Calantha Cookware April 20th, 2018 - 08:13:46
Aluminum is a material that is used in quality cookware, but only with certain applications. It is lightweight, and is best used as a core, or wrapped in another material such as stainless steel. The aluminum in the better cookware does not come in contact with food, as it tends to give food an "off" taste. This can be found in the cheapest of cookware, as all-aluminum pots and pans are inexpensive to make.
Different varieties of cookware are available today to match various types of functional applications. The cost and the performance of any cookware product vary according to its material. If the thermal conductivity of the material is high, the food will cook faster. Hence, the price of such cookware is higher.
Aluminum cookware is another material that makes up more than half of the cookware today. Aside from its being cheap, aluminum is a good conductor of heat and is used commonly with non-stick pots and pans. The obvious disadvantage is its reaction to acidic and alkaline foods leading to corrosion that spoils the taste of the food cooked. It is why aluminum cookware is frequently coated with stainless steel or anodized coating to save food. Aluminum does not require any particular care. Washing it in soapy water is sufficient. However, if the surface has anodized coating, be careful not to scratch the finish and avoid washing the cookware in a dishwasher.
The design of the cookware also determines its performance level. Today, most cookware products are produced using the best technology surface coating for improved cooking experience. From traditional cookware items to modern non-stick version, there is a huge range to choose. While the traditional cookware products are less expensive, non-stick versions put a little more pressure on your pocket. It is necessary to read the features and specifications of the cookware product before buying it. Buy a product, which suits your requirements completely. For example: if you wish to cook vegetables quickly, opt for a pressure cooker, or if you wish to prepare delicious sauces, opt for a saucepan.