Q: I love how stand mixers look on the countertop, and I know they’re powerful machines, but they are so expensive! Do I really need a stand mixer, or can I use a hand mixer when baking? A: Short answer: You actually don’t need either one. For years, people mixed and blended in the kitchen with no more than a spoon […]Read more
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Q: I’ve heard a lot about induction cooking. How does it work? If I replace my electric range with an induction cooktop, do I have to replace my cookware too? A: Induction is simply another means of generating heat for cooking. An electric range uses electricity to heat the cooking surface (either a burner or cooktop), and a gas range uses […]Read more
Q: What is a saucier pan? Is it the same as a saucepan? Do I really need one? A: We’re not going to tell you that you really need a saucier pan (or any other piece of cookware, bakeware or cutlery). It’s your kitchen — you decide how to stock it. However, we will tell you a saucier pan can […]Read more