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Titanium Cookware – Too Much Or Money Well Spent ?

Buying Guide Cookware Advice

Titanium cookwares have many pros and cons.

While cookware made from titanium are not the first choice that come to peoples mind when choosing cookware or utensils, they do have qualities that should make them more attractive.

The fact that they are expensive tends to deter a lot of individuals from buying this type of cookware.

However, their strength, quick heating ability, resistance to damage (compared to other cookware), suitability for camping or backpacking, etc. make them quite a good buying choice.

Read on to learn more about titanium cookware before you buy one or plan to use one.

THE ESSENTIAL FACTS

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY

  1. ​Titanium cookware are quite light and strong (Highest strength to weight ratio known to humans) due to the atomic composition of titanium metal.
  2. Titanium cookware are a great option for camping or backpacking owing to their durability and lightness.

QUICK HEATING​

  1. ​Titanium vessels tend to heat evenly and rapidly.
  2. They are not porous, nonreactive, don't cause allergic reactions and often provide an antibacterial coating.

HIGH RESISTANCE TO DAMAGE​

Titanium cookware is resistant to scratching or denting or warping and can easily be used in an oven.

NONSTICK​

  1. Owing to its nonstick nature, a lot of dishes will not require butter oil or water (To prevent the food from sticking​ to the pan). You can simply use a cleaning cloth to wipe them clean.
  2. If you have concerns about PTFE (Polytetraflouroethylene) ​in cookware you can try using a titanium ceramic combination coated cookware.

EXPENSIVE

Titanium cookware is expensive but this cost is justified by its longevity and durability as good as new after many years of use.

HEAT DISTRIBUTION

  1. You need to be watchful in the beginning when cooking with this cookware as they can heat quicker than you expected and hold on to that heat for longer than other materials.
  2. This can be risky as it may burn the food or harm you if the pot or pan is hotter than you expected.

IMPURITIES

  1. Very aggressive scraping or stirring in a titanium pan could scratch it.
  2. This can let titanium particles enter the food. This is an issue but metals like titanium and ceramic are nontoxic to humans.
  3. In fact they are used in medical implants because they rarely cause reactions in the body.

WHAT ELSE IS USEFUL TO KNOW ?

ANTIRUST PROPERTIES

camping supplies

When made with pure titanium, pots and pans and other items like drinking bottles, utensils, forks, spoons, etc. tend to be lighter, do not ionize the food and do not rust  or leave a foul aftertaste.

CAMPING GEAR

camping survival gear

Stoves, propane gas canisters, fuel bottles, etc. that are made from titanium, are lighter and significantly contribute to reducing the camping, backpacking or expedition weight similar to how tent stakes do.

TITANIUM BLADES

titanium blades
  1. Sintered powder titanium blades have an edge that is six times longer than what conventional cutlery has.
  2. Due to this they do not rust, and weigh only half as much as stainless steel.
  3. Titanium blades are known to repulse germs in laboratory experiments and they are non magnetic.
  4. In fact, they discharge almost zero metallic ions into the material or food or dish being sliced.
  5. They are also known to eliminate an unpleasant metallic taste in foods.
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