There are things that my mother didn’t tell me. Unfortunately, it wasn’t something that should have been taught in school- or so I think. The little science I learned in class couldn’t really give me the knowledge I needed to know how to choose the right pots and pans. Don’t be mistaken; I am not complaining. Rather, I just want to let you know that some of the things that we need to know are learned through experience. These are things that we learn when we start handling bigger responsibilities – like running a family, managing a home, and most importantly, the kitchen.
One of the things that I didn’t know is that the type of pots and pans a person chooses has the potential to worsen or improve his or her cooking. Does this make any sense to you? Apparently, as weird as this might sound, it actually is the truth of the matter. As soon as I got hold of this important piece of information, and upon verifying it, there was no turning back – I started finding the best cookware. Besides, my adventurous nature wouldn’t allow me to just sit back and let the world pass me by. Even though I had planned for it, I sacrificed some unimportant monthly expenses to replace my cookware.
Before replacing my cookware, I first of all evaluated what I had in the kitchen and how they were impacting my cooking. It came to my realization that I needed to make a few changes here and there. Briefly, let me share with you how buying the best cookware has transformed my cooking. The primary change had to do with the material used to make the cookware. I bought several pieces of cookware made of heavy gauge materials. The thinner gauge materials sitting in my kitchen cabinet had already warped at the bottom. Some of them even had dents.
As I later realized, the dents and warping was the common cause of food scorching. It is important for the cookware bottom to be as flat as possible- especially if the stovetop component is electric. Heavy gauge materials are durable and aren’t prone to dents and warps. On the same note, the heat usually spread more evenly compared to the pans and pots made using thinner gauge materials.
You must already be wondering how to determine the heaviness of a pan. Well, it’s pretty straightforward. First and foremost, lift the item and then look at how thick the walls and the base are. Try rapping it using your knuckles and listen keenly to the type of sound produced. You are looking at two possibilities – a dull thud or a light ping. If you hear the former, the material is thick enough.
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