Tag Archives: kitchen

Shop Projects: Making a Chinese kitchen knife stand

I was recently in China and, as tends to be the case, I came home with a selection of tools and kitchen knives.  Unfortunately, as Chinese kitchen knives tend to have taller blades than most others and even vegetable knives … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: InstantPot IP-DUO60 Electric Pressure Cooker

For years a friend has been extolling the virtues of her electric bean cooker (essentially a slow cooker with a timer) , so I was sort-of in the market for one if I ever came across it.  Then one day … Continue reading

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Real Life Review – Vivo 7 lb sausage stuffer

Although I technically could have used the stuffing attachment for my stand mixer to fill the casings on my recent foray into sausagemaking, I’ve used similar devices in the past and found it to be rather difficult to keep supplying … Continue reading

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Trying out the sausage stuffer

I am addicted to tools, and the kitchen is no exception. I recently received a gift card to a kitchen supply store, and when I came across a shiny red and polished stainless steel sausage stuffer I was hooked. It … Continue reading

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Thoughts on replacing a 36” stove

I recently bought a new house and it came with a new stove. Or at least new to me, as the stove itself predated the house by many years. The initial checks done during the inspection were satisfactory; the burners … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Slatted shelf

Having used the piece of plywood I had intended to use to build a cabinet next to the stove for the kitchen bookshelf project, I decided to see what other materials I had which I could use to make a … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Kitchen bookshelf

Kitchens never seem to have enough space, either on the counter or in the cupboards and cabinets. It also doesn’t help when the primary daily entrance to the house is through the kitchen. Over the course of several years the … Continue reading

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