“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…] about A Guide to Essential Cookware for your Kitchen
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.
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.
The grinding mechanism in Peugeot pepper mills are made of hardened steel. Peugeot uses the process of case hardening to ensure that the grinding mechanism withstands hard peppercorns and that the user doesn’t grind metal along with peppercorns. Case hardening is a process of infusing elements into a metal’s surface in order to form a hard outer layer.
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?
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.
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 what type of cast iron pot or pan is best for what you like to cook. [Read more…] about Cast Iron Cookware: A Must for your Kitchen
Spring is in the air…at least in the Southeast, it is. Trees are starting to bloom, bulbs are rising, but the temperatures are still cool for the moment. With March just one day away (happy leap day, by the way!), that means just 17 days till St. Patty’s Day and 23 days until Easter. For me, Spring is my favorite season of the year. Everyone is coming out of their homes, playing tennis & soccer, wearing brighter colors, and you begin to see more smiles on people’s faces. The best part of spring in the south, is the foods lighten up as well. Fruits, salads, and veggies take the front row in spring. Except of course, on the spring holidays.
St. Patricks Day: On this day, my house smells deliciously yummy of corn beef and cabbage. Using a stockpot, such as the All-Clad 12-quart Disc Bottom Multi-cooker stock pot, I throw all my ingredients inside including, corn beef, carrots, onions, and cabbage. It’s an easy one pot meal, ready to go in just 2 hours! Just be sure not to overcook the veggies. Some chefs recommend brining corned beef one day in advanced. I’ll be sure to take pictures and blog when I cook on St. Patty’s Day.
Easter: Easter is such a fun holiday, I’m not quite sure where to begin? Is it all the Easter bunny chocolates or the great Easter meals? Some families host Easter brunches, other Easter dinners. This year, I’m hosting an Easter Lunch. I get to incorporate brunch and dinner at the same time. My Easter menu this year will include honey roasted ham, lasagna, stuffed artichokes, hot biscuits, sausage-egg casserole, bakery rye-bread, and strawberry trifle dessert.
Great items to equip your kitchen with to host an Easter celebration include:
All-Clad Stainless Large Roaster Combo – perfect for roasting your ham
All-Clad Stainless Lasagna Pan -this roomy lasagna pan holds in all your gravy
All-Clad Vegetable Steamer– you can steam asparagus or broccoli to perfection
Global Knife Set – 3 pc. – great knives for cutting and peeling veggies and potatoes
USA Pan Baking Sheet – perfect for cookies or biscuits
Metrokitchen.com carries everything you need for the upcoming holidays. Stay tuned for future blogs and photos with our cookware in action during the holidays!