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Keep Your Coffee Organized with a Coffee Pod Caddy

Phil Mickelson wouldn’t golf 18 holes on a golf course without his caddy, so don’t even consider letting your kitchen go caddyless. Keep your coffee pods organized and reduce kitchen clutter with a coffee pod caddy that sits on the counter, mounts on the wall or fits in a standard sized drawer. Coffee pod caddies come in any form you …

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Get Creative with Your Desserts by Using a Chocolate Grater

Hate it when your baked goods are bland and your mousse just seems to lack that wow factor? Don’t despair. Decadence is in the air! Want to make your whipped cream a dream and add some panache to your ganache? Why not kick it up a notch by using a chocolate grater? Think of the possibilities…cheesecake, black forest cake, tortes …

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Creative Treats You Can Make with Ice Cube Trays

Want to save time, work on your portion control or just create some bite-sized treats? As Vanilla Ice might say today, “Use an ice cube tray, Baby!” Okay, let’s get cooking! Simply fill your ice cube trays 2/3 of the way with whatever herb or herb mixture you use most, top with melted butter and freeze. It’s a great way …

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Butter Dishes Preserve the Flavor of Your Butter

Fresh, warm biscuits dripping with melted butter…perfect for dipping your lobster…bountiful at breakfast…Sweet, creamy, rich butter…who doesn’t love it? It’s in so many of the baked items we love, it sautees deliciously and greases our pans. We wouldn’t want to lose any of that scrumptious goodness. So, be careful – butter can soak up the odors from nearby foods. It …

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Ramekins Have So Many Uses!

Ramekins Have So Many Uses! It’s so much easier to be an accomplished chef when you have the right tools. Everything has its place and its particular job in a well-stocked kitchen. One of the staples of a properly prepared cook is a ramekin. Ramekins are so useful in so many ways. They are absolutely perfect for a flawless dessert …

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Avoid a Mess in the Microwave with a Splatter Screen

Let’s discuss the ever-pressing splatter matter…Ever want to use a putty knife on that hard, crusty spaghetti sauce that is stuck to the walls of your microwave? Does your microwave go from pristine clean to disgustingly dirty every time your teenager touches it? Tired of cleaning up “explosions” in your microwave? Yeah, everyone goes through the microwave woes, but the …

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Why Some Chefs Prefer Copper Cookware

Certain chefs swear by copper cookware, and for very good reason. Copper cookware is beautiful, but it isn’t just a pretty face. Copper is a durable material, making it an incredible value and, most importantly, an excellent conductor of heat. A copper pan or pot will react much faster to your attempt to adjust the temperature. Copper cookware also provides …

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Coasters Protect Furniture

Coasters might seem like a small, unnecessary item, but in reality this little, inexpensive item – much like the police who “protect and serve” – can protect and save your furniture from watermarks. Moisture on a tabletop surface – especially wood – can ruin the finish…and in Florida, there are plenty of hot sunny days that can create lots of …

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Types of Cheese Graters

Do you like pizza, lasagna or French onion soup dripping with cheese? If you are a person who likes chili cheese dip, potatoes au gratin, macaroni and cheese or cheese in their salad and tacos, you definitely need a cheese grater; and Houseware Warehouse is a “grate” place to get affordable, high quality kitchen supplies…including cheese graters! Graters come in …

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Essential Picnic Gadgets

Hey Boo Boo… did you know that shopping at Houseware Warehouse, America’s leading kitchen supply wholesaler for over 20 years, is a pic-nic? Houseware Warehouse has high quality kitchen supplies as well as just about everything under the sun you could need for a picnic! Pick up a traditional red checkered plastic table cloth to give your outdoor event that …

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Fresh Ground vs. Store Bought Pepper

Are you ready to spice things up? Then make sure you buy fresh pepper as opposed to pre-ground pepper. Grinding fresh peppercorns adds better flavor. When pepper is pre-ground, it loses essential oils and aromatics. You can also freeze fresh peppercorns. Ground pepper has a shelf life, but peppercorns can be frozen pretty much forever! An easy way to grind …

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Storing Leftovers

Plastic storage containers have so many uses and benefits. They are great for keeping foods fresher longer, for easy clean-up and tidy storage. They come in a variety of sizes from large flat microwavable containers which are great for reheating entire dinners, to bowl-like containers for leftover side dishes and casseroles, to larger, often stackable containers for everything from chips …

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Enhance Your Meal with Candles

Candles can change the mood, relax the body and mind and improve the taste of your food (not sure about the last one, but it seems like it!). They are the perfect accoutrement for an intimate dinner for two, a small dinner for family or friends, or a festive party for a large group of guests. Here are some ideas …

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Bread Baskets Are Great for Catching Crumbs…and More!

