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How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

Deep cleaning the kitchen doesn’t have to be complete drudgery if you have a plan. To that end, here is a step-by-step guide including some of my best kitchen cleaning hacks! Supplies Needed Deep Kitchen Cleaning Step ladder Microfiber cloth Bucket Mop Old toothbrush Rubber gloves Oven cleaner Cleaning products of your choice Plastic trash bags (I like to use large construction bags as they can hold more heavy stuff) MUSIC!  Okay now that we have the proper tools, let’s get going. What to Wear to Clean Your Kitchen Before we get started, make sure you are properly dressed. I...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dutch Ovens

A dutch oven is a large, heavy pot with sloped sides and handles. This piece of all-purpose cookware provides even heat distribution and unparalleled convenience.

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What's a Saucepan and Which Size Is Right for Me?

Despite its name, a saucepan is really just a small pot with high, straight sides and a single long handle. Saucepans commonly have lids and sometimes include small spouts on the side for easy pouring. You may already have a saucepan in your kitchen arsenal, but does it have everything you look for in a great piece of cookware? Here’s everything to consider when choosing a saucepan, from what size to look for to what material is best. Saucepan vs. Pot: Is There Really a Difference? Saucepans are specifically designed to accommodate sauces and other liquids, while pots are a...

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What is a Braiser?

You’ve probably seen this pan before, but maybe you’ve never thought you needed one. That may change soon. A braiser is a type of pan designed specifically for a cooking method known as braising, but this is far from the only way to cook with one. The braiser truly is a one-pot wonder

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2021 March Xtrema® Cookware Production Update

2020 was a year that tested the resolve and fortitude of small business on a global scale.   We were all tested and knocked down, but we got back up.  At Xtrema®, we have worked tirelessly to meet the demand for our non-toxic ceramic cookware in a time where many people are staying home to cook with their families.  As a family owned and operated brand, we understand the impact that the virus has had on everyone and we sympathize immensely.  For this reason, we continue to press on in the face of adversity to increase the production of our pure...

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The Impact of Your Investment in Sustainable Cookware

In this time of reflection and looking forward to better days in the year ahead, we can’t help but feel sincere gratitude for your business and for inspiring us to work harder to achieve our mission. Because of you, in 2020 we made huge strides towards cleaner, healthier living. We feel the impact of your business daily, and for that we are humbled. Your investment in Xtrema is more than an investment in sustainable cookware - it’s about leading a healthier lifestyle; it’s about shared community values and being present with family and friends; and it’s about the purity of cooking wholesome, nutritious foods. 

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My autoimmune story and why I switched to non toxic cookware

In 2010, just a few months after my daughter was born, I was struggling with a handful of unexplained symptoms. From low energy, difficulty losing the rest of my pre pregnancy weight, joint pain, hair loss, increased sensitivity to the cold, bloating and skin irritations. Switching to non toxic cookware has been a major part of my healing journey from the perils of a diagnosis with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis; an autoimmune disorder.

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Everything you need to know about ceramic coated cookware

Knowing what type of cookware set to purchase can be very confusing. There are so many brands that claim to be the best - the safest, most durable, best heat retention, guaranteed not to stick - the list goes on. Today, there are still a lot of questions about the dangers and durability of ceramic coated cookware. We spoke with materials experts with decades of experience in ceramics and here is what we discovered.

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