The Standard Cookware Buying Guide

Are you in need of the best cookware set that is not risky to your health,durable, shiny and versatile gear for your kitchen? If your answer is yes, then worry no more because stainless steel cookwares is the best option to go for. If you feel that it is harsh to buy nice stainless steel pans and pots, here is a reviews of stainless steel pots and pans which range from low cost to professional high end.

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1. Cooks Standard NC-00391

This is the best stainless steel pots and pans set which is suitable for you especially if you are starting a new home and you have less to invest in high quality cookware with higher prices. The cookware work seamlessly with induction, electricity, gas among others. Although it don’t have non- stick feature,the set is very easy to clean. Its drawbacks are that it can reduce its lifespan if you cook with high temperature of about or above 400 degree Celsius on stovetop. Another disadvantage is that steam can come out from the ends of the cookware other than vented hole.

2. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Mcp-12N

This is one of the best stainless steel pots and pans set which is very simple to clean, lightweight, heat evenly, cook food well and affordable. You may not need to get other pieces over short term due to its durability which also saves you money. One of its drawback is that you may need slightly more cleaning for very greasy areas. The price is also on higher side hence you have to dig deep in the pocket.

3. All-Clad D5

This set has one of the best stainless steel pots and pans around. It is an ultimate cookware which is durable and has great quality that is very difficult to find. Its drawbacks are only that it is very expensive and has non stick feature hence much needed for maintenance.

4. Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply

This set is the best for cooking through induction, it is also made to be used for a lifetime and it is simple to clean. Its drawbacks are that you cannot boil water until it is dry since this can make it reduce its lifespan. It is also advisable not to use cooking sprays on the cookware since the chemicals are not easy to remove and you may stain the cooking surface.

Great Mother’s Intuition For Premium Cookware

You know when they say that mother knows best? Well, it is very true. I have been using non-stick pots and pans since college because not only were they cheap, they were also low maintenance. However, last Christmas my mother gave me a brand new stainless steel cookware set that she’s using for almost 10 years now. It is safe to say that it has last long enough to go through many parties. The great stainless steel cookware that my mom got me is the All-Clad Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set.

Impression

We got to test the cookware for the Christmas dinner. It was shiny, pretty and had a nice weight to it. I was impressed at how the heat was spread evenly throughout the pan. I could only observe this on that night. However, I could only observe this that night but I can tell you about my mother’s cookware. They have not rust for over 10 years. Although there are a few scratches they still look brand new. I’ve always wondered why my mother’s food always tasted good. She says the All-Clad help her achieve her wonderful cooking abilities and that it is the best stainless steel cookware out there.

British Foods to Try in London

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Fish & Chips

There’s nothing that says ‘British Food’ like Fish & Chips. Known the world over, this traditional British dish is on the top of any foodie list for visitors to London and the U.K. Although fish & chips is best eaten on the seaside (think Brighton, Blackpool or Whitby) it is possible to get great fish & chips in London. Fish & chips is traditionally eaten with mushy peas and garnished with salt and vinegar!

Our Recommendation: Poppy’s, Shoreditch or Camden [www.poppiesfishandchips].  Read our full post on the top fish and chip shops in London.  On a Budget?: Poppy’s is happily affordable with a massive portion of fish & chips (easily split by 2) for under £7.00 each!

Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding

Sunday roast is a true British classic. Traditionally this meal is eaten any time from 12noon to 5pm on Sundays. Although you can get Sunday roast with turkey, beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veggie options – it’s important to always make sure you get your Yorkshire pudding! Traditionally served with beef, Yorkshire puddings a true British classic and can often be added to any Sunday roast order. A traditional roast comes with meat, potatoes, gravy and vegetables and should be so large you find it difficult to walk afterwards!
Our Recommendation: We think the best traditional Sunday roasts are found in local pubs and our favourites are: The Three Stags, Kennington [www.threestags.london] The Windsor Castle, Notting Hill [www.thewindsorcastlekensington.co.uk] Anchor & Hope, Waterloo [www.anchorandhopepub.co.uk]

Pie and Mash

Pie and Mash has come a long way from simple steak and kidney or pork pies. Today there are a whole plethora of pie types to try! A classic comfort food, pie served with a pile of creamy mashed potatoes and lashings of gravy is a real British treat!
Our Recommendation: Pieminister, various locations [www.pieminister.co.uk]

On a Budget?: Pies and mash at Pieminister absolutely don’t break the bank, with a portion of each setting you back just £6.50, making it one of the most affordable meals in town.

