Calantha Cookware May 29th, 2017 - 09:18:55
Stainless steel cookware and waterless cookware in particular, is noted for its flavor preservation. Quality stainless steel cookware will have at least 5 layers. These layers allow for even heat flow and durability. Aluminum conducts heat well in the inner layers, but would not be desirable on the outside because of its corrosive properties. Stainless is used on the top and bottom layers to protect not only the food, but the cookware itself.
Most of the major cookware manufacturers such as, Calphalon, Cuisinart, and All Clad, include hard anodized aluminum cookware in their product lines making it easy to find. But is it worth the somewhat higher investment? Anodized aluminum cookware is likely the most durable cookware on the market and is easily twice as strong as stainless steel cookware. It will not dent or discolor and it can be dyed to make it more fun and festive. You just can`t help feeling happy when you are cooking with bright yellow cookware.
The downside to Le Crueset cookware is that it is considered to be a bit on the expensive side, but most considered the cookware to be worth the price. A 5 ½" Round French Oven is about $249 and a 7 ¼" Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Over is approx. $328. Le Crueset also makes a stainless steel non-stick set of cookware that starts at about $428 for an 8 piece set. Superior heat conduction is ensured with these 3-ply stainless steel cookware pieces with a pure aluminum core. The pans heat quickly and food cooks evenly, and they are ergonomically designed for comfort.
If you are the fussy, passionate cook, with an eye for perfection, and who does not mind spending time in the kitchen, whether preparing, cooking or cleaning up after a job well-done, then you might prefer quality stainless cookware, the gourmet cookware preferred by world-class chefs.