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Stainless Steel Pots and Pans – So Desirable Yet

Buying Guide Cookware Advice

Stainless steel pots and pans are a fantastic all-round general-purpose tool. These cookwares tend to be low maintenance, durable, quite lightweight and easy to manage. Additionally, they do not corrode or tarnish, and they resist wearing due to their nonporous nature.Cleaning is easy due to the smooth surface of these vessels and they are dishwasher safe. Stainless steel is also not known to have issues on a range top or in an oven.

Having said so, stainless steel cookware are comparatively poor conductors of heat and they do not distribute heat evenly. To remedy this aspect, many manufacturers provide a copper or aluminium disc in the bottom of steel pots and pans. This allows them to absorb heat more evenly

Read On To Learn How You Can Manage This Cookware

THE BASICS

BENEFITS

  1. Comparatively inexpensive than other types of cookware.
  2. You use stainless steel for cooking at high heat and temperatures.
  3. The surface of these pots and pans tends to be strong, sturdy and resistant to scratching and corrosion.
  4. Copper and aluminium bottoms on the cookware provide an even heating while cooking.
  5. Stainless steel pots and pans are a relatively safe choice for a cookware.
  6. Tends to withstand aggressive scrubbing or cleaning except when the pot or the pan has a ​nonstick coating.

RISKS


  1. Metals such as nickel, titanium, molybdenum, chromium, aluminium, carbon steels are present in the stainless steels alloys.
  2. These metals can be released in very low quantities into the food that is cooked in a ​stainless steel alloy vessel and they can show health effects
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HANDLING

  1. Those who have been diagnosed with nickel allergies should ideally avoid cooking in and eating from stainless steel cookware.
  2. Try to avoid storing high acid foods in stainless steel vessels. Though, you can cook acidic foods in them (lemon, tomatoes, vinegar, wine, etc.)
  3. You could discolor stainless steel pots if you boil them on high heat for extended periods of time.
  4. Stainless steel cookware are dishwasher friendly. If you wash these vessels by hand make sure to dry them quickly to avoid water spots from forming.

Sometimes you can see a rainbow colored film on the outside of the pot or pan when you expose them to high heat. This can be polished off by using a stainless steel cleaner.

5 HOME TIPS FOR CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL POTS AND PANS

  1. Use soapy water when removing grease.
  2. Baking soda is very useful for removing coffee deposits.
  3. Washing soda comes in handy for removing tea stains.
  4. You can use a common alcoholic solvent to remove adhesives.
  5. There are stainless steel specific sprays or pastes out there which can used for general cleaning and protection of your cookware.

CLEANING YOUR STAINLESS STEEL CUTLERY

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RESISTANCE TO STAINING AND RUSTING

Stainless steel is more resistant to staining or rusting than steel composites. Having said so, acidic foods and salts do tend to stain its surface and cause corrosion if they are not removed quickly.

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HAND​WASHING

WASHING STAINLESS STEEL PANS AND POTS

​If you wash stainless steel cutlery in hot soap water, use a sponge or nylon brush immediately after use.

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​AFTER WASHING

Rinse the cutlery in hot water and dry it completely and thoroughly. After this store the cutlery in dry conditions.​

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USE OF DISHWASHER

OVERLOADING

  1. Avoid overloading the cutlery basket inside the dishwasher.
  2. Try to pack the cutlery with their handles downwards such that the knife blades, spoon bowls and the fork tines are in the uppermost section.
  3. This will ensure that water has enough room to circulate.
CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL  COOKWARE IN A DISHWASHER

DON'T MIX METALS​

Different metals can react with each other inside the dishwasher so try not mixing them if you can.This can cause stains (Try to separate aluminium and stainless steel from each other).

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RINSING

Rinse the ​spoons, knives, etc. well after each use and before you place them in the dishwasher.

AMOUNT OF DISHWASHER DETERGENT​

  1. ​Use the quantity of dishwashing detergent and Rinse Aid that has been recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Detergent are chlorinated and they can discoloration in stainless steel cookware or cutlery if used in large amounts.
  3. Corrosion is also possible due to the humid conditions present inside the dishwasher from long washing and drying cycles.​

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