Showing posts with label Judge Cookware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Judge Cookware. Show all posts

Monday, 5 December 2016

Judge Electric Carving Knife - Review

Now I must admit I've always been a bit scared of electric carving knives plus I've never thought they were really necessary and that I could do just as good a job with a good sharp knife.

But after testing this one from Judge Cookware I've been converted and have decided an electric knife is the way to go.

I used it to carve the Sunday roast chicken and getting nice thin slices was effortless; this is going to be great for carving the turkey at Christmas.

Check out my video to see it in action!
Apologies for the video being not too amazing quality; turns out we had the video camera on the worst quality setting but as I didn't have another chicken to carve I will soon record another and replace this one.



I find really fresh bread is always a problem to slice, but this electric carving knife made short work and it was easy to get slices of even thickness.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Perfect Partners - Coffee Grinder and Cafetiere from Judge Cookware

Forget 'instant' coffee and instead grind your own beans with this Stainless Steel Coffee Bean Grinder from Judge Cookware.

I'd never used a manual coffee grinder before but it's really simple to use.  All you do is pour in your coffee beans, turn the handle and you have your very own freshly ground coffee.  It does take a good few turns but the smell is amazing which makes it so worth the relatively small amount of effort.

Coffee


Depending on the way you are going to brew your coffee you can easily adjust the grind setting from coarse to fine - I had the grinder set to fine.

Coffee Grinder


The ceramic burr mechanism means that coffee beans are ground rather than cut which gives maximum aroma and maintains nutrients.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Mini Chopper JEA75 by Judge Cookware - Review

If you're reading this then chances are you may well like cooking, but if you hate the bother of chopping onions and carrots etc. and are looking for a neat little chopper to do the job for you, then this Mini Chopper from Judge Cookware is just what you need.

It's easy to operate, just by pressing down the power button in short bursts until the desired level of chopping has been achieved.  The glass bowl allows you to see your ingredients and check how things are going.

Mini Chopper


The above image has been supplied by Judge Cookware as this product is almost impossible to photograph unless you want to see me in the shiny part of the power unit taking the photo  - not recommended!

Anyway the Mini Chopper made short work of this red onion - just a couple of 5 second bursts and voilĂ  you have nicely chopped onion.  

Review


Fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry and fish can all be chopped as can bread, biscuits and crackers. Liquids up to 0.5L can also be blended at the press of a button making it great for purees and baby food.

The Judge Mini Chopper it also really handy when making soup for one, unless of course you happen to have a Judge Soup Maker which I can recommend if soup is what you cook most as it chops and cooks soup for you; how marvelous is that?

Friday, 22 July 2016

Judge Double Walled Highball Glasses

I say milkshakes and hot sunny weather are made for each other.  It's such a lovely day here again that I've stopped all housework to make banana milkshakes.  So it's also a good time to tell you about these thermally insulated Double Walled Highball Glass from Judge Cookware.  They're perfect for keeping drinks cold.  Hot drinks stay hot whilst the exterior remains cool to touch; ice cold drinks like my Extra Creamy Banana Milkshake stay nice and cold without any producing condensation. Great for food photography!







































As milkshakes go banana milkshake is my favourite.  
Makes 4 good sized milkshakes. 
3 nice big bananas, 700ml milk, a few generous scoops of vanilla ice cream and about 3 tablespoons of banana milkshake mix (I used Nesquik).  
Put the lot into a blender and whiz for a few seconds - that's it job done.
 
Of course these Highball glasses and the Tumblers are more suited to long drinks, beers or cocktails and milkshakes; for hot drinks there are Cappuccino, Espresso and Latte glasses which I have previously reviewed; click here to read my review and I think you'll agree they are the nicest looking Latte glasses ever!  

Scratch and heat resistant (0 to 100°C) and made from borosilicate glass.
Dishwasher safe
Available as a set of 2 glasses (350ml) 
Product Ref JD640 

For more information and to find your nearest stockist please pop over to Judge Cookware.
Twitter @JudgeCookware


Disclosure:  Many thanks to Pam and Judge Cookware for sending me the glasses to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Perfect Combo - Slate and Wood Serveware by Judge

Now I do love a nice bit of real slate so I'm quite excited about the new Slate and Wood serveware collection from Judge Cookware.  Altogether there are 8 pieces in the collection; 5 Platters, a Lazy Susan, a Cheeseboard with Cloche and a Cheeseboard and Knife Set.

The platters and lazy Susan are great for displaying tasty nibbles for sharing such as my Goats Cheese Mini Tarts; some with Roasted Peppers and the rest with Caramelised Red Onion.


