Anolon Cutlery: Anolon Advanced 15 Piece Cutlery Set with Birchwood Block

anolon-15pc-cutlery-setIt’s not very often we find a product that receives pretty much only positive consumer reviews but the Anolon cutlery set made the grade.

This 15 piece set has everything you will ever need and more for home cooking. Made from German carbon steel these knives are strong and durable with a smooth sharp edge.

This is a good solid, value for money set that won’t disappoint.

What’s Included:

  • 8in chef knife
  • 8in bread knife
  • 8in slicer
  • 7in Santoku
  • 5in serrated utility knife
  • 3.5in pairing knife
  • 10in sharpening steel
  • kitchen shears
  • 6 x 5in forged steak knives
  • 15 slot birchwood block

What We Like

  • The handles provide a firm grip.
  • The carbon steel blades won’t stain and are rust resistant.
  • Good balanced knives.
  • The knives come with a sharpening steel.
  • I like the addition of the steak knives.

What We Don’t Like

  • It was hard to find something we didn’t like about this knife set. Even the price was reasonable enough considering the quantity of knives you are getting.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

By far the best price was at Amazon who were at least $20 cheaper than their nearest rival

Staub Cookware: Staub Orange Pumpkin Dutch Oven – Halloween Cookware

Halloween is fast approaching and this Staub Orange Pumpkin Dutch Oven is sure to make a fun addition to the tabletop.

This gorgeous Pumpkin dutch oven comes from the Staub ceramic collection and is made from cast iron with an enamel exterior and black matte enamel interior.

This is a solid piece of cookware that will stand the test of time.

What We Like

  • The Staub Pumpkin Dutch Oven  is oven safe to 485F.
  • It is microwave and freezer safe.
  • You can put this dutch oven in the dishwasher.
  • Can be be used as an a serving dish.
  • It’s different.

What We Don’t Like

  • This isn’t an inexpensive piece of cookware, but if you are looking for something a little unique and fun  as well as being practical and functional, then you can’t go wrong.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

We found the best price at

Staub Cookware: Staub Family Mussel Pot 4qt

staub-mussel-potThe Staub Family Mussel Pot is an award winning pot and for good reason. This unique design makes cooking mussels easy.

As the mussels cook a steel strainer that is incorporated into the pot strains the juices into the side. These juices incorporated with say wine and other ingredients can then make a dipping sauce for your mussels.

Made from cast iron The Staub Family Mussel Pot will cook mussels to perfection.

The idea for this pot is that it transfers easily from stove to table so you won’t need to transfer the mussels to another vessel. Just ensure you use a pot holder to protect your table as cast iron can retain heat and cause a permanent burn mark

What We Like

  • The lid can be inverted and used to collect the used shells.
  • This pot is not just for mussels – you can cook clams, crayfish, scallops and more.
  • Although this is cast iron it will not require seasoning.
  • You can make up to 6 pounds of mussels in this pot.
  • Cast iron is great at retaining heat and cooking food evenly so not hotspots.

What We Don’t Like

  • At just under $200 this isn’t cheap but if you love your mussels then you will love this.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

We found the best price for this pot at

Calphalon Roasting Pan: Calphalon One Non Stick Roaster with Rack Review

calphalon-roasting-panI’m a big fan of the Calphalon One range of cookware and this roasting pan is no exception. The Calphalon One Non Stick Roasting Pan has a non-stick surface that makes cleaning up a breeze.

The surface of this roasting pan is made from four interlocking non-stick layers which is also stain resistant making this a revolutionary non-stick surface. Foods just don’t stick.

This is the perfect roaster for Thanksgiving. It holds 25lb roast and is solid and durable. You won’t be disappointed with this roasting pan.

What’s Included:

  • roasting pan
  • removable rack
  • stainless baster
  • injector tip
  • thermometer

What We Like

  • Clean up is just so easy – I use Calphalon One and nothing ever sticks.
  • This roasting pan has a lifetime warranty. You don’t often get that with non-stick cookware.
  • This roaster is oven safe to 500F and broiler safe which is important if you need to brown the tops of meals.
  • This holds a roast up to 25lb!

What We Don’t Like

  • This is not cheap at just under $150 but believe me you will love it.
  • The roaster is not dishwasher safe but clean up is real easy with this pan.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

We found the best price for this was as they also include FREE SHIPPING!

Calphalon Katana Series Knives

calphalon-katana-series-knivesCalphalon have introduced the Katana series of knives.

And it seems that everyone who buys one of these knives, love them and just can’t say enough good things about  them.

For instance users found the Calphalon 7-in. Katana Series Slicing Knife to be a great all round knife that is ideal for  slicing super thin deli like slices of meat, poultry as well as being perfectly useful for the doing wider cuts of meat that are ideal for entrees.

The Calphalon Katana Series slicing knife with ‘Kullens’ or indentations is ideal for all your slicing requirements.  And when you have the weekend roast, the slicing knife has a sharp tip that is ideal for separating meat from the bone.

The  kullens along the knife edge reduce friction and prevent food from sticking to the blade.

This excellent quality knife is made from  high-carbon stainless steel so it wont rust but if you should have any problems with the manufacturing, you have the peace of mind of a lifetime guarantee.