Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen tools’
The difference between a cheap, mass-produced knife that you can buy at a department store and a high-end chef’s knife is astounding. You’ll find that your expensive knife is sharper, easier to maintain, and more fun to use. It will open up a whole world of cutting techniques that make previously painful prep much more bearable.
When it comes to affordable non-stick cookware, Circulon is one of my favorite brands. When it comes to construction, quality, and pricing, they know their stuff. They might not be a clear market leader, but they’re certainly competitive with other top brands. Their solid warranty programs and the multitude of options available help ensure that you can find the perfect hard anodized set that will last for years in your kitchen.
Cash might not rule everything around me, but it’s certainly a factor in my decisions. Saving a few dollars (or a few hundred) on the purchase of a household necessity lets me spend more money on the things I enjoy.
To me, a celebrity endorsement is a BAD thing. Unless it’s a very specific pairing of chef and product, having a celebrity chef’s name on something means that it’s not particularly high quality. Professional chefs don’t look for products with the names of TV stars on them. Instead, they look for inexpensive, durable, and reliable products that will get the job done day after day.
Good cookware is hard to come by. Luckily, the Circulon Premier Professional line offers very fine cookware at an affordable price. In this review, I’ll go over all of the facts that you need to know in order to decide whether or not this cookware set is right for you.
I’ve had the pleasure of watching a Circulon Infinite Hard Anodized nonstick demonstration in person. While I’m definitely not the target audience of these demos (it’s hard to impress someone who knows that your competition can do the thing you’re demonstrating, too), I found that I enjoyed the presentation.
You can find a lot of conflicting information about cookware on the internet. You’ll find some bloggers advocating using nothing but cast iron while others rave on about the latest Teflon non-stick or Thermolon ceramic. Many internet personalities will mention their love of a certain type of material for cookware. This might be copper, stainless steel, or the aforementioned cast iron. Aluminum, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to get a lot of love outside of Circulon reviews.
It takes a lot to get ahead as a cookware manufacturer these days. With so many low-cost nonstick options to choose from, brands have to really stick out from the pack to be worth buying. While some companies turn to celebrity endorsements (from chefs like Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, and Curtis Stone), others use novel construction techniques to give their pots and pans a unique advantage.
Choosing between multi-clad cookware lines isn’t easy. Pretty much every modern company makes cookware to a similar set of specifications: you get alternating steel and aluminum for heat distribution and durability, a stainless cooking surface that will last more-or-less forever, and metal handles and lids for improved oven safety. The things that separate one brand from another are often smaller details, like the lack of rolled rims or the exact length of a warranty.