Many people love the quality and durability of stainless steel cookware, but since it does not have a “nonstick” surface, food may have a tendency to stick when cooking. Nevertheless, there are some tips available that may help lessen the “sticking” of your food to the stainless steel – allowing you to enjoy the benefits of this classic material preferred by generations of family cooks and chefs.
Remove your food from the refrigerator a little while before you start to prep for cooking. Cold food has a tendency to stick more than room temperature food.
Always preheat your pan on medium for about 2 minutes before you start to cook.
Add oil or butter to the cookware and let it heat up.
Place your food in the pan and let it cook all the way on one side before you turn it. If you try to turn it too soon it will always stick.
Never put your pan on high or medium-high unless you have a pan full of cold liquid. The cool liquid will pull the heat from the pan and keep the metal in the pan cooler.
Turn the heat down to medium-low or low once you add your food to the pan. Your has an aluminum core that will retain the heat, so if you keep it too high your food will burn or stick.
For hard-to-clean, stuck-on foods, soak cookware in hot, soapy water prior to washing.
Hopefully these tips will prove to be useful when cooking with stainless steel.
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