When you're shopping for new pans, consider buying pots and pans that have metal handles instead of wood or plastic like Anolon cookware. All-metal handles means that a pot can be placed in the oven to keep food warm, or as an alternative to cooking on top of the stove. Wooden or plastic handles can warp, crack, split, or even melt when placed in the oven. Handles made of phenolic plastic can withstand oven temperatures up to about 350 degrees.
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?