Goats Cheese






















No proper recipe for these as they are so simple to make.  Just cut circles out of ready rolled shortcrust pastry and put them into a Yorkshire Pudding or Muffin Tin - this will give them a little bit of curved shape to enable a filling to be added later on.  Bake in the oven 200C 400F or Gas 6 for about 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with a small amount of soft goats cheese then add caramelised onions or roasted peppers (the peppers I used come in a jar) just drain them from their oil.  Pop the tarts back into the oven for a further 4 to 5 minutes to heat through.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Automatic Egg Cooker Review - Judge Cookware

This rather cute Automatic 7 Hole Egg Cooker from Judge Cookware allows you to cook any amount from 1 to 7 eggs at the same time.  It's energy efficient, really easy to use and works by automatically adjusting cooking time according to the quantity of water used; simple but clever ah?  I think so.




































There's a small jug that has clear and easy to understand measurements marked on the outside.  All you so is decide how many eggs you wan to cook and how you would like them cooked; Soft, Medium or Hard and fill the water level that corresponds with your choice.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Judge - Sabatier Kitchen Knives Review

I say these kitchen knives from Judge Cookware are excellent.  Judge has teamed up with Sabatier to bring a range of quality kitchen knives designed with the professional/home chef in mind.


























Made from hardened stainless steel with smooth, ergonomic handles and are comfortable to hold and use.  The riveted handles make these knives robust and the Sabatier endorsement assures that each knife is designed with professional Sabatier standards of material, weight, balance and safety in mind.

Monday, 19 October 2015

How to Make - Leek Brie and Bacon Quiche using a Pie Maker

Regular readers will know all about my amazing, life changing pie maker from Judge Cookware! 
Now, my first attempt at quiche wasn't brilliant as the filling didn't cook enough while the pastry was getting a little too done for my liking.  Well I've been experimenting and after a couple of attempts, I think you'll agree I've now perfected quiche. 

























Of course you can use Cheddar cheese if you don't like Brie.  I just happened to have some in my fridge left over from my Moroccan dinner party the weekend before; and yes I know Brie isn't in any way very Moroccan, but after dessert we ended our meal with cheese and biscuits.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Apple Pie with Rum Soaked Sultanas - Judge Cookware Electric Pie Maker Review

Everyone likes a good pie whether it's sweet or savory.  New in my kitchen is this Electric Pie Maker from Judge Cookware and I have to say I'm seriously loving it.  In a word it's brilliant; the pastry cooks perfectly and the deep fill pie moulds allow for 'proper' good and filling pies to be cooked in just 15 minutes once you have the filling ready.




Far quicker than waiting for the oven to heat up, so in a way this is also a money saving gadget too!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Sizzling Steak with Peppers Onions and Chilli - Judge Sizzle and Serve

Steak needs to be cooked quickly over a high heat so that it seals, keeping it tender and juicy.  All you need is a good piece of steak, sliced along with onions and peppers; coated in tiny amount of oil, soy sauce with a bit of seasoning, and a few chilli flakes and you have dinner ready in just a couple of minutes.






















But of course your pan needs to be HOT really hot, and this cast iron sizzle platter from Judge Cookware is perfect for creating sizzling meals or side dishes that can be taken straight to the table thanks to the maple wood stand that's included.  Sizzle and Serve range is suitable for all hob types and barbeques, and is oven-safe up to 240°C

Monday, 25 May 2015

Judge Calorie Counting Kitchen and Diet Scales - Review

If you're counting calories these very nice looking Kitchen and Diet Scales from Judge cookware are perfect.  Anyone on a diet will know how hard it is to keep track of the calories in home cooking.




As these scales are so shiny and white it was hard for me to get any decent photos without reflection so please note all photos have been supplied by Judge. 

Once you turn these scales on the word 'Hello' shows up and you can measure ingredients by weight and volume, in grams, ounces and millilitres.  The one-touch measurement conversion and a tare function makes it easy to add other ingredients.  Since they can weigh up to 10kg they are perfect for pretty much any recipe and are easy to wipe clean after use.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Double Walled Glassware from Judge - Review

I'm really loving the new range of Double Walled Glassware from Judge - they're extremely nice looking don't you think?





The latte glasses are also a good size for a nice cup of tea (if you're like me and not a coffee drinker) whats more, they really do keep drinks hot for longer.  Perfect for sitting at the PC as I always seem to be, there's nothing worse than a lukewarm cuppa!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

GIVEAWAY - Perfect Mother's Day Gift from Judge

As you may have seen in my previous post, I reviewed this very nice Glass Hob Top Tea Pot.
Well, the nice people over at Judge Cookware are giving one lucky reader of this blog the chance to win one of these Glass Hob Top Tea Pots AND a set of Two Glass Cappuccino/Teacups the prize is worth a total of £53.50

The 250ml glass cappuccino/teacups match perfectly with the glass tea pot - both are very stylish and would make the perfect Mother's Day Gift.

