Tested Out My New Stainless Steel Cookware

I recently found a super easy Hot and Sour Chicken Broth recipe that I wanted to test out with my new stainless steel cookware. I bought this cookware because I really like the way it looks and it comes with a steamer as well. Basically, it’s a multipurpose cookware. The stainless steel cookware that I bought is the Farberware Classic Saucepot and Steamer. Now, let’s move on to the recipe that serves up to 6 people and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

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I used a big red onion instead of 2 shallots, 3 sticks of lemongrass, ginger, 5 red chillies (cause I love spicy foods!), a handful of coriander and spring onions, 3 chicken breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces), sesame oil (but you can use groundnut oil too), 1.75 litres of light chicken/vegetable stock, fish sauce and 4 limes.


The first thing you have to do is obviously wash the ingredients and peel them. Then, thinly slice the shallots, cut the lemongrass (don’t forget to remove the leaves), chop the ginger, chilli, coriander, spring onions and chicken. The chicken should be in bite-sized pieces. Now, fry the onions till they’re light brown. When the onions are perfect, put in the lemongrass and ginger. After a 30-40 seconds, add the stock and the chilli. Let it simmer for a while and then you can add the chicken. All you have to do now is wait till the chicken is cooked. Once, the chicken is done, you can add the lime juice and fish sauce (the amount is up to you). When you feel that it’s ready, add the coriander and spring onions. You can start serving after this. I hope you try this at home!

My All-Clad 4206 Stainless Steel Saute Pan

If the problem of finding the best stainless steel cookware is getting over your mind then, the solution other than All-Clad 4206 Sauté Pan can’t be better.

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All-Clad 4206 sauté pan is a 6-quart deep sauté pan with a large cooking surface and tall sides which helps to accommodate a large volume of food to cook at a time. Composed of durable stainless steel covering an aluminum core, this pan promotes steady heat supply throughout the pan helping in the even cooking of a food. Due to the highly polished cooking surface and starburst finish, food remains completely free from the cooking surface and the state-of-art finishing doesn’t allow your food to get contaminated with the chemicals used in the pans.

So, if you are a safety geek, this pan is definitely a gift for you in terms of safety. It has a riveted stainless steel handle and a flat stainless-steel lid making the pan one of the most durable one for the given budget. What next, it is oven & broiler safe up to 600 degrees F, induction compatible and dishwasher friendly. And, finally one doesn’t get into trouble with his/her low-budget status as it is available at an affordable price.  

However, it is in offer with comparatively less warranty period if warranty period is the issue for you.

My Two Top Stainless Steel Cookware Sets

Being a chef has taught me many lessons. One of the most important one is that the best cookware on the market today is stainless cookware. For a fact, stainless steel cookware seem to serve me for a long time, and I only replace them because I want to try something new. Interestingly, I find stainless steel beautifully crafted hence giving my kitchen that desirable aesthetic quality. I can also prepare any meal on them, and its maintenance is easy .

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On the flip side however, I have found the market clogged with numerous stainless steel cookware brand sets, hence choosing the best has proved more difficult than doing Christmas shopping for a whole clan. But since I fully understand that having the best kitchen equipment is as essential as having the best recipes, I have mastered the art of selecting the finest. The following is my list of the best stainless steel cookware sets;

The All-Clad 600822 Stainless Steel Core Set

When looking for a cookware set, I select the one that can spread heat evenly hence saving my cooking time. This set has proven the best when it comes to this. This solely because it is made with the 5-ply construction technology, with aluminum, stainless steel and thick copper which ensures quick and even distribution of heat.
what I love the most about this brand is that it is easy to maintain and it will never react with food thanks to its highly polished 8/10 stainless steel interior crafted with star bust finish that will offer amazing stick resistance. This 10-piece stainless steel cookware set is one that should not miss in your list of favorites.

