Glass Cookware: Pros and Cons

The major disadvantage of glass cookware is that it breaks. This cookware cracks if the glass is too brittle or if there is a weakness in the glass, or if there are rapid changes in the temperature, and of course, like all glassware, it shatters if involved in any serious collision or impact. Adding liquid to hot, dry glass cookware […]

The Importance of Cookware

Cookware comprises of cooking vessels or food preparation containers commonly found in the kitchen, typically made of materials that do not melt easily. Types include utensils, such as frying pans, saucepans, pressure cooker, chip pans, roasting pans, etc. intended for use on stoves or range cook-tops. Connoisseurs recommend it is best to refrain from using aluminum or plastic-coated nonstick utensils, […]

Gourmet Cookware: Refined Enjoyment

The term gourmet means a person who appreciates and is knowledgeable in good food and drink. Derived from the French word “groumet” i.e. a valet that was in charge of the wines, it implies a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment, especially fine food and drink. In early 1969, the line of gourmet cookware was introduced in the markets. Most […]

All Clad Cookware: Professional Grade

All-Clad Cookware is professional grade cookware. You will find that most any 4-star chef in the world will use All-Clad exclusively in their kitchen. This is because this cookware has superior heat conduction due to the various layers of metal. All-Clad Cookware can be aluminum, stainless steel or copper. It has exterior, interior and ‘core’ layers in different combinations. Some […]

Nonstick Cookware: Is it Safe?

In mid-1956, a cookware store in Paris offered the first Teflon-lined nonstick pan for sale, and the world of cooking changed forever. Earlier, Teflon played a key role in the creation of the atomic bomb by facilitating atomic fission, the splitting of atoms. Marc Gregoire, a Frenchman, came up with the idea of spreading this material over metal to develop […]

Gourmet Cookware: When only the best will do…

Certainly, any 4-star chef must consider copper to be the main element in gourmet cookware. You also see a great deal of ceramic glass used by gourmets, especially in Europe, and France in particular. Both of these facts are due to not only the superiority of these two products, as far as heat conduction and durability, but they are both […]

The Best Commercial Cookware

Commercial cookware definitely needs to be durable and easy to care for. Chefs prefer a heavy anodized cooking surface to help prevent sticking. Commercial grade cookware would also need to use metals that promote heat conduction as the chef needs to be fast in his presentation. Professional chefs would also need to have their cookware sets include many different sizes […]

The Joy of Titanium Cookware

I first became aware of ‘consumer’ titanium, when I bought eyeglasses. I am very allergic to some metals, and have had some very bad reactions to metal ‘wire rim’ frames, that manifested as burning welts wherever the metal touched my skin. Stainless steel is a wonderful, hypo-allergenic alternative for earring posts, but if used for any visible surface it is […]

Cookware Safe for the Microwave

Percy Spencer, an employee at Raytheon, accidentally discovered cooking food with microwaves, while building magnetrons for radar sets. The microwave oven contains a magnetron tube, which converts electricity into electromagnetic radiation or ‘microwaves’. These microwaves pass harmlessly through most objects, but get reflected by metals and absorbed by foods. Microwaves can penetrate the food by about 5 centimeters, and generate […]