Greater Technology’s GEYUEYA Home Stainless Steel, 2-Tier Dish Drying Rack

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Greater Technology’s GEYUEYA Home Stainless Steel, 2-Tier Dish Drying Rack. It can also make for great kitchen storage, and organization. I love the modern look of this rack. It is two tiered, which seems to be all the rage nowadays. For people with less counter space, going up, really makes sense. You can dry more dishes, or store more dishes, in a much smaller area. It does arrive needing to be assembled, but I didn’t have to consult with my husband, so it’s not that hard, lol. I suggest having two pliers handy, so you can secure the hardware. The pan is included, to rest the rack on. It is a frosted/clear pan. I like the look, and it’s pretty thick and sturdy, too. The Product Dimensions are: 16-1/2″L x 10″W x 14-3/5″H. This rack is made out of 304 Stainless Steel; a great material in the kitchen. There are predrilled holes, and included hardware, in case you want to mount this on your wall. A great option for Tiny Homes, and House Boats.

This product is available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYQELGY/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2QHE1OUL7JVP6&colid=2X6TZZ2XCAICR

 

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The perfect tabletop Griddle/Crepe Maker from Epica.

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I was really excited about this. For one, I caught an incredible sale, lol. For two, I had never made crepes before, but have always wanted to. This crepe maker is virtually a tabletop griddle. So, you can cook a lot of other things on here. It is lightweight as well, so it is also highly portable, for travel, RVs, going over to a friend’s home for entertaining. It is insanely easy to operate as well. This product arrives with 1 griddle, 1 pamphlet, 1 wooden spatula, and 1 wooden batter spreader.

Since I had never made crepes before, I researched recipes online. There are a ton, for you novices. The key is to follow the directions perfectly. With my chosen recipe, each recipe called for exactly ¼ cup of batter. Before placing the batter on the griddle, I did a thin coating of olive oil. This allowed for no sticking of my crepe whatsoever. The crepe, however, would stick to my plastic spatula. I had never used one like the wood one included, but I can see how it wouldn’t stick to the wood. I also chose not to use the batter spreader. I decided one new thing at a time, lol. What I did do, was, after placing the batter on the griddle, I actually carefully picked up the griddle, and swirled it slowly, to get the batter to spread out. It worked perfectly like this. Then cook the crepe for 2 minutes on each side. Cook crepes on medium heat, as well. This griddle is a 1400watt griddle, according to the included pamphlet. It states 1200 on the online description. It has a turn number to adjust the heat setting. There is no off switch. You need to unplug it to turn it off, so remember that when prepping. Do that first, and then plug it in. It also states there are 5 different temp settings, but there are no set lines to delineate the settings. Just the min and max settings are noted. But, it’s pretty easy to figure out. I placed it in the middle for medium heat, and that worked perfectly for me. There are little rubber feet underneath the griddle, so it sits very well in place. It did not slide on me at all during use. I have had no issues with cooking on my griddle at all. It is a breeze to clean, as well. Overall, this whole experiment has been fun, and very positive. I am so glad I took the chance on this Epica Crepe Maker/Griddle.

Here is the link to the recipe I used off of AllRecipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16383/basic-crepes/

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon, sold by Perella: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N76NK3C/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

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Cooking the cast iron way with Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan.

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I am the main cook in the home, and I cook almost everything from scratch. Cast iron cookware has been a part of our kitchens since childhood. If you haven’t experienced cast iron cooking, you are missing out. Not only is cast iron a highly durable material, that can last a lifetime, but it adds something to your food. Meats are great cooked on cast iron, and all foods get the added benefit of iron to them, from being cooked on it. Cast iron has great heat conduction. Once it heats up, boy is it heated up. You can greatly turn down the heat, while still maintaining great, even cooking. Don’t forget to use a pot holder though, with this pan. This cast iron pan by Eweis Homewares, measures out at 10.5″ (cooking surface), by 1.96″ deep, by 16.5″ to the end of the handle. This is an easy pan to start off with as well. It has already been pre-seasoned. They only used vegetable oil to preseason it. So, it’s ready to go right out of the box.

