The Beginners Guide To Appliances (Chapter 1)

What There is to Know About Frying Pans

Just about every household has at least one frying pan because many families have been helped by this traditional cooking item in creating 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. There are different types of this frying pan and when in use and when it is being cleaned, they each require different care. By unwittingly mistreating the instrument, hard-earned lessons are what many cooks have received.

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. What works for one kind of frying pan will not work for another so it is very important to follow some general rules for the various types of frying pans that you own.

In cookware, one of the most attractive materials that can be found is copper. 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. It is noticeable that food tends to stick to the surface quite easily if not properly greased even though many people love using them.

A non-stick coating known as Teflon is what manufacturers created to address sticking problems. While this coating does wonders for the sticking situation, after extended use, it can peel and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating.

A particular favorite of mine is the traditional cast iron frying pan. With age, what I love about my cast iron frying pan is that it 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. This classic frying pan, among seasoned cooks, is a favorite.

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