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I purchased this skillet because on our latest camping trip I noticed that we really could have used one more pan. There were 2 other cast iron skillets that other folks had brought with them so I decided it was time to invest in one for our family. I went home and did some research on cast iron skillet pans and found that Lodge was the only brand made in America. Of course I turned to Amazon to check out reviews and prices. Reviews on the brand looked good and I couldn’t find a better price of the 12 in skillet than getting the skillet/silicone handle combo here on Amazon.
Pan was purchased and it arrived in a timely manner and in perfect condition. I followed the tips i read here in the reviews and seasoned the pan 4 or 5 more times myself with coconut oil in an 500 oven for an hour, allowing the pan to cool in the oven each time. A couple days later I cooked a pound of bacon in my newly seasoned pan and it cooked up wonderfully. Clean up was a breeze, just a little warm water on a burner, barely any scrubbing, dried with a towel and then over the burner on low and that was it.
Overall I’m highly satisfied with this skillet. The pan will be a great addition to our camping trips. I actually plan on using this pan in our kitchen on a regular basis. I’m so tired of teflon/non stick coatings flaking off after a year or two. Eventually I’ll be purchasing the 10″ and 8″ pans as well. Yes cast iron does require a little more care than your non stick pans but I think its worth it. - K. Harp
Some thrifty consumers would no doubt forego a toaster or toaster oven on the grounds that it’s redundant. For others disinclined to fire up a full-size oven just to toast a slice of bread, a toaster oven makes a convenient and energy-saving addition to the kitchen. Experts tout high-end toaster ovens for successfully cooking everything from pizza to cookies to whole chickens — and, of course, toast — but those models can top $200. The low end is littered with toaster ovens that struggle to fulfill their most basic function, turning out uneven or underdone toast.
Amid the chaff, Cheapism has found four top picks for affordable toaster ovens.
If you can, check out a toaster oven in person or see if the specs list the interior dimensions. Manufacturers often indicate only the number of slices (and the size of pizza) a model can accommodate. As we’ve seen, that’s not always a reliable indicator.
The toaster ovens with timers shut off automatically when the time is up, so they must be reset for foods that require longer than 15 or 30 minutes to cook. Users can also set these models to stay on and turn them off manually.
A toaster oven with a drop-down crumb tray may be more awkward to clean than a model with a removable tray. Don’t let that deter you from emptying it often, however — the crumbs pose a fire hazard. (More: Chef’s eye view of a toaster oven)
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All Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set is a totally exorbitant thing at online shops, for instance, Amazon. Notwithstanding the way that its expense would dispirit various people. Each and every All Clad pan wonder me with its unrivaled cooking execution. It moreover could pull in two or three dissensions from individuals who say sustenance sticks and that this cookware requires some elbow oil to clean.This set circuits 8-inch and 10-inch blaze skillet, 2-quart and 3-quart sauce holder with tops.
All Clad is built such that, two layers spread around an aluminum center. Thusly it drops off a moderate and consistent warmth in capable tests. Likewise, the pots and dish are totally suited with the aluminum focus connecting up their sides that guarantee uniform stream of warmth. in any sort of cooking 10-Piece Cookware set performs impeccably. These container have improved me a cook. A couple of protests are normal since its unrealistic to please everybody.
I say there is a desire to figure out how to using any All Clad cookware honestly in light of the way that stainless still is not nonstick. Fortunately numerous assets are accessible for doing the errand from All-Clad lovers. Each time an affectionate or an outside structures on the surface of the stainless steel skillet, more scouring is normal than on a nonstick surface. On the other hand you could simply drench the search for gold couple of hours then wipe it out. Notwithstanding the way that the pots and skillet are dishwasher safe, i slant toward washing them by hand. Its disillusioning the set does exclude a 12 inch skillet. Most All clad cookware survey concur 10-piece set is a decent determination.
With the skillet’s surfaces being made of 18/10 stainless steel, putting personality a top priority that it contains 10 percent nickel that improves consumption resistance. Attractive stainless steel is utilized to build the outer surface, which allows it to be used on impelling cook-tops. As I would see it numerous sets look like new even following a couple of years of usage.
