Kitchen Equipment

All the Basic Cookware You Need

All the Basic Cookware You Need

Though pans and pots tend to come in all shapes and forms (and can be made from various materials), you want the ones you buy to be capable of withstanding the direct heat from a gas flame or electric burner without warping.

At the store, pick out vessels with thick walls and a heavy bottom. This guarantees quick and even heating and is also a sign for a higher-quality build and sturdier construction than their lighter counterparts.

Can Stainless Steel Frying Pans Warp?

Can Stainless Steel Frying Pans Warp?

Have you ever brought your trusty frying pan from the back of your kitchen cabinet only to find it warped? I’ve had this happen to me, too, and I know just how frustrating it can be.

Not only do you lose a piece of cookware that you know so well, you can use it with your eyes closed, but you also have to select and buy a replacement frying pan (and the good ones don’t come cheap).

Warping is most typical for non-stick pans, which, to cut costs and boost their profit margins, manufacturers tend to produce from lower-grade metals. But stainless steel frying pans are in no way immune to it.

In this article, I will tell you about the most common reasons why stainless steel pans warp. I’ll also share helpful tips on what you can do to prevent that from happening.

Why Is My Pizza Stone Sticky?

Why Is My Pizza Stone Sticky?

Isn’t it funny how, with something as simple as a pizza stone, literally a flat rock you preheat in the oven and bake pies on, 1,001 things can go terribly wrong?

And they don’t go wrong because you know how to use it. Before buying one, I’m sure you saw it in a recipe, magazine, blog, or YouTube channel you followed. They go wrong because of the things you don’t know you shouldn’t do.

How to Clean Your Induction Cooktop Naturally

How to Clean Your Induction Cooktop Naturally

It’s been half a year since I started cooking with induction. So far, it’s been working out great. Enough so that I continue to stick to the opinion that, despite their higher price, induction cooktops are generally worth it.

The cooktop heats my pans and pots quickly and evenly (for those of you coming here for the first time and who may be wondering, I cook mostly with tri-ply stainless steel and every now and then with cast iron).

Since my induction cooktop’s surface stays cool and my cookware heats from the inside out (I’ll tell you exactly how this works later on in this post), cleanup has been mostly effortless.