Best Chef Shoes: Fine Footwear For the Kitchen

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Normally, fashion choices involve a tradeoff between functionality and style. When you’re in a professional kitchen, however, style goes out the window. Nearly all shoes for chefs in the kitchen are ugly, non-slip designs with lots of grip on the bottom and liquid-resistant material that’s easy to clean after spills and mishaps. Many brands make shoes that are specifically designed for use in professional kitchens.

Mexican Mortar and Pestle – Best Molcajete For Homemade Guacamole

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The best salsas are homemade. Guacamole is best made at home, too, from your personal favorite blend of herbs, spices, and vegetables. My recipe is a sacred tradition, assembled from at least a dozen hours scraping various online blogs for hidden grains of wisdom. It’s still a work in progress, but I get lots of compliments whenever I’m the one bringing dip to a gathering.

Burger Smasher Tool- Best Smashing Tools on the Market to Create Delicious Smashed Burgers

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Smashburger has come up with a brilliant way of preparing hamburgers. By smashing the patties to be as thin as possible, they maximize the crisp, browned exterior that makes a burger so delicious. You give up the juicy pink interior with this process, of course, but the resulting burger is very much worth it. Here are some of the best tools you can use at home to make smashed burgers in your own kitchen.

Best Sausage Stuffer Reviews: Meat Stuffing Machines

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I don’t hunt much myself, but I’m lucky to have friends and family who do. Every few months, I’ll come into possession of a few choice cuts of elk that I get to process however I want.

If I want to step beyond elk burgers and tacos, however, I have to break out my trusty sausage stuffer. I can grind meat and mix it with seasonings all I want, but there’s simply no easy way to replicate the powerful effects of a dedicated sausage stuffer machine. With my sausage stuffer all set up, I can make about 25 lbs of sausage an hour without too much work.

How To Use A Heat Diffuser To Protect Your Glass Top Stove

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Glass top stoves are pretty. The smooth layer of glass on the top gives your kitchen a modern beauty that exudes class and elegance. But when you crack that glass with a heavy pan, all of that beauty goes out the window. Heat diffusers won’t protect your stove from harm altogether, but they will make it much harder for you to damage your glass top accidentally.

Best Ravioli Maker – Create Amazing Homemade Pasta Shapes

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Easily the most distinctive type of pasta, ravioli holds a special place in the hearts and stomachs of pasta lovers worldwide. While spaghetti, fettucini, and penne are simply different shapes of the same dough, ravioli offers new versatility with the addition of flavorful stuffings.

When each piece of pasta embraces delicious meat, cheese, and herb blends, you’ll be able to craft a bountiful array of new recipes in your kitchen.

All American Canner 930

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All American Canner 930: An Efficient Way to Can Food at Home – Our Review

(Updated June 2018) – One of the best ways to preserve food is by canning it. Canning food is a tradition that has been lost in the world of supermarkets and convenience stores – sure we still probably buy canned products but don’t really think of canning our own food at home.