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Experience with Emerilware Cookware

Rob and I don’t typically celebrate Valentine’s Day so when the conversation came up what I wanted I said nothing; in fact just last week we had a mini shopping spree for new kitchen “stuff”. I said I got all my gifts last week, I know I know so very un-romantic but it’s what I really wanted.

Apparently we are really tough on our skillets and sauté pans so we upgraded to Emerilware Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware. We purchased a 10-piece set, the double burner griddle and received a 12” skillet for free (in-store special). I like little touches like the pour spouts on the saucepans. Rob instantly mentioned the mess we make when pouring the caramel sauce for monkey bread, it goes everywhere. The straining lids are a great touch too for those times when you just need to drain and put right back into the pan.
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We had some problems with lids being bent right out of the box but Bed Bath and Beyond handled it without issue and gave us new lids.
So far I’ve been really impressed with the quality and non-stickness of these pans. We eat a lot of egg whites hate to add excess fat to the pan, I find that the finish on these pans allow for none to very little oil or butter.
If you’re in the market for new pots and pans and the thought of stainless steel scares you like it does me then this is a great set that doesn’t have to set you back a mortgage payment. Cleaning is easy and the trick to keeping them in good condition is starting off with low to medium heat instead of cranking it on high.

I think this good experience would guide me to other Emeril products like the Stainless Steel Fryer or Bread Maker.






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Xtrema Cookware Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

My family is my world and I would do anything to protect them and that is why we use Xtrema Cookware in our home. Xtrema Ceramic Cookware will leave no trace metals in your food and won’t leach chemicals from the cooking surface.

In 2004 Rich Bergstrom received an e-mail from Peter Hsu a ceramics research engineer/scientist in Taiwan asking if he was interested in a new high temperature ceramic material that could go on top of the stove and under the broiler. After that initial email three additional years of research, testing and product development took place. In February of 2007 Ceramcor, LLC was officially established in Toms River, New Jersey.

Xtrema Cookware currently has three product lines: cookware, teaware and bakeware. These products are so durable the cooking surface can’t be scratched even with metal utensils. If you are anything like me I always scratch our pots and pans because I use a metal spoon or item that I shouldn’t which then ruins the cookware. With Xtrema you no longer have to worry about that happening. Xtrema is also very versatile as it can be used on the stove then can go right into the oven and when done right to the kitchen table to be served but be sure you have something on the table to protect it from the heat. The cookware can withstand 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit so make sure you protect your hands and table.

We were really excited when we received our 10” Braiser and 6 pc Steamer set. I am first going to start by saying if you are looking for cookware that heats up in two seconds Xtrema is not for you. Xtrema is a cookware that you start on medium heat then turn down to low heat to maintain.  This cookware takes time to heat up but let me tell you this it is worth the wait. We have used our braiser and steamer set over a dozen times to make meals like tacos, rice and beans, Italian sausage with onions and red peppers, eggs and breakfast links and they have all turned out terrific. When we first used our braiser and steamer set we had a slight problem. The problem was finding the right heat setting to keep our stove on since it is electric that would maintain the braisers and steamers heat. On the second meal we had it down pat and ever since then no problems at all.

All in all I am extremely impressed with Xtrema cookware. It is durable, looks great and really makes a great meal and maintains the meals heat while eating so you will never have cold seconds. If you are looking for new cookware or to replace your current cookware with an awesome green alternative you need to get Xtrema. You will be happy you did.

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