14 Must Have Kitchen Items To Have On Hand

image source:pixabayFor those who are inexperienced in the kitchen, especially young people and people who have spent their lives using and abusing their collection of takeout menus, transitioning to a more culinarily robust lifestyle can be intimidating. This is, in large part, due to the mass of must have kitchen items one must acquire to be a proficient amateur chef.If you are a nascent, yet … [Read more...]

Will Gotham Steel Pans Replace Every Other Non Stick Pan?

Have you tried to make a nice meal in a frying pan only to have half of it stick to the pan and burn? Have you thought a pan was oven safe only to find out the hard way that is really wasn’t? If so, it sounds like you need a high quality non-stick pan. Unfortunately, the Gotham Steel pan is not going to cut it. … [Read more...]

Is the One Second Slicer The Ultimate Food Preparation Station?

I understand the need for cooking things yourself if you want to have a healthier diet (with more fresh fruits and veggies), but I can’t say I enjoy cooking too much. I only try to do it a few times per week because I understand its advantages, but frankly all that time spend chopping things is driving me nuts. That’s why automatic slicers and mandolins never cease to fascinate me, and if I’m ever … [Read more...]

Enjoy Fruit Desserts with the Swirlio Dessert Maker

Summer is almost upon us and with it, the usual heat waves will also be part of the scenery before we know it. Especially in the south. We are sometimes confined to lying around our cool homes for days, and nothing can bring us more comfort than a good helping of ice cream or frozen fruit desserts when the heat hits. This is precisely why a good ice cream maker or frozen fruit dessert maker is one … [Read more...]

The Graded Review of the Eggstractor Egg Peeler

Today’s As Seen on TV product review is for the Eggstractor, marketed via infomercial as an egg peeler and an all too fitting product (given the fact that Easter is soon approaching). As far as I remember from my childhood, Easter is supposed to be a fun time when you and the family focus on decorating, celebrating, and (of course) eating tons of delicious home cooked foods. I thought that this … [Read more...]

The Magic Bullet NutriBullet Review

‘tis the season of New Years resolutions. Only, this time, you're not going to break your resolution to lose weight. That's because this time you have a secret weapon in your corner. This tool allows you to go on simple juice fasts, detoxes, and simple diets. Even those of you not on a diet could definitely benefit from eating more fresh produce. Smoothies are an excellent way to consume more … [Read more...]

The Turbo Roaster Graded Review

Most people either love or hate cooking big elaborate meals. If you love it, you probably own all types of pots, pans and cutters that serve various purposes around your kitchen. Even with all of these gadgets, the Turbo Roaster makes for a great addition to anyone's kitchen. Even if you hate cooking, you will most likely still love the Turkey Roaster. It will help you cook chicken and turkey at … [Read more...]

Yoshi Grill and Bake Mat Graded Review

The team here at Graded Reviews really likes cooking. We also know that our readers have busy schedules and really appreciate devices that save them time. We decided to look for a product that could help outdoor grillers avoid some of the mess of  barbecuing while also making things easy on home bakers. We discovered this wonderful product and wanted to share it with you in this Yoshi Grill and … [Read more...]

Minden Anytime Grill: What is the Best Indoor Countertop Grill?

Grilling is one of my favorite cooking techniques, but dealing with messy cleanup after cooking outside means that I only grill on special occasions.  Sure, you can buy additional grill cleaning tools. But, it's still such a hassle. To compensate, I bought one of those so-called “stovetop grills” which turned out to be nothing more than a fancy griddle. Food cooked on it didn't taste grilled. I … [Read more...]

Cathy Mitchell’s “Dump Cakes” Cookbook

Cooking a full meal is a lot of work. That is why many people choose to serve premade desserts even if the rest of their meal is made from scratch. While this is understandable, there's really nothing like a warm cake or cobbler fresh from the oven. Fortunately, there is an alternative to making desserts from scratch. There are a number of recipes out there that incorporate prepared ingredients so … [Read more...]