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COMPARISON TABLE
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Analon Bla Smart

Manufacturer – Analon

Color – Black

Material – 18/8 Stainless Steel

Number of Pieces – 10

Size        23.5 x 14 x 13.5 inches

IMUSA USA Heavy duty

Manufacturer-  IMUSA USA

Color – Natural

Material – cast Aluminium

Number of Pieces – 13

Size – 18.2 x 15.7 x 13.6 inches

 

Magma Gourment

Manufacturer-  Magma Products

Color – Blue

Material – cast Aluminium

Number of Pieces – 10

Size – 10.8 x 10.8 x 8 inches; 2.2 Pounds

All- Clad Brushed D5 Manufacturer-  All Clad brushed

Color – Stainless steel

Material – Silver- Stainless steel

Number of Pieces – 10

Size – 10 x 8 inches; 

Scanpan Classic

Manufacturer-  Scanpan

Color – Black

Material – Aluminium

Number of Pieces – 10

Size – 25 x 14 x 13 inches

Circulon Infinite

Manufacturer-  Circulon

Color – Black

Material – Non – stick

Number of Pieces – 6

Size – 17.72 x 21.65 x 13.39 inche

All – Clad 3D

Manufacturer-  Circulon

Color – Stainless steel

Material – Stainless steel

Number of Pieces – 10

Size – 22.75 x 13.00 x 19.00 inches

Le Crueset iron cast

Manufacturer-  Le Crueset

Color – Oyster

Material – skillet

Number of Pieces – 9

Size – 1.75-quart, 2.75-quart,  3.5-quart, 5.5-quart, 10.25-inch

Mauviel Pan

 

Manufacturer-  Mauviel

Color – Brushed copper

Material2.5mm Brushed Copper Construction with Stainless Steel Interior & Textured Stainless Steel Handles

Number of Pieces – 5

Size –10.2″ , 1.9 Quart and 3.2 Quart

Le Creuset 16 pieces

Manufacturer- Le Creuset

Color – Oyster

Material – cast iron

Number of Pieces – 16

Size –5.5, 1.75-quart  & 10.25-inch

 

COOKING WARES

Cook wares are used for food preparations which are commonly found in the kitchen. Cook wares is made  up of different containers of different shape and sizes.

Cook wares are of different types and uses; each cook ware is used for different purpose, some of which includes frying, baking, making sauce, braisining, casseroles among others.

in this article i will guide you in choosing the best cook ware for the right purpose.

Types of cook wares:

  1. Casserole Pots; it is used in making casseroles but can also be used for other recipes. it is used in ovens and burners. It is mostly made of glazed ceramics and metals.
  2. Skillets or Frying Pans; its a flat surface with shallow and sloped sides which forms a perfect circle. it is used for shallow frying.
  3. Grill pans; this is also frying pan but it was ribbed to let oils and fat drain away while cooking.
  4. Braising Pan; these are our typical pots used in cooking our roast. it is of different sizes ans its mostly comes in a rectangular or oval shapes. they are mostly made of heavy guage metal which is used safely on cook burners.
  5. Dili pots; these are used in boiling water and are good for sanitization.
  6. Dutch ovens; these pots are designed to reinvent an oven on burners and campfires. they can be used for soups, stews and braised meats. they are mostly made of cast irons and/or clay.
  7. Spider Pots; these are your typical skillets with a modification of additional legs to keep them above an open fire.
  8. Griddles; These are flat plates used for frying and grilling breads like tortillas, crepes and pancakes.

Cook Ware Materials

  • Cast Iron

This type of cook ware has a slow heating conductor, but evenly distributes heat. it can withstand a very high temperature which makes it perfect for searing. Such pots has its perks, for instance one cannot cook veggies with it or it will turn and it has a high chemical reactions to high acid foods such as wine and tomatoes.

  • Copper

Copper is a very great heat conductor which makes it heat faster than any known metals. Pots made from copper are of different thickness between 1 mm to 2.5mm wall thickness. Copper does not store heat, which makes it reverse thermal flows immediately upon removal from heat.

