THERMAL COOKING INNOVATION, YOUR PICNIC SOLUTION!

Do you like picnic? Enjoy outdoor activities with family while eating your warm home-cooked? Thermal cooking innovation is the solution!

Thermal cooking or heat retention innovation came from the idea of “cooking without fire”. It arose from Haybox concept, which utilizes the heat of the food being cooked to complete the cooking process. Food items to be cooked are heated to boiling point, and then insulated. Over a period of time, the food items cook by the heat captures in the insulated container.

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The first thermal cooker was found by The Monmouth Archaeological Society’s and the innovative thermal cooker was developed in Asia in the mid 1990s. This Asian thermal cooker innovation was made by stainless steel with two pots, inner and outer pots. The inner pot was used to bring the food to boil, while the outer was used as the container to keep the cooking process continuing.

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Wonderbag and Haybox are the other variants of thermal cooking or heat retention innovation. Wonderbag is an insulated bag to put around pots you already own and Haybox, which is the main concept of thermal cooking uses hay or sawdust to provide the insulation around the pot.

Cook without fire! Isn’t it brilliant idea?

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If you are a picnic’s fan but you are getting bored with common picnic menus like sandwich or salad, you can try your best home-cooked food recipe and bring it with thermal pot to keep your food warm, or even you can cook it with the thermal cooker! You can enjoy the freshly cooked meal!

Beside you can enjoy your freshly cooked meal, cooking with thermal cooker is environmental friendly? Why? It minimizes energy uses, saves water, and also saves food because no burning! The thermal cooking food also taste better because it keeps the flavor and you can get more tender meat.

thermal cooking step by step

Step by step cooking with thermal cooker (Dreampot):

  1. Put the ingredients into the inner pot of thermal cooker. Place saucepan on any heat source to start the cooking process. Heat for a short time with lid on, stir.
  2. Over a period of time, transfer the inner pot into the thermal cooker and close the lid.
  3. After the minimum required cooking, open the lid, and it’s done! Easy, right?thermal cooking recipe

There are a lot of different types of food you can make with thermal cooker. Soups, curries, rice, pasta, even bread, cakes, and desserts you can make it with thermal cooker! How could we make bread and cake without oven? Isn’t it incredible? Check http://www.thethermalcook.com/ to get the incredible recipes of thermal cook food!

Thermal cooking is one of the innovative inventions. The thermal cooker and thermal pot made by stainless steel. Shanghai Metal Corporation as one of the representatives of the metal industry can provide you the best quality of stainless steel!

As a representative of the metal industry, Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metal products in the global field. We can produce aluminum, stainless steel, copper, shipping containers and other metal products and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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Source : Wikipedia, Dreampot, Saratogajacks, Thethermalcook

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Stainless Steel VS Carbon Steel Knives

Today, typical metals used to manufacturing knives come from the carbon steel or stainless steel families.

Each materials has its pros and cons. The battle between these two types of metal is equal to a fight between maintenance and performance. Stainless steel is a popular because it resists corrosion and is easy to maintain. Carbon steel is also a popular choice because it tends to be much tougher, durable and easier to sharpen than stainless steel, It is also well known to have a sharper edge than stainless.

The problem with non-stainless knives is that they rust very fast if you don’t take care of it. If you don’t have the habit to dry or wipe your knife often during the use, then you might choose the option stainless steel. The rust resistance property of stainless, though, comes at a price. Stainless tends to be a softer form of steel. Carbon steel stays sharper longer than stainless and is easier to sharpen. For some, this might be important, because knives don’t stay very sharp for long when frequently used. Of course they stay sharp enough to do their job reasonably well, but they won’t be highly precised sharp that can cut a super thin piece of onion.

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If you’re willing to invest more time and care, than the carbon steel knife is for you. Additionally, carbon steel knives can be sharpen more easily and have a sharper edge than most of stainless steel knives.

The downside of carbon steel knives is that they are more fragile and also rusts and stains easily. For Daniel Gritzer (culinary director), this downside part of carbon steel can only be a good thing. As knife is one of cook’s most important item, it should be treated with great care. So carbon steel won’t let you get lazy because it demands to be treated well, and in return it gives you that wonderful sharp edges that you could ever hope for.

Shanghai Metal Corporation is the leading manufacturer of materials that you need to make the perfect knife, whether if it is the stainless steel or carbon steel one. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have English speaking staffs that will be very glad to help you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to get the latest news of our products.

Sources : Wikipedia, zknives.comseriouseats.comseriouseats.com

    

Ayu P.//SMC Editor

Серебряная Вода – Да или Нет?

