When you are dedicated to the kitchen, you will likely be using a lot of kitchenware, including your premium steel pans.
Regardless of how seasoned of a chef you are, chances are that you may end up scorching a pan and staining it. Having pans that are damaged or discolored are such a bummer. Especially when your stainless steel pans are so beautiful, to begin with.
If this happens, not to fear. There are plenty of ways that you can clean and care for your steel pans so they continue to look professional-worthy and also stay protected regardless of what you’re cooking in the kitchen.
Top Tips to Take Care of Your Pans
There are many different tips and tricks to follow when it comes to making sure your pans are sparkling and look as new as the day you first got them. Here are what the pros recommend you do in the kitchen to keep them looking in tip-top shape.
1. Dry ASAP!
When you are hand washing your steel pans, you will want to dry them as soon as possible. This is because if you let the pans dry on their own, the water can actually cause water stains on the pans. No one wants grimy spots on their pots and pans, so it pays to both wash and dry your kitchenware as soon as possible.
But if you do get water spots on the pans, do not worry. This is easily washed away by simply adding a bit of baking soda to the sponge.
2. Heat Pan Before Oil
If you are wanting to heat your pan with oil, wait until the pan heats up first. This is because when you wait to add oil to your pan, it can make your pan be static and act as a nonstick surface. So it really should be a process. First, heat the pan. Then, add the oil. Once the oil is hot, you can add the ingredients and let it simmer.
This simple three-step process will help prevent food from sticking to the pan and causing stains.
3. Let Your Pan Cool After Cooking
Another common mistake that people make in the kitchen is not letting their pan cool first before watching it. When you dunk a pan in water after it is really hot, it can actually damage the structure of the pan. So let it cool first before you actually wash it.
4. Clean Frequently
While cleaning can often feel like a drag, being consistent with the cleaning routing of your steel pans will really help prevent any buildup from occurring. So stay disciplined when it comes to cleaning your pan every single time.
5. Let Your Pan Soak
If you do end up getting food built up and sticking to the pan, you should first let it soak in soapy water for a few hours. This will help break up the buildup and make it easy to scrup away with a sponge. Just make sure that the sponge you are using is a non-abrasive one.
If food is really stuck to the pan, you can actually fill it with water and let it boil a bit. The heat will help release the build-up and make it easy to scrape off with a wooden spoon. Just make sure you give the pan enough time to cool afterward, as we mentioned above.
6. Restore Color with Vinegar
If you notice that your pans are starting to become discolored, vinegar is here to save the day. Pans change color and can often get a rainbow appearance when there is too much overheating. One of the easiest hacks to follow is simply dashing a little bit of vinegar and water onto the pan and then washing away the stains.
Vinegar works so well because of the acidic properties it contains. So you would wash the pan the same way, just simply adding vinegar into the mix. Make sure after the rinse you give it a really good dry too.
7. Take Preventative Action
One of the best ways to prevent stains from occurring on your pan is to also buy a pan collection that is designed with quality material. The better quality your pans, the more durable they are going to be in the kitchen. You will also want to be mindful when cooking and take your time. Often the biggest mistakes in the kitchen happen when you are trying to rush things.
Every kitchen deserves a premium set of steel pans. Once you find the best set for you, follow these seven tips and tricks to care for them like an absolute pro. Not only will you make them last longer, but they will look brand new for years to come.
Halloween Delights with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
Boo! It’s time to get your Halloween on with a sweet and sinfully delicious delight – Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.
Spooky cocktails with rich flavors and bold tastes will have your festive spirit soaring this year. Try these phenomenal recipes to make the most of an incredible holiday.
- 1 ¼ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
- ¾ oz. coffee liqueur
- ½ oz. pumpkin syrup
- 2 oz. espresso
- Dash of pumpkin spice
- Combine 1 ¼ oz. Skrewball, ¾ oz. coffee liqueur, ½ oz. pumpkin syrup, 2 oz. espresso & a dash of
pumpkin spice into a shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain into coupe glass.
- Sprinkle with pumpkin spice & drizzle with chocolate.
