What There is to Know About Frying Pans
Just about every household has at least one frying pan because this is a traditional cooking item that has helped many families create any number of meals throughout recent history. For quite some time, this accessible necessity of the culinary world has been around. Into creating interesting dishes by using a frying pan is what even people who claim that they can’t boil water have delved.
The cooking item is not quite as simple as it may seem however. When in use and when it is being cleaned, there are different types of this frying pan and they each require different care. 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 out of lack of knowledge rather than lack of caring is how mistreatment is often done.
Each material requires different care and maintenance because the frying pan can be made out of a number of different materials. It is very important to follow some general rules for the various types of frying pans that you own since what works for one kind of frying pan will not work for another.
Copper is one of the most attractive materials that can be found in cookware. Withstanding some punishment and is an excellent conductor of heat is what a copper frying pan can do. Many people like to display their copper cookware by hanging them on a rack however, 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.
To address sticking problems, manufacturers created a non-stick coating known as Teflon. While for the sticking situation, this coating does wonders, it can peel after extended use and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating.
The traditional cast iron frying pan is what I do have a particular favorite. What I love is that with age, my cast iron frying pan gets better. 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.