Last Updated Jan 2020 – Cooking has a long, storied history. Over the years, people have come up with increasingly complex ideas for delicious dishes. This advance in culinary creativity has driven an equally impressive surge in cookware innovation. We’ve come up with so many types of tools, utensils, and containers that it’s tough to keep track of them all.
I know at least one restaurant owner who will audition chefs by having them prepare an egg in front of him. There’s a lot of art to getting eggs right, and you get to know a lot about a chef by watching how they handle their eggs. The dish they choose, the dishes they use, and the quality of the dish they prepare all speak volumes about their cooking ability.
It’s hard to keep track of all of the celebrity chefs these days. Between Alton Brown, Rachel Ray, the Pioneer Woman, Guy Fieri, and old greats like Emril, it’s easy to lose track of who each celebrity is and why they’re famous. Ming Tsai is different. For those who follow his show, he’s a relatable cooking expert who works tirelessly to bring innovative, easy recipes to your television screen.
Last Updated Feb 2020 – Should you choose All-Clad or Calphalon in your kitchen? Here’s everything you need to know about both brands.
Last Updated Feb 2020 – Berndes is a bit of an anomaly in the cookware industry. They’re one of the few brands that is up-front about the limitations of their pans. While other companies market their pans on incredible longevity, Berndes is simply honest about their coatings. They suggest that their ceramic pans might appear to be incredibly non-stick, but that using oil will be necessary at the beginning of a pan’s lifetime to help the cookware last longer.
Last Updated Feb 2020 – High-end cookware is expensive, but Cristel pans have a big advantage. Cristel thinks that your cookware should flexible. Not flexible in the sense that it bends, of course, but instead flexible in the sense that you can use Cristel cookware for a larger variety of tasks than your standard all-metal set.
You’ve probably heard of All-Clad, and you might have even read a discussion about whether or not their cookware is worth the cost. Even if you know all about the illustrious history of this top cookware company, however, it’s still tough to understand the differences between all of their cookware lines. With options in anodized aluminum, stainless steel layered with aluminum, and even complex offerings involving copper, there’s a lot to choose from.
These days, top ceramic cookware performs even better than Teflon. A good ceramic frying pan is just as capable of cooking effortless, no-mess eggs as a leading PTFE-style non-stick pan. More importantly, however, ceramic non-stick is totally free of the health concerns that many people have with Teflon. Ceramic coatings don’t flake, they’ve never been exposed to the toxic chemical PFOA, and they don’t release noxious fumes at normal cooking temperatures.
Last Updated Feb 2020 – Ceramic non-stick coatings have revolutionized the cookware industry. It’s now possible to make pans totally nonstick without the host of laboratory-created chemicals involved in Teflon. This means no PTFE or PFOA. More importantly, however, modern ceramic coatings have some pretty remarkable advantages in the kitchen.