Variety available in Cookware today


Today the variety available in cookware is staggering. Gone are the days when all you saw was stainless steel cookware or copper and aluminium cookware in homes; today traditional utensils also comes in fancy variety and buying these is affordable enough for everyone, not only the rich. So here is a simple guide on what materials and types are available, whether you want to buy cookware in brick and mortar stores or online stores.

Traditional Cookware – Even today stainless steel cookware reigns supreme and every Indian home will have a few of these. They are easy to store, easy to clean, last for years to come and are also better compared to copper and aluminium because they are durable and resistant to bending, breaking and losing original shape. Today many manufacturers are creating these in elegant designs, so that they serve dual purpose as serving ware as well and look elegant gracing dining tables.

Induction cookware – These contains ferromagnetic materials and can also be used on a traditional gas stove as well as an induction top. The utensils will have a layer of magnetic metals and that can some kind of iron. You will find induction cookware set in enamel cast iron, cast iron and stainless steel cookware. Materials that cannot be used as induction cookware are aluminium, glass and copper, unless they have a bottom layer of metal with magnetic characteristics.

Oven cookware – Used essentially for baking pies, savoury dishes and desserts, the best oven cookware is steel cookware because it distributes the heat evenly for even cooking. Cheaper aluminium bakeware is also available, though it bends and warps with regular usage and is not a long lasting option. Remember, the key to good oven cookware is to pick a metal that will provide even heat throughout the cooking process to have a good turnout, and while stainless steel cookware is a good option, so are ceramic cookware and glass.

Microwave cookware – Today microwave cooking is very popular and microwave cookware is specially designed to allow microwave transmission through the cookware as well as the food. A good microwave cookware set will be made from glass, china clay, plastic, tough melamine or even ceramic cookware. Any kind of cookware that has metal trimmings or decorations should not be put into the microwave.

Non stick cookware – This kind of cookware comes with a special coating on its inner surface called Teflon, and sometimes even on the outside. It is easy to cook in this style of cookware with minimal oil and these are also the easiest to clean. Non stick cookware sets are an excellent choice if you want your cooking to be healthy. The sets come in many options – you have sets that include woks of different sizes; or a set with wok, saucepan and frying pan; and much more. This kind of cookware is best for people who are trying to lose weight or have to limit the amount of fats in their dietary intake for medical reasons. Good non-stick cookware will have three or more layers of non-stick material for durability, while some will also have a Copper coating to increase their life.

If you are health conscious, nonstick cookware sets are a must buy item for you. If you love to bake or cook in the microwave, ceramic cookware is versatile and can easily be used on induction cooktops, traditional gas, ovens, and microwave and even be used as serving dishes.

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* How an All Clad Sauté Pan is made – BrandmadeTV

All the best restaurants use All-Clad. Just take a peek inside the kitchen at Daniel or French Laundry or Vetri or Eleven Madison Park or Gramercy Tavern to name a few. This quintessential cookware collection is the result of more than four decades of All-Clad ingenuity, artisan design and precise manufacturing. Born of the steel age in 1960, All-Clad Metalcrafters found its roots in a small metallurgical company that specialized in formulating bonded metals for a variety of industries. Company founder, John Ulam (yew-lum), was awarded more than 50 US patents, specifically related to bonded metals, and was instrumental in the US Mint’s conversion from solid silver coins to the bonded layered metals we use today. Watch how the All Clad Saute Pan is made.

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How All-Clad designed and make the copper-core sauté pan.
Simply put – all the best restaurants use All-Clad. Just take a peek inside the kitchen at Daniel or French Laundry or Vetri or Eleven Madison Park or Gramercy Tavern or (well, you get the idea).

This quintessential cookware collection is the result of more than four decades of All-Clad ingenuity, artisan design and precise manufacturing. And it all started in the metal shop…

Born of the steel age in 1960, All-Clad Metalcrafters found its roots in a small metallurgical company that specialized in formulating bonded metals for a variety of industries. Company founder, John Ulam (yew-lum), was awarded more than 50 US patents, specifically related to bonded metals, and was instrumental in the US Mint’s conversion from solid silver coins to the bonded layered metals we use today.

Ulam, an accomplished metallurgist, discovered that cladding dissimilar metals in the proper formulations delivered properties that no individual metal could achieve. After forming an alliance with Alcoa in 1967, he began to adapt his bonding technology to cookware products. The various combinations of clad metals proved to be ideal for cookware applications, and resulted in performance that greatly exceeded that of non-bonded cookware.

After years of perfecting his bonding process, Ulam established All-Clad Metalcrafters in 1971, and began producing professional-quality cookware for working chefs and gourmet home cooks. The brand slowly emerged as early adopters in the professional community realized the extraordinary qualities, striking aesthetics and exemplary cooking performance of this revolutionary cookware.

Today, from its rolling mill in Southwest Pennsylvania, All-Clad Metalcrafters is the only cookware manufacturer utilizing American craftsmen and American-made metals to produce a complete line of finished cookware products.

The Copper-core secret:

Copper-Core combines the ideal benefits of copper heat conduction with the cleaning ease of stainless steel. Because this formula is a carefully-guarded All-Clad innovation, no other cookware in the world can match the performance standards of its unique bonded design.

Copper-Core is the premier All-Clad cookware collection, and is the choice of many of the world’s elite chefs and discriminating cooks.

Copper-Core’s patented five-ply bonded design utilizes a copper center core to maximize heat conductivity and responsiveness. The copper ply is bonded to aluminum to enhance heat distribution while reducing weight. The bonded exterior and interior layers are highest-quality stainless steel, providing the ideal cooking surface, ease of cleaning, extreme durability and sculpturesque aesthetic appeal.

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