9 Things to Know About Carbon Steel

Are carbon steel pans non stick? Yes, mostly. It’s non-stick through the same seasoning process as cast iron. The oil layer patina makes it virtually non-stick. However, sugar will stick, and also be cautious about super sticky foods such as hash browns. Other than that, nothing will really stick as long as your pan is … Read more

8 Things to Know About Sous Vide

Can you sous vide too long? Well, yes and no. For example, leaving most cuts of steak for up to 4 hours will be fine, but after that, the texture of your meat will change. The steak may become mushy and stringy, kind of like the texture of pulled pork. Does sous vide steak need … Read more

What To Know About Japanese Knives

All Your Questions about Japanese Knives, Answered: Are they the right knives for you? Why are Japanese knives so special? There are a few main features that make Japanese knives differ from German/European knives. Firstly, they often are made out of carbon steel, as opposed to stainless steel. This is a harder material, but in … Read more

Are Wusthof Knives Dishwasher Safe?

No, Wusthof knives are not dishwasher safe. The dishwasher will dull the blades of any high quality knife, because the blades rub against the plastic basket. The knives can also damage your dishwasher and shorten the life of that appliance as well. Also, it’s just not safe to try to grab knives that sharp from … Read more

Plastic Free Tea Bags 2023

When you indulge in a cup of your favorite tea, the last thing you want to think about is that you’re gulping down microplastics. Unfortunately, tea bags are one of the biggest sources of microplastics. A study from 2019 found that steeping a single plastic teabag at brewing temperature releases about 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 … Read more

Is Le Creuset Made In China?

Yes, some Le Creuset pieces are made in China. Though, this isn’t a quick yes or no answer. All Le Creuset cast iron pieces are still made in the original foundry in France. The non-stick bakeware and cookware are made in China. The stainless steel pieces are made in Portugal. The stoneware pieces are made … Read more

Best Plastic Free Coffee Maker

Looking for a new plastic free coffee maker? This is a complete overview on the best plastic free coffee makers for every brew style. By now the harmful effects of plastic on your body and the environment are widely known. Plastic is not biodegradable which means it stays in our environment forever, and breaks down … Read more