Nowadays, stainless steel is considered an essential part of new life and cuisine. Not only is it ideal for the manufacture and storing of food as it does not differs from the taste of these, but it has also begun to be the perfect material thanks to its refusal to accept to corrosion. That is why, thanks to the producers, these products have become more useful, safe and beautiful. They have made stainless steel less harmful to our health by facilitating its use on a regular basis.
Almost everyone has a Stainless steel cookware at home and almost always uses them only to boil or heat food. But stainless steel is a very versatile material in the kitchen and, although everything has its disadvantages if you choose a quality product you can use it to make other types of preparations, such as stews and sauces.
As we like to be optimistic and confident, we will start with the good. We will assume that you are thinking of purchasing a quality product. In this case, you should look for kitchen utensils in 18/10 stainless steel, that is, with an alloy formed by 18% chromium and 10% nickel. You will thus have a product whose main advantages are its durability, its resistance to acids- such as lemon or tomato- and the absence of porosity of its surface, which prevents it from being impregnated with the flavors and odors of cooked foods. Neither will it have excessive weight, so it will be versatile, easy to handle and, although it has its peculiarities, easy to maintain.
And now the bad. And is that stainless steel is a lousy conductor of heat and, unless you have a nonstick coating inside, it is easy for food to stick if you are not continually stirring, cooking with liquid or add a right amount of oil – or animal or vegetable fat. Nor will it be suitable for induction unless it includes a base in the lower part that activates this type of plates, but this base will not contribute in anything to improve its energy performance.
But as for almost everything, fortunately, there are alternatives and solutions. And unfortunately for your pockets, as they are always more expensive. In high-grade Stainless steel kitchenwares, one or several internal sheets of highly conductive material – usually aluminum – is added to improve the energy efficiency of the parts substantially and, by the way, ferritic materials on the outside so that can use without problems in induction. And although to improve anti-adhesion there are several alternatives; if you want nothing to stick, we are supporters of the coating of all life.
Easy to maintain and clean
- Stainless steel items are straightforward to control. You can keep its shine intact if you clean them with lukewarm water and dishwashers on a regular basis.
- Compared to other materials, stainless steel requires much less cleaning time.
- The stainless steel utensils are light and uncomplicated to maneuver. They are hard and resistant to marks and stains. They rearmost for many periods.
- If you put them in the refrigerator, do not erode.
- Stainless steel utensils can fight germs and bacteria due to its non-porous nature. This property makes them more comfortable to disinfect and clean.