Don’t get yourself in a crumby situation! The bread basket – one of the most useful kitchen implements – is great for keeping crumbs at bay and a whole bunch of other things. Here are a baker’s dozen uses for bread baskets…aside from catching crumbs: Bread baskets were originally designed to distribute bread to shops. They are the perfect containers …

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Serve Up a Party Full of Fun

Want to add a touch of class to any party? Consider presenting your caviar, cocktails and canapes on a serving tray. That’s right…Serving trays, used in the right way, can dress up your party with just the right amount of pizzazz. Imagine attending a party where any number of culinary delights and refreshing drinks pass by on serving trays, so …

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Microwavable Cookware: Great for Work

Work is called work for a reason. Very few lucky souls get to enjoy working while getting paid for it, while the remainder of us do it simply BECAUSE we get paid for it. Day in and day out, we brave the commute filled with everything from cranky drivers to inclement weather. Then we tolerate our somewhat strange co-workers and …

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Bakeware: Glass, Metal or Non-Stick

Cobbler bubbling with blueberry goodness, your grandma’s biscuit recipe, classic tiramisu…what would you trust your most prized baked items to? Glass, metal or non-stick bakeware…that is the question. And really, it depends on your preferences and needs. There are some “clear” benefits to using glass bakeware. For one, it is non-toxic, and for two, it is dishwasher safe, so it …

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Summer Is Here….Time to Stock up on those Canning Supplies!

We have entered prime canning time – peak season for harvesting fresh fruits and veggies. Now is the time to stock up on canning supplies so that your favorite pickled peppers and that yummy pie filling will serve you well all year long! Houseware Warehouse is the best place to come for all of your canning supplies. We are the …

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Basics of Canning

I think I can! I think I can! Of course you can. Everybody can. Canning is easy. Just follow these simple Canning 101 Steps… First, you need to make sure you have the proper tools. You will need canning jars and seals, a wide mouth funnel and clean cloths to keep things from getting messy, a large pot and ladle, …

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Chip Clips

Ever reach into the pantry for your favorite bag of chips, only to find that they were stale? That’s the worst! We can wrap them, we can tie them, we can fold those bags down, but the very best way to seal a snack bag is with a chip clip. Chip clips can seal a bag tightly – more tightly …

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Specialty Wine Holders

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a nice chianti, a refreshing riesling or a fruity sangria, Houseware Warehouse has the perfect novelty wine holder for you! If you like wild animals, choose from a pass the buck deer wine holder, or maybe you’d prefer a call of the wine wolf wine holder, white tiger, a bear, a shark, an eagle, …

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Gas vs. Electric Stoves

Now we’re cookin’ with gas! But should we be, or is electric better? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of gas and electric stoves… As far as cost, both are about the same price to purchase. Gas can be more energy efficient, saving money in the long-run, but if your home isn’t set up for natural gas, …

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Kitchen Decoration: Country vs. Beach

When it comes to interior decorating, do you consider your taste more trendy or timeless? No matter…whether you like country or beach, Houseware Warehouse has kitchen decorations that will suit your special style. Sink caddies and spoon rests, bowls and bakeware, canning supplies and cutting boards, and everything in between, comes in various styles at Houseware Warehouse. When it comes …

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Know Your Grills

Different types of grills each offer unique benefits and flavors: Gas grills heat up to more than 500 degrees and you can adjust the heat level to whatever you want, wherever you want it. They are quick to fire up and they don’t require the prep or clean-up associated with charcoal grills. Some prefer charcoal grills because of the smoky …

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Old vs. New in the Kitchen

Out with the old; in with the new? Maybe a little of both instead… Old fashioned food is simple and comforting. Back in the day, dinner was often determined by cost because, for most, there wasn’t much in the budget. That brought us a heavenly world of savory pot roasts, slow cooked stews and soups, fresh roasted vegetables and so …

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Wholesale Is the Way to Go!

