Tips On Cooking With Non Stick Cookware

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  • Author Victoria Fitton
  • Published May 27, 2010
  • Word count 418

Buying new stainless steel pots and pans is so important to a person who loves to cook. You want to concentrate on the meal not the washing up after. After serving a lovely meal you do not want to take up too much time cleaning up so therefore you have to purchase good quality cookware.

Good quality cookware with a durable coating that will not peel off or lift from the cookware surface does not have to be expensive or a brand name. There are many products for sale on the market that are just as good.

Many people do not know how to use a coated fry pan or saucepan. Some people are really hard on their cookware. Burning their food onto the pan or scratching them. Then they throw them away and go buy new ones. I read this many times in cookware discussions. The cause of this is too high heat or not good quality cookware.

So here are a few tips. You never start with the high heat. You always start with medium high heat and then go down to medium. This is better for the fry pan and easier cleanup. You should not have to scrub your pots and pans. When washing up and the pan has residue on it soak the pan for a couple of minutes in the dish water, then wash and it will look like new. Also if you stack your frying pans put something between them like a baggie.

Some coated pots and pans on the market can be used with a metal utensil. This is so much easier to deal with then the plastic ones.

Stainless steel pans without the coating are great to use. If you have a rainbow effect on your pots and pans this means they have been used on too high heat. A stainless steel cleaner should clean this up.

I braise my meat or chicken in my stainless steel fry pan and then put it in the oven to finish cooking. When the meat is ready I like to make a wine sauce on the stove top from the drippings and reduce it to a slightly thick sauce. The great part about it is you are only using one pan!

Always remember, never use high heat on your cookware. It isn’t necessary. Let it cool before putting it in dish water. Place a cloth or baggie between them and you will enjoy using your new pots and pans for many years.

Victoria Fitton has a store on the internet at Pots.Pans 'n Such- Specializing in high quality Stainless Steel Pots and Pans, Cast Iron Cookware, Pot Racks, FDA Approved and BPA Safe Baby Bottles and Glasslock Food Containers.

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