Calantha Cookware May 29th, 2017 - 09:02:53
This cookware set is constructed of aluminum with a porcelain enamel exterior and a non-stick interior. The aluminum core allows for quick and even heating of food, as aluminum is an excellent heat conductor. The outside of the cookware is porcelain enamel. Porcelain enamel is quite stain resistant and makes for very easy cleanup. The interior of the cookware is non-stick, allowing foods to easily slide from the pan onto your plate. Metal utensils will scratch the non-stick coating so the set does include 2 rubber utensils to allow you to easily remove the food from your pots and pans without damaging the interior.
Stainless steel actually refers to a family of steel alloys. To be called stainless steel, an alloy must contain a minimum of 10.5% chromium, and it is chromium that causes stainless steel to be resistant to rusting. Many stainless steels contain other metals such as nickel as well. Nickel adds additional corrosion resistance, hardness and durability to stainless steel; therefore it is common in cookware. Unfortunately, stainless steel containing nickel is usually non-magnetic; therefore some stainless steel cookware is not suitable for induction cooking. When purchasing stainless steel cookware for induction cooking, you should look for a statement from the manufacturer or retailer indicating that the cookware is induction-ready. Alternatively, you can test the cookware with a magnet.
Several factors determine how healthy cookware is. The first cookware people tend to buy is the non-stick cookware. This cookware is healthier because it cuts down on the amount of extra liquid that needs to be added. However, this is only a portion of the concerns that determine healthy cookware. The quality of the cookware is also important. Cookware can only produce healthy food if it is made from good quality material that allows even and efficient cooking.
The cookware has a heavy cast iron core which is consistent in quality and thickness up the side walls and in the lids. This creates great heat conductivity and allows the food within it to remain hot for a considerable length of time when you take it to the table. It is reputed to be able to withstand high temperatures without warping, and can be used on the stove top, in the oven or for broiler cooking.