When you are ready to buy kitchen gadgets, there are so many options that it is best to decide what your needs and yours wants are before you buy. Because there are so many options you may buy something that is not going to fill your needs. I am going to give you ideas of what to look for and what to expect and give you some knowledge how to buy kitchen gadgets that will last a long time.
Buy kitchen gadgets that are durable
If you are looking for silicone, make sure it is firm, if it is too flexible, it will probably not hold up. When looking at plastic, make sure it is durable and depending on what you are using it for, check if it is heat-resistant.
Glass items are breakable. If you are going to buy kitchen gadgets that are made of glass, I suggest you check the weight of the item, the heavier it is, the more durable it will be but there again glass will break. When you buy glass ovenware, make sure it is stamped oven proof.
Choosing stainless steel
In order to cook with stainless steel you need to use lots of butter or oil to prevent the food from sticking. Some people don’t like this,as they feel it is unhealthy. If you do not use enough butter, etc, your food will stick and burn, therefore your project will be ruined.
Just about all professionals use high quality stainless steel but cooking is their job. Cooking with stainless steel can be a challenge and needs patience and practice. If you can afford it and want a challenge, then stainless steel will work for you.
Be sure to read all the manufactures recommendations before you start cooking your first meal. It will save you some gray hairs.
With non-stick your pans will do just what it says, the food won’t stick, therefore clean up is easy. Cooking is also easier, because you don’t have to be as attentive as with stainless steel. Your cooking will take a little longer because you cannot use high heat.
You cannot sear your meats, so you will not have renderings for gravies and sauces. If these are foods you like to cook, purchase a stainless steel pan for that purpose.
When choosing any cookware, price can be a factor. Anodized (coating) pans are very popular and the price is reasonable. Your personal preference will the deciding factor.
When it is time to buy kitchen gadgets that are non-stick, I believe a better quality will save you money in the long run. They are less apt to scratch or stick and won’t need to be replaced.
Many people are concerned that non- stick is unsafe. Studies have shown they are safe unless you overheat them to a temperature of around 500 degrees. Since we don’t know how high the temperature is, it is recommended that you never heat an empty pan. It is also recommended that if you burn the pan, do not use it again as it could be unsafe. If you follow the manufactures instructions, you should not encounter any problems.
Choosing silicone vs non-stick gadgets (utensils)
When it is time to buy kitchen gadgets, with so many people buying non-stick, you can buy silicone or non-stick in just about every item there is. Some gadgets will not come in silicone but the ones you while cooking will usually be either. Items that have to very sturdy will not come in silicone for obvious reasons.
Silicone gadgets are made from a soft, pliable rubber- like substance, which is safe for us to use. Non-stick cookware requires that you use either silicone or non-stick or wooden .
Non-stick gadgets are made from metal with a hard non-stick coating. You will need to check the quality of these item. The cheaper ones may crack and peel leaving them unusable. Metal handles can rust or get pits in them. Non-stick can be very durable if you buy a better quality product.
Both silicone and non-stick are dishwasher safe. Both are safe for use during the cooking process. The heat from cooked food will not harm either.
When you are ready to choose, the choice of either, silicone or non- stick, is not a bad choice as long as it will make cooking fun and easier for you.
Wooden utensils are great if that is your choice. Your options will be much more limited.
When you are ready to make your purchase, there are many choices. The best choice is the one that works for you and your situation. Knowing your options will help you learn how to buy the kitchen gadgets you want and need.
There are pros and cons for every item on the market so before you invest your money remember to buy what you can afford and what will give you the best quality for your money. Remember when you buy kitchen gadgets, which can include cookware, buy what makes cooking fun for you.
Cooking can be a chore but you can make it into a fun experience. Make educated choices so that it is enjoyable.
Any questions, please ask. All comments are welcome.