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Hey, I’m M.J. I’m so glad you could make it. Well, you’re not actually here but you get the point. Welcome to my blog. I intend to make this blog my own personal sanctuary. I plan to write about all the things I love (fitness,books, travelling and espresso machines!) and all the things I hate(cats, snitches and Justin B). This is going to be my very own temple of solitude. Which doors I open to anyone who is interested. Say hi, leave a comment or just pay me a visit now and then. I really hope we get to know one another. But I’ll settle for having countless fans from all around the world.

What makes the perfect Cookware Set?

Your cooking style can greatly be affected by type and category of the cookware set. With ever increasing number of kitchen utilities manufacturers, it has become quite difficult to select the perfect match for your dieting habits. Keeping all of the above factors into consideration, I have managed to sort out the best factors which a perfect cookware set must have. So, if you are tired of searching for the best cookware sets, our blog will surely help you in great regard.best cookware set

What to look for in a cookware set

Before you finalize your selection, make sure the selected cookware fits in your budget. People who are not in need of greater cooking utensils are preferred to choose from 5 or 8-piece cookware sets which are best for daily use. Once you are done with sorting out your requirements, compare the different available options within the price range by studying some customer reviews as well. Some types of cookware sets are designed to last longer along with a rigid protective coating. Stainless steel, aluminum and copper are the top three materials being used to make cookware sets as they are heat resistant and dishwasher safe.

Items made out of copper and cast iron usually require regular cleaning so if you are a person who is too lazy to wash out pans regularly, stainless steel is surely the best option for you. Furthermore, a perfect cookware set must also have comfortable handles and grips so that you do not have to face pain upon regular use. It is necessary that your cookware set must not react with food particles and is safe to be used for heating purposes. So, before you make your decision to purchase a cookware set, i am sure you will consider the above-mentioned factors and pick out the best available option.

The best cookware sets on a budget

Selecting an expensive cookware set might end you up paying for items which are of no use in your daily cooking routine. So, to help you in this regard, we have picked out some of the best cookware sets on a budget which have proved to be long lasting and helpful.

Coming over to the first one, we have selected the Bulb Head Red Copper cookware set which is completely oven safe and heat resistant. Being a budget cookware set, all of the items are copper coated and there is also a lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. Moreover, the pans are completely oven safe and can easily withstand high temperatures of up to 500 degrees.

Over to the second one, we have chosen the Farberware Traditions Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware set. The set contains pans and frying items made out of stainless steel and nonstick aluminum skillets making it 100 percent dishwasher safe. Whether you want to fry meat or heat the pans in high temperature ovens, the Farverware kitchen set can withstand the toughest of all times.

When comparing strength and durability, there is surely no match for the Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Cookware set. Although the set cost’s low, but there is surely no compromise made on its built quality. The non-stick coating makes all of the saucepans resistant to corrosion which means you can place the items in high temperature ovens without any worry. The set includes a 3-quart pan, an open skillet and other necessary cooking utensils. So, if you are in search of a reliable and long lasting cookware set, Anolon Advanced can surely be your best selection.

Gaggia Classic Impressions

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WORST CUP OF COFFEE *illustration*

I can’t believe what I’ve done. I may have just wasted $397.87. The first cup of coffee made using my Gaggia Classic sucked. That was what I wanted to say but the espresso machine was perfect. My skills on the other hand was not. I may have used to few beans or may have ground it too fine or maybe I didn’t use enough force while tampering it.

I found this video on YouTube and followed it. Surprisingly, my second cup of espresso tasted amazing. This time I measured my beans. The grind i got fit perfectly in my portafilter. Unlike my first try. Next, I evened the grinds and tampered it. I made sure not to grind the beans too fine and after letting my machine prime for about 10 minutes. I released some steam and placed the portafilter in its slot.

The brew that came out had a strong aroma and a thick crema. Those 20g of beans I used were perfect for the double shot espresso I was making. It was certainly mind boggling to realize how much money I had wasted on Coffee all these time. Well, No More. I’m going to be my own barista.

I’m going to test out different beans and pre-ground coffee powder, the fineness of the grind and maybe I’m even going to start messing around with milk based beverages like lattes. I’ll be sure to update all of you on all the twists, turns and wild rides my quest takes me on. Since I’ve spend close to $400 bucks on this I better not waste it. So my journey begins *cue Pokemon theme song*.

The sad part is going to be the espresso machine cleanup. I haven’t even figured out how to do that yet. I better get to it. Bye Folks.