Review: Tree Spirit Solid Wood Handcrafted Salad Bowl Review

tree-spirit-wood-salad-bowl.JPGIt’s getting harder and harder to find quality products that are handcrafted these days. Tree Spirit are the exception.

The Tree Spirit Solid Wood 14.5 in Salad Bowl is handcrafted from one piece of solid wood. This means that although these bowls all have the same shape and dimensions, each is unique because of the piece of wood used.

What We Like

  • This will last a lifetime. You will be handing this one down to your children.
  • The bowl has a very simple yet elegant look to it.
  • It is a 22 cup capacity.

What We Don’t Like

  • This isn’t dishwasher safe.
  • This is a pricey item but you are looking at an heirloom here.

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Dishwasher Safe Cookware Sets and Brands

If you own a dishwasher then you don’t want to have to wash up anything by hand if you can help it. Cookware in particularly can be particularly stubborn to handwash especially if it is nonstick so using a dishwasher makes things so much easier. The only problem is finding cookware that is dishwasher safe.

We get a lot of searches through our website from people looking for cookware that they can put in their dishwasher so we decided it was time to put together a list of the top brands and cookware sets that are dishwasher safe.

Bear in mind that even if a cookware set is labelled as dishwasher safe in most cases the manufacturer will still recommend hand washing. The reason is that dishwashers are quite harsh on cookware and over time it just won’t last as long as it would if you were to hand wash it. This is particularly so for nonstick cookware. Stainless steel on the other hand will always stand up to the rigors of a dishwasher so much better than nonstick.

Find out which is the best Stainless Steel Cookware Set?

Top Ten Tips on Caring for Copper Cookware

All Clad Cop R Chef Copper Cookware SetCopper cookware can be a bit of a chore to look after but if you follow these top 10 tips it will ensure that your copper cookware stays in the best condition possible.

1. Use a mild detergent, hot water and a soft sponge or dishcloth to clean it.
2. Soak cooked-on food – don’t try and scrub it off.
3. Use a circular rotating motion when cleaning the inside of a copper pot.
4. Don’t put a hot pan into water. This can cause irreversible warping.
5. Always use a low flame for cooking as Copper and tin are very good conductors of heat.
6. Never heat an empty pan.
7. Use only wood, rubber or plastic utensils.
8. Never use metal or abrasive utensils.
9. An all over patina is fine but don’t allow your cookware to develop darkened areas which can cause hot spots.
10. Don’t use aerosol cooking sprays as they can leave a gummy residue which is very hard to remove.

Read the full guide to caring for copper cookware here…

Simplehuman KT1000 Grocery Bag Holder

Superhuman KT1000 Grocery Bag HolderPut your hand up if you have a multitude of plastic bags spewing out of a kitchen drawer or cupboard? I know I do. It almost seems like they are breeding as every time I look there are more and more of them.

I am trying to reduce the number of bags by using those reusable ones but even so there are those times when you don’t have your own bag handy and you just have to take a plastic bag in order to get your groceries home.

The simplehuman KT1000 Grocery Bag Holder is one of those neat little kitchen accessories that can really make a difference to the plastic bag clutter in your kitchen.

This model mounts on a wall or inside a cupboard door. You can also purchase an Upright Grocery Bag Holder that can sit on a counter or on a shelf.

To use you simply place your plastic bags in the top opening and then they can be removed as required from the wide front vertical opening.

The Simplehuman Grocery Bag Holder is made of stainless steel and comes with screws and adhesive tape for easy mounting on the wall.

This model stores about 30 plastic bags.

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Cupcake Couriers – Handy Cupcake Carriers

Cupcake CourierLike most peopl I can’t help but love cupcakes. They are so scrumptious. But carrying them around can be a bit of a hazard. Not that they last that long to be taken anywhere (at least in my household) but if you need to make a batch of cupcakes for a kids party or a school function for instance then it would be nice to know that your cupcakes will arrive in one piece.

This is where the Cupcake Courier comes into play. This handy container carries up to 36 cup cakes at any one time.

It comes with 3 stackable trays, each with 12 cups and each tray can be removed. This makes clean up nice and easy but also allows room fora full size cake if required.

The Cupcake Courier comes with a built-in handle that makes it easy to carry around. And everything is held securely in place by the four latches around the base.

The Cupcake Courier is available in a variety of colors including sky blue, saffron yellow, lemon grass green and petal pink.