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

Friday, 19 August 2016

Rocktanium Frying Pan from Stellar Cookware

I do love a nice frying pan and I have a fair amount of what I call proper good ones, but I can honestly say I am totally impressed with this Rocktanium pan, new from Stellar Cookware.  It not only looks good but performs well too; by the way I'm loving the pebble dash look.



Quantanium is a new titanium-based formula and is free from PFOA and has the toughest non-stick coating I've ever come across.  It is harder and more durable than conventional non-stick, scratch-resistant and guaranteed for an impressive five years.  After testing this frying pan for a few weeks now I highly recommend it.






































A good non-stick frying pan is essential; not only will it make cooking easier but it also ensures healthier cooking results since you only need to add  the tiniest amount of oil (if any) and cleaning is a doddle.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Chocolate Chip Muffins - Hard Anodised Bakeware from Stellar Cookware

As you probably know I'm not usually a one for baking cakes; why?  Simply because I can't do baking, I am useless at it and so I need all the help I can get.  But with that said I did once excel myself in making Dulce de Leche Filled Muffins (smiley face)!



























Of course a good muffin/cupcake tin will ensure your muffins cook evenly and this Hard Anodised Cupcake Tin from Stellar Cookware is the very thing.  It doesn't warp like some cheaper muffins tins will.  This tin is a sturdy and professional piece of bakeware (and by the way it makes a good job of Yorkshire puddings too).  I'm really pleased with the results which means me and this Stellar cupcake tin are now best buddies in the kitchen.



























The tin holds twelve muffins but my recipe only made ten; and in case you are wondering, by the time I took the top picture, Paul (the husband) had already eaten two - what is he like?

If you're looking for my amazing muffin recipe it can be found here.  To make these Chocolate Chip Muffins, just leave out the Dulce de Leche and add 150g chocolate chips to the dry mix.

Life Changing Top Muffin Baking Tip (be impressed)
When adding chocolate chips or raisins and the like, to any cake mix add them to the flour and mix to coat before adding the wet ingredients; this stops them sinking to the bottom of your muffins. Marvelous!







































More about the Stellar Hard Anodised 12 Cupcake / Muffin Tin 
Hard Anodised heavy gauge material, abrasion resistant.  This surface will not peel or flake off and will not rust.  PTFE and PFOA free.

Selling price £27.00

Size: 42 x 30 x 3cm

Efficient and even heat distribution for superior cooking & baking results.

Oven safe up to 240°C

Suitable for use under the grill and for hob use (All hobs excluding induction).  Not suitable for use in a microwave.

Not suitable for dishwasher; hand wash in nice warm sudsy water, rinse and dry.

Stellar Lifetime Guarantee

Of course there's a lot more to the Stellar Hard Anodised Bakeware Range including roasting tins and baking trays; check out my review of the Stellar Hard Anodised Roasting Tin.

Pop over to Stellar Cookware for other great products.

Twitter @StellarCookware


Disclosure: I was sent the cupcake tin to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not require to write anything positive.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Spicy Fried Eggs on Ciabatta - Stellar Cookware Chef's Pan

Just about everyone's into cooking these days; magazines are full of recipes and the television is pretty much non-stop cooking shows; which as far as I'm concerned can only be a good thing.  Everyone has to eat, but few people want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Fast food is what we all need after a busy day, something that can be rustled up in next to no time, tastes good and looks good.  So if it can be made using just one pan, surely that's even better?  My Spicy Fried Eggs take under 10 minutes to make including the prep!

spicy fried eggs
































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Not many people want to spend a fortune on fancy pot and pans either, but it has to be said a good pan will make all the difference to your cooking results. 

Now, this is where the Chef's Pan from Stellar Cookware is fantastic as it's ideal for those that don't have much space in the kitchen as it can be used as a frying pan, saucepan, or a wok and it's a great price too.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Copper Kitchen Gadgets from Stellar Cookware

Check out these stunning copper kitchen gadgets from Stellar Cookware.  Reminiscent of the Victorian kitchen but with a modern twist.  Engineered from zinc alloy composite with a food safe finish which means the copper will not tarnish or lose it's sheen.

The collection includes this lovely Garlic Crusher which I've found does the job perfectly.






The Y-Peeler is a gadget that years ago I never used to think was necessary as surely a small knife does the same job?  But, I've since discovered they are most definitely necessary and even life changing!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Review - Bamboo Chopping Board with Knife Sharpener and Honer by Stellar Cookware

Did you know you're more lightly to cut yourself using a blunt knife than a sharp one?  So many people don't bother about buying a knife sharpener to keep their knives sharp but not only does a sharp knife make food preparation so much easier but it's far safer too.



