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Different Types of Cutting Boards!

We use cutting boards for a variety of things. There are gorgeous, marble cutting boards and charcuterie boards that we use to serve our tasty treats. We even use our cutting boards to decorate our kitchens when they are not in use…like those cutting boards adorned with wines of the world, panoramic countryside vistas and adorable, funny chefs. There are …

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The Most Irritating Thing about Making Coffee

Hands down, the most irritating thing about making coffee is separating those dad-gummed coffee filters! When you wander down the stairs and into the kitchen, bleary eyed and barely conscious, simply hoping to fill your senses and your gullet with a well-deserved cup of Joe, the last thing you need is that whole ever so annoying coffee filter fumbling process! …

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Salt…Different Kinds…Why?

Remember that “sugar and spice and everything nice” thing? I think salt may be the nice part to which they were referring. Salt can showcase and squelch certain flavors within food, such as curbing bitterness and reducing sweetness. It can also make dishes multi-dimension in flavor. There are many types of salt. So which do we choose? Kosher salt is …

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The Perfect Grilled Cheese

Cheese…the sustenance of life. Well, maybe not quite, but for many of us it comes close! It oozes from our macaroni; our shells are stuffed with it, we sprinkle it liberally on our pasta; and it is often the show- stopper on our charcuterie boards. As Rudolph is the most famous reindeer of all, grilled cheese may very well be …

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Cookware That Is Microwave Safe

It’s always good to play it safe…microwave safe! You have to be careful with the cookware you use in the microwave. Pottery items, unglazed earthenware, cut glass, soft polythene plastics, disposable aluminum pans, stainless steel, other metals and even dishes with metal trim are all a big “NO” for microwave oven use. Additionally, all dishes and cookware that are microwave-safe …

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Buying a Good Frying Pan, It’s Worth the Money

Have you ever seen those ancient black and white comedies where the old lady in a kerchief chased away the crooks with a frying pan and that same lady armed with the same frying pan threatened her husband who had spent too much time at the pub? Apparently, back in the day, a frying pan was an excellent tool to …

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Butter on the Counter – Is It Safe?

I think we can all – or at least most of us – agree that everything is better with butter. If you are in the “yay for butter” camp, listen up buttercup because this butter blog was written just for you! We all like spreadable butter, right? I mean, who doesn’t prefer soft, creamy butter to a hard pat of …

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Shaken or Stirred Cocktails: What Is the Difference?

Let’s start with the iconic James Bond, shall we? “Shaken, not stirred” is, of course, the iconic phrase used by James Bond when ordering his favorite beverage. It may be because research indicates that shaking a martini breaks down the ingredients better, leaving it with more antioxidants. Antioxidants can help reduce the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, cataracts and more; …

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Out With the Bad, In With the New…Kitchen Supplies, That Is!

Do you have a can opener that is so old that it can barely stab through can lids? How about knives as dull as watching Aunt Beatrice play pinochle with her pals and gadgets so past their prime that they have slipped from innovation to antique status? You’re not the only one! However, no matter the kitchen dilemma or how …

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Food to Bring You Luck in the New Year…Some Say

Pretty girls and handsome boys have been known to provide a kiss for good luck. Some professional baseball players wear their lucky socks every game without a wash (yuck) in hopes that good luck will be bestowed upon them (more likely wrinkled noses). Lottery players often play their lucky numbers time and time again with the end-goal being a mansion …

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Why Use Shelf Liners in Your Fridge

I think we’ve all used shelf liners a time or two, but have you ever used shelf liners in your refrigerator? Maybe you should!  Ever have those little (or big) spills or leaky meats or packages in your fridge that are a mess to clean up, not to mention gross and a possible health hazard? Yeah, I think we all …

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Different Knives for Different Occasions

Each knife has a different purpose, and a properly stocked kitchen contains each of those knives. Houseware Warehouse is pretty sharp when it comes to knives, so here are a few tips from the folks at Houseware Warehouse on which knives to use for each occasion… One of the most important things a well-stocked kitchen can have in its food …

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How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

