These stainless steel cookware have the best quality

I love cooking and I am into all sorts of cookware. I have collected many cookwares and equipment through the years. Hence, any type of cookware had always been about the cost for me. Cheaper is not unnecessarily better. I usually buy a mid-range one and stick with it till it breaks. I read the best stainless steel cookware reviews here before spending a single cent on even one of the sets that are advertised just about everywhere.

Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro

This 12-piece set of stainless steel pans is made of the highest quality and is undoubtedly one of the top stainless cookware set on the market though the price also reflects this. The pots are specially designed not to drip when you pour sauce directly from the pan and the highly polished stainless steel maintains its quality over a long period.

One of the best features is the stay-cool handles; no more burning your fingers when you go to lift your pan off the hob! This a top quality set of stainless steel pots and pans with very few drawbacks other than the price.

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel

For those who are on a budget, but who don’t want to compromise on quality, the Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel set of pots and pans is an ideal choice. All the pans are both dishwasher and oven safe and have long handles which stop them from becoming too hot. There are some nice design touches in this range too; all the lids have small holes which make draining direct from the pan easy.

Much cheaper than the Cuisinart set, there is a noticeable difference in the quality of these pans; while they work perfectly well they are not as solid as the more expensive set and they do stain more easily, no matter how much you clean them.

All-Clad Stainless Steel

The Al-Clad range of stainless steel pots and pans is already well respected and widely used by top chefs, and now you can buy a set for your own home. This is another very expensive option and is perhaps not quite as impressive as the Cuisinart set if you have the cash to splash on a set of pots and pans.

Although there are no issues with the quality of the pots and their performance, they have an unusual handle design, which can start to cut into the hand if you need to hold a pan for a long time. It is a minor complaint, but considering the price of the All-Clad set, you should be expecting perfection!

Cookware Tips

I had never bought cookware sets unless it was a or those from Costco. It wasn’t until I returned home to stay that I realised what a fanatic my mother is about cookware sets. She is the sort who would spend thousands of dollars on a set of 5. Made of premium stainless steel, they conduct heat well, they don’t dent, stain, and ‘stick’. Of course, depending on what you cook, food will still stick to stainless cookware.
But believe it or not, the good old teflon is not entire non-stick too.
Definitely not when you cook something like a stew in them.

You would still have to scrape the burnt bit off. We don’t use all 5 of the cookware all the time. It is unreasonable to do so unless you are cooking a buffet everyday. But the 2 we use daily are still sturdy and strong and look as good as new after 6 years, except for some tiny scratches from scouring.

When I have people asking this cooking fanatic what sort of cookware set to buy, I never recommend teflon nor cast iron nor ceramic. Have a cast iron one for a stew or a teflon for frying eggs. But go for the premium stainless steel as you can fry, boil, stew, steam and everything else in it. It is a lifelong investment, and usually with a lifetime warranty.

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A Guide To Buy The Best Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

Don’t get fooled by the seller

Let me tell you a secret nobody else does. Fully automatic espresso machines are just cheap versions of super automatic espresso machines. Really! I’m not joking! So, if you want to buy a super automatic espresso machine, you might as well buy a fully automatic one, as it is really cheap in comparison to super automatic ones and are almost the same, except for the capability of making hundreds of cups at once, and who wants that? You also can check out the best espresso machine under $200 2017 where it really worth all your money that you spend

So, you’re now buying one, question is, who’s going to guide you to the best one? I’m glad you asked, because that’s where I and my guide come in! This article or guide will explain all the requirements you need to check before buying a fully automatic espresso machine, so read thoroughly, or else the seller can fool you to into buying a really expensive semi automatic machine instead, as one almost did that to me!

Best Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

The first factor is checking the intricacies, and by checking the intricacies, I mean checking what is there and what is not, and whether you can maintain it on a daily basis. Most people buy really expensive machines because of the vast variety of features present, which are mostly useless to them. List what you can do, whether you are a beginner or an expert, and buy a machine through your observations.

Maintenance is another factor in determining the machine you want. Machines with a lot of functions tend to be cleaned more often and thoroughly than ones with fewer features. So, try to find a machine that you can clean with your current schedule, as it is a piece of junk in your kitchen if you don’t care for it!

