Published at Wednesday, October 31st 2018, 06:38:48 AM by Hector Bethune. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. Generally steel is considered stainless if it contains at least 12% Chromium. The amount of Chromium is a debatable point some say 10.5% is enough for a steel to be stainless but when looking at most better quality stainless steels 12% - 14% seems to be the norm. That said Chromium is not the only element crucial to here. The quality of a kitchen knife varies considerably with the type of steel that the knife is made from. Many knives that are simply called stainless contain virtually no Carbon. Carbon is the element that allows steel to be hardened, hard steel will hold an edge better than soft steel thus providing better edge holding. Low Carbon Stainless typically has less than 0.03% Carbon, these tends to be used on inexpensive kitchen knives and other kitchen cutlery. They do not hold a very good edge and require frequent sharpening. Some telltale signs are highly shinny blades, often they are very thin and flexible knives, and commonly have serrated blades such as those seen on a bread knife.
Published at Friday, October 26th 2018, 00:26:07 AM by Mathieu Auger. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. Knife blocks are a very popular way to store kitchen knives. If you buy a knife set, storage blocks are often included. You can also buy stand alone knife blocks in various sizes. Knife blocks provide safety and convenience, but they take up counter space and can be difficult to clean when necessary. It is important to make sure your knives are clean and dry before you store them in a block. Moisture, dirt and food particles can get stuck in the slots and cleaning the slots is not usually easy though a can of compressed air can help.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:48 PM. Cookware By Nathan Tremblay. Calphalon has a couple of different cookware product lines. The Calphalon One Infused cookware combines the hard anodized aluminum material with a non-stick surface to produce extremely durable pots and pans. They are safe to use on the stove, in the oven or under the broiler, and you can even use metallic utensils with them. As a note, the Calphalon One also comes in a standard non-stick version.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:43 PM. Cookware By Hector Bethune. The cookware has a heavy cast iron core which is consistent in quality and thickness up the side walls and in the lids. This creates great heat conductivity and allows the food within it to remain hot for a considerable length of time when you take it to the table. It is reputed to be able to withstand high temperatures without warping, and can be used on the stove top, in the oven or for broiler cooking.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:40 PM. Cookware By Mathieu Auger. The Le Crueset cookware company in France has been making cookware for over 80 years. This cookware is made from enameled cast iron. After the cast iron has been molded and enameled, much of the finishing on the cookware is done by hand so each Le Crueset Cast Iron piece is completely unique. In several publications, Le Crueset cookware has been rated as the best enameled cast iron cookware on the market today.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:36 PM. Cookware By Fanny Jauffret. Le Crueset also makes a stainless steel non-stick set of cookware that starts at about $428 for an 8 piece set. Superior heat conduction is ensured with these 3-ply stainless steel cookware pieces with a pure aluminum core. The pans heat quickly and food cooks evenly, and they are ergonomically designed for comfort.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:24 PM. Cookware By Mathieu Auger. Stainless cookware is the most common but also the most friendly when it comes to price and qualities. It is popular for its good tensile strength, outstanding resistance to corrosion and non-reaction with alkaline and acidic materials like tomatoes and wine. Stainless steel pans make excellent sauces after sautéing the food. The only disadvantage is that stainless steel does not conduct heat well. It requires a solid aluminum or copper center to make it more responsive to heat. If you want your food to cook correctly, you need to get a high-quality heavy gauge stainless steel with aluminum sandwiched in-between. Stainless steel cookware is easy and simple to clean. You can wash it in a dishwasher and scrape with nylon pads.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:18 PM. Cookware By Fanny Jauffret. The amount of care required should also be taken into consideration when selecting a cookware. Bear in mind that different cookware types involve different care and maintenance. There are pans that are safe to put in the dishwasher, while other pans can be damaged by dishwasher liquid. Some cookware can simply be wiped out after cooking while other types require soaking. If your cookware can tarnish over time then it obviously requires extra care compared to other types.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 22:20:14 PM. Cookware By Mathieu Auger. Because of the necessity of cookware to women, companies have innovatively built cookware that will address this perennially basic need. One of the cookware brands is Rachael Ray cookware, which is designed to aid women in their daily kitchen activities.