While there’s the obvious aesthetic consideration when buying cookware, the question remains: how do I find the best performing cookware?
Quality cookware is a combination of durability, ease of use and helpful extras like a heat indicator.
Look for materials such as Stainless Steel, Ceramic and Hard Anodised in pans. These are robust and hard-wearing materials that will survive everyday kitchen usage and meal preparation.
Select coatings that are set to stand the test of time with superior non-stick qualities, like Titanium Excellence and Titanium Pro, both of these have been lab tested against cooking utensils, washing sponges and scourers to ensure they are built to last.
Think about how many times you pick up and move your frying pan, the weight and stress handles are put through. Fixed and rivetted handles provide sturdy and secure grip for daily use. While organic and curved shaped handles provide comfort and better ergonomics for sautéing, ingredient tossing and even pancake flips.
A heat indicator such as the Tefal Thermo-Spot® is essential for getting the most out of your recipes and cooking. This is because beginning cooking at the optimal temperature is the key to developing the best flavour, best texture and best colour. Tefal Thermo-Spot® pans work when the visible pattern on the red spot disappears, leaving a solid red circle and letting you know it’s time to start cooking.
If you’re looking to reduce the amount of fat and oil in your cooking, look at using a pan with a non-stick surface. The non-stick materials mean you require less lubrication to keep food from sticking while still getting well-cooked results. As an extra added benefit of a good non-stick pans also are easier to clean with a swipe of a sponge.
Find out more about how to choose your cookware on the Tefal website.