The third most important factor is the presence of a bean grinder. Seriously, I can’t stress enough on its needs, as no one wants to drink a coffee with the beans in their mouths. If the beans are not properly grinded, not only will the espresso taste really bad, but will also be really disappointing for your guests or family members.
The fourth and last factor is to avoid some things. Yes, you read that right, as some espresso accessories don’t help in making the coffee better, but rather destroying it. Crema enhancers, higher bar pumps and frothing aids are a no-go, but the latter two don’t ruin the coffee, but they are rather useless if you ask me.

That’s all for today folks! If you want to buy a really good and high end fully automatic espresso machine, keep the budget at least between 600$ to 1000$, as it is the best range for getting a good one. Thanks for reading! Hope it helped you in making your choice, and if it did, share it with your friends so that they may learn something new as well!

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Best Cookware Material And Types

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Buying a cookware set can prove to be a hectic task if you are not aware about the basic points which must be followed. To help you in this regard, I have gathered some useful information about different types of cookware sets to be selected. Whether you are a cooking enthusiast or do not prepare your meals more often, some useful pots and pans must be present in your kitchen at all times.

Nonstick Coated Cookware

Cookware sets are available in different types of coatings and materials. Nonstick and ceramic nonstick are two popular coatings which are applied to give cookware sets a longer life and ensure safe cooking. Nonstick pans are known for their amazing heat distribution abilities as you can perfectly cook and fry. Moreover, it also offers nonfat cooking making it easy to clean and use in the future. A perfect nonstick cookware set is usually made out of heavy gauge aluminum and is hard anodized to give users an immense cooking pleasure.

Nonstick pans require some extra care as compared to traditional cookware items. It is recommended that you let the pans cool properly before washing and do not use them in dishwasher regularly. This can damage the applied nonstick surface for which a hand wash can be the best solution.

Ceramic Coated Cookware

Other most popularly used cookware sets have ceramic coating applied over them. Being safe and healthy to use, there is certainly no match for the pans and pots covered with a ceramic coat. It is superior as compared to conventional nonstick coating and is designed to last for years to come. Furthermore, ceramic coating is 100 percent scratch resistant and gives even heat conduction. Ceramic nonstick cookware sets are absolutely dishwasher safe and can be used on all types of stove tops.

Non-Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Sets

If you are a cooking enthusiast and want to avail an affordable cookware set, Non-enameled cast iron can be the best option to be selected. Best for preparing meat, vegetables and pasta, you can you’re your daily meals within minutes.

What Kind Of Pans To Do You Need? Slow or Fast.

For the people who like fast cooking, stainless steel pans are the ultimate choice. They can be heated within minutes and are adaptable to high temperatures as well. No matter how hard is your cooking style, stainless steel pans can adhere overcooking and are ideal for boiling water as well. Furthermore, people who prefer to cook slowly can purchase heavy based pans as they take more time to heat. Best for preparing delicate meals, you can avail a longer cooking time by selecting these types of pans and pots.

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What Are The Best Centrifugal Juicers To Buy ?

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Starting your juicer journey and unsure of what to purchase. What on the market is going to last the time? Enough time for it to be deemed worthy of the money you spent to purchase it? Centrifugal juicers are all the rage among first time buyers. Its easy to operate and doesn’t require you to be spending all your time cutting up fruits and vegetables. If you’re looking for a centrifugal juicer you can head over to eurojuices centrifugal juicer reviews .

If you are someone that are planning on juicing mostly fruits this is best option for you. That being said there is no reason why if you choose later on to introduce green leafy vegetables you cant. This type of juicer will allow you to do just that. If you are not particular about how loud your machine gets or how much it can yield in one go.

If you want to know some of the best centrifugal juicers out there this list will help. There are the top 2 that will definitely help you out.

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer

If you search this juicer on amazon, you will find that it’s a number 1 best seller with many great reviews. It meets all requirements from juice quality, price, noise level and much more. This makes it a great value for your money as well.

The omega juicer operates in two steps. It works slowly at a speed of 80 RMPs to ensure there is no foam and minimal heat is generated. This is great as less foam in your juice making as it will be able to last a lot longer. Because this machine operates at a low speed the juice retains it’s natural color and taste minus all the foam. It is also able to remain many of its nutrients and possible antioxidant properties as the low heat does not destroy these things.

