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Some Background Story About My Glass Baking Dish

Sharing a story about my glass baking dish for posterity’s sake. You may have seen this anchor bake dish twice in this blog which is actually as old as my daughter. 

My two-decade-old Anchor Ovenware Baking Dish.

This was given by then Health secretary Carmencita Reodica to health reporters as a Christmas present.

It was a sort of tradition for health beat reporters to hold a simple Christmas party. We had some food to feast on and prepared a little something for each one. The health chief would usually grace the salo-salo and greet everyone a Merry Christmas. Sometimes the token is given (before or) after the health secretary visits the press office. 

Sec. Reodica was assigned at the DOH from April 1996 to June 1998, so this baking dish could be 22 to 23 years old already. It still looks brand new after all these years serving good food and desserts. 

I hope to pass it on to my kids whoever wants to have it. 🙂

Why You Might Need to Replace Your Appliances

Appliances may last for many years, but if the ones in your home are old and outdated, it might be time for a change. Updating before they stop working can help you to make a better choice than waiting. When a major appliance goes out, you want a replacement quickly. Therefore, you might not choose exactly what you want. Here are a few other reasons you may decide to replace your appliances.

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Part of the Home Purchase

Many times when people purchase a home, the former owners leave the appliances. While they may have been happy with them, you might want something different. Do you need a double oven or would you like the appliances to match? Is the refrigerator too small for your family? Do you prefer a flat top stove? New England Appliance and More Inc. is one choice when you are looking for a new stove massachusetts.

You Remodeled Your Kitchen

When you remodel your kitchen, the old appliances can look even older. Maybe you changed the kitchen layout and have space for larger appliances. Most homeowners choose to update the appliances when they remodel. It completes the look of a new kitchen.

You Want More Energy-Efficient Appliances

There are a variety of kitchen appliances available today that are more energy-efficient than the older models. They can make quite a difference on energy costs. Newer washers use less water than older models. The same is true for dishwashers. The ones made several years ago use more water per cycle than newer ones.

Dryers with moisture sensors can be another way to save. They automatically turn off when the clothes are dry, which saves energy. This also prevents the dryer from running longer than necessary. This is hard on your clothing.

Maybe when you purchased your appliances, you were on a very strict budget and could only afford the basic models. Now you are able to spend more and want better appliances with extra features. People buy new appliances for a number of reasons, but convenience and a better look are the most common incentives.

Essential Cookware Pieces in Your Kitchen

Dining out is common nowadays but home-cooked dishes remains the best in terms of food preparation. When it comes to cooking, people should give particular attention to cookware. A certain set of cookware, for example, affects the taste of food and cooking time, too. The material of cookware has also changed with time. Here are some essential cookwares and their advantages.

Glass 

They look beautiful in the kitchen and considered healthy material.  It’s very easy to look through them. Glass cookware are not very sticky and they don’t absorb the odor of the food. They retain the heat and can be used in the oven too. They are also dishwasher safe.

Stainless steel

It is a durable choice, which is resistant to corrosion and rust. These cookware are dishwasher safe and easy to clean. Another advantage of stainless steel is the affordability. It can be used in oven and in stove too.

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Aluminum

Aluminum cookware are excellent conductor of heat, so they make the perfect cookware. They are very light weight and are perfect for camping. Aluminum cookware are scratch resistant and look new even after use. They are considered as the perfect pots for baking.

Nonstick

They are one of the expansive cookware options, but they are useful as you can cook in them with very less oil. They are non-reactive and durable. They make cooking easier, particularly fish and other delicate foods.

Ceramic

Ceramic dishes look very pretty, you can serve in them after cooking. They have very smooth glaze, which make them nonstick. You can safely use ceramic wear in oven too. its slightly expansive, but when price is compared with the advantages, it’s worth it.

These are just the few popular cookware, many other like copper, cast iron and carbon steel are also available. Make sure you choose one according to your needs and budget.