If you're short of space in the kitchen then this new Bamboo Chopping Board from Stellar Cookware is brilliant since it has a knife horner/sharpener built into the corner of the board; 2 products in 1

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Stellar Hard Anodised Bakeware Review - Tangy Tomato and Feta Stuffed Peppers

As we all know good bakeware is essential for good results when cooking.  Stellar’s Professional Hard Anodised Bakeware has even heat distribution with no rusting or flaking and no warping in the oven.  It's also easy to clean and free from PTFE and PFOA.

Having used my roasting tray a good few times now I have to say it's great and an affordable price too selling at just £20.00

As you can see this 32x22x5cm roasting tray is a good size and perfect for roasting vegetables and is available in different sizes.  It's really light in weight and the handles make it really easy to remove from the oven.

Made from an aluminium alloy which provides superior thermal conductivity for even heat distribution, essential for the baking of successful breads and cakes.  The pans are electrochemically-hardened (hard anodised) for unbeatable durability.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Stellar TATE Saucepans - Review

These new Stellar TATE one handed draining saucepans are in a word, fantastic.  I'm sure you'll agree they certainly look the part and I say you need these saucepans in your kitchen!
The perfectly flat lid, enables the pans to easily stack on top of each other which is great if like me, you're short of storage space in your kitchen.  Of course the clear lid lets you keep an eye on your food whilst cooking.



But the most brilliant thing about these saucepans is the way they have been designed regards draining.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Stellar Colourtone Chopping Board and Knife Set - Review

Stellar Cookware have recently introduced this very attractive yet practical knife and board set to their existing Colourtone range.  The chopping board comes with three essential kitchen knives; 9cm Utility 14cm Santoku and a 18cm Chefs knife.


Now, I'm loving this double sided chopping board!  It's brilliantly designed with a draining gutter and soft-grip handles which keep the board nice and steady.  Made from Santropene (a durable high grade rubber) which is not only perfect for cutting and chopping without slipping, but it's also kind to your knives and hygienic too.  Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.






































The knives also have soft-grip two-tone handles and the non-slip steel blades are really sharp - as I already have a utility knife I can say they stay sharp too.  I use my utility knife every day and it's never needed sharping yet in over a year and a half.  By the way, the Colourtone steak knives are fantastic too - they cut though steak without effort.
Each knife comes with its own protective sheath; a must-have safety precaution for any knives stored in a drawer.

The new Stellar Colourtone Board and Knife Set has a RRP of £38.25 and is available in red or lime green.

Many thanks to PBM Marketing (Twitter @PBMmarketing and Stellar Cookware (@StellarCookware) for sending me this to review.  For more information and to see other great products pop over to Stellar Cookware. 

Disclaimer:  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake - Review of the Stellar Stick Blender

 Soups, gravies, purees and sauces all benefit from the use of a blender to make the job easy and quick.  
When the weather is hot a nice ice cold frothy milkshake is just what you need, and in any case strawberries are always a good thing.

 
 If you don't have room for a kitchen processor then the stick blender (or immersion blender) is the way to go. 
Having been recently sent this very nice looking Stainless Steel Stick Blender by Stellar Cookware I couldn't wait to use it.

Photos by Stellar Cookware:
 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Pork and Pepper Smoked Paprika Tray Bake

Tray bakes are so very simple to make and a great way to feed a crowd.  There's no real recipe since you can add whatever takes your fancy, although of course I'll tell you how I made this.  
Peppers, oh we love peppers and of course a tray bake is a brilliant way to get your 5 a day too.  You can add courgettes or aubergine and you can use chicken if you want to. 


 If you are vegetarian just leave the meat out altogether.
  Armed with stuff I already had in the fridge and a nice tray of pork steaks a tray bake came to mind.
Now you will of course need a nice big non-stick roasting tray or dish.  
    Having fallen in love with my James Martin Roasting Tin from his new Barkers Dozen collection by Stellar Cookware this tray bake was waiting to be made.  You can see my review here.
 As I said this is very easy to make, just pile all your nicely seasoned vegetables and pork or chicken into your roasting tin and cook.

