Other than a decent spoon for the kitchen, your saucepan will be the most popular item in the whole kitchen. Yet all saucepans, regardless of the price or quality, need the proper care in order for them to last longer than a Christmas dinner or two. For those of us who have thrown our care guides into the bin long ago, Anthony Ryans has some advice on how you can care for your valued saucepan.
We keep many saucepans in the kitchen, thus our first tip is to ensure that the saucepan you use matches up to the hob you cook with for example if you have an induction ready hob then you must ensure that your saucepan sets are induction suitable. Also, keep the heat-setting on ‘medium’ instead of ‘high’ when cooking most foods. A high heat may cook faster, but food will also stick to the pan faster.
What utensils do you use with your saucepan? If you have been scraping your non-stick saucepans with metal spatulas and forks, then you are being a very bad cook indeed. Metal scrapes non-stick coating off the surface as if it were a coat of tinfoil, so avoid! Use silicon spatulas or wooden spoons on your precious saucepans.
If you have baked-on food, and wish to remove it sans scraping, then simply add a tablespoon of baking soda into a saucepan filled halfway with water. Boil this mixture and let it simmer for twenty minutes or so. The burned food will then lift from the saucepan with ease. Once the grease is gone, rub the interior with oil after washing and drying it. This will keep your saucepan looking like it just rolled off the assembly line.
At Anthony Ryans, the saucepans we supply are meant to last for many years. If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be able to achieve longevity with ease.