A Ceramic Cookware Set Review

Today, in this article, we’ll be doing something different. Instead of showing you the pros and cons, we’ll be talking about what this product is and how it has affected my life as an owner. I just wanted to tell you before we start that don’t read it with high expectations, because I don’t know what I’ll write after this. So, if you can bear my no-nonsense explanation of this cook n home cookware set, go on and start reading!

Cook N Home NC-00359 Nonstick Ceramic Coating 10-Piece Cookware Set

budget ceramic cookware set

A Good Ceramic Set Purchased !

Firstly, I’ll tell you how this all started. I bought a really good stainless steel set a few years ago. It was pretty good, and lasted me for a long time before a really big disaster happened. My house got burned. After shifting the remains into a new one with my family, we started buying the stuff we lost in the fire. Inevitably, we first needed to fill our kitchen, and with a tight budget, we went to the market with low expectations that we can find a good cookware set under $75. To our surprise, we saw this set by Cook n Home. We thought that it would be out of our range, but my wife persisted to ask the price because she really liked it. I went on ahead and asked the price, and as soon as he told them to me, I slammed the money on his counter before he even asked whether I wanted to buy it or not. And up to today, it still hasn’t broken or even gotten scratched.

What Did My New Ceramic Cookware Set Look Like ?

Now then, I’ll tell you how the product is. I got it in red color, as it complimented nicely with my black cook top. The set is amazing. The non-stick coating is really thick, and the PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free ceramic coating is like cherry on top of the cake. The exterior is color paint resistant to high temperatures, meaning that the paint will not chip off when put on high heat. Speaking of heat, I did some tests, and to my surprise, the cookware didn’t break a sweat in the oven OR the microwave. My wife doesn’t use the glass lids, but they are a great addition to the already good package.

So, if you are thinking of getting a really good budget ceramic cookware set, then this set is made for you. I promise you that if you get this set, you are sure to be more than satisfied!

The Real Machine To Full Our Coffee Addiction

Families expert on drinks and coffee

It was November of 2013, and I had just come home from cold New York to Florida. I had to move back in with my mom. While she was happy to have me home, I couldn’t help but feel like it was a step back. I had gone to school for two years only to be known as the families expert on drinks and coffee.

The Odd Jobs

You see, while I was in college, I began working at Starbucks during my off time. When I graduated, I upgraded my evenings to tending bar at a local pub. Living in expensive New York was not a problem but once the student loans started piling on it became a problem. So I moved back home, but it no longer felt like home. I can tell my mom was trying by sending me a bunch of applications for jobs in my field, but I just felt like it was a lost cause.

The Starbucks Espresso Machine

But one day she comes to my door and asks me “James, do you know what the best home espresso machine under 200 dollars for 2016?” Short answer, no. Of course, I didn’t know, just because I work at Starbucks doesn’t mean I know everything about coffee. So reluctantly, I agreed to help her because I at least knew more than her. So I went to work, at the height of pumpkin spice season and saw that Starbucks was launching their coffee machine called the Verismo and that it was priced at $179. With my discount, it could go even lower.

But just because this thing had a great price tag didn’t mean I was a sucker. I’m not going to take my paycheck and give it right back to them so easily. I did some research first. I sat down at the old computer (my cell phone), and I typed in the phrase “Verismo v.s. Keurig v.s. Nespresso” and found the jackpot and i end up at bisuzscoffee where they have a detail reviews about coffee and espresso machines.

The Sleek And Wonderful Verismo

The jackpot was in an old article from a now dead website with the headline “Which coffee maker is the best espresso machine under 200?!” Needless to say, it was an article that was a little favoured toward the Nespresso after all; the Verismo had just been released maybe 48 hours before. But I liked what I read. So I went, and I shelled out the money and took a chance. I used my markout from being a ‘partner’ and took some espresso home to my mom, and we tasted coffee together.