 
 Print Recipe
https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/pork-and-pepper-smoked-paprika-tray-bake

 To serve 2 greedy people or 4 (not so greedy as we are) you will need:
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
a good amount of smoked paprika
4 nice lean pork loin steaks although a bit of fat round the edge is good
4 medium potatoes washed and sliced to about 1cm - don't bother peeling them (Maris Piper since they're great for roasting)
1 yellow, 1 red and 1 green bell pepper - cut into big bite sized pieces
1 large red onion - cut into wedges
2 fat cloves of garlic - flattened with the bake of a knife
a good pinch of dried oregano
1 lemon - sliced
a few sprigs of thyme 
flat leaf parsley - chopped

How to do it:
Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
Throw your sliced potatoes into your roasting tin and drizzle with olive oil, season well with sea salt and black pepper along with a good sprinkling of smoked paprika.
Mix with your hands to coat the potatoes well and pop into the heated oven for about 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and turn them over.  Add the peppers, onion and garlic and season with sea salt and oregano.  Rub each pork loin with olive oil and a good helping of smoked paprika and coat well.
Add the pork to the tin (on top of the peppers) along with the lemon slices and the sprigs of thyme.  
Pop back into the oven uncovered and leave to cook for about 20 minutes before jiggling everything about a bit.  Return to the oven to cook for a further I dunno, 25-30 minutes.  
I won't give an actual time as all ovens are different and it depends on the thickness of your pork and potatoes.  All I know is you need to make sure the potatoes are cooked though as well as the pork.  Sprinkle over the parsley and serve straight away.  

   
For more information on James Marin's Bakers Dozen and other lovely products,
 pop over to Stellar Cookware.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Giveaway - Roasting Tin from James Martin Bakers Dozen

You may have seen my recent review a rather nice roasting tin from the Bakers Dozen (a new range of bakeware from James Martin) by Stellar Cookware - if you didn't see it you might want to pop over and take a look here.

Stellar have kindly offered to giveaway five of the Large Roasting Tins to 5 lucky winners.


 The Bakers Dozen bakeware range is proper sturdy and will look the part in any kitchen but never mind all that more to the point, they are fantastic quality, non-stick and do the job they say they will.


Now for the Giveaway!
FIVE lucky readers will each win 1 Large Roasting Tin from 'The Bakers Dozen' by James Martin - kindly supplied by Stellar Cookware.

 Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget. 
Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK or Ireland 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.  
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There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget.
Good Luck Everyone! 
  

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Bakers Dozen James Martin Bakeware by Stellar - Review

Stellar Cookware have recently launched a truly lovely range of bakeware by James Martin 'The Bakers Dozen' consists of 13 essential bakeware essentials.
 

 A spring form cake tin
2 good sized baking sheets
2 baking trays
 2 roasting tins
2 loaf tins
a square loose base cake tin
a Swiss roll tin
a fluted flan tin 
and a muffin tin

Having been sent the Large Roasting Tin to try (which was perfect for a Sunday roast) I must say I'm seriously impressed.  I've tested many roasting tins over the years but so far this has to be the best.   Made from heavy grade carbon steel which gives it even heat distribution.  All surfaces of this sturdy roasting tin are double layer non-stick too.  It's dishwasher safe, although having cooked a roast chicken and then roast potatoes in mine I found all it needed was to be washed by hand in nice hot sudsy water -  it was effortless.
Oven use up to 240C 475F or Gas 9 but can also be used on the stove top on a low heat making it great for making the gravy.

The RRP of Large Roasting Tin  is £26.00 - okay at the time of writing I've only used it a couple of times, but I really believe this product will stay perfect for ages.  All products in the range come with the Stellar lifetime guarantee and 5 year non-stick guarantee.     


You'll find a James Martin recipe printed on each pack of Bakers Dozen products too!
For more information on this and other products including a list of stockists pop over to Stellar Cookware. 


Disclaimer:  Many thanks to Stellar Cookware and Pam for sending me this to review.  Although I'm already a big fan of Stellar products, all thoughts are my own and I wasn't required to write a positive review.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Easy Chicken Casserole - Stellar Cookware Induction Hob and Pan

 Here in this video I make a really easy chicken casserole - it's nothing fancy but it's tasty and is the very thing for this horrid weather we have here at the moment.  All you need to serve is either mashed potatoes or you could have some nice crusty bread.
I'm using an induction hob from Stellar Cookware and the pan I used is the Stellar 5000 induction saute pan which is suitable for all hob types.  I wanted to use the timer function on the hob which I did and it works a treat.  I stirred the casserole from time to time and to check how it was going.


About the Pan and Induction Hob:
The Teflon Platinum Pro triple-layered non-stick.  Mirror polished high quality 18/10 stainless steel, Cast stainless steel riveted handles, with anti-slip, stay cool, soft grip handles. Dishwasher and oven safe up to 180Âșc, Stellar lifetime pan guarantee, with a 10 year non-stick guarantee. 