Hope you like my All Clad cookware review.
You know you want one, but which one? What size, shape, style, weight, handle, blade, steel, make and so on! Fear not we have prepared this simple crash course in kitchen knives.
Choosing a kitchen knife is not as hard you might think, it just seems it’s due to all the choices available, the cost and the fear of getting it wrong but don’t worry, we’re here to help you figure it all out.
Here’s a quick test you can try
Do try this at home – Fold a sheet of normal A4 paper and see if your current kitchen knife can do this. If it can’t, you might want to carry on reading our guide and treat yourself to a new knife!
First up is be honest with yourself. If you are a keen home cook with a busy life then you want a low maintenance knife, you don’t need super light high performance, you just want it to stay sharp a long time, be easy to sharpen when you need to and not rust (yes some knives can rust, not all of them are made from stain resistant steel).
The Masakage Yuki Santoku – Our best selling all round chef knife – we usually say “just buy this one” if you’re not sure!
Some knives need a little more care than others but don’t worry about them being delicate ornaments, the Japanese kitchen knives you see on the site have been designed and used in this way for hundreds of years!
It might sound like a cheesy sales pitch but all the chef knives we sell are personally reviewed and meet a minimum quality we’re happy with.
This is why you will see high marks for nearly all of them across the site but we’ve tried to maintain our honesty in our opinions and we only sell knives we would be willing to buy ourselves.
As a result all you really have to do is pick one you like the look of and that suits your budget.
How do you cook quinoa? I was recently asked. The answer is simple.
Easy. Fast. Rockin’.
I cook it in my best rice cooker.
In fact, quinoa is the easiest no-fuss “grain” you’ll ever cook. It’s healthy fast food. Cook up a batch ahead of time and you can stir up a fabulous light lunch (like the Lime Quinoa Salad with Mint) in a New York minute.
Well, maybe a Los Angeles minute. No wait.
A Venice Beach minute.
How to cook quinoa in a rice cooker:
1. Using a fine mesh sieve rinse 1 cup of organic quinoa in cold water. Drain.
2. Dump rinsed quinoa into your rice cooker.
3. Add 2 cups fresh water* see notes.
4. Turn on your rice cooker.
That’s it. In about fifteen minutes* you’ll have hot fluffy quinoa to play with.
Quinoa is rather bland on its own and loves flavor spikes. So add herbs etc. My favorite thing to do is stir-fry cooked quinoa with various seasonings- herbs, garlic, spices, onion, etc. I add in fresh veggies and whatever else I might have on hand.
Quinoa makes delicious and hearty pilaf, sprightly salads, or a warm and grainy side dish in place of rice. I’ve even used it to stuff cabbage, acorn squash, peppers and portobello mushroom caps.
For those of you without a rice cooker:
Add the cup of rinsed organic quinoa to a saucepan add 2 cups fresh water; bring to a boil, lower the heat to low; cover and simmer until cooked. Fluff with a fork.
Season while warm and use in salads or stuffing recipes, Store covered, in the fridge, for almost instant meals. Use within three days for best taste.
Start with 2 cups water in a rice cooker. At higher altitudes, use more water– 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups water. High altitude also requires a longer cooking time, generally.
If the quinoa turns out too crunchy or nubby you need to up the ratio of water to grain; start by adding another 1/4 cup liquid. I prefer my quinoa soft and tender, fluffed with a fork. Note- red and black quinoa may require extra water- especially if it turns out more crunchy than fluffy.
Sometimes I add broth to the liquid to boost the flavor of the quinoa- this works especially well when making a savory pilaf or winter quinoa with hearty flavors- onion, mushrooms, eggplant, etc. I don’t use broth in my lighter salad style quinoa dishes- but that’s my personal taste.
Why you might want to try quinoa…
Quinoa is very laid back and not full of itself at all.
It’s not upper crust or snobby, or ultra-cool and exclusive. I imagine Tony Bourdain hates it (he likes to mock vegetarians, you know, which spurs him to demonstrate just how much by eating blow fish, animal tongues and roasted insects on camera fresh from the writhing
snake blood tonic and chewing on various goat parts buried in a pit for two days).
