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. Around for quite some time is this accessible necessity of the culinary world. 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. Hard-earned lessons are what many cooks have received by unwittingly mistreating the instrument.
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. Able to withstand some punishment and is an excellent conductor of heat is a copper frying pan. 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.
To address sticking problems, a non-stick coating known as Teflon is what manufacturers created. It can peel after extended use and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating, while this coating does wonders for the sticking situation.
A particular favorite of mine is the traditional cast iron frying pan. What I love is that with age, my cast iron frying pan gets better. What I learned is that if this material is washed too much, it will be ruined just like what happened with an antique one that m wife owned. A paper towel is what I simply wipe mine with after each use. This classic frying pan, among seasoned cooks, is a favorite.