All About Frying Pans
Just about every household has at least one of these traditional cooking item that has helped many families create any number of meals throughout recent history, which is the frying pan. This accessible necessity of the culinary world, for quite some time, has been around. Creating interesting dishes are what even people who claim that they can’t boil water have delved into by using a frying pan..
The cooking item, however, is not quite as simple as it may seem. This frying pan have different types and they each require different care when in use and when it is being cleaned. By unwittingly mistreating the instrument, many cooks have received hard-earned lessons.
Mistreating your frying pan can wreak havoc on the meal and on the cooking instrument itself but rather than lack of caring, mistreatment is often done out of lack of knowledge.
Each material requires different care and maintenance because the frying pan can be made out of a number of different materials. What works for one kind of frying pan will not work for another so it is very important to follow some general rules for the various types of frying pans that you own.
Copper is one of the most attractive materials that can be found in cookware. Able to withstand some punishment and is an excellent conductor of heat is a copper frying pan. By hanging them on a rack, many people like to display their copper cookware even though the copper tends to tarnish so be prepared to polish them every so often.
Aluminum and stainless steel are durable metals that also conduct heat very well because a frying pan made out of either of these metals will require little maintenance. For cookware, many people love these metals but I have noticed that food tends to stick to the surface quite easily if not properly greased.
A non-stick coating known as Teflon is what manufacturers created to address sticking problems. It can peel after extended use and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating, while this coating does wonders for the sticking situation.
A particular favorite of mine is the traditional cast iron frying pan. It gets better with age is what I love about my cast iron frying pan. What I learned is that this material will rust if it is washed too much, ruining it just like what happened with an antique one that m wife owned. After each use, I simply wipe mine with a paper towel. Among seasoned cooks, this classic frying pan is a favorite.
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