Caring for 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. You can see its application and benefits on ceramic coated cookware, which are not only nonstick but also safer than other nonstick cookware choices.
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. It also comes with higher heat and scratch resistance than the PTFE options. You also get more beautiful cookware when compared to what else there is in the market. You will also enjoy the fact that they are easier to clean. The pots and pans also 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 versatility allows them to be used on the broiler, steamer, toaster, microwave, and convection ovens, as well as on the stovetop. You can also place it in a freezer, or serve food with it.
It is recommended that you wash the ceramic pan the first time you use it. You find they have dust particles and dirt on them from being handled all the way to our house. Warm soapy water is enough to clean them, then wiped with paper towels.
When cooking, use wooden, silicone, plastic, or nylon spoons and spatulas. Avoid unsafe objects 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.
Always apply some oil or butter on the interior surface when cooking. The oil adds to the non-stick quality, and keeps the surface in good shape for longer. Do not apply cooking sprays, as those usually lead to a buildup that is detrimental to the nonstick section.
Keep the heat intensity between low to medium. Ceramic coatings were not designed to take on long periods of high heat. When preheating keep the heat low. These pans spread heat evenly, thus ensuring tour food cooks evenly and faster.
When washing, do not place a still hot ceramic pan into cold water. It is best it cools off completely before you start cleaning. The extreme temperature switches make the surface crack and chip. Cleaning is best done as per the manufacturer’s instructions. At the same time, always hand wash them. Never drop the ceramic cookware. When they drop, the ceramic chips and cracks, thus losing its non-stick features.
Ceramic coated cookware is a good investment for your kitchen. By caring for them, they will serve you for long and keep the family healthy.