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Culinary Arts Tools & Equipment

Not sure of the best type of pan for cooking eggs? Wondering about the difference between plastic and wooden cutting boards? And how do you sharpen a chef's knife, anyway? I'll answer those questions and more in this section, so read on!
  1. Knives & Cutlery (8)
  2. Cutting Boards (5)

Vitamix 5200 Blender Review
Check out this review of the Vitamix 5200 Blender. Is it worth the money? Is it the best blender ever?

Immersion Blender
What is an Immersion Blender? An immersion blender is a tool used for blending soups, sauces and other liquids. Read more about immersion blenders.

Double Boiler
What is a Double Boiler? A double boiler is a kitchen tool used for applying gentle heat to delicate preparations such as ... Read the definition of double boiler.

Potato Ricer
What is a Potato Ricer? A potato ricer is a kitchen tool used for pressing potatoes and other soft foods into ... Read the definition of Potato Ricer.

Food Mill
What is a Food Mill? In the culinary arts, a food mill is a device used for grinding or pureeing foods into ... Read the definition of Food Mill.

What Is a Springform Pan?
A springform pan is a round pan with removable sides that's used for making certain kinds of desserts and savory dishes.

Dutch Oven
What is a Dutch Oven? A Dutch oven is a heavy cooking pot with a tightly fitting lid that is good for ... Read the definition of Dutch oven.

Pizza Peel
There are two kinds of pizza peel, one for putting uncooked pizzas into the oven, and another kind for taking them out. Learn why you need to know the difference.

Induction Cooktop
Induction cooking uses an electromagnetic field to heat up a pan while leaving the cooking surface cool to the touch and without heating the air around the cooktop.

Chef's Jacket
The traditional white chef's jacket is among the most recognizable pieces of clothing in the world. But there's more to that unique design than you might think. A chef's jacket is actually an important tool, and each of its distinctive features serves a specific purpose.

Butane Culinary Torch
A culinary torch enables chefs to direct a precise jet of flame onto a custard (for crème brûlée), gratin, meringue or many other items. With the increasing popularity of sous-vide or "vacuum cooking", many chefs use a torch for browning the food before serving.

Instant-Read Thermometer
So named because it gives a temperature reading very quickly, an instant-read thermometer is a must for any practitioner of the culinary arts.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer
The beautiful thing about these KitchenAid stand mixers is that with all the different attachments available, you can do everything from rolling out pasta dough, grinding your own meat -- you can even make fresh sausages!

What is a Griddle? In the culinary arts, a grill is a piece of cooking equipment that features a flat cooking surface with a heat source underneath.

A grill is not the same thing as a griddle, although the two are similar. The difference has to do with the cooking surface.

How to Clean Cast Iron
Do you know the right way to clean your cast iron cookware? Check out this guide to cleaning cast iron in three simple steps.

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