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 cookware, there are still others things to consider. All-Clad has been making fully-clad stainless steel cookware for more than 20 years. As the manufacturer continues to expand it’s cookware lines a frequently asked question is what’s the difference between All-Clad d3 vs. d5?
At MetroKitchen, we fancy ourselves as experts on kitchen products. It's not uncommon for our customer service representatives to walk to the warehouse to grab a product and answer specific questions about it. That's why we've created these product guides to help solve the most common questions about cookware, knives, and other kitchen products.
Some of our most popular guides include our comparison between Wusthof vs. Henckels knives, tips on how to clean your All-Clad cookware, and our comprehensive guide the right size turkey for a roasting pan.
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.
While there are plenty of different types of kitchen knives for different uses, the most important ones are a chef’s or cook’s knife, a paring knife, a carving or slicing knife, and a bread knife. Also, these aren’t technically knives, but a pair of quality kitchen shears and sharpening steel are both equally essential kitchen tools that are worth considering.
It’s the time of year…when SO many thoughts turn to FOOD! Amazingly, Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. Are you ready? You may also be prepared to upgrade your kitchen with a high-quality and reusable roasting pan. Here are a few questions that can help you find the right roaster for the right size of turkey:
This is one of the most asked questions of the MetroKitchen.com customer service team. “What is the difference between a chef’s knife and a santoku knife?” Here’s a quick summary of some basic differences between the shapes of a chef’s knife and a santoku knife so you can more easily choose the right one for your kitchen cutting and slicing tasks. [Read more…] about Chef’s Knives vs. Santoku Knives!
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…] about Why Should I Use Copper Cookware?
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, Japanese 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 kitchen knives.
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