Waterless Cookware Your Best Choice

When selecting cookware for your kitchen, the average consumer is met with many product types and price ranges. The main difference in each type of cookware is

largely determined by what the cookware is made of. What a cookware set is made of determines its wear ability, quality, benefits and thus overall value to the

consumer. For example, a cast iron skillet may be great for durability reasons, a aluminum set is features fast heating, and a stainless steel set is strong and easy to clean. At the top of these

choices, you will find a type known as “waterless cookware”. The term “waterless cookware refers to type of cookware that is really quite amazing. It takes

advantage of the benefits of the other types of cookware such as aluminum or cast iron and eliminates the negatives.

This starts with the fact that it has a multi layer construction. These layers, usually 7 to 9 are designed to conduct heat quickly and hold heat better. The heating

surface is a plate made of aluminum or copper layers sandwiched (“plied”) together with the outside layers of surgical stainless steel. This allows the cookware to heat very evenly

and quickly with a small amount of heat applied.

The second difference that you will notice is that its outside layer is not just steel , but surgical stainless steel. This is a pure state stainless steel such as the kind used in operating

rooms. Because of its nonporous properties, you will not have trouble with meat sticking.

The third difference that is very apparent when handling them is the quality. This is heavy cookware and obviously made to last.

The forth difference is the precision ground tight fitting lids. These lids form a seal when cooking that allows you to actually cook the food with high temperature steam. Cooking in this way

allows you to retain more of the vitamins and minerals that are usually lost due to boiling and high heat.

The term “”waterless cooking” does not literally mean no water, it means that you are using no extra water or very little water to prepare the food. For example, broccoli or carrots can be cooked with just

the moisture that is retained from washing them off. This is because the precision ground tight fitting lid holds in the steam and cooks them in their own natural juices.

So as the food heats up, the liquid content, including any water from rinsing it prior to placing it inside the cookware, begins to evaporate. This in turn causes the lid to

seal, trapping the steam. Eventually, enough steam builds up to cause the lid to rattle. At this time, you can actually spin the lid on the water vapor. This is your signal

to turn the heat down to low or in some cases off. The food will continue to be cooked by the steam as the iron core slowly releases its retained heat.

It is generally agreed that waterless cooking results in healthier meals. This is because instead of stealing away an estimated 40 percent of the vitamins and

minerals as most other cooking methods do, in fact, you only lose a 2 or 3 percent with waterless cookware. So more of your food’s nutritional content makes it to your plate and into you.

And because the even distribution of heat prevents food burning or sticking to the cooking surface, no high-calorie, high-cholesterol fats or oils need be added when using waterless cookware.

Lastly, since food does not stick, it makes the clean up afterwards much easier.

Energy savings is another waterless cookware plus. Since it never uses the high heat setting, and medium setting is only needed for a brief period of time, this

method of cooking represents a real savings in energy costs. And because you’re not adding additional heat constantly throughout, you also effectively prevent overcooking,

resulting in better tasting food overall.

Our final point is one of cost to purchase. Waterless cookware is typically purchased at a highier cost than other type cookware sets with good reason. It is likely going to last you a lifetime

and be the only set you will ever buy. Most sets feature a lifetime guarantee as well. But be aware that the price can vary greatly between dealers due to advertising

costs. Some vendors sell at home dinner parties, others use TV and still others sell direct to you. Great deals on high quality waterless cookware can be found with a little

searching. One such company that I recommend highly is Vapo-Seal Cookware. With over 45 years in the business they offer a high quality product, a lifetime guarantee and very attractive pricing.

Want to find out more about waterless cookware, then visit Rory Graham’s site on how to choose the best stainless steel cookware for your needs.

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