By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cookware. At Friday, October 19th 2018, 10:53:11 AM.
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
If you are the fussy, passionate cook, with an eye for perfection, and who does not mind spending time in the kitchen, whether preparing, cooking or cleaning up after a job well-done, then you might prefer quality stainless cookware, the gourmet cookware preferred by world-class chefs.
Ceramic, enamel or glass material is another option. All these materials have the ability to hold heat for a long time, and can be heated to extremely high temperatures. A ceramic cookware specially emits a far-infra red heat that is mainly valuable for cooking. Enamel is a porcelain fused glass coating that provides a hard and extremely heat and corrosion resistant finish, creating a durable barrier between the food and the iron base. See-though glass ceramic material stands extreme temperatures, but they can break under impact. Aside from cooking, the heat-resistant glass can be used for both storing and serving.