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3 Tips for Maintaining a Dutch Oven

By Brittany Rowland A Dutch oven, or a large covered pot of some heavy material like cast iron, is a versatile tool for cooking casseroles, stews, roasts, and other big meals. The thick-walled cooking vessel has been a time-tested tool for several centuries. While the old-fashioned kind used for hundreds of years featured thick, sturdy […]

How to Wash Your Knives

By Brittany Rowland After a lot of busy work in the kitchen, chopping up and cooking food, you just want to enjoy the fine meal you’ve prepared and get the kitchen cleaned as quickly as possible. It’s tempting to throw your nice knives in the dishwasher along with all the other cookware, but you should […]

The Importance of Chefs Knives

By Brittany Rowland When it comes to preparing food, the knife is of utmost importance. For the greatest control and versatility, a chefs knife cannot be topped. Featuring a blade between 8 and 10 inches long, it’s expensive and requires special care, but it will also last for many years. No matter what you’re chopping, […]

Figuring Out the Best Height for a Pot Rack

By Brittany Rowland A hanging pot rack ideally keeps pots and pans within easy reach above your head. However, you’ll need to consider the height of your ceiling and your own height to determine the best height for your pot rack. If it’s short or you hang it too high, you won’t be able to […]

The Essential Knives You’ll Find in Most Knife Sets

By Brittany Rowland Knife sets vary in the types of knives they offer. Typically, the more knives in a set, the higher the price rises. While it’s awfully convenient to have a versatile collection for all your cooking tasks, you also don’t want to get saddled with a bunch of frilly knives that you never […]

Should I Get a Hanging, Wall-Mounted, or Freestanding Pot Rack?

Depending on your kitchen design and personal preferences, you may decide to buy a either a hanging, wall-mounted, or freestanding pot rack. Each variety has its special qualities and attractions, although they all serve basically the same purpose: organizing and storing pots, pans, and utensils. Hanging pot racks As you might guess from the name, […]

Tips for Baking and Serving Casseroles

The casserole has long been a favorite American dish, even though the word is French in origin. Casseroles are easy to bake because you simply add all the ingredients to a casserole pan and bake it in the oven. They come out hot and ready to serve. You know that friends and relatives bring casseroles […]

What to Look For in Stainless Steel Cookware

By Brittany Rowland Stainless steel provides the most versatile functions in a cookware set. However, you need to know what to look for when you buy a stainless steel set, which is typically more expensive than other materials. Even Heating While stainless steel has a gleaming, mirror-like appearance, it’s by itself not the most conductive […]

Cuisinart CI1136-24CR

Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron 14-Inch Roasting/Lasagna Pan  7.5/10 By Brittany Rowland If you’re looking for a durable, heavy-duty casserole dish that’s sure to last for years, then consider the Cuisinart CI1136-24CR, a fourteen-inch casserole in a vibrant cardinal red that can go straight from the oven to the dining room table. Made of a […]

Pyrex 6001024

2-Quart Casserole Bakeware with Lid  7.5/10 By Brittany Rowland Pyrex has long been a trusted name when it comes to bakeware, and this 2-quart casserole with a lid is a durable, all-purpose dish. It cooks dishes like lasagnas and cobblers evenly and efficiently. With the lid on, you can reheat meals in the microwave without […]

BIA Cordon Bleu 400585+727

Wavy Red 3-Quart Rectangle Baker  8/10 By Brittany Rowland With a unique wavy design, the BIA Cordon Bleu 400585+727 will add some flair and vibrancy to your kitchen table. It’s attractive enough to go from the oven to the kitchen table as a serving dish, holding a hearty lasagna or casserole. The protruding handles makes […]

Rachael Ray 55225

2 ¾-Quart Bubble & Brown Casserole Stoneware  8.5/10 By Brittany Rowland Rachael Ray’s line of stoneware features whimsical, modern designs and funky colors. This 2 ¾-quart covered casserole stoneware is deep blue and has an elegantly curved body with wide handles that look like wings. You can get a good grip on the stoneware dish […]

CorningWare 1092037

Ceramic 2-1/2-Quart Green Casserole with Cover   8.5/10 By Brittany Rowland Functional and attractive, the CorningWare 1092037 is a welcome addition to any kitchen and a thoughtful housewarming gift. With a fresh green color, rounded design, glass lid, and flared lip with handles, it’s easy to see why this is a popular casserole container. We […]

Rachael Ray 55052

9” x 13” Rectangular Stoneware Bake Pan   9/10 By Brittany Rowland This rectangular stoneware bake pan from Rachael Ray features a fun, contemporary style: curved sides and wide handles that extend from the ends like wings. You can grip the pan easily even when you’re wearing oven mitts. The pan is safe to use […]

Lodge Color

Caribbean Blue Enameled Covered Casserole in Cast Iron   9/10 By Brittany Rowland With the lid sealing tight over this cast-iron casserole, the heat is effectively trapped within, warming everything inside. That’s one of the benefits of this Lodge Color 3-quart covered casserole dish. The cool Caribbean blue color also makes it an attractive serving […]

Lodge L8DD3

5-Quart Cast-Iron Double Dutch Oven and Casserole  9/10 By Brittany Rowland You’ll be amazed at how well this Lodge Double Dutch oven and casserole cooks and heats food. The 1.5-inch-deep lid doubles as a skillet, allowing you to cook food and keep it hot for over an hour. The casserole dish, extra deep at 4 […]