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 […]

Cookware: So Many Varieties

Whether you prefer enamel, stainless steel, copper, cast iron, or glass cookware, you can find it in a rich variety of styles and colors today. They also come in a wide variety of costs. Aluminum is also widely used, especially by commercial chefs, but due to new information on the healthiness of aluminum, many times the aluminum is only used […]