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Questions tagged [equipment]

Questions on selecting, maintaining, and using cooking tools and equipment.

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How to stop sweet/sugary dressings from ruining a baking dish?

Through trial and error I've discovered that squeezing a fresh lime over roast parsnips (prior to roasting) make the end product absoutely sublime. The problem however is that the sticky sweet lime ...
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What knives are “required” for a serious home kitchen?

I consider myself a serious home cook. What knives are essential?
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Cutting boards: What are some general tips on purchasing and using a cutting board?

I have heard various debates on the merits of wood versus synthetic cutting boards, and their affect on food safety, knife edges, and ease of cleaning and storage. What are the pros and cons of the ...
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Can you hone a knife properly by using another knife?

I recall seeing this in movies. Can it be called the poor man's steel?
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Wok preparation and caring

What is a good technique for initially seasoning a wok, keeping it seasoned, and preventing rust?