Review: Matfer Exopat Nonstick Baking Mat

matfer-exopat-baking-matIf you like to bake but hate the mess and problems that often come with the baking process, you may want to add the Matfer  Exopat Baking Mat to your cooking arsenal.

This nonstick baking mat is the perfect way to take the stress out of your baking projects.

What is the biggest complaint when baking?

The cookies or candy sticking to the pan and then becoming a mess as you try to remove them, right? Well this mat will stop that from happening. Instead of having to scrape and make a mess of those perfectly shaped cookies, your baked creations will slide right off of the mat, give it a shake  and it will be ready to be used again for the next batch of treats. Do not use water, and store it flat or slightly rolled.

This is even better than the old parchment paper cure. With parchment paper you have to cut it to fit and it always seems the roll runs out right in the middle of baking and you have to improvise.

The size of this mat also is great as at 11-5/8″ x-16-3/8″ it is large enough to keep you baking at full potential. If you are a serial baker you may want to get two of them so you always have one ready to go for the next batch of cookies.

The  Matfer Exopat nonstick mat is freezer safe and can withstand oven temperatures up to 580 degrees.

Use it over and over – it’s guaranteed to last up to 3,000 bakings.

What We Like:

  • It gets rid of the waste and expense of having to use a lot of parchment paper.
  • It’s big enough to make a lot of cookies at a time.
  • It lets you have perfect cookies every time because they don’t stick.
  • Easy to clean just rinse and it’s ready for the next baking project.
  • Putting it away is easy as it rolls up and can tuck nearly anywhere.

Other things to consider:

  • It’s not dishwasher safe, but it is quick and easy to wash up by hand.

CLICK HERE to buy the Matfer Exopat Nonstick Baking Mat and enhance your baking experience.

Read what others have to say at Cooking.com and Amazon.com

Review: Circulon 16inch NonStick Roasting Pan with Rack

circulon-16-inch-rectangular-nonstick-roasting-panThis is the Circulon 16-Inch Rectangular Nonstick Roaster with rack measuring approximately 16½ x 3¾ x 13½ inches.

“Because this pan is made from heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum, it is great for cooking at high heats and is very durable. The quality of this pan is great. It feels very sturdy and because the strongly riveted handles face up on the sides, it is quite easy to put it into a very hot oven (and take out again!) without catching your wrists on the sides of the oven…which many of us do, even while wearing oven mitts!

The roaster is oven safe up to 500 degrees so this is a big help!

The rack that comes with the pan is great for keeping poultry or meat off the bottom of the pan. This lets the hot air flow all the way around the food. It also means that the fat and juices can drip freely into the base of the pan and you can then put the pan on the stove top to make delicious gravy. Because it’s got a non-stick surface, just be careful to use silicon or wood utensils if you’re making gravy in the roaster.

Also, because the food hasn’t been sitting in the fatty juices, it doesn’t get a ‘soggy bottom’ and stays dry. You can even flip it over towards the end of cooking to crisp up the bottom!

If you don’t like using a rack, this pan scores points too, as it has high and low grooves that protect the nonstick surface.

Also, because this pan is good and deep, it can easily handle a large amount of drippings from the meat. If you don’t want to make gravy straight away, it’s easy to pour the fat and juices into a heat-proof jug as the grease doesn’t seem to drip down and back on the sides of the roaster, as we have often found when trying to pour liquids out of regular pots and pans. This is not only helpful and safer but makes cleanup easier too.

This roaster can take up to a 25 lb turkey so that gives you some idea of its’ capacity! Great for Thanksgiving…

When it comes to cleaning this pan, the rack is non-stick too, so that the food releases easily from it, leaving minimal stickiness behind. The non-stick surface means that it can’t go into the dishwasher but again, because it’s non-stick, cleanup isn’t too hard. For really hard stuck on food,  just put some hot soapy water into the roaster andleave it on a low simmer on the stove top for ten minutes and the stuck on bits will just float off.

