Thursday, February 12, 2015

Magma Nesting Cookware

Magma 7 Piece Stainless Nesting Cookware
In case you're counting, the bungee is indeed 1 of the 7 pieces
We like food and, let's be honest, eating on a boat always makes food taste even better. But on the boat we don't have an entire cupboard or pantry to keep all the galley gadgets like we do at our house. Instead we have one little corner of an already small cubby so we had to come up with something that could still deliver tasty goodness without hogging the (very) limited space.

After hearing positive reviews about the Magma line of nesting cookware, we took the opportunity to use some Amazon gift cards to purchase a set. We opted for the 7 piece thinking that it would be just right for what we need, plus we have a large nonstick frying pan also on the boat.

We went back and forth whether to get the non-stick or stainless but ultimately went with the stainless for its durability and lower price tag (of course the non-stick was only available in a 10 piece set).

I wanted to get used to cooking with the pans before making a mess on the boat so I seasoned them according to recommendations from the The Boat Galley and have been using them semi-regularly. Note to anyone else seasoning their pans, don't let the pan sit too long after removing the oil...it gets a little sticky and messy.
Seasoning with a little oil
We've never really had that great of luck with stainless pans and I think I figured out why - we never seasoned them! Apparently we totally missed a pretty important part. That, and the fact that we used SOS pads and soap on them (another no-no), totally set us up for failure in the stainless department. Well, that and the fact that Ron likes to cook everything on the highest setting, we had a lot of scrubbing to do.

I'm slowly getting the hang of it - I'm glad we still have a non-stick pan on the boat - but I think this stainless set will come in handy too, after learning how to properly use and take care of them of course.

7 comments:

  1. Can't wait to hear how they do for you on the boat in a small space...and I can't wait to have a meal cooked in them. ;)

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    1. They're smaller than the ones we currently use so they should be fine. And I'd be more than happy to bring them over so you can cook a delicious meal in them...for me ;)

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  2. We grabbed those suckers at the Miami boat show last year - and I've been very happy with them! Even though the handle counts as a piece, too... ._.
    Off to the boat show tomorrow - wonder what sort of magical things we will come back with this time! Have fun with those new pots. Learn to cook something fantabulous so you can feed us when we finally run into each other out there ;)

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    1. The handle, the bungee....I'm surprised the box didn't count as a piece - haha! Have a fantastic time at the boat show, I hope you find some great deals :) I'd be happy to make something should we run into each other...as long as you have either low standards (which I know you don't!) or are willing to help give me pointers! I prefer the pointers, especially coming from a pro ;)

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  3. Fagor pressure cookers are used a lot on boats where propane is in short supply. It reduces cooking times nearly 3/4s. That saves a lot of fuel and extends cruising times. Easy to use and at 6 qts. it is small.. Ken

    http://www.amazon.com/Fagor-Splendid-6-Quart-Pressure-Cooker/dp/B0000717AU

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    1. We've contemplated getting a pressure cooker but are holding off until we're a little closer to leaving to really decide. They can definitely save propane but we haven't ever used one at home and I'm not sure how much we'd actually use it on the boat. But getting one is a possibility!

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    2. Get ready for some pointers! (as soon as I have time to write again) Just got mine in the mail a couple of weeks ago and am already working on boat food :)

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