By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cookware. At Thursday, October 18th 2018, 10:19:18 AM.
The design of the cookware also determines its performance level. Today, most cookware products are produced using the best technology surface coating for improved cooking experience. From traditional cookware items to modern non-stick version, there is a huge range to choose. While the traditional cookware products are less expensive, non-stick versions put a little more pressure on your pocket. It is necessary to read the features and specifications of the cookware product before buying it. Buy a product, which suits your requirements completely. For example: if you wish to cook vegetables quickly, opt for a pressure cooker, or if you wish to prepare delicious sauces, opt for a saucepan.
Different varieties of cookware are available today to match various types of functional applications. The cost and the performance of any cookware product vary according to its material. If the thermal conductivity of the material is high, the food will cook faster. Hence, the price of such cookware is higher.
Now let get started on some cookware terms and the very basic knowledge you will need to know. As I mentioned above, we will begin with thickness of a pot or pan and the terms used. Metal thickness can be stated in inches (thousandths), millimeters, or gauge. Since many manufactures are now in Europe, they sell to Europe as well to the USA; those brands will be rated in MM or millimeters. Do not let metric measurements scare you; 1.0 MM is 0.0394 inches thick, a 0.5 MM is one half that thick or 0.0197 inches thick and 2.0 MM is twice that thickness or 0.0787 inches thick. The higher the MM rating the thicker the utensil will be. The next term for thickness is called gauge. Gauge can be hard to understand. The measurement in gauge works the reverse of normal thinking. The larger the number of gauge the resulting material will be thinner. A 16 gauge material is 1.3 MM thick, an 8 gauge material is 3.25 MM thick and a 4 gauge material is 5.18 MM thick