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Jun
27
2014
Jun 27, 2014

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Remember my Paderno pan? It’s been ages since I’ve mentioned either of my Paderno pans. Of all the reviews I’ve done over the past few years, the Paderno pan reviews seem to generate the most buzz. Now, for what it’s worth, I still have both my Paderno Ecopan and my Paderno Nature Trust pan. Both are in good working condition but they do signs of wear and tear. They no longer have their pristine unused look but still hold up to their ‘non-stick’ purpose.

Over the past little while, I’ve been in touch with one particular reader who I’ll call “M”. We ended up having a very interesting conversation about Paderno pans. One thing I learned is that Paderno pans aren’t all made in Canada. Some seem to be made in Indonesia and others are made in China. I know mine were made in Canada. Could that have something to do with how well the Paderno pans work? It’s certainly a point to consider given that some Paderno owners seem to love their pans while others seem quite ready to throw them out the window. If I were Paderno, I’d do a little product evaluation and consider this variable when doing their quality analysis. – Continue Reading

Mar
25
2014
Mar 25, 2014

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For our loyal readers at ThingsThatWeDo.com, I think it’s safe to say you all know my strengths do not lie in baking. It’s something I learn to be semi-decent in but it is definitely not something I’m innately good at it. So, for folks like me if you need to bake or you want to bake, you need all the help you can get and that is where Indigo Packaged Goodness baking powder comes in extremely handy.

I’ve mentioned the Indigo Packaged Goodness baking powder a few times here and there and way back in December 2011 I mentioned their baking powder and baking soda. However, I thought it was worthy of an update post because back then I just didn’t have decent photos of my baked goods (guess my photo taking has improved!).

Now, I don’t know if all the credit goes to Indigo Packaged Goodness baking powder for my baking success but one thing is for sure, since I started using it, I’ve seen results and it’s not like I got a new oven or that I’ve suddenly become a miracle baker. So, I have to give the Indigo Packaged Goodness baking powder some recognition for all the goodies I’ve made recently.

So, what makes Indigo Packaged Goodness baking powder a little different from everyone else?

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Aug
22
2013
Aug 22, 2013

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In about 2 weeks, the kids will be back to school and parents all over will be scrambling to fill those lunch bags. The question is, does your kid have a lunch bag yet? Depending on the condition of last year’s lunch bag, your child may need a new lunch bag.

I picked up this kid’s lunch bag a while ago. Meet Big Apple Buddies Kid’s Lunch Bag. It has a name, you know. Its name is MacDougal Monkey. How’s that for a mouthful. I picked up the Big Apple Buddies Kid’s Lunch Bag because it was on sale (obviously) but it also had some points for discussion so home it went for a product review.

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Aug
12
2013
Aug 12, 2013

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The good news is my Paderno Ecopan is still alive. We’re still using it for the basics like making pancakes and crepes and what not. The bad news is, I think the hubby has given up on it yet again. What can I say? According to the big guy, he says food is starting to stick so he’s getting annoyed.

Do I agree with him? Yes and no.

Here are some recent photos of my Paderno Eco pan in action. As you can see, the pancakes and crepes I made turned out just fine. They didn’t stick to the Paderno Eco pan and my kid enjoyed them happy as a lark. Take a look at a more recent attempt to make frittata in the pan and you can see that it stuck big time.

Why?

I have no idea. I can’t pinpoint the reason for the flip flop performance of the Paderno Eco pan. On the one hand, it’s possible that I might have botched the frittata because I didn’t temper the Paderno Eco pan enough or maybe it’s because the pan isn’t performing as well as it should anymore. Since I can’t definitively decide what the reason is, I can’t full out blast the Paderno Eco pan for my cooking failures.

What I can say is that the Paderno Eco pan is working for my pancakes and crepes. Based on the hubby’s use of the Paderno Eco pan, he says some foods are starting to stick especially eggs and rice. He said, “Whatever you do, don’t put rice in there.” In case you have no idea what he’s talking about, a quick recap: we used to put leftovers like pasta and rice into the Paderno Eco pan to warm up with a little bit of water to generate steam. By doing that, we used the microwave less which was a win overall. As of right now, he won’t put cooked rice anywhere near the Paderno Eco pan.

What about me?

Well…I still use the Paderno Eco pan and I put up with any sticky issues as they arise. I’m not sure if I’m just clueless or not as observant as I should be. Like I said, the Paderno Eco pan still works for my pancakes and crepes and French toast too (forgot about those). Not sure what’s going on. It’s definitely better than our old Paderno pan and I still appreciate the stainless steel construction.

