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The Home Depot
(907)451-9003
601 Johansen Expressway
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Sears
(907) 474-4450
3115 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -9pm
Sat:8am -9pm
Sun:11am -6pm

Home Depot 1302
(907) 276-2006
400 Rodeo Pl
Anchorage, AK
 
Home Depot
(907) 644-5646
1715 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)451-9003
601 Johansen Expressway
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(907) 451-4700
425 Merhar Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

JC Penney
(907) 479-7933
1875 University Ave S #2
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00
Sun Closed

Home Depot 8940
(907) 644-5646
1715 Abbott Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Home Depot
(907) 276-2006
400 Rodeo Place
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)644-5646
1715 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Tools of the Trade

The Tools of the Trade

(FeatureSource) A good cook needs good tools. That is why it is important to take a look at your very own kitchen tools-pots, pans, and knives. They are an intricate and essential part of your kitchen, yet many people overlook their importance.

You may be overwhelmed with the choices you have to make when it comes to pots, pans, and knives. That may even be the reason you have kept the same old kitchen tools for years! But with some help from Don Silvers, author of the book, "Kitchen Design with Cooking in Mind" ($24.95; NMI Publishers), you will be guided through the endless world of kitchen tools.

Here is some advice from Silvers, a Certified Kitchen Designer and certified chef:

POTS AND PANS

--LIDS SHOULD FIT TIGHT
A tight lid is like a tightly closed oven-it ensures no heat or moisture escapes, and creates a mini-over on the cook top.

--WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF HANDLE FOR A POT OR PAN? 
A metal handle is the best choice for a handle. Many pots and pans now have metal handles that do not get hot when used on a cook top. And a metal handle is the only handle that can go into an oven.

The material the pot or pan is made out of also effects your cooking experience:

--WHY IS CAST IRON EXCELLENT FOR SLOW COOKING FOODS BUT UNSUITABLE FOR SAUTEING? 
A cast iron pot or pan absorbs heat slowly, distributes it evenly and retains the heat for a long time. These very qualities that make it excellent for slow cooking foods make it unworkable for fast cooking processes, such as sautéing.

--WHAT SHOULD YOU BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHEN USING AN ALUMINUM POT OR PAN? 
Aluminum is an excellent heat conductor and diffuser, but it will react chemically with acids, and can darken, discolor and change the taste of some acidic foods. A white sauce, for example, may turn gray in an aluminum pot if you've made a tomato sauce in it a week or two earlier. Because of this, many people choose to use their aluminum pots and pans for specific foods.

KNIVES

--WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FORGED AND STAMPED KNIFE? 
Forged knives are made form one piece of metal, whereas a stamped knife may be made from several pieces making it easier to break. When deciding what type of knife you should purchase, buy a forged, rather than a stamped knife. Forged knives have superior weight and balance, which translates into less stress on your hand.

--IS YOUR KNIFE COLLAR BIG ENOUGH? 
A quality knife has a one-half-inch-think collar, the edge of the knife that butts up against your hand on the underside. The blade should extend into a triple-riveted wood-not plastic-handle, which yields better traction for greasy hands. A quality knife will feel balanced.

--WHAT IS THE KEY TO A GOOD KNIFE? 
Sharpness. Whenever you use a knife, you need to straighten the blade edge. This is done with an instrument called a steel, which is an elongated steel rod with a rough-grained ...

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