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Scanpan Classic & CTX

Scanpan Classic & CTX

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Scanpan was founded in 1956; the cookware is designed and made by hand in Denmark. Recycled aluminum is melted and poured by hand into a mold, after which the pan or saucepan is pressure-cast with 250 tons of pressure. This unique casting technique ensures even heat distribution, making it pleasure to work with in the kitchen.

We carry the Classic line and the CTX line which both feature the proprietary STRATANIUM non-stick surface that is both PFOA- and PFOS-free. The two main differences between the Classic and the CTX are

  • Classic pieces are made from recycled aluminum
  • CTX pieces are made from 5-ply stainless steel
  • Classic handles are rivet-less
  • CTX is induction ready
About Stratanium

With the introduction of their Stratanium coating, SCANPAN broke the boundaries of what a nonstick coating can do. They developed a surface coating that combines an impressive release effect, durability and unique frying properties.

With Stratanium you don’t need to use oil or fat when frying nor to reach the exact degree of crispiness and browning. Neither of these pans should be used with “fake” fats or oils or anything with an aerosol.

Both Classic and CTX allow for use of metal utensils and are oven safe up to 500F. You can sear, braise, and deglaze as well as fry without the use of oil. Medium heat or lower is a must to retain the non-stick quality of the cookware. The squeeze-cast aluminum pans conduct heat so quickly and efficiently that you can easily able to achieve a great sear/browning/reduction result on medium heat without hot spots.

 

Watch the Scanpan promo video.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • CLASSIC: Made of recycled aluminum with STRATANIUM coating
  • CTX: Made of 5-ply stainless steel with STRATANIUM coating
  • Oven save to 500F
  • Medium or lower heat on stove top
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in Denmark
  • Induction ready – CTX only
  • Dishwasher safe (CTX is dishwasher safe but not recommended to keep the exterior like new).
Woll Non-Stick Cookware

Woll Non-Stick Cookware

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Woll is a German brand started in 1979 by a chef named Norbert Woll who had a dream to create the perfect fry pan.

We carry two lines of Woll pans: Diamond Lite and Diamond Lite Pro. Both have a 5-layer diamond hard-base coating over mold-casted aluminum bodies. The diamond hard-base coat gives an incredible non-stick experience that is also incredibly durable being cut and abrasion-resistant. If small scratch marks should appear on the surface, the product can still be used without any concerns – and without affecting its cooking and frying properties or your health. The aluminum body provides stable, even heating.

Metal utensils are acceptable for use with the Woll cookware and they are considered dishwasher safe. The non-stick surface is non-toxic. Frying is possible without any fats or oils. When using fats or oils, use real fats only and no aerosols (no margarine, etc).

 

You can get a glimpse into what it takes to manufacture these high-quality pots and pans by watching these videos.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • Made of cast aluminum with diamond hard-base coating
  • Oven save to 480F
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in Germany
  • Induction ready – Diamond Lite Pro only
  • Dishwasher safe
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

We carry the Seasoned Cast Iron line from Lodge Cookware. Lodge cast iron pans have been made in America since 1896. Like carbon steel pans, most cast iron pans must be seasoned to be considered non-stick. The seasoning process isn’t difficult and the better seasoned the pan is, the better the non-stick capabilities you will have. Lodge cast iron pans (non-enameled) are made pre-seasoned with a coating of soybean oil that is baked into the pan at a temperature higher than can be achieved using your oven at home. Over time and with correct usage and cleaning, the pans will become even more non-stick.

Cast iron wouldn’t necessarily be a first recommendation for a non-stick pan due to their weight and cleaning regimen and also the fact that you shouldn’t cook a lot of acidic food if you want to retain the non-stick capabilities. Of course, if acidic food has diminished your pan’s non-stick coating, you can easily re-season it with oil and a hot oven. There is no denying the longevity of a quality piece of cast iron; many people have the same cast iron pans that were used by their grandparents. People who love them, swear by them.

The pans are created using sand/clay molds into which is poured molten iron. Lodge has perfected the ability to produce up to 400 pieces per hour Operating from two foundries in South Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Lodge uses five Danish-designed machines called Disamatic molding machines; they were the first American company to use this technology.

You can see the process here or on their website and it’s pretty amazing.

While you are there (on their website) explore a little; it’s full of great information and has answers to so many cast iron questions.

The pans will work beautifully on any cooking surface including induction and campfires. Cast iron pans offer amazing heat retention and even heating. Metal utensils are safe but dishwashers are not.

 

Synopsis:
  • Made of cast iron and shipped pre-seasoned
  • Oven save to 600F
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in America (non-enameled)
  • Induction ready
  • Hand wash only
Emile Henry

Emile Henry

Emile Henry is a name synonymous with quality. And it should be. This is a company that was founded in 1850 and is still thriving today. Located in Marcigny, a small town in the province of Burgundy, France, Emile Henry has established a worldwide reputation for manufacturing the finest quality ceramic ovenware, gourmet cooking products, and bakeware products. Still owned and operated by the Henry family, the company today manufactures all of their new cooking products from Burgundy clay using their proprietary High Resistance Oven Ceramic state-of-the-art manufacturing process.

