Shopping Guides

Use our product guides to help you make the right decision when shopping for high quality kitchen products like kitchen cutlery and cookware.

Kitchen Knife Guide

by Ron December 14, 2012

When 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 […]

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MetroKitchen Toaster Guide & Review

by Bobby August 17, 2012

Some things are just special.  To Julie Andrews they included “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens”. To me “smell” can evoke powerful memories. Everyone remembers the smell of Crayola crayons. It is as powerful a memory of youth as anything that exists. The smell of toast is another one of those smells of youth. […]

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Copper Cookware Guide

by Bobby November 9, 2011

Copper cookware, especially French copper, evokes thoughts of fabulous foods, wonderful smells and Paris.  Certainly many collect and use it for its beauty.  It does give a warm glow to the kitchen.   For serious cooks, copper is the choice because of its incredible cooking performance.   Of all the metals used to make cookware–aluminum, stainless steel […]

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Father’s Day Kitchen Gift Ideas

by Ron June 13, 2011

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 […]

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Forged and Stamped Cutlery Review

by george April 7, 2011

Forged and stamped kitchen knives each have benefits and drawbacks. They can be difficult to distinguish from each other by just looking at pictures of them on a computer. The features of each type aren’t exactly common knowledge, either. In an effort to clear up some questions about the two, I’d like to cover a […]

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End-grain and edge-grain: what do they mean for cutting boards?

by george March 4, 2011

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.

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Why is an approval from NSF, the National Sanitation Foundation, important?

by george February 22, 2011

Many of the manufacturers whose products we carry here at, 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 […]

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Japanese Knife Style Guide

by george January 27, 2011

Japanese knives come in just about as many styles as European knives. Each Japanese knife style has a specific purpose – some similar to Western-style knives, and others not so similar. In this article, I’ll go through the major styles in Japanese cutlery that we carry here at and explain some of their uses […]

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Popular High-Quality Japanese Knife Brands

by george January 27, 2011

In my “Japanese Knife Styles” blog, I covered the different knife styles used by Japanese knife manufacturers, from  “deba” to “nakiri.” There are also a lot of differences between the Japanese knife manufacturers that we carry here at MetroKitchen. In this blog, I’ll point out the benefits of some Japanese knives as well as list […]

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Dishwasher-Safe Nonstick Cookware

by Shaun January 25, 2011

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 […]

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