8 Lessons Learned: Appliances

Everything You Need to Know About Your Frying Pans

Just about every household has at least one frying pan because many families have been helped by this traditional cooking item in creating any number of meals throughout recent history. Around for quite some time is this accessible necessity of the culinary world. By using a frying pan, even people who claim that they can’t boil water have delved into creating interesting dishes.

The cooking item, however, is not quite as simple as it may seem. This frying pan have different types and they each require different care when in use and when it is being cleaned. Hard-earned lessons are what many cooks have received by unwittingly mistreating the instrument.

Mistreating your frying pan can wreak havoc on the meal and on the cooking instrument itself but out of lack of knowledge rather than lack of caring is how mistreatment is often done.

The frying pan can be made out of a number of different materials and each material requires different care and maintenance. What works for one kind of frying pan will not work for another so it is very important to follow some general rules for the various types of frying pans that you own.

Copper is one of the most attractive materials that can be found in cookware. Able to withstand some punishment and is an excellent conductor of heat is a copper frying pan. Although the copper tends to tarnish so be prepared to polish them every so often, many people like to display their copper cookware by hanging them on a rack.

Given the fact that a frying pan made out of either of these metals will require little maintenance, aluminum and stainless steel are durable metals that also conduct heat very well. Even though food tends to stick to the surface quite easily if not properly greased, many people love using these metals for cookware.

To address sticking problems, manufacturers created a non-stick coating known as Teflon. It can peel after extended use and peeling often occurs as a result of overheating, while this coating does wonders for the sticking situation.

The traditional cast iron frying pan is what I do have a particular favorite. What I love is that with age, my cast iron frying pan gets better. What I learned is that this material will rust if it is washed too much, ruining it just like what happened with an antique one that m wife owned. A paper towel is what I simply wipe mine with after each use. This classic frying pan, among seasoned cooks, is a favorite.