Review: Circulon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle

Circulon 12? griddleIt’s Saturday morning and the family wants pancakes. They want them hot and now, but you’re using a normal sized skillet or griddle and just can’t seem to cook them fast enough. It’s time for an upgrade to theCirculon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle.


This griddle will let you save time by being able to get a lot more cooking on the surface as soon as you pop it on the stove.

In addition to adding a lot of cooking space, the inventors of this one thought about the problems with traditional flat griddles, runoff. If you are cooking sausage on a normal griddle, it will run off the edge, but not this time. This griddle has a slight raised edge that will keep any oil, butter, grease or other liquids inside and off of your stove and burners.

The construction of this pan is going to be just what you want on the stovetop – a nonstick surface that will keep you from getting frustrated while you try to get a meal on the table and a handle that is oven safe (in case you need to keep the food warm while waiting for the family to gather) as well as a handle made with a slip-free material that will help you keep a grip on the pan.

Features of the Circulon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle:

  • It is made of hard-anodized aluminum for fast, even heating
  • Circulon-exclusive advanced nonstick formula total food-release system
  • Riveted 18/10 stainless-steel handle with Comfort Grip insert which  ensures slip-free grasp
  • The griddle is oven safe to 400 degrees F
  • It measures approximately 12 x 20 x 2 inches
  • Hand wash with a mild cleanser
  • limited lifetime warrant

What We Like:

  • The pan has a great nonstick surface so the items you cook will come out easily and look great!
  • This is the perfect griddle for more delicate cooking of foods like crepes
  • It heats evenly so you know the items on the griddle are going to cook at the right speed.
  • It’s large enough to be able to make more at a time, which is great if you have a larger family to feed.
  • It’s very easy to wipe up and clean after use.

What We Don’t Like:

  • Because of the nonstick surface, it has to be hand washed.

Where Can I Buy the Circulon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle?
Amazon.com

Cooking.com

REVIEW: Berndes Tradition 10-Piece Cookware Set

Berndes Tradition 10 pce SetIf you are looking for a set of matching pots and pans for your kitchen that will do anything you need done, you may want to take a look at the Berndes Tradition 10-Piece Cookware Set.

This set has all the essentials

  • 9.5-inch skillet
  • 11-inch skillet
  • 9.5-inch sauté pan with glass lid
  • 6 inch one quart saucepan with glass lid
  • 7 inch two quart saucepan with glass lid
  • 11 inch 10 quart stockpot with glass lid

They are beautiful pieces that have more going for them than their looks. Inside, those lids they are a dream to cook with. They have non-stick insides that really are! Once the meal is done a little water and a cloth and they are clean and ready to go the next time.

It’s not just the insides that have the great nonstick coating, but also the outside. You will appreciate this if you have ever had one of those moments when something spills out of the pot and you had to scrub it clean. Not this time. With these pots it will wipe away just as well as it did on the inside.

The handles on these pots stay cool no matter how long they have been cooking. They are made of wood.

What We Like

  • These pots and pans are made to last a long time and put up with a lot of use and abuse.
  • They are heavy duty and you can feel the strength of construction when you hold them.
  • They have a great non-stick surface that really is non-stick and very easy to wipe clean both inside and out.

What We Don’t Like

  • Clean up is not quite as easy as we would like it to be as they are not dishwasher safe so much be washed by hand.

Where Can I Buy this set?
Amazon.com
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Review: Scanpan Classic Ceramic Titanium 7-Piece Nonstick Chefs Cookware Set

scanpan-titanium-chefs-nonstick-cookware-setWhether you have a small kitchen or just need only a select number of cooking tools, the Scanpan 7-pc. Nonstick Chefs Cookware Set
may be the perfect way to go to have all the cooking essentials in one compact package.

Included in this set are:

  • 9-Inch Frying Pan
  • 10-Inch Sauté Dish with Clear Lid
  • Small Sauce Pan (2 quarts) with Clear Lid
  • 9-Inch Dutch Oven (with Lid)

When it comes to construction, these pans are made of pressure cast aluminum. That means they will hold up better and against more use than normal aluminum. They also have been constructed with a high-density resin for the handles so they will remain solid and strong for a long time.

