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Are Dutch Ovens Worth It

Are Dutch Ovens Worth It? Our Honest Assessment

Dutch ovens are so beautiful but so expensive! So are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Let’s find out.

Gifts for People Who Like To Cook

35 Creative Gifts For People Who Like To Cook

Impress food lovers with one of these 35 stunning gifts for people who like to cook! We have something for everyone from the new cook to the pro chef.

Why is Le Creuset So Expensive

10 Reasons Why Le Creuset Is So Expensive

Le Creuset is known to be a premium, expensive brand. Just why is it so costly, and why do so many consumers clamor for Le Creuset?

Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven Review

2024 Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven Review

I’m a Le Creuset snob who gave Lodge’s enameled Dutch Oven a try. Does it hold up to Le Creuset’s standard, or is it a poor substitute?

Is Staub Non-Toxic

Is Staub “Non-Toxic” and Safe to Use? All You Need to Know

Free of PFAS, enamel cast iron like Staub can be completely safe – or it can be tainted with lead and cadmium. Is Staub non-toxic? Let’s discuss the safety of Staub cookware.

Best Italian Cookware Brands

The Best Italian Cookware Brands Worth Buying in 2024

Thinking about getting some new pots and pans for cooking authentic Italian cuisine? Explore the top Italian cookware brands and find the perfect additions to your kitchen.

Kitchen Utensils Made In The USA

We Found the Best Kitchen Utensils Made in the USA

There’s a lot of talk about buying US-made cookware, but what about kitchen utensils? We found the best options for USA made wood, metal, and plastic utensils.

Testing Dutch Ovens With Lead Swabs

Testing Dutch Ovens For Lead at Home- Everything You Need to Know

We tested cast iron and enamel cast iron cookware with lead swabs at home to see if this is a reliable technique. Test results on Le Creuset and Lodge – with photos!

Cast Iron vs Ceramic Cookware

Cast Iron vs Ceramic Cookware – Which is Better?

Cast iron, ceramic nonstick, and pure ceramic are popular cookware materials with pros and cons. Let’s directly compare all three so you can decide which is best for you?

What Is Carbon Steel Cookware

All About Carbon Steel Pans – And Why You Need One In Your Kitchen

Carbon steel is a highly underrated cookware material that is a useful addition to every kitchen. I will explain exactly what carbon steel is and what it’s useful for.

Best French Cookware Brands

We Found the Best Cookware Brands Made in France

France is known for high-quality cookware that has been setting trends since the 1800s. Now, there are a few select brands made in France. Let me introduce you to them.

Best German Cookware Brands

Top 5 Cookware Brands Made in Germany – Chosen by a Pro Chef

There are only a few select brands available made in Germany, but what is out there is top-notch. Let me take you through these brands and my favorite products from each.