With Roots In Burgundy

Burgundy is noted for world-famous wines that are grown in the mineral-rich limestone soils of the region. Imparting fantastic terroir in the wines, it is these soils and clays that go into the special clay cookware-crafting formulas that are the basis of all Emile Henry ceramic cookware and other products.

Worldwide, professional chefs and home cooks appreciate Emile Henry for the many products and shapes that are properly designed for cooking and baking. The products have the right dimensions, the correct depth and the special features that make Emile Henry products so desirable for everyone that enjoys cooking and eating great foods.

Why Chefs Love Emile Henry

  • Burgundy clay evenly and slowly diffuses heat to the very center of the cooking dish. Food is cooked evenly, which brings out the flavors and aromas. Burgundy clay has superior heat retention properties which keep food hot and more flavorsome when resting on the dining table or on a kitchen sideboard.
  • All Emile Henry products are direct freezer-to-oven. They exhibit extraordinary thermal shock properties. They go under the broiler and in the microwave.
  • Emile Henry products do not chip or crack easily. One can cut directly on the surface without scratching or damaging the product.
  • The surfaces do not trap and hold baked-on or burnt food. Cleaning is remarkably easy. All Emile Henry products can go in the dishwasher.
  • There is no lead or cadmium in our products, all of the glazes meet California Prop 65, and all of the products are 100% food safe. Offered in a large variety of colors, the glazes will not craze, discolor or fade over time.
  • All Emile Henry products carry a limited household ten (10) year warranty against breakage due to defective workmanship.

Serving Chefs and Home Cooks in and Around the Rogue Valley

At The Kitchen Company, we have a fine selection of Emile Henry cookware products such as baking dishes and pizza stones, and the discerning gourmand will recognize the quality in every loaf pan, casserole dish, stew pot, handcrafted pie dish, tagine, and brazier we offer.

We also carry a full line of durable and beautiful Emile Henry tableware including lunch or dinner plates, soup bowls, salad bowls, serving bowls, ramekins, coffee mugs, tool crocks, butter dishes, oil bottles and more!

Annual Knife Event 2019

Annual Knife Event 2019

It’s that time again!

Our annual Wusthof Knive event featuring Executive Chef Mike Garaghty and Knife Expert hank Allen, both from Wusthof, will be on-hand to demonstrate the proper usage of select knives. Also in the store, you’ll find local knife maker Bruce Bochman doing sharpening demonstrations. Bring your knives in to be sharpened by an expert–the first one is FREE! They don’t have to be Wusthof knives to be sharpened but after trying some you might want to upgrade!

If you attended last year, you’ll remember how fun and informative it was to see Chef Garaghty craft lovely, edible creations from apples and strawberries. We’re not certain what he has in store this year but you’ll find if you visit during the event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 19, 2019, from 11 am to 3 pm and then come visit us at 301 SE 6th Street to see the latest Wusthof knives in action by a seasoned pro.

You’ll also enjoy One-Day-Only discounts on select knives.

Did you attend last year? Let us know in the comments below what you thought.

Summer Bundts

Summer Bundts

Summer time! Summer is a time for vacations and staycations, parties and barbecues, adventures and travels, good tomatoes and fresh fruit, visits to the farmer’s market, visits to see family

Nothing says summer in southern Oregon like a trip to the river or picking wild blackberries (yep, they are everywhere). There are a lot of things you can do with those blackberries besides just popping the juicy, sun-warmed berries straight in to your mouth.

There’s blackberry jam, blackberry ice cream, blackberry compote, blackberry cobbler, blackberry crumble, blackberries in a fruit salad, blackberries on a green salad, etc.

We’d like to suggest one of the most beautiful ways to share and serve blackberries (or any berry for that matter)…

 

BERRIES ON A BUNDT CAKE.

It can be a naked cake with just berries or a glazed or frosted cake with berries. Bundt cakes typically hold up well when being transported (to those parties, barbecues, and family gatherings) but even better than that is how beautiful they are!

Most people have (or have seen) a basic bundt pan but did you know that Nordic Ware makes several decorative bundt cake pans in a variety of sizes. They make so many and they are so pretty that some people just buy them as a collector’s item and never actually use them to bake cakes! Nordic Ware is the largest manufacturer of bundt cake pans and they are made here in the US. You can read about it here.

The Kitchen Company has the largest assortment of bundts to choose from including

full size, half size, bundtlettes, cakelets, tartlettes, tea cakes, charms, and loaves.

Visit the store and choose your favorite. You’ll be the buzz of the party! And just to help you along, here’s a link to a recipe straight from Nordic Ware.

Just click the pretty picture!