How to Cook With Ceramic Cookware

How to Cook With Ceramic Cookware

Ceramic cookware accomplishes the same thing as other cookware and is not mysterious. It’s even better with its non-sticking functions. They work so well in ovens, on the outdoor grill, and in the microwave.

it is inexpensive contrasted with other cookware of cast iron, stainless steel, and other metals. Speaking of contrast, the many outstanding colors will harmonize and contrast with your kitchen decor.

First of all, you need to clean your ceramic pan properly and then you have to cook on it.

How to clean ceramic cookware

Hand Wash Ceramic-Coated Pans: Never clean hot pans, always allow it to cool down before cleaning. Clean your ceramic frying pan with a soft sponge or dishcloth and warm soapy water. Soak the pan in hot water for 30 minutes to remove burnt food from the pan before washing, it will make cleaning easier. After every use thoroughly clean the pan inside and outside to remove all the germs and to prevent discoloration and grease build-up. For the best results use a dishcloth or soft cloth, sponge or plastic scrub to wash it. Try to avoid using steel wool, any abrasive product or nylon scrubbing pads cleaning. Rinse properly in warm water and dry it completely before storing it.

How to clean ceramic cookware

Deep Cleaning: Sometimes you can use this deep cleaning method to remove the stains and maintain the appearance of your ceramic cookware.

Firstly soak the pan in hot, soapy water and wash with a sponge or nonabrasive cleaning pad. Take some baking soda from your cupboard and sprinkle it to the desired areas and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Slightly scrub the pan in circular motions, using a plastic dish brush until the stains are lifted. Rinse the pan under warm water and dry it with a dry towel.

 

How to cook with ceramic cookware

You can use ceramic cookware in the broiler, toaster oven, oven, steamer oven, microwave, convection oven, and on the stovetop. It can also be used in the refrigerator and is convenient to serve food. Try to use the best ceramic cookware set.

  1. Never use cooking oil sprays, not even olive oil from an aerosol can. Your pans and skillets will quickly have a buildup of stickiness and that is never washed away and never absorbed into the food. Searching an aerosol can of Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray the ingredients state are “soybean oil, soy lecithin, dimethyl silicon, propellant, and contains soy for a trivial amount of fat.” It’s true that soy sticks too much and is hard to erase, obviously we do not want the added chemicals in our food. Scrubbing the film off ceramic is labor drastic and can make the pan scratch and peel from trying to remove it. The cooking spray does not burn off and can cause smoke if the pan is too hot, and you should never get ceramics that hot.
  2. Use a little oil or butter rather than cooking spray. Use a tiny bit of butter or oil too lightly and evenly coat the interior surface every time you cook with the pan. Applying oil will help to not sticking the foods and helps the coating last longer. Try to avoid applying cooking sprays because they can cause build-up and normally contain ingredients that are too curved for most nonstick cookware pans.
  3. Try to not use metal utensils while cooking in a ceramic pan. It scratches it, you can use silicone spatulas, softwood, spoons, rubberized, and tongs to turn foods over. Chopsticks are good for ceramic cookware too.
  4. Abrasive harsh chemicals like nylon scrubbing pads, scouring powders and steel wool soap pads, and brushes must not be used to maintain the functional finish of ceramic.
  5. Never put ceramic pans in the dishwasher if the manufacturer does not advise it. Dishwashers use very strong detergents and hot water and then can ruin your cookware.
  6. Cooking with ceramic cookware always use low-to medium-heat. High temperatures are not good for the nonstick coating of cookware. After some time using high heat, your cookware will be ruined on the surface and could release toxic vapors. Before using your cookware season it. It preserves the long-lasting life of your cookware and will be easier for you to cook foods.
  7. To season your cookware before using, firstly rinse and dry it. Using a napkin or paper towel, rub a teaspoon of oil the entire inside surface. It’s best to do this every time you cook and this process only takes a minute, similar to do while baking a cake.
  8. Never leave an empty pan, pot or sandwich griller on a hot burner. It can ruin the surface, distort and warps the cookware.
  9. Never cut foods in the pan, don’t use mixers and beaters either.
  10. Let the pans and pots cool at room temperature before cleaning after each time you use it.

Always ensure that your ceramic cookware is clean before storage. Store ceramic frying pans separated from other cookware carefully, especially from other ceramic cookware pots. Ceramic-to-ceramic direct contact can damage the cookware. Other types of cookware piled in the ceramic cookware can also cause scratches.

When residing in ceramic nonstick cookware, try to include a paper napkin between piled pans to avoid scratching. There are also available lots of soft, spongy pot and pan protectors to buy to keep your pans scratch-free.

 

Final words

Most ceramic nonstick cookware can’t dispute aggravated periods of high heat. Always use medium or low heat with ceramic nonstick pans. Always preheat your pan on the lower setting and allow the oil or butter to heat for a minute before adding the food to the pan. Ceramic cookware serves heat effectively, so foods are cooked too quickly and evenly. High heat will cause food to stick and can damage or discolor the surface. Never allow the pan to boil dry.

Do not drop the pans on the floor, and don’t bend or wrap them, as this can deform the ceramic coating surface.

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