Every family needs to invest in good stainless steel cooking utensils at least once in their lifetime. This is the greatness of stainless steel cookware, a set of high-quality stainless steel cookware can be used for a lifetime.
When choosing the type of cookware that suits you, you must first choose between traditional stainless steel, non-stick cookware or ceramic cookware. There are many things to love in all aspects, but we will say that stainless steel is the most suitable. Stainless steel cookware is durable and versatile. It is compatible with all cooktops and is suitable for ovens and grills. It heats quickly, evenly, and has good heat preservation. It is the ultimate all-purpose cooker.
When choosing a cookware, it is important to consider your needs. Some cookware sets exceed 14 pieces, which may be necessary for avid chefs. However, if you think you can be satisfied with something more basic, then you can choose a smaller set that contains some basic parts that can be used for various kitchen tasks, thereby saving a lot of money.
Look at the material:
430 stainless steel: also known as 18/0 stainless steel, ferritic stainless steel, good magnetic conductivity, mainly used for the bottom of the steamer. Some low-priced steamers will also use food-grade 430 stainless steel as the body.
304 stainless steel: also known as 18/8 stainless steel, mainly used for the steamer body, it is currently the most commonly used material for steamer.
316 stainless steel: also known as 18/10 stainless steel, with stronger stability and corrosion resistance.
Core or cladding:
Contrary to popular belief, stainless steel is actually a poor conductor of heat. In order to obtain the durability of stainless steel and the conductivity of other metals, you need to ensure that you get stainless steel cookware with aluminum or copper cores or with cladding. Cladding (also called laminate) refers to adding a complete metal layer along the bottom and sides. Coated cookware will be more expensive than cookware with only a metal core.
The ability of the pot to transfer heat depends on the thickness of the core. The thicker the core, the better the thermal conductivity. However, the copper core does not require a thick base to create an even distribution, which is why the base of copper core pots and pans is usually thinner than aluminum core cookware.
For stainless steel, the heavier the pot or pan, the better (of course, you want to be able to handle it easily). Especially if you are an avid chef who plans to use the pan multiple times. Heavier stainless steel will be more durable.
The heaviest stainless steel is 18/10, which means that stainless steel is made of 18% chromium and 10% nickel. Both of these elements can prevent steel from rusting and give it a signature luster, and will not change color or change the taste or smell of food
Stainless steel kitchen utensils come in various shapes, sizes and designs to meet any of your needs. For example, stainless steel is very durable, so no matter how many times you use it, it will last a long time. It also resists scratches and corrosion, which means your pan will remain as new for years to come! With stainless steel cookware sets, everyone can find something that suits them—from the complete stainless steel kitchen series to stainless steel frying pans or stainless steel pans.