Seasoning your cast iron skillet is the key to its preservation and the creation of a natural, non-stick finish. It’s really easy too! Just coat your skillet with cooking oil. Then bake it in a 300-degree oven for an hour. You may want to place foil under your pan to avoid any mess. Wipe away any excess shortening. That is …

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Why You Should Tenderize Meat

Taking the time to tenderize meat can change even the toughest cuts into juicy, succulent dishes that will leave them begging for more! Tenderizing is a process which breaks down the muscle fibers in meat to soften it so that it cuts more easily, is easier to chew and even tastes better. The good news is that tenderizing meat is …

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What to Do with Your Leftovers

Well, the holidays are here, with all of the over-the-top food they bring. If you’re wondering what to prepare with all of the excess, don’t worry. There are plenty of yummy things you can do to convert those leftovers into lusciousness! Many of us cook a huge turkey for Christmas, so let’s talk turkey! If you have a fresh loaf …

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How to Cook a Ham

Although the popular, spiral-cut, honey-glazed ham may be what you picture when you think of ham, there are a variety of hams and the best way to cook them depends greatly on which one you buy. For instance, a country ham – harvested from pigs that have been fed fruits and nuts to produce a flavorful meat – is packed …

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The Basics of Canning

Canning helps spread deliciousness throughout the entire year. It can save you money too. Plus, the holiday season is upon us and homemade preserves, roasted red peppers and giardiniera can make beautiful gifts. The even better news is that it just might be easier than you may think, so let’s get your can on… Okay, first we need to keep …

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A Steak Cooking Guide

A good steak is one of the best meals around if it’s cooked right; and cooking a steak right can vary greatly from palate to palate. So here are some helpful tips to please them all! For a delicious crust, it’s best to use a paper towel to pat your steaks dry and then allow them to sit for about …

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Christmas Traditional Foods

Once a year we receive the wonderful gift of enjoying our favorite, traditional Christmas foods – all the stuff that tantalizes our taste buds and brings back our best memories of the holiday season. What could be better than the buttery crunch of a Christmas cookie, glistening with sugar or lovingly decorated with red and green sprinkles? Hmmm, maybe a …

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Deep Frying vs. Roasting a Turkey

Ok, so, the first thing you need to know about deep frying versus roasting your Thanksgiving turkey is that deep frying may be tasty, but you pay for that deliciousness in fat and calories. For example, there are about 190 calories and 11 grams of fat in a 3.5 ounce piece of deep fried turkey, while a portion of roasted …

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Paper or Reusable Coffee Filters, Pros and Cons

Ah, the perfect up of coffee…some say it is dependent upon the type of coffee you use. Some say it is more reliant on your brewing method. Others say it depends on whether or not your beans are freshly ground. It certainly could be all of the above, but let’s not forget about the filter. Yep, the type of coffee …

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How to Properly Deep Fry a Turkey

You have to be careful when you are working with hot oil, but if you take proper safety precautions, deep frying a turkey can be a wonderful thing! The first thing you want to make sure of is that your turkey is small enough to fit in the fryer with enough oil surrounding it to cook evenly. Most fryers can …

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Coffee vs. Tea – Which Is Healthier for You?

If you are like most people, coffee’s tantalizing aroma can draw you out of bed and into the kitchen before your eyes even open. That morning cup can help motivate you and a cup later in the day can help you through that afternoon slump. Those in the tea camp have their own list of virtues to tout – such …

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Candied Yams = Candied Yums!

What would Thanksgiving dinner be without candied yams? The even better thing is that the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe is easy as pie! All you need is a 29 ounce can of sweet potatoes, ¼ cup of butter cut into pieces, ½ cup of brown sugar and 1 ½ c miniature marshmallows. Place the butter pieces evenly over the …

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Attention Restaurant Owners: Save Money by Shopping at Houseware Warehouse!

