Choosing the perfect cookware set involves much more than color and the availability of nifty glass lids that you can
see through. If you are a serious cook or simply want the best deal for the price, you will need to be more practical
in making your decision.
The main factor in choosing cookware sets is the material from which it is made. Copper is very expensive, but
conducts heat better than any other material. Heat conduction allows your food to cook evenly. You will undoubtedly find
cookware sets that are constructed from stainless steel with a copper reinforced bottom. The problem with this type of
cookware set is that the bottom of the food will cook faster than the rest, making it very difficult to avoiding burning
and/or scorching your food. Braising is out of the question in a stainless steel pan with a copper reinforced bottom.
You need cookware sets that allow heat to be distributed evenly. You are probably very familiar with pans that have
hot spots. Hot spots are places in the pan where the food cooks disproportionately faster than in the rest of the pan.
Cookware sets with even heat distribution is
imperative if you are serious about the food you cook. The problem with
copper, cast iron, and aluminum cookware is that...