The best chefs know that the best meals are made by using the best kitchen implements. When you use the right kitchen tool, the recipe is not only easier to make, but the meal turns out better. Houseware Warehouse, the country’s leading kitchen supply wholesaler, stocks a huge inventory high quality kitchen products, so you can properly outfit your kitchen …

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Wasting too many onions? You’re Making Me Cry!

Mmmmm…onion rings, onion dip, French onion soup, cheesesteaks with fried onions. What would we do without onions? The better question is…how can we stop wasting the portion we don’t use? We don’t always use a whole onion in recipes. How can we best save those onions so that we don’t have to keep throwing them away? Onions savers are the …

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Reselling Can Be a Lucrative Business

Reselling can be a very convenient way to make money. With reselling, you are your own boss, so you can work as little or as much as you want. Your earning potential is completely in your hands. You can just earn some extra money; you could just boost your retirement income a little; or you could create a very lucrative …

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The Many Benefits of Bag Clips

I always called them chip clips because I most frequently used them to keep open bags of chips fresh. In fact, they are great for keeping open bags of all kinds of people snacks fresh, and they can also keep pet food and treat bags fresh. They can also seal the top of your open rice, flour or sugar bags …

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The Benefits of Knife Sharpeners

Knife sharpeners are an essential part of any savvy chef’s kitchen, and there is a perfectly good reason for that. The bottom line is that sharp knives just do a better job and make food preparation more enjoyable. When you cut or slice with a sharp knife, meat is more tender, and you can make a better presentation. Sharp knives …

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Can Openers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Can openers come in all makes and models. How do you know which one is right for you? If you are looking for a home opener that hits a homerun, you’ve come to the right place! Houseware Warehouse offers a wide array of can opener choices. A lot of folks actually opt for more than one can opener – an …

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Chip Clips Are More than Meets the Eye!

We all know that chip clips can be used to keep open bags of chips, produce, snacks and fresher, but you may not know all of the nifty ways bag clips can be used… For instance, bag clips can hold your place in your recipe book so that you don’t get your batter-caked fingers on the pages. Magnetic chip clips …

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Start Your Own Business

Always wanted to work for yourself? Thinking about retiring, but wondering how to adequately supplement your income? Think about this… If you choose the right products to sell, you can build a very profitable business. Kitchen supplies are a very popular commodity, and they are even more enticing when they are high quality and affordable. Houseware Warehouse carries the latest …

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Florida Is Host to Some of the County’s Best Events

Although Florida is best known for its gorgeous beaches and popular theme parks, it is also infamous for an endless array of extraordinary events! Our festivals are fun-filled and plentiful. Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Fest is an eclectic, grassroots venue with something for everyone – folk, blues, pop, rock and more!  There’s the Florida Seafood Festival with crab racing, oyster shucking …

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Containers out the Wazoo!

Seal it. Store it. Take it with you. Houseware Warehouse has any type of container you need. You won’t believe the selection! We have everything from collapsible tub containers for easy storage; to cereal containers with lids in assorted colors; toothpick pocket packs for people dining on the go; “car-go” containers that fit in your car’s cup holder; mini storage …

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Wood or Plastic?

Some chefs prefer wood cutting boards and utensils, while others prefer plastic. There are benefits and drawbacks to each. This is what you need to know… If you are worried about bacteria, don’t be. Both wood and non-porous surfaces such as plastic are safe as long as you avoid cross contamination. For instance, use one set of boards and utensils …

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Selling to Local Grocery Stores and Bodegas

Are you wondering how to earn some extra money? Maybe you are already selling affordable, top-quality kitchen supplies at flea markets and wondering how to increase your income? Flea markets are a great venue for kitchen supply sales, but if you want to increase your profit centers, consider selling kitchen supplies to your local grocery stores and bodegas.   Grocery …

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Strainers

A strainer is a commonly used, versatile kitchen tool which is often overlooked…and its uses are virtually endless. You need strainers to drain the water out of your vegetables and spaghetti, the oil from your meat, the tea leaves from your tea, and so much more! They come in a variety of shapes and sizes too. You can purchase tiny …