This machine is truly high powered. It comes with a GE Ultem Auger which is definitely stronger than plastic. Its gear reduction is also equivalent to a 2HP motor. It’s also multifunctional where it able to create pasta and grind coffee to name a few. The best part is that it comes with a 15 year warranty.

Breville 800JEXL Juice Foundation Elite

This centrifugal juicer is able to juice all types of fruits and vegetables except leafy vegetables. This be an issue for you if you which to juice vegetables like kale. It however has a 3′ inch chute so fruits and vegetable have to be in small pieces for this to work. Its 1000WATT engine allows this machine to work efficiently.

If your particular about noise this machine may not be right for you as it is noisy. It operates fast for those whom feel they don’t have the time to wait for their drink. This does however mean it generates a lot of foam and therefore any juice made needs to be consumed within 24 hours.

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Backpacking in Croatia

If you haven’t been to Croatia yet, where the hell have you been holidaying recently? The Eastern European country which joined the EU in 2013 is now one of the most popular tourist destinations for Brits – around 400,000 visit each year.

The culturally rich city of Split has a can’t-beat-it backpacker vibe  and the sparklingly beautiful wonders of the Adriatic coast boasts the kind of untouched and unpretentious aura Ibiza started out with before all the clubs started charging 10 Euro for a bottle of water.  What’s not to like?

If you’re pushed for time and money but want to sample Croatia’s best-bits, head to the historical city of Split and spend a couple of nights in dreamy Hvar and you won’t want to leave.

Do: Brush Up On Boat Knowledge

Getting between the city of Split and the island of Hvar takes one to two hours on a Catamaran, but there’s very little trustworthy information online about the boat schedules. If you want to have a spot secured before arriving, book with the most well-known company Jadrolinija at least 48 hours in advance. If you don’t secure a ticket, don’t panic, you may be able to buy on the day, but if you’re trying to get from Hvar to Split in peak season, get up early for a ticket back to the mainland because they can sell out fast.

Don’t: Get Taxis In Hvar

The only legitimate excuse for getting a taxi in Hvar would be if your structural integrity as a human being is compromised by the amount of Croatian cocktails you have consumed therefore rendering the steep walks around the island impossible…and yes, it happened. However I do know that when sober, the island is actually very walkable so avoid cab drivers who will charger you ten Euro to go less than five minutes up the road.

Do: Explore

Split
Even if you’re not a history-buff, a trip to Diocletian’s Palace, the old Roman ruin, is pretty spectacular. General entrance is around £4 and it takes about an hour to take in the whole site.

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The beaches in Hvar are notoriously pebbly, but if you bring extra padding, the ‘Lucisca’ beach is  nestled amongst green pine trees, has crystalline waters of a perfect temperature and is totally worth the walk. Just wear good shoes.

Don’t: Underestimate Croatian Food And Drink

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There are a few hidden restaurants in Split frequented by locals and hunted by tourists, Villa Spiza is one of them. A charming Croatian hole-in-the-wall, if you’re lucky enough to grab a stool for lunch or dinner you’re in for a treat. Food is cooked in front of you, and the giant prawn salad and Mediterranean vegetables with cheese was full of flavour and washed it down with a local Croatian beer, recommended by the waiter.

When it’s a little sophistication you’re after, check out Wine & Cheese Bar Paradox where you can drink locally sourced wines alongside tasty cheeses, breads and meats without breaking the bank. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that only once you’ve left your country of residence can you swill a wine around in its glass and say something like ‘mmm- very full-bodied’ – and get away with it. In this trendy bar, that kind of behaviour is actively encouraged by the well-trained sommeliers who actually teach you stuff whilst you get sauced. My kind of bar.

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A restaurant with a deservedly good rep on the island is Lugo Mare famed for its seafood and panoramic views. If seafood isn’t your thing, then there’s meat and vegetarian dishes on offer too. I tried the generously plated tuna salad and the grilled calamari which was cooked on a grill right next to my table.

