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 not very nice looking. So when I was offered stainless steel ‘wire-rim’ glasses, I was not enthused. Enter the lovely pink tinted titanium. They are feather light and I have never had anything else since.
So it stands to reason they would eventually make titanium cookware. Don’t let the light weight fool you here, as I know you probably rightly associate a good set of cookware with heavy weight and durability. Titanium is extremely durable, unwarpable and scratch resistant.
Titanium cookware is also non-porous and completely prevents any leaking of other metals and alloys that may be used in the manufacturing process, into the food. This promotes truly flavorful food, and nutrient and moisture retention.
This is actually very exciting if you like ‘high-tech’. Titanium cookware’s time has come! It is still a bit pricey, as a small frying pan can be just over $100. Hopefully, as time goes on and it becomes more common to find cookware made of titanium, competition will reduce the cost.
In the meantime, the fact that cooking time is reduced with titanium cookware, and that little or no oil is necessary, we will save money. Cooking with titanium even reduces the water we would usually use in cooking. With water, comes steam and out go a lot of nutrients into the air where they do no good. Titanium is truly the new wonder metal. Even the word titanium is lovely.
Very light-weight titanium is also used in titanium cookware and accessories for camping and backpacking. This product line also includes cups and dishes, which again would be great to bring on a camping trip, because of the light-weight and durability.