While not professionally trained, I’m more of a “culinary enthusiast” than a casual cook. If you’re like me, you want to enjoy cooking, present an attractive table and spend more time with family and guests. For these reasons, it’s helpful to know the benefits and advantages of enamel coated cookware.
Cooking at high temperatures can make food stick to plain stainless steel, aluminum or cast iron pots and pans as they don’t provide much resistance to heat Cleanup is a hassle and takes away from enjoying the time preparing meals.
The first noticeable benefit of enamel coated cookware is the smooth, glossy feel on the outside of the pots and pans. This glossy finish, both inside and out, is added for two important reasons. The first is to allow you to cook at high temperatures. Food does not stick, making cleaning much easier and you can use recipes which require more intense heat adding more variety to your meals. Also, enamel cookware heats quickly which makes these pots excellent for long simmering. Enamel cookware is also noted for cooking food more even
A second benefit of enamel coated cookware is that it resists rust as a result of the thick, glossy coating. This gives your cookware a longer useful life. Enamel cookware is known to be very durable and the outer texture is able to stop damage from the elements in your kitchen that effect cookware.
We are a very health conscious society. The Internet is filled with articles giving advice on healthy eating and living. There are health benefits to using enamel coated cookware. The enamel coating helps create a buffer zone between food and the metal base. The usual metal base is reactive with alkaline or acidic foods. This adds components of metallic compounds and even slight metallic taste to your food. Many cooks avoid using plain stainless steel pots for cooking dishes like chili and tomato sauces.
Adding to the advantages of enamel cookware is style. Today, kitchen designs frequently incorporate open shelves or cabinets with clear glass doors allowing you to display this fashionable style of cookware and add a touch of flair to your decor. Enamel cookware comes in a variety of stylish, contemporary colors. Pots and pans come in assorted shapes and sizes. If your cooking needs are simple, you can be well served with 2 or 3 basic pots or skillets. If you like to braise, roast, sauté, grill or fry, there is a perfect pot, skillet, grill pan or roaster for you. With various sizes, you can find a shallow skillet designed for grilling or a deeper skillet for frying. You can find larger pots for making stock or soups. Smaller ones are common for stews. Plain stainless steel, aluminum or cast iron creates a more “utilitarian” look. Also, the stylish appearance and light weight of enamel cookware allows you to take it directly from the stove or oven directly to the table. A reminder….use a trivet to avoid scorching you tale top.
If you want to enhance your cooking experience then enamel coated cookware is right for you. It is one of the most popular types of cookware found in today’s kitchens.