Everything You Need to Know About Your 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. This accessible necessity of the culinary world, for quite some time, has been around. By using a frying pan, even people who claim that they can’t boil water have delved into creating interesting dishes.
However, not quite as simple as it may seem is what the cooking item is. 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, many cooks have received hard-earned lessons.
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.
Out of a number of different materials, the frying pan can be made and each material requires different care and maintenance. 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. A copper frying pan is an excellent conductor of heat and also it is able to withstand some punishment. 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. While this coating does wonders for the sticking situation, after extended use, it can peel and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating.
Traditional cast iron frying pan, among other types of frying pans, is my personal favorite. 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. Among seasoned cooks, this classic frying pan is a favorite.