- 1 ½ Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
- ½ oz. pumpkin spice syrup
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 4 oz. hot water
- Star anise
- Cinnamon sugar
- Add sugar, butter and hot water to mug and stir until dissolved.
- Add Skrewball, pumpkin spice syrup, star anise and stir.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- 1 ½ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
- ¾ oz. Zaya Gran Reserva Rum
- ½ oz. orange juice
- ½ oz. pineapple juice
- ½ oz. pumpkin cream of coconut mix*
- 3 pineapple top leaves
- Pumpkin spice
- For the pumpkin cream of coconut, blend all ingredients to taste.
- To make the cocktail, shake all ingredients together in a shaker with ice and pour into cocktail glass.
- Garnish with three pineapple leaves and powdered pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin Cream of Coconut Mix Ingredients:
- 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
- 15 oz. can cream of coconut
- 2 dashes vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¾ tsp. nutmeg
- 3 tbsp. sugar
The Mayor of Times Square Interviews Billionaire John Catsimatidis on The Motivation Show Podcast
John Catsimatidis went from rags to riches to become the CEO of the Red Apple Group where he began his meteoric rise to billionaire status as the founder of the Gristedes supermarket chain in New York City. As a child immigrant from very modest beginnings, he struggled to learn English. He worked at a Sloan’s Supermarket without a pay check where he had to hustle for tips. He went on to own one small grocery store and turned it into a sprawling empire. He has gone on to be wildly successful in other industries including real estate, energy, sports and media as the owner of WABC Radio in NYC. His book is How Far Do You Want To Go: Lessons from a Common-Sense Billionaire. If you ever dreamed of hitting the Lotto, dream on…or learn the blueprint from this book on how to get to the top…the very top.
Here are excerpts from the riveting, exclusive interview:
Eli Marcus: Tell us what life like was like growing up in West Harlem, John?
John Catsimatidis: Well, it was a mixed community. I was in West Harlem by City College. I went to PS 192. We had Irish. We had Hispanics. Dominicans. Blacks. Italians. Greeks. We had almost everybody. We all played together. We all had a good time together. There was no such thing as prejudice and there was no such thing as crime. It was a great melting pot.
Eli Marcus: What inspired you to write this book and what are the main takeaways you wish for our audience to learn from reading it?
John Catsimatidis: I wanted my kids and grandkids someday to know where they came from. I want them to have respect for their forefathers. The other aspect is to help make a difference in young kids. You know who is buying this book? A lot of grandfathers. A lot of grandmothers for their grandkids. A lot of fathers, mothers for their kids. We are hoping that it will make a difference in these kids’ lives. That was very important to me. Someday if I have grandkids that they know where their origins are from. I remember before my dad passed away that we sat down and wrote everything down. The 1860’s. About his great grandfather, about his grandfather. So it makes a difference. We did a DNA test. I’m 28% Italian. 60% Macedonian Greek. 6% Jewish. The definition of my 6% Jewish is either one of my great grandmothers or great grandfathers was Jewish. That’s what 6% means.
Eli Marcus: John, what do you believe are your secrets or not so secret principles that have enabled you to build not only a successful business empire but a very successful personal life as well?
John Catsimatidis: My parents taught me never to do anything to shame the family name. My father worked two jobs to never have to go to his brothers to shame himself on asking his two brothers. He worked Monday thru Friday as a busboy. The reason he worked as a busboy is that he didn’t speak English properly.
Eli Marcus: What is your idea of common sense that you allude to in the subtitle of your book?
John Catsimatidis: How to do the right thing. It’s not about being a Democrat. Not about being a Republican. I was Bill Clinton Democrat. I ran his campaigns in the New York area for quite a few years. I started as a Democrat. I helped run Jerry Nadler’s campaign for Borough President against David Dinkins. Since my daughter married a Republican, we wanted to have peace around the Thanksgiving table. When I ran for Mayor, I ran as a Republican liberal.
Eli Marcus: In the book, you say that you were insecure in public School. It’s hard to believe that John Catsimatidis was insecure.
John Catsimatidis: Well, with a name like Catsimatidis, there were not many Catsimatidis’s around. People were always cutting their name short. There is no such thing as a Pappas. It used to be a bigger, longer name. We never cut down our name.
