Professional Cookware: A Guide To Shapes And Uses

A guide to the shapes and uses of professional cookware is useful for those who, even at home, want to cook food in the best way: because cooking is an art that requires its specific tools!

No craftsman could do his job better if he did not have the “tools of the trade” available.

If we consider cooking as an artisanal activity, which requires knowledge and professionalism, then we can easily understand how, even in this field, we must take care to obtain the best tools. Right ingredients, elaborate recipes, and brilliant cooks are not enough: even the right pots are needed.

Professional cookware: a guide to shapes and uses

Stainless steel utensils are perhaps among the first that man has developed in the course of history.

But the pots, as we know them today, are a recent acquisition.

In antiquity, it was cooked in containers with a rounded shape, and mostly terracotta was used. It is only with the industrial revolution that the iron pots are built, then in aluminum, then in steel.

Professional Cookware, which are the most used forms in the kitchen today?

The first professional pot that we present is the saucepan. A full pan with high edges, which can be equipped with one or two handles. Once they were made of copper, because this metal is an excellent conductor of heat, today there are also the very efficient versions in stainless steel, aluminum, each with its specific characteristics.

Suitable for roasting, braising, au gratin and stewing, the saucepan has a multi-purpose function both on the hob and in the oven.

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How to Clean Steel Cutlery And Dinner Set?

The cleaning of steel cutlery can be made to preserve in perfect condition both flatware which is not used daily and for cutlery used every day after a healthy meal.

Cleaning of steel cutlery which is not used daily.

After a period of storage in the drawers, perhaps even with the cloth or velvet case, the Stainless steel plates still needs to be polished because the components of the steel, especially if shiny, could create some point of oxide or simply opacity. Here are the three stages of cleaning the steel cutlery in which they will resume their brilliant appearance.

The first operation to do is check if the cutlery shows signs of oxide. If there is some dot of oxide, you can clean, with a cloth soaked in diluted lemon juice, with water the affected parts making sure to remove the oxide from the steel cutlery.

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Why Should You Store Food in Stainless Steel Utensils?

Kitchen utensils, appliances, and other stainless steel items have significant advantages over other materials that you should know to start taking advantage of. What are those benefits?

Long service life

The appliances, fountains, casseroles and other stainless steel kitchenware are extra durable and do not ruin over time. This is good to equip your house with these items because you know that you will have them in perfect condition for years.

They are decorative

As stainless steel utensils are of a beautiful structure, they will serve you as a decorative part of the kitchen, for its design and finished refined luxury. The pieces will beautify the kitchen and the table, as a whole, they are an excellent investment for the health of the family. Stainless steel cookware eliminates unpleasant expenses such as illness, due to contamination of toxins emitted by pots of other materials.

They are not toxic

According to stainless steel utensils manufacturers, steel does not intoxicate food, with substances harmful to health. Unlike iron, Teflon, aluminum, pewter pots that release particles, chemicals, gases, oxides, and metals that intoxicate food that is being prepared, it is apparently a serious risk that slowly deteriorates your health.

Conserve nutrients from food

When cooking boiled meals, they tend to lose nutrients, and this due to the utensil that is used at that time because depending on the pot, steam can be channeled and destroy harmful enzymes.

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They are tough and durable

Stainless steel cookware turns out to be resistant to corrosion, which prevents rust if given proper use and care. The durability is infinite; they do not wear out so easily, they do not deform and remain as new throughout life, as long asyou take care of them correctly. They are very economical and are revalued over time.

They are versatile

They are an excellent option to use in the oven as molds, you can also serve them directly by flipping the lid, they help to save water by cooking the steamed food, and you save fuel since you can cook one pot on top of another.

Resistant to extreme temperatures

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Stainless Steel Kitchenware: How to Choose and How to Use?

Undoubtedly, stainless steel kitchen utensils are almost always the most durable, but they are not always the most recommended, nor are all qualities equal.

For this reason, we offer you this post with information on when to use them, how to choose them and which ones can be substituted when their use is not recommended.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensils and The Advantages

The advantages of stainless steel utensils are the following (although they may vary depending on the cookware in question)

Exceptional Durability: Stainless steel is very resistant, both to impacts and high and low temperatures, therefore, many of the utensils are suitable for oven, fire, dishwasher etc., but never for the microwave! for this case, better to use for example hard anodized cookware or special microwave containers.

Suitable for Dishwashers: Stainless steel plates can be inserted into the dishwasher, except that include other materials that prevent it, but never because of stainless steel.

Very Hygienic: The almost zero porosity of stainless steel dinner sets, prevents dirt particles from remaining hidden in its pores when cleaning it, so its cleaning is thorough and very easy.

Easy to Clean: Also thanks to its low porosity, not only clean much easier, but also get dirty less than other materials.

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Benefits, Uses, and Care of Stainless Steel Utensils

The chefs, cooks or those people who love the art of cooking, always look for the best tools and utensils that allow them to make the best use.

Stainless steel is a casual term for metal alloys that constitute 10.5% or more of chromium (Cr) and more than 50% of iron (Fe). Although it is called “steel,” a better term for it is “highly resistant to stains.” A somewhat dark metal, which looks bright because it reflects light.

It is steel with high resistance to corrosion, since the chromium and other alloying metals have a high correlation with oxygen so that it reacts with it, establishing a passivating layer, thus preventing iron corrosion. However, this layer can be damaged by some acids, resulting in the iron being attacked and oxidized by intergranular elements or generalized pitting. Some types of stainless steel also comprise other alloying mechanisms; the main ones are nickel and molybdenum.

Benefits of stainless steel cookware:

  • Stainless steel cookware is considered as most hygienic for food preparation and very easy to clean since its only surface does not have pores or cracks that accumulate dirt and bacteria.
  • Stainless steel plates look attractive and require less care, since little seasoning is essential for longevity.
  • It will not affect the taste since it does not react with acidic foods during the preparation of food when cooking.
  • With proper care, stainless steel utensils have an expected life of more than 100 years and are also fully recyclable.
  • The stainless steel kitchenware gradually conserves the nutrients, employing the material and the protective layer of the bottom, this gives the suitable cooking to the foods with a minimum of water and to low fire, avoiding that by the high temperature they lose the nutritious values. We must prevent food from losing the vitamins and minerals in the water. The stainless steel pots allow the food to be steamed in the same juice, which also gives more pleasure.

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How to Choose Stainless Steel Cookware?

To choose the right dishes from stainless steel, you need to pay attention to some of its parameters and properties.

First, such dishes must meet the requirements:

  • Be made of stainless steel that fits hygienic conditions and is suitable for deep drawing (304, 202, 201, etc.);
  • the outer layer of the bottom can be made of stainless steel grade 430, which allows the use of dishes on all types of cooking stoves;
  • The density of the walls of the pan should not be less than 0.5 mm (the thickness of the walls of the dishes of the premium class is 0.8 mm, the thickness of the walls of the pressure cookers and coffee makers is 1-1.2 mm ;
  • The thickness of the heat distribution layer of the bottom is not less than 3 mm.

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Why Should You Buy Stainless Steel Utensils For Your Kitchen

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Before the age of non-stick cookware, most of the household use stainless steel kitchenware. Even in this modern day, you can find a lot of homes where Stainless steel utensils play the dominant role as the kitchenware. With the passing course of time, the stainless steel cookware manufacturers give emphasis on making products that are more useful, stylish and beautiful. They try to make the items less harmful for human health, and that makes it easier for you to use them in a regular manner.

There are some definite reasons for buying and using the pots and pans made of stainless steel.

Easy To Maintain

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