What Cookware do Chefs Use
Excutive Summary by Anthony T Pica
Professional chefs know cookware. When chefs use cookware, they like to use anodized aluminum cookware. Aluminum cookware forms a natural coating when it is pulled out of the mold and introduced to the air.
Aluminum cookware is strong and lasts a good amount of time. The professional chef needs something stronger. When chefs buy cookware, they like to use a hard anodized aluminum. Anodized Aluminum Cookware is what comes out the other side.
This cookware is extremely hard compared to the regular aluminum coating that is natural. When cooking on a stove top, a pan that does not heat equally cannot cook consistently.
Professional chefs need consistency above all else. Regular metals rust easily. When using a harder exterior surface, the pots and pans rust less.
Harder surfaces make the pans heavier. Anodized cookware is perfect for this. Make sure it is anodized and aluminum.
How to Choose the Best Hard Anodized Cookware Set
Excutive Summary by Christina W Walker
Hard anodized cookware combines the fast and even heat conduction of aluminum, the steel-like durability of its anodized exterior, and the easy cooking and cleaning of the nonstick finish.
If you’re interested in hard anodized aluminum cookware, use the following considerations to help you find the perfect set.
Choose Your Brand
If you’ve always used a certain brand, or if you have fond memories of a specific brand in your mother’s kitchen, start your search by looking at that brand’s hard anodized cookware.
Good to know: Some of the top brands in hard anodized cookware include KitchenAid, T-Fal, Rachael Ray, Cuisinart, and Circulon.
Flat-bottomed pans are also much less likely to leave scratches on your cooktop, compared to hard anodized cookware with ridged bottoms. Make sure the cookware you choose matches the stove or cooktop you already have.
Good to know: Hard anodized aluminum cookware does NOT work on induction cooktops.
Consider Your Cooking Needs
Good to know: The standard pieces and sizes of most cookware sets include: 5 to 8-quart stockpot with lid; 2 saucepans between 1 and 3 quarts with lids; 8-inch open skillet; 10-inch open skillet.
You may find other factors that are influential in your decision to purchase a particular hard anodized cookware set.
How The Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cookware Made Me Savor The Good Life!
Excutive Summary by Jaymie Janowsky
Most people make mistakes when buying cookware. As an experienced mom at the kitchen, I can really attest to the fact that cooking tools made of stainless steel are the best in the kitchen.
I personally love the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set. First of all, let me discuss the benefits of using stainless steel pots and pans. Finally, stainless cooking surfaces do not discolor, react with food or change the flavors.
Specifically, the pans are made up of aluminum core that is covered by stainless steel on both sides. This is what they call the Tri-Ply Heat Surround Technology.
Stainless steel, according to what I have read, does not transmit heat quickly but aluminum does. While aluminum is soft and dents easily, stainless steel is hard and strong.