Eli Marcus: What role does collaborating with others play in your life and do you have a prime example that comes to mind of a particularly mutually successful collaboration that stand out to you?
John Catsimatidis: I believe in communications. I believe in talking. Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans I believe that everybody, they should all sit down with each other. We work very closely with other radio stations. We’re syndicated in over 250 stations around the country. Our stream can be heard in 50 states, 173 countries.
Eli Marcus: Can you tell us what is the sink or swim theory you learned from your cousin in Greece when you visited there?
John Catsimatidis: I didn’t know how to swim. Forget about it. I’m the kid from Harlem. We didn’t have any swimming pools or go to the beaches much. So we were on the dock on the island I was born. We went there to spend two weeks. My cousin taught me how to swim. He threw me off the pier! What is the ole expression? Sink or swim!
To listen to the entire interview on The Motivation Show podcast, click here: https://open.spotify.com/show/3NVmTDAvGbzooN8TCW7tuN.
Ubah Hassan and Serafina Launch the Sizzling Hot Pizza of the Season
Oh, bring on the heat! We got to try the new amazing UBAH HOT Pizza at Serafina. And we can say with ease it will sizzle your senses and make you soar with delight! If you like sexy, saucy, and spicy all served up in one dish this pizza was made for you!
“Real Housewives of New York” star and founder of UBAH HOT, Ubah Hassan, teamed up with Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato of Serafina Restaurant Group to launch this incredible dish. Using a superb habanero infused san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, finely sliced habanero and basil julienne, this divinely constructed margherita pizza is the one you will have on speed dial for deliveries or on you go to for lunch breaks at all 13 of Serafina’s New York City locations.
“Embracing gluten with gratitude, because honestly, pizza’s the reigning champ of mood-lifting eats!” said Ubah Hassan. “Whether it’s a solo munch session or a party with pals, no matter the temperature, the pizza vibe is HOT. And those primo ingredients at Serafina’s? They’ve turned me into an even bigger fan.”
Every bite is lovely and the spice is just right. Sometimes with innovative dishes like this the heat can overwhelm. But, here the carefully constructed balance pleases your taste buds and your appetite all at once. It’s not heavy – just super tasty and makes for a perfect meal.
Serafina Restaurant Group is known for high-energy dining, where you could find boldface names dining under the eye-catching yellow awnings throughout the world. Founded by Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato in 1995, the collection of eateries started with Serafina Fabulous Pizza on the Upper East Side. Following the success, the duo expanded across Manthan and into a global presence including its sister brands, Farinella, Brasserie Cognac and Tokugawa.
This partnership is a natural fit as Hassan is longtime friends of Serafina Restaurant Group owners Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato. Channeling her zest for life Hassan also created a hot sauce company in 2021 to elevate her healthy diet with African flavor. To pay homage to UBAH HOT, Hassan worked with the Serafina team to create a tomato sauce that included habanero peppers to spice up its flavor. To tie in her passion for healthy eating Serafina crafts their pizza dough with Italian doppio zero flour or “00” flour which is similar to a sough dough. The dough rests for 72 hours which results in a much lighter, crispier and easier to digest pizza.
“Fabio and I met Ubah several years ago when she first arrived in New York for her modeling career. We were both mesmerized by wonderful personality and contagious energy. We talked about her passion for food for hours and about her dream to develop a super spicy habanero sauce,” said co-founder Vittorio Assaf.
Visit serafinarestaurant.com to find out where to try UBAH HOT Pizza today!
The Pepsi 125 Diner
In celebrating its 125th birthday, Pepsi is opening a unique pop-up restaurant for a limited time in NYC.
The Pepsi 125 Diner will open at a location in Midtown Manhattan TBA on October 19 and remain open until October 25. The secret entrance promises to be “instagram worthy.” The Pepsi themed American diner will serve timeless diner inspired dishes alongside a vast selection of Pepsi inspired offerings.
This fascinating immersive journey will have you traveling back in time through every era of Pepsi and get a glimpse into the future! A 3-course meal will consist of delectable diner classics with an innovative Pepsi twist. Specially crafted cocktails and mocktails will also be available. This experience states it goes beyond food and drink but brings together the connection between Pepsi and the world of pop music and culture through spectacular performances and rare memorabilia.
