Appliances / Kitchen Tools Guides

I've created these articles covering the best rice cookers to buy, slow cookers, portable induction cookers, kettles, kitchen utensils, and other accessories for cooking healthy hearty meals in a modern kitchen so that they may help you make informed choices. My buyer's guides will take you through everything you need to know when choosing the particular appliance or product. You'll also find how-to articles and answers to frequently asked questions.

How To Clean Crock Pot Inside Out And Top To Bottom

how to clean a crock pot base and insert

Here I cover the ins and outs of cleaning a slow cooker with a ceramic bowl (AKA crock pot). This includes how to clean a crock pot with burnt on food, how to clean the crock pot base, the lid, and how to deal with smells, stains, and grease residue, as well as how to … Read more

Can You Cook Things Dry In A Slow Cooker?

can you dry cook in a crock pot

It can be hard finding time to make a delicious meal for your family every night. One way you can do this is by using a slow cooker. A chicken stew or a chili mince is great… but you could do with a bit of variety, right?  What if you could come home to a tender … Read more

Does Your Kettle Keep Turning Itself On? This Might Be Why

KETTLE TURNING ITSELF ON AND OFF BY ITSELF

Kettles can be a source of frustration when they malfunction, for example, when they keep turning on without explanation. It can be disconcerting – and even dangerous – to find any appliance to have “a mind of its own,” so if your kettle keeps turning itself on, the sooner you take care of it the … Read more

Do This If Your Rice Cooker Burns Rice on Bottom

Most people look forward to getting a rice cooker because they think it will mean effortless, fluffy, perfectly cooked rice. But, the truth is that it can still take time and experimenting to get that perfect rice, even if you’re using a rice cooker. If you find your rice cooker burns rice, i.e. it is … Read more

Are Ceramic Kettles Safe? What You Must Know

Are ceramic electric kettles safe

Some say that ceramic kettles add matchless appeal to the kitchen. There appears to be much to gain when considering an upgrade to a ceramic electric kettle. But are ceramic kettles safe? Here I look at what you need to know most about electric ceramic kettles, including the pros and cons of using them.  Compared … Read more