How to Choose and Buy Cookware

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I have just helped my little sister (not that much little though) to shift in her own apartment. She was anxious over the amount of money she would have to spend on the kitchenware and groceries to fend for her. And I understood exactly what she meant when I saw her purchasing things at the supermarket. She was buying similar items from different manufacturers just because she thought that they might taste different. And let me tell you she doesn’t have that much cash on her and repents later. Hence, I thought to help her out and along with that my readers too.


Whenever you set out to buy a cookware, make sure that you buy only those things that you will put to use and not just let sit in your kitchens. Make a list of the things you consume in a week or month including the ones you order from restaurants. This will show all those things which you need to cook and need cookware for. This way you will end up saving a lot more and buy only those things which will be useful for you.

The next step will be to check the material of the cookware which you think is the best for you. If you are a chef, then you just can’t bear with a single pot in your kitchen. You will require a copper one, another one of cast iron and a stainless steel one for the veggies. If, however, you are a novice but love cooking then you might be satisfied with the stainless steel cookware or the non-stick one which will be apt for learning, will be durable, will be cleaned easily for the very first fiascos in making dishes and easy to handle too. If you are an average cook, you will find that having some pieces of stainless steel and non-stick cookware with a pot of either copper or cast iron will be enough. Hence, you see, you just cannot take inspiration from the kitchen of some other person to buy the cookware.

Best cookware setFinally, check the balance of cost and quality. Specify a range of money you are able to shell out, and then search the best cookware set in that range. Every person has a different perspective towards the quality and the price of the commodities. Some aim for the cheap articles and some aim for quantity rather than quality. While some people only go for the quality and tend to buy things one by one but only the good ones. No judgements, for anyone, but investing money on a cookware which will serve you for ages will be better than buying some cheap cookware which will be good for a few months.

This was all that I told my sister and now sharing with you. Hope this helps you with buying the cookware suiting you the best.

Rice Cooker vs Pressure Cooker

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The debate has gone on for quite a sometime and is still going on. To choose one from the rice cooker or pressure cooker has been a source of confusion to all the consumers. As per my kitchen, I have both of them. But then, I love cooking and don’t have the much stringent budget. So, affording both the appliances and using them as per my wish is not much of a question for me. But, for all the other people out there who are confused about their choice, the following post will be quite beneficial.

Before we run into a comparison in between both the appliances let us focus on some of the introductory and advantageous points of both.

Pressure Cooker

Pressure CookerWith all due respects to this traditional kitchen appliance, let us begin the introduction. The pressure cooker became a major life saver and time saver of all the women and men (cooks) across the world when they were introduced at many affordable prices. The era saw the revolution in cooking when the rice got cooked in less than an hour, you were able to steam your veggies and boil potatoes and do some other boiling in the cooker.

The major functionality was the boiling of water under the high pressure generated while cooking in the pressure cooker. Hence, the device earned its name.

Now, the list of some advantages the device has to offer:

The pressure cooker is more energy efficient, cooks faster, kills any bacteria owing to heating, can be used for sterilizing baby bottles and cans, produces more flavourful food and finally, the food will require less seasoning.

But coming to the disadvantages are also there:

The pressure cooker is more expensive than the stove top cookers, requires more effort while cleaning and is heavy. There have been incidents of burning by the steam while using the cooker at wrong angles. The pressure cooker has also sometimes “burst” and caused a lot of damages if used without care and proper caution. The last, but surely not the least, the pressure cooker doesn’t come with all the settings required for the cooking of all kinds of rice.

Rice Cooker

rice cookerThough the name may sound misleading, the rice cookers can be used for a whole lot of other things too. They were introduced to cook the rice ONLY at first. But with the modernization of the kitchen and the appliances, the rice cookers got modern too. Nowadays, they come armed with state of the art technology and functions.

