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Storing Stainless Steel

I am going to be storing my stainless steel flatware and cookware for several years (at least 2), and I cannot seem to find any information on how to go about it. My things will be going into a basement, so I am planning on storing everything in those plastic storage totes, Do you think that I would be okay to just use packing paper next to the stainless steel surfaces and bubble wrap between items for the cookware?

I also have one cast iron. It's barely seasoned, but I cannot imagine storing it in this condition. Any suggestions?

Sep 01, 2013
kobes18 in Cookware

Finally acquired a taste for beer - what's next

I'm not saying that I will never like it, but I think that it was a little bit overly ambitious for me to try it at this point. I found it extremely strong, and not in a good way.

Feb 03, 2013
kobes18 in Beer

Finally acquired a taste for beer - what's next

I am in the Chicagoland area.

Feb 03, 2013
kobes18 in Beer

Finally acquired a taste for beer - what's next

So I've recently been hanging out with a friend who is a big Miller Lite fan, and somehow, after years of hating beer, I can drink one without grimacing. I'm determined to cultivate this because i'm sick of paying too much for mixed drinks only for them to be gone in minutes.

I am well aware that Miller Lite is not what you would call a quality beer, and I'd like to continue my beer education without just haphazardly picking ones to try (this led to me buying a scotch ale that will never be drunk)

So, any suggestions for decent beer that will not be too strong for a newbie?

Feb 02, 2013
kobes18 in Beer

Cookware Size for Electric Range

Hello all,

I am moving out on my own (finally!) and the apartment I am renting has an electric (coil) range - I was planning on buying Tramontina stainless steel cookware from Walmart, but I'm not sure about what size to get. Everything I have read here suggests getting larger saute pans, but as someone who has literally never used an electric stove, I am wondering how well the larger (12") pan would work? The coils seem very small to be able to distribute heat to the entire pan.

I was looking at this set http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina-8-Piece-Cookware-Set/5716478?findingMethod=rr, which has 8 inch and 10 inch saute pans. I cannot really afford the bigger 10 piece set with the 12 inch pan (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina-12-18-10-Tri-Ply-Clad-Stainless-Steel-Saute-Pan/5716483), but I could always just buy the pan by itself http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina-... and fill in with other pieces.

I would appreciate any advice I can get. My cooking ability extremely limited, but I would like to learn, and choosing the right cookware will help me start.

Oct 19, 2012
kobes18 in Cookware