What makes pans

shape and design features of the pans remain unchanged for many centuries - a round bottom with walls of varying heights, which are attached to the handle, with a handle made of insulating material as that used to apply wood andtoday - special metal alloys or Bakelite.Recently there were pan or square shape having a hemispherical bottom, but still, the most popular are the ones that have the traditional form.

Even before the middle of the last century, in the shops, you could buy only iron and copper pans, most often in the kitchens could be seen exactly iron.The metal has a low thermal conductivity and is heated for
a long time, but then keeps the temperature well.These pans are used today, they are universal and suitable for any type of panels, even for the open fire, ensure uniform heating over the entire surface and have a non-stick properties, which are only amplified by frequent use.

Pans are made of stainless steel with the addition of chrome and nickel that can improve their performance properties.Unlike iron, they do not rust and weigh considerably less.Stainless steel - a chemically inert material, so it does not affect the taste and quality of food products during cooking.

more lighter aluminum pans, which are also made from alloys of metal by stamping or casting.The former have thin walls and almost weightless, the second - a thick bottom and more weight, they are not afraid of overheating.

stick coating - PTFE or ceramic - is applied to the aluminum pan.Teflon is considered less environmentally friendly, so advocates of healthy food prefer ceramic pans that are, in fact, inside the aluminum.

Lifetime pans

cast iron skillet will last you forever and, furthermore, over time, its performance becomes only better.But polished stainless steel pans quite capricious, so if you want to extend the life of a pan until at least 6-10 years, it is necessary to properly care for it. Wash pan made of stainless steel without the need of abrasive powders and scrubbing, it is impossible to leave it blank in the fire, the metal not covered with colored stains.

extruded aluminum pan has a thin wall, so it can quickly become deformed during the operation, and not having served 3 years.Cast pans made of aluminum alloys may not lose their consumer qualities for 8-10 years, and if you take care of them from strong shocks, or even longer.Aluminum darkens when exposed to aggressive chemicals, which also shortens its life. purchasing pan, pay attention to the warranty period, specified by the manufacturer.

Lifetime pans with Teflon coating depends on the thickness of this layer.Thin smooth layer provides safe use in frying pan for 3 - 4 years, slightly textured - 5 to 6, with strongly pronounced roughness - up to 10 years.New ceramic pan, even if you take good care of the old, have to buy within 3-5 years.