Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pots and Pan basic-what you need in your kitchen

Just as any great carpenter requires the perfect tools to get the job done, so does a chef require the right tools - in this case pots and pans. We don’t realize it, but pots and pans have a lot to do with the type of foods we cook and the quality and ease of preparing such meals. If you are hoping to maximize your meals and cooking experience, here are some hints on the exact pots and pans to utilize.

Every Family Can Benefit from a High Quality Pot and Pan Set
Today’s pots and pans can easily last numerous years even with continued use, so it is definitely worth the extra moola to buy a high quality pot and pan set that won’t give you problems for several years, rather than a set that can save a couple of hundred dollars momentarily but will lose their value in half the time. While you don’t need a signature pot and pan set, look around and comparison shop. You will be pleasantly at how wallet friendly a high quality pot and pan set can be.

Essential Pots and Pans
You don’t have to be a master chef to use a wide variety of pots and pans in your home. No matter if you are an occasional cooker or create meals each day, a wide array of pots and pans is a good idea. Each good set should have at least two types of sauce pans, usually 1 quart or 1.5/2 quart with tops, two types of skillets and baking casserole dishes. While each pot and pan set can vary, choose the one that most closely matches your cooking style.

Non-Stick is a Life Saver
Definitely, one of the best inventions in cooking has been the non stick pan and while there are a couple types of non stick surface types, they all are often awesome at saving you time and energy cleaning off the mess. One of the ways to maximize your cooking surface, especially if it is a non stick pot or pan is to use plastic or soft edged wooden utensils. Never scratch the non stick surface and never use any kind of metal to scrape at the pot or pan. This will significantly decrease the life and effectiveness of the non stick pot or pan.

Add Some Style to Your kitchen
One of the best reasons to buy a new set of pots and pans is if you are redesigning your kitchen. There are so many styles for pots and pans and with numerous types of colors, finishes, materials and designs available, you can easily accent your kitchen with a beautiful set of pots and pans.

While many times neglected, pots and pans are one of the most important accessories in your home. Whether you cook a little or a lot, the better the tools of the trade, the higher quality and more simple your meals will be to cook.

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1 comment:

traineeinvestor said...

I would add a wok to the list of essential pots and pans.