During our All in One Tour, we have a lunch break where The Princess of Wales pub is located and they do some of the best pies in the city!

 

Which Cooking Oil is The Healthiest

You have many options when it comes to selecting fats and oils for cooking.

But it’s not just a matter of choosing oils that are healthy, but also whether they stay healthy after having been cooked with.

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The Stability of Cooking Oils

When you’re cooking at a high heat, you want to use oils that are stable and don’t oxidize or go rancid easily.

When oils undergo oxidation, they react with oxygen to form free radicals and harmful compounds that you definitely don’t want to be consuming.

The most important factor in determining an oil’s resistance to oxidation and rancidification, both at high and low heat, is the relative degree of saturation of the fatty acids in it.

Saturated fats have only single bonds in the fatty acid molecules, monounsaturated fats have one double bond and polyunsaturated fats have two or more.

It is these double bonds that are chemically reactive and sensitive to heat.

Saturated fats and monounsaturated fats are pretty resistant to heating, but oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats should be avoided for cooking .

Alright, now let’s discuss each type of cooking fat specifically.

The Winner: Coconut Oil

When it comes to high heat cooking, coconut oil is your best choice.

Over 90% of the fatty acids in it are saturated, which makes it very resistant to heat.

This oil is semi-solid at room temperature and it can last for months and years without going rancid.

Coconut oil also has powerful health benefits. It is particularly rich in a fatty acid called Lauric Acid, which can improve cholesterol and help kill bacteria and other pathogens .

The fats in coconut oil can also boost metabolism slightly and increase feelings of fullness compared to other fats. It is the only cooking oil that made it to my list of superfoods.

Fatty Acid Breakdown:

  • Saturated: 92%.
  • Monounsaturated: 6%.
  • Polyunsaturated: 1.6%.

Make sure to choose virgin coconut oil. It’s organic, it tastes good and it has powerful health benefits.

The saturated fats used to be considered unhealthy, but new studies prove that they are totally harmless. Saturated fats are a safe source of energy for humans.

Butter

Butter was also demonized in the past due to its saturated fat content.

But there really is no reason to fear real butter. It’s the processed margarine that is the truly awful stuff.

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Real butter is good for you and actually fairly nutritious.

It contains Vitamins A, E and K2. It is also rich in the fatty acids Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and Butyrate, both of which have powerful health benefits.

CLA may lower body fat percentage in humans and butyrate can fight inflammation, improve gut health and has been shown to make rats completely resistant to becoming obese.

Fatty Acid Breakdown:

  • Saturated: 68%.
  • Monounsaturated: 28%.
  • Polyunsaturated: 4%.

There is one caveat for cooking with butter. Regular butter does contain tiny amounts of sugars and proteins and for this reason it tends to get burned during high heat cooking like frying.

If you want to avoid that, you can make clarified butter, or ghee. That way, you remove the lactose and proteins, leaving you with pure butterfat.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to clarify your own butter.

Make sure to choose butter from grass-fed cows. This butter contains more Vitamin K2, CLA and other nutrients, compared to butter from grain-fed cows.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is well known for its heart healthy effects and is believed to be a key reason for the health benefits of the mediterranean diet.

Some studies show that olive oil can improve biomarkers of health.

It can raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and lower the amount of oxidized LDL cholesterol circulating in your bloodstream .

Source: Authority Nutrition