02/26/20

All Clad Stock Pot – Must Have in Every Kitchen

Every kitchen needs one thing for sure – a big pot for large amounts of food. Sometimes, you will slow cook meat, soup, pasta, seafoods or any other dish which can then be used for several days. High quality all clad pot will last you a lifetime.

There are a few all clad stock pot sizes, all clad 12 qt stock pot, 8 qt stock pot, even 16 qt one. Unless you have a really big family, i would go with 12qt pot. In case your family is up to 4 members even 8qt will be good enough, I would go for 16 qt one only in case you have 8+ household members.

All clad reviews are a good place to start when looking for a perfect stock pot. Sometimes you migh not only cook meals, but the things which are saved for later like salsa. In this case you will perhaps want to get a bigger pot since salsa can be stored for months and there is no point in making small batches often because it will take almost the same amount of time to do as a big batch.

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As far as for materials, I would never go with cast iron or copper with All Clad stock pots. I would buy high quality stainless steel one (as I did). Both cast iron and copper give you no upper hand , but will cost you dearly. Stainless steel is less expensive, but also efficient as both aforementioned materials when talking about big stock pots.

When you buy you also need to consider the thickness of stock pot bottom. Thick bottom will ensure you will use less energy and can slow cook food getting more quality. Thin ones are also prone to scorching food in the initial phases of cooking when you turn the heat to maximum. You will not have to worry about this with All Clad as they are very well aware of this fact.

Handles? Its true, we rarely talk handles, but these are some of the most important parts when buying big stock pots. All clad pots, even smaller ones, have a very good handles which can withstand even 3 times more weight than it is expected to be in the pot. Also valuable to mention is the fact that all clad handles design is such that you will not get burned as they are made to dissipate heat and keep the handles colder than the pot is. Many cookware doesn’t have this feature, but it is the one you should think about it when buying, especially big stock pots. I sometimes buy one which also has plastic underneath the handles as it also does a good job of keeping handles user friendly.

The cheapest stock pot might not be the best possible solution for you. All Clad stock pot is made to last, and it will last for a long time, even if you use it almost every day. There is nothing to break there, so it is just a matter of taking care not to scratch it or burn it on high temperature stoves.

02/10/20

Things You Must Know When Buying All Clad Stainless Pots and Pans

Nowadays, if you don’t own all clad stainless cookware, you are losing money and time. It is practical any stylish at the same time. Stainless steel (18/10) cooking pots have become sort of a standard even for an amateur cooks. All clad stainless steel sets are also hand polished and look really nice in your kitchen. It is the best stainless steel cookware you will find anywhere when on budget. Cookware looks just so elegant with these finishing touches.

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The best thing about this cookware, beside cooking a delicious meals, is that you will look and feel professional but is also suitable for washing in dishwasher and by hand. It will make no difference where you will use it: on induction, gas, electric or any other stove. It will give you the best performance a relatively cheap cookware can.

All clad is very well known name both in house and restaurant uses. Probably the best selling Cookware right now. Many pro chefs worldwide use it today. Although, there is always a chance you will not like it, so i must say this next paragraph.

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Normal All clad sets are usually not much better than any other brand. BUT, they do have some special ones which are worth mentioning. Personally I am buying only the set or individual pieces which have either aluminum or copper core. Not only are they better for cooking, but are also better looking than normal stainless steel stuff. They tend to get hot quickly and stay hot for longer periods saving your time any money.

Also, copper and aluminum cookware makes cooking surface more evenly distribute the heat, so you don’t have hot or cold spots in your pan or pot. Also their respond time to stove heat change is simply amazing.

When buying copper or aluminum cookware, make sure you know what you are doing. Choose only those that show you how thick the extra metal layer is, because some cookware has is all wrong, using 1/8″ layers which have almost no positive effects we were just discussing. Also it makes a difference what kind of stainless steel is used in making stainless steel pots and pans. Make sure you buy cookware with at least 18/10 markings. 20/12 or 22/12 are even better.

So the bigger the number, you will get better stainless steel cookware set. These numbers explain how much chromium (first number) and nickel (2nd number) are there in the piece you are buying. Chromium is what give the steel its stainless properties. However, more chromium added means steel will be tougher to form, and that is where nickel comes handy because it is very easy to mold it the way you like. So more chromium means you will have a better stainless steel pans or pots, and more nickel means that steel will be easier to form in shape of pots and therefore better quality because material will not have small hole and will be very uniform throughout the whole cookware piece.

09/19/17

What Induction cooktop and induction cookware?

Just as there are variety of available cookware in the market so does cooking hobs. Traditionally, we are accustomed to gas and electronic ranges. Gas ranges cooks food by burning fuel thus creating a controlled flame while electric creates thermal conduction that creates tremendous heat and passing it through the cast iron, aluminum or stainless steel cookware. But there’s a brand new cooktop and it is called induction.

What is induction cooktop? To explain it briefly and simply induction is the process of electromagnetic instead of flame or thermal conduction. It is a complex science to explain it here but to clear things up, it is very different from other cooktops and cookware should be induction compatible cookware otherwise you can never use it because to be compatible, a cookware must have magnetic content such as cast iron cookware sets and stainless steel cookware set. However, not all cookware sets are induction cookware sets or induction compatible. Most glass and aluminum are not induction ready cookware unless they have magnetic compounds in their bases.

So what is induction cookware exactly? Induction cookware sets are cookware that has a ferromagnetic surface, all cast iron is induction safe cookware because are attracted to magnet, and most stainless steel cookware sets are also induction cookware but with few exceptions to some model or brands so be careful in reading the label of your cookware the same thing with hard anodized cookware set. So far, iron cast cookware is the best induction cookware that you could have.

