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Different Types of Cookware

Cookware is an essential part of any kitchen, and pots and pans are among the most important pieces. There are many different types of cookware available, each designed for specific cooking methods or multiple purposes.

Learn the Different Cookware Types

Fry Pan


A fry pan is a round, shallow pan that may have straight sides with a slightly rounded base or a round base that slopes out and upward. The size and handle length can vary to match the cooking process. Heat is evenly distributed across the base, while the sloping sides make it easier to stir and turn the ingredients.

The Nexware® Pan is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. Also with a striking black ceramic cooking surface for true non-stick, using oil or butter will not be necessary. And with this top-class raised hex stainless steel protective barrier. So you can use metal spatulas, forks, knives, or tongs without fear of scratching the ceramic surface.

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Casserole Pot


Casserole cookware is a type of deep, oven-safe dish that is specifically designed for making casseroles. It typically has a flat bottom and straight or slightly sloping sides, and is made of materials that can withstand high heat, such as ceramic, glass, or cast iron. Some casserole cookware comes with a lid, which helps to trap moisture and heat, and allows the dish to cook evenly. Casserole cookware can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small individual serving dishes to large family-sized baking dishes. They are often designed to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, with decorative patterns or colors that can add to the presentation of the finished dish. Casserole cookware is a versatile kitchen tool that can be used to make a wide variety of dishes, including casseroles, stews, and baked pasta dishes.

The Nexware® casserole pot is designed with a ceramic honeycomb-patterned cooking surface makes this a truly non-stick casserole.

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Griddle Pan


A griddle pan is a type of cookware that is designed for cooking foods that require a flat surface, such as pancakes, eggs, or grilled sandwiches. Griddle pans typically have a large, flat cooking surface with no raised edges or rims, which allows food to be cooked evenly. They can be made of a variety of materials, including cast iron, aluminum, and non-stick coated surfaces. Griddle pans may have a smooth surface or be covered in ridges or grooves that create grill marks on food. Some griddle pans have a handle on one side for easy lifting and maneuvering, while others have two handles on either side for added stability. Griddle pans can be used on a stove top or over a grill, and are often used for cooking large batches of food quickly and efficiently. They are a popular choice for breakfast foods, but can also be used for cooking meats, vegetables, and other foods that benefit from a flat cooking surface.

The Nexware® Griddle pan combines the best of stainless steel and non stick technology for cooking food that will always come out just right.

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Sauce Pan​


A saucepan is a type of kitchen pot that is commonly used for cooking sauces, soups, stews, and other liquid-based dishes. It has a round shape with high straight sides and a flat bottom, and typically comes with a lid. The sides of a saucepan can be straight or flared, depending on the specific design. Sauce pans are usually made of materials that are good conductors of heat, such as stainless steel, copper, or aluminum. They can also have non-stick coatings to prevent food from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Some saucepans come with spouts or pouring lips that allow for easy transfer of liquids, while others have handles on both sides for easy lifting and pouring. The size of a saucepan can vary, with smaller sizes being suitable for heating up a small amount of sauce, while larger sizes can be used for cooking soups or stews for several people. Sauce pans are a staple in most kitchens, as they are versatile and can be used for a wide range of cooking tasks.

With the Nexware® saucepan, you have just the right sized pan for your sauces, with high straight sides perfect for stirring. Designed with a ceramic honeycomb-patterned cooking surface makes this a truly non-stick saucepan.

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A wok is a bowl-shaped version of a stir-fry pan that is best for quick-cooking food over high heat. It is available with a rounded or flat bottom and with one long handle, two short handles, or a long handle on one side and a short one on the opposite side. Materials used for woks include carbon steel, cast iron, and metals with non-stick coatings.

The Nexware® Wok ensures 100% even heat distribution of cooking all the ingredients at the same time. Made of heavy gauge stainless steel, with a striking black ceramic cooking surface for a true non-stick wok and the easiest to clean.