This one is a head scratcher folks. The good news is, it still washes off easily, but it’s still a head scratcher.

In case you want to read up on my earlier posts about the Paderno eco pan, click here.

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Jun
18
2013
Jun 18, 2013

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If my Paderno Nature Trust pan could talk, it would probably tell you all that it’s tired of making omelets, pancakes, and French toast. Sadly, this is what I like to make so my Paderno Nature Trust pan has no choice but to put up with me. Over the past 3 months, the Paderno Nature Trust pan has seen its fair share of the kitchen and recently we used it to make our version of a crispy chicken using chunks of chicken breast. Wait until you see what we did to our poor Paderno Nature Trust pan!

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May
15
2013
May 15, 2013

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Tick tock, how time flies. Our family has now been cooking with the Paderno Nature Trust pan for the past 2 ½ months and it’s time for another update. Is my Paderno Nature Trust pan sticking? Is my Paderno Nature Trust pan a disaster? Just how well is the Paderno Nature Trust pan holding up? On the left, I’ve included an image of how the Let it be known that at the time of this post, our family has been using the Paderno Nature Trust pan almost daily, either at breakfast, lunch and/or dinner so it does get a lot of use. Question is, how many battle scars does our Paderno Nature Trust pan have after 2 ½ months of use?

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Apr
2
2013
Apr 2, 2013

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It’s been 4 weeks since the Paderno Nature Trust pan landed in our home. We’ve been using it almost daily since then. Surprisingly enough, it’s been the hubby that’s been using it frequently.

If you’re a regular reader of ThingsThatWeDo.com, you’ll remember that he wasn’t exactly a fan of our old Paderno Eco pan and yet somehow, he’s grown a little attached to this Paderno Nature Trust pan which I find quite adorable. So, as promised, I’m giving a 4 week update to let our readers at ThingsThatWeDo.com know how the Paderno Nature Trust pan has been holding up through this daily cooking treatment.

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Mar
18
2013
Mar 18, 2013

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Tick tick tick tick…it’s now March 18, 2013 and our family has been using the Paderno Nature Trust pan pretty consistently for the past 2 weeks. I’ve made French toast twice, chicken, beef, and omelettes galore. I’ve warmed up pasta and noodles without the use of any oil.

Here’s just a quick recap for our readers at ThingsThatWeDo.com on how this Paderno Nature Trust pan has been holding up 2 weeks into the kitchen battle.

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Mar
11
2013
Mar 11, 2013

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This is Jenna reporting live for ThingsThatWeDo.com. It’s now March 11, 2013 and our family has officially been cooking with the Paderno Nature Trust pan for a week. Again, special thank you to Paderno for sending this our way to test before its official launch on March 20th! We made omelettes, we pan fried chicken, and ….. Here is how the Paderno Nature Trust pan is holding up, one week into our cooking adventure.

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Mar
4
2013
Mar 4, 2013

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Update as of 2:48pm on March 4, 2013 – I just went to the Paderno facebook site, the Paderno Nature Trust pan will available March 20th at an introductory price starting at $39.99. That is a wickedly handsome deal!

Original review starts here:

My Paderno Nature Trust pan has arrived! WOHOOO!! A special thanks to the folks at Paderno for sending this Paderno Nature Trust pan my way to test for ThingsThatWeDo.com.

For avid readers of ThingsThatWeDo.com, you’ll remember a letter I wrote to Paderno that I posted onThingsThatWeDo.com. You all know I have a Paderno Eco pan and to date, it’s still working quite well but I recognized that a number of my readers simply weren’t happy with their Paderno eco pans. That led to ‘the letter’ addressed to Paderno imploring for change which in turn led to my learning that Paderno was coming out with a new and improved pan. Well, here it is.

Allow me to introduce you all to the Paderno NatureTrust pan. This new Paderno NatureTrust pan is made from solid 18/10 stainless steel, is oven safe up to 625F and will work on induction stove tops too. Like the Paderno Eco pan, it’s also PFOA and PTFE Free. Today’s post focuses on my first food item cooked using the Paderno NatureTrust pan. Over the course of the next few months, I’ll post updates on how well the Paderno NatureTrust pan is holding up after multiple uses. For now, let’s take a look and see what this Paderno NatureTrust pan offers.

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