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Sealed vs non-sealed burners

The inexpensive kind put in rentals. The ones under $500. You're probably not familiar with those since you have 2 homes and 2 pro ranges. ;-)

Dec 16, 2008
eatzealot in Cookware

Induction vs. Gas Stove [moved from Home Cooking]

I'm also wondering about energy efficiency in terms of the electricity bill. Does anyone know if induction is actually cheaper (not including the up front cost)?

Aug 07, 2008
eatzealot in Cookware

Countertop material: granite vs. solid surface (corian) vs. engineered stone (silestone)

I'd just like to reiterate what someone else said: that granite, quartz, marble are not sustainable resources, i.e. once it comes out of the ground it does not come back. There are many other choices. Recycled glass, paper; concrete, etc.
http://vetrazzo.com/
http://www.richlite.com/countertop/
http://www.brookscustom.com/
http://www.shetkastone.com/

Mar 04, 2008
eatzealot in Cookware

Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)

I make it with balsamic + lemon juice, yum. Also - don't forget to toast the bread, otherwise it's too soggy.

Jul 30, 2007
eatzealot in Recipes

Small Kitchen DIY Fixes: Submit Your Stories

We have no cupboards (rental), just a pantry with shelves, so I got a pegboard and put it above the stove for the pans. It's convenient and space-saving.

In case the photo attachment doesn't work: http://flickr.com/photos/fotolulu/100...

Mar 29, 2007
eatzealot in Not About Food

How to Dice an Onion

First, I love the videos; they're very well done. I just wanted to add that although this is the standard taught in culinary schools, I learned another method for dicing an onion from the Zuni Cafe cookbook that I find to be much easier and safer, albeit less uniform. Basically it's the same except you cut off the ends and make the even cuts crosswise. Then you push the slices down flat, (sort of like pushing down standing dominoes) and dice from there. To each their own. ;-)

Jan 17, 2007
eatzealot in Features