All About Frying Pans
Just about every household has at least one of these traditional cooking item that has helped many families create any number of meals throughout recent history, which is the frying pan. 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, however, is not quite as simple as it may seem. This frying pan have different types and they each require different care when in use and when it is being cleaned. 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 rather than lack of caring, mistreatment is often done out of lack of knowledge.
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 following some general rules for the various types of frying pans that you own is very important.
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. Although the copper tends to tarnish so be prepared to polish them every so often, many people like to display their copper cookware by hanging them on a rack.
Durable metals that also conduct heat very well are what aluminum and stainless steel are and because of this, a frying pan made out of either of these metals will require little maintenance. Even though food tends to stick to the surface quite easily if not properly greased, many people love using these metals for cookware.
To address sticking problems, manufacturers created a non-stick coating known as Teflon. It can peel after extended use and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating, while this coating does wonders for the sticking situation.
The traditional cast iron frying pan is what I do have a particular favorite. With age, what I love about my cast iron frying pan is that it 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. Among seasoned cooks, this classic frying pan is a favorite.