Calantha Cookware May 29th, 2017 - 09:04:46
If you are looking for new cookware for your household use, there are many types available and in many different price ranges. You can buy individual pieces or a complete cookware set for your specific needs. Choosing a cookware set usually saves you money and a set ensures that all the pieces you have will match in quality, appearance and use. But which cookware set should you choose? Read these cookware set reviews to see which may be best suited to your needs.
The feature of hard anodized aluminum cookware that has made it so popular is the nonporous, nonstick surface. This surface is scratch resistant to the point that it can be used with metal cooking utensils without concern. No more hunting for the nylon or wooden utensils. Just grab whatever is at the top of the drawer and cook without having to baby your precious nonstick pan. The nonporous cooking surface does not allow food to stick so you don`t have that burnt layer on the bottom of your pot to worry about. Plus you don`t need to stand in the kitchen and stir it every five minutes.
Copper cookware has been around for a long time, it also expensive. Copper is one of the more expensive metals to use for anything, it is probably the reason why stainless, aluminum or the compositely bonded metal cookware became more popular. Recently, it has been returning to vogue, and for good reasons.
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.