The top cookware on the market today

Being a chef has taught me many lessons. One of the most important one is that the top cookware on the market today is stainless cookware. For a fact, stainless steel cookware seem to serve me for a long time, and I only replace them because I want to try something new. Interestingly, I find stainless steel beautifully crafted hence giving my kitchen that desirable aesthetic quality. I can also prepare any meal on them, and its maintenance is easy .

On the flip side however, I have found the market clogged with numerous stainless steel cookware brand sets, hence choosing the best has proved more difficult than doing Christmas shopping for a whole clan. But since I fully understand that having the best kitchen equipment is as essential as having the best recipes, I have mastered the art of selecting the finest. The following is my list of the best stainless steel cookware.

The All-Clad 600822 Stainless Steel Core Set

When looking for a cookware set, I select the one that can spread heat evenly hence saving my cooking time. This set has proven the best when it comes to this. This solely because it is made with the 5-ply construction technology, with aluminum, stainless steel and thick copper which ensures quick and even distribution of heat.

What I love the most about this brand is that it is easy to maintain and it will never react with food thanks to its highly polished 8/10 stainless steel interior crafted with star bust finish that will offer amazing stick resistance. This 10-piece stainless steel cookware set is one that should not miss in your list of favorites.

The Calphalon 1891242 Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set

With my love for beauty and class, this set is undoubtedly my best. Made of brushed stainless steel and impact bonded aluminum, this set not only offers even heating but also gives my kitchen that charming look. The tampered glass covers add to the glamor. Their handles are easy and comfortable to hold. The fact I really like about this cookware set is that it is highly dishwasher friendly, and therefore I safely wash all the pieces in the dishwasher and trust me, they never discolor.

What else could you be looking for in a cookware brand?
The above are my 2 most trusted stainless steel cookware brands that have worked for me over the years. I assure you these sets are gorgeous looking and highly exceptional, and are worth your time and money.

A Change Of Scenary

However for those who have passion for cooking, value the quality of their food but do not want to spend a lot of cash, I can personally tell you that choosing a set of Rachael Ray cookware was a great decision for me. The Anodized 14-piece cookware set has it all.

Appearance of Cookware

First off, the appearance of the whole set is beautiful and can really add some flare to your kitchen. The design is one of the best I have seen because of how sturdy, yet easy to use it is. The non-stick design is easy to clean and does a fantastic job of locking in the flavors you want to get out of whatever creation you are cooking at the moment. It comes with specially crafted rubberized handles that provide comfort and flexibility that make turning and maneuvering the cookware painless.

Features of This Cookware Set

Another great feature of the Rachael Ray cookware set is that it offers a shatter-resistant lid on all of the pots and pans that helps me watch over all of the food that I am cooking without losing any of the quality. I have owned this cookware set for over a year and could not be more pleased with the results. It has made cooking for the entire family much more fun and more convenient.

I have also had many friends and family ask me where I got this set and I was happy to refer them. The cookware reviews I got from them were all parallel with my own review. Coming from someone like myself that truly loves cooking and always wants the highest quality product, I strongly recommend getting a Rachael Ray cookware set. You will enjoy it as much as I do and you will not be disappointed!

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The Espresso Machines In My Life

Expensive doesn’t mean its good

Are you also one for those people who need that perfect shot of espresso in the morning to get your pulse kicking and get your day started? Alas, I am one of them. Let me begin by sharing that I am an avid connoisseur for well-made espresso drinks. So when the time came to take the plunge and buy a machine to put in my home office, I was going to take my time and get the best machine at a great value and i came to find out that best espresso machine on bisuzscoffee is really providing a good reason for us to spend some time at this website  I don’t believe that the best has to be the most expensive, I just wanted to make sure to have a machine that would deliver what I was after at a reasonable price.

One Year Ago

I began my search online and went to all the usual places to research and see what my options are. This year the are many options out there that consider themselves the best espresso makers for home 2016. I decided to give a couple a try and then use the great return policies offered on several of the online retailers to return the one that I wasn’t as happy with.


Breville Vs De’Longhi

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BrevilleMy first choice was the Breville Barista Express, which reports itself as the best choice for in-home espresso preparation. It was on the more expensive side, but I decided to try it to see if the hype was worth it. The other option that I picked was the De’Longhi 15-BAR Pump. This one was a much better price, and as I am just getting into preparing espresso at home, I thought it would be a good choice to help me learn and get started.

The verdict? Both machines worked extremely well, and I have to say that the Breville was impressive with all that it can do, but I don’t think I was making the most use out of it as I did with the De’Longhi, which was just so simple and convenient to use. So for me the keeper was the De’Longhi as it was the quickest and easiest to pick up and for my stage of home use, I think it was the best pick for me.


Present Time

I’ve been battling with the idea of cutting down on coffee and trying to take on life without having to depend on this substance. There should be a rehab for us. Until then, let me tell you about the best espresso maker that I arrived at my house, to make my morning coffee shots even smoother and more power-packed.


The Life Changing Espresso Machine

It was a gift from my wife, not to mark any occasion, but a very thoughtful one (she knows how edgy I get when I haven’t got my fill of coffee). I’m talking about the SAECO HD8753/87 Philips Intellia. Before I delve further into details about this one, let me tell you a little about the espresso machine I was using earlier – De’Longhi EC155. Don’t get me wrong. It was great too and served me well for all the time it had been around but as is true of all items in the lower price range, there’s a certain amount of work to do to keep them running. They need cleaning and maintenance which means effort on your part, so you can consistently get good coffee. Obviously, it was a bit noisy too.


