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

The New Stay Cool Cookware Range from Stellar

Having tried a few Stellar products earlier (the Stellar Rocktanium range being one of my favourites), I can vouch for their amazing quality and long life. So, when Stellar released a new cookware range called 'Stay Cool' I knew this would be another good collection from them and it is. I was sent the Stellar Stay Cool 20cm Draining Saucepan to try and it has proved to be a very useful addition to my kitchen over the past few weeks.

Stellar Stay Cool 20cm Draining Saucepan



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The New Stellar Beechware Collection

Stellar recently launched a beautiful Beech wood ware collection featuring cutting boards, butchers block, pizza serving board and an extendable trivet. Created from high grade laminated beech the boards are ideal for all kinds of cutting tasks as well as for presenting food in style.

The Stellar Beechware Collection

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Stellar Cookware's Rocktanium Saute Pan | Review and a Recipe

The Rocking Pan and Pan Sets from Stellar Cookware are the latest additions to the company's ever-expanding range of cookware. Last year they launched a new non-stick frying pan collection called 'Rocktanium'. I had reviewed this on the blog last year and the frying pan is really hard-wearing. It still makes the fluffiest of omelettes in spite of being put to extensive use for over 14 months.

Following up on the popularity of the Rocktanium collection, Stellar recently launched a new collection of quality non-stick saucepans in a range of essential sizes. I have been testing out the 24cm Saute Pan and I must admit, I have been quite impressed. The pan reflects the high quality that I expect from Stellar Cookware and has been a versatile addition to my kitchen.

Stellar Rocktanium  24cm Saute Pan


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The New Stellar Rocktanium Fry Pan

Non-stick cookware has come a long way since it was first invented. Newer models are more safer and ergonomic to use. Stellar recently launched a new non-stick frying pan collection called 'Rocktanium'.

I have used Stellar products in the past and have always been impressed with their build quality. So, when the Rocktanium range came out, I was keen to try it out.



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Stellar's Speciality Chefs Pans

The kitchen in our current home is compact and small on space. To make it feel spacious I ensure that there is no clutter. This means my kitchen is not armed with all kinds of fancy gadgets. Rather you will find compact and versatile utensils and gadgets. If an utensil serves more than one purpose then it is a winner in my kitchen.

Stellar's Speciality Chefs Pans tick all the right boxes for me. Made with heavy duty 18/10 stainless steel, these pans have a wide flat base and tall sloping sides and can be used as a saucepan, frying pan or wok, delivering with equal capability in each case.



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Stellar Copper Kitchen Gadgets

One of the most used gadgets in my kitchen is the peeler. Not a single cooking session goes by without me using the peeler. Apart from trimming the skin off fruits and vegetables, I use the peeler to shave cheese slices or frozen butter and also to make chocolate curls (to be used as toppings for desserts). When I saw these stunning and beautifully crafted copper peelers from Stellar, they immediately won my heart. And when I held the peeler in my hands, I knew these were not just good to look at but of an excellent build quality.



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Stellar Tate Cookware - Draining Casserole Review

I love cooking. I enjoy it a lot. It is like a creative outlet for me. And I also feel it is one of the ways I can show my love and appreciation for my family. Cookware and kitchen gadgets that help save cooking time and also take the irritation of mundane tasks out of the way are always favoured by me. I recently received a Stellar Tate 20cm stackable draining casserole for review. When I noticed that the Stellar Tate collection offers a new approach to draining cookware, I knew this was something which would be very useful in my kitchen.

Stellar Tate 20cm stackable draining casserole


The new range is built to Stellar’s high standards with 18/10 stainless steel and includes draining saucepans in 16/18/20cms and draining casseroles in 20/22/24cms. All the products have a 5mm forged thermic base which has been optimised for use on an induction hob but it operates as efficiently on all other hob types too.

Stellar Tate 20cm stackable draining casserole

Stellar Tate 20cm stackable draining casserole


The casserole has a lovely design - a shiny stainless steel exterior. The inside is marked with measuring guide which is very handy especially when making gravies or sauces. The flat glass lid gives you a clear view of the food being cooked. The handles are ergonomic and sturdy. But definitely the winner is the easy draining feature. I found the casserole perfect for boiling soya nuggets. Boiling and draining is a no-mess job with the Stellar Tate casserole. Cooking Basmati rice using the open pan method in the casserole was also very easy. The rice turned out fluffy and perfectly cooked.

