Tis the season for holiday entertaining!
I’m a low maintenance, low stress kind of gal so when I entertain during the holidays you can be sure I’m using every holiday hack known to man…okay, so not “every” hack. That itself would take a lot of effort. Simply put, I’d rather spend my energy enjoying the holidays with my family than stressing over how I’m going to coordinate our Christmas feast.
A few weeks ago T-fal sent me their new T-fal Clipso Pressure Cooker to use for my holiday food prep. HELLO! Why had I never hear the praises of the pressure cooker sung before?!?! Seriously guys, this baby is amazing.
A pressure cooker, for those who are unfamiliar with them, is an airtight pot that uses the trapped steam to quickly cook the foods. In relation to cooking speed, it is the opposite of a slow cooker. Where a slow cooker can cook something to perfection in 4-7 hours, a pressure cooker can cook something to perfection in 15 minutes to an hour. Perfect for the busy cook!
Though it does whistle, the T-fal Clipso pressure cooker doesn’t have a lot of bells. One thing I love about the Clipso pressure cooker is that it is very simple, straightforward, and really easy to use. There really isn’t a learning curve.
The T-fal Clipso is a 6.3 QT. stainless steel pressure cooker that takes the guesswork out of using a pressure cooker. Ideal for the home cook with a busy schedule, the T-fal Clipso allows users to prepare elaborate and impressive meals very quickly and safely. Featuring a unique one-hand system, the T-fal Clipso pressure cooker allows users to open and close the lid using only one hand and a steam release valve that controls steam release for added safety. The durable stainless steel construction guarantees an extended lifespan and is dishwasher safe, excluding the gasket and pressure valve.
On Sunday evenings I like to make a nice dinner for my family. Our favorite Sunday fare is a nice moist pot roast. The only drawback to cooking a pot roast is that I’m scurrying around the kitchen trying to get the thing seared and in the crock pot before running out the door to church. Then after it has cooked for 4-6 hours it can be a guessing game as to whether it is done. If you don’t cook a roast long enough in a crock pot it will be tough. If you cook it too long it will be really dry.
I put a roast in my T-fal Clipso Pressure Cooker and 45 minutes later my family and I were eating the most delicious roast we had ever eaten! I was in HEAVEN! It was amazing! Flavorful, juicy, and perfectly falling apart.
My delicious, juicy pressure cooker pot roast recipe…
I’m not great at food pictures, but I can’t even explain to you how wonderful this pressure cooker pot roast was! I always have my husband rate the meal when I make something new (or in this case, make an old classic with a new gadget). He told me never again to cook the roast in the crock pot. A pressure cooker pot roast is the way to go! Who knew?!
If you love cooking a good roast with gravy and all the fixins you know how messy it can be. I loathe cleaning the kitchen. The Husband usually does it, but this time I decided to tackle it with my new Zabada kitchen handy.
Have you heard of these things? Here is a little video to give you an idea of how they work:
I’m not a fan of bleach or toxic chemicals on my kitchen counters anyway so Zabada Clean products are perfect for me! I love that they are just as, if not more, effective than disinfecting wipes at removing bacteria from kitchen surfaces.
The Zabada Kitchen Handy features two advanced microfibers – a “Grease” side for removing grease from ovens, rangehoods and cooking appliances and a “Grime” side, with light scouring patches, for removing food residues and light grease with no chemicals, just water!
- “Grime” side surface tackles: sinks, benches, appliances, baking trays, pots and pan.
- “Grease” side surfaces tackles: stove tops, inside your oven, range hood and pots (on a cool surface)
I usually use a wash cloth (which I wash after every use), but like any cloth, it can be a pain in the neck having to rinse it out after every, single swipe. The Zabada Kitchen Handy fibers were so helpful because they “grabbed” a ton of debris and held onto it. I was able to get several swipes before rinsing.
Stove tops are the worst to clean! I hate to admit it, but because my stove top is such a pain in the butt to clean, I don’t clean it nearly as often as I should.
Here is a before picture–can you see all the debris and grease? Nasty!
And here it is after a quick, easy wipe down with the Zabada Kitchen handy…
Pretty nice, right!
The Zabada Kitchen Handy does require a little bit of special care: Wash after 2 uses, wash in a laundry bag, don’t use any fabric softeners, air dry.
If you’re looking to simplify your kitchen for the holidays or for any other day, I highly suggest these handy gadgets! The T-fal Clipso pressure cooker is my new best friend! And the Zabada Kitchen Handy leaves my kitchen so much cleaner with much less effort.
You can purchase the Zabada Kitchen Handy and other Zabada products at ZabadaClean.com.