One of thing I thought as a novice cook early on that I needed to cook egg in nonstick Teflon pan with lot of butter. It was working but surely not easy on my waist as a girl. I also learned hard way that Teflon coating can peel and it was not pretty. I found hard anodized nonstick pan cookware that simply love and did not want to learn any other way to cook crepe, omelet or making anything would stick such as egg.
Until one day, one of the woman I admired a lot started to cook egg on Stainless steel pan, I was shocked. Surely, she made a mistake right? How can she not know that eggs would stick. She laughed my naivety and showed me a way to make eggs and even omelet in her multi ply… Continue reading
Small appliances for kitchen refers to mostly portable or semi portable kitchen products that can be used over the table top, counter top in the kitchen. These small appliance can be electric, battery powered, gas powered or manually operated. All small appliances can be useful kitchenware and comes in home version and professional industrial version. Many small appliances come varied price range, such as simple can opener is very cheap to special espresso machines that can cost in the thousands range.
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When I was younger, I saw my mother and grandmother cook and share passion in cooking. So it was natural when I was out on my own after college I cooked and fed my friends more often that eating out.
I had many hand me down cookware and some cheap kitchenware such as sauce pot, nonstick cookware. I thought I was being smart by saving money, as magic was in cook himself or herself and not in the cookware, right? Boy, I was partially right. Sure, there is a magic in cook but having right tools sure helps.
Buying right cookware so confusing to me and as I am sure for some of you as well. Over the years I have learned a few things which I want to share here.
Stainless Steel is one of common type of cookware found in most home. Stainless steel is actually an alloy of metals including steel, carbon, nickel and chromium. Its gets its name because it does not stain and is because of its ability to resist dents and scratches. It does not react with acidic or alkaline food type. It is relatively cheaper but poor heat conductor. In order to overcome this quality choose stainless steel cookware that has copper or an aluminum core, so that food can be cooked evenly.
Stainless steel cookware has universal appeal for many of us for many reasons. First stainless steel material is strong, looks great and reasonably priced. You can get great looking and quality stainless steel cookware set for decent price to most expensive side. What make stainless steel material even stronger is my… Continue reading
Blenders are usually very handy tool in the kitchen and used to make icy drinks, smoothie, chopping vegetables or pureeing soup, sauces, pureeing vegetables and sometime meat. Blenders comes in various colors and great look to show it off on your kitchen counter as well.
Blenders have two basic part, a motor on bottom part and glass, and steel or hard plastic container on top with blade inside. It may have a various speed and features and functionality depending on brands and prices.
Depending on what you will use your blenders for… Continue reading
Small appliances for kitchen refers to mostly portable or semi portable kitchen products that can be used over the table top, counter top in the kitchen. These small appliance can be electric, battery powered, gas powered or manually operated. All small appliances can be useful kitchenware and comes in home version and professional industrial version. Many small appliances come varied price range, such as simple can opener is very cheap to special espresso machines that can cost in thousands range.
Some example of small appliances for kitchen are; blenders, food processors, deep fat fryers, grills, pressure cooker, slow cooker and more that helps you cook various type of food in your home kitchen. Check out top rated and best selling kitchen appliances and our small appliance reviews for best mixer, best rice cooker, best blender, thermal… Continue reading
Can you buy good quality cookware under $100? As many say; “You get what you pay for”, while in most cases it is true. We have found some reasonably good quality cookware and kitchenware for around $100 and under. We thought to provide our readers with value of finding best cookware that little money can buy.
Here are some of our favorites cookware sets around and under $100.
We always thought that buying All Clad and Calphalon cookware was the best thing for any home and professional chefs until friend of ours bought and proved us wrong. Since then we have bought Cuisinart Multi Proclad Cookware Set and we love it. For those of you are looking for good cookware in reasonable price, I would strongly recommend Cuisinart 77-10 Chef’s… Continue reading
This stainless steel set is well liked by many professional chef and home cook and comes at very reasonable price for 10 pieces of cookware set. This Cuisinart chef classic cookware set is endorsed by none other than the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse. For those who are not aware of Chef Paul Bocuse, he is the only restaurateur in the world to be awarded the prestigious Michelin 3 Stars for over 36 consecutive years. Cuisinart’s Chef’s Classic stainless cookware is high quality stainless steel cookware set, yet it is very affordable for many cooks.Unlike some other line of cookware, this cookware can go in the dishwasher for easy clean up. It comes with aluminum core within the base provides even and efficient heating. If you are in market or thinking of… Continue reading
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Lately with economy being down, many people are starting to cook at home. I think personally it is a good thing, as we can eat healthier and much cheaper meals at home.
When I first started cooking, I did not care for cookware brands, I bought cookware that were on sale or cheapest. Of course, since then, I have learned that buying right and quality cookware is must for any kitchen so I do not have to keep buying cookware again and again. I follow 7 tips before you buy any cookware. There are some thin and cheap cookware that may last up to a few years or some cookware can last a life time such as my mom’s favorite dutch oven for 11 years.
Knowing about different cookware and kitchenware brands can help make some decision easier. For example,… Continue reading