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To look for the best induction cookware set, you can visit the internet for induction cookware set reviews there, you could serach for popular induction cookware brands like the all clad induction cookware, calphalon induction cookware, cuisinart cookware set, kitchenaid induction cookware, rachael ray cookware set to name a few. induction cookware set is nevertheless easy to find as most of cookware manufacturer these days design their product to cater the needs of consumers who are using induction cooktops.

Induction cooktops are definitely great cooktops, it heats up cookware faster than gas or electric which saves you time in cooking. If you are planning to use this kind of cooktop just make a simple test to know if your existing cookware would be induction compatible or not. To do this, place a magnet at the bottom of your cookware and see if it attracts the magnet. If there is a magnetic reaction or attraction, then your cookeware is induction compatible. However, if this does not happen do not get dismayed or disappointed in pursuing your plan to by the cooktop because there is a remedy to it. To make cookware that is not induction compatible to be usable in induction hobs, you can purchase a cooking tool called induction disk. This disk will be placed on top of the induction cooktop and then your place your copper, aluminum, glass or any cookware that is not compatible with induction on top of the induction to make it usable for induction cooktop.

06/22/17

A Useful Cookware: All Clad Grill Pan

Grilling is a fun cooking task, from barbecues, to hotdogs, and grilled vegetables. Many people enjoy grilling their most delicious chunks of lamb meat or pork, just perfect for any occasions. But to attain the best grilling outcome, you also have to find the best grilling pan. There are many types of pans for grilling there is built for outdoors and indoor grill pan. There are also grill pans that are compatible with different cooking hobs like induction grill pan, electric grill pan, grill pans for gas stove and oven grill pan.

For the brands of the best grill pan there are many that are available in the market that provides quality grill pans so this depends on the preference of the consumers and in what brand that they are accustomed with however, to mention some popular brands that in no doubt provide the highest quality performing grilling pan, I would like to recommend the following brands: calphalon grill pan, all clad grill pan, le creuset grill pan and rachael ray grill pan.

Aluminum Grill Pans

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Likewise, preferences also in the materials that are used to produce the grill-pans are important because it could affect the result of your grilling. non-stick grill pan are still the best for grilling because it can cook your grilled dish the way it should be without getting burned or stuck in the pan, it cooks the meat evenly and avoiding the taste of burned residues. Cast iron grill pans also have similar result of grilling with nonstick because they could be rendered nonstick if they were seasoned well with oil and the taste of meats grilled in iron cast pans are almost natural. Stainless steel grill pan on the other hand is an option while it is also good grilling equipment, it can never match the result you get from nonstick and cast iron.

I personally love the cast iron grill pan because of its natural color. They look more natural for grilling and it is like there is a magic in the pan that makes grilling barbecue and pork steaks so enjoyable. Well, maybe because of its outdoorish looks that make you feel more like you are on a picnic on a recreational trip every time you use it. But regardless of your preferences, grill-pan is a useful cookware. Alternatively, you can also use it to fry foods and cook other dishes that require grilling and frying aside from meat. If you love the outdoor life, you must love this cookware and it will be your handy companion if you are on an out of town trip with your friends or family. Most of grill pans can be used in almost any kind of cooking hobs even charcoal if you have to if you run out of stove while on field. They are very durable, useful and amazing to use because it can make you feel like you are on an outdoor party with your friends and family each time you use it.

01/17/17

Choosing the Best Frying Pan

Fry pans are very handy tools in preparing dishes that require searing and frying. We mostly see them being used in the morning for preparing omelette and bacon served as breakfast. But the frying pan has more uses than just frying eggs and bacons; they are also used to grilling, sautéing and browning foods. Choosing the best frying pan would mean you’ll get the most useful cooking material for your daily use. Yes, a day without frying pans is like a day less than the healthy and delicious breakfast so choosing wisely is very necessary.

Let’s continue our discussion and talk about the best fry pan brands and material available in the market, materials like cast iron fry pans, electric fry pan, stainless steel fry pan or ceramic frying pan which is as much as important as with the brand because they differ when it comes to cooking performance and cookware care instructions. For the different brands of frying pans, quality depends on your preference and convenience. Most reputable brands like all clad, Cuisinart, calphalon are few names that produce the best frying pans when it comes to quality, performance and popularity but as I have said there are numerous brands that also produce similarly quality products with the mentioned brands and it’s just a matter of personal and budgetary preference.

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Slikovni rezultat za Frying PanFor the different types and make of frying pans, let’s start with the non-stick features. stainless steel frying pan are elegant looking and are durable, it is also corrosion free and it’s easy to maintain an clean however, on its non-stick feature it is not as great as cast iron frying pan in which if seasoned well, will produce one of the best non-stick pans that you could ever have. But the best non-stick frying cook ware for me is hard anodized because it is built for such features and the durability is superb. Electric frying pans are also handy, they come in different sizes, shapes and materials but most of them are non-stick in features. Deep frying pan is a good choice for frying foods that require deep frying like fried chicken, and potato fries. Other make of frying pans are ceramic and even glass frying pan but nevertheless needed to be preheated and liberally seasoned with oil prior cooking.

When choosing frying pans, make sure that you choose pans that do not contain PFOA, this is a chemical which is toxic and that is found in studies to be a contributory factor to thyroid disease. To make sure that the pan that you are going to buy is free from this chemical always try to seek opinions from other users by looking for frying pans reviews online or in magazines and always read the label of the product before buying. Remember, choosing wisely before buying is the best practice for you to have your desired frying cookware that you will be using for the coming years.