Monday, June 9, 2014
But the holy grail of cookware is the cast iron set. Cast iron is a very old choice for cookware that is recently coming back into vogue. Cast iron pans often outlive their owners. They cook very evenly and do a good job caramelizing food. On the other hand, however, there are some downsides to cast iron. Cast iron is very heavy, so the pots and pans will be hard to move around, especially when hot. Special care has to be taken with cast iron, because it needs to have a layer of oil applied to it after each use to build up a nonstick surface. Soap removes this layer, so the pot or pan needs to be cleaned without soap.
Stainless steel and aluminum cookware is a modern alternative. They cook well and are nonstick without using chemical additives, and they don't need any kind of special washing- you can put them in the dishwasher if you want. It's also very easy to get a matching set, unlike with cast iron, where you will either get mismatched cookware or need to pay a lot for a full, new set. Consider all the options carefully when shopping for wholesale cookware sets- that determines the price and how the cookware will work in the kitchen.
by: Palmetto Linen