The diner is open to all ages with a duration time of approximately two hours. Ticket prices are set to start at $50, this will include appetizer, entree, dessert, and unlimited Pepsi soft drinks.
Tickets went on sale to the public and were snatched up ASAP, however there is a waitlist at feverup.com.
Reasons to Buy OLED TVs: A Revolutionary Viewing Experience
In the ever-evolving landscape of television technology, OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TVs have emerged as a revolutionary choice, captivating consumers with their superior picture quality, slim design, and innovative features.
OLED technology has redefined how people experience television, offering an immersive and visually stunning viewing experience that was once considered unattainable. This article will explore why buying an OLED TV is smart for those seeking unparalleled entertainment.
1. Exceptional Picture Quality
In contrast to conventional LED/LCD TVs that depend on a backlight for screen illumination, every pixel within an OLED TV emits its illumination. This phenomenon yields genuine black depths, as individual pixels can be deactivated, resulting in limitless contrast ratios.
2. Perfect Blacks and Infinite Contrast
If you buy latest OLED tvs, you would first know that they are renowned for their ability to achieve perfect blacks. Since each pixel can be individually controlled to emit light or remain off, OLED screens can achieve a level of darkness that other display technologies simply cannot match.
This attribute enhances the overall picture quality and contributes to a more immersive viewing experience, as it reduces the halo effect observed around bright objects on LCD screens.
3. Ultra-Thin Design
OLED technology enables TVs to be incredibly thin and lightweight. With no need for a bulky backlight, OLED TVs can be designed in ultra-slim profiles that add a touch of elegance to any living space. Mounting an OLED TV on the wall is a seamless process that makes it appear almost like a piece of art rather than a television.
4. Wide Viewing Angles
OLED panels maintain consistent picture quality across wide viewing angles, unlike other display technologies. It means that whether you’re sitting directly in front of the TV or off to the side, the colors and contrast remain accurate, ensuring everyone in the room enjoys the same stunning visuals.
5. Faster Response Times
OLED TVs boast faster response times compared to traditional LCD TVs. It leads to smoother motion handling, making them ideal for watching fast-paced action scenes, sports, and gaming. The reduced motion blur ensures that viewers can fully immerse themselves in the content without any distractions, and it’s a feature that gamers, in particular, can greatly appreciate.
6. Energy Efficiency
Since OLED TVs don’t require a backlight and can turn off pixels to achieve true black, they consume less energy when displaying darker scenes. This energy efficiency contributes to lower electricity bills and aligns with modern trends toward more environmentally friendly technology choices.
7. Future-Proof Technology
Opting for an OLED TV represents a strategic move towards future-proof technology. These TVs are adept at accommodating the evolving entertainment landscape, as the call for superior resolution and enhanced visual finesse shows no sign of abating.
OLED TVs seamlessly integrate with emerging technologies such as 4K, 8K, and HDR. This compatibility ensures you’ll experience the most cutting-edge content in its splendor.
8. Enhanced HDR Performance
HDR technology enriches television screens’ contrast and color precision, producing images that mirror real-life authenticity. OLED TVs demonstrate exceptional prowess in showcasing HDR content owing to their intrinsic capability to generate profound blacks and striking highlights concurrently.
9. Gaming Advantages
OLED TVs offer a smooth, immersive gaming experience with fast response times and impressive motion handling. In addition, achieving true black levels enhances the overall visual quality of games, adding to the realism and intensity of virtual worlds.
10. Aesthetic Appeal
Beyond the technical advantages, OLED TVs simply look stunning. Their sleek and futuristic design and exceptional picture quality make them a focal point in any room. Whether the TV is on or off, its presence adds a touch of sophistication to your living space.
The Unrivaled Advantages of OLED TVs
As the demand for higher quality and more immersive entertainment grows, OLED TVs stand at the forefront, redefining what’s possible and setting new standards for visual excellence. If you’re looking for a television that can truly bring your favorite movies, shows, and games to life, an OLED TV is undoubtedly a choice that won’t disappoint.
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