Choosing The Proper Cookware

The Importance of Choosing the Proper Cookware

Choosing the proper cookware is an essential aspect of cooking that can make a significant difference in the quality of your meals. Not only does the right cookware make cooking more enjoyable and efficient, but it can also impact the healthfulness of your food.

Why is Choosing the Proper Cookware Important?

  1. Even heat distribution: Proper cookware ensures that heat is evenly distributed, which helps prevent hotspots and ensures that your food cooks evenly. Uneven heating can lead to burned or undercooked food, which can be frustrating and disappointing.
  2. Non-reactive materials: Certain foods, such as acidic or alkaline foods, can react with certain metals, such as aluminum or copper, which can cause off-flavors and discoloration. Choosing non-reactive materials, such as stainless steel or ceramic, can help prevent these issues.
  3. Easy to clean: Cookware that is easy to clean can make cooking more enjoyable and save you time and effort in the kitchen. Non-stick surfaces, for example, can make cleaning up after cooking much easier.
  4. Durability: High-quality cookware is an investment that can last for many years. Choosing durable materials, such as cast iron or stainless steel, can ensure that your cookware can withstand frequent use and last for a long time.
  5. Health considerations: Some materials, such as non-stick coatings, may release toxic fumes when overheated, which can be harmful to your health. Choosing materials that are safe and non-toxic, such as cast iron or stainless steel, can help ensure that your cookware doesn’t pose a health risk.

Choosing Between Inexpensive and Cheap Cookware

Cooking equipment can range from high-end tools used by professional chefs to budget-friendly options for home cooks. However, it is important to distinguish between inexpensive items that are still made with quality materials and those that are simply cheap and shoddy.

Cheap equipment may have a lower price point, but it often costs more in the long run as it is made with inferior materials that do not hold up over time. In contrast, inexpensive equipment can still be of good quality and durability, as long as you know what to look for.

To find good quality and budget-friendly kitchen tools, educate yourself on the difference between high and low-quality items. You can speak to sales staff, read reviews and information online, or attend cooking demonstrations and classes. It is also important to research companies with a reputation for producing good quality products at reasonable prices.

Nexware Cookware is the Next Generation Cookware For a Reason

®Nexware Cookware are manufactured to be tough and durable, and meant to last. They are expected to be heritage pieces that you could pass on to the next generation and are going to perform as good as new with proper care and maintenance. Although they may seem like high priced items right now, they prove their value over time.

When choosing the proper cookware, make the smart choice. Go with the ®Nexware Brand of Cookware.

5 Tips for Using Stainless Cookware Properly

Stainless steel cookware is a popular choice for many home cooks and professional chefs alike. Not only is it durable and long-lasting, but it also looks sleek and stylish in any kitchen. However, using stainless steel cookware can be a bit intimidating if you are not familiar with its properties and characteristics. In this article, we will discuss how to use stainless steel cookware properly to get the best results in your cooking.

  1. Preheat the pan. Stainless steel cookware is not known for its non-stick properties, so it is important to preheat the pan before adding any food. This will help prevent the food from sticking to the pan and make it easier to clean. To preheat the pan, place it over medium-high heat for a few minutes before adding any oil or food.
  2. Use the right amount of oil. Stainless steel cookware requires a bit more oil than non-stick cookware to prevent sticking. Use a high smoke point oil such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or avocado oil, and add just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Avoid using too much oil as it can create a greasy mess and affect the flavor of the food.
  3. Monitor the heat. Stainless steel cookware does not distribute heat as evenly as some other materials, so it is important to monitor the heat and adjust it as necessary. If the pan is too hot, the food can burn and stick to the pan. If the pan is not hot enough, the food will not cook properly. To test the temperature, sprinkle a few drops of water into the pan. If the water sizzles and evaporates immediately, the pan is ready.
  4. Use the right utensils. Stainless steel cookware is durable, but it can be scratched by metal utensils. To prevent damage, use wooden or silicone utensils instead. This will also help prevent any unwanted metal flavors from transferring to the food. A special hybrid stainless pan like Nexware is different because it is metal safe, and will not be scratched with metal utensils. You might want to consider this when choosing your stainless cookware.
  5. Clean and maintain the cookware properly. Stainless steel cookware is easy to clean, but it requires a bit of care to maintain its shine and durability. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or steel wool as they can scratch the surface of the cookware. Instead, use a soft sponge or cloth and mild dish soap to clean the pan. After washing, dry the pan thoroughly to prevent water spots and rust.

