Top 14 Ways To Make Stainless Steel Cookware Last Long

Top 14 Ways To Make Stainless Steel Cookware Last Long
There is a variety of cookware that is available in the market for sales. For daily usage, we use very different cookware for the different cooking methods. The best part about different cookware is the true joy of trying a variety of dishes according to the occasion. Every cookware is special, a sauce pot is perfect for soups, whereas a saucepan is perfect for sauces, a cooker is the best for rice and dal-based dishes, and Kadai is comfortable for deep frying, and so on. Likewise, each cookware has a different purpose and comes with a different process to clean and maintain the same. Here more than cooking, cleaning and maintaining are tough task.
Today's Tri-ply cookware has a Cooking Surface of AISI 304, 18/10 Food-grade Stainless Steel that is healthy & has low-oil consumption properties. The second layer of high-quality 1.5 mm aluminum sheet spreads heat evenly enabling less cooking time. The Outer Surface or base is made of AISI 430 Magnetic Stainless Steel that works effectively on the gas stove or induction stove. These are specifically made with high-quality material to reduce the cooking time and enhance the quality of the food.
In this blog, let us see some of the useful and cost-effective cookware cleanings and maintenance tricks, tips, and hacks for all. 
  1. First, for daily normal cleaning, use hot water and liquid soap as a solution and use it for mild scrubbing for the non-abrasive sponge.
  2. While cleaning and general maintenance, never ignore the handle, lid corners, edges, and rims of the cookware. Pay extra care to the base but never be too harsh instead focus on soft scrubbing.
  3. Make sure to clean and dry after use as early as possible. This prevents water spots from appearing and also reduces the chance of rust formation.
  4. Pitting corrosion can occur leaving tiny but irreparable pockmarks as if nailed to the bottom of the pot. So next time add salt to your noodle, only when its water starts boiling.
  5. Always preheat the cookware before adding on the oil. And then, add the food once the oil is hot. Always observe the oil to figure out if it's hot adequate to begin cooking: If it’s shimmering, you’re ready to stir your ingredients.
  6. The most common mistake is to take out from the refrigerator and put it in the cookware. Cold or frozen food is more likely to stick to the bottom of the hot pan due to its impact on temperature. Hence, if you're cooking an ingredient from the refrigerator, allow it to reach room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes before cooking. The food ingredient at room temperature takes lesser time to cook than the cold food consumes more energy as well. 
  7. Always allow the cookware to cool down to room temperature before soaking in for washing. As this would rip off warping.
  8. Use soft sponges, non-abrasive cleaners and sponges to clean the Stainless steel cookware. Avoid using coarse scrubbers and harsh cleaning liquids like bleach or household cleaners. Never scratch your stainless steel cookware and damage its finish.
  9. To handle calcium settlement in cookware (chalky white spots) use a diluted solution of vinegar and water (in 1:3 proportion) to a boil in the specific cookware, allow it to cool, and then wash and dry.
  10. Avoid scratching the cookware surface hardly, as this could ruin the top layer of the stainless steel cookware.
  11. Since stainless steel cookware is compatible with any type of ladle, be cautious of which type of ladle and make sure to clean it properly. 
  12. Food stuck in cookware is a threat to the cookware as the chance of rusting, scrapping, or using harsh chemicals increases with it.
  13. Do not overheat stainless steel cookware, as overheating will not help in cooking preserving nutrition but will affect the durability of the coating and the layers of the cookware.
  14. Another common mistake is frequently changing or shifting the cooking temperature is also a threat to cookware maintenance. Most of the time people think the temperature of the cookware will affect only food. Whereas it long term use, it will also affect the cookware as well.

Hope these methods help you to make your cookware last longer. Besides careful cleaning and maintenance, the cooking method also plays a pivotal role. Just like Maxima’s tri-ply stainless steel cookware the memory of your tasty food in the mind would last longer.