Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Batter Bowl and Nordicware Review

Recently I was contacted by CSN Stores to do a second review for them. Having had a great experience the first time around I said yes of course! This time I reviewed the Reco Batter Bowl and the Nordicware Multi Mini Bundt Pan




This is the Batter Bowl. I first mixed up a double chocolate cake recipe in it and it was the perfect size for one batch. I won't really use it for it's pour spout feature because I found it to be very sloppy. Of course, it's possible that was all user error haha.The bowl is nice and heavy and the handle is invaluable to me! It makes the mixing so much easier!


I was very interested in how these mini bundt pans would work out.Nordicware pans are of a wonderful quality so I know it will last forever, but would anything actually release from it's grip? I followed the instructions for greasing and flouring the pan and much to my suprise, the cakes popped right out! With so many tiny grooves I am still astonished! The pan also washed up amazingly well. A soft sponge was all it took to get inside all of the smaller areas and it took very little effort!


They really turned out beautifully. I covered them with a chocolate glaze and a little powdered sugar and had the neighbor kids come over to taste test. I got 6 very happy nods of approval!


I tested out Blueberry muffins next since muffins were listed as a use for the pan. They also popped out easily and we have decided that somehow, the fancy little shapes make the muffins taste even better! YUM!

Lastly, the pan says it can be used for jello. You won't see any pictures of the horrific explosion that ensued when I decided to test this. I am going to also chalk this one up to a potential user error as I have never tried to make a molded jello before....and I don't think I will again! Hehe!

All in all, my experience with CSN stores and their products was very positive and I had a great time trying out these fun kitchen tools!

Disclaimer: I was given a $50 credit at CSN stores in order to purchase the above items to facilitate my review. No other compensation was given. The opinions expressed above are purely my own.

10 comments:

  1. Jenn, even if you don't use the batter bowl for pouring it's great to have a handle to hold on to while you are mixing!

    Thanks for the reviews. :)

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  2. LOVE those mini bundts! Is it just me or does the pan look like it's lined in silver? So yummy looking!

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  3. Ahh, a mixing bowl with a handle, now there's a good idea! These mini cakes turned out great - I quite fancy being able to make these - they are cross between muffins and doughnuts - Muffnuts! :o)

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  4. I sell nordicware at my part time job, and I love it! I recommend Baker's Joy, the spray with flour. Awesome and quick.

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  5. I love that pan! And the mixing bowl does look nice, but I do like things to stack in my cupboard and I'm afraid that handle would make that difficult! Oh well, maybe when I have a bigger kitchen.

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  6. As a rep for Nordic Ware..I have to say I am sooooo very glad that you loved your pan!!!!

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  7. How fun! I had a seriously hard time deciding between a giveaway and items for review (I really wanted a Ms. Bento set for me).

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  8. Shannon: I know I had a hard time deciding, but I went with review this time since I did a giveaway with CSN already :D Wanted to try out the other way. I think I prefer the giveaway lol, it was easier!

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  9. Astrid that sounds amazing! Spray with the flour in it, I will check it out! I made quite a mess with the flour lol

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  10. Sheri : It only looks silver in the picture! It's a cast iron type looking pan in real life :D

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