How to Increase the Lifespan of your Ceramic Coated Cookware
Ceramic coatings are that inorganic, nonmetallic layer placed on metals to render them more hygienic, healthier, non-corrosive, and scratch-resistant. It is best demonstrated by ceramic coated cookware which is not only nonstick but also much safer than other nonstick cookware in the market.
Ceramic coated cookware is preferred over the PTFE coatings due to several reasons. For one, it is non-reactive, meaning it will not pass on chemicals to your food. It allows you to use less oil in cooking, thus giving you healthier meals. You also enjoy higher heat and scratch resistance as opposed to what you get from the PTFE options. The cookware can be made in more pleasant designs than what other types of cookware can. The cookware is also easy to clean. You also have something that will cook your food evenly.
It is a good idea to find out how to properly use and care for your ceramic coated cookware if you are to use them for a long time. Their design allows them to be used on the broiler, steamer, toaster, microwave, and convection ovens, as well as on the stovetop. You can also safely place them in a freezer, or serve food in them.
You need to wash it the first time you use it. The manufacturing and transport processes leave dust particles and dirt on them. Warm soapy water is enough to clean them, then wiped with paper towels.
The best cooking implements for these pans are wooden, silicone, plastic, or nylon spoons and spatulas. Never use dangerous ones like sharp knives or metal utensils in there. It may be scratch-resistant, but you do not want to deliberately make dents and grooves on the surfaces.
Remember to use a little bit of oil or butter to coat the interior surface when cooking lightly. The oil is for helping in keeping food from sticking, and to preserve its quality. Never use cooking sprays, as those end to cause buildup, with ingredients that are harmful to the nonstick part.
You need to cook with low to medium heat. Ceramic coating is not suited to prolonged periods of high heat. When preheating keep the heat low. The pans spread heat evenly, which means your food will cook evenly and faster anyway.
During the cleaning part, do not place a hot ceramic pan into cold water. Let it cool completely before you proceed to clean it. Those temperature fluctuations are bad for the longevity of the coating. Follow what the manufacturer advises when leaning. You need to also make sure you hand wash them. Avoid also dropping the ceramic cookware. You may chip or crack the coating, thus losing its non-stick features.
Ceramic coated cookware is a good investment for your kitchen. With proper care, it will be one that lasts the longest, keeping your family healthy.