If you love to cook or bake, you probably know the frustration of not having the right tool when you want it. Ever tried to make dough without a rolling pin? The nearest wine bottle just doesn’t cut it! You might also be familiar with losing cabinet space to cool gadgets that barely get used or having to upgrade knives, pans, and other essentials because you didn’t buy the right thing the first time.
Having the right tools makes a big difference when it comes to cooking results, and it also makes cooking a lot more fun.
So how to cut through the noise and find just the right tools for your cooking style? On this website you’ll find two main types of resources: Information Guides and Buyer Guides.
Information Guides explain what the different types of options are and their tradeoffs. Will your kitchen function best with ceramic cookware, nonstick, stainless steel, or something else? When you’re shopping for a new grill to feed 6-8 people, how big should it to be? Is it better to get a gas grill, a charcoal grill, or a combo? (Or secret options infrared and pellet?) The Information Guides will save you from getting lost in the details.
Buyer Guides will help you pick the best solution for specific products. When you’re buying a slicing knife, do you want a forged or a stamped blade? Pointed or rounded tips? The buyer guides explain what to look for when you’re shopping so you always select the best products for your needs. I also include my top picks, including the best quality option, the best value option, and direct comparisons of all the details that matter.
Let’s dig in!
Choose the Best Cookware
Different pan types and cookware materials require different considerations for cooking style, durability, price, ease of cleaning, and even safety. The best place to start if you’re looking for new cookware is with my cookware info guides.
Cookware Information Guides
- Know the tradeoffs between cookware materials and different types of pots and pans
- Compare the pros and cons of ceramic, nonstick, or stainless steel cookware
- Learn the benefits of ceramic cookware
Cookware Buyer Guides:
Pick the best pots and pans for your individual stove and cooking needs.
Find the Best Kitchen Knives
When it comes to kitchen knives, the variety of types, the number of brands, and the massive differences in price can get confusing very quickly. You don’t need a fancy knife block with all the different types in order to have a well stocked kitchen. Once you know what they’re all used for, you’ll know which ones are actually essential for your needs.
Kitchen Knife Info Guides
- Get to know all the different types of kitchen knives and what they’re used for
Kitchen Knife Buyer Guides:
Find the knives that you’ll still be happily cutting with 10 years from now.
Pick the Perfect Grill
Grills can get very expensive, and there are a lot of sizes and features available which your family may or may not care about. Most of us only want one grill, so it’s crucial to make sure the one you pick is the perfect one.
Grill Info Guides
- Learn the tradeoffs between the different types of grills (gas, charcoal, electric, and more)
Grill Buyer Guides:
Find the best grill for you, based on your price range and grilling style.