Saucepans are a staple cookware item for any kitchen. But how many should you have? A minimum of two, in two different sizes is essential. Three are even better. Saucepans are stout and have one long handle. The larger sizes may have an additional loop or helper handle. Ranging in sizes from less than 1 quart (good for warming butter or small portions) to approximately 6 quarts. The larger pans can be used to prepare large-batch soups and sauces
I like the concept on non-stick but I keep having to buy a new pan every year or two because the coating wears off. Are there any non-stick pans out there that actually work well, are eas and are durable?
It's not always easy or convenient for me to cook outdoors, but sometimes I really crave a grilled steak. I'm thinking of buying a grill pan for indoors. Is there any one in particular you'd recommend?
I want one of those shiny black cast-iron pans without having to wait for years to achieve the finish, or for my grandmother to hand-down hers. Are there any cast-iron pans out there that have that finish already?
I'd like to cook more, but I am often just too tired and time-constrained when I return home. Do you have any suggestions for streamlining dinner preparation so I can put together a healthy, good tasting meal fast?
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|