Top 5 Utensils That Everyone Should Have In Their Kitchen

Each and every year, dozens and dozens of new kitchen and cooking gizmos and gadgets are released – and most of the time they sell millions and millions of units!

People love buying all kinds of kitchen utensils almost as much as they love cooking, and it’s not at all uncommon to find a kitchen loaded out with a bunch of weirdo products that look like they would be sold exclusively during late-night infomercials. Continue reading “Top 5 Utensils That Everyone Should Have In Their Kitchen”

10 Essential Kitchen Tools For Preparing Homemade Baby Foods

Making your own homemade baby food can be overwhelming and time consuming especially if you do not have the essential tools to do the work. A mere fork and ingredients could leave you messed up not to mention that they will not give you the desired results. Below are some common yet very essential kitchen tools that you need for preparing homemade baby foods at any given time. Continue reading “10 Essential Kitchen Tools For Preparing Homemade Baby Foods”

What Scales Are Best For My Kitchen?

A kitchen isn’t complete without a quality set of cooking scales, but deciding what the best is for you and your needs can often be quite overwhelming given the volume of scales on the market. Below is a run-down of weighing equipment on the market for home and domestic uses, whether you’re a frequent cook, an occasional cake baker or only cook or only cook during the festive season, here are some points that you may want to take on board before making your purchase. Continue reading “What Scales Are Best For My Kitchen?”

How To Improve Ventilation In Your Kitchen

Excessive moisture due to lack of ventilation is terribly uncomfortable, especially in moisture-prone kitchens and bathrooms where everyday activities mean heightened humidity is a part of the deal. As well as causing discomfort for all the family, high moisture levels also cause considerable damage to the home and are the primary cause of damp, mould growth and mildew, as well as unsightly peeling paint or wallpaper and unpleasant musty odours. Continue reading “How To Improve Ventilation In Your Kitchen”

Essential Items For Small Kitchens

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One of the most frustrating things about living in a small house or apartment in the city is coping with having a small kitchen, especially if you enjoy cooking. Finding the shelf and worktop space to cook anything more than the most basic of meals can be a challenge. If you’re struggling to make room for pots, pans, blenders, juicers and all the gadgets and gizmos that modern recipes call for, don’t despair. Get creative, and start your kitchen collection with these versatile tools that will cover most recipes: Continue reading “Essential Items For Small Kitchens”

Top 5 Kitchen Items You Can’t Live Without

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Whether you are cooking for your family or off to impress visitors with your culinary skills, you need tools to help you whip up a feast. While food is a reflection of a chef’s personality and experiences, so are tools that help in creating works of food art. Continue reading “Top 5 Kitchen Items You Can’t Live Without”

How To Select The Kitchen Bakeware That Suits You Best

There is a great variety of dishes for baking. The shape, the size and the material of the pans you buy will depend on what and how you cook and what you already possess. If you are an experienced baker, you’ll probably know very well what dishes you need for baking and how big they need to be. On the other hand, if you are just starting out in the art of bakery, it is a good idea to think about a kitchen bakeware set that contains some of the most basic dishes. For example, a cookie pan, a cake pan, a muffin pan, two round cake pans and a loaf pan. Continue reading “How To Select The Kitchen Bakeware That Suits You Best”

Microwave Cookware – Choosing the Right Microwave Dishes for Your Kitchen

It is essential to make use of microwave-safe cookware while cooking in a microwave. This type of cookware is made of materials such as glass, china clay, tough plastic or ceramic. These materials resist heat, and their composition does not affect the performance of the microwave. Microwave cookware may also be ideal for use in regular ovens, freezers, and refrigerators, apart from being useful to cook and serve meals. Continue reading “Microwave Cookware – Choosing the Right Microwave Dishes for Your Kitchen”

Waterless Cookware – Choosing the Right Waterless Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

Cooking foods in water often results in the loss of nutrients and flavor and can also change the appearance of the food, often making it less visually appealing. With waterless cookware, the natural juices of food is converted into steam which cooks the food. Of course, some dry foods like rice will require some water added since it needs to absorb additional water to make it edible, but most foods have adequate amounts of their own juices or retained liquids to create enough steam to enable cooking without any additional water being added. Continue reading “Waterless Cookware – Choosing the Right Waterless Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen”

Aluminum Cookware – Choosing the Right Aluminum Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

Among all cookware on sale, aluminum cookware comprises fifty percent or more. Aluminum, being light in weight and having excellent heat conducting  abilities (only second to copper), is also inexpensive because of its time-saving and energy-saving capabilities when it comes to cooking. Aluminum cookware enables the supplied heat to be distributed quickly from the bottom of the aluminum pot to its sides until the food is uniformly surrounded. This uniform distribution of heat ensures that food is not scorched or burnt. Aluminum cookware is ideal for gas stoves, electric stoves, and even works well on ceramic cook tops. Since the sensitivity of aluminum to heat is high, aluminum cookware can be ideally used to fry and braise. Continue reading “Aluminum Cookware – Choosing the Right Aluminum Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen”

Copper Cookware – Choosing the Right Copper Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

Copper has long been recognized as one of the best metals to use in the manufacture of cookware because of its high heat conductivity which ensures that a cooking vessel will heat evenly all over, with no “hot spots”. Since the metal responds rapidly to changes in the heat sources, varying temperatures during cooking becomes easy and braising and browning food may be done without any problems. Continue reading “Copper Cookware – Choosing the Right Copper Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen”

Stainless Steel Cookware – Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

The great advantage of stainless steel cookware is its durability and appearance along with the low maintenance it requires. Being an extremely hard alloy, the chances of it getting dented of scratched during normal use are almost nil. It will not rust and with regular care and cleaning stainless steel cookware can last a lifetime. Stainless steel cookware does not react with food during the cooking process and will not be affected by being used to prepare food with a high acid content. The attractive shiny surfaces of stainless steel, either as a single piece or as part of a stainless steel cookware set, will add to the décor of a kitchen. Continue reading “Stainless Steel Cookware – Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen”

Cast Iron Cookware – Choosing the Right Cast Iron Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen

Should you use cast iron cookware?

Cast iron cookware is heavy, lasts for years and has great cooking properties. Cast iron cookware heats up evenly all over so you can be sure of food being evenly cooked. It warms slowly in the oven and is perfect of dishes that need to cook slowly for a long time. Since it also cools equally slowly, food left in the cookware will stay hot for a considerable period of time, thereby saving on the hassle of reheating. Since reheating food leads to a loss of its nutritional benefits, this also means you are eating healthier. Continue reading “Cast Iron Cookware – Choosing the Right Cast Iron Pots and Pans for Your Kitchen”