The Cooking Pot: Meeting all Requirements
Pots are ten a penny. They couldn't be more different in form, material and capacity. Each pot has its advantage: speed, even heat distribution or special hygiene. And in times of different types of stoves you need to answer the question whether the selected pot is suitable for your stove. We’ve compiled many high-quality cooking pots for you in this category. Find yourself the right model.
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Which pot for which stove: the most important details
Not every pot is suitable for every stove. There are hardly any problems with an electric stove.
With this the ceramic top is simply heated and passes on heat to the pots. The most classic variant in this context is the stainless steel pot. However, it has the disadvantage that it doesn’t have uniform heat distribution. So, if you want to cook in an energy-saving way, a different model would be better. Pot bottoms made from a copper and stainless steel mixture, however, are very conductive and effectively prevent burning thanks to the thick base. If you have a gas stove, basically all possibilities are open. You should only keep away from glass pots.
Pots made of copper, on the other hand, are perfectly suited to gas. For that reason they can often be found in pro kitchens. If you use induction, there are still a few things that should be considered. Induction stoves produce heat through magnetic forces.
Therefore, pots made from enamel, copper or terracotta are not an option. Stainless steel pots are usually suitable for induction. However, make sure that the pots are labelled as suitable.
These are the Most Popular Types of Pots
Cast iron pots: A cast iron pot spreads its heat evenly. Though when looking for pots you should note that they are already very heavy when empty. To make up for that they are also very solid. Cast iron pots are prone to rusting, so the cleaning can become difficult in the long term. Leftovers shouldn’t be left in the pot. With the Iittala Sarpaneva pot you can avoid these problems. It is lined inside with enamel. Enamel pots: enamel is a particular type of ceramic molten glass. It is usually combined with steel pots to make them less susceptible to rust. Pots with enamel are extremely durable but have the disadvantage that food easily burns in them.
Copper: Copper pots come with antibacterial properties as bacteria can’t develop on copper. The thermal conductivity of copper pots is by far better than of pots made of any other materials.
These pots should be washed by hand.
Pressure cookers: pressure cookers save one thing above all: time.
In a pressure cooker you prepare food under great heat and pressure. Make sure not to open the lid during cooking, otherwise, the vegetables will be overcooked.
Aluminium cast pots: a cooking pot made of cast aluminum is a good conductor of heat. However the pots would better be cleaned by hand, as they might deform at high temperatures in the dishwasher. In this case the matching lids become useless.
Also, the material is controversial due to possible health risks.
Tip: would you like to completely equip your kitchen with new pots? Then a cookware set such as the Iittala tools Cookware set is the right one for you. Would you like to buy your pots online? Have them conveniently delivered to you by us within a few working days.