By Coby Simmons
Jul 15, 2020
Are your kitchen cupboards full of pots and pans with wobbly handles and mismatched lids? Does more of your meal end up fused to the bottom of your saucepan than on your plate? Wondering which material makes the best induction cookware? Here's what to look for in a cookware set.
Classic, long-lasting, uncoated stainless steel cookware is affordable and very stable at high temperatures. It’s easy to care for and doesn’t react with foods, providing rapid and uniform heating. Stainless steel is also resistant to scratching, lighter than cast iron, and lasts significantly longer than coated materials – although it may be tougher to clean. Use it on an induction cooktop without any worries. Get stainless steel cookware for a steal in the EnterOffer Marketplace!
Enameled cast iron pans are great for searing, sautéing, browning, and frying, with covered pieces also perfect for braising, stewing, slow-cooking, and roasting meat. Enameled cast iron cookware has a durable coating that doesn’t react with acidic ingredients, offering the benefits of nonstick Teflon without the harmful gases. Enameled cast iron is available in various colours and easy to care for, allowing you to aesthetically transfer from cooktop to dining table. However, this type of cookware can be a little heavy and enamel and chip. If that doesn’t bother you, get a set of enameled cast iron cookware in the Marketplace.
As a great alternative to Teflon, uncoated cast iron cookware is often known as “natural nonstick.” Cast iron is extremely durable so can be preheated to temperatures that will brown meat and will also withstand oven temperatures well above what is considered safe for nonstick pans. Bare cast-iron requires a little more care than enameled cast-iron, but it is more affordable and heats more evenly than its enameled counterpart. Uncoated cast iron is also tough to clean and will rust if left in a damp environment. Find the cheapest set on the EnterOffer Marketplace.
Carbon steel cookware is a favourite in professional kitchens because they’re extremely durable and efficient, and designed for high-performance cooking. These are ideal for use on induction cooktops as well as others and wipes clean with paper towels. However, carbon steel pan designs are often single-purpose and must be seasoned to avoid rusting – they’re not dishwasher safe (hand-wash only with mild soapy water and soft brush). Find the cheapest carbon steel cookware in Australia from the EnterOffer Marketplace.
Durable nonstick coatings effortlessly release even delicate foods, including eggs and pancakes, and are exceptionally easy to clean. Because little or no oil is needed, nonstick pans are a good choice for low-fat or nonfat dishes or for trying to reduce fat in your diet. Depending on the primary material, most pieces are ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction. However, not all nonstick cookware is safe for use with metal utensils so be careful not to scratch the material. Nonstick cookware also contains a synthetic coating (Teflon) which can release harmful gases at temperatures greater than 260ºC, so avoiding Teflon might be a healthier approach..
Aluminium cookware is an excellent heat conductor, heating up 16 times faster than stainless steel. It’s also reasonably priced and lightweight, it can be prone to staining and can sometimes aluminium transfer to your food, which may potentially result in health issues. Best to stay away