Have you ever wondered why culinary masters don’t go cheap on quality dishes? Most people think that with top cooking skills and quality ingredients, the dishes used are a minor thing. But the chefs know very well that the taste of the meal depends to a large extent on the bowl in which it is prepared and stored. Namely, pots, pans and other types of cooking utensils can also change the taste of dishes, both because of the material they are made of, and because of the different manners through which they conduct heat. And let’s not start talking about the dilemmas on the harmfulness of some materials and their food reactivity, or the poor quality dishes that can even make the food you eat dangerous to your health.
If you’ve ever found yourself in the cookware and cooking utensils store completely confused, realizing that you do not even know what you really need, you can not decide between the aluminum and stainless steel pans and pots, plastic and glass containers, ceramics or even copper dishes – it’s time to learn how to choose the best bowls and pots that will fully meet your needs. Buying good quality and endurable dishes can be a pretty demanding task. So, I will help you to better assess what you need in order to make your culinary abilities come to full expression and make sure that your specialties will not be spiced up with potentially harmful substances.
As a newcomer in the world of living alone – I recently found myself overwhelmed with thousands of different kitchenware options to choose from. My first day of kitchen equipment haunting left me drained – after so many colours, sizes and materials my head felt dizzy. So, I decided to make things easier.
The first thing I needed on my list were mixing and storing bowls. It was extremely important to me to ensure good storage and preservation of bakery products, spices, dry ingredients, pastries, salads, soups and other dishes that I did not use immediately. Although I consider myself a ‘mini chef’ in the kitchen, I don’t have much time to spend on cooking every day. I planned to cook three times a week – and store leftovers for on the go. So, I needed bowls that are convenient, portable, lightweight and long-lasting. Also, I knew that I needed them in several sizes – I didn’t plan on carrying a cauldron to work. The price was also an issue for me – I recently rented an apartment – which left me quite short on cash – so although I needed high quality dishes – I needed them at a reasonable price. At last – probably the most important factor for me – I needed containers that are safe, hygienic, and support me in my choice of making a healthier living. I did a little research – stainless steel is definitely the most popular kitchenware material. Advantages: the price is relatively affordable, very durable and scratch resistant, does not react with food, rust and corrosion resistant. One sip of a plastic cup – and you know you drink more than tea. Have you ever noticed that dried fruit, which has long remained in the plastic packaging, has the taste of plastic? It is crucial to avoid adding toxins to your food. – These are the guidelines I use in choosing and using healthy dishes. Quality dishes keep you in good health and improve the taste of food. The next time you buy pottery for your kitchen, consider the reactivity of dishware and kitchen utensils, and whenever possible, select inert or non-reactive pots. Stainless steel ensures that the food is always fresh and perfectly packed. Moreover, stainless steel is a highly hygienic material because it is easy to wash. If you use a washing machine in your kitchen corner for cleaning and maintenance, you should know that this material is suitable for the washer.
I made a criteria list. I didn’t intend to go shop roving again – I was still not mentally recovered from that experience. So I did what every experienced shopper would do – laid on my back, put my feet on the comfy couch and pressed my fingertips on the keyboard – lettering AMAZON in just a second. What a miraculous world we live in. Ten minutes later I got my winner through the crowd (link below).
dinnoK’s stainless steel mixing bowls are with three different sizes – small (1/2 Qt), medium (3 Qt) and large (4 Qt) – which proved to be even more practical than I thought – I had the option to choose how much food I want to make and store – whether someone was over, I was carrying my lunch on the go, or just planning my weeks menu. dinnoK’s bowls come with accompanying lids – thus making the transport easier, and keeping the food fresh, odorless and tasting same as the moment it was prepared. The containers are light, compact and easy to use. They even stack in one another so I really save on kitchen space as it is already a little tight. They are easy to open and there is no spillage. They are large enough to store a complete meal and safe for use in the freezer and dishwasher. The measuring scale inside the bowl is also a bonus for me, as I do not need to use a measuring cup when in a hurry. I am especially fond on the anti-slippery silicone base covering that secures the bowl in one place while I am performing my master chef moves. In addition to practical storage, I found them to have the role of nice decoration on the table, or they can serve for a more beautiful and elegant serving for guests. The apron coming as a gift is also a nice touch, making me feel like a true chef even if I just toss a regular salad.
I have the dinnoK’s bowls for quite a while now, and I may say they are the perfect addition to my everyday routine – contributing to a sated and healthy me, and more importantly me with a lot more time to spend on other things! I think I landed on a top product, and remember my words the next time you upgrade your kitchenware – you’ll thank me later.