If it were a movie, quinoa would star a flip-flop wearing Jeff Bridges and insist you call it Dude.
Or Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.
Besides its worth-its-weight-in-gold gluten-free status, quinoa (sounds like: keen-wa) is a superb source of balanced vegetable protein (so important for vegans) that packs a nutty nutritional punch. It contains nine amino acids- making it a complete vegetable protein. Some call it a super grain (I always envision a blazing red Q and a windswept cape when the word super is touted- a testimony to my visual thinking process) but quinoa, I have to tell you is not a cereal grain, Bubela. It’s actually a seed from a plant family that includes beets and spinach.
That might- technically- make it a Super Faux Grain.
Or Faux Super Grain.
I know. It doesn’t have the same ring.
Do we care?
For those who are new to cooking, the first thing you need to know is this: you won’t get anything to brown in non-stick coated cookware. Stainless steel is the only way to go for beautifully browned meats, but there are some things to know about stainless steel pans. Temperature is important, so learning to use your stainless pans is a good idea if you don’t want to ruin your food and destroy your pots. If you don’t know how to use them properly or how to manage the temperature, your food will stick to the pan or burn.
Here are some important tips about cookware.
Cooking is all about temperature shocks and exchanges. The reason a chicken is roasted at a higher temperature in the beginning is to shock the meat and create a nice, crispy and brown skin. The remainder of the roasting is done at a lower temperature. This same technique is used when cooking on the stove top.
So what’s the trick to finding the right temperature?
This article is intended to provide a brief idea about some of the best selling sewing machines. Listed below are the top three sewing machines:
Singer 9960 Computerized Sewing Machine:
Equipped with a lot of automated features this Singer 9960 sewing machine has won the Gold award for 2015. It has various automated features like the automated thread needles, single touch thread cutter. The best part of this machine is the Electronic Auto Pilot. Though this machine is easy to use but the presence of a video tutorial would have been much helpful in learning to use all the features of this computerized machine.
This computerized sewing machine is provided with a variety of stitching options. There is a LED display for stitch type selection and has 294 built in stitches and per minute stitch capacity is 850 stitches. Apart from these, metal frame constructions, unique fabric feeding system and variable speed control are some of the other features that has made this machine one of the most preferable one. Though this machine can prove to be a bit complicated for the beginners as it requires manually adjusting the thread tension, however the handling manual can help in that case a lot.
This machine is very much suitable both for beginners as the machine is easy to use as well as for masters because of its advanced project features both in sewing and quilting projects . This machine also has a LCD display for selecting the stitch settings and has 60 built in stitches and 7 one step auto size button hole styles. The Stop/Start button enables to use it even without foot control. This machine cab be use as a portable one because of its light weight of just 13 pounds.
Among the wide range of automated sewing machines in the present scenario, the mentioned three machines can be considered while deciding as these has topped the list for this year because of its wide range of unique features.
Ever dreamt of owning the best knife in the world ever? Do you wish your set to be the unique among the rest? Well, if these thoughts have been conquering your mind, then it is a sign to upgrade your cutlery set into the professional cutlery set with the best knives to buy in 2015 you can find in the market! As a basic rule, you can have as many knives as you want in your cutlery set but generally most people prefer to have a 7 knives set. There is also a 11 knives set but 7 is more than enough to make your set the most fabulous of all! Believe in it and let’s crack the secret code to own your professional knife set. The main keyword for this is ‘know your knives’ and this article will guide you through the process of knowing the important features of your very own cutlery set.
First of all, you need a seafood knife in your set. Now, why do you need a knife customized for seafood when you can use a normal knife for that? Well pals, that is the reason why I call this a professional cutlery set and not the ordinary one. Every knife can be used to slice, chop or cut seafood but a professional always does it in a proper way by utilizing the knife tailored for that purpose such as flexible, long and narrow blade are specially use to remove fish bones for fillet. A seafood knife contains special features that allow it to be used on seafood more effectively compared to other knife. Chef’s knife or cook’s knife is used practically for most of the slicing and cutting job in your kitchen. It usually has a wider blade as it has to be versatile enough to be used on almost all kitchen chores.