The cappuccino cups are part of a new collection ranging from tumblers to coffee mugs, by Judge which employs a thermally insulated ‘air pocket’ design to create the ultimate drinking experience.

Hot drinks remain hotter for longer, while the outside of the glass remains cool to the touch.  Cold drinks can be as icy as ever you wish, and yet the outer glass will stay condensation-free. Both of these points mean that you no longer need clutter your coffee table with coasters.

Made from scratch-resistant borosilicate glass, and carefully crafted for a comfortable lip, each vessel is individually mouth-blown by artisan glass makers meaning that every single item in the range is unique.
Despite their delicate appearance and handcrafted formation, all Judge Double Walled Glasses are dishwasher safe, for your convenience.

The glass tea pot of course can be used to make herbal or fruit teas too as shown above.  The tea pot is suitable for ALL hobs types including Induction - for more details you can read my review here.

You can find out about these and more great products by popping over to Judge Cookware (Twitter @JudgeCookware)

The Prize and How to Enter:
The Prize consists of 1 x Glass Hob Top Tea Pot and 2 x Cappuccino cups which of course can be used as teacups.  Every effort will be made to get the prize delivered in time for Mother's day but due to the post this can not be guaranteed.

Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget:
Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK only.  To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed as will anyone that says they have left a blog post comment but really hasn't!  

For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
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Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget along with the terms and conditions.



Hob Top Glass Tea Pot - Judge Cookware

This rather nice and very stylish tea pot from Judge Cookware has cloud-resistant glass and can be used on all hob types including induction to boil water and keep tea warm.  Having been sent one to review here's how it went....




























It has a capacity of 500ml-900ml so will make between two and five cups of tea or two big mugs.  I'm thinking this would make an ideal for a Mother's Day gift.    
Talking of Mother's Day, in the next post I'll be running a giveaway since the nice people at Judge Cookware are giving away a Glass Hob Top Tea Pot and Two very nice Glass Cappuccino/Teacups  so be sure to watch out for this!

























Cleaning:
Having used the tea pot a good amount of times now I can say that even with the very hard water we have in this area it's still looking good.
The bottom plate inside did start to become dull looking, but it was nothing that a splash of vinegar and a wipe round before washing and rinsing didn't sort out.  The tea pot is dishwasher safe.  It will probably need cleaning with a descaler every 3/6 months depending on the hardness of the water where you live.

By the way, vinegar is most marvelous for sorting out water stains on all manor of things - I use it on the inside bottom plate of my Judge Soup Maker (after boiling eggs in it) and that comes up shiny like a new pin!

How to use:
Just put the amount of tea leaves (according to your taste) into the removable stainless steel infuser.  Fill with water and pop onto the hob then and heat until almost boiling.  I was nicely surprised to find the handle doesn't get too hot to pick up - it's fine.  Now sit back and enjoy a nice cuppa!

Typical In-store price is £40

Pop over to Judge Cookware (JudgeCookware on Twitter) for more information on this and other great products.

Disclaimer:  Thank you to Judge for sending me this tea pot to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Orange Flavoured Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce and Caramelised Orange Slices

With Pancake day just around the corner, nows the time to get creative in the kitchen and serve up something other than the normal everyday kind of pancake.  Come on, get cooking!  That said, personally I actually like and prefer pancakes with a just sprinkle of sugar and a good squeeze of lemon - I'm easily pleased!

Pancakes
























First job is to get yourself a good decent non-stick frying pan that's up to the job. This rather nice looking frying pan from Judge Cookware Continental range is the very fellow.  This pan heats up quickly making it perfect for pancakes.  Of course this frying pan isn't only for pancakes. Great for everyday use and perfect for that Saturday morning bacon sandwich or a good fry up.

Available in 3 sizes (20cm/24cm/and 28cm) personally I think the 24cm is perfect for pancakes.


The Judge Continental range is optimised for induction - the thermic base gives even heat distribution on ALL hob types.
18/10 Mirror-polished stainless steel and the interior in non-stick.
It's oven safe too up to 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4 which is brilliant news (means you don't have to transfer to another pan to finish certain dishes in the oven) and it's also dishwasher safe but so far I haven't put mine in the dishwasher as it really washes up very easily in nice hod sudsy water.  Rinse and dry and it's good to go.  I love 'Stay Cool' black phenolic handles. 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Great British Sunday Roast - Made Easy with Judge Cookware

The Great British Sunday roast is a meal that is actually quite easy to make.  Once you have the vegetables peeled, chopped and ready to go, the meat or poultry is a doddle to cook, but of course like everything, having the right tools makes any job easier.
This Judge non-stick Roast Tin and 'V' Roasting Rack has been designed to cook meat to perfection.  It's made from heavy carbon steel, with a non stick coating and was both great to use and easy clean. 

