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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REVIEW: Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven

presto-pizzazz-pizza-ovenIf you love pizza then you will love the Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven. This easy to use appliance makes pizza in half the time of a regular oven.

Yes it looks weird and you are probably wondering how it actually manages to cook a pizza. What it does is rotate the pizza to cook ensuring that it is evenly cooked.

This has received exceptional reviews on the net with most saying how much better it cooks store bought frozen pizza than a regular oven.

What We Like

  • The top and bottom heating elements are independently controlled so you have complete control over the baking. For instance, you can have the bottom element on and the bottom off.
  • The pizza plate can be removed for easy clean up.
  • It doesn’t require preheating.

What We Don’t Like

  • It only heats pizzas up to 12″.

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REVIEW: Simply Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set

simply-calphalon-nonstick-bakeware-setThe Simply Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set has just about everything you will ever need for your baking needs. At under $30 you get 6 pieces – that’s only 5 bucks each.

Not a lot to spend on a Calphalon product although you can’t really equate this to the other high quality Calphalon products on the market today.

Having said that however, it is good value for money and will do the job nicely.

What’s Included

  • 10in by 15in cookie sheet
  • 8in square cake pan
  • medium loaf pan (4-1/2-inch by 8-1/2-inch by 2-1/2-inch )
  • 2 x 9in round cake pans
  • cooling rack

What We Like

  • It has a 10 year warranty.
  • Made from heavy gauge aluminumized steel you will be assured of even cooking and no hot spots.
  • The surface of each piece is nonstick so you won’t have a problem with foods sticking.
  • These pans don’t warp in high heat.
  • They are sturdy and strong.

What We Don’t Like

  • A few of the reviewers have noted that when washing in the dishwasher that the pans drips rusty water from the curled edges.

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REVIEW: Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator

vituri-essential-wine-aeratorIf you are a bit of a wine connoisseur then you will appreciate the value of the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator.

I love my wine but I don’t really know much about it. I drink it with my dinner each night but that’s as far a my knowledge takes me. So I didn’t know that by aerating the wine that you can release the aromas and make it taste better.

This is why you will often hear people say that they just need to air the wine before they drink it.  Or it might see those wine aficionados swirlling the wine around in the glass before drinking.

From the research I have done it appears that not all wines need airing and it is generally the reds that need it more than the whites. But then if you are looking for a wine aerator then you probably already know more than me about which wines need aerating and which don’t.

The Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator has been rated extremely well by consumers. It’s goal is to speed up the process of aeration so you can starting as soon as you pour the wine from the bottle.

Simply hold the Vinturi Wine Aerator over your glass and then pour your wine into the aerator. This little device then draws in the air to mix with the wine and by the time the wine has moved through to your glass, it is fully aerated.

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