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

Judge Table Essentials Range

To keep everything running smoothly in the kitchen you need to have the right kitchen essentials. Judge have an impressive kitchen essentials range with over 100 stylish and classic items. They recently added 21 essential new pieces to their existing range to complement today's tastes. The 21 new pieces include jugs/vases, skillets, teaware, every day bowls and a square platter. I was sent some items from the Judge Essentials range to test and here is what are my thoughts on them.

Judge Table Essentials Jug/Vase


Again with a crisp white, simple design this new addition to Judge's Essentials range is a useful and practical product. The 350ml porcelain jug/vase can be used to serve water or soft drinks or like me you can use it as a vase for flowers. Either ways it is suitable for daily use and can be cleaned easily in the dishwasher. The jug is also oven, microwave and freezer safe.

Judge Table Essentials Jug

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Crepe Pan from Judge's Radiant Cookware Range

Uttappam - Indian Pancake


Last month I received a crepe pan from Judge Cookware's Radiant collection. Radiant is a dynamic range of cookware from Judge including frying pans, Crepe, Wok and milk pan. This year saw the introduction of new individual cookware pieces, new sizes of fry pans & stir fry woks as well as pan sets being added into the already popular range.

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Recipe | Vegetable Kolhapuri

Today, I am sharing one of my favourite mixed vegetable recipes - the Vegetable Kolhapuri. This is a popular vegetable dish from Maharashtrian cuisine and you will find it in almost all Indian restaurant menus. Kolhapur (in Maharashtra) is famous for its red hot chillies and this dish makes use of those spicy chillies to create a very aromatic and spicy curry. Traditionally the Kolhapuri masala is prepared from scratch using a whole host of spices and ingredients like Cinnamon, Cloves, Fenugreek seeds, Sesame seeds, Poppy seeds, desiccated coconut, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Black pepper, Coriander seeds and Red Chillies. However, those with limited time on hand (like me) make use of the ready Kolhapuri Masala that is available in most Indian grocery stores. So, here is my version of the Kolhapuri recipe.

Recipe | Vegetable Kolhapuri



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Radiant Cookware from Judge Kitchenware

A few weeks back I was sent a Judge Non-Stick Stir-Fry Wok to review. The wok came in a box packaging which I liked. If you are purchasing it as a gift for someone, it is easy to gift wrap.

The wok is from Judge Kitchenware's new Radiant range and benefits from Teflon’s very latest Radiance non-stick surface which is PFOA free. This is a 3 layer non-stick which uniquely integrates ferrous particles which accelerate heat transfer through the non-stick layer thus creating a very even heat throughout the pan.

Radiant Cookware from Judge Kitchenware - Non stick wok review



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Judge Cookware Thermal Gravy Pot

Cooking dinner on Christmas Day does not have to be stressful. It is a wonderful time of the year and if it wasn't as hectic, it would be more fun, isn't it? With a little advance planning on the Christmas menu you can avoid last-minute cooking/serving panics.

A new offering from Judge Cookware has arrived just in time for Christmas and it is sure to prove very useful. I am talking about the Thermal Gravy Pot which is a double walled (just like a thermal flask) pot which ensures that temperature can be maintained for up to 4 hours.

Judge Cookware Thermal Gravy Pot



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Judge Popcorn Maker

This rather pretty popcorn maker from Judge Cookware arrived a couple of weeks back. With a fun retro design, the Judge Popcorn Maker allows you to enjoy fresh, crunchy popcorn in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is, plug in the popcorn maker, measure the kernels using the measurement cup and pour it into the main body. Turn on the popcorn maker and wait for the popping to begin.

Image Credit: Judge Cookware


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Judge Mini Rice Cooker

Check out this compact rice cooker from Judge Cookware. Easy to use, easy to clean and with a space saving size and design, this is one of the most useful, new additions to my kitchen.



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Go green with the Judge folding market basket

A while back the 5p levy was imposed on the use of plastic carrier bags and since then thankfully the usage of plastic carrier bags has reduced. I have been using jute bags and totes for a very long time. But totes are not a very practical solution when out shopping for delicate items as the items would get pressed and squashed due to lack of structure in the bags.

Judge have added a simple and very clever product to their range which will help you go green in a stylish way. The product in question is the Judge Foldable Market Basket. The basket collapses down to a compact size when not in use and opens up into a sturdy and spacious basket when needed. It is lightweight and had a solid handle and frame. At the base are tiny plastic feet that allow you to set down the basket without having to worry about damage to the basket. It is a very clever product from Judge and costs just £12.50.