Good Quality Of Espressos

It created a pretty neat shot of espresso; it pulled the foam for a long time so that it had a nice and soft top layer. This layer made it extra sweet and still delivered a great caffeine kick. But it was more than just a cup of coffee at that moment, it was more than just finding the best espresso machine under 200, it was about being with my mom. I was laughing with my mom, and we were talking about stuff. A few more cups of coffee later and I was smiling and happy for the first time since I’d left New York, and at that moment it felt like I hadn’t smiled like that since I left home. It’s good to be back home.

To Those Who Don’t Have A Clue About Espressos

Coffee made using espresso machines is very rich and has proven to be more popular compared to brewed coffee. Espresso kind of coffee obtains its original classic taste from the direct blending process that occurs when hot boiling water seeps through the coffee beans while siphoning the flavor. The beans are finely ground and pressurized in a fashion that produces the perfect concoction required for the final product. As you make your own espresso, you get to inhale that sweet smelling aroma that emanates from the burning coffee beans, which is like nothing you have never smelt before.(Yes, it certainly is)

Never Knew I Needed A Kitchen Shear

I used to think that a normal pair of scissors could get that the job done because purchasing a kitchen shear is not exactly cheap. However, my mother-in-law had advice me to invest in a good kitchen shear as it will change the way I cook. At that time, I didn’t believe her but I did purchase a knife set with block which had a pair of shears. I did this because I didn’t want to give out a bad impression. In the end, she was right.

Type of Kitchen Shears

Now, a kitchen shear is nothing like a normal scissor. There are many type of kitchen shears. There are serrated blade kitchen shears that help you cut through chicken joints as well as fish fillets. I have discovered a multipurpose kitchen shear that had a bottle opener in the handle.

If you use the kitchen shear for long periods, you can even purchase rubber handle ones to provide more comfort. A kitchen shear can easily get things done without taking out your knife and a cutting board as the blade is the same as the knife. I’m now recommending them to my friends as I am very satisfied with my own kitchen shear.

Stunning Places In South India To Visit

If you haven’t been able to figure out a trip down south, thinking there isn’t a lot to do, this article is just the wake up call you need. Because no, Goa doesn’t count as a trip to the South. There’s SO much more that South India has to offer. Take a look at these stunning places that are still fairly unexplored.


A small village located right on the bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is also known as the Grand Canyon of India. Getting there might be a bit of an adventure, but once you’re inside the place, there are no means of transportation. Thank god for that. One really needs to spend time enjoying what Gandikota has to offer. There is a great downhill trek through the canyon leading to the riverbed.

The closest railway station is 26 kms away at Muddanuru in Cuddapa district. The nearest place to take a bus ride would be Jammalamadugu (nearest town) Old Bus Stand (Gandhi Statue Junction).

Araku Valley

A coffee enthusiast would know the importance of Araku valley. Famous for its coffee plantations, India’s first tribal growers’ organic coffee brand was launched in the Araku Valley in 2007. The premium organic “Araku Emerald” brand of coffee sells globally. Inhabited by different tribes, Araku is a hill station in the Vishakapatnam district. A perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city, this valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. The valley is connected by both rail and road to the city of Vishakapatnam. There are two railway stations at Araku on the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line of Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway, on the Indian Railways network. Shimiliguda railway station is located at an altitude of 996 meters above mean sea level. Beautiful, and mostly untouched, this one’s been waiting for you to be explored.

Belum Caves

Make no mistake, the Belum Caves are the second largest caves in the Indian subcontinent, and the longest (3229 mts) caves in the plains of India. Formed in black limestone, the caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. The constant flow of underground water helped forming caves that have their deepest point at 150 feet. Engulfed in mystery, there are 16 different pathways, including the main entrance. Moreover, there are deposits of quartz in the caves. The nearest rail-head to reach Belum Caves is Tadipatri, which is 30 kms away. There are daily trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore and Goa, which halt at Tadipatri railway station. From Tadipatri, one can catch a bus to Belum Caves. If you feel somewhat like Indiana Jones, this one must be explored. (More places here…)