Posts Tagged ‘stainless steel pans’

Revere 2-Quart Steamer Helps Add Veggies to Any Dinner

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Are you struggling to get your family 5 servings of fruit & vegetables a day? As I’ve worked to include more veggies at each meal, I’ve found the Revere 2-quart cover saucepan with a steamer insert to be indispensible. I use this pan to make steamed veggies without adding fat almost everyday.

Although not as fashionable as some of the newer pans, Revere pans are a reliable performer in any kitchen. In fact the design may remind you of your grandmothers cookware. This company has been in the pan making business for a long time. These stainless steel pans are solid, but not excessively heavy and evenly distribute heat. The lids fit well and help trap the steam. I also appreciate the long handles that stay cool on the stove.

Vegetable steaming is an art. You’ll need to experiment to find the level of doneness that your family prefers. My family likes a bit of crunch to remain in the cooked veggies. My routine is to heat the water to a boil in the saucepan while I’m cutting and cleaning the fresh veggies. Then I add the veggies, steam for a minute or two. Next I turn off the stove and move the pot to a cool burner until I’m ready to serve everything.

Often I’ll place the steamer and saucepan right on the table (with a trivet), so my veggies stay warm until served. These pans are a pleasure to use, especially when compared to using an expandable vegetable steamer that will fit into any pan. While the expandable steamers produce a good tasting steamed veggies, I find it very hard to remove the veggies from the pan.

The Revere 2 quart saucepan with a steamer insert is must for people on low fat diets trying to increase their vegetable intake.

Cookware Selection – Sage Advice for Engaged or Newlyweds

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

In this article you will find some great advice for newlyweds on buying new cookware. Thanks a lot to for sharing your advice!

Often newly weds are supplying their first kitchen, and selecting the right cookware is a core part of a functional kitchen. Today there are so many pan styles and designs it can be overwhelming.

There are several factors to consider when selecting cookware: lifestyle, storage space and cooking philosophy.

Many couples lead very active lifestyles and rarely sit down for a full meal; they frequently graze through the day or reheat a microwave meal. Since they hardly ever cook from scratch, their cookware needs are minimal. I suggest Revere stainless steel pans for this couple.  The medium weight pans are durable and good value. Selecting a few items conserves precious kitchen storage space and makes moving easier. Purchasing several saucepans with lids and a frying pan is adequate. The timeless design of this cookware means pans can easily be added to the collection later should the couple’s life style change.

Other couples enjoy gourmet cooking and entertaining at home. In this case pans selection becomes a critical part of the kitchen function.  These brides may be partial to a certain cookware and have firm requirements on non-stick coatings.  There are lots of cookware sets that fulfill this lifestyle.  One of my favorites is Rachael Ray’s Hard-Anodized Cookware set.  This set looks great and performs like a champ. The orange silicone grips are fun and functional. The pans are truly nonstick and that makes clean up a breeze. The set’s see-through glass lids are attractive and functional.  Of course there are lots of matching pieces that can be added to the set. My favorites include the 11×9 rectangular skillet or the oval pasta pot.

Our son recently married the women of his dreams. Wedding plans and bridal gifts has been part of life for last year. The kids registered their wish list at several stores.  Friends and family helped to make the couples dreams come true. They are both in school and so cookware was at the bottom of their wish list. Their cookware consists of a couple of Revere saucepans, which fit in their tight kitchen quarters.  I look forward to helping them expand their cookware collection as their needs change.