Stellar Tate 20cm stackable draining casserole


Final word: The Stellar Tate Casserole would make an excellent addition to any kitchen. It scores well both in terms of functionality and style.

You can check out the full range at www.hartsofstur.com


“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
Post contains PR sample. Views expressed are my own.
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Hearty Carrot & Red Lentil Soup Made With Stellar Stick Blender - Review & Recipe

A hand-held blender is a must have gadget in any kitchen. It comes in very handy whether you are making soups and sauces or smoothies and milkshakes. A while back I was sent the Stellar Stick Blender and I have put it to use almost every other day since receiving it. I think I may have fallen in love with it :blushes: Having used the blender for making loads of soups and smoothies, I felt now was the perfect time to share with you folks my views on this lovely new addition to my kitchen.


The Stellar Stick Blender comes in a matte stainless steel finish and scores well on the aesthetic front. The blender comes in a compact box and contains 2 units:
- the motor unit which includes the power cord, speed dial and the power/turbo buttons,
- the blending unit which includes the cutter head.




Both the units are sturdy and it is very simple to assemble them. The motor unit drops into the blending unit and 'locks' when you rotate clockwise. It's well marked on the motor unit as you can see from the picture above.

The handle is ergonomically designed and provides a good, sturdy grip. The stainless steel blades in the blending unit are extremely sharp. So whether its vegetables or fruits or lentils, the blender will whizz through anything. But do ensure that the food to be blended is cut into small pieces. And also take care when handling the cutter head - whether it is while blending or while cleaning. Never use your fingers to dislodge food between the blades and likewise while cleaning ensure that you keep your fingers away from the blades.



The blender speed can be adjusted using the illuminated top dial. I love the lovely blue colour that comes on when the blender is switched on :) The Turbo button in the motor unit gives added boost for serious blending. But always ensure that when you start using the blender you do so at the low setting or you might have food splashing everywhere.


The blender not only makes blending easy but is easy to clean as well. You can use soapy water to wash it or use the dishwasher as the blending unit is dishwasher safe. The motoring unit obviously should not be washed, but it is easy to wipe clean with a wet cloth or wipe.

I have made varieties of soup since the blender arrived. It was broccoli soup one day and then mixed vegetable soup the next day. I also made my favourite carrot & red lentil soup a couple of times. Mr.H got a big bag of summer fruits from our local Sunday market and I made use of those in smoothies. It's easier to have a glassful of smoothie than finishing a large bowl of fruits :) The Stellar Stick Blender has given top-notch results every time I have used it and definitely outperforms my old blender. I am loving this new addition to my kitchen.

Overall, the Stellar Stick Blender is simple yet effective. It is well-built, lovely to look at and very easy to use. It's powerful and is perfect for making soups, smoothies, sauces, milkshakes and the like.

Some technical specifications for the Stellar Stick Blender
Model No : SEA33
Rated Voltage : 220-240v
Rated Frequency : 50Hz
Rated Power : 750W Max

Availability: Stellar products are stocked in quality cookshops and department stores on the high street and online. To find one local to you please visit www.stellarcookware.co.uk

And before I sign off, here is the recipe of my Carrot & Red Lentil Soup. It is a slightly modified version of the one that my mom makes.

Carrot & Red Lentil Soup


Ingredients:
400gms carrots, chopped into large cubes
100gms split red lentils
800ml vegetable stock
2-3 cloves of garlic (sautéed in 1 tbsp. oil)
Salt and red chilli powder to taste
For garnishing:
Cumin seeds(freshly roasted and coarsely ground)
Green coriander leaves
Lemon juice
Cheese(optional)

Method:
Boil the washed and diced carrots, the red lentil and the stock in a pan until the carrot and lentil are tender. Or alternately, pressure cook them in a cooker for 3 whistles. Add the sautéed garlic cloves. Whizz it with the Stellar Stick Blender. Season to taste with salt and red chilli powder. Let it cook for a few minutes. Just before serving add a dash of lemon juice. Garnish with a sprinkling of the roasted cumin seeds and coriander leaves. Your hearty and healthy soup is ready to be served.


“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
PR sample - Views expressed are my own.
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