REVIEW: Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 5-Quart Dutch Oven with Loop Handles

Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 5qt Dutch OvenLodge make some of the best cast iron cookware on the market. They have been making it for more than a century so they know what they are doing.

The Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 5-Quart Dutch Oven with Loop Handles is made from cast iron so it retains heat well making it a perfect material for long slow cooking.

Cast iron is strong and durable so you will be handing this pot down to your kids. It should easily last a lifetime.

What We Like

  • It comes pre-seasoned so you can use it straight out of the box.
  • It retains heat well.
  • It’s reasonably priced.
  • It will last a lifetime and probably more.

What We Don’t Like

  • This pot will require regularly seasoning.
  • It is made from cast iron so is quite heavy.

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REVIEW: Oster 8 Egg Cooker Review

oster-egg-cookerCooking eggs is a simple process but it can be a bit of an art getting it just right. How many times have you boiled eggs only to find that the shells have cracked or made poached eggs and have the yolks break open? It happens to the best of us.

With the Oster 4716 Egg Cooker cooking eggs  is easy. You can cook eggs in the shell in this or poached eggs if you prefer. It boils up to 8 hard, medium or soft boiled eggs at the one time and up to 4 poached eggs.

What We Like

  • It turns off automatically once cooked.
  • It simple and easy to use.

What We Don’t Like

  • The parts aren’t dishwasher safe so you will need to hand wash the pieces.
  • Although it turns off automatically when the eggs are cooked it doesn’t let you know with the ring of a bell or buzzer.

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OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop

oxo-good-grips-cookie-scoopI like baking cookies but I can never seem to get the uniform sizing that you get from store bought cookies. If you have the same problem then you will love the Oxo Good Grips Cookie Scoop.

Now unevenly sized cookies is not a big deal. I mean who really cares whether one cookie is a little bigger than another? The kids will still eat them.

So visually it’s not an issue but in the final cooking result it can make a difference. Cookies that are the same size will cook evenly. This means you will get a consistent result every time.

The OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop is available in three scoop sizes – small, medium and large.

  • Small – holds 2 tsps and yields a 2 inch diameter cookie.
  • Medium – holds 1.5 tbsps and yields a 2.75 inch diameter cookie.
  • Large – holds 3 tbsps and yields a 3.5 inch diameter cookie.

This little device has been rated extremely well by consumers. Out of the 83 reviews on Amazon, 71 people gave this product 5 stars. Believe me, that’s extremely rare.

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Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid

calphalon-commercial-hard-anodized-shallow-saucepan-with-lidThe Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan as the name suggests is marketed as a saucepan but to me it looks like a mini saute pan. I think it is somewhere between the two.

Due to the wide base this is an ideal pan for making sauces as it allows for a greater surface area for evaporation for reducing liquids. But really you could cook just about anything in this pan – stews, soups, casseroles.

The pan is made from hard anodized aluminum so it heats evenly without hot spots.

Although not completely non-stick this pan does resist sticking. The trick to ensuring that foods don’t stick is to keep the temperatures a bit lower. These sorts for pans don’t require high heat to work effectively.

What We Like

  • The pan cooks evenly without hot spots.
  • You can use metal utensils without scratching the surface.
  • It has a lifetime warranty.
  • It is oven and broiler safe.
  • It’s solid and durable.

What We Don’t Like

  • This is not dishwasher safe.

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REVIEW: KitchenAid Chrome Chef’s Chopper 3 Cup Mini Food Processor

kitchenaid-chrome-chefs-chopper-mini-food-processorThis is a great little food processor for a 2 person household or for when you are processing small quantities of foods. This mini food processor is great for processing salsa, blending dips, chopping nuts and mincing garlic. It’s great for those times when a big food processor is just too much.

What makes this KitchenAid Chef Series Food Chopper unique is the reverse spiral cutting action which ensures that foods are drawn into the center of the bowl. This means less time spent scraping down the sides of the bowl and also more uniform processing of foods.

What We Like

  • It takes up a lot less counter space than a large food processor.
  • The removable parts are dishwasher safe.
  • It’s a good durable product.

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