All About 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. 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, however, is not quite as simple as it may seem. When in use and when it is being cleaned, there are different types of this frying pan and they each require different care. 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 rather than lack of caring, mistreatment is often done out of lack of knowledge.
Each material requires different care and maintenance because the frying pan can be made out of a number of different materials. 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. By hanging them on a rack, many people like to display their copper cookware even though the copper tends to tarnish so be prepared to polish them every so often.
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. It is noticeable that food tends to stick to the surface quite easily if not properly greased even though many people love using them.
To address sticking problems, a non-stick coating known as Teflon is what manufacturers created. While for the sticking situation, this coating does wonders, it can peel after extended use 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 if this material is washed too much, it will be ruined just like what happened with an antique one that m wife owned. A paper towel is what I simply wipe mine with after each use. A favorite among seasoned cooks is what this classic frying pan is.