The aluminum properties of these pans mean they will heat quickly and evenly, helping you get your meal going and done a little faster every time.

Another great benefit of the Scanpan Classic Ceramic Titanium Chefs Cookware Set is the non-stick surface. This is not just any non-stick surface, but is touted to be a technologically advanced non-stick surface that will keep your food pouring out of the pots and pans easily every time. It is a style that will still allow you to cook like you want to in your kitchen. You can use metal utensils on them without a fear of cracking or scratching the coating off.

What We Like

  • The non-stick surface is very easy to clean, washing off with just a small amount of soap and water.
  • These pans are all dishwasher safe to make clean up that much nicer.
  • They evenly heat throughout to make sure everything cooks on time.

What We Don’t Like

  • The non-stick surface can deteriorate in just a year or so causing you to have to replace them.

This set received 5 star rating from all the reviewers on Cooking.com however, reviews on  Amazon.com are mixed.

Where Can I Buy This Set?
Cooking.com
Amazon.com

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 17 Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart Chefs Classic Hard Anodized 17 Piece Cookware Set ReviewThe Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 17-Piece Cookware Set is made from hard anodized aluminum with an aluminum core so these pots and pans are strong and durable.

The aluminum construction ensures even heating without hot spots.

The non-stick surface ensures foods release easily and makes clean up quick and easy. This is necessary as you will need to hand wash this set. The non-stick surface is also reinforced with titanium which ensures a long lasting finish.

What’s Included

  • 1-1/2qt saucepan and lid
  • 2qt saucepan with lid
  • 3qt saucepan with lid
  • 8 inch skillet
  • 10 inch skillet
  • 12 inch skillet with lid
  • 4qt saute pan with lid
  • 9qt stockpot with lid
  • steamer insert with lid
  • pasta insert

What We Like

  • The handles are stainless steel and are riveted so you won’t have these ones coming lose.
  • The handles stay cool on the stove top. Note: Ensure you use oven mitts if using these pots and pans in the oven.
  • The glass lids are break resistant.
  • Each piece in the set is oven safe to 500F.
  • It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
  • The glass lids allow you to keep an eye on your food cooking without losing moisture from constantly lifting the lid.

What We Don’t Like

  • Although it is great to have a separate lid for every piece of cookware, it may cause problems for some with limited storage space.

Want to Read Reviews?

You can read reviews for the Cuisinart Chefs Classic NonStick 17 Piece Cookware Set at Amazon

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Amazon

Scanpan Nonstick Classic Cookware Set Cookware Set – 11Pc – Review

scanpan-nonstick-classic-cookware-setIf you are looking to stock your kitchen with a new cookware set you may have found what you are looking for with the Scanpan Nonstick Classic Cookware Set.


Included in this set are:

  • Dutch Oven with Lid – 6 Quart
  • Sauce Pan with Lid – 3 Quart
  • Sauce Pan with Lid – 2 Quart
  • Sauce Pan with Lid – 1 Quart
  • Sauté Pan with Lid – 10 Inch
  • Frying Pan – 10 Inch

Making these pans lightweight is their aluminum body. While many think aluminum made pots are not as sturdy as other options, in this case they are. These are part of what is called the Classic Ceramic Titanium line which means the aluminum in the pots was pressure cast and coated on the outside with a ceramic titanium coating which creates a solid surface that will not warp or weaken. They can also be used on any style of stove surface.

On the inside, these pots are all coated with a nonstick surface covering. Unlike many nonstick coverings, this compound is even able to stand up to the use of metal spoons and utensils in the pot. Their pots are so well known for their nonstick features they have been named “Best Nonstick Cookware” since the 80s by a number of publications.

What We Like

  • This is a very lightweight, yet fully functional, cook set. That makes them easy to move around the kitchen, even when full, as you prepare a meal.
  • While they are lightweight, these pots and pans are heavy duty and can handle a lot of work being put on them.
  • All coated with non-stick surfaces they are easy to clean after preparing a meal.
  • They provide even heating so your food comes out as you would expect.
  • When the pans are red hot, the handles have been created to stay cool to the touch.

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?
Cooking.com