Shows like My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef have got all of us – including myself – a bit hooked on the idea of getting more creative in the kitchen. But plating a dish worthy of a top score is never going to happen if you’ve not got the proper tools to work with.
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In today’s post, I’m showing you some fab new kitchen essentials from my friends at Lorraine Lea, and they’re going to transform the way you cook this winter and beyond. And yes – Lorraine Lea does cookware (they’re about so much more than fabulous bedding!).
What’s so amazing about the pieces you see in this post is that they perfectly blend form and function; they not only look great (so you don’t have to hide them away) but they perform wonderfully too. I always say that any piece you need to use regularly should feature a combination of form and function – and these really do!
Let’s take a closer look at what makes these new pieces so good.
Ceramic Cookware: Why it’s Better than Teflon
Teflon was a bit of a cooking buzzword in years gone by and it’s safe to say that we all got swooped up in the hype. The problem with Teflon, though, is that using it under high heat conditions can cause the coating to crack and release toxic fumes.
What makes this ceramic cookware so special is that it’s made from raw clay and water. This means that it won’t crack, it’s completely non-stick and you won’t need to use as much oil when you’re cooking. So not only is it safer, but it’s healthier too (and coming into winter I can use all the extra healthy-eating help I can get!).
The other great thing about Lorraine Lea’s ceramic cookware is that it cooks your food far more evenly than other pans and is a much better hear conductor. When it comes to cleaning, that’s pretty easy, too; just let the piece cool down and clean with warm soapy water and a sponge (no need to crack out the scourer here!).
The 9-piece ceramic coated cookware set you see in this post (that you can win below) from Lorraine Lea comes with a 12-month warranty against manufacturing fault, which gives you added peace of mind when purchasing!
To find out more about this new ceramic cookware range, click here.
Schmidt Bros Knives; Designed for Lorraine Lea
When Crocodile Dundee said, “that’s not a knife”, clearly he hadn’t discovered these bad boys from Schmidt Bros. The popular German brand has partnered with Lorraine Lea to release a range of top-end knives that are not only rust-resistant, but stain resistant too.
What makes these German steel knives so superior is that they’re made from higher quality materials and feature a full tang.
What is a full tang? Well, a full tang means that the metal of the blade runs all the way to the tip, through the handle and right to the end of the knife. Having a single piece of steel like this prevents the knife from breaking at the tip, ensuring its longevity and durability.
From a design perspective, I love the grain you can see in the rare ash wood handles. They not only look on-trend but they feature a soft grip too, making them super-easy to handle. Because the knives look so sleek, you can display them on your bench top, so they’re within easy reach but look good when not in use.
The knives also feature the patented Schmidt Brothers Curve for superior quality and safety, meaning you can rock some of them back and forth on your chopping board to finely dice herbs and veggies.
To see all the knives available from Lorraine Lea, click here.
If you’d like to stay in the loop when it comes to cooking, decorating and keeping your home super-stylin’, click here to jump onto the Lorraine Lea blog and get inspired.
And if you’re keen to secure some of these divine pieces from Lorraine Lea for your own home, see the competition below for details on how you can win!
Win a 9-Piece Ceramic Cookware Set
To go in the draw to win the 9-piece ceramic cookware set you see above, valued at $499, simply:
Drop a comment below telling me what you love about this Lorraine Lea set and why?
** Please note, this competition has closed. The winner was Bridgette Clark **
Open to Australian residents only. Full T&C’s for this competition can be found here.