The 16 Best Home Espresso Machines


When you’re trying to choose the best home espresso machines, everything hinges on what you want from your coffee, and how much effort you’re prepared to put in making it. Espresso is an intense and concentrated form of coffee served in a short shot. Water is channeled through a puck of coffee grounds at high … Read more

The 13 Best Nespresso Machines


If you’re shopping for a new coffee machine and you’re looking for convenience first and foremost, there is no substitute for a single-serve machine. Nespresso has a dominant presence in this space, the only serious challenger for Keurig’s crown in the vertical. While Nespresso machines couldn’t be easier to use, choosing the most suitable model … Read more

How to Make Homemade Rock Candy


Making rock candy at home is simple, rewarding, and a great way to spend some quality time with your kids. Not only can you entice your children with an endless array of color and flavoring combinations, but the process doubles up as a live science experiment. Your kiddies will be fascinated as they watch the … Read more

The 14 Best Grill Pans


Whether you’re looking to grill some steak or veggies, you have more options at your disposal than a classic outdoor gas griddle or charcoal grill. If you want to cook indoors, investing in a grill pan will let you sear and char your food while leaving it juicy and tender on the inside, but without … Read more

How to Make a Classic Demi-Glace


If you are looking to make some more ambitious recipes in the kitchen, today’s guide will show you how to make a classic demi-glace. A classic rich, brown sauce used widely in French cuisine, demi-glace can be used in isolation or as a foundational ingredient for other sauces. Demi-glace is named from the French word … Read more

The 15 Best Store Bought Pizza Sauces


Pizza is now a favorite the world over, but what can you do if you fancy making homemade pizza without needing to whip up absolutely everything from scratch? Well, one handy hack is to use store bought pizza sauce. You may not achieve the same effect as making tomato sauce from scratch, but you won’t … Read more

Kansas City Barbecue Rib Rub Recipe


Ribs cooked in the Kansas City style are usually characterized by a thick and remarkably sticky sauce applied during the final half-hour of cooking. The dry rub we highlight today is quite sweet, as is the Kansas City-style BBQ sauce to accompany this rub. The base of brown sugar is neatly balanced with some pepper … Read more

The 9 Best Carbon Steel Pans


While cast iron cookware has been a kitchen staple for years, a new kid has emerged on the block over recent years. As professional chefs started embracing carbon steel pots and pans the world over, this form of cookware has increasingly been penetrating home kitchens. Today, we’ll be highlighting 8 of the best carbon steel … Read more

The 17 Best Dish Drying Racks


We appreciate that many people find the idea of living without a dishwasher pretty much unthinkable. The thing is, not everything is safe to go in the dishwasher. Lots of cookware, not to mention delicate glassware, doesn’t work well in a dishwasher. Beyond this, some people either don’t have or don’t want a dishwasher at … Read more

The 13 Best Maple Syrups


Maple syrup is a sweet and rich store cupboard staple, but how can you tell the best maple syrups from poor quality imitations? Well, we’ll be walking you through that with today’s bumper guide to all things maple syrup. Just as tasty poured over sweet desserts or savory dressings, maple syrup adds a warmth that … Read more

The 10 Best Soda Makers for Homemade Bubbles

In 2018, American consumers burned through 800 million gallons of soda water, but making soda at home is becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. Many commercial sodas are stuffed with calories, as well as an excess of refined sugars. Quite aside from the health angle, stocking up on store-bought soda soon gets … Read more

The 12 Best Tea Kettles


The art of making tea is associated with the trademark whistling of a kettle. Modern kettles can do much more than whistle when the water is boiled, though. You can find many electric kettles with programmable temperatures so you can get all types of tea and coffee steeping at just the right temperature. You’ll also … Read more

The 12 Best Deep Fat Fryers


While we fully embrace air fryers and love the way you can get healthy and crispy golden food without using much cooking oil. The things is, air fryers cannot compete with deep fat fryers when it comes to imparting that trademark taste. Our advice? Keep your air fryer for a variety of new and inspiring … Read more

The 15 Best Flatware and Silverware Sets


Flatware, also known as silverware, is one of the most crucial parts of any kitchen, but how can you establish which is the right set for you? Well, unfortunately, there’s so much choice in this market segment that it’s only too easy to end up with cheap or low-quality silverware if you don’t know what … Read more

How to Roast Chestnuts in the Oven


Chestnuts might be bitter in their raw state but learning how to roast chestnuts properly brings out a delicate sweetness. Roasted chestnuts are similar in texture to sweet potatoes, and they come fully to the fore during the holiday season. In Europe, Italians start eating chestnuts from the beginning of fall. Many traditionalists insist that … Read more

The 12 Best Lunch Boxes


Lunch is a vital meal, and it’s particularly valuable if you often find yourself crunched for time and skipping breakfast. By making the choice to take homemade lunches to work or school, you can take control of what you put into your body or the bodies of your children. Beyond this, buying takeout lunch every … Read more

The 10 Best Lump Charcoals for a Traditional BBQ


When it comes to grilling, nothing can rival the flavor and aroma imparted by cooking with a charcoal grill. What about the fuel, though? Well, while you might initially think of charcoal briquettes, it’s well worth considering the authentic option of lump charcoal. In essence, charcoal briquettes and lump charcoal are one and the same … Read more

Top 20 Delicious Thai Dishes to Make at Home


Thai cuisine is intensely alluring for foodies the world over. From rich and creamy curries bathed in fragrant sauces to tasty snacks and delectable desserts, you are truly spoiled for choice. There are five core flavors that need delicately balancing to make authentic Thai dishes: Sweet Spicy Sour Salty Bitter Thai cuisine has been strongly … Read more