Saturday, July 18, 2015

Enameled Cast Iron Cookware

Enameled cast iron cookware is both beautiful and practical! The cookware heats slowly and cools slowly, which means that it will hold an even heat during cooking. The enamel envelopes the cast iron, so it doesn't rust, and does not have to be seasoned to keep foods from sticking.

Because the surface can chip or scratch if not used properly, most manufacturers recommend using only plastic or wooden utensils with your cookware.

I found this out the hard way. Using stainless steel utensils has scratched my favorite enameled casserole dish, and left a tiny chip in the upper edge. While it is still usable, it isn't as pretty for use when guests come over.

Quality Enameled
Cast Iron Cookware

will last for generations,

if properly cared for.

The main drawback for this type of cookware is also one of it's strengths. It is a bit heavy. If you have trouble with lifting anything over a couple of pounds in weight, this cookware is not for you. Empty, the pans don't weigh too much, but when you fill them with food, they can get very heavy (depending on what you are cooking). However, if you want something that is sturdy and will last, these pans are a great idea.

Enameled castiron cookware that is well-cared-for will last through a lifetime and can be passed to a younger generation. The only reason to ever change to different pans would be if you chose to redecorate your kitchen in a new color!

Check out these videos for how to cook with enameled cast iron:

Cooking with Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Skillets

Never Use Enameled
Cast Iron Pans
in the Microwave!
Slow Cooking with Le Creuset Dutch Oven

How to Fry Eggs in an Enameled Skillet

Do you use enameled cast iron cookware?

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