Advantages of the Rice Cookers:

They can be used to make different kinds of rice, you can steam vegetables while cooking the rice, make rice porridge in it, stew your veggies and chicken and make cakes too. They bring out the best out of your rice grains for you and deliver the perfectly cooked rice in terms of aroma, taste, digestive property and textures. You can just put your rice and water and forget about anything. The cooker will switch off automatically, once the rice is done or it will stay on KEEP WARM temperature and deliver you warm tasty rice all day long and finally, it will beep to make you remember the things and deliver the un-burnt rice. If you are in the market for a rice cooker, do not forget to read reviews. Rice cooker reviews at Chef Brazil can aid you in choosing the best option for you. Chef Brazil is the most respected rice cooker review website in United States. Editors at Chef Brazil actually purchase every rice cooker they review off the shelf.


Though the list of disadvantages of cooking with the rice cookers is really NOT any flaws or something, but I am here to provide you the best comparison in between rice and pressure cooker, so, here they are. The cooking time in a rice cooker is more than the pressure cooker. You may not be able to make some foods such as beef stew and pot roast in your rice cooker.


So, you can see for yourself, that there is NOT much left for the comparison between the two devices. Both work differently and have different plus points. If you are on your heels all day long and don’t have much time to devote to the kitchen, you can use the pressure cooker; else the rice cooker is a good option for you.

Choose wisely, not as per the opinion and budgets of your neighbors’ but what you feel is good for you.

Happy cooking!

Why you should buy Bread Machine

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So, you have reached that stage in your life, where you realized that the homemade breads are better and healthier and are actually cheaper than the readymade stuff; right? Then, let me assure you, you have reached the RIGHT page which will give you all the reasons for buying that bread machine you have been eyeing since so many visits to the supermarket and want in your kitchen now.

Reason 1: The Bread Machine will be an easy-peasy thing to operate

Yes, you heard me right. If you are not such a good cook and want to buy something simple and easy to use, you can go for the mid – range price bread machines. They will have all the easy to understand and use controls and you don’t have to worry about kneading the dough also. You can just put all the ingredients in the pot container and sit on the sofa enjoying the next few pages of the book you have been reading or do what you love to do.

Your bread will be ready and you just have to cut the piece (as BIG as you want) and that’s it.

Reason 2: They WILL BE LESS COSTLY than the readymade bread

Folks, have you ever though how much of your hard earned cash goes into buying that store bread which is not fresh and let me tell in your face, not so tasty? A lot. A bread machine may seem like a lot of expenditure at once, but it will bake you the fresh aromatic bread of your choice and texture daily till the end of its days. And you can do the math to ACTUALLY find which one is profitable, a bread machine or the readymade bread. Websites like Eco-Chef can help you find the best bread maker that suits your needs and your budget.

Reason 3: A lot of Choices:

cakeYou don’t have to bake just breads in your machine. You can make a lot of things – cake, wheat bread, sour-dough bread, pasta, noodles, fruit bread, sweet bread and yes, the nutty bread too.

A lot of machines offer a lot of other options to make it easier it on your pocket in the long run and serve you the best bread you can have.

Reason 4: Minimal attention:

If I tell you that you can put things in your machine in the night before going to bed and wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread of YOUR choice, DAILY, as long as YOU want, would you say that I am a liar? Yes, my friends, the bread machines (some good ones) also come with the delayed timer which takes care of it all and starts the baking at the time you feed to serve you the healthiest and tastiest bread in the morning.

Reason 5: Pizza Dough:

pizza doughYou know that you can make a pizza at home if you get the dough right. The bread machines make the best pizza dough. So, go, make your first bread machine dough pizza.

Reason 6: Customization:

You don’t have to spend hours in finding the readymade bread which ACTUALLY is gluten free or free of the food additives which you are allergic to. You can customize the bread machine as per the taste preferences, allergies, and choice of your family.

So, have you already found the reason to buy that bread machine or not?

What is the Best Juicer for a Juice Fast?

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Stay Fit Stay Healthy. This tagline is followed approximately by everyone as people are health conscious nowadays and the best way to truncate the toxins from our body is the Juice Fast. It is one of the best techniques to detoxify your body but can be extremely costly if done from market products. So the ultimate solution to eradicate this problem is to purchase a good juicer. These juicer reviews will aid you in choosing the best option for you.

