Stainless Steel cookware set is one of the most popular and most used cookware material in home kitchen. Stainless steel is actually made from an alloy or mixture of metals steel, carbon, nickel and chromium mixed together.
There are many reasons for this material to be commonly used pots and pans. Stainless name comes as this type of cookware does not easily stain.
Benefits of Stainless Steel Cookware Material
1. Stain resistant
2. Scratches and dent resistant
3. Relatively inexpensive compared to other cookware material
4. Durable and strong
5. Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
6. If you leave food in it, it will not react with acidic food, will not change color or taste of food like cast iron
7. Does not rust
8. No need for special maintenance or seasoning to use it.
9. Easily available
10. Looks great on pot rack or display
As you can see stainless steel pots has many benefits to be more commonly used in most household. However it has a few flaws too, without it comparison will not be truly balanced.
If you want to make an omelet or crepe, stainless frying pan is not the best choice as food may stick to bottom. Solution is to use little oil or butter when cooking on steel pan or use nonstick or anodized frying pan for making omelet is good suggestion.
Stainless material is not a good heat conductor, meaning pot may not cook food evenly or retain heat well throughout the cooking. Solution to get better heat conductivity is to buy stainless material with copper or aluminum core in between steel coating. Aluminum and copper are better heat conductor and buying a clad or triple ply stainless material with aluminum or copper core which will give your pan a good heat conductivity and will cook food evenly.
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