Appliances & Cooking Tools

Appliances & Cooking Tools are necessary to have in your kitchen. The correct tool or appliance can turn a difficult task into an easy one. Learn about the difference between copper and stainless steel pots and pans, non-stick cookware and much more.

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Induction cooking has been favored across Europe for decades and is now gaining traction in the U.S. So, what's the difference between induction, gas and electric for cooking?

By Laurie L. Dove

You don't have to fry your food when you can get the same crispy results with hot air.

By Stephanie Vermillion

Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks. But what's the best way to brew the stuff? That depends on who you ask.

By Jeremy Glass


Is this workhorse of kitchen equipment missing from your arsenal? We'll tell you why you need one.

By Jeremy Glass

Instant Pot is all the rage. But what's the big deal? What makes this pressure cooker so great?

By Shaun Chavis

If you've shopped for cookware lately, you've probably noticed the shocking price range for pots and pans. But does the average cook, just making dinner for the family, gain anything from spending more?

By Julia Layton

Instead of a jitterbug, do a slow dance in the kitchen with an ingenious method of cooking that has reinvented meal making for busy working folk. Let the slow cooker do the hard part for you.

By Sara Elliott


Cooking tool fads come and go, but experienced cooks always come back to the classics. What cooking tools do you need most for your kitchen?

By John Fuller & Caitlin Uttley

Small kitchen appliances such as blenders and food processors make cooking easier. The problem is, how do you decide which appliance is right, and how do you use it to create the perfect dish? These kitchen appliance tips will help you operate these gadgets.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

A slow cooker can give you a home-cooked meal even if you're stuck working long hours. This article answers common slow cooker questions. Learn about using a slow cooker, including advice on slow cooker size, food safety, and more.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Successful cooking and baking requires that you follow the oven temperature in the recipe. This article answers oven questions, such as how to check oven temperature, how a convection oven differs from a conventional oven, and more.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine


This article has the answers to your parchment paper questions. Parchment paper can help you eliminate the need to grease baking pans, and makes for easy clean-up. Learn what parchment paper is, and how you can use it in baking and other cooking.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Self-cleaning ovens use a temperature cycle to burn off spills leftover from baking, without the use of any chemicals. Learn more about self-cleaning ovens and what to use it for.

Baking and broiling are completely different ways to cook food. When do you use which setting? We'll tell you.

There are a number of appliances, like rice cookers, that "know" when they should turn off. Learn how this technology works to help your appliances running smoothly.