16 Nov

The Next Best Thing in Your Kitchen: Colorful Silicone Lids!

Silicone lids are the next craze that is going to take your kitchen and dining table by storm.

I’m a busy mom and I love to cook! Well, to be honest, I love cooking when I have plenty of time on my hands and a nice glass of wine to accompany me, which rarely happens. What I’m trying to say is I enjoy cooking, but when I’m short on time, which is just about all week long, I want it to be easy in the kitchen. So anything that can make my life a bit easier, I’m curious about. A friend of mine, Annie, told me about the BellaLoré silicone lids. She purchased a set on Amazon.com ( http://www.amazon.com) and said they’re really practical, and easy to use and clean. So I got curious and purchased a set for myself.

One of the things Annie mentioned was that the silicone lids are very versatile and you can use them for so many things: bowl covers, food covers, microwave covers to avoid splatter, and lids for your pots and pans. I was so excited when I received my set of four silicone covers. I love the bright, fun colors, and with the four different sizes—6, 8, 10 and 12 inches—the lids fit most of my bowls, pots, and pans.

My kids are notoriously bad at cleaning after they use the microwave (and after they use the bathroom, the TV room, the kitchen… you get my drift!), so I end up cleaning the microwave a few times a day. After I received the lids, I gave my kids an ultimatum: Use the lids for bowls in the microwave, or else…no more cookies. Well, it worked. Actually, the lids are so easy to use, they couldn’t even find an excuse not to use them! I’m so glad, because it means less cleaning for me. I also use the lids to cover my pots and stir fry pan on the stovetop, so less cleaning there too. I love this!!!! The nice thing is that they are easy to clean; I can just pop them on the top rack of the dishwasher. Most of the time, though, I wash them by hand because we use them so often. 

The BellaLoré silicone food covers are also very handy for covering dishes, leftovers, or salad bowls in the fridge to keep your food fresh longer. The lids are much easier to use than plastic wrap, so there’s no more fussing with tangled messes of wrap. All you need to do is to place the lid over the food container, press in the middle of the lid, and it is sealed! My friend Annie told me that she uses her lids in the oven to cover her casseroles, so I tried it on my stuffed pasta casserole dish and it is so convenient. They’re oven safe up to 445 F. and that means I’ll certainly use a lot less foil from now on.

These reusable silicone lids are really practical. They are very nice to have for keeping things warm when I cook dinner on the nights not everyone is there yet. I use them every day and I certainly use a lot less plastic wrap and aluminum foil. I love saving money! And it makes me feel good about reducing waste and doing my part for the environment.

Did I mention that my new BellaLoré silicone lids are now a must have when we eat outdoors? They add a splash of color to the table and now we can relax during the meal instead of trying to keep these little flying bugs away from our food. I also received suggestions from the seller on different ways to use my new lids. I was surprised you can even use a lid as a drain plug—I tried it, and it works!

With your set of four silicone suction lids, BellaLoré offers a silicone brush as a limited time bonus. This brush is great for basting pastries and applying BBQ sauce and it’s so much easier to clean than the old fashioned style brush.

The colorful silicone lids have a fantastic, risk free, money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your BellaLoré silicone lids, you get your money back! I really encourage you to get a set and try them for yourself. They make a great gift too! Go buy them, here is the link http://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Lids-Set-Food-Covers/dp/B00RU7J4LM .    

 

14 Nov

The Fine-Flo 6 Piece Funnel Set is the Best Funnel Set You Can Buy!

Great Set of Funnels! Love The Strainers Included!

I have personally never seen a set of funnels like this before so I was super excited to get these. You get 6 different sized funnels in the set along with 4 strainers. These are quite unique compared to the standard funnels for kitchen you buy. The strainers go into the bottom of the funnels so when you want to strain something like oil, you have the funnel to fit into your container and then the strainer will catch any debris you don't want in your oil. We use the deep fryer a lot and get crumbs and breading from the food in the fryer. Instead of having to change out the oil and dump it when it's still good just because there are crumbs in it, now I can strain it and re-use it until it's no longer usable from being old.

FYI…I bought these on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Strainers-Containers-Resilient-Durability-Stainless/dp/B011PWQ1UE/?ie=UTF8&m=AFXZZC1YGQH59

The smaller funnels work great for spices. I do a lot of baking and cooking so I buy large bottle of spices and seasonings and fill up my smaller spice jars I have on the counter. I'm usually spilling and making a mess when I fill them but now with the smallest funnel in the set, there is no mess because it fits right into my spice container.

This is a nice high quality stainless steel funnel set and they are very sturdy in construction. They stack for easy storing and three of them have handles on them while the other three have smaller handles with a hole so you can put them on the enclosed ring if you want. I am very impressed with these and extremely happy with them. They even come with a lifetime warranty so you have nothing to lose by getting them. I really don't think you'll be disappointed because I love these funnels and I think you will too! They are stainless steel and don't absorb odors, become overly slimy/greasy when using an oil, and shaped to fit so many different containers/bottles. No problems with these, they are nicely curved on top to avoid splatter or falling off from the side, while pouring. So far these have been one of my favorite funnels .

It's so easy to create my own lotions and shampoos with these as well as mix drinks and flavors to certain bottles. These are superb and very helpful for me to use. I really enjoy these and love that they come with so many sizes in the set.

Features I Love about these Handles:

Handles – makes it simple to hold while pouring and to carry around or hang when not in use.
Stainless Steel – No odors absorbed, rust free forever and easy to clean without leaving greasy feeling from products used before.
6 set – All different sizes to use, fits many tops of bottles or containers.
Light weight and durable – Very nice quality product.
Easy clean – Fast and simple, without any problem
Design – The curved tops allow for less splatter or spills on the side, while pouring and easy to fit on top of anything to pour into.
Bonus – Strainer is included and a perfect small size for the smallest liquids to strain through the funnels, while pouring!

The funnel stainless steel composition is 18/10 and the grade is 304 which is above the standard for the average metal funnels on the market.

Again, this funnel set is made of high quality stainless steel with titanium coating, and look like copper but they are not. These six funnels fit every bottle and container I have and make it convenient for me to transfer liquids. The strainer is perfect when I'm straining fats. The funnels fit snugly in the bottle without falling over or slipping out. I just love these funnels! I'm always looking for a gadget to simplify my kitchen life and this is the kitchen funnel set that definitely does the trick. I use this to add liquids in smaller containers and to refill larger containers of things like vinegar or dried spices.

Great to have different sizes depending on what I am using them for. Great for filling everything from your salt shaker to your olive oil decanter. These are the most beautiful set of funnels I have ever seen, honestly a luxury set. I've only had them for a week but they look well made and like they'll last a very long time. Great value, since they are six different size funnels with strainers.