On the other hand, paring knife is primarily used to peel, slice and chop small fruits and vegetables. It carries a characteristic feature of sharp and short blade which allows it to easily pierce through the fruits and vegetables. Boning knife is another type of knife in the cutlery set that is used specifically to remove bones from any pieces of meat. It can be found in various length of blade but usually it has a narrower blade than any other knives in the set.
When you are finding it really hard to chop large slices of raw meat into smaller portions, the cleaver will come in handy. It is designed to cater the need to chop large slices into smaller ones. Butcher’s knife can perform the same function as a cleaver. However, it is more predominantly used to slice and carve roasts. Utility knife or sandwich is mainly used to slice small sandwiches and can be also used for other general cutting and chopping of small fruits and vegetables.
All the 7 knives mentioned above are the basic type of knives that you can usually find in a professional cutlery set and do remember that each knife has its own specific role in the set and missing out any of those knives would only make your cutlery set incomplete. Own those 7 awesome knives and become a professional yourself!
After years and years of trying and failing to make great bread at home I have finally come across the single greatest bread making method. My secret? Well, to actually have you understand completely you need to know a little about my past, and more specifically, my grandmother.
As some of you may know, my grandmother Jane was a fabulous baker, she would always bring the most beautiful and delicious assortments of muffins, cookies, and pastries to the church potluck every weekend. She is hands down my biggest influence when it comes to cooking and baking, and nothing comes close to her unbelievable zucchini bread. If there is one thing I regret most in my lifetime it is not getting her recipe for that zucchini bread. The most unique thing about that bread was that it was not a product of her enchanting vintage General Electric stove, but rather her new mysterious bread machine. Believe me, I have made many, many attempts to recreate that recipe based on my fading memories from childhood baking it with her, but never have I been able to precisely replicate the moist, flavorful bread that my grandmother was so proud of. That is, not until this last weekend.
You see, I happened to be surfing online shopping sites (a dangerous hobby I know) when I came across a great deal on Amazon for a Breadman BK1050S bread machine. I’m not one to make purchases without a lot of research prior to typing in my credit card number, and this was no different. While there’s a ton of information out there on the best rated bread machines and that, I had to lean on a couple of trusted friends who swear by the Breadman name. That said, I was definitely not planning on a new kitchen appliance but something about the aesthetic both threw me into a fit of nostalgia and had me daydreaming about how good it would look next to my chrome espresso machine and I ordered it on a whim. I know that bread machines are typically a thing of jokes and regrets, but I’ve got to say that this machine is worth the investment, and I plan on giving it plenty of use in the future.
I went ahead and took another shot at the zucchini bread once the bread maker arrived, and I’ve got to say this was the best batch yet. I’m not saying the machine is why the bread was so good, but I’m convinced that it gave it that extra touch that instantly sent me back to the 1990′s. I can tell you that as soon as this recipe is perfect I will be sharing the it with the world online. Also I can confidently say, especially with the good words I’ve heard over and over from those that I know, that the Breadman is the best bread machine you can buy today.
One of the greatest celebrated technological developments is the internet. The internet has revolutionized not only general communication, but has also been used as a great platform for business. Tech savvy individuals agree that blogging has taken internet by storm. Most companies in this age and time posts their products online in order to tap on the global market. There are millions of blogs online that contain links to many products. There are generally three categories of toasters, the pop up toasters, toaster oven and conveyor toasters. When one considers acquiring the best toasters, many factors are to be put in place in order to get real value for money.
Firstly the toaster should come with a manufacturer’s warranty. This is a sure way that gives client’s piece of mind knowing that the product is genuine and can be returned to dealers in case of any malfunction. Secondly, its Important to check the products price costing in relation to the rest in the market. Some unscrupulous dealers may swindle their clients of their hard earned cash. Thirdly, the toaster should be able to meet the basic toasting needs of the client. Industry players agree that the best toasters should be able to combine the ability of making toast light or dark with a consistency in browning.
