What makes the perfect saucepan?
Have you ever spent any time researching saucepan sets to try and find the perfect one? What is it you look for? For me, I am looking for a set of saucepans that heat evenly. You don’t want hotspots that cook your food in the middle and not the outside. You want the handle to be tightly attached so it does not wobble when you hold it. You want the right weight so that mean they should not to heavy so you strain your hands but not so light that it gets easily dented. The lids should fit snugly onto the pans. It has surprised me how many saucepans fail simply because the lids do not fit. They are either far too tight and difficult to remove, or just too loose and do not do the job they are supposed to do.
All Clad D5
Being from the United Kingdom I think that we have some great options from Europe. I recently found some fantastic induction pans here. However, if you live in the States, then you should check out the all-clad d5 stainless-steel essential pan. My friend Dwayne raves about them. He says they heat more evenly than anything else he has ever used. Now Dwayne is a research it to death before you purchase kind of guy so I know he spent a loooonnnggg time looking at the All Clad D5 set before buying. He knows he was onto a winner when they arrived individually wrapped in silky black bags. When he got the pans out he was struck by their elegance. His pans now take pride of place in his kitchen hanging up over his stove.
Dwayne, I’m jealous. I hope All Clad comes to the UK soon.
Fashion is an interesting thing. In one sense it is about trying to express who you truly are with your unique funky style. In another sense it is conforming to what everybody else looks like based on where you shop.
With fashion things are in or they are out. Take for example hair. Straight hair has been fashionable for a long time. Curly or wavy hair has had its moments but for the most part has not been considered ‘cool.’ So essentially, if you were born with curly or wavy hair and you want to be fashionable then you need a piece of equipment to do something about it. I hear that people love the Babyliss Big Hair brush but you can use anything you like.
Having said all that and sounding incredibly cynical and anti-fashion. If you are feeling down in the dumps or want to give yourself a dramatic makeover, straightening your hair can make a huge difference. My partner owns cloud nine straighteners and swears by them. I was browsing through pinterest and saw some great dramatic changes that highlighted this. So if you want to give yourself a dramatic makeover, check out some hair straightener reviews, find the best one for you and get straightening.
I don’t know how much you know about induction cooking but these things are a work of art. To me they have a futuristic look to them that is ageless. By that I mean I could picture them in a retro Star Trek episode, a stylish noir like Space Odyssey or a modern science fiction film like District 9. Not only are they aesthetically appealing but they work incredibly well with the right induction hob pans.
Everything with induction cooking is controlled by electricity. You can set the temperatures to exactly what you want and because they use magnetism to cook you won’t burn yourself if your hand touches the heated element. This is especially good if you have young children who like to try things out by touching them. They are also a lot faster than conventional cookers which is great in this day and age when we want everything instantly.
Induction cookers are beautiful, useful, practical and better for the environment because they use less energy regular cookers. You don’t need special induction cookware either. As long as your current cookware is metal and a magnet sticks to the bottom them you can carry on using them. If not, then it is a good excuse to buy some stylish new saucepans to go with the stylish new cooking equipment.