Care of a cast iron pan is pretty easy. People tend to over think it, really. The key is to wash and dry it after cooking on it. If I let it soak, I only do for a few minutes, and then it cleans easily. Then I try to dry it as much as possible. If you don’t want it out while it’s thoroughly drying, just place it in your oven to dry. While the pan is still a little warm, you can even wipe it down slightly with vegetable oil also. This will keep the pan from rusting. If you let your pan get damp, and surface rust appears, it does clean easily, and doesn’t affect your cooking. There are a lot of hints and tips online, as well.

Cast iron pans can be used stovetop, in the oven, and over a campfire. They are obviously very versatile to own and use. This pan is well made, and great to cook with. With its ridged cooking surface, it’s great to cook different meats on it. This pan even offers the spout, to make draining easier. Overall, it’s a great addition to our home and kitchen. I am really happy with it, personally.

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I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. – Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan, Square Grill Pan.

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A great food storage solution. – GoCranks’ Simple Flow – 3Piece Glass Canister Set.

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My age group is from the Tupperware era. It was the boom of premade foods and plastic food storage. So, I grew up with plastic food containers in my home. Then the boom of BPA hit the news, and we have been slowly moving back to other material choices for food storage, to include glass. I personally love glass storage containers. Not only are they a great chemical free choice for food storage, but they are also normally very pretty to look at. They seem to make everything look better. I love this particular set of 3 jars from GoCrank. You get three jars of varied height. All with airtight seals, which is needed for safe food storage, and they are quite lovely to look at as well. What really makes this set stand out is the small permanent chalkboard labels on them. You provide your own chalk or liquid chalk. Just write on them as you wish, and it comes clean with some Windex and a paper towel. Now, the chalkboard part will probably wear over time, since it’s painted onto the glass, but I really like it. These jars have the traditional metal spring lock on them, so they cannot go into the microwave. These are for storage, not for cooking. The sizes are stated in liters on their web page so I converted them to ounces for you: 16.9oz, 25.4oz, and 74.4oz. So, they can hold quite a lot. I am really impressed with the taller container! Each container is approx.. 4 ¼” wide. Height wise, they are: 4 ¼”, 6”, and 10” tall. These are my own personal measurements. You can actually remove the tops, if needed, to really clean them. On the back of the bottle, you can see where the metal loops hook over the straight metal bar. Just squeeze them, and slide them off; so easy.

These jars are perfect to store candy, tea, coffee, sugar, beans, rice, cereal, flour, pasta, chocolate, animal treats, baked goods, and more. You do not have to store food in them either, but can store craft items, cotton balls, Q-tips, holiday decorations, in them as well. They make great storage containers. The glass is pretty thick. Thicker than I was expecting. The seals are silicone, and they do create an airtight seal. This really helps to keep bugs away from your goodies, as well as helps to keep your food fresh, for a longer period of time. Overall, these are well made and highly useful. And, they look good while doing it, lol. Enjoy!

I received these for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased an honest review. – GoCranks’ Simple Flow – 3Piece Glass Canister Set with Airtight Clamp Lids-Food Storage Container

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXDOHGC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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These are spoontacular! – Hiware’s 12-piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Teaspoon

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In my home, small forks and spoons seem to disappear all by themselves, lol. I swear, when my boys were younger, when they threw out the trash from their plates, they threw out their cutlery as well. Also, now that one son is older, but lives at home, and my husband, both work on the road. They bring a lot of food with them. Sometimes, the cutlery takes their sweet time coming back home, lol. I never need additional tableware sets, but it’s nice to have extra spoons and forks.

I especially need extra spoons. Since I have such a unique diet, because of my insane food allergies, I use spoons a lot. I eat a lot of organic Greek yogurt, and you need a spoon to do so. So, I hate seeing a shortage in my drawer when I go to get one. It is so annoying.

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That, and when you have company over, you always need extra spoons. When coffee is served, and when dessert is served, you give them a spoon. So, when I saw this set of 12 teaspoons, I was thrilled. I am so glad they arrived as nice as they looked online. I hate when you think something is going to be a nice quality, and it arrives as a piece of junk. Money does not grow on trees, and I hate feeling like I was ripped off. These spoons are a little larger than the teaspoons I have now, but not as large as our regular spoons but they are close. I like that they are this size; it makes them highly usable across the board. They are constructed out of 18/10 Stainless steel. They didn’t skimp on materials, either. For me, they are not bendy, but for a man on a mission, I’m sure he could bend the spoons in half, lol. Regular usage, not bendy, and that’s the important part. The look is minimalist. There is beauty in simplicity, and it works for these spoons. It also lets them be used with your regular tableware set. I would not feel funny at all about serving a coffee with one of these spoons, while they had used my regular set with their dinner. These spoons measure out at 6 ¾”, so a very good size. Overall, I am thrilled with these spoons. They are definitely the answer to my spoon problem. Their quality is wonderful, and I have no complaints.