Want to know one of the best kept secrets of restaurant owners, bar managers and other food and beverage industry entrepreneurs? They shop at Houseware Warehouse for quality, cost-effective kitchen and bar supplies! During these tumultuous times, anyway you can save money in business is a huge help; and Houseware Warehouse offers tons of ways to save! Bars can use …

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Butter Warmers…Why

Want to learn some kitchen hacks that are spreading like warm butter? Butter warmers are an excellent kitchen tool with more uses than you may realize. Okay, so here’s just one instance when a butter warmer is necessary. You know how melted butter coagulates and hardens back up in what seems to be total of one second after you set …

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Salt and Pepper Sets, the Cuteness Needed for Any Kitchen!

Want to up your kitchen cute factor? How about adding an adorable salt and pepper holder, made of resin and including glass salt and pepper shakers to fit? You can get yours at Houseware Warehouse, America’s online kitchen wholesaler of choice! Simply visit housewarewarehouse.net to browse through our online catalog including these charming kitchen accoutrements. Choose from various farm scenes …

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On Sale! Check Out Our Closeouts!

Houseware Warehouse is the leading online kitchen wholesaler, serving the entire U.S. of A and offering up an enormous selection of quality kitchen and household supplies, fast, reliable shipping, knowledgeable, friendly customer service and competitive pricing to help business owners successfully grow their businesses. However, for even deeper discounts, Houseware Warehouse shoppers only need to visit the “Closeouts” section at …

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Why Strain Your Muscles When There Is a Tool for That? Get a Jar Opener!

Have you ever heard a woman who has become disenchanted with masculine wiles say, “The only reason I need a man around is to open my jars”? Well, now you don’t. There are jar openers that come in all shapes and sizes that use the laws of physics to seemingly magically open jars that might have otherwise been an enigma.  …

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Grill Toppers, Why They Are Good to Have

You can’t be king of the grill without the tools to prove it. Any savvy griller knows you need long-handled tongs, a fabulous flipper and a barbeque mop for the most righteous, juicy ribs; but don’t forget about the grill topper. No skillful barbeque grill handler can be without a grill topper! The reasons you want a grill topper are …

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Butter Dish, a History

Originally used to keep butter cool in the absence of refrigerators, butter dishes have always been pretty as well as useful. One eloquent way butter was served in the 18 th century was in silver shell butter dishes modeled after scallop shells and adorned with two or three tiny “ball feet”. Back in the day, butter came in molded rounds, …

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Unleash Your Inner Baker

Longing for lava cake oozing with warm chocolate, steaming biscuits heaped with generous toppings of fruit and fresh whipped cream or lady fingers delicately dipped in coffee and layered ever so gingerly? Now is a great time to revel in sweet comfort foods from chocolate delights including gooey s’mores and brownies, bacon fat chocolate chip cookies, sea salted dark chocolate …

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Hot Ideas for Summer Grillin’

With Labor Day not far from our thoughts and summer still in full swing, it’s only right that we get our grill on, and Houseware Warehouse has just what you need. Here are some hot ideas for any summer soiree! So, imagine corn grilled to perfection and slathered in butter. All you need to make that happen is a corn …

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Always Cooking Up Something Good at Houseware Warehouse!

Houseware Warehouse is that one-stop, online wholesale shop for everything you can possibly imagine for your kitchen. There are restaurant and catering supplies; and you can find barware, spices and flavorings and nifty new products like the two-piece colander and bowl set or the microwavable bowl holder that is shaped like a bowl so you can safely remove bowls from …

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Cooking Can Cure Your Social Distancing Blues

Want to know one of the best tonics for treating the boredom born of social distancing? Cooking! Cooking up something good in the kitchen can be the perfect recipe to rid your entire house of the quarantine blues. From cornbread muffins baked in a cast iron skillet, to blending up berry smoothies or going all out on a pot roast, …

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Cook like a Pro

We love to watch pro football – jam-packed with our favorite teams pitted against each other, complete with the sound of helmets crashing and the jubilance of end-zone dancing…plus maybe with a few rowdy friends sprinkled in just to add a little more flavor. We hire professionals to fix everything from our cars to our computers; and what crazy person …

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Caterers Love Using Our Deep Steam Table Pans

We Americans do love our stuff steamy. We nestle into our comfy couches and become engrossed in steamy romance novels (Come on now…fess up.); we swoon over the aroma wafting from a steaming cup of coffee; and we cleanse our pores and detox our bodies in rejuvenating steam baths.  And no matter what your preference in sustenance – from savory …

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Are Placemats Still a Thing? Yes!

