Before deciding which cookware to purchase, you might want to know the durability & health safety of the cookware.
What is Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel is a form of steel with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant, which means it's resistant to tarnishing, rust, and staining. This resistance increases while the chromium content increases.
Due to its high resistance to damage, this material is appealing to those in the market for low maintenance appliances.
Another great feature of stainless steel is its easy cleaning and sterilization. Without the need for other surface coatings, you can easily steam clean and cleanse the material. This is what makes it so easily commercialized for kitchen
The advantages of purchasing Stainless Steel cookware are endless. But we have decided to give you the four main pros of it.
Durability- As discussed earlier, stainless steel cookware materials are tough and goof-proof. Resistant to stains and scratches, you won't want to use any other type of cookware. Plus, it lasts forever, and you won't even have to worry about dents. Appearance- A smooth and shiny material, many people purchase stainless steel cookware solely based off of the sleek look. Stainless Steel fits effortlessly into any kitchen design. Plus, it doesn't take much to clean the cookware and maintain its look. Versatility- You can cook anything using stainless steel cookware. From carrots, or other foods with alkaline, to foods with acids, like tomatoes, you can do it all without worrying about corrosion. Due to its good conductivity to heat, stainless steel makes cooking faster and easier. Price- As compared to other cookware materials, Stainless steel is priced moderately, especially considering cookware set pricing. So if you're on a budget, stainless steel is the way to go.
Stainless Steel Care Tips:
Although stainless steel cookware needs much less effort to maintain as compared coated cookware, here are some tips to help you take care of your cookware:
Cook on medium heat. This helps food stick less and also releases more easily from the stainless steel surface.
When done with cooking, allow your pan to cool off before soaking. Soaking a hot pan can cause warping.
Once cooled, soak the pan with warm soapy water. When you are ready to clean it, food should wipe right off.
If your pan shows stains or a white deposit, wash with vinegar and water.
Do not let the pan soak for hours. It is possible to cause pitting.
Do not store food, especially acidic foods (e.g. tomato-based), in your stainless steel pot.