Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For the Love of Stainless Steel

No more crappy teflon pans. No more pots we've had since college. No more fighting with a cupboard full of mismatched lids that don't fit anything.

Thanks to the fella we now have a full set of Calphalon stainless steel cookware and it is divine. I feel like we finally have a grown up kitchen with pans that match and work the way they should. The difference between these and pans with a sprayed on nonstick surface like teflon is like comparing apples to flourless chocolate cake. They aren't even in the same category.

The fella made chicken burgers in the 12 inch frying pan to break it in the afternoon he bought them and was beside himself with glee. He's holding back in the picture but you should have seen him practically bouncing around the kitchen while taking these beauties out of the box, like a kid with the best new toy ever.

These heat evenly, require a lower temperature to do the cooking, and actually heat the food all the way through since the whole pan gets hot not just the part touching the burner. Those were the best burgers ever. And they even worked wonders on the weird falafel things I made the other night, just a tiny bit of oil and they didn't stick at all. Usually I have horrible problems turning food over due to not being a very talented flipper but all that changed now that the food just glides around the pan rather than putting up a fight.

I'm a love. With the fella for doing the research and finally going out and buying these instead of us talking about it for another year. And with the pans for making cooking so much easier. I finally understand what the big deal is.

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