Calantha Cookware May 29th, 2017 - 08:36:54
Cookware sets available on the market are made from various metals. There are unique cookware materials used like copper and aluminum that accelerate the cooking process. Some manufacturers use anodized aluminum cookware to prevent this reaction.A very popular cookware material combination in higher quality cookware is the use of stainless steel with with a copper core. This provides excellent heat distribution for even cooking. Other makers use stainless steel with a copper bottom to achieve great results.
All-Clad cookware is reputed to be one of the more popular brands of cookware on the market today, but it is considered quite pricey with a single frying pan over a hundred dollars. But All-Clad is mostly considered to be worth the price, being created from cutting edge technology which pioneered the process of bonding metals together to enhance the benefits of each, while minimizing the drawbacks. The result is adequate heat conduction is maintained ensuring that food cooks evenly.
They say that if created under the right conditions anodized aluminum can be as tough as a diamond. Does that make hard anodized aluminum cookware a real gem? In this cooks experience, definitely yes. Anyone who cooks everyday can be driven crazy worrying if they are using the right cooking tools, stirring their sauce often enough so it doesn`t stick and burn, and whether they are moving the cuts of meat adequately in the saute pan so no one piece is in the hot spot for too long. If you cook you have been there.
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.