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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.

What Do Chefs Think About Induction Cooking?

What Do Chefs Think About Induction Cooking?

Until the mid-last century, gas or electric stovetops were pretty much the only way to equip a kitchen, in a restaurant or your home. Until induction cooktops showed up and started raising eyebrows.

The thing that gets many people fascinated by induction cooktops is that they don’t require an electric burner or gas flame. They stay cool and transfer energy directly to your cookware, heating it contactlessly.

But what do chefs think about them?

The Best Cast Iron Cookware Brands

The Best Cast Iron Cookware Brands

If you’re looking for a new pan or pot, cast iron is one of your best options. Skillets and Dutch ovens made of cast iron are sturdy, durable, and heat up evenly. You can use them on your stove, in the oven, or on the outside grill. Since you can cook with them over a campfire, they also work great for camping trips.

The thing about cast iron cookware is that it’s virtually indestructible. It can last you a lifetime and get handed down in your family for generations if you take the time to care for it well (by cleaning, seasoning, and storing it correctly).

When it comes to cookware, I abide by the rule of “buy nice or buy twice.” With so many brands out there, it can be hard to tell which are worth your money—and which ones to steer clear from.

So I created this guide to help you out.