What Types of Stainless Steel Cookware Are There?

There are hundreds of stainless steel cookware types. Differentiating them can be a challenge since they are designed to be used for different purposes. So how do you tell which is the right cookware for the kind of cooking you want to engage in? In this guide, today we are going to tackle the various types of stainless steel cookware that are available and tell you of their use. Read on.

Fry Pan/ Sauteuse

Just as the name suggests, it is the best for frying. It can however be used for sautéing, scrambling and searing. Its walls are usually covered so that food slides out easily and it also eases stirring. Its sides have also been made in a sloping manner to keep steam from getting formed during cooking.

Sauté Pan

Also, known as sautoir, it has a very large bottom to maximize the transfer of heat. From its name, it is clear that is best used for sautéing. Other cooking practices that can be achieved using this pan include:

  • Searing.
  • Stir frying.
  • Braising.
  • Poaching.

Its sides are straight and high. They are designed this way to contain the food.

Straight Sided Sauce Pan

It has a wide bottom which helps it in maximizing heat transfer. Normally used for making sauce and in cooking veggies. Lids can be used to increase the cooking pace.

Sauce Pot

Do you want to cook slow? Then this is the right cookware for you. It can be used for slow cooking:

  • Casseroles.
  • Stews.
  • Sauces.

It has two loop handles which make it easy to pour from it. Its bottom is also large so that it conducts heat efficiently.

Roasting Pan

It is a heavy ware equipment that can be used for roasting and takes in hams and turkeys. It has been made with handles that make it easier to load and unload them and make them easy to transport.

There are also bakeware types that are available and they include:

Angel Food Cake Pan

Made with a tubular design, it consists of a hollow center which is useful in ensuring that heat is evenly distributed. Its surface is non-stick an important aspect in baking. There are also 3 cooling legs that are ideal in the cooling of cake.

Bread Loaf Pan

It is deep and this gives room for the bread to rise. It can also be used for baking cakes. Its material is made of excellent heat conductors; therefore, you only need a little heat to work with it.

There are so many more types of stainless steel cookware available. I may not be able to discuss them all here but I can list those that I have not mentioned yet:

  • Tart Pan.
  • Paella Pan.
  • Springform Cake Pan.
  • Pie Pan.
  • Egg Poacher.
  • Muffin Pan.
  • Stock Pot.
  • Rondo Pot.
  • Sheet Pan.
  • Cast Iron Skillet.
  • Cake Pan.
  • Wok

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