We’ve all been there at some point, reaching for the same trusty pan to do every single job – however, unless you’re using your SQ Professional magic pan, you need to be picking the right pots and pans for the task!
There’s a reason all of us here are SQ Professional are specialists in kitchenware, it’s because we know our stuff! Pots and pans are designed for specific tasks, and for the best cooking results it’s best to use the ones designed for their purpose. Following these easy tips will have you making master chef quality food in no time!
1) You want your pan hot? And we mean; HOT, HOT, HOT? Pop any of your Galaxis range aluminium pans on the stove, with the hottest flame you can muster, and it’s going to be completely fine! However, do the same thing with any kind of non-stick pans and you will not only ruin the non-stick coating, you’re going to fill your kitchen with smoke! Any pure aluminium or cast iron products are totally fine in extremely hot temperatures.
2) If your looking to sear and fry foods, whether meats, potatoes or crunchy veg you’re going to get perfect results using any of your SQ Professional frying pans, to get that nice crisp texture you’re after. However if you were to use a stockpot, meant for boiling water or cooking stews and so on, the sides are going to be too deep. In turn, this is going to trap the steam and retain moisture inside the pan, perfect for boiling veg – but a soggy result if you’re looking to fry!
3) When you’re cooking acidic foods such as tomato sauces or berry jams, make sure you always use a non-reactive pan. Any of our stainless steel pots and pans from the Lustro or stainless steel gems range, or, using a hard anodised pan from our Aadya range are perfect! These materials do not leach any of their metallic properties in to acidic food, which can impact colour or flavour. Pure aluminium pans heat up exceptionally and are incredible for a multitude of food; however, the material is known to react with acidic foods.
4) Cook with less or no fat by using a non-stick pan! We are known for our huge range of non-stick cookware in a wide number of our pots and pans. These are great for cooking delicate foods such as eggs, pancakes or fish, because they wont get stuck to the pan and fall apart. When cooking with any non-stick cookware always be sure to use the correct utensils, such as a silicone spatulas or wooden spoons - metal utensils will damage or scratch the non-stick surface.
For all of your cooking needs, you will be able to find the perfect pans for you right here with us.