How to Find Best Cookware Sets for Home Cooking

A few years ago, I got a job, and I had to move out of my parent’s house. The job was in another city, so I had to buy everything for the new house. During my farewell party, my best friend brought me a magazine on home and living to get me started.

The magazine contained an article on how to find the best cookware sets, and this got me interested since I love cooking.

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Every Home Needs A Complete Kitchen

We all know that a house is incomplete without a functional kitchen. For people who don’t consider ordering take-out an option, a kitchen that doesn’t have good cookware is a nightmare. Being one of those people who would rather cook than order food from a restaurant, I have to pay attention to my kitchen needs. That’s why I set out to get the best cookware set for my kitchen.

Preparing Tasty Home Cooked Meals

While preparing a good meal requires the best cookware sets, I had never needed very expensive cookware to create simple, hearty food. Now that I will live alone, I need to buy a cookware set. As I read on I discovered that most of the time people buy large cookware sets but end up with pieces they do not need.

My Cookware Side Quest

In my quest for the best, I considered the small details that would make my life easier when cooking. I chose pots and pans that have handles and lids, both heatproof, so that I don’t burn my hands when cooking. Same for the wooden and plastic cooking spoons. I considered the pan sizes, both width and depth, keeping in mind the type of food I was likely to cook often, and the quantity. The last thing I wanted was to carry home a small pan for cooking pasta that would result in spillage all over my oven.

Cookware Picking Tips

Here are some of the tips to consider: You should consider the type of material used. Since I required a long lasting cookware set, I had to look for non stick cookware that will not scratch easily. My best bet is hard anodized cookware. They are non-porous, and food does not stick even when overcooked.

Cookware Ergonomics and Dimensions

The second thing I looked up was the size and type of the cookware. The best cookware sets should have various types of highly functional pans. It should also be of high quality, and I should only get what I need. The set should contain one kind of every pot and pan for my everyday use.

Why I Opted For Non Stick ?

Lastly, and this was very important to me, I ensured that each pan I bought was non-stick. I’ve been trying to lose weight and therefore, don’t use a lot of oil in my cooking. With nonstick cookware, I’m able to use a little oil and not worry about the food sticking to the pan. What’s more, it’s always a good thing to know that I’m getting the support I need from all quarters, even my cookware.

My Love-Hate Cookware Relationship

The handles for all the pots and pans should be well attached, durable and comfortable to hold. Quality sets save money and are long lasting; I opted to choose a set of one color, orange was my favorite.

Reference: Cookwithtina.com

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A $10 coffee?

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Ottawa’s newest Starbucks opened Thursday on York Street in the ByWard Market.

Ottawa’s newest Starbucks, which is to open Thursday on York Street in the ByWard Market, will be unique in Canada for the global chain and serve its most expensive premium drinks, including siphon-brewed coffee that costs $10 for a “grande” cup.

The two-storey location at 62 York St. — previously the home of the bar Fat Tuesdays downstairs and the Velvet Room upstairs — will feature what Starbucks calls “an experiential Reserve coffee bar.”

The first in Canada of such Starbucks bars, it will be staffed by “coffee master” baristas who will use “state-of-the-art brewing techniques” to make coffee from “small-lot Reserve coffees,” a press release says.

At the Reserve coffee bar, there will be seating on three sides to allow customers to watch the baristas at work.

The shop will also introduce a new concept called Starbucks Evenings, where a selection of wine and craft beer will be sold after 4 p.m.

“We know our customers are more curious about coffee than ever before and this new experience places coffee craft at the centre of the conversation,” said Rossann Williams, president of Starbucks Canada.

The Starbucks will also serve its traditional coffees as well. But while at a usual Starbucks, a grande Pike Place coffee costs $2.35 including tax, the reserve bar’s prices, depending on the coffee brewed, will be $4 for a reserve cold brew, $4 for a nitro cold brew, $8 to $10 for a flight of coffees, and $10 for siphon-brewed coffee.

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