If you are wondering if placemats are still a thing, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Placemats will never go out of style. Placemats definitely fill a decorative purpose. They can add a pop of pizazz and match a room to any mood, from bright, fun colors for a celebratory party feel, to gold or black elegance and everything in …

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Marble Glass Cutting Boards Are Hygienic and So Much More!

These challenging days, almost everything begs us to rise to the challenge. We’re even cognizant of how hygienic our cutting boards can be. For instance, marble glass cutting boards from Houseware Warehouse can help keep everything much more bacteria- and virus-free than their porous wooden counterparts.  Plus, marble glass cutting boards are beautiful and super-functional – providing an excellent tool …

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Cocktail Shakers Make Preparing Drinks a Breeze

You may not be in the running to star as Tom Cruise’s character in the next Cocktail movie (I know, I’m totally dating myself.), but with a Houseware Warehouse Cocktail Shaker you can still certainly shake things up! Cocktail shakers are one of the most useful tools of the bartending trade and Houseware Warehouse offers them up with high quality …

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Protect Your Furniture Using the Coaster, Or Else!

I can hear my mother’s voice in my head right now, “If you don’t use that coaster, you’re toast!” or some other facsimile thereof. I think it is actually one of the Ten Commandments, no? And as I aged out of my parental unit-run household and started to get nice things of my own, I began to realize the value …

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Grilling Just Got Easier with Our Nifty BBQ Gadgets

Hey all you grilling gurus…got a hankerin’ for some juicy chicken thighs, teriyaki shrimp and pineapple skewers, glazed and braised short ribs, buttery corn on the cob fresh off the grill or your favorite herb-infused grilled fish dish? Get ready to fill your grill because grilling just got easier with some nifty barbeque gadgets from Houseware Warehouse! Houseware Warehouse has …

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Essential Tools to Enhance Your Cooking Experience

Cooking is always more fun when it’s easy and Houseware Warehouse has the tools to accommodate any menu and every chef – from novice to veteran! Here is just a tiny sampling of what Houseware Warehouse has in store… How about an herb mill to help you release the flavors and aromas in your herbs so you can enhance your …

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How Selling on Amazon Has Been Affected by Covid-19 and Shipping

As you might imagine, Covid-19 has created a shift in product and service purchasing which has increased online shopping exponentially. This unexpected transition was an exceptionally rapid one, resulting in quite a few snags. Even Amazon, the world’s largest online giant of our time, is no exception to the added toll Covid-19 has taken. What a world it was. We …

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Take Your Flea Market Online During Social Distancing

Lately, we’ve been finding out how many things we can actually do online. The list is getting longer every day and it is absolutely amazing. Did you know that you can even continue to experience the flea market shopping experience – minus the drive, parking hassles and sometimes smelly crowds – online? Now that begs the question…Why not take your …

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Why and How You Should Be Selling on Amazon

It’s Easy to Sell on Amazon Selling on Amazon is one of the easiest ways you can make money. If you have a quality product that is in demand and has the potential to yield a decent profit, you are in business. Plus, a third party seller can benefit from Amazon’s years of experience, an established brand, a reliable business …

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What Is Fulfilled by Amazon Shipping?

Fulfilled by Amazon is a fulfillment service that allows for your orders to be processed and shipped directly from Amazon’s warehouses. It means that even if something is sold by a third-party seller, it will be stored, picked, wrapped, packaged and shipped by Amazon. With Fulfillment by Amazon, even customer service and returns are handled by Amazon to leave the …

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How Is Sales Tax Handled on Amazon and Do You Have to Worry About It?

online or both…and the entire process from properly collecting tax locally and for each state, to keeping track of what was collected and then filing and paying it can be particularly taxing. Amazon makes that process easier for its third-party sellers. Here’s how it works. It used to be that retail sales tax was only collected from brick and mortar …