Nonstick Cookware Set: How important it is to get one?
All of us want to take good care of our health. Nowadays, the issues on health make us aware of the importance to be health-conscious. Obesity is now one of the top killers for the people in our generation.
In many countries, people now find a way to reduce the amount of fat intake. The culinary industry also knows this and therefore develops many types of non-stick cookware sets.
In the old days, people use a lot of cooking oil or butter to prepare their meals. Those days are gone. The non-stick cookware can really reduce your fat and calorie intake. Let’s say – a cup of oil contains 1,909 calories and a cup of unsalted butter has 1,628 calories. Imagine these high calories intake goes into your system each and every day.
Using non-stick cook-wares can dramatically reduce several hundred calories in your meals.
The non-stick surface of the cookware requires no cooking oil or butter.
The oil is normally used to prevent food from sticking to the traditional pans. Sometimes, the food needs oil to make it taste better. However, we normally put in more oil than it is necessary. We can’t really measure the exact amount of oil to use. We know that too much oil is not so good for our health. This is how non-stick cook-wares come into play.
When we cook chicken or fish on stainless steel cookware, we need some fat for the above two reasons, preventing food to stick to the pan and adding taste. But adding too much fat may endanger our health. Although fat is needed by our body for normal metabolism and being an energy source, we normally end up having too much of it in the large proportion of our population.
You can start using nonstick cookware sets now for your and your family members’ health. Using them can reduce your fat intake. Also, the cookware does not require as much heat as the one in stainless steel. So, you can save some money on the heat used.
In addition, the nonstick pans are easy to be cleaned. You don’t get bored to clean them after cooking. The residues left after cooking on this type of cookware are significantly less than other types of pans.
Some people may be worried about chemical contamination by using nonstick cooking equipment. That is a controversial issue. The manufacturers and other related bodies have confirmed that there has never been a direct link between using nonstick pans and health problems. Modern nonstick cookwares now have been modified for years to get the safest coated materials available. The reputable brands now do not have any unwanted chemicals in them.
Despite the argument from the manufacturers, some media do still think the point is questionable. I saw an Australian TV program called “What’s Good For You” on the subject. They make brief research and investigation on this. They interviewed the experts on both sides and did some tests. They even have some subjects on testing.
The result is that if you use the equipment properly, you will have no problem. So, use the right amount of heat, read the manual and you will enjoy using the cookware.
Cookware needs good maintenance and care. Please read the manual and instructions so that you can keep them with you for a long time.