Have you been looking to upgrade your non-stick cookware? A good non-stick pan is a must in every kitchen, but given the recent concerns about the long-term health effects of using them, this can be a bit of a challenge. Non-stick cookware is excellent for cooking many types of dishes, since it will help the food release easily from the pan and it’s a breeze to clean.
We recently held a class on cooking with non-stick cookware to teach people how to properly care for and use them. We sell two high-end brands of non-stick cookware, and treated properly, they will last for many years. It’s important to always use a little fat (oil or butter) in the pan and cook on low to medium heat. Never use a non-stick cooking spray since they contain lecithin, which will create a gummy build-up on the surface your pan. Cooking on a lower heat prevents warping and ensures even heat distribution. The brands we sell also work on all types of stovetops including induction and are oven-safe up to 500°F. While many brands are also dishwasher friendly, we always hand wash. Since food rarely sticks, a simple wipe with clean dishcloth is all that is ever needed.
A frittata (basically a crust-less quiche) is the perfect dish to make in a non-stick pan. While you start it on the stovetop, you finish baking it in the oven. Feel free to finish the dish with a quick broil for colour.