Testing products

I am extremely excited about my new project and am kind of all over the place with it right now, trying to organize my thoughts and ideas. (So please be patient with me.)

One of the categories I will be including in my blog/website are testing all kinds of different products. As I have mentioned before, I have tons of favorite tools, pans, knives, etc. that I use every day in my kitchen. But there is always room for new stuff. (I love new stuff.)

I have recently purchased a set of pans from a company I have never heard of, but loved the look of their set, so I ordered it. (No judgement please...) I also purchased a carbon steel frying pan to see if they are indeed superior to Teflon and stainless steel. (I will be posting videos and reviews in the upcoming weeks with my discoveries and opinions. Stay tuned)

When it comes to kitchenware, there is an abundance of brands, styles, sizes, quality, prices, colors and so on. I have so many favorites that I would go bankrupt if I purchased everything I wanted or needed. (Plus, I do not have the space for it all either.) As a chef, I can use pretty much anything to create a meal that would probably taste good, but the standard would be less than I would have liked. There are so many tools, gadgets, and knick-knacks to make our cooking experience easier, so why not use them?

Some gadgets I find more in the way than helpful. My best tools are a sharp knife and a stable cutting board. I do love my Ninja food processor/blender. It is a very powerful appliance to have at hand. I love my KitchenAid professional mixer, but it is heavy and takes up a lot of valuable counter space. As you can see, there are pros and cons to everything.

Sometimes I wish I could have two kitchens. One where the counters are full of all the stuff I need, and one (the serious one) for all the meal creating. Before I die, I plan on designing and building my perfect kitchen. That way I can have both.

Along with the testing of new products, I will also be doing some comparisons between different brands with specific requirements that need to be met. (Quality assurance was my favorite subject in school.) If you have any brands or items you would like me to test, I would love an email and a short description of what you would like tested.

One of the other major items I will be bringing attention to is ingredients. Quality of, and pricing, imported or local? There are so many debates about organic, farm-to-table, cage free, grass fed, non-gmo. Who is right? And who is just trying to make money by selling you inferior or just downright harmful products? There is a ton of information out there and knowing what to look for that ISN’T good for you is the key to the best ingredients.

Then there will be the places we by said ingredients, equipment, tools, gadgets & knick-knacks…

Recipes….

Meal delivery services….

So much to cook and so many ways to do it. See you soon!

<3 Jema


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