Destanee Fournier Cookware May 19th, 2017 - 06:34:43
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.
All of your food will cook evenly without embarrassing burnt spots. Because it heats up quickly it also saves a bit on energy making it environmentally friendly. This type of cookware is usually oven and broiler safe which adds to its versatility in the kitchen. The anodized aluminum itself is heat resistant up to the melting point of aluminum or about 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit, however, you need to check the rivets and handles to make sure that they are oven safe. Always check your manual before oven or broiler use.
The cookware needs to be durable, rugged, flexible and reliable. Durability and ruggedness means that the cookware is good for actual cooking chores and not just for display only. You need to be able to use it for extended periods of time without the cookware being disfigured or warped--a combination of stainless and copper are usually the ones excelling on durability and ruggedness.
In addition to being magnetic, a pot or pan used for induction cooking must have a flat bottom; therefore traditional round-bottomed woks are not suitable for induction cooking, nor are pots or pans that have extremely warped bottoms. Several manufacturers make Chinese-style induction cooktops specifically designed for round-bottomed woks; however these cooktops are suitable only for woks and can`t be used with flat bottomed pans.