November 8, 2007
Remember last year when you had the less than stellar roasting setup for your turkey at Thanksgiving? The right roasting pan
makes all the difference when your goal is to produce a perfectly roasted turky, and these heavy-gauge roasters will exceed your expectations. Not only will they make your turkey look better when lifting the bird from the oven, but they have excellent heat conduction and well-placed, ergonomically designed handles. You can roast up to a 24-lb. bird.
At Perfect Turkey Roasting - All-Clad Roasting Pans with Rack and Lifte
October 26, 2007
More cookware options. All-Clad is the classic high end cookware. The pots have a copper bottom sandwiched between aluminum. The sides are stainless steel. The set includes 8" and 10" skillets, 2- and 3-qt. saucepans with lids, 3-qt. sauté with lid, and 8-qt. stockpot with lid.
At All-Clad Copper-Core 10-Piece Set
October 24, 2007
Check out this sleek casserole dish. It is made from Nambe alloy and is designed to go from the oven to the table. It holds two quarts.
At Casserole with Lid
October 22, 2007
As I continue to look for more cookware options, I found this 10-piece set. Not only do the pans have a multiple reinforced nonstick technology that is designed to outlast traditional nonstick coatings, they are also dishwasher safe. The pans are also supposed to be twice as hard as stainless steel. The set includes 1.5 quart covered saucepan, 2 quart covered saucepan, 8 quart covered stockpot, 8 inch open French skillet, 10 inch open French skillet, 10 inch/3 quart covered saute with helper handle.
Anolon Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Titanium 10-Piece Cookware set
October 19, 2007
Not enough room for your wok, fry-pan, and saucepan plus lids? We've been testing out the Jamie Oliver Survival Kit that is designed to solve this problem. The Survival Kit contains all you’ll ever need to cook most dishes in your kitchen (for us some zucchini and chicken), and it stores away in one stack - saving you loads of room in your kitchen cupboard.
The Jamie Oliver Survival Kit comes packed in an nifty box,
with loads of pictures.
Inside the Jamie Oliver Survival Kit you’ll find:
- 26cm Wok
- 26cm Frypan
- 20cm Saucepan
- 2 Glass lids, with Silicone rim (20cm & 26cm)
- 1 Universal Handle
What did we think? Did these cooking pans hold up to the dreaded evening meal test? Did we find ourselves using them over other pots and pans after a week of testing?
Continue reading: "Review: Jamie Oliver Kitchen Survival Kit"
October 17, 2007
We received a mini version of this oval au gratin pan from Le Creuset. I'm not sure what you would use the mini version for--my daughter used it to make a mini apple pie from the leftover crust of our big pie--but the pan itself was great. It cooked evenly in the oven. The pie came out easily and didn't stick to the pan. The pan comes in three sizes and eight colors. I think I would find a larger pan much more useful than the mini.
At Le Creuset Oval Au Gratin
October 9, 2007
It is time we replaced our cookware, so I'm researching new cookware. This cookware looks very sturdy. It is constructed of professional grade, hand-cast aluminum and has a thick base that doesn't warp. The set includes 1-Quart Covered Saucepan, 2-Quart Covered Saucepan, 5-Quart Covered Dutch Oven With Rack, and a 10-Inch Open Skillet
Magnalite Classic 8-Piece Cookware Set
August 22, 2007
Now that you have a good crop of vegetables or fruit from your garden, it is time to start canning. This pot can act as either a pressure cooker or a canner. It has a rack that fits in the pot to keep jars up off the bottom, so that liquid can circulate underneath. The cooker has a lid that locks down during canning or cooking and an inner sealing ring to keep the steam in. There is also an overpressure plug that will let off steam if it builds up excessively and a pressure dial gauge, so that pressure can be kept constant during canning.
At Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
August 7, 2007
This pan is designed to toast chilis for sauces and salsa or making chili powder.
At Stove-Top Chili Roaster
Update: You may also want to look at the Stovetop Pepper/Tortilla Roaster
July 26, 2007
I saw this featured on America's Test Kitchen yesterday as the best indoor grill pan. It is made of durable hard-anodized aluminum, is coated with a nonstick surface, and has grill marks on the top and bottom to better conduct heat.
At Simply Calphalon Nonstick Aluminum 13-Inch Grill Pan