Among the best toasters in the market are:
Frigidaire Toaster FPTT02D7MS: Rated as the best toaster, this product browns bread evenly and consistently from batch to batch. It’s designed with digital controls that include a progress display and bagel. In addition, it also modeled with a defrost and reheat mechanism.
Breville BTA830XL Die-Cast Smart Toaster: It’s designed with a shiny die-cast exterior and round-edge rectangular shape, this toaster gives value for money. Industry players define it as a perfect toaster. Additionally it’s designed with a “lift and look” button, which helps users know the status of toasting.
Cuisinart Metal Classic 4-Slice Toaster CPT-180: It’s designed with a sturdy, retro look, with dual control panels that work independently. It also has a slide –out crumb tray that makes it easy to clean after use.
To be able to sample the variety of toasters available in the market, a perfect place to start is a review website. Online shopping can’t get better than this.
You would not be able to imagine about what I felt when I finally bought my own espresso maker. After spending a few months in finding references for good espresso machines for home user, I came into a decision in buying an affordable cost espresso maker that fits well with my budget and socket. The process of finding the right espresso maker for an amateur like me was somewhat exhausting. First, I should consider about the budget. I have figured out that even the best espresso machines for home users are also highly priced. Of course, they are still worth paying as we do not have to stand in line to buy a cup of coffee daily. Once I calculated the cost that I have to spend for buying a cup of coffee, each in the morning and evening, then I decided to get the best quality espresso machine from the most popular brand. What I love most from this brand is its massive arrays of espresso machine choices. I am certain that I have bought the best espresso maker, thanks to its complete features, regardless of its slim design.
I think I am too proud of my new espresso machine, so I want to tell you again and again that this machine can satisfy my cravings of coffee latte. It brews coffee and milk in turn so I really can count on this machine for the most proper mixing. The coffee grinder is already integrated, so things are much easier. This is especially for the cleaning up process. Admit it, you don’t like the mess of cleaning up your coffee maker.
Well, I should admit that my espresso machine can be somewhat slower in making coffee because its boilers are not big enough. I don’t mind at all, as I am a very well prepared person. I still can tolerate myself in spending less money for a coffee machine, while waiting a little bit longer to enjoy the coffee. Definitely, not all people have similar ideas as I do. They might want faster coffee making process, though they have to pay much higher for it.
Finding the best juicer on the market can prove to be a tricky affair especially because of the many options available. You need to be able to find the various best rated juicers to buy on the market, meaning that you need a juicer machine reviews t to help you make the perfect choice. Jack Lalanne juicers are definitely the best juicer in the market today. They feature a number of different designs to fit any kind of budget or juicer needs.
Jack LaLanne Juicer Features
There are also some great features that make Jack LaLanne juicers the best in the market. Firstly, the juicers are designed to be able to extract the most amount of juice possible. This reduces wastage, and means that you use less fruit for more quantity of juice.
The juicers are also designed for the commercial market. This means that they are highly functional and usable. In addition to this, the Jack LaLanne juices spot larger feeder chutes than most juicers on the market to ensure that the most amount of juice is extracted. A detachable pulp collector also makes the juicer easier to clean. The pulp is also collected effectively meaning that you do not leave a mess when making your fresh juice.
Other great features also include a quiet run. This is more than you can expect from most juicers in the market. You can make fresh fruit juice early in the morning without waking everyone up while doing it. The Jack LaLanne juicer are also easy and safe to use, making them the best juicers in the market.
Another reason as to why Jack LaLanne Juicers are the best in the market is because of the stainless steel blades (surgical quality) and removable components that are safe to clean in the dishwasher. It is clear that the designers put a lot of thought into the end product, making Jack LaLanne a particularly good choice for a juicer.
Best Jack LaLanne Juicer
You cannot do a Jack LaLanne best juicer report without first looking at the man himself. Jack LaLanne is dedicated to fitness. The idea for a custom juicer came around when he was unable to find a juicer that he liked on the market. He decided to make his own custom juicer based on his own unique needs. His juicer proved to be so functional that it was quickly adapted to the consumer market.
There are some really great designs to look at when looking for the best Jack LaLanne juicer.
