Prestige- Vintage Round Casserole Dish

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A prestigious history...

Prestige is one of the world’s best known and well-loved housewares names thanks to more than 50 years of making good quality products for the home. Prestige’s commitment to quality and reliability has built an enviable relationship of trust with its loyal customers.

The Prestige story starts way back in 1936 when a company called EKCO Products Company, based in Chicago, USA, purchased a UK company called Platers & Stampers. EKCO wanted to expand into Europe and Platers & Stampers provided the perfect avenue for this. At this time Platers & Stampers produced chrome plated kitchen tools and gadgets, bathroom fittings and domestic bakeware.

Despite these ambitious expansion plans, the company’s vision was put on hold as the Second World War took hold. Platers & Stampers was called into service and spent from 1939 to 1945 producing munitions. Despite the war finishing in 1945, Platers & Stampers continued to work for the defence industry until 1953.

By 1956 the company was back on track with its expansion plans and the Prestige name first started to be used on a commercial basis. By now the company was producing a wide variety of housewares products and had acquired factories in Derby, Blackburn and Burnley.

As the standard of living increased in the UK during the 1970’s so did the demand for Prestige’s well-designed household and kitchen products. By 1976 the company’s turnover had increased from £650,000 in 1946 to £42 million and it was now employing more than 4,000 people. Overseas markets were also growing at a dramatic rate and selling offices, warehouses and factories were set-up in countries all over the world to cope with demand.

Prestige’s success continued throughout the 80’s, through its ambitious plan of company acquisitions, product design and development of overseas markets.

Prestige plans to continue to provide excellent products for the home with an extensive product portfolio. In addition to cookware, available either as stainless steel or non-stick, it produces a wide ariety of products all to the same exacting standards.


Prestige’s reputation for great quality and design extends to bakeware, kitchen knives, a fantastic selection of tools & gadgets for all your food preparation needs and the famous Prestige Pressure Cooker, one of the most iconic products of its generation. In the recent past we have introduced a range of small electrical products to our assortment including kettles & toasters and innovative counter top cooking appliances.



We have been asked to review one of the items from the Prestige range, Prestige leads the way in peoples day to day life with cooking / baking and we wanted to put to the test how this range stands up.  



£20.00

Recreate a retro ambiance with Prestige’s new Vintage kitchenware collection, featuring classic designs and timeless style with beautiful hues of blue or red that are characteristic across this range.


This is our round casserole dish in blue from the nostalgic feeling Vintage range. Only Prestige can bring you great styling with practical design, the eye catching look will fit into any kitchen with ease and the stain resistant surface is excellent as it won't absorb moisture or odours. This casserole dish is also freezer, oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.




We are going to be making Vegetable Stew...

Ingredients

New Potatoes
Potatoes
Turnip
Carrots
Celery
Onions
6 oz Self-Raising Flour
3 oz Butter
Salt
Pepper
Vegetable Gravy Stock
Gravy

Prepare and chop all the vegetables and add them to a pan of boiling water. Add the gravy, stock, salt and pepper then allow to simmer. The longer you leave it the better the flavour.

I used a deep pan at first because its quicker however, you can use the casserole dish and place into a hot oven to start if you've got the time. 

Once cooked through, transfer to the casserole dish and place in a hot oven around 200C. By this time you should have a beautiful aroma filling your kitchen, I tend to make this through autumn and winter time as its very warming during colder nights. 

To make the dumplings you can use dumpling mix from your local supermarket but I like to make my own. Mix the flour and butter in a bowl, use drops of water to sticks together and salt and pepper to season. 

You should be able to make around 6 dumplings with this mixture. Roll into smaller bite size balls and add to the casserole dish. Then  place back in the oven for a further 20 minutes.


Serve with a crusty loaf and butter on the side.

Its a healthy, warming tasty dish that both my children love. Its a lovely way to bring the family together at the dinner table.







This dish is a fantastic all rounder perfect for cooking family meals in not only that but its easy to keep clean, at £20 is a well priced product for the quality you get from Prestige.
How good that they even offer a 12 month quality assurance guarantee.Its solid robust durability sure makes it one of the most highly respected pieces of cookware around.
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