptions to the rule… 100 degree days in the summer & snow/ice storms in the winter.  We haven’t had any bad winter weather in 3 years, but now it has happened to us twice in the past 2 weeks.  It’s fun to enjoy the snow with the kids, but they get cold way too fast and then we have to think of other things to do.  This go around, we decided to cook!  First we made Lucky Charms cupcakes. Yes, it sounds pretty gross, but the little boys were in heaven!  I used the CIA Bakeware 12 Cup Nonstick Muffin Pan to bake these delicious cupcakes. [Read more…]

Excalibur Food Dehydrator Review & Guide

Excalibur Food DehydratorThe Excalibur food dehydrator is a great tool to add to your kitchen.  We offer it in two sizes, the 5-tray and the 9-tray, as well as in two colors, white and black. The Excalibur dehydrator is the preferred dehydrator thanks to its wide, square trays and a design that circulates air at the back of the unit for even drying. With our free shipping, the Excalibur food dehydrator is an affordable $199.95 for the 5-tray, and $249.95 for the 9-tray. [Read more…]

Japanese Knives vs. German Knives: Who Has the Edge?

Shun Classic 10 inch Cook's Knife
Shun Classic 10 inch Chef’s Knife

The Japanese have a long history of making blades and an honorable track record for their samurai sword making methods.  Today they are also known for their kitchen knives. In my opinion, their kitchen knives are like mini samurai swords. They are sharp.

The Germans are no slouches either when it comes to making knives.  Solingen, Germany is a German knife mecca and that is where you will find the history of the major and more popular German knives.
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Free Shipping on the BEST Deals as Low as $14.95 are Available Now!

Have you seen this week’s sale with free shipping on every item and top brands as low as $14.95 at MetroKitchen.com? If you haven’t, be sure to take a look! We collected the best new deals at up to 75% off your favorite brands such as All-Clad, Henckels, Wusthof, Swiss Diamond, Calphalon, CIA, and more. Not only that, but we’re also offering FREE SHIPPING on EVERY ITEM* only until midnight on Thursday, January 23! Read on to see some of the best deals available right now! [Read more…]

A “key” that will age your wine, great hostess gift!

All of our friends love the Peugeot clef du vin wine key!   After an initial bit of skepticism, a quick taste test convinced everyone.   The wine key  “ages” a glass of wine by one year for every second you leave the key in the wine.   For $79.95, that’s a great deal.

We tried the Clef du Vin was with a mid-priced, two year-old Italian red that we should have waited another three to five years to drink.  Amazing.   In 5 seconds the wine was great.  No need to use it in cooking.

We even used it on cheap wines, including a box wine.  The box wine tasted a bit better, but the Clef du Vin could not improve it by much.  Alas, it’s not a magic wand!    We even bring the Clef du Vin to restaurants, so we can buy a slightly younger wine (at a better price) and age it over dinner!  As it’s the size of a keychain, carrying it is never an issue.

This wonderful wine key is great for a hostess gift for New Years parties!  Only $79.95.