Nigella Lawson Bliss Herb Chopper Mezzaluna

Nigella Lawson Bliss Herb Chopper MezzalunaI’m a bit of a fan of Nigella Lawson. I regularly watch her latest show ‘Nigella Express’ and have her cookbook of the same name on its way from Amazon.

And because I am into cookware and kitchen accessories I keep an eye on some of the products she uses (as I do with most of celebrity chefs).

The Nigella Lawson Bliss Herb Chopper Mezzaluna is one she uses often.

I can see why. It’s a neat little kitchen tool that not only chops herbs but spices, vegetables and anything you want to chop up into tiny little Nigella Lawson Bliss Herb Chopper Mezzalunapieces.

The blade on this chopper is stainless steel so its strong, long lasting and durable.

What makes it even more durable however is the fact that the whole mezzaluna is made from one piece of steel so you won’t get the problem of the handle falling off.

The herb chopper is dishwasher safe so there is no need to hand wash this one.

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REVIEW: T-Fal Initiatives 10-Piece Nonstick Inside and Out Cookware Set

T-Fal Initiatives 10-Piece Nonstick Inside and OutThe T-Fal Initiatives 10-Piece Nonstick Inside and Out is a set that for the money is hard to beat. For well under $100 you get 10 pieces of cookware and for the money it’s pretty decent quality.

This is the type of set I would buy for someone just learning to cook or if you are looking for a cheap cookware set but want something that is quality for the money.

One of the best features of the T-Fal range is the T-Fal Thermospots which are found on the bottom inside surface of the pans. This thermospot turns a solid red when the pan is preheated to the correct temperature. So it lets you know when you can start cooking.

What’s Included

  • 7-1/2 inch saute pan
  • 9-1/4 inch saute pan
  • 10-3/4 inch saute pan
  • 1qt saucepan with lid
  • 2qt saucepan with lid
  • steamer
  • 5-1/3qt Dutch Oven with lid

What We Like

  • The non-stick surface makes clean up quick and easy.
  • The lids are made of glass so you don’t need to constantly remove the lid to see how things are cooking.
  • The handles are welded to the pot and are oven safe to 350F. They also have a loop so you can hang these pots on a rack.
  • The lids have a vent knob to allow you to vent the steam.
  • The Dutch oven is very versatile and can be used for cooking soup or pasta, making stock or boiling up large batches of potatoes and other vegetables.
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty.

What We Don’t Like

  • You can use metal utensils with this cookware.
  • This set is not dishwasher safe so you will need to hand wash.

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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.

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Review: Waring Pro MG-800 Professional Meat Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel

41ceyy3atdl_sl500_aa280_.jpgThese days many people are looking to purchase their own meat grinder for a number of reasons. The first is the price of meat. With the price of everything going higher and higher it often is more economical to do some of the convenience work (such as grinding) yourself. Others are hunters and want to use some of their game meat in many forms, including ground meat. Still others like the idea of being able to know just what is going into their ground meat so they can deal with any dietary concerns and know just how healthy it is.

Whether you have one of these reasons or any other, you can’t go wrong with the Waring Pro MG-800 Professional Meat Grinder. This grinder is powered by a 450-watt motor, which means it can grind nearly anything you want to put through it. Consider this a professional grinder that was designed to be in your home instead of in a restaurant.

In addition to just ground beef, it also comes with attachments that will allow you to make small sausages out of the meat in the hopper.

Also, unlike other grinders that can clog when something large gets stuck in the hopper, this has a reverse button that will let you break loose the clog without having to stop grinding.

What We Like

  • This is extremely easy to operate.
  • While there are a lot of pieces involved, it does pop apart easily to make for easier cleaning after you use it.
  • It has the durability to handle large loads.
  • It is strong enough to even grind small bones.

What We Don’t Like

  • You have to clean and dry the machine well to avoid any rusting.
  • This seems to be more for personal use than for professional use as it takes a while to create each batch.
  • While it breaks apart easily for cleaning, it all has to be washed by hand.

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Atlas Brass Pepper Mill

Atlas Brass Pepper MillIf you are looking for something a little special in the world of pepper mills then the Atlas Brass Pepper Mill is definitely it.

This pepper mill is hand made in Greece using the same methods that have been used for the past 300 years. This is quality at its best.

The difference between this pepper mill and most other pepper mils on the market today is that this one actually grinds the pepper. Most others simply ‘smash’ the pepper corns.

The phrase ‘pepper grinder’ actually originated as a result of the Atlas Pepper Mills and the fact that it grinds the pepper rather than just ‘smashing’ it means that the flavor and aroma of the pepper is maximized.

This is one beautiful looking pepper mill and would make a wonderful gift.

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