Cookware Shopaholic

For most of us women, especially moms, the most important part of the house is the kitchen.  We may not be chefs but the kitchen is the place in the house where we feel most in control of. This is our place, our haven! The kitchen is where our master pieces are created. This is also where we are most loved.  As the saying goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” If guys are into carpentry, most women are into cooking.  Just like in carpentry, we need tools in our kitchen or what we call, the cookware!

Another forte of us women is shopping!  Shopping for cooking ware is therefore twice the fun!  Checking, inspecting and choosing the best cooking ware is an exciting adventure.  There is a wide array of cooking ware sets to select from.  From ceramic cookware, hard anodized cookware, stainless steel cookware sets to titanium cookware.

Visiting cooking ware stores is fun but may be confusing, may get you out of budget and leave you with too many unnecessary cookwares if you do not plan your trip to the store well.  It would be good to research the functions and types of each cookware for different dishes you are interested in trying so you could buy the right one.  It would also be good to research a multifunctional cook ware to save you some money and space on one item instead of buying several.  Watching cooking shows may help you on this.  Also, you could discuss among your friends or fellow moms who love to cook to know which cookware works for whom and for what.  This is also a good way to bond with your friends!  You could also have a cook out and share your recipes with each other.

cookwareAnother consideration when buying a cookware set is selecting the brand.  For this, checking out cookware reviews would be beneficial.  You could more or less know the good points and flaws of each brand by reading the reviews.  You will also have an idea which suits your budget.  The range of the brands in the store may vary from the quite expensive All clad cookware to the more affordable Cuisinart cookware.

It would also be good to know at what intensity you will be using your cooking ware.  It is always good to buy the high quality, durable cookware but if the price is very high and out of your budget, then you may consider another brand.  Some of the more expensive cookware like the calphalon cookware or wolfgang puck cookware are durable but are built more for professional usage or for restaurants who uses them extensively.  If you would only use it for a few dishes, then there are comparable quality brands which may be cheaper and may serve you as well as the more expensive ones.

In my next shopping trip, I am keen on checking out the waterless cookware.  I have seen a demo of this product and it has amazed me.  It’s like cooking with magic!  It would be a nice addition to my kitchen collection.  Imagine, being able to cook food without water, nor oil!  It is also multifunctional and very versatile.  I can’t wait to see this item and know for sure if it’s worth it.  I am always excited to shop for my kitchen but I need to save up for them as well.  I think this one is worth the wait!  Will get my hands on it very soon!