The Benefits Of Stainless Steel Cookware
Stainless steel cookware is sanitary, enduring and attractive. There are several benefits having stainless steel cookware in your kitchen. Stainless steel is a favorite of many cooks because it is a non-reactive metal. This means that it can be used to cook foods with heavy alkaline or acidic content without the stainless steel reacting to and changing the taste and appearance of the food. The non-reactive nature also means that stainless steel will not corrode or pit when it comes into contact with acidic or alkaline foods. In comparison, cookware made with aluminum and cast iron that is not coated nor anodized does react with acidic or alkaline foods. Stainless steel cookware is also extremely durable. It resists dents, scratches, and is strong. The durability also makes stainless steel cookware easy to clean and maintain.
There are no special cleaning requirements for stainless steel cookware as there are for non-stick and copper cookware. Therefore most stainless steel items can be cleaned with regular dish washing soap and water. Another reason many cooks choose cookware made of stainless steel is due to its effectiveness in browning and searing meats. Searing helps meat to retain its internal moisture, making it juicy and tender. Browning helps to caramelize the meat, bringing out the flavor and color of the internal sugars in the meat.