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I received these for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Hiware 12-piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Teaspoon, 6.7 Inches

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Beep, beep, beep….New Sky Techs’ LCD Digital Kitchen Cooking Timer.

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Timers are an item that all families use, no matter what their economic position. Be it for cooking, working out, timing your progress, homework, time outs for children, and more. I remember the old wind up models, which are still widely used today. They make that incessant ticking sound, lol. I always feel anxious while those are counting down. I love the silent, battery operated models better. You can focus on what you are doing, without feeling overly anxious with the impending countdown. This particular timer is both compact and easy to store and use. It has a large magnetic on the back, as well as a pop out stand. So, when you are not using it, you can just attach it to your fridge. The timer only measures 3 ¼” wide and 3” tall. It is also only 7/8th” deep. These are my personal measurements. The only downside is to remember to have a AAA battery ready when it arrives. It will not operate without it, and it does not come with one, lol. The battery compartment is on the back of the timer, and no screwdriver is needed to access the compartment.

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The stand on the back just pulls out to use, or push it back on flat, and use the magnetic base to mount it. This timer is pretty easy to use. There are three buttons on it: M for minutes, S for seconds, and ST/SP for start and pause your timer. Press in your time, for example 5 minutes and 25 seconds, the up press the ST/SP button. To pause it, press downward on the same button. Then to start it again, press upwards on it. Now, to clear it, just press the M and S buttons at the same time; that’s it. It is so easy to use The screen is not illuminated, but the numbers are big and easy to read at a glance. When the timer goes off, it makes the traditional beeping sound we all know and love, lol. Overall, it’s a reliable timer. I love the ease of use. I hate the fancy ones, that come with an actual booklet of directions, lol. I mean, really, it’s a timer, for the love of pearl. The directions for this are as simple as I already spelled out, and they are literally just printed on the packaging. I really like this one, and it’s found its’ home on my fridge.

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – LCD Digital Kitchen Cooking Timer Count-Down Up Clock Loud Alarm with Magnetic Stand, White

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Time to grind. – Premium Stainless Steel Pepper Mill And Salt Mill By MIUMI – Set Of 2.

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I do most of the cooking in our home, and from scratch as well. Salt and pepper are spices that cooks at all levels depend on. They are a kitchen essential, for sure. There are so many varieties of both, and they truly do taste fresher when ground at the time of use. In this set you will get two grinders. They are identical, and each one has a stainless steel cap on it, for when they are not in use. These grinders have brushed stainless steel tops, clear glass bodies, and non-corrosive ceramic blades. The ceramic blades are a hit on the market for grinders, including spice and coffee grinders, as well. The blades stay sharper for a longer period than the traditional stainless blades.

I love the tops on these units. They snap on very firmly, so if they are tipped over, you won’t have any salt or pepper residue all over you table. That really annoys me with traditional grinders. But, one great thing about these caps, that probably hasn’t occurred to you, is that they serve as a tiny spice bowl, for you cooks. I honestly would not have thought of that on my own, lol. I really like this feature. Leave the cap on when you grind, and then carefully pop the top off of the grinder. The top is about ½” deep on the inside. So for those of you that like to add a pinch of this, at a time, you can do that with these grinders, without having to get a separate bowl; highly convenient. I love the size of these containers. They are not tall and thin, which is not my favorite at all. They tip over way too often. These grinders are 2 5/8th” wide at the bottom, which is very stable, especially since the grinders are only 5 ¼” tall. Since the actually spice container is pretty large, you can fit a lot in there; about 2/3rds of a cup. So, you will not always be refilling these. I also love that they are made out of a thick glass, which is a healthier way to store food, and that they are clear, so you can see the condition, and the available quantity, at a glance. Overall these are smooth working grinders. They are well built, and pretty to look at as well.

I received these for free. I was not obligated to leave any review. I left an honest and unbiased review on my own accord. – Professional Salt And Pepper Grinder Set – Premium Stainless Steel Pepper Mill And Salt Mill By MIUMI – Set Of 2

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HV2MUP2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1