Best Plastic Free Coffee Grinder 2022

I switched to buying whole bean coffee to have more control over my brew and enjoy higher quality beans that aren’t stale from oxidation. But using a low quality coffee grinder that might be leaching harmful plastic chemicals into my grind– defeating the purpose. What I wanted was a coffee grinder where only safe, non-plastic … Read more

Plastic-Free AeroPress: 3 Best Healthy Alternatives

Love the AeroPress but worried about plastic exposure? You’re not being overly paranoid, there is ample evidence of plastic giving off harmful chemicals, particularly when heated. Unfortunately, the AeroPress is exclusively made from plastic. You cannot find a glass or stainless steel AeroPress, even from a knock-off brand. This is because the glass is too … Read more

Do Plastic Cutting Boards Dull Knives?

No, plastic cutting boards do not dull knives faster than other cutting boards. In fact, the type of plastic used, high-density polypropylene, has similar properties to soft wood, and it is gentle on your knives. Be sure to check the feel of the plastic, though. Very hard plastic can dull your knives. Sometimes plastic cutting … Read more

Is Vintage Corelle Lead-Free?

The short answer: no, you cannot be certain that vintage corelle is lead-free. It’s a little more complicated, though. Corelle is known to produce Vitrelle multilayer glass tableware that is currently lead-free. However, it was not certified lead free until 2005, and dishware produced before then may have very small amounts of lead present, particularly … Read more

Are Ceramic Knives Dishwasher Safe?

No, you should not put ceramic knives in the dishwasher. While technically they are dishwasher safe, it’s very likely that your ceramic knives will get damaged in the dishwasher. Ceramic blades are much more fragile than stainless steel, and will break in the jostling dishwasher. Honestly, no chef knives should be going in the dishwasher, … Read more

Smooth vs Rough Cast Iron: Does It Matter?

When looking into buying a cast iron pan, you might notice that some cast iron pans have a very smooth and polished surface, while others are rough. Manufacturers usually don’t really mention this difference as a significant feature. Read below to learn the lowdown on smooth vs rough cast iron. Why are some smooth and … Read more

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