The Express Juicer is one example to look at. This was his original design, and was a great juicer for the most part. It however took up a lot of space, and it soon became clear that a smaller and more compact version was needed.
Next on the Jack LaLanne best juicer journey was the Deluxe Juicer. This is much more compact than its predecessor. The aesthetics are also great on the Deluxe Juicer, and features a sleek design and a stainless steel finish.
The power Juicer Pro is a step up in the best Jack LaLanne juicers. This features a new design for the mesh filter that features a stainless steel design. It is an overall better design offering a much better result in terms of the quantity and quality of the juice. The aesthetics are also great on this one, and is definitely a fine juicer that is functional and easy on the eyes.
The Elite Juicer ranks highest in the best Jack LaLanne juicer report. This incorporates the best in modern technology, and features integrated soy technology. This is a dream juicer for fitness enthusiasts, and is great for making protein drinks.
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Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Whichever it was, eggs are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients known to man. There are so many ways to cook them others may even opt to eating them raw. These little fragile shells contain around 78 calories and 6 grams of protein.
Everyone loves eggs. You can have hard boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, omelets, frittatas, baked eggs, quinches, sunny side ups, poached eggs, deviled eggs, egg salads, naked eggs, burritos, eggnogs, buried eggs and loads more. The opportunities to use eggs are just endless.
Eggs also have tons of nutritional benefits. Eggs raise HDL which is the good cholesterol produced by the blood. Eggs also contain a nutrient called Choline a nutrient many people don’t even know exist. Choline aid in the production of cell membranes and help in the body’s signaling mechanism. Eggs also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Moreover, eggs may also aid in weight loss, eggs keep you full longer thus you consume less calories and a deficit in calories would surely result in weight loss.
Eggs are ideal for lunch, dinner or even breakfast. So stop being an egg head and start eating eggs.
Ever woken up starving? All that gastric acid build up in your belly signaling you to grab some grub and just gulp it down like there was no tomorrow? Well that is how you get fat. One should always plan their meals and daily calorie intake. You may not be a bodybuilder or an athlete but a healthy diet and nutritional plan is the key to making every day count.The human body is a fragile but empty container, depending on what you fill into it, you shape what you become.
Picture this, rock hard abs, awesome flaring biceps and a killer chest. Exercise alone will never help you reach these goals. As hard as you work out the random Joe still needs to hit their optimum calorie intake to grow or just maintain the physique you have been working for. So stop leaving how you look to faith and plan your meals. It may appear hard in the beginning but as you get used to it, you will see how your body changes and grows.
A regular man would need would need 2400calories-3000calories depending on how active you are and a woman would need around 1800-2400calories a day. Depending on your goals, you should always fiddle with your calorie intake to ensure you get what you need from your diet. If one plans to lose weight there should always be a deficit in their daily calorie intake and if one plans to gain weight it’s the other way around.So go ahead and plan your meals. Time will show how a slight change in your diet paves the path to a better looking you.
Nasi lemak, Mee goring, roti canai, mee soup and dim sum are just a few of the variety of breakfast options available to all Malaysians. Most “tamans” have stalls erected from 5am selling nasi lemak. It’s an easy and quick option to a sultry filling breakfast to soothe your belly.
If you crave something crispier, head to your local “mamak” greet the worker with a smile and say “Boss Roti Kosong Satu!” this delicacy is so cheap its below Rm1 when accompanied with some hot dhal curry and a frothy cup of Teh Tarik, this gastronomical blast to your senses would surely give you a great start to an awesome day.
Nevertheless, nasi lemak is too plain and roti canai is too boring there is always the spectacular variety of various dim sum at your disposal. May it be dumpligs, buns or rolled dishes, the dim sum available at various Chinese eateries would surely satisfy you. The sheer astonishment from all the various dim sum available would indeed bring out the glutton in you. Nevertheless, beware, the prices of most dim sum are higher up the scale and after eating and enjoying all the various plates of heaven you may be faced with a pretty large bill.
Whatever you prefer, Malaysian is a place where food is king. There will never be a problem when there is nothing to eat, but beware overconsumption of food will not only make you overweight, it may plague you with various diseases. Thus as always, moderation is key.