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Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

Don’t you love when a home fixture serves to make your life just a bit better? I’m excited to introduce you to a new advancement that has done just that for me.

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

Earlier this fall I was lucky enough to be invited by Delta® Faucet on a whirlwind trip to New York City for The ShieldSpray™ Experience at Food52‘s test kitchen. It was such a fun experience, and I loved the homelike atmosphere that the founders Amanda and Merrill created for their workspace.Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

They shared some simple but delicious recipes from their book A New Way to Dinner, which they kindly gifted us, and we were able to see a demonstration of Delta’s new ShieldSpray Technology and try it out both the recipes and the faucet during cleanup.

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

Once I was back at home, I received my very own faucet. I chose the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray Technology. It has a more industrial look than my past fixture choices, but as my decor evolves these are the sort of interesting details I’m really enjoying.

Delta invited me to take what I learned from Amanda and Merrill and conquer a ShieldSpray Challenge. My mission was to cook 3 different dishes- breakfast, lunch and dinner- using only one pan. In between meals I could use the faucet to power off the messes. I chose my favorite aluminum sheet pan. I knew that if anything was up for the job, it was this versatile piece!

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

We started with breakfast. Making breakfast in the oven took some thought, but I saw in A New Way to Dinner that you can cook bacon in the oven. That sparked inspiration, and I created a simple breakfast bake. I spread out frozen shredded potatoes and topped them with bacon slices.

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

I cooked in the oven at 425 degrees. The bacon fat crisped the hash browns perfectly! After 20 minutes, I cracked a few eggs right on top and put them back in to bake.

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

The breakfast bake got rave reviews from my family. We decided that this was our new way of cooking bacon!

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

I cleaned off the pan and put the ShieldSpray to work. The jet in the center powers off the grease while the water shield (that neat looking bubble) contains the splatter and aids in cleaning. It made cleanup easy, but admittedly the pan hadn’t been that dirty from this meal. My later recipes would really put the challenge to the test!

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

Next up was lunch, and I recreated one of the recipes that Amanda and Merrill taught us at the ShieldSpray Experience (also featured in their cookbook), Pinwheels. My kids have simple taste, so I decided to create Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels. I rolled out the puff pastry on some wax paper right on the pan, spread out some pizza sauce, cheese, spices, and pepperoni. Then I rolled it up as tight as possible and put it in the refrigerator. After it set, I cut it up into thin slices which I spread out on the pan. They were ready for cooking!

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

Oh, my. The kids LOVED these. They were gone in a blink. It’s completely understandable- pepperoni pizza in flaky dough. What’s not to love?

There was a bit of baked-on crust on the pan afterward, so I soaked it for a couple of minutes. After, the ShieldSpray quickly took on the job with great success and blasted away the baked-on mess.

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

Dinner was the meal that I knew would really put the faucet to the test. I found a recipe for Blistered Cherry Tomatoes in A New Way to Dinner. I knew they would be a perfect companion to my baked Chicken Pesto. I also knew from past experience that the pan would be pretty rough afterward, namely because of the mozzarella cheese that I sprinkle on.

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

This was yet another meal my family loved. I conquered a second challenge in this effort, finding three meals my family will actually eat! Now that is a miracle by itself.

This was the last and biggest challenge for the faucet, and with a little help from soaking and scrubbing, it took it on with less time and none of the usual overspray that I encounter during a tough dish-cleaning task. I was so happily impressed by this innovative technology!

Delta® Faucet One Pan Challenge | Get the details of how I created three meals in one day with just one dish and powered off the messes in between with the Delta® Foundry Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray™ Technology.

I created a fun video detailing the challenge! You can see the faucet in action and a whole day worth of cooking these delicious recipes condensed into just a couple of minutes!

I’d like to extend a big thank you to Delta Faucet for inviting me on this trip and to take on this exciting challenge! Also to Amanda and Merrill and all of their team at Food52 for being so welcoming and for sharing such great recipes that my family will continue to enjoy.

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About Nina

Nina is the owner & designer of Nina Hendrick Design Company and the Nina Hendrick blog. Along with her husband Mack, she is chronicling the journey of transforming their builder-grade 80s colonial into a modern day New England dream home. Nina and Mack live in the suburbs of Boston with their three children and golden retriever Lucy.

Comments

That’s amazing! I often end up with my clothes soaked after washing dishes… Such a cool idea to catch the spray like that. And I love seeing your sweet boys enjoying themselves. :)

I so-o NEED that faucet! Great technology! I cook bacon in the oven all the time but never thought of doing the eggs! One pan meal–easy peasy!! I’ll definitely have to try the chicken–it looks so-o good–drooling right now!!!

It is so fun to experiment with new technology! A few people have told me that they alway cook bacon in the oven, we have always fried it in a pan (and made a mess). I love the oven method! So happy that you were inspired by the recipes, thank you for stopping by!

Oh my goodness – what a brilliant idea! I always hate using my sprayer because it creates such a mess – that bubble is amazing! I want to try it myself!

It is so cool, and so nice not to deal with the overspray! Thank you for stopping by, Krista!

That faucet looks amazing! And now I want some breakfast at your house ;)

Thank you so much, Sarah! Come over any time! :) :)

I love the faucet you chose – don’t you love that spray shield? Those meals look amazing, I have to try the breakfast one pan dish – yum!

I do love it, can’t wait to see what you chose!! Thank you so much!

I love your new faucet, and I am SUPER impressed that you cooked three meals in one day! That is an amazing feat! :)

HA! That was the real challenge! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by, April!

I’m drooling! All those foods look delicious! And I LOVE the look of the faucet!

Thank you so much, Chelsea! It is a really cool faucet!

Oh wow – that faucet head is so cool! I end up having far too many stuck-on messes on my cookware and that would be a lifesaver! And those recipes you made- YUM!

It makes clean up so much easier! Thank you so much for stopping by, Jenna!

I agree with Lauren I need one too! Your breakfast @pinwheels would be great for
company. What kind of pesto did you make? Love the video! Boys are cute @
enjoying the food. GREAT JOB!!

Thank you so much! I didn’t make the pesto this time around, I used Stonewall Kitchen Basil Pesto(our favorite!). Thanks for stopping by!

What a cool faucet! Great video and recipe ideas too! Thanks for sharing Nina.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Aaron!

I NEED this faucet! Mine always sprays me and it drives me nuts. Definitely thinking I need to give this one a go. Also… those pizza pinwheels. OMG! Totally making that! Your boys are just the cutest, Nina.

The overspray can be such a pain, I have been so happy! The pizza pinwheels were a big hit. :) Your little one would love them! Thank you so much!!

That spray is so cool! I thought there was some plastic bubble on it at first! lol. I hate using my sprayer because it sprays everywhere, this is awesome Nina. And I have always cooked bacon in the oven! I don’t know any other way of cooking it ;)
Hugs, Jamie

It does look like a plastic bubble! Ha! It is so nice not to have overspray. Okay, this is so funny because I’ve had a few people say they cook bacon in the oven and didn’t know of another way- both my husband and I were taught to fry it in a skillet! It’s so messy in comparison. We love the oven idea!

The food looks yummy, and that faucet looks SO cool! I’m amazed at all it can do! Thanks for sharing, Nina!

~Abby =)

It is very neat! Thank you so much for stopping by, Abby!

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