Not For The Budget Lovers

The Saeco is definitely much pricier than De’Longhi but it comes with the perks, which makes it worth it and the best home espresso machine that I laid my hands on. Its fully automatic features make me feel like I have my own personal barista at home making me coffee exactly the way I prefer it – the right amount of coffee strength and temperature that I desire. The best part is, this machine cleans its own mess, leaving me to relish my cup of coffee. Luxury galore.

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10 homemade snacks for a cozy movie night at home

This was an excellent post by Hexjam, have a look at it.

You invite your crush in. You’re gonna watch Netflix or order something on demand, cuz that’s what the kids are into nowadays. But you need some snacks, too! And sure, you could just go the the nearest corner shop and buy some pre-made popcorn or a packet of crips and pretend everything’s ok. But think about how impressed they’ll be if you actually prepare the snacks yourself? After all, as they say, ‘the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach’.

What are you waiting for, then? Chop chop! Scroll down.

1. Tequila-spiked caramel popcorn

A movie watching session definitely wouldn’t be successful without popcorn. But what’s better than just good old salted popcorn? A tequila-spiked caramel one. Get in my mouth!

Recipe here: Tequila-spiked caramel popcorn

2.Bacon candy

You just can’t go wrong with bacon. Especially if it’s extra crispy and covered with a thin layer of sweet, sweet honey. Give it a try.

Recipe here: Bacon candy

3.Sweet-spiced bread sticks

The legend has it that bread sticks are the best thing since the invention of sliced bread. We couldn’t agree more. A bit of spice, and then a bit of sweetness just to confuse your taste buds, and they suddenly become even more delicious. Perfect for munching during a TV series marathon.

Recipe here: Sweet-spiced bread sticks

4.Super nachos

They’re not just any nachos. They’re super nachos. With every topping you can imagine and more. Another argument as to why you should stay homeand watch something. You’ll never find nachos like these in a movie theatre.

Recipe here: Super nachos

5.Movie theatre bark

For those who love that sweet and salty combination, we present to you a milk chocolate sheet with pretzels, nuts, and raisins (so, a chocolate bark). If you want to be super healthy, you can use dark chocolate, but honestly, what’s the fun in that? Don’t be a party pooper.

Recipe here: Movie theatre bark

6.Mini deep-dish pizzas

A regular size pizza, especially when you have other snacks prepared, seems like too much of a commitment at this point. That’s why we’ve got this mini pizza, commitment-free recipe for you.

Recipe here: Mini deep-dish pizzas

7.Chewy caramel popcorn and pretzel bars

Again, another sweet and salty combination you won’t be able get enough of. This time, we added a ‘chewy’ component to mix things up. We hope you’re into that.

Recipe here: Chewy caramel popcorn and pretzel bars

8.Double fudge brownies ice cream

Netflix and chill nights are all about indulging yourself. Put some ice cream between those rich fudge brownies. Live life a little.

Recipe here: Double fudge brownies ice cream

9.Oven-baked mozzarella sticks

Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Throw in some homemade guacamole in there. Or just regular tomato salsa, if you’re a boring lad. Ah, yes. That’s what dreams are made of.

Recipe here: Oven baked mozzarella sticks

10.Frozen chocolate-dipped banana

Eating a full banana in front of your crush might be a bit… embarrassing. Chop the bad boys up, cover them in chocolate and let them chill while you two lovebirds chill on the sofa.

Recipe here: Frozen chocolate dipped banana bites

 

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Musings over coffee

I wrote this while sitting in a small, independent café in Leeds, England. I’d just ordered a flat white made with single origin beans from Ethiopia and micro-roasted by a local roaster. Apart from the revealing British accent, I could’ve literally been anywhere in the world. Anywhere with a good coffee scene, that is.

When I travel, I always do extensive research on my destination. Places to eat are always at the top of my list, of course, but I also research cafés because I can hardly function properly without my morning (and mid-morning and after lunch and afternoon) coffee and nothing puts me in a really bad mood like a bad cup of coffee. I also like them because they are great spots to watch the local culture. I always seek independent coffee shops as opposed to chains. As I had a moment of stillness in that Leeds coffee shop that morning sipping on my cup and with some rare time to reflect, I couldn’t help but observe how these cafés give me a sense of home. They have no real belonging to the city they’re in, which means that they could, in fact, be anywhere in the world. I feel at home in all of them, which is sometimes a nice respite from running around a foreign city all day long.

To just sit, slow down and feel at home in familiar surroundings for a few minutes, or a couple of hours. Whether you’re in Lima, Hong Kong, Portland, Cape Town or Montreal, to have this sense of familiarity and know how the process works, can be nice. Of course, you don’t want to feel like you’re at home forever because the whole purpose of travelling is to actually get out of your comfort zone.

I remember being in a trendy, hybrid fashion store slash café in Hong Kong sipping on a latte when my better half suddenly felt claustrophobic because of this very sense of familiarity. He got up, questioned why we were lulling away in a place that felt sterile to him. We are in Hong Kong! He then guided me towards the door so we can get lost again in Hong Kong’s sea of rushing bodies and neon lights.

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