The Calphalon 1891242 Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set

With my love for beauty and class, this set is undoubtedly my best. Made of brushed stainless steel and impact bonded aluminum, this set not only offers even heating but also gives my kitchen that charming look. The tampered glass covers add to the glamor. Their handles are easy and comfortable to hold. The fact I really like about this cookware set is that it is highly dishwasher friendly, and therefore I safely wash all the pieces in the dishwasher and trust me, they never discolor. What else could you be looking for in a cookware brand?
The above are my 2 most trusted stainless steel cookware brands that have worked for me over the years. I assure you these sets are gorgeous looking and highly exceptional, and are worth your time and money.

Which Cheap Espresso Machine should you buy?

Espresso Machines tend to be expensive, or esprensive. The most sensible call to action is to buy one that will last you for a long time. But luckily, society still makes cheap but good coffee makers for people who don’t have a large budget or just simply want to save their money. Today, we are going to discuss just that!

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In this piece of text, we will talk specifically about espresso machines that are cheap but aren’t knock-offs that will dismantle on a blow of air. They are made by reliable brands and will certainly do the job well. So, just select your price range and buy one which fits it below. There is no need to research for better ones, as these are compiled in one place after a large amount of research and trips to the market.

So, what are you waiting for?

Best coffee machine for $100-200: Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker

Even if you ask the mirror on the wall, he will say that this is one cheap espresso machine. It is great for the price, but not amazing when compared to others in a higher budget. It has only 2 options for preparing Espresso and Lungo, but is very fast in heating and uses capsules for easy brewing. It also has a cup tray that you can lift up and down to avoid spillages, and the used capsules can be easily ejected with the help of a large container that can hold up to 9-11 used capsules. Overall, it is a good product for the price.

Best coffee machine for $200-300: De’longhi EC680M DEDICA Espresso Machine:

This is where things start to get interesting. The De’longhi EC680M looks slick, and works wonders in its price. The sleek design includes the use of stainless steel and takes only 6 inches of your valuable kitchen or work table space. The automatic flow stop helps avoiding spillages while you are running around getting late for work, while the frothing system is not less than barista quality. It is the cheapest manual espresso machine, so get it whenever you have the chance.

Best coffee machine for $300-400: Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker:

This machine is where the price starts getting hefty, but is no problem for people who want quality while staying in the low budget. This machine is perfect for gifting someone, or personal use if you don’t give anything about anyone. It is easy to use, packs a punch, and comes with a one year warranty, so you can afford it even if your wife starts throwing kitchen stuff at you when she is angry. So, order now today!

Top Three Cookware Sets To Look Out For


I started understanding the secret that makes good cookware when I joined college. That was not enough, when I joined my husband, and we were newlyweds, more came our way regarding trending cookware. The life experience has also taught me more about cookware, and after four years of my marriage, I now want to replace what I have in my kitchen with more modern options. I have
read quite a bit of online reviews on the best cookware sets of 2017. And, these are my top three picks.

The ten piece Calphalon Simply Nonstick
I never imagined such a good cookware set could be as affordable and convenient to anybody as it is. This cookware is a combined value and performance, and so it is excellent for heating food evenly without making food stick on the pan. Even though the handles are not very sturdy, they always stay cool; hence, good to touch. Fortunately, this cookware is not only easy to clean, but also very much durable.

The Reinforced Swiss Diamond 10-piece set
According to reviews, this is the highly rated. It is also very perfect at heating food evenly and also perfect at releasing food. It is also a non-stick type; therefore, you will not get worried about your food sticking to it. Even though it comes with a warranty, this cookware is durable enough, and also very easy to clean.

Scanpan Classic
This performs perfectly overall. It also heats food evenly with a non-stick characteristic. The good thing with this is that the whole set is sturdy; users agree that it did a perfect job in releasing food. To add on that, it is affordable, and so any person can have it, regardless of standards of life. This cookware is also a dishware-safe; therefore, you do not need to get worried when washing it in the dishwasher; Safe to handle while cooking. Expect nothing but perfect work with this product. Make your choice wisely and get one of these trending products.

After careful deliberation, I set my mind on the Calphalon and truthfully, I’m pleased with it to this very day.