How-To Guides

I've created these articles on how to carry out caring for your kitchen device so that they may help you maintain your items at their best for longer. You'll find how-to articles and answers to frequently asked questions including how to care for, store, and use them, about their safety, and other tips and hints on improving performance.

Can You Dry Cook In A Slow Cooker?

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

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

Black Residue on Cast Iron Skillet…Is it Harmful?

Sometimes when you’re cooking with a cast iron pan, you might get black specks that appear in your food. You may also find a dark residue when wiping the pan after cleaning. What is that black stuff and should you be worried? Here’s what to know and how to avoid this black residue on cast … 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

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