 
The tin provides even heat distribution, while the rack has been fashioned  into a V to allow fat to drain away from the joint, giving you a crisper, healthier cut.  The excess oil can then be poured away, or used to make gravy.  As you can see the chicken cooked on the V rack came out of the oven with nice crispy skin.
Both the tin and the rack are dishwasher safe and have a RRP of £37.98
This pan is not suitable for hob use.  Suitable for oven temperatures up to 240c/460f or Gas 9
Measurements: 37x29.5x7cm

To Cook a Whole Chicken:
I like to push a few sprigs of thyme, rosemary and sage into the bird since when cooking it makes the kitchen smell amazing.  Drizzle with olive oil and rub the skin with a little sea salt and black pepper.  Put the chicken onto the V rack over the roasting tin and into a preheated oven (200c/400F of Gas 6) for the recommended time for the size of bird you are cooking.
A 2kg chicken takes about 1 hour 50 minutes.

Of course no proper Sunday Roast is complete without Yorkshire Puddings:
This Judge Yorkshire Pudding Tin cooked the pudding evenly and the only teeny weeny thing I could fault is it could have done with the rim being just 1cm bigger which would allow it to be removed from the oven easier since there's not much to get hold of when you have oven gloves on.  With a RRP of £6.50 I say this is an excellent tin and it cooked my puddings really well so I'm happy!


Gravy is another part of a good roast dinner and I can fully recommend the Judge Thermal Gravy Pot which I reviewed a while back and still use to this day.
To find out more pop over to Judge Cookware.  

Disclaimer:  I was sent the above products for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and as always I was not required to write a positive review. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Fantastic Giveaway - Roast Dinner made easy with Judge Cookware

Like everything having the right tools will make any job easier and the Great British Roast Dinner is certainly made easier with the right equipment!
The lovely people at Judge Cookware are giving one lucky reader of this blog the chance to win this rather fancy Top Quality Roasting Tin and V Rack - AND a Yorkshire Pudding Tin.
Combined RRP of £88.00



This 35cm Roast Tin and V Rack is made from Heavy Carbon Steel with a Non-Stick coating has been designed to cook meat to perfection.  The tin provides even heat distribution, while the rack has been fashioned into a V to allow fat to drain away from the joint, giving you a crisper, healthier cut.  The excess oil can then be poured away, or used to make gravy.
Non-stick and dishwasher safe with a RRP of £72.00




Yorkshire Puds are always part of the Great British Roast Dinner and again having a good quality tin is vital if you're going make a good job of them. This Yorkshire Pudding Tin from Judge Cookware is just what's needed.  It has a 3 coat Non-Stick inside and out heavy duty steel with rolled edges and is dishwasher safe.  RRP of £16.00


Time for the giveaway!
First of all please note I am ending this in what 'should' be time for the winner to receive the prize before Christmas but this can not be guaranteed.

How to Enter - Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget:
Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK only.  To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed as will anyone that says they have left a blog post comment but really hasn't!  

For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
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Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget along with the terms and conditions.

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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Vegetable and Barley Soup

A good bowl of soup is always a good thing and a great way to eat lots of lovely veg if you are someone that usually doesn't.  Add pearl barley and I say this soup just has to be good for you.  Pearl barley is similar to wheat in its caloric, protein, vitamin and mineral content and is great for adding to soups and stews.


Pearl barley does take a bit of cooking though so you will need to rinse it then into a saucepan with plenty of cold water.  Cover with a lid, bring to a boil for 10 minutes then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until tender before adding to your soup.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Soup Maker by Judge Cookware - Review

Brrrrr! It's just the weather for a nice bowl of lovely homemade steaming hot soup - but this Soup Maker by Judge Cookware isn't all about soup you can use it to make hot chocolate, milk shakes, smoothies and to cooks eggs too by using the 4 hole egg cooker attachment.
Recently scoring 9/10 in Your Home Magazine for best soup maker.  Having been sent one to review myself here's how it went.
 
Soup maker

 Now it has to be said I do love me a kitchen gadget or two dozen!  So within half an hour of it arriving at my door I was cooking eggs.  They turned out perfectly cooked in 11 minutes.
Next up, Spicy Red Pepper and Sweet Paprika Soup had to happen.....

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Fro-Fru Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker - Review

Frozen Fruit (Fro-Fru)
This refreshing pineapple sorbet was made in less than a minute (after freezing the fruit beforehand) thanks to this great little gadget 'Fro-Fru' from Judge Cookware.  
Of course you can use whatever fruit takes your fancy, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, raspberries - the list is endless.  Dairy products - milk, cream and yogurt can be used to conjure up a delicious dessert in no time at all.  Kids and adults alike will love this little machine! 


 Here's a few proper pictures of the Fro-Fru from Judge Cookware: