Choosing The Best Cookware For Your Kitchen

What is the best cookware for your kitchen and what should you consider when buying it for your kitchen? When shopping for pots, pans and other cookware some people are only concerned about the aesthetic and whether or not it is the color to match the rest of their kitchen décor and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that approach.

However if you take your cooking seriously you will most likely want to take a more functionally approach when choosing the best type of cookware for your kitchen.

One of the key things to consider when choosing pots, pans, or any type of cookware set is the material that it is made from.

Some of the best rated cookware for heat conduction is copper but it is expensive and is reactive to certain acidic foods.

Copper, to some degree cast iron and aluminum react to certain acidic foods like tomato sauce which may change the flavor or color of the food you are preparing. The one exception to this would be anodized aluminum, which does not react to acidic foods.

So what would be the best cookware to buy for your kitchen? In my opinion the most versatile cookware for the kitchen is made of stainless steel. It will not pit or corrode and doesn’t react with acid.

However it does not conduct heat efficiently so in the higher quality pots and pans some manufacturers will sandwich aluminum between the internal and external layer of the stainless steel. This greatly increases heat conduction and efficiency of the stainless steel cookware.

In my opinion I think the best cookware sets are ones that offer basic shapes and sizes and the handles and lids are all metal. The reason why I prefer all metal handles and lids is because you can start your cooking process on the stove top like searing or sautéing and then finish the cooking process in the oven or under the broiler all in one pot or pan.

Also it has been my experience that even after you have purchased the best type of cookware for you cooking needs, there will always be a few specialty pieces that you may need to purchase in order to supplement your set.

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