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.

09/20/16

Professional Cookware for Amateurs?

When you have new kitchen or have just decided to buy cookware sets, you will realize that this is not a very easy task.  With the wide variety of available cookware sets on sale, finding the best cookware for you may prove to be challenging.

One of the most pressing issues when deciding on what cooking ware to purchase is whether to buy a professional cookware or just a regular cookware.  As a home cook, you may think that buying a professional cookware set may be an unnecessary expense as you may get the same results with using regular pots and pans.  In actual, if your budget permits, buying professional cookware sets may save you more money in the long run and make you happier in the kitchen.

Having the best professional cookware in your kitchen gives you an assurance and confidence that you are equipped with reliable apparatuses for your cooking needs.  It’s like going to a battle with the confidence that you have reliable weapons.  When you have reliable tools, you have one less thing to worry about.

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Not only does professional stainless steel cookware give you confidence in cooking, it also inspires you to prepare sumptuous dishes and upgrade the recipes you cook.

If you are budget constraint but still wants to opt for professional cookware, you may consider buying the specific cookware you need instead of a complete set.  This is especially true if you only prepare specific dishes and do not need too many varieties of cookware with your type of cooking.

Professional Cookware setWhen you have finally made up your mind to go for professional cooking ware, you are now faced with a wide selection of different brands such as the thomas professional cookware, magnalite professional cookware or ameriware professional cookware.  I am pretty sure these brands are all reliable and mostly dependable.  Each brand will have some stronger points than the others and I will leave it up to you to discover these.  Check different professional cookware reviews to find out.

What I feel is more important to discuss is the type of cookware you would be most comfortable using.  Here is a brief idea on each kind of cookware you may encounter in the market:

  • Cast Iron Cookware – Probably one of the most durable types of cookware, reasonably priced, quite heavy and needs special maintenance called seasoning.
  • Stainless Steel Cookware – One of the most popular types of cookware, reasonably priced, easy and regular cleaning except when food gets stuck on the cookware then you have to soak it for a while then wash regularly.
  • Non-stick cookware – Also a very popular type of cookware, reasonably priced, very easy to clean since food does not stick on it, you may cook with minimal oil.
  • Ceramic cookware – Artistic and attractive cookware, medium to high priced, claimed to be a healthier alternative to non-stick cookware, versatile as you may use it also as serving dish.
  • Titanium cookware – Very durable, quite expensive, easy cleaning, waterless cooking is possible.