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Getting these pots and pans sets under $1000

Getting these pots and pans sets under $1000

I have been the primary cook in my house for quite some time, and the first thing I did when I stepped up to the role of looking for the best pot and pan set under $100.

Admittedly, most of these pan sets are a bit overpriced. I might have paid more than I should have at first, but with time I have learned how to single out the best ones on a shoestring budget. I’m talking about getting the best of these pots and pans sets at a price NOT exceeding $100.

WearEver Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

The first budget cookware set I bought was the WearEver Ceramic Nonstick, currently retailing at $67.51 on Amazon.

For the record, this is NOT the only ceramic pan I have had, but the first one I fell in love with.

I use the set on a regular, and one thing I must point out is that they’re dishwasher safe. Meaning they’re very easy to clean after cooking as opposed to a long list of other ceramic sets I have had in the past.

They are also very durable besides producing an even distribution of heat. I, as such, consider them one of my best. The set comes in 10 pieces with a lifetime warranty that makes it a real bang for the buck.

T-fal Signature Nonstick Expert Thermo-Spot Cookware Set

I recently added a few pieces of this Nonstick T-fal set to
my kitchen, and I must mention that I have grown to love them for their durability
and convenience.

I use the large skillet on the regular or let’s just say
whenever I’m preparing large meals for my guests.

What made me buy the set in the first place is the fact that
it can accommodate up to 350 degrees of heat. Which is to say you can prepare
your dish from the pans without the need to transfer it to different pans as
you increase your oven heat.

You can get the pan cookware set on Amazon for $70, where it’s
availed in blue, black and red colors.


Cuisinart 77-7 Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set

The last set I’d like to review is the Cuisinart 77-7 Chef’s
Classic. It’s a Stainless Steel Cookware that I came to know through a friend.

I like this cookware set for the fact that it comes with a dripless
rim and stainless steel handle that makes it stand out from a bunch of other top
pan or pot sets people love to stack it against.

I also noticed the encapsulated aluminium base that works
towards ensuring there’s an even distribution of heat.

It’s also worth noting that the pans in the set are also very
durable, with the ability to accommodate up to 550 degrees F of heat. Retailing
at $80 on Amazon, the pans come with a lifetime warranty.

What’s Your Favourite Ice Cream Cake?

What’s Your Favourite Ice Cream Cake?

Summer is just around the corner, and you’re probably thinking of what desserts you can have for the summer season. Not only are these ice cream cakes very easy to make from home, but these are also a fun way to earn yourself some extra cash by selling them to your family and friends. Keep reading to find out what our top picks are! (Source: https://cakejournal.com)

Brownies Ice Cream Cake

1. Brownie Ice Cream Cake

This amazing brownie ice cream cake is made with a combination of vanilla ice cream, marshmallows and you guessed, brownies! It’s very easy to make and something both kids and adults will enjoy. It’ll be a wonderful afternoon treat in the heat of the summer!

2. Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Cake

All you need to do to make this cookies and cream ice cream cake is to use a combination of either vanilla ice cream or a cookies and cream ice cream. To make your cake base, crush some dark chocolate cookies. You can also use Oreo cookies which are even better!

3. Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Cake

How about some added coolness by having this super refreshing mint chip brownie ice cream cake? You will need brownies on the bottom layer, mint ice cream on the middle layer, and vanilla ice cream on the top layer. Add some chocolate chips and mint leaves on top to decorate and add some flavors!

4. Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Want to satisfy your peanut butter craving in a cold way? Try this peanut butter ice cream cake! You can use crushed chocolate cookies or bake a chocolate cake, add some chocolate or vanilla ice cream in the middle layer, and some pure peanut butter on top to make this ice cream cake at home. The nutty flavor combined with the coolness of ice cream is priceless!

5. Mango Ice Cream Cake

Mango is a tropical fruit and is very refreshing to have in the summer to enjoy with your ice cream cake. Try this mango ice cream. It’s best with vanilla ice cream to help add to the sweetness without diverting attention from the natural flavors of this fruit. A refreshing dessert in the height of the heat!

What’s Your Favorite?

These recipes are all so very easy to make. Try them all and please let us know what you think! Or better yet, give them your own twist and try out different recipes. It should be easy to find different variations online! Share this article if you found it useful. Thanks for reading! 

Reference: https://cakejournal.com/guestposts/top-5-best-ice-cream-cakes

Best Kitchen Knife Set Reviews

Best Kitchen Knife Set Reviews

Kitchen experts recommend that you should have at least 4 types of knives in your kitchen. These include a paring knife/vegetable knife, chef knife, multipurpose knife and a bread knife. These four are the most used in the kitchen. However, you can also add a filleting, boning, santoku and calving knife to your collection. When choosing a set of kitchen knife, it’s important to consider factors such as comfort during use and durability. The comfort of using a knife is mostly affected by its weight. A light knife is good if you want to achieve precision and speed. However, a heavy knife can be better for solid foods such as nuts. It therefore depends on the use of the knife.

Below is a few kitchen knife set reviews.

1. Victorinox knife block

This set is made by the manufacturers of Swiss Army Knife. They are well known for making very high quality knives. The award winning kitchen knife set contains 6 high quality knives that have stainless steel blades. This entails a sausage and tomato knife, pizza and teak knife, a handy peeler and three paring knives. All the knives are color coded thus you can easily distinguish them. If you are a fan of lightweight knives this is the right set for you.

2. Robert Welch Signature kitchen Knife Set

This set has a range of 6 high quality knives. This award winning kitchen knife set contains knives that are designed with a lot of attention to detail. This is well portrayed by their tactile handles. Its contains a carving, cook’s knife, bread knife, vegetable and serrated knife. It also comes with a ceramic wheel sharpener plus magnetic locators that aid in drawing knife towards the block. This ensures protection of the edge from damage when you are inserting the knife or pulling it out.

3. Anolon Nouvelle kitchen Knife Block

These are manufactured from German steel. They include a chef knife, paring knife, bread knife, utility knife and slicer. They are all put in a classy wooden knife block. The knives have weighted caps thus making them well balanced and easy to use. Their rounded handles also make them easy to hold.