|Pots and Pans||Grill Accessories|
Here are my recommendations for some basic products for the beginner or experienced cook in need of some guidance. Much more will be added over time becoming a complete shopping guide.
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My Best Recommendations
Accurate thermometers are a must for accurate cooking. As they say, knowledge is power. A good thermometer will take you from an ok to an excellent cook.
I love my Thermopen, but it is expensive. A cheaper thermometer will be slower but will still be fine. A good thermometer (like the Thermopen) will outlast a cheaper thermometer many times over and save you lots of money and heartache with improperly prepared meat.
To grill well, you need to know the surface temperature of the grill. Don’t spend a lot on this since they discolor and don’t last long.
An oven thermometer should occasionally be used to check the accuracy of your cooking. The oven is one of the most common inaccuracies people have with cooking.
|Thermapen||Thermopop||Rubbermaid Commercial Oven Thermometer|
|From Thermoworks||Thermoworks||From Amazon|
|My one must have tool.||A cheaper but excellent tool.||I have this one and it works great.|
|CDN Grill Surface Thermometer|
Good knives are a must. Dull cheap knives are much more likely to injury you and will make your cooking experience frustrating. There are many excellent brands. I personally own and use these recommendations daily.
Pots and Pans
The copper bottom stuff you grew up with will NOT do.
Modern cookware will conduct heat much better. I now use mostly All-Clad, but Calphalon and many others make excellent products.
Now go to William-Sonoma website and sign up for the mailing list. The daily emails are good but about once per month, they have an unbelievable deal.
Lastly, you must have some cast iron. It is cheap and lasts for generations. I like Lodge if your mother won’t give you hers.
A few recommended grilling accessories. There are a ton of great toys to be had out there. These are useful.
|Cast Iron Smoker Box||Wood Chips||Charcoal Chimney|
|From Amazon||From Amazon||From Amazon|
|Smoke for a lifetime.|
September 22, 2016