A small introduction to the Juice Fast:

juice fastJuice Fast means you drink nothing but fresh juice. The purpose of the juice fast is to cleanse your body of toxins and nourish it with fresh juices side by side. This procedure is opted only for limited span of time. At the time when you start the Juice Fast, you will feel slightly sick because of detox reaction as well as rejection shown by your body which is not habitual to survive only on juices, but do not worry as this is natural.

Now let us try to shortlist some of the best juicers for juice fast? Primarily the answer to this question depends on two factors namely:

  • Value
  • Cost

These two factors are directly proportional to each other. The juicer is a thing in which investment will be done once and the profit is unlimited. For instance the juicer named Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain is one of the best suited juicer for the new customers.

Secondary factors on which the answer to the above discussed question depends are:

  • Your budget
  • How much juice you will make at one time?
  • Juicing will be for you or for entire family?
  • Juicing will be of hard fruits and vegetables or leafy greens?
  • How many times juicing will be done?

These entire factors greatly influence your decision. Before buying the best juicer you have to keep these factors in your mind and make it clear that the juicer you will must satisfy these factors.

Another question that will strike your mind is Which Juicer is the best? There is not any exact answer to this question as this is your personal choice. Some juicers are best suited for hard vegetables and fruits but less suited for leafy greens and vice versa. So ultimately the choice is yours.

Here I am illustrating some Juicers types and brands. This information will surely help you at the time of purchasing a juicer.

Breville Juicers

breville juicerOne of the best juicer brands is Breville. They make centrifugal juicers that are best suited for hard fruits and vegetables namely celery, carrots etc.

Three models from Breville:

  • Compact Juice Fountain

Best suited if the juicing is to be done for only one person

  • Juice Fountain Elite
  • Juice Fountain Plus

Last two models are well suited if the juicing is to be done for more than two persons.

Omega Juicers

omega juicerIt is one of the best masticating juicer brands.

Juicers from Omega:

  • Omega J8004
  • Omega J8005
  • Omega J8006
  • Omega VRT350

This type of Juicer requires extra chopping of fruits and vegetables as the mouth of this juicer is small.

Green Star

green star juicerIt is one of the best twin gear juicer brands. Twin gear juicers are the Rolls-Royce of juicers. They are the best, but costs slightly higher than above mentioned juicers.


How to buy an espresso machine for home

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Many people wonder how to buy a good espresso machine for their homes and although there are a lot of models to choose from, it is difficult to make the right choice by themselves. Sometimes they are looking for their first espresso machine and some other times they want to upgrade from an older machine to a new one, or from a simpler one to a more expensive espresso machine. The things you should be looking for in the new espresso maker, you are going to purchase apply to all of those cases.

How to buy an espresso machine for home

The first thing you should decide about your home espresso machine is if it is going to be a super automatic one or a manual. That would depend on the fact how you want your coffee – did you like it made in a specific way or did you drink whatever comes out of the machine. The super automatic espresso machines are easier to handle and once set can be controlled through a simple button, while the manual ones need more work, but also allow more creativity. The semi automatic machines, on the other hand, are in between the other two and are also easy to handle.

The price is the next thing to consider, as it is important to set up a budged before deciding which machine to purchase. For a really good espresso it is recommended to grind the coffee beans just before brewing the coffee, so it would be best if your new machine has a grinder going with it. Read espresso machine reviews, so that you can learn from the experience of experts. In those reviews you would find the best suggestions about the best espresso machine for your home.

Finally, consider your own taste in coffee. What are you expecting from your future machine? Do you want it to make just espresso or also cappuccinos and lattes? Do you need it for just you or are their moments when you will need more than two cups of coffee made at once? How much time are you willing to spend cleaning it?

These simple at first glance suggestions call for a careful examination of the options before you. For example, there are espresso machines that need little maintenance and allow you to put your personal touch into the making process. Others are made for people, who want quick and good coffee delivered to them in less than a minute and have no time to waste in assisting the process.

Therefore, the best way for you to buy an espresso machine for your home is to decide what you want it to be and explore the options offered at the market. Be aware that the best espresso cup needs not only a good espresso machine, but also a good quality of coffee and a little experience in making it.