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 Care Guide

by george November 11, 2010

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 […]

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Roasters: Our Guide to Roasting Pans!

by Lynn November 10, 2010

It’s the time of year…when SO many thoughts turn to FOOD!  Amazingly, Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away.  Are you ready?  I’m not.  This year, I need to get a real roasting pan.  Here are a few questions that can help you (and me) find the right roaster: How big of a turkey do […]

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What Makes Cookware Induction Compatible?

by Ron May 13, 2010

I 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 […]

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All-Clad Stainless Steel vs. All-Clad D5 Stainless Cookware

by Ron April 29, 2010

People 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, there are still things to consider, matters to weigh and decisions […]

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A Guide to Essential Cookware for your Kitchen

by Danielle April 12, 2010

“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 […]

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What is the difference between a salt mill and a pepper grinder?

by Shaun March 25, 2010

While it may seem obvious to some, it’s a legitimate question and one which frequently comes to customer service here at MetroKitchen.  Although a similarly styled Peugeot salt mill and Peugeot pepper mill (or pepper grinders) may look the same, there are important distinctions.

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Scanpan Non-Stick Cookware Comparison

by Ron March 19, 2010

Denmark has blessed the world with a line of non-stick cookware that will stand the test of time! While I have owned very expensive non-stick cookware in the past, none has compared to ScanPan. What makes this brand of non-stick cookware truly remarkable?

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

by Danielle March 18, 2010

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  […]

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Cast Iron Cookware: A Must for your Kitchen

by Lynn March 10, 2010

Ask 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 […]

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My Stainless Cookware is Discolored or Bluish. What do I do?

by Ron March 3, 2010

One 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 […]

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