What There is to Know About Frying Pans
Just about every household has at least one frying pan because this is a traditional cooking item that has helped many families create 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. 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 out of lack of knowledge rather than lack of caring is how mistreatment is often done.
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.
In cookware, copper is one of the most attractive materials that can be found. 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.
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. I learned that this material, just like what happened with an antique one that my wife owned, will be ruined if this material is washed too much. With a paper towel, I simply wipe mine after each use. This classic frying pan, among seasoned cooks, is a favorite.