Calantha Cookware May 29th, 2017 - 08:29:29
For many, having just the usual cookware is enough as long as it serves its purpose of getting your food cooked. But sometimes professional cookware can actually make a huge difference in your cooking and help you cook better, thus more people appreciate your cooking too. Professional cookware is not just for chef cooking on TV or for high-end restaurants to use, there are now households which recognize the benefits of using the best cookware in their kitchens.
These type of cookware have encapsulated base of aluminum or copper, some, such as the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro have the encapsulation all the way up the sides of the pots and pans. This extra thick heavy gauge base gives the stainless cookware its distinctive quick heating, and even heat distribution and retention features, thus eliminating hot spots. Low to medium heat is enough to cook up a delicious meal, saving much time and energy costs in the long-term. Quick and even heating are essential features of a good cookware.
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.
Carbon steel is common in woks used for Asian-style stir-fry cooking but is otherwise not commonly used for cookware in the U.S. Like cast iron, carbon steel must be seasoned to reduce sticking, rusting and to prevent food from reacting with the cookware. Also like cast iron, once properly seasoned, carbon steel is almost as stick-resistant as modern non-stick cookware. Flat bottomed carbon steel cookware works well with induction cooktops; however round-bottomed woks will work only with specially designed Chinese style induction cookers.