Best skillets and cookware sets

Best skillets and cookware sets

It’s your go-to pan for just about everything, so you want a skillet to conduct heat evenly, clean up easily, and have a comfy handle that stays cool to the touch. Those are some of the qualities we looked for when we put dozens of pans to the test, cooking up pancakes and fried eggs—tricky foods because pancakes can cook unevenly and eggs can easily stick.

We also put pans through a tough scrubbing test to see how well their nonstick coating held up. … (read more)

Palma cast iron cookware by Japer Morrison for Oigen

Like any task you undertake, cooking well calls for the right tools. Enter Palma cookware by Brit designer Jasper Morrison and made for Oigen – a 160-year-old Japanese brand specializing in the tradition of cast-iron cookware, which has been around for some 3,000 years. This premium culinary collection combines enduring quality and timeless style, both of which will last long enough to be passed on to future generations of chefs. The line includes pots and pans with lids, a frying griddle, a kettle … (read more)

10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others

Induction cooktops can save space, and can make a free standing kitchen even smaller in size. By using an induction cooktop you’ll also save energy because they heat up much more efficiently. Here’s a list of the top 10 induction cooktops over at Home Tome:

DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop 8300ST –

Duxtop Induction Cooktop uses 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity , standard in all homes; it is lightweight and compact for easy handling and storageit comes with a digital control panel.

Induction cooktop from AEG-Electrolux – AEG-Electrolux Induction cooktops enhance … (read more)

GE Café Line in 2011

Cooking enthusiasts can design a kitchen that showcases their commitment to cuisine. GE will introduce its new built-in selection of the Café line of appliances at the International Builders Show, Jan. 12-15, 2011.

“We are expanding our extremely popular GE Café line into built-in wall ovens and cooktops to give consumers even more options,” says Larry Muennich, merchandising specialist for Cooking. The Café line, hugely popular for its professional appearance with oversized handles and stainless steel commercial feel, was previously only available in free-standing or slide-in range models.

Consumers can place the Café … (read more)

Sur La Table 40-60% Off Annual Sale for 2011

That’s right you can save 40 to 60% off bakeware, cookware, towels – you name it at Sur La Table. They even have up to 75% off in the clearance section of their site. We often take a hard look at our baking sheets and things that you just don’t want to pay a premium for in your kitchen. Sale ends soon and many items are already running low.

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2010 Kitchen Contraptions Holiday Gift Guide – Gift Ideas for Cooks – Kitchen Gadgets

Looking for the perfect gift for the kitchen lover on your gift list. We’ve got ideas in just about every area of the kitchen. Check below for links to our featured items in this year’s Kitchen Contraptions holiday shopping guide with our comments and thoughts on why this is a perfect gift. Also you will want to check out our 2009, 2008 and 2007 holiday shoppping guides which are filled with cool gift ideas as well.

Le Creuset Stoneware Large Utensil Crock – Who … (read more)

Review: Bialetti Aeternum 3 Piece Saute Pan Set

Bialetti sent us this amazing set of pots and pans over a month ago, and we have to say – wow. This 3-piece saute pan set includes: – 8″ (20cm) Saute Pan – 9.5″ (24cm) Saute Pan – 11″ (28cm) Saute Pan. The three pans clean up really well, and feature coatings free of PFOA, free of PTFE and free of Cadmium.

The interior features a new “nano-ceramic” coating which is a water-based coating made of titanium and suspended silicate micro-particles (the main component of glass). This material resists scratches, abrasions and offers … (read more)

30-inch electric cooktop by Thermador

From Thermador Masterpiece Series comes the stylish and compact CES304FS 30-inch electric cooktop, featuring Thermador unique retractable sensor called Sensor Dome. This sensor employs an infrared beam that continuously measures the heat from the cookware and automatically cycles the burner off and as needed, in order to maintain the precise temperature. To take advantage of it, you must use your existing enamel coated cookware or attach the included dishwasher-safe stickers onto non-enamel cookware. The 30-inch electric cooktop also comes with full stainless steel frame, trapezoid design control panel, hot surface indicators and auto shut … (read more)