Monday, August 30, 2010

Xtrema 3 Pc 10'' Ceramic Skillet Set Review and Giveaway

When hubby and I were first married, I was given a set of pots and pans at my bridal shower. I am embarrassed to admit that I have used that same cookware for the past 18 years.

For a long time, using old cookware didn't bother me because I didn't like to cook. I hadn't really used it all that much, really. However, in the past couple of years, I find myself in the kitchen more and more. I am actually beginning to enjoy cooking.

The more I cook, the more painfully obvious it is to me that our cookware is in great need of an update. (Imagine beat-up, stained pots and pans.) Too bad for me that quality cookware is very expensive. So, I have been buying new cookware piece by piece.

Fortunately, I was contacted by Creamcor to see if I might be interested in reviewing their Xtrema 3 Pc 10" Ceramic Skillet Set. Ummm...YES! :)
{Some information from the Xtrema website}
Features and Benefits
  • Xtreme High Temperature: Cookware can withstand 2,700 F, Steel can melt at 2,200 F
  • Xtremely Easy to Clean: Non-Scratch, Non-Toxic Ceramic Glaze Surface
  • Xtremely Attractive: High Gloss Black Finish
  • Xtremely Versatile: Oven, Stovetop, Broiler, Freezer, Barbeque Grill, Microwave Oven, Dishwasher and Dining Room Table
  • Xtremely Healthy Cooking: No Trace Metals or Chemicals Leaching from the Cooking Surface
  • Xtremely Practical: Reduces Cooking Time and Uses Less Energy, Foods Stay Hotter Longer
  • Xtremely Tasty: Ceramic Far Infrared Cooking Enhances the Food Flavor and the Entire Cooking Experience
  • Xtremely Durable: Cooking Surface can not be Scratched, even by Metal Utensils and Industrial Steel Wool



{My review}
When I first took the skillet out of the box, I noticed how heavy it was. It definitely does not look like any skillet I have ever used before. It is heavy duty, thick ceramic. The color is a sleek black. It almost looks too nice to use! :)

I appreciate that the skillet is nonstick. When I first read about that, I wasn't convinced that is was true. However, I can tell you that is is definitely nonstick because I have put it to the test over and over again.

Typically, nonstick cookware must be washed by hand. Not so with the Xtrema cookware. I can safely use a brillo pad on my skillet and it won't do any damage. I can tell you from experience that the Xtrema ceramic cookware cannot be scratched by metal utensils or industrial steel wool. That's impressive!

Another fabulous quality of the Xtrema skillet is its versatility. I have been able to use my skillet on the stove top, in the oven, and right on our gas grill. Honestly, the 10" open skillet is my go-to, most-used item when it comes to cooking. I would love to own more of the Xtrema products.
I would recommend Xtrema cookware to anyone looking for high quality, versatile, eco-friendly cookware.
{Buy It}
You can purchase Xtrema cookware on the Xtrema site.
{Win It}
One lucky reader will win an Xtrema 10 inch skillet! A $100 Value. To enter just visit the Xtrema site and tell me what other Xtrema product you would like to try.
{How to Win}
Required Entry- To enter, simply leave a comment telling me why you want to win the 10" skillet.

{How to Score Bonus Entries}
After you have completed the first required entry, you are eligible for bonus entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry (unless noted otherwise).

1. For five extra entries, blog about this giveaway with a link back to living life one day at a time (http://colleenstearns.blogspot.com/) and Xtrema(http://www.ceramcor.com/xtremaCookware.aspx) Be sure to post the url to your post here in a comment so I know where to find it.

2. Subscribe to my blog via email.

3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar and become a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect.

4. Leave me a comment on a non-giveaway post and then let me know where you commented.

5. For two extra entries, add my button to your blog- leave me a message with your blog address so I can check it out. :)

6. Follow living life one day at a time AND Xtrema (http://twitter.com/XtremaCookware) on Twitter AND Tweet about the giveaway. Leave the URL to the Tweet in your comment. You can tweet once a day, but remember to leave the URL to each tweet. You can tweet "I am trying to win an Xtrema 10" Ceramic Skillet @XtremaCookware @livelifereviews. http://tinyurl.com/2dc2h62 #giveaway"

Make sure to leave a link to your twitter message in your comment. You can do this once a day. Please make sure to come back each day and leave another comment with your new twitter message link.

7. Become a fan of Xtrema on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toms-River-NJ/Xtrema-Healthy-Cookware/120494238929?ref=ts).

8. For two extra entries, leave a comment on their facebook wall saying you entered this giveaway.

9. Add this giveaway to a Mr. Linky, Blog Carnival, Sweepstakes site, forum etc. Be sure to leave the url in a comment. (1 entry per submission)

{IMPORTANT}
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. If you earned two or more entries for a specific item (such as #1, #5 and #6 above), be sure to leave me a comment for each of the entries you've earned.

*Enter by 11 pm (EST) on Friday, September 24, 2010.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.

Disclosure:
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

151 comments:

Mike said...

I'd like to try the Wok 3pc set, thanks! Mike.karr at gmail.com

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I would love to have 3.75 Qt Oblong Baking Dish! Lasagna, come to mama!

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I'd love to try the Wok.

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I'd love the 3 pc wok set or the 5.5 quart sauce pan with cover!

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I would like to try out the cookware because it sounds like good cookware, I would like the 16 Piece Ceramic Cookware Set Product ID #99435-16PC

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Laura Lowe DeLuca said...

I like the 3 Pc Ceramic Wok Set

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ewhatley said...

I'm still a relatively new cook and am still building my cooking tools collection. This would be a great, quality addition.

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Julie said...

I like the fact that you can use a Brillo pad to clean the skillet...all my skillets are scratched up.....look awful
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royaldixie said...

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jennifer57 said...

I could really use a new skillet....especially a GOOD one :)

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Tylerpants said...

Love that it's non-stick & non-scratch!! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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tina reynolds said...

I would love to try this, I love to cook and right now I am using cheapie pans I also loved the
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trixx said...

I'd love to win this as I can feel good knowing the food I made was cooked on a food-safe skillet! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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Mickey said...

I would love the Lasagna to go in 3.75 Qt Baking Dish with Cover!

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Mickey said...

I would love to win the skillet because I've just never owned a nice one. I have Walmart pans and hand-me-wayyyyyyy-downs from family. It would be so nice to have this amazing skillet.

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Smarti said...

i'm doing lots more cooking these days since i have kids so i need this. here's hoping it improves the flavor of my cooking
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