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The History of Flea Markets

The origin of the name “flea market” has long been debated. One theory is that flea market is the literal translation for “market where one acquires fleas.” Supposedly, the tiny bugs infested old furniture bought for sale in a particular outdoor bazaar in Paris France. Or possibly flea markets were named in the age of Emperor Napoleon lll. It was …

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Benefits of Buying Local

It is extremely important to support local business. There is a profound economic impact of keeping money in town. The fate of many communities around the nation and the world increasingly depend upon it. The disappearance of local business is detrimental to the economy on so many levels… One of the worst results of decreased local business is that it …

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Boost Income by Becoming a Reseller

Want a great way to earn extra money? Thinking about retiring, but wondering how to adequately supplement your income? Reselling is a great way to create extra revenue, and it is whatever you decide to make it because you are your own boss. It can be a full-time or part-time venture and, if you choose your inventory wisely, you can …

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Benefits of Buying Wholesale

One of the ways that professional restauranteurs and other seasoned chefs become successful is by arming themselves with the proper tools and gadgets in the kitchen. When you use the right kitchen implement for the job, the job is not only easier, the meal turns out better. And I think we can agree that the best way to purchase top-of-the-line …

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Everything You Need to Prepare Fresh Florida Seafood

If you like fresh seafood, you are certainly in the right place. Florida is a mecca for fresh, delicious fish of varied species. There are tripletail, pompano, snook and flounder inshore if you like delicate, rich, white, flakey fish. Offshore, yellowtail tuna is so clean tasting that it is great for sushi, ceviche and other near raw preparations. Dolphin, known …

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Houseware Warehouse Measures Up!

One cup, two cups, three cups, four…eat that cake and bake some more! Houseware Warehouse, America’s leading kitchen supply wholesaler, provides everything you need for a well-stocked kitchen, including a host of measuring implements…so get ready to get your bake on! We have measuring bowls in four cup, six cup and ten cup sizes, made of plastic, glass or stainless. …

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Make Your Breakfast Exciting!

Don’t settle for boring old toast, a breakfast bar or cereal for breakfast anymore. Spice things up with vegetable frittatas; ham and Swiss quiche; eggs benedict; scrambled egg whites with spinach and diced tomatoes. The list goes on and on, and believe it or not, it only takes a few minutes to scramble an egg with some veggies. If you’re …

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Keeping It Clean

We all like to keep it clean…a clean car, clean kids, clean yard, clean teeth, clean clothes, clean house…and especially a clean kitchen. The kitchen is the place where all your food is stored and cooked, so you want to make sure it is bacteria-free and healthy at all times for your family and friends. Houseware Warehouse, the country’s leading …

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All the Tools You Need for Thanksgiving Dinner

The scent of freshly baked bread and pumpkin pies wafting through the air and dinner plates piled high with homemade cranberry and applesauce, candied yams, stuffing and mashed potatoes drenched in gravy and turkey that is cooked to golden brown perfection. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to round up all of your kitchenware and cooking gadgets, and …

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Retire Profitably by Becoming a Flea Market Vendor

Thinking about retiring, but wondering how to adequately supplement your income? Think about becoming a flea market vendor. It’s a part-time venture, you are your own boss and – if you choose the right products to sell – you can build a very profitable business. Everyone needs kitchen supplies, and they are even more enticing when they are top-notch and …

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Get the Most Out of Your Daily Brew by Grinding Your Coffee at Home

For most red blooded Americans, there is simply nothing better than the rich aroma of a steaming cup of joe first thing in the morning. Freshly ground coffee smells better, tastes better and – believe it or not – is even healthier for you! Freshly ground coffee beans retain their flavor, antioxidants and freshness. They are also proven to keep …

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Attention Flea Market Vendors: Take Your Flea Market Stand to the Next Level

Wondering how to improve your flea market business? There are lots of ways…offer seasonal products and the latest innovations, sell high quality products at great prices, make sure you are selling what is in demand or what people need, etc. If you choose the right products to sell, you can build a very profitable flea market business. Houseware Warehouse can …