I absolutely love this pan and have used it a good few times now.  The pan I was sent it 28cm and is a good size.  So very easy to clean and although it is dishwasher safe I have so far just needed to wash in hot soapy water, rinse and dry.  Nothing seems to stick to it, it's brilliant.  Although it is a little heavy I found it easy to lift due to the extra helper handle.  The glass lid allows you to see what's happening to your cooking and is ventilated too. The pan is available in 24cm too if 28cm is too big for your needs.  There are 12 items in the Stellar Induction 5000 Cookware range, saucepans, frying pans and a stock pot and casserole.   

For anyone that hasn't already seen my review of the Stellar Touch Control Portable Induction Hob you can see it here.

Where to Buy:
Available at Harts of Stur, all good cook-shops and Amazon


Many thanks to Stellar Cookware for sending me the Induction hob and pan.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.  I only ever post reviews on products I like the look of, and therefore would buy myself.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Stellar Portable Induction Hob - Video

Regular readers would have already seen my review of the Stellar Portable Touch Control Induction Hob.  But here, in this short video I'll show you how fast is at getting to a high temperature.  And how to make a nice Toasted Cheese Sandwich, without the need to buy a fancy sandwich toaster, so this is indeed a Money Saving Tip too!

If you look at it like this, take the cost of a sandwich toaster off of the price of this Induction Hob and what's already a good price, becomes a real Billy bargain!


Where to buy:
Harts Of Stur, Amazon and all good cook-shops.  
  

Many thanks to Pam and Stellar Cookware for sending me this induction hob model SEA22
All opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.  I only ever post reviews on products I like the look of, and therefore would buy myself. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Stellar Portable Touch Control Induction Hob - Review

This is just the first of a few posts on this rather stylish Portable Touch Control Induction Hob from Stellar Cookware (model SEA22) In the coming weeks I'll be doing a recipe or two and even a video (when I've had my hair cut)! to prove just how easy and efficient this hob is to both use and clean. 
 

Fast, efficient heat up:
This 2000W induction hob is fast to heat up and reaches 240°C fast!  You can start frying in a matter of seconds.
With 8 accurate temperature settings from 60°C to 240°C (60°C, 120°C, 140°C, 160°C, 180°C, 200°C, 220°C and 240°C) 


Saturday, 28 September 2013

Stellar SEA31 Glass Kettle - Review

This is a very stylish and attractive kettle I must say.  The clear sides have cup markers making it easy to see just how much water you're about to boil. 
 A large 1.7l capacity with a special heating element that enables you to boil just 1 cup (250ml) of water without damaging the heating element.
Both saving you money and reducing emissions.  
 

 The push-button lid makes it easy to fill and the metal limescale filter is a great idea - most kettles don't have a metal filter which never seem to last long if you're in a live in a hard water area.  Since we do live a hard water area, I'm just a bit concerned about how often it will need descaling to keep it looking this good.  That said I am a one for descaling our kettle quite often anyone so can't see it as being a big deal.

Monday, 27 May 2013

ColourTone Knives from Stellar Cookware - Review

Stellar Cookware have recently added these Colourtone Knife Sets to their existing product range.  They're not only good-looking and stylish, but importantly, the knives are sharp just as you'd expect.  The steak knives cut through steak effortlessly. 

 
Good Sharp Knives are Essential in the Kitchen:
You are far more likely to slip and cut yourself if using a blunt knife.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Stellar Acid Etched Graters - a Review

Wow!  Now I love these and I think every cook should have the whole set.  Stellar acid etched graters are easy to use, made of Stainless steel, and are extremely sharp!  There are five graters in the range and here I have two of them.
Ribbon:
Effortless grating with a comfortable handle and a nice rubber grip at the bottom so they don't slip.
Of course if you use the whole length of the grater you'll get nice long ribbons, but if you only use the bottom half you'll get short ribbons!
Shaver:
Parmesan shavings in no time at all and vegetables are just as easy too.  
All the graters in the range are dishwasher safe and have a lifetime guarantee. 

Now that I have these, I honestly won't buy any other brand and I'm now in need of the zester!

What does Acid Etched mean?:
It means they are not manufactured in the usual way of punching steel.
Each edge has been formed by acid resulting in a cutting surface so sharp they should be sold with the safety pusher ensuring fingers are kept away!
The result is effortless grating with lasting sharpness. 

They retail at £9.99 and the safety pusher is £1.25 and are available from Stellar Cookware

Thank you to Pam for sending me these - they really are brilliant!