Kitchen cristel

    Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by Greg


    Cristel Frying Pan: Removable Handles = Easy Storage

    When space is tight, it’s easy to assume that you’ll have to compromise on other aspects as well. When things compress, they generally lose some durability or the structural changes have some negative impacts- the reason why futons are rarely quite as good as either a couch or a bed.

    Not everything suffers from such changes though. The Cristel stainless steel cookware line with removable handles has proven only more convenient than traditional pans, with only one real downside- we have more space and room to fill up now that the handles don’t consume so much of our storage. OK, that’s not quite true- the handles aren’t quite as stable as normal ones, and they can be a bit more slippery in the hand. Flipping omelets can be a little worrisome.

    But it’s a small price to pay for largely interchangeable handles that, like lids, can rapidly take up an entire drawer and more for a set of pots and pans. We’ve been testing out one of Cristel’s Made-in-France L-series frying pans, and like the simplicity and sleekness, with a solid bottom that is perfectly weighted to keep heat even on the surface.

    They also make a variety of other models, sizes, and even fixed-handle collections- something for more or less every taste and style and need. Suitable for all types of stovetops, even induction, they can also handle both dishwashers and even use in the oven. Manhattanites and other urban dwellers, take note- Cristel cookware stacks easily and cooks well, and offers a limited lifetime warranty. Expect to spend around $170 or so on the Strate line with removable handles.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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