В России чуть ли не каждая семья имеет в своем запасе священную воду, воду из родника и бутылочку с серебряной ложкой на дне. Правда или нет, но еще с детства меня интересовал вопрос – почему ложка не нашла себе лучшего применения, чем лежать на дне, выполняя, на мой вгзляд абсолютно бесполезную работу? Время прошло и теперь я всерьез заинтерисована этим вопросом, ответом на который и собираюсь поделиться с вами…

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Начнем с того, что серебро использовалось нашими предками чуть ли не с запамятных времен и со временем мы так привыкли к его применению, что не заметили, как стали есть с серебряных тарелок и ложек, пить с серябряных бакалов, ставить цветы в серябряные вазы… в общем пользоваться этим благородным металлом во всех присущих ему качествах. Но неужели его предназначение закончится легкостью обрабатывания и непремудростью использования? Как вы понимаете – нет, главное и, на мой взгляд, ценное его свойство это способность дезинфицировать все к чему оно имеет дело. Серебро убивает микробы, товарищи! Бактерицидные свойства серебра известны с глубокой древности. Еще в Древней Индии с помощью этого металла обеззараживали воду, а персидский царь Кир хранил воду в серебряных сосудах. И возможно теперь нам следует задуматься перед тем как покупать дорогущуу бутылку французской воды и вернуться к старому дедовскому способу…купить набор серебряных ложек, который войдет не только в богатсво вашей семьи, но и поправит здоровье!

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Exploring the Christmas Cakes from Different Countries

The wonderful Christmas festival is approaching and we’re all excited to get our Christmas presents, to spend quality time with our family and…to stuff ourself with calories of delicious Christmas desserts. We can find dozens of lovely Christmas cakes across the countries, each with its own ingredients, decoration and color. Have you already decided of the Christmas cake that you would like to make for your family or friends ? Let’s find out what people around the world eat during this celebration.

France : Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)

Most of the time, this dessert is covered with chocolate buttercream, but we can also find other variations, such as ganache and espresso or other flavored frostings and fillings.

Germany : Weihnachstsstollen

This cake usually contains dried fruit, nuts, spices and covered with sugar. It has a long history since the 15th Century. It was at first a tasteless cake made with flour, yeast, oil and water. Since then it has gotten sweeter !

United Kingdom: Christmas Cake

Christmas cake in the UK is made months before the holiday. By wrapping the cake like a present, plus the amount of alcohol it has absorbed, the cake lasts a very long time. The Christmas cake is not only eat during Christmas dinner but is also enjoyed at tea time or for snacks during the holidays.

Scottland : Whisky Dundee

This famous Scottish cake has a rich flavor. This cake distance itself from fruit cake by featuring glazed pecans as the topping instead of marzipan and has less fruits. A popular story is that Mary Queen of Scots did not like glace cherries in her cakes, so the cake was first made for her, as a fruit cake that used blanched almonds and not cherries

Iceland : Vinetarta

This  cake consists of cookie-like layers held together by prune filling. It is the center of all Icelandic Christmas festivities.

Poland : Piernik

Poland’s anhcient Christmas cake has a unique taste, having a mix of ginger and chocolate.

Japan : Kurisumasu Keki

In Japan, Christmas cakes are traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve. There was a time where this term was used to called women who were unmarried after the age of 25, describing them as “unsold”.

Philippines : Bibingka

This is a type of rice cake from the Philippines traditionally eaten during the Christmas season. It has an interesting aroma of toasted banana leaves.

India : Allahabadi Cake

This traditional Indian rum fruit cake originates from the city of Allahabad, known for its baking tradition and business.

To help you make a wonderful Christmas cakes, Shanghai Metal Corporation can provide you with the best cooking materials. We have silicone molds for example and we are professional in manufacturing metal materials for any activities. If you need any specific requirements for further information, feel free to contact us. Our English speaking staff will be very glad to help you find the most suitable product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to discover our other products.

    

Sources : wikipedia, foodrepublic, chickensoup, gouk.about
Photos : google image

Ayu P.//SMC editor

The Machine of Happiness

ball-globe-beaversIn this modern, chaotic, busy world everyone is looking for a happiness. We all prefer different things but  what, I am sure, will work for everyone is a candy. When I was a child, I always wonder how would be lovely to live with a Willy Wonka in a chocolate fabric and enjoy every moment by eating chocolate and chewing a gum.  But have you ever think how  this really works, what is  a machine which brings you happiness – the machine of happiness…

Let’s start with Candy Packaging Machine

candy packaging machineCandy packaging machine or also known as Vertical Packing Machine, basically applied for the packing of granular, strip-shaped, slice-shaped fixed materials, such as various puffed food, shrimp, peanuts., popcorn, rice, chocolate and sunflower seeds.

