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Is the Gotham Steel Ceramic Titanium Pan Really Non-Stick?

Posted by | Cookware | 19 Comments

You might have seen the late night commercials showing the red colored cookware claiming no butter or oil is needed and nothing will stick to the pan. Do you believe them? Are you curious? I am!

Is the Gotham Steel Ceramic Titanium Pan Really Non-Stick?Which is why I decided to try out the Gotham Steel Cookware myself. I want to see what happens when I make eggs like they did in their commercials. Do the eggs really slide out of the pan like the ads show? Curious minds want to know.

The other obvious benefit to not using oil and butter is that you are able to cook a little healthier.… Read more

Cookware 101

Posted by | Bridal Registry, Cookware, Kitchen Design, Wedding | 19 Comments

Having been involved in the bridal registry space from a housewares standpoint for a long time now, I recognize how intimidating the walls of cookware in a store can be for someone unfamiliar with all the brands, sizes, styles and surfaces. When I talk with registrants about what cookware they are currently using, many times they tell me it is from college, their mom or a discount store. All absolutely fine answers. Until I ask them if they like to cook. When they say they love cooking, then I know we need to have a deeper discussion on their style of cooking and how many people they tend to cook for.… Read more

An Interview with Inspiring Kitchen

Posted by | Blogging, Cookware, Food, Housewares Show, Knives, PR, Press, Trade Shows, Wedding | 8 Comments

Wow, Inspiring Kitchen’s first interview!

Inspiring Kitchen was created as a means to share knowledge about housewares products, kitchen design, recipes, cooking tips, bridal registry advice and favorite finds. My goal is to showcase what we should have in our kitchens based on the type of cooking we like to do. Ways to use cookware beyond the obvious like what is written in the Le Creuset Dutch oven post and making bread. What knives you need in your kitchen by blade shape. And the latest trends found at the industry conferences: National Restaurant Association and International Housewares Shows. If you are looking for gifts related to your kitchen, cooking and entertaining, I hope you will take a look at what Inspiring Kitchen suggests like we did for Mother’s and Father’s Day. 

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As I get more involved in the blogging and media space, I have discovered an awesome group of people who love the foodie world to the extent they are building side or full time careers doing what makes them happy.… Read more

Father’s Day Gift ideas

Posted by | BBQ, Coffee, Cookbook, Cookware, Food, Grilling, Knives, Spices | 10 Comments

Sunday, June 15, 2014 is Father’s Day. The list of Father’s Day gifts for Dad can literally go in all directions: sporting goods, clothing, electronics…..

Since Inspiring Kitchen is all about finding and recommending items for your kitchen, we thought we would offer our favorites.

1) Nespresso VertuoLine


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Start his day off right….coffee! Whether your Dad’s preference is espresso or a traditional cup of coffee, this machine covers both bases. You may already be familiar with the Nespresso machines and know how good their coffee/espresso varieties are. What’s unique with this dual capability machine is each pod has a bar code on it identifying the brew style for the contents so each cup turns out rich and delicious.… Read more

Homemade Bread & Le Creuset

Posted by | Cookware, Food, healthy eating | 17 Comments

Oh, the smell of fresh homemade bread baking in the oven. Nothing like it. Imagine that cup of coffee and the warm, delicious bread with butter melting over the slice just sitting on the plate waiting for you to enjoy it.

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But running to the bakery just doesn’t fit into your schedule and making it from scratch is well, way too hard. Right? Wrong!

The Chef from the cookware manufacturer, Le Creuset, shared this amazing recipe with me. It is so easy to make. Plus, once you make it the way the recipe says the first time to get the hang of it, you will find yourself being creative and adding herbs/seasonings/fruit like rosemary, basil, garlic, tarragon, cheese, cinnamon, or raisins to your next adventures.… Read more

How to make your non-stick cookware last longer

Posted by | Cookware, healthy eating, wooden tools | No Comments

Having just talked about the need to use the right tools for your ceramic and non-stick cookware in my previous post, I wanted to share with you a brand of wooden tools that I found made by a Canadian company called Timbers.

Now, we can find wood tools at any store these days, right? What I found so lovely about these products is that they are well-made and attractive to the point that they can be used for both cooking AND serving. You always need wood spoons for mixing on and off the stove. Wood is easy on your cookware whether it is non-stick, ceramic or even stainless.… Read more

Swiss Diamond: Non-Stick Cookware

Posted by | Cookware, healthy eating, Spices | One Comment

A classic non-stick fry pan is key to every kitchen for preparing egg dishes, delicate fishes, and healthier meals. The ability to use less or no oils or butters is a major perk when your goal is to cook and eat healthier. Well, we all know about non-stick pans and have probably tried at least 5 different brands over the years as the ones we have been using fall apart. We may have even used a cooking spray in the pans and discovered a gummy residue left behind no matter how diligently we washed the cookware. So, if any of the above sounds like you, you are going to like what I am sharing with you next.… Read more

Best Stainless Steel Cleaner Ever!

Posted by | cleanser, Cookware | 12 Comments

How frustrating is it when you begin the clean up phase of the meal and staring right back at you are your formerly brilliant, shiny stainless steel cookware looking anything but shiny? Well, if you are not already familiar with Bar Keeper’s Friend, you will soon make it your best friend.

Bar Keeper’s Friend is a non-abrasive cleanser for your stainless steel products. This is not just your cookware. You can also use it on your stainless steel fridge, sink, outdoor grill and even your ceramic cooktops. There are other uses for it too listed on the can.

The way I use this product is to first use my dish soap and sponge to clean out the cookware.… Read more

Cooking on Green Pan Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware

Posted by | Cookware | 14 Comments

Have you heard about this kind of cookware with non-stick capabilities using a ceramic surface instead of the black, non-stick materials we are used to seeing? Since I was intent on learning more about this cookware, I  knew I had the perfect opportunity to be educated on the subject while at the 2014 International Housewares Show.  While roaming around the show, I learned about a company called The Original Green Pan or Green Pan.

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The Original Green Pan has been in business making ceramic cookware since 2007. They have a variety of cookware styles along with different metal exteriors and handles.… Read more

2014 International Housewares Show

Posted by | Coffee, Cookware, Housewares Show | 34 Comments

The big day arrived here in Chicago on Saturday, March 15, as anyone playing any role in the housewares world arrived in Chicago for the 2014 International Housewares Show held at McCormick Place. Retailers, big and small, came to see what exciting new products they could share with their customers. Manufacturers of everything from cookware to kitchen utensils to electrics to dinnerware to glassware to storage materials and beyond all came to display their wares. The show was full of energy and creativity which made walking my first day a little easier as I hit more than 19,000 steps per my pedometer.… Read more