How to Care For Your Ceramic Cookware

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How to Care For Your Ceramic Cookware
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Choosing a new cookware set or setting up a new kitchen is no small decision. With the average cost of a cookware set ranging around $400 but reaching upwards of $1,000, it’s only logical to take your time and find the best set for your needs. So, where does one begin? There are numerous types and styles of cookware sets: stainless steel, aluminum, copper, ceramic, non-stick, all-clad, and many others. If you’re looking for something easy, cost-effective, and friendly for cooks of all levels, ceramic cookware is the way to go. 

Ceramic hit the market and became a trendy cookware option for households at the beginning of the 20th century. Ceramics are made from clay, similar to how pots were made back in ancient days.

This process has proven to be reliable and easy to use, hence its transformation into the great cookware sets loved by so many today. It’s said that ceramics can adjust how food tastes and the consistency of cooking. Plus, we love that ceramic cookware reminds us that we are part of history!

Why Do We Love Ceramic Cookware So Much?

One of our biggest decision-makers for cookware sets is the non-stick surface. In the early 2010s, it was determined that the non-stick surface used by the maker of many non-stick cookware sets was unhealthy for human consumption

Unfortunately, as the cookware was used more or used heavily, the non-stick coating would begin to flake off. These small pieces of the non-stick were then consumed. Since the use of this type of non-stick product has been phased out, non-stick cookware sets, like ceramic cookware, have stepped up their game and are now safe for consumption and the environment as a whole. 

Many are even made from entirely natural materials. Even better is the non-stick surface allows for food to slide right off of the cooking surface with little oil or butter required. 

Ceramic Cookware
Many are even made from entirely natural materials. Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash.com

Cleaning ceramic cookware is a breeze. Instead of using harsh chemicals and scrubbing, all you need is a tiny bit of dishwashing soap and warm water. Scrub the dish with a sponge to get any excess food or liquids off, then wipe dry with a clean paper or cotton towel. 

Another complaint about many other cookware sets is that regardless of whether you’re cooking using gas or heat, the surface of the cookware heats up very unevenly. With ceramic cookware, their technology allows the surface to heat up evenly on any type of cooktop. They can even be heated up to 550 degrees. 

This means that you can go from cooking on the stovetop then straight to the oven with no worries. More even cooking also means there’s less chance of burning your food.

We love that ceramic cookware comes in a variety of fun colors, bringing a fun pop of color to your kitchen. This makes it perfect for taking the pan straight from the oven to the dinner table—no need to dress it up and dirty more dishes in the process. Ceramic cookware is also highly versatile, allowing you to put the cookware in the fridge or freezer.

What Do We Like to Cook Best with Ceramic Cookware?

Ceramic cookware is the king of the kitchen, making it suitable for use for almost anything you’re cooking up in the kitchen. Even better, because little butter or oil is necessary to keep food from sticking, your foods come out healthier. 

Ceramic cookware also allows for wet or dry cooking, baking, and roasting. Here are a few of our favorite uses when we’re serving up something delicious: 

  • Searing:
      • With the non-stick coating of the cookware, searing meats and vegetables are simple. Just toss them into a pan with a tiny bit of oil and your choice of seasoning, and voila! You have a one-pan meal. 
  • Soups and Sauces:
    • Since the ceramic cookware set creates an evenly heated cooking surface, your soups and sauces will cook evenly with less chance of burning or burning at the bottom. 

What Else Should I Look For?

Be sure to check which pots and pans are included in the set you’re looking to purchase. You’ll want to have a range of options, including a frying pan, saucepan, sauté pan, dutch oven, and lids for all of your new cookware. Bonus points if your new ceramic cookware set comes with some sort of storage option to keep things organized!

Our Final Thoughts

For anyone who loves to cook, we highly suggest ceramic cookware. Not only for its impressive non-stick surface, the easy clean-up, having an evenly heated surface that can go from stove to oven to table, or its colorful and lightweight design.

Probably the most attractive part is the cost! Ceramic cookware is highly cost-effective compared to similar sets. So whether you’re just starting off or you’ve been cooking for years, we suggest ceramic cookware to get the best bang for your buck.

Finally, here’s a nice clip that sums all you need to know about Ceramic cookware: