Calantha Cookware May 29th, 2017 - 09:02:16
The materials suitable for induction cooking fortunately turn out to be among the most commonly used and effective cookware materials: cast iron, carbon steel and some stainless steel. The first of these types, cast iron, is a very traditional type of cookware and is well suited for a wide range of applications. Cast iron has a high heat capacity compared to many other cookware materials, so cast iron pots and pans tend to be relatively slow to heat up and, once heated, tend to hold heat longer once the heat source is removed.
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.
There are many advantages to using titanium cookware. It is reputed to be healthier because you use less oil while cooking. The pans are supposed to be truly non-stick so you don`t need to use oil or water to cook your food, and which makes it easy to clean. Titanium cookware is very light, weighing less than other pots and pans which still retaining the strength needed for a solid piece. It also is very durable and lasts literally forever, and it resists dents and scratches. This type of cookware also heats quickly which reduces cooking times, but as a downside, titanium can be prone to `hot spots` which if not watched can cause food to burn.
Part 1 of this series explained how Induction cooktops use a magnetic field to directly heat the the pot or pan. Part 2 explained the growing popularity of induction cooking by exploring induction`s many advantages over conventional cooking technologies. This installment of the Induction Cooking Explained series expands on an issue introduced in part 3 by looking at the types of cookware that work best on induction cooktops and explaining which types of cookware should be avoided.