Stainless steel cooking pans, were the best thing that ever happened to the cooking world. They replaced older techniques for crafting pots and pans, eliminating the need for extremely heavy and expensive pots and pans.
With the creation of stainless steel, pots, pans and bake ware became increasingly affordable and lighter. Stainless Steel Cooking Pans are not a great heat conductor thus you will find most cooking pans are lined or laced with copper or aluminum increase heat conductivity.
Tri-Ply Cooking Pans- Tri-Ply is definitely one of the most popular and most common forms of cookware. These Cooking Pans include two outer layers of stainless steel with an inner layer composed of aluminum, the aluminum is the true heat conductor.
The absolute best quality of this brand of cookware is called 18/10. There is also 18/0 and 18/8 as well. These former two are of significant lower quality than the 18/10. As a result of the effort that goes into constructing these items their prices is significantly higher that that of other Cooking Pans. 18/10 will and can last a lifetime.
Another method of constructing tri-ply, is made using three different materials; stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. This type of construction places a layer of copper on the bottom underside of the pan, copper is a great heat conductor and well as providing your stove with a layer of insulation. Aluminum is placed in the middle layer with an outer layer of stainless steel to complete construction.
Waterless cooking pans are another version of cookware. This type of cooking pans contains iron, used as the interior layer to help conduct heat as well as providing insulating properties without danger of exposing food to hazardous chemicals.
So next time, before you purchase a new set of cooking pans, I hope you will take the time to fully research and look into the products you are looking at. Find out what materials they were manufactured with, so you know you are picking the set out that is right for you.
Waterless cookware is rapidly taking a dominate place over the cooking pans industry. With its unique combination of layers. Replace those old, Teflon pots and pans and serve healthier and safer foods for your family today.