Quality over quantity in all arenas of our lives rings true again when it comes to cooking delicious food consistently in our kitchens.
If you are someone who loves to cook and continually wants to improve your experience as well as the experience of those who enjoy your food, consider adding or increasing the copper cookware in your kitchen.
Let us share with you the main benefits of welcoming copper into your kitchen.
1. Food cooks evenly
Copper is a great conductor of heat; therefore, the thermal energy that is cultivated can be quickly and easily distributed to all areas of the pan ensuring that your fish or whatever you may book cooking will do so no matter where it rests in the pan.
2. Faster cooking time
Copper heats up quickly, allowing you to do what you need to do without the wait. According to Kitchen Sanity, it conducts heat “about four times as well — it boasts a thermal conductivity of 400 watts per meter kelvin difference versus iron’s 80.” In no time, the meat was perfectly cooked, and it slipped right out of the pan when I served it without sticking.
3. Less likely food will stick to the pan
Again, due to being a great conductor of heat, hot spots are reduced eliminating the likelihood of temperature fluctuations on different spots of the pan.
4. Energy efficient
Due to its ability to distribute heat evenly, and its ability to heat up quickly, you are using less heat (because you’re not waiting for it to heat up), and the heat is used effectively ensuring you aren’t overcooking.
5. More success in the kitchen
When you begin cooking with copper, keeping in mind that the pan will heat up quickly, you will also notice more success. With more control over your cooking, fewer items will burn because of the elimination of hot spots and because your food cooks more evenly, you can trust that it is cooked as it should be throughout the entire item.
Whether cooking on gas or electric, on top of the oven or placing the skillet in the oven to finish cooking, copper works beautifully.
7. A money-saving investment in the long term
Quality copper cookware, when properly cared for (we’ll talk about how to do this below), can last for generations. Yes, initially, quality copper is expensive, but so long as you know what you want, you will have a well-stocked and delicious food being curated in your kitchen for decades and not have to restock it every couple of years.