Using Steel Pans For Home Cooking

There are many materials that pans can be made of, some more revolutionary than others; and even if our traditional pots and pans were simply made of copper and cast iron, yet, modern technology enables the use of porcelain enamel for instance in the manufacturing of the most exquisite pans. This porcelain enamel applied on pans creates a coating that protects the underneath layers against corrosion while also preventing the direct contact between food and metal.

Other very popular pans are those made of stainless steel that have solved the issue of metal rusting once and for all. This type of cookware is neither too cheap nor very expensive, prices are usually moderate and they are definitely worth paying. Stainless steel is the right material for the making of all types of pans, particularly since it has no chemical reaction when it comes into contact with alkaline and acidic food. However, unlike cast iron or aluminum, stainless steel pans do not conduct heat that well.

In order to solve this heat conductivity problem, many manufacturers have adopted a new technology that involves the use of an aluminum or copper core inside the pans so that heat is conducted more easily and evenly over the entire surface. The most expensive pans in this category also have the aluminum core running on the sides of the pans, so this will clearly explain to you why some apparently identical cookware items have different prices.

In case you generally use steel pans for home cooking, there are a few things you should know about how to clean and wash them. First of all, do not use any metal scraper for the removal of stuck food; the best way to clean such residues away is by hot soapy water and nylon scrapers that do not scratch the steel. When washed in the dishwasher, steel pans are often exposed to the formation of water spots due to the high temperature used during the drying process.

Though they cannot be labeled as pans, glassware is often used for cooking; it is both flame and oven proof and it comes for pretty high prices. Despite of the costs, such "pots and pans" definitely make a great choice by the wide range of applications they are good for: first of all they can be used in the microwave, on top of the stove or in the oven. This wide practicability would justify for the costs, however, some people may not find glassware to their liking since it doesn't heat evenly and it can often create hot spots.

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