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Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • 6 reasons why you should head to the waterways this autumn

    As we wave goodbye to the last of the summer we can already see some golden leaves underfoot as autumn firmly makes its way towards us. But while there may not be the long balmy evenings of the summer to look forward to, autumn is actually the perfect time to head to the waterways, either by boat, bike or foot.

    Here’s why:

    kingfisher sail and trail canalsBirdwatching

    As well as an abundance of berry-foraging birds, autumn is also the perfect time to spot the elusive Kingfisher. They’ll be out and about trying to stock up on as much food as possible before the cold winter and with the trees and bushes losing their leaves, it’s much easier to spot their blue and orange feathers.

     

    To stave off winter blues and colds

    While the damp and the cold can make heading outside seem unappealing, it’s more important than ever to get outside as the days grow shorter. Not only will you get a vital dose of Vitamin D (helping stave off illness and depression), you’ll also get your pulse going and heart rate up helping to keep you healthier for longer.

     

    Bat-spotting at sunset

    If you want to time your trip for sunrise or sunset you may also be lucky enough to see some bats, darting alongside the canals as they hunt. Dawn and dusk is the best time to see bats along rivers and canals.

     

    autumn canals sail and trailStocking up your cupboard

    It’s not just the wild animals who can stock up for winter, autumn is also the perfect time for you to forage damsons, blackberries, dandelion, horseradish and crab apples. Make sure to bring a sharp knife and plastic bag.

     

    It’s a great way to socialise

    Enjoying a good walk, bike or boat trip is a fantastic way to combine exercise and getting outdoors with spending quality time with friends of family. The waterways are some of the most beautiful parts of the UK and a great location to head to in a group.

     

    A pub is never far away.

    There are hundreds of waterside pubs and cafes alongside the canals, perfect for a refreshing drink after a long autumn excursion.

     

    But, before you set off on your trip – make sure you have the best outdoors equipment. SHOP NOW!

  • How to make your non-stick cookware last even longer!

     

    cooklite cookware pan

    Congratulations on your brand new Cooklite cookware – you are now an owner of some of the best pans on the market!

    Our pans are super tough and come with an easy wipe clean surface making them incredibly durable and long lasting.

    However, every little helps so we’ve put together a few tips for you to ensure your pans last for even longer!

     

    • Be nice to your pan!

    The extremely hard Petra Stone bonded coating means the use of non-sharp metal utensils is now possible with your Cooklite cookware.

    However, do try and avoid scraping sharp metal objects against the non-stick coating or cutting up food whilst it’s in the pan. Alternatively you can use plastic, rubber or wooden utensils to help prolong the life of your Cooklite pan.

     

    • cooklitepans frying panDon’t scrub your pans

    Our Cooklite pans have an easy wipe clean surface, so should be like new again in seconds.

    However, if your pan needs a deeper clean then avoid wiry or scraping cloths. Instead, wait for the pan to cool down and wash it with warm soapy water. Rinse and then dry with a soft towel.

     

    •  Don’t abandon your Cooklite!

    Your Cooklite pan is super tough and can withstand a lot, but if you frequently leave an empty pan on a hot burner for a long time, you can cause damage to the non-stick coating on the cookware.

    If you’re not using the pan just take it off the heat until you’re ready to cook.

     

    • Avoid oil sprays

    If you want to cook with fats, then use whole fats with a high smoke point, like oil or butter, instead of cooking spray.

    Oil spray and other fats with low smoke points can’t withstand high temperatures and will leave a sticky buildup of the spray that doesn't burn off during cooking.

     

    • Enjoy!

    We hope you love your Cooklite cookware as much as we do and want to explore the whole range.

    If you wish to browse, you can check out our online shop here! 

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