Today, stainless steel is the most frequently used materials in the manufacture of cooking tools, such as pots and pans, but also for the production of a wide range of other kitchen utensils. Thanks to its many characteristics, stainless steel is versatile and very safe from a sanitary point of view. It also has a high flexibility that makes it particularly suitable for certain types of processing that are used in modern mass production.
Pans and Pans in Steel: Main features
Suitable for both domestic and professional use, a stainless steel pot lends itself to different types of cooking. In particular, this material is ideal for boiling, drowning, bain-marie and cooking broths, soups, and soups.
In general, it is particularly suitable for all those preparations in which foods do not come directly into contact with the walls and bottom of the pot because they are immersed in a liquid.
Resistant and dishwasher safe at high temperatures, a Stainless steel cookware does not ruin even after contact with the most aggressive detergents or with sterilizing products. This is the leading cause of why this material is vital in all kitchens not intended for home use, such as school canteens, hospitals, and restaurants.
Generally, in the manufacture of dishes, stainless steel is used as a real construction material that forms the entire body of the pan. In some cases, the stainless steel pans are coated with a non-stick material, especially in the production of pans and pans.
To improve the thermal conductivity very often, an aluminum pad is added to the steel cookware, which enhances its performance and promotes uniform heat diffusion. This element is welded to the bottom or encapsulated inside.
Advantages Steel Pans
Hygienic safety: the excellent resistance to frequent washing and the attack of chemical agents present in detergents makes stainless steel pans compliant with the laws that identify the materials suitable for coming into contact with food, naturally including the latest HACCP standards.
Easy maintenance: a regular washing after every use is all that a steel pan needs. Detergents that are commonly found on the market are more than enough to keep the pots clean since Stainless steel utensils does not retain grease or odors.
Solidity and Longevity: extremely durable over time, steel is a material that suffers very little from wear. Even intensive use does not damage it; buying steel pots and pans means providing the kitchen with extremely reliable equipment because it is virtually eternal.
Stress resistance: A stainless steel pot does not fear humidity, corrosion, heat or sudden changes in temperature and can withstand knocks. Its compact and non-porous surface limits the risk of cracks or breakages.
- Further recommendations for use:
- Always use the correct size of the cooker corresponding to the measurement of the tool base. Too large a dimension will overheat the tool walls and handles.
- If you are cooking on glass cooking tops, always lift the tool, avoiding to crawl in order not to scratch both.
- Do not heat an empty pan.
- If you use salt, always add it to the cooking liquid or hot food so it can melt completely. Do not pour directly onto the stainless steel surface as it can ruin the surface.