  Hard Candy die-forming machine

Hard Candy Die-forming Machine

Which is designed based on the foreign advanced technology and the international processing method. New generation equipment which is special for die-forming hard candy Various types of hard candies, fruit candies and candies with jam or powder centers.

 Lollipop Packaging Machine

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Ball-shaped lollipop packing machine is the necessary equipment for packing ball-shaped lollipop in large, middle-sized and small food factories. It’s not only reduces lot of labors for packing, but also improving the candy sanitation standard and packing quality, greatly improving the production efficiency of the company.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers  customers a wide list of food machine. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you to choose the most suitable product for you. Download an application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Maria Z.//SMS Editor

Source: shanghaimetalcorporation.com

Creative Ways of Using Copper

Copper – a nice colored metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity is used in many industries, by architects, artists. designers, sculptors but also by common people in every day life, you can even make a new world record with copper or hover over copper.

Copper in your house

Kitchen is one of the rooms in our house or apartment where you spend some time preparing favourite meals. Copper cookware and design copper bowls can not only serve you well while cooking but when you don’t use it, you can decorate your home with it. Copper plates can be a nice wall arrangement, copper pots are great planters, large copper kettles can hold your fresh flowers or you can make some copper pot lamp!

In living room decorated with copper you can enjoy your icy vodka cocktail in copper mug. Why copper mug?

1. copper mugs have been used for drinking since ever

2. copper mugs can offer you chilled drinks as this metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any drink

3. it just looks cool

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Copper in architecture

Copper doesn’t have to make just cents. Architects use it quite often for creating spectacular copper architecture. Many of the architects use copper because it can age naturally and after some time it will rust to green and merge with a natural landscape. Copper is bright, reflective and has many practical benefits. Sometimes it can add a “retro-futuristic” copper style to your house.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation provides various types of copper for whatever your application is. We offer copper clad, copper sheets and plates, copper fittings and others. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking stuff will guide you further. Download our new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Sources : copper.org, inhabitat.com, dezeen.com, archdaily.com, wikipedia.org, trendhunter.com, pinterest, googleimages

The Wonder of Aluminium Foil

What is so wonderful about aluminium foil ? You might think that its utility is quite limited and that it is most commonly used to wrap-up or store your food, or sometimes to remove manicure gel. Well, if that is the case, let us show you how aluminium foil can make your daily activity so much easier. Over 40 new uses has been discovered ! In the next section, we have chosen for you the most helpful ones and categorized them into 3 types of house activities. Let’s check them out.

1. Cooking

The ideal pie crust


Do you often avoid to eat the edges of your pie because it is too burnt ? Here’s the solution for you : keep them from over-cooking by covering that side with aluminium foil.

Create any form of cake pans


Making it can be a bit tricky but you can create any form and it’s cheap. Check out this blog and you’ll see that a complicated form, such as a camel-shaped is possible !

Recover the crispy part of your leftover foods

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You’re always disappointed when you eat your leftover pizza because it is no longer crispy. Rejoice ! This video will show you a trick with an aluminium foil that will heal that delicious crispiness of your pizza.

2. Cleaning

Bring back the shiny part of your items

 
You can easily polish your silver items easily by using aluminium foil, hot water, baking soda and salt. Check this blog to see how.
You can also wipe off the rust from metal just by using aluminium foil and water.

Take off the stubbornly sticky food

 
Just ball-up some aluminium foil to scrub off the stain and your cooking pots are as good as new.

3. Technology

Boost the heat

 
Improve your heat radiator, free of charge, by making your own heat reflectors using aluminium foil (with the shiny side of the foil facing out). The heat waves will be reflected by the foil into the room instead of being absorbed by the wall behind the radiator.
You can also gain time in ironing by putting a long aluminium foil on your ironing board. By doing this, you’ll be able to iron both the front and the back of the clothe at the same time.

Small-size battery for every device


Now you don’t need to worry about the size of your battery compartment anymore ! Just fold a small size of aluminium foil to fill the void.

As you can see, aluminium foil has more utilities than you thought ! And the list isn’t finished yet : you can sharpen your scissors with it, lifeomove easily your furniture and many more. Check out this article to see other uses of it. Shanghai Metal Corporation is a leader in manufacturing aluminium foils, household aluminum foils, aluminum foil containers, etc. Visit our website to discover various types of aluminium product or send us your inquiry if you need further information. Follow us on social media to have a better look on our products.

    

Pictures from Google image.

Ayu P.//SMC editor