Maxam 17 Piece Surgical Stainless-Steel Waterless Cookware Set Review

maxam-waterless-cookwareNow that you have read about the advantages of waterless cooking the next step is to find a waterless cookware set that will give you the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice. And that is where the Maxam 17 Piece 9 Element Surgical Stainless-Steel comes in.

This set is made from the highest quality extra heavy  surgical stainless steel and it is guaranteed to last you  a lifetime.

With waterless cooking there is no need for you to use grease or oil you simply use a steam control valve.

Place the saucepan on the burner on medium heat, NOTE: Never use high heat, and wait for the valve to whistle. Then you just turn the heat down to low and finish cooking.

The perfect way to cook healthy meals and maintain the nutrional value in your food.

This set includes

  • 1.7qt covered saucepan
  • 2.5qt covered saucepan
  • 3.2qt covered saucepan
  • 7.5qt covered roaster
  • 11.375 in. Skillet
  • double broiler unit.

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel Launch – Sept 07

cs-nonstick-small.JPGIntroducing Calphalon® CS Nonstick Cookware
Bring High Style into Real Kitchens—Yours!

TOLEDO, OH, July 27, 2007— This fall, Calphalon® will introduce a new line of nonstick cookware that’s 100% dishwasher safe. Ideal for cooks who love the lustrous, contemporary beauty of brushed stainless steel but consider no-fuss nonstick cooking and cleaning a must-have, Calphalon CS Nonstick offers both convenience and style, pairing exceptional nonstick performance with the striking good looks of Calphalon’s best-selling Calphalon Contemporary Stainless cookware.

Imagine yourself executing a flawless frittata. Picture your fettuccine alfredo sliding effortlessly from your sauce pan, leaving not a trace of cheesy sauce behind. Calphalon CS Nonstick is ideal for cooking and serving even sticky or delicate dishes like these with exquisite style. The cookware’s clean lines, curvy silhouettes and beautifully sculpted handles are a design enthusiast’s dream, while its dishwasher safe nonstick cooking surface is sure to satisfy even the most practical cooks.

Calphalon CS Nonstick features tri-ply construction for superb heat conductivity. Two layers of 18/10 stainless steel surround a heavy gauge aluminum core. Calphalon’s legendary nonstick coating guarantees exceptional release and durability. The pans are guaranteed to last a lifetime, even if you run them through the dishwasher every day. Long handles stay comfortably cool on the stovetop and the covers are made from a tempered glass, so you can peer right into the pots. Calphalon CS Nonstick is oven safe to 450 degrees.

Calphalon CS Nonstick will be available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s in September 2007. It will roll out to fine stores nationwide later in the fall.

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About Calphalon

Based in Toledo, Ohio, Calphalon (www.calphalon.com) is a leading manufacturer of professional quality cookware, cutlery, bakeware, and kitchen accessories for the home chef. Calphalon is a Newell Rubbermaid company.

Stainless Steel Cookware – Aluminum or Copper Base?

stainless-steel-cookware.JPGHave you ever thought about your stainless steel cookware? If you are like most people, probably not.

Not many people realize that stainless steel is not a particularly good conductor of heat. What this means is that hot spots can occur so if you are cooking a steak for instance you may find that part of the steak is cooked while other parts are undercooked. In other words your foods are cooked unevenly.

To overcome this problem, stainless steel pots and pans are often lined with aluminum or copper as both of these metals are quite good at conducting heat. However, because both of these metals are relatively soft and can react with certain foods, they are usually sandwiched between layers of stainless steel.

Although both copper and aluminum are good conductors of heat, copper is better because it reacts quickly to changes in temperature. This is why you often see professional chefs using copper cookware. It gives them greater control over their cooking.

The disadvantage of copper however is that it is more expensive than aluminum.

So if you are on the lookout for new stainless steel cookware then ensure that the base contains either aluminum or copper.