Best Ways To Care For Kitchen Utensils

Posted on April 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Kitchen utensils are our everyday companion. Taking a little time and effort to learn to use and care for them properly is very important as it will not only serve you well but will save you from having to replace them often. Below are some tips on the best ways to care for your kitchen utensils.  


NON-STICK COOKWARE : Non-stick cookware are kitchen utensils such as pots, pans, or bake wares which have been coated  to prevent food from sticking to its bottom. For top performance and to extend the lifespan of your nonstick cookware, one of the most important rules is never to use metal utensils on its surface as they can damage the coating. Ensure you only use wooden or plastic utensils that won’t scratch the surface and avoid using non-abrasive sponge or brush. Also, it is not advisable to use cooking sprays as they can result in residue buildup on the cookware which causes food to cook unevenly because of its non-stick nature. Finally, if you must scrub your cookware, use a paste of baking soda and water.


STAINLESS STEEL COOKWARE: Stainless steels are one of the most dominant kitchen utensils and they are also one of the hardest to clean. To ensure your stainless steel utensils serve you in an optimal and the most desirable way, spray pans with nonstick cooking spray; alternatively, use a small amount of oil, margarine, or butter to grease the bottom of your stainless steel pot or pan. Avoid overheating as it can cause brown/blue discoloration on both the interior and exterior. Always use a burner smaller in diameter than the pan/pot. Leave pans to cool completely before washing to avoid warping. Wash by soaking in hot, soapy water.

WOODEN COOKWARE: Wooden utensils such as mortar and pestle, wooden chopping board and spatula  are great materials and when they are cleaned and handled the right way, they can last very long. Do not put wooden utensils into the dishwasher as the intense steam and extended time soaked in hot water will cause the wood to crack. Always wash utensils in hot/warm soapy water immediately after use to avoid sticking, as it would be more difficult later on. Rub wooden cookware with a slice of lemon if any strong flavors have seeped into it, to prolong the life. Pat dry with a clean cloth and let air dry.

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