Professional chefs and home cooks around the world rely on tri-ply stainless steel cookware to sear, fry, sauté and roast their way to incredibly executed meals, but keeping your pots and pans looking shiny and new can be a challenge... Read on to find out our tips for preventing your food from sticking to your stainless steel cookware, and what to do if you've made a mess of things!
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Medium (or just a little higher than medium) is often the perfect place to start. Working at too high a heat will result in scorched exterior and undercooked interior!
Cleaning a dirty pan soon after cooking makes things a little easier than letting the grease harden and set, but DO NOT take a hot pan right off the element and run it under cold water as this could cause warping. Simply soak your pan in warm soapy water in your sink, or you can fill it with warm soapy water and let it rest on the once-warm element to loosen bits of grease. This just might be enough to clean it up, especially if you use a Euro Scrubby or stainless steel scrubby. If that doesn't work - move on to the next step!
If you have stubborn spots that just won’t budge, sprinkle a good amount of Bar Keepers Friend into the pan and add just enough water to make a paste. Now, start scrubbing with your EuroScrubby or stainless steel scrubby. This may take a few minutes but you will eventually become victorious and your stainless steel pan will look as good as new! If you need EXTRA scrubbing power, sprinkle some Bar Keepers Friend on the bottom of the pan, add just enough water to moisten and cover with a paper towel (see step 2 below). Let sit for an hour, or even overnight, and in the morning you should be able to give it one last scrub with your EuroScrubby or stainless steels scrubby and have it looking like new again!
Here are some of our pans at home, and this is just the tip of the iceberg! We're not into matching sets - we prefer the perfect pan for the job. They are well used, and most importantly well loved. Cooking with proper cookware makes every difference in the world when you are trying to get specific results in the kitchen! We are always trying new cooking vessels from the various companies that we choose to stock at Bradshaws. If we don't like cooking with them, we just don't stock them - it's that simple! Our helpful staff are happy to give you lots of great product knowledge on cookware, so next time you're at Bradshaws, make sure to have a look at our vast assortment of cookware and let us help you choose some fantastic tools that will last a lifetime in your kitchen - OR try and get yourselves invited over to our house for dinner...
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