Roasters aren’t the most glamorous things to buy for your kitchen but if you invest in a good one like this, you’ll never look back!”

CLICK HERE to buy the Circulon 16 inch Nonstick roasting pan with rack

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?

Farberware Enhanced 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set Review

farberware-10-non-stick-cookware-setWhen you are ready to create the perfect kitchen for your home, you need to make sure that you have a pot or pan for every need. First and foremost purchasing a set like the Farberware Enhanced 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware gives you one set with the same sleek attractive look.

Included in this set are the following:

  • 1-Quart Saucepan With Lid
  • 1-1/2-Quart Saucepan With Lid
  • 2-Quart Saucepan With Lid
  • 5-Quart Dutch Oven With Lid
  • 7-Inch French Skillet
  • 10-Inch Skillet

Made of aluminum, these pans are lightweight and easy to move around the kitchen, even when filled with your latest culinary creations.  They also have handles that stay cool when cooking which supports the need to move any cooking items around the kitchen.

You can also move these pieces from the stovetop to the oven (up to 350 degrees) as needed to follow cooking directions.

There is not much more frustrating than having to keep lifting the lid off of a cooking pot to see if it is coming along as you want it to. Thankfully with these pots and pans, the lids are see through so you can peek through the glass to monitor your progress without pulling the top off.

Once you’re done cooking for the day, clean up is a cinch. Pop these in the dishwasher and they’re ready to go.

What We Like:

  • This is a complete set that will serve almost all of your kitchen cooking needs in one purchase.
  • They are lightweight and easy to carry around, while still being durable.
  • Clear lids make it easier to keep an eye on what you are cooking.
  • They are easy to clean as they are dishwasher safe.

Other Things to Consider:

The lids don’t always fit as airtight as we would like them to.

You can read the reviews and buy the Farberware Enhanced 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set at:
Amazon.com

 

REVIEW: Rachael Ray Round 5.5qt Covered Casserole Everything Pan

Rachael Ray Covered Casserole Everything PanI love Rachael Ray cookware and so it seems does a good proportion of the population. It would have to be one of the most popular brands on our site. This is why whenever a new piece of cookware in the Rachael Ray line becomes available it always generates a lot of attention and I can see that this one will do the same.

I’m not sure why, but this pan is called an ‘Everything Pan’ on Cooking.com but on Amazon it’s called a Covered Round Casserole,.

I much prefer the ‘Everything Pan’ title because this handy pan is very versatile and you will find yourself using it for more than just casseroles.

This is a nice sized pan at 5.5qt. It comes with a sizable cooking surface to allow you enough room to sear meat with the high sides giving you the opportunity to easily add plenty of ingredients without any problem.

The pan is made from a hard anodized construction. What this means is that you have a strong durable pot that distributes heat evenly. This means no hot spots when you cook so foods cook nice and evenly.

The surface is non-stick so foods release easily and clean up is quick and easy. This will be important as you can’t put this one in the dishwasher.

The handles of this pan are covered with a grippy silicone coating so they stay cool on the stove top and you can maintain a good grip on the pot when lifting from the stove.

What I love about this pan is that you can transfer it from stove top to the oven as it is oven safe to 400F….nice! This saves you having to transfer the contents of the pot to another oven-safe pan. It’s nice not having to wash up more pots and pans than you need to.

The pan comes with a glass lid so you can monitor foods without having to constantly remove the lid. This ensures that moisture is retained and you don’t have to worry about scalding yourself with escaping steam when the lid is removed.

It’s also good to see that Rachael Ray has enough faith in her products to back it this one up with a lifetime warranty.

It’s currently only available in orange but as with most of the Rachael Ray cookware line it is most likely that other colors will become available in the near future.

Want to Read Reviews?

You can read reviews for the Rachael Ray Orange Everything Pan/Covered Casserole at Cooking.com

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Cooking.com and Amazon