Not many people pay attention to this feature but it is very important when you’re purchasing stainless steel cookware. If you have a big family and they love home cooked meals, the type of handle that you have on your cookware is definitely important. There are two types of handles that are commonly used which is the welded and riveted handles. It also depends on the price that you spend during the purchase of your cookware.
Welded VS Riveted handles
Of course, welded handles look much nicer than riveted handles but it is definitely not much safer. Welded handles does not have small bolts or screws. The metal is melted and sticked to the pan. Although it is much easier to clean and is more hygienic since the food does not stick at the rivets, it can fall off without warning from the pan. Imagine if you’re carrying a large amount of hot soup and the handle detached from the pot. You will risk injuring yourself.
Riveted handles are much safer and they are a usual feature on high end stainless steel cookware. These handles last much longer and you can definitely feel if it’s going to get loose. It gives more control of the cookware and you won’t hesitate to work with large amount of liquids.
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Multitasking has never been easier since I got myself the Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 3-Quart Covered Stack ‘n’ Steam Saucepot and Steamer. Boiling chicken soup and steaming broccolis have never been easier. Not only does it save my time, my children said that the broccolis taste much more flavourful. I think it’s because of the chicken essence. This stainless steel cookware has not only helped me with my cooking skills, it has helped me to get more house chores done.
Now, the reason I steamed broccolis is because my children love them. However, you can also steam fish and carrots. You can take the steamer out if you don’t like it. Alone, I’ve been boiling sweet potatoes, reheating soups, and making oatmeal porridge for my kids. I really like the handle as I feel like it traps the heat inside and makes the food more flavourful.
As a full-time mom, this stainless steel cookware has saved my life. Not only that, it is also very easy to clean.