When Choosing Cookware to Buy, Should I Think About Materials It Is Made Of?

Cookware Materials

In short, of course you should. Nowadays, the range of cookware you can find in the market is as high as ever and some of us might get confused when making a choice.

Let’s discuss it in detail, shall we? Obviously, any cookware has its advantages and disadvantages. When choosing cookware for your kitchen, you should consider what types of food you cook, the cooking methods you are going to apply, and temperature you are going to use. Versatility and durability of cookware are other things to keep in mind.

Stainless Steel

One of the indisputable advantages of stainless steel cookware is its durability. Other advantages are that it doesn’t react with food, it doesn’t absorb any smells, it won’t rust and is resistant to corrosion. A bonus is that you can wash it in the dishwasher. One more thing lots of people admire about it is that this cookware looks great: silvery cookware will make your kitchen look bright and professional.

The only things to be aware of here are that, to keep it looking bright and new, you should take good care of the cookware and that stainless steel may contain nickel and chromium, which can leak into food when your cookware is scratched or worn, which again brings us to the same question, i.e. taking proper care of your cookware.

Aluminum

Using aluminum cookware, you may risk having trace amounts of aluminum in your food, which is, of course, not a good idea. However, nowadays cookware manufacturers use hard-anodized aluminum which is a good alternative to stainless steel as hard anodized cookware is usually very durable and quite inexpensive. Moreover, hard-anodized aluminum is a good heat conductor. This cookware is very easy to take care of and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

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