Do…Stay in backpacker-friendly spots

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Accommodation options in Hvar are great, with hostels to suit every budget. My first night’s stay was in the very chilled Green Lizard Hostel where I spent a great portion of my stay swinging in the hammocks outside (the novelty never wears off, I swear). Green Lizard is family-run and centrally located with staff who also love to travel and offers really comfortable dorms or privates as well as super-cheap alcohol to pre-game on at the bar in reception.
If you’re after the ultimate backpacker experience (and a little less sleep) check out the buzzing Earther’s Hostel. Run by three well-travelled guys, Earther’s was great for meeting people and planning stuff during my stay. Included was a free breakfast, bar crawl (pending weather and people) and the guys also organise island boat trips which were so popular we couldn’t’ actually book a spot whilst staying there. Oh and there’s an impossibly-instagrammable view of the Adriatic sea from the patio.

Split
No backpacker trip to Split would be complete without a stay at Al’s Place a hostel brimming with character. Now a resident of Croatia, London-born Al is a seasoned traveller and expert in all things Split. He was the first to open a hostel in the city over ten years ago and unlike some of the other places in the area, Al is full of local recommendations, backpacker tips and Dad-style worldly advice (if your Dad had ever lived in some of the coolest places on the planet).

Do…Stay Out Late

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Attracting the young, fun crowd in the high season, Hvar becomes synonymous with partying. The biggest and loudest of them all is Carpe Diem which is so mad they positioned the main club on its very own island. Come 1am boats ferry people to and from the club for free, but entrance is almost £20. However if world-famous DJs, twerking dancers and pool parties are your thing, then it’s small change.
If you’re in the mood for a day-turns-night beach party, head up to ‘Hula Hula’ nestled among the rocks of the Adriatic coastline. There’s non-stop vibes here from about 5pm, when crowds gather to watch the sun melt into the sea, before heading to the bar and getting shots to fuel the podium-dancing.

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Real Food Meal Ideas for People Who Travel

Recently I have been traveling quite a bit internationally. Last summer, I traveled to Spain, London, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Korea and Brazil! No matter the length of the trip, it pays to bring a lot of food with you that can withstand long time periods without refrigeration. This is where fermented foods (what are fermented foods?) come in handy. If you can get a refrigerator at your hotel – do it. More often than not this is not possible so it is always good to be prepared just in case.

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Real Food Carry On Ideas

Raw cheese – cut up into bite sized pieces and store in wax paper in a zip loc bag. Include a small container to take some of the cheese with while out and about in your purse or briefcase.

Cured, fermented and dried meats – cut up into bite sized pieces. I once bought some salami on my way to the airport and I didn’t have time to cut it up so I ended up having to gnaw on it on the airplane! That was fairly embarrassing but I didn’t care – it was dinner and it wasn’t airplane food!

Chocolate (easy homemade chocolate or chocolate macaroons) – it is always smart to carry something sweet to help avoid the sugar bomb at business dinners with clients!

Traveling bone broth – I make this powdered ‘traveling’ bone broth with a dehydrator and it is absolutely genius. It is really easy to find hot water pretty much anywhere so you can drink your broth in the morning and during ‘coffee breaks’ and know you are getting some nutrients while away.

Yogurt or kefir –It is possible to bring these liquid items in a container of your own choosing. Just tell the TSA agent that it is ‘medical’. No explanation required because of privacy rights. They will test it for explosives by opening the container and waving a test strip around the opening (without touching the container). They might make you drink it depending on what country you are in (I had to open and eat a bite of yogurt in London!) but you most likely will be able to keep it.

Coconut flour muffins – bring enough to have 1-2 per day. These are life savers as they are very filling and nourishing!

Homemade sauerkraut in a small jar – make sure it doesn’t leak. Eat a small amount with breakfast and leave it in the room the rest of the day. Taking sauerkraut out of your purse during your business lunch will illicit some inquisitive looks!

One full meal from home for the outbound flight – This is critical so at least you have a head start on a real meal before you set in on eating cheese and meats the rest of your trip!

Surprised not to see nuts and dried fruit on my list? I have found they aren’t filling and I can usually find a banana in an airport if I want fruit. I try to focus on bringing foods with fat when I travel because that is hard to find in our low-fat world.

(Source: http://www.homemademommy.net)

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