They say that real estate is all about 3 things: location, location, location. Choosing a cookware set is similar. What you have to keep in mind to buy a cookware set that is perfect for you is all about material, material, material. Material affects everything about the cookware that will make it either the ideal set for you, or just something that collects dust in your kitchen cupboards or on pot racks about your stove.
How your pots and saucepans heat up is affected directly by their material. What you want when you are cooking is an even heat distribution. Copper cookware has the ideal heat distribution, but is a choice that is outside of many people’s price ranges. In addition to how well the material distributes the heat, it is important to keep in mind how fast each material heats. If you want to be making quick meals and not standing over a pot of water waiting forever (it seems) for it to boil, you might want to consider a set made with aluminum.
Material affects durability of your cookware set. For example, some materials, such as stainless steel, are durable enough to be dishwasher safe, making clean up that much easier. Other popular choices, such as cast iron or anodized aluminum, cannot be washed in the dishwasher but must be hand washed. Some materials, copper for example, also scratch easily.
Finally, the cost is impacted directly by the material. If pure copper cookware is out of your budget, perhaps you would be interested in copper clad cookware, or a cheaper alternative such as anodized aluminum or stainless steel. Because there are so many options on the market today, you can get a cookware set that is in your price range and fulfills all your needs.
After reading this article, you know enough to start making the decisions about what material type is best for your cookware. You can now go to stores, in person or online, with confidence about selecting your new cookware set.Tags: aluminum material, cast iron, cookware set, copper clad cookware, copper cookware, durability, even heat distribution, material type, pots, stainless steel