Advantages of stainless steel cookware
Stainless steel has been the cookware choice of top professional chefs for many years. Good stainless steel cookware will have an internal core at the bottom of copper or aluminum that increases its thermal conductivity. This cookware is very durable. The physical properties of stainless steel make it resistant to scratches, dents, and dents. This means that your cookware will last for many years. You’ll find it an excellent choice, whether you’re boiling vegetables, browning meats, or pan-searing sauces or sauces. Besides cast iron, stainless steel is the strongest and most durable cookware on the market. These pots will have a shiny, shiny surface (pleasing to the eye), and with proper care, can last a lifetime. This makes them an inexpensive option as well.
Keep in mind here that cheaper stainless steel cookware does not have an inner core, so it does not wear well and food burns easily on it. At the next price level, cookware only has a central copper or aluminum disc on the base (I’ve used a set of this type of cookware for over 48 years). More expensive stoves have cores added to their sides, halfway, or the full height of the cookware. So, as with most things, you pretty much get what you pay for. Usually, in the long run, it pays to buy the best you can afford.
Forget expensive specialized cleaning solutions or delicate handling. Stainless steel can be washed with soap and water, or even run through a dishwasher, making it easy to clean and maintain. If the surface of the pan begins to look dull or discolored, it can be easily buffed to a beautiful shine using a dry cotton cloth and stainless steel polish. Simply put a small amount of rinse aid (about the size of a dime) on the dry cloth and spread the rinse aid over the cookware in the direction of the grain. (Heavier stains may require a stronger rub.) Using a dry area of the cloth, buff to a beautiful glossy finish. It is ready for many more years of service.
You will find a fairly wide range of prices for stainless steel cookware. The most durable cookware will naturally be a bit more expensive. But, for its durability, ease of care, and versatility, stainless steel has been my favorite cookware for many years.
It is lightweight, making it easy to work with and will not corrode, chip, rust or tarnish, maintaining its attractive shine for many years. And stainless steel is inert, which means it won’t change the flavor or color of most acidic foods. It’s even eco-friendly: More than half of all new stainless steel is made from scrap that’s been melted down and recycled.
I hope you found this article informative and helpful in choosing your cookware.