Stainless steel cookware:
Benefits and how to use

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Stainless steel cookware: Benefits and how to use
Did you know that cookware can have a big impact on a cook's inspiration? A simple example is that many famous chefs use stainless steel cookware. This means that cookware can definitely affect the taste of food. That's why we would like to recommend Electrolux's leading stainless steel cookware 

Not only will it help your cookware last longer, but the cooking methods for stainless steel cookware are also very compatible with induction cooktops, which are popular among people living in condos. This will not only allow you to cook like a professional, but you can also be confident in its safety for your health and its long-lasting beauty.

In this article, Electrolux will provide information about stainless steel cookware, including its benefits and how to use it.

What is stainless steel and why is it used for cookware?

With its many advantages, it's no wonder that stainless steel is one of the most important materials used in a variety of industries. It is widely used in the kitchen, from pots and pans to appliances and equipment. In the construction industry, you can find stainless steel in almost any environment. Therefore, when used as cookware, you can be confident that it will not be harmful to your health.

The many popular features of stainless steel include its incredible durability, long lifespan, safety, and ease of cleaning.

Benefits of stainless steel cookware

Here are the advantages of stainless steel cookware, which is very suitable for cooking. For those who love cooking, it is definitely a worthwhile investment.

1. Durability

High-quality stainless steel cookware is strong and durable. It can be used for many years without dents, bends, or rust. If you are looking for durable cookware that is designed to last for a long time, even with frequent use, stainless steel cookware is the answer.

2. Compatibility with many kitchen appliances

Many homes choose to use induction cooktops for cooking because they heat up quickly and without smoke. With the durable properties of stainless steel, it fits perfectly with induction cooktops. It can also be matched with any kitchen style.

3. No toxins

Cooking requires high heat, which affects many types of aluminium and non-stick pans. If the pan is too hot, these coatings may break down and release harmful gases. Therefore, stainless steel cookware helps to alleviate safety concerns, is free of toxins, and is easy to maintain.

4. Premium cooking results

Evenly distributing heat is important when cooking. Most stainless steel cookware has at least one layer of copper or aluminium inside the outer stainless steel. The heat transfer of copper or aluminium results in rapid and even heating, so it preserves the quality of food.

5. Easy to clean

Stainless steel cookware is easy to clean and disinfect. It has a smooth, sealed, and non-porous surface. Since food cannot penetrate the surface, it reduces the accumulation of bacteria and germs, making cleaning very easy.

If there are difficult-to-clean food particles or burnt stains on stainless steel cookware, here are some simple cleaning tips: Pour water into the stainless steel cookware, then boil the water and let it boil for about 15-20 minutes. This can help to loosen stuck-on food. Stainless steel cookware can also be used in the dishwasher, which is convenient for people with limited time.

6. Easy to use for all levels of cooking

Many cooking techniques, such as stir-frying and grilling, often require high temperatures. However, some types of cookware cannot withstand that much heat.

Stainless steel cookware, on the other hand, can maintain high cooking temperatures without warping. This makes it suitable for all levels of cooking, whether it is low, medium, or high heat. Stainless steel is also compatible with all types of stoves, including electric, gas, and induction cooktops.

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How to cook with stainless steel cookware

Whether you're cooking with a stainless steel skillet, frying pan, or wok, here are some tips for cooking without sticking and getting delicious results:

1. Always preheat

Place your empty stainless steel pan on an induction cooktop over medium heat and let it heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. Cold stainless steel has pores, and these pores can make food stick easily. Preheating the pan will help to reduce the number of pores in the stainless steel.

2. Add oil after the pan is hot

Add oil to the hot pan. If you add oil while the pan is still too cold, the oil will seep into the pores of the pan. When adding oil, lift the pan off the stove, add the oil, and swirl it around to coat the pan's surface slightly.

3. Cook with room-temperature food

Let food come to room temperature before adding it to the stainless steel pan. Adding cold food to the pan will significantly lower the pan's temperature, which can cause food to stick. The best way to bring food to room temperature is to take it out of the refrigerator before cooking.

4. Test the pan's temperature

Before adding oil, test the pan's temperature. You can do this by adding a small amount of food or a drop of water to the pan. If you hear a sizzling sound like a hot pan, it's ready to use.

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3 tips to clean your stainless steel cookware


Stainless steel cookware can last for years with proper care. Here are three essential tips to keep your stainless steel looking and performing its best:

1. Let your pans and pots cool down before cleaning

This tip is not specific to stainless steel cookware, but it's a good practice for all cookware. Allow your pans and pots to cool down before cleaning them. While you're waiting for them to cool, use a paper towel to wipe away any excess oil or food residue.

2. Check whether your cookware is dishwasher safe

Most stainless steel cookware is dishwasher safe, but it's always a good idea to check the manufacturer's instructions. Dishwashing stainless steel cookware by hand is also a convenient and easy option. Using a dishwasher on a high heat setting for an extended period of time can damage your cookware.

3. Always dry your stainless steel cookware thoroughly

If left wet for too long, your stainless steel will start to rust. Make sure your cookware is completely dry before storing it. Store your cookware in a dry, dark place away from direct sunlight.

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Electrolux stainless steel cookware for premium cooking results

Now that you've learned all about the benefits of stainless steel cookware, here are some of the standout features of Electrolux stainless steel cookware that guarantee fast and energy-efficient cooking, including the 5-piece stainless steel cookware set:


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    • Triple-layer base heats pans quickly and evenly.
    • Versatile cooking on all stove top and oven types.
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Compatible stovetop products for this stainless steel cookware:

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  • PowerBoost provides quick, intense heat.
    • Induction is safe, fast, and energy efficient.
    • Pot detection lights up the controls for the zone.
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    • Power management prevents electrical outages.
    • Residual heat indicator helps to avoid accidents.
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Frequently asked question about stainless steel cookware

  • Can stainless steel cookware be used on an induction cooktop?
    One of the standout features of stainless steel cookware is its strength. It can withstand high heat without warping or cracking like other materials. This makes it ideal for kitchens that use induction cooktops for cooking, which are becoming increasingly popular.
  • Is stainless steel good to cook with?
    Stainless steel cookware is great for grilling meat or making sauces. Its ability to distribute heat evenly helps to ensure that meat is cooked evenly and that sauces are flavorful.
  • Is stainless steel cookware uncoated?
    Stainless steel cookware is available in both coated and uncoated varieties. Some stainless steel cookware comes with a non-stick coating, but many professional kitchens prefer uncoated stainless steel. This is a matter of personal preference and the desired cooking results.
  • How do you prevent food from sticking to a stainless steel pan?
    Don't worry if you find that food is sticking to your stainless steel pan. It's actually quite easy to clean stainless steel cookware. One trick is to add water to the pan, place it on the stovetop, and bring it to a boil for 15-20 minutes. This can help to loosen any stuck-on food. Stainless steel cookware is also dishwasher safe, so you can use this method if you prefer.

The importance of stainless steel cookware

In terms of health, stainless steel is a safe and non-toxic material. This is in contrast to aluminium, which can be a factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease, or Teflon, a type of plastic that is often used to coat pans. Teflon can release chemicals when exposed to high heat.

However, with its standout features of strength, durability, rust-resistance, long lifespan, acid and alkaline resistance, and easy cleanup, stainless steel cookware is a favourite among many.


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