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A double boiler setup is crucial when you're gently heating foods such as chocolate, eggs for custard, or certain sauces, but I don't do enough gentle heating to buy one, and you probably don't either. Luckily, you can make one from stuff you already have; all you need is a pot, a bowl, and a chopstick or wooden spoon.
Everyone should have a wide-mouth canning funnel. It is a bold proposition, I know. You don't even can, probably. Certainly, I do not can. Moreover, I have no plans to can. I do not have a robust tomato crop to preserve, for one thing, and also I am nervous about hobbies that can give me botulism. (This is due to my own lack of vigilance; canning is great!)
Salad greens can start to go bad within a day if you don't store them properly. This salad spinner trick makes sure they get washed, and stay fresh for up to a month.
Mandolines are efficient tools for saving time in the kitchen, but they can be dangerous if you don't use them correctly. These four tips will get you slicing vegetables quicker than ever, and help you keep your fingers in the process.
A digital kitchen scale is an essential tool for anybody that likes to cook or bake. They provide accuracy for making your recipes more reliable and easy to cook. If you're in the market for one, these are the qualities you should look for.