Using stainless steel cookware requires a bit of practice and patience, but with the right techniques, it can provide excellent results in your cooking. By preheating the pan, using the right amount of oil, monitoring the heat, using the right utensils, and cleaning and maintaining the cookware properly, you can enjoy the benefits of stainless steel cookware for years to come.

Why should you heat a stainless pan before adding oil?

Nexware Cookware Basics

If you’re new to cooking with stainless steel pans, you may have heard the advice to heat the pan before adding oil. This technique is used to help prevent food from sticking to the pan and to create a nice sear on meats. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to properly heat a stainless steel pan before adding oil and why it’s important.

Step 1: Choose the right size pan
Choose a stainless steel pan that is the appropriate size for the amount of food you are cooking. If the pan is too small, the food will overcrowd and not cook evenly. If the pan is too large, the oil will spread out too thinly and not create a proper sear.

Step 2: Preheat the pan
Place the pan on a burner over medium-high heat. Allow the pan to heat up for a few minutes until it is hot to the touch. You can test the heat of the pan by adding a few drops of water to the surface of the pan. If the water droplets sizzle and evaporate quickly, the pan is ready.

Step 3: Add oil
Once the pan is hot, add oil to the pan. Use an oil with a high smoke point such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil. Swirl the oil around the pan to coat the bottom and edges.

Step 4: Wait for the oil to heat up
Allow the oil to heat up for a few seconds before adding any food. You can test the heat of the oil by adding a small piece of food to the pan. If it sizzles and begins to cook immediately, the oil is hot enough.

Importance of heating a stainless pan properly

Heating the pan before adding oil allows the pan to reach a consistent temperature throughout. This helps prevent food from sticking to the pan and creates a nice sear on meats. When oil is added to a cold pan, it takes longer to heat up and can become too hot, resulting in burnt or unevenly cooked food. Additionally, preheating the pan before adding oil helps create a non-stick layer on the surface of the pan, which further helps prevent sticking.

In conclusion, preheating a stainless steel pan before adding oil is an important step in cooking with this type of cookware. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your food cooks evenly, doesn’t stick to the pan, and develops a nice sear. Happy cooking!




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Transitioning to Stainless Non Stick Cookware

If you’re considering transitioning from traditional cookware to stainless steel non-stick pans, you’re about to embark on a journey that can elevate your cooking experience to new heights. While the switch may seem intimidating at first, this beginner’s guide will provide you with the essential knowledge and tips to make the transition seamless and enjoyable.

Understanding Stainless Steel Non-Stick Cookware:

Stainless steel non-stick cookware combines the durability and heat conductivity of stainless steel with a non-stick coating that prevents food from sticking to the surface. This type of cookware offers a healthier cooking option, requiring less oil or fat for cooking while still providing excellent heat distribution.

Selecting the Right Stainless Steel Non-Stick Pans:

When choosing stainless steel non-stick pans, opt for those with a reputable non-stick coating brand. Look for pans with a sturdy construction, comfortable handles, and a size that suits your cooking needs. It’s recommended to start with a few essential pieces like a skillet, saucepan, and stockpot.

Seasoning Your Stainless Steel Non-Stick Pans:

Unlike traditional stainless steel pans, some stainless steel non-stick pans do not require seasoning. But Nexware recommends that you season the Honeycomb pan for better cooking efficiency. Follow our guidelines on the FAQ page to learn more.