Caring for your Ceramic Coated Cookware
Ceramic coatings are an inorganic, non-metallic layer spread on surfaces like metal to produce a more hygienic, healthier, non-corrosive, and scratch resistant surface. It is best demonstrated by ceramic coated cookware which is not only nonstick but also much safer than other nonstick cookware in the market.
There is a general reference for ceramic coated cookware over the PTFE coatings because of certain factors. For one, it is non-reactive, meaning it will not pass on chemicals to your food. It allows you to use less oil when cooking, which makes for healthier meals. It also comes with higher heat and scratch resistance than the PTFE options. The cookware can be made in more pleasant designs than what other types of cookware can. You will find the cookware easier to clean. Food also tends to cook evenly in those pots and pans.
It is a good idea to find out how to properly use and care for your ceramic coated cookware if you are to use them for a long time. Their versatility allows them to be used on the broiler, steamer, toaster, microwave, and convection ovens, as well as on the stovetop. You can also place it in a freezer, or serve food with it.
You need to wash it the first time you use it. The manufacturing and transport processes leave dust particles and dirt on them. Warm soapy water is enough to clean them, then wiped with paper towels.
The best cooking implements for these pans are wooden, silicone, plastic, or nylon spoons and spatulas. Avoid unsafe objects like sharp knives or metal utensils in there. The surfaces are scratch-resistant, but there is no need to purposely find out the limits.
It is a good idea to use a bit of oil or butter on the interior surface when cooking. The oil adds to the non-stick quality, and keeps the surface in good shape for longer. Cooking sprays are a bad idea since they lead to a buildup, which is harmful to the nonstick section.
The best heat setting is low to medium. Ceramic coatings were not designed to take on long periods of high heat. Preheating should always be done on low heat. These pans spread heat evenly, thus ensuring tour food cooks evenly and faster.
When washing, do not place a still hot ceramic pan into cold water. Let it cool completely before you proceed to clean it. Those temperature fluctuations are bad for the longevity of the coating. It is best you read the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning the pans. You need to also make sure you hand wash them. It is best you never let them drop. You may chip or crack the coating, thus losing its non-stick features.
Ceramic coated cookware is a good investment for your kitchen. With proper care, it will be one that lasts the longest, keeping your family healthy.