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
Category: Ask the Experts
If you’ve got a question about cooking, ask the experts. Our staff loves to answer reader questions on cooking techniques, tools and trends.
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
Q: I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, and I want everything to be perfect. Any tips for how to make gravy from scratch? A: Before we offer any advice on gravy, may we suggest striving for a happy Thanksgiving, rather than a perfect one? Stress tends to ruin the gravy, and the mashed potatoes too. Gravy is actually one of the […]Read more