All 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. By using a frying pan, even people who claim that they can't boil water have delved into creating interesting dishes.
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.
Wreaking havoc on the meal and on the cooking instrument itself is what mistreating your frying pan can do but the mistreatment is often done out of lack of knowledge rather than lack of caring.
The frying pan can be made out of a number of different materials and each material requires different care and maintenance. 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.
Copper is one of the most attractive materials that can be found in cookware. Withstanding some punishment and is an excellent conductor of heat is what a copper frying pan can do. 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.
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 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.
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