These days, people are just not satisfied with what their grandmothers used to eat. Their tastes are getting more discerning and more adventurous, with a fair majority willing to spend on good food and even willing to go the extra mile to get it. This amounts to more people seeking out good restaurants, good sources of the finest and freshest ingredients, and the ultimate best cookware set, to indulge in their passion for excellent food.
Food brings people together in a happy atmosphere. Cooking brings out your creativity, imagination, passion, confidence and sincerity, and of course, to some, a great stress removal after a hard day’s work at the office.
Best Cookware Set – Types Of Cookware
What is the best cookware? What are the different types of cookware? The best cookware set will depend on your needs and usage. The more popular ones are quality 18/10 stainless steel cookware sets, the non-stick cookware sets, cast iron cookware, and the environmental conscious will go for the green cookware.
If you are the fussy, passionate cook, with an eye for perfection, and who does not mind spending time in the kitchen, whether preparing, cooking or cleaning up after a job well-done, then you might prefer quality stainless steel cookware, the gourmet cookware preferred by world class chefs.
These type of stainless steel cookware have encapsulated base of aluminum or copper, some such as the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro have the encapsulation all the way up the sides of the pots and pans. This extra thick heavy gauge base gives the stainless cookware its distinctive quick heating, and even heat distribution and retention features, thus eliminating hot spots. Low to medium heat is enough to cook up a delicious meal, saving much time and energy costs in the long term.
The quality 18/10 stainless steel cookware sets are non-stick if used properly, meaning no high heat while cooking. Limited lifetime guarantee speaks volume about their quality. Stainless steel capped riveted handles and heavy gauge stainless steel with mirror finish exterior and satin finish interior rounds up an elegant, stylish functional gourmet cookware.
For those who have less time to spend in the kitchen and want convenience, easy usage and hassle-free cleaning, as well as healthy cooking, then the hard-anodized cookware might be their preferred choice. Unlike Teflon coated non-stick cookware which scratches easily, this type of hard-anodized non-stick cookware do not scratch easily, heat up quickly, do not rust, do not react with food during cooking besides being non-stick.
This cookware requires little oil for cooking, meaning less oil in your food. Easy to use and easy to clean makes it appealing to busy cooks. Extremely durable but not dishwasher safe. Indeed the best non-stick cookware series with little hassle in using, yet giving superior performance.
Now getting more popular is the energy-efficient, eco-friendly, non-stick green cookware. A good example is the Cuisinart green pan which is actually hard-anodized cookware with scratch-resistant nonstick, petroleum-free ceramic-based surface coating, applied at a much lower temperature compared to traditional non-stick cookware. Oven-safe to 500 degrees F and comes with securely riveted stay-cool steel handles manufactured using 70 percent recycled stainless steel. Save the environment, use the green pan for your cooking needs.