Kitchen Knife Care Guide

Previously, we discussed some tips to picking the essential knives for your kitchen.  Today, we’re covering how best to care and protect your knives so that they last a lifetime.

When you buy high quality kitchen cutlery from companies like Wusthof, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Shun, Kyocera, and Global; you’re making a lifetime investment. These knife manufacturers have been in business for decades and stand behind their knives with lifetime warranties. It’s still important, however, to properly store, use, and care for your kitchen cutlery in order to keep them in the best possible working condition. This guide will help you save time in the future by making good knife care habits.

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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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A Guide to Essential Cookware for your Kitchen

All-Clad Cookware

“What are the basic pieces of cookware I should have in my kitchen?”, is a frequently asked question received in our customer service department.  MetroKitchen has compiled a list of “must have” cookware pieces that we promise, you will reach for daily, no matter what cooking skills you may have.  From dutch ovens to All-Clad fry pans, this list will help you decide what you need. [Read more…]

Cookware FAQ: What is difference between Tri-ply, 5-ply, and beyond?

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A Cookware FAQ-Ply Cookware: What is tri-ply cookware? 5-ply cookware? Even 7-ply cookware? This is one of the frequently asked questions we receive at MetroKitchen. If you are in the market for some new 3-ply cookware or 5-ply cookware, you are probably going to do some research to decide which is the right type of  ply cookware for you. Here is some great information to help you in your quest to find out the difference between tri-ply (or 3-ply) and 5-ply, and other ply cookware available in today’s marketplace.

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Cast Iron Cookware: A Must for your Kitchen

Shira's New Year's Day StrataAsk a professional chef what type of pots and pans you need in your kitchen.  Most would recommend at least one piece of cast iron cookware in every kitchen because of its versatility and even heating qualities.  If you have one of your grandmother’s skillets, perfect!  If not, here’s some information to help you decide what type of cast iron pot or pan is best for what you like to cook. [Read more…]

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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