Go green with the Judge folding market basket


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Jaljeera - A Refreshing Summer Drink

Summer is almost here and its time to up our water intake. So, I thought I would share with you folks the recipe for Jaljeera, a refreshing Indian drink that is very popular during summers.

Jaljeera A Refreshing Summer Drink


Jaljeera - the name is derived from two Indian words - 'Jal' which means water and 'Jeera' which is Cumin. The drink is essentially a lemonade, flavoured with Cumin and some other spices. While it is most popular in hot summers because of its cooling properties, in some parts of India the drink is also served before a meal as an appetiser. There are slight variations to the recipe in different parts of India but the main base remains the same. Listed below are the ingredients and the simple instructions for preparing Jaljeera at home.

Ingredients for Jaljeera (Serves 3-4)


- 1/2 cup Mint leaves
- 1/2 cup Coriander leaves
- 1 tsp. Fennel seeds
- 2 tsp. Roasted Cumin Seed powder
- 1 tsp. Dry Mango powder
- Juice of 2 large lemons
- 2 tsp. sugar
- Rock salt to taste

Preparing the Jaljeera


Wash mint and coriander leaves. Blend together. Add all the other ingredients, half a cup of water and blend again till smooth. Strain through a strainer and add 3-4 cups of chilled water to the strained mixture. Add ice cubes and garnish with lemon wedges before serving.

Jaljeera A Refreshing Summer Drink
Jaljeera A Refreshing Summer Drink

Jaljeera A Refreshing Summer Drink

 To add more visual appeal to the Jaljeera, I used ice cubes with mint leaves inside them. I took a few mint leaves and slightly bruised them with a spoon (This results in the essential oils from the leaf being released). I then filled up the ice cube tray with filtered water and let it freeze. Not only do these mint infused ice cubes look good but they also subtly release minty flavour as they dissolve! And the best part, all the ice cubes(technically these are not cubes because they are semi-circular) were the same size :) Normally I end up spilling some water from the ice tray while I try to position it in the freezer. But with Snips Mr.Penguin ice mould it was very easy as the ice mould comes with a lid. The lid not only maintains hygiene but also allows stacking, so the freezer space is better utilised. The winning point is however the penguin design :) Every time I open the freezer, the penguin ice tray reminds me of 'Private' (the youngest penguin from 'The Penguins of Madagascar') and leaves me with a smile on my face.

Jaljeera A Refreshing Summer Drink




Because Jaljeera is served chilled, it is best to use double walled glasses to prevent messy condensation. The ones pictured in this post are from Judge Cookware. They are made from scratch resistant borosilicate glass and are hand crafted. Even with chilled drink and loads of ice cubes in it, the glass stays free from condensation. The glasses are lightweight yet strong and the inner curved design adds a touch of understated elegance. Perfect for serving Jaljeera!


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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Win a Hob Top Glass Teapot from Judge Cookware

You may have read my recent review of the very stylish Hob Top Glass Teapot from Judge Cookware. If you haven't read the review, you can take a look here. Judge Cookware have kindly offered one of the glass teapots to one lucky reader of DB Reviews.

Hob Top Glass Teapot from Judge Cookware


Hob Top Glass Teapot with Infuser
- Suitable for ALL hob types including induction.
- Removable stainless steel infuser makes brewing loose leaf teas as easy as using a teabag.
- Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Entry is simple. Use the Gleam widget below to enter. Please note that the prize can only be sent to the UK. For other details including terms and conditions and the giveaway end time, please check the Gleam widget below.

Good luck!

Win a Judge Glass Teapot


“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
- Abraham Lincoln
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Brewing the Perfect Persian Tea in the Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot

Tea is one of the most preferred choice of hot beverages around the world. It originated in China as a medicinal drink but is now enjoyed across the globe being served at breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime in between. From the Masala chai of India to the distinctive Earl Grey which is enjoyed in UK, there are some key points to get that perfect cuppa. For the perfect cup of tea you need to take care of : the quality of tea used, the temperature, the steeping time and the teaware.

Today's post, as you can see, features a stunning piece of teaware from Judge - the new crystal clear hob top glass teapot. Made with cloud-resistant glass, this stylish teapot comes with a removable stainless steel infuser. The teapot can be used both to boil water and to keep tea warm. I have been using this teapot for a while now and thought I would share my views on the same.

Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot

Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot


The first thing to catch my attention, apart from its elegant looks, was the weight of the teapot. It is surprisingly very light weight. Even when I filled it up to the max level, it was easy to hold and work with. The teapot has a capacity of 500ml-900ml that is between two and five tea cups which makes it perfect for entertaining as well. The teapot can be used on all kinds of hob types including induction.

Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot


I love the clear glass body as it allows me to see the brewing process and also helps decide on the steeping time based on the colour of the tea. This means I get 'the perfect brew' each time I use the Judge teapot. The glass handle of the teapot doesn't get hot, so it is easy to pick up the teapot even when it is hot. Coming to the cleaning aspect - I have hand washed the teapot always and it is not difficult to clean it. Hard water may cause scaling on the steel base of the teapot over time. But this can be taken care of with a descaler. Overall, I have been enjoying using the hob top glass teapot from Judge as it is a combination of elegance, functionality and convenience.

Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot

Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot

Judge Hob Top Glass Teapot


The typical in-store price of the teapot is £40 and you check out the entire range on http://www.judgecookware.co.uk/

And before I end the post, here is how I brew the perfect cup of Persian tea in the Judge glass teapot.
1. Place 2 tsps. of loose tea, 1 tsp. of rose petals in the tea pot. I normally use the Taylors of Harrogate Rose petal leaf tea which is a black leaf tea layered with rose petals.
2. For flavour also add: a small stick of Cinnamon, 2-3 Cardamom pods and 1 clove.
3. Add water. Bring to boil.
4. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes depending on the depth of flavour you require.

I prefer not to add sugar to this tea. However you may add sugar cubes or honey. Enjoy!


“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Note: Post contains PR sample. Views expressed are my own.
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Judge Digital Spoon Scale and Thermometer

I love multi-functional tools. Not only do they allow us to perform different tasks but they are also excellent when kitchen storage space is limited. Multi-functional kitchen tools also work out more affordable than buying each tool separately. One such tool that I have been using of late in my kitchen is the 3 in 1 Digital Spoon Scale & Thermometer from Judge Cookware.


As is obvious from its name the Judge TC323 is a multi-tasking tool - it is combination of a Digital Scale and Thermometer. The tool comes with a main appliance body to which you can attach one of the following attachments:
- weighing spoon attachment
- pen thermometer attachment or
- cooking thermometer attachment.


When the weighing spoon attachment is used, the tool functions as a handheld scale. Turn on the tool and place the item to be measured in the spoon attachment. The LCD display shows the weight reading. You can choose from different units for measurement - grams, ounces or millilitres. You can also add weigh tare function. One of the features that I liked in this scale was the 'Hold' function which allows you to hold the current weight reading with the press of a button. You can resume the measurement by the pressing the button again. Another well thought of feature is the design of the weighing spoon. It is narrow enough to fit in most spice/seasoning jars. The spoon attachment has been the most used in my kitchen.



There are 2 thermometer attachments. The pen thermometer attachment is attached the same way as the spoon attachment. The cooking thermometer attachment is attached in the probe socket on the handle. One thing to keep in mind is that you should only attach one thermometer probe at a time. And if you attach the cooking thermometer the same time as the spoon attachment then the tool by default will function as a thermometer. The pen thermometer is quite simple to use and readings are displayed at the touch of a button. The cooking thermometer helps you measure temperature of food while it is cooking. The probe can be placed into the food being cooked and the main body of the tool can be secured with the provided hanging hook. The cable that connects the probe and the main body is heat protected so you need not worry about it getting damaged. You can either set your own target temperature or you can use one of the pre-set target temperatures which comes with the tool. There is also an alarm feature which lets you know when the target temperature has been reached. This tool comes in real handy while baking. Takes away the stress of checking the oven every few minutes to see whether it is baked or not.



Priced at £23.75 the Judge Digital Spoon Scale and Thermometer is a very handy and clever tool and makes cooking easier. It measures solids as well as liquids and also helps to set and keep a check on cooking temperatures. The backlit dual-colour LCD display is easy to read and there are full operating and cleaning instructions provided along with the product.


Judge Cookware have a comprehensive collection of tools, gadgets, bake ware and electrical products. You can check out the entire range of products and the list of stockists online.

Thank you, Judge Cookware for letting me trial/feature this handy tool on my blog.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
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