  • Aluminium

Aluminium weighs less than other metals, which makes it a good thermal conductor. Aluminium can be combined with other metals copper, bronze or magnesium.

this type of pots are commonly used for pies cake pans and baking sheets. Local pots are also made from aluminium with different forms and sizes.

  • Stainless Steel

These type of cook wares are poor conductors of heat. Thereby not distributing heat accordingly. This pot does not require any coating or seasoning to protect the surface from rust.

  • Carbon Steel

Theses cookwares can hammered into a thin sheets of dense material, which gives it strength and improved heat distribution. Carbon steel accommodates high, dry heat for such operations as dry searing. It is not a very good heat conductor, but this may be an advantage for larger vessels, such as woks pans, where one portion of the pan is intentionally kept at a different temperature than the rest. 

  • Metal

Theses pots are made from different metals to enable it conduct heat very well so that the flvours of your food doesn’t change.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Anolon, Bla SmartStack 

 

10-Piece Set: 2 Qt. Covered Saucepan, 4 Qt. Covered Saucepan w/HH, 8 Qt. Covered Stockpot, 8.5″ Open Skillet, 10″ Open Skillet, 12″ Open Skillet, Stainless Steel Steamer

PROS CONS
They do not scratch

they heat fast and evenly and

Easy to clean.

frying  pans have no lids

IMUSA USA Heavy duty

The IMUSA 13Piece cast aluminum cookware set, timeless design and commercial durability. The casting process enables IMUSA cookware to have varied thickness throughout the pans, maximizing heat conductivity. The pans boast extra thick bases, which allow heat to travel quickly and evenly up the pan sidewalls. Pouring spouts, heavy cast lids and cast-in flame guards combine to create a product durable and efficient enough to satisfy any culinary objective. The sleek retro styling and durable cast construction are the hallmark features of this enduring cookware line.

Pros cons
very beautiful design

cooks food evecly

very hard to clean

Magma Gourment

Made of 100% 18-10 mirror polished Stainless Steel, Magma’s Award-Winning 10-Piece Cookware Set is now available with an elegant Cobalt Blue exterior and Ceramica Non-Stick coating. Set completely nests and stores in less than 1/2 cu. ft. of cabinet space. Cookware is oven safe to 500 Degree F (excluding removable handles). Magma Cookware has been selected for Practical Sailor Magazine’s “Gear of the Year and Editor’s Choice” awards and has been a recipient of the Good Sam’s Club “Product of the Month” award.

PROS CONS
good quality

Very non sticky food doesnt stick at all

very expensive

 

All- Clad Brushed D5

All-Clad D3 Stainless Cookware, 12-Inch Fry Pan with Lid, Tri-Ply Stainless Steel, Professional Grade, Silver, Model:41126
This All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel 12-Inch Fry Pan with Lid is an essential tool to let your inner chef out, from preparing cozy family dinners to cooking for guests with confidence. Made in the USA and crafted to ensure safe and even heating, this classic style boasts 3-ply bonding and extraordinary performance that will last for generations. This 12-inch fry pan comes with a stainless-steel lid and is ideal for searing, browning and pan frying just about everything.

PROS CONS
evenly distributes heat for perfect cooking

works well with gas stoves and induction

very easy to clean

very expensive

discolouration

has sharp edges, dangerous to use

 

Scanpan Classic

  • Patented nonstick surface is metal-utensil safe
  • Suitable for all stovetops, including induction
  • Squeeze-cast base eliminates hot spots for even cooking and browning
  • Oven-safe up to 500°F for stovetop to oven techniques
  • Dishwasher safe; hand-wash recommended
PROS CONS
easy clean

no sponge, especially no dishwasher. Just wipe out with a paper towel and the non-stick will last for a long time.

heats faster and cooks evenly

Not non stick

not dishwasher safe

Circulon Infinite

  • Guaranteed quality: We stand behind the durability of the extremely resilient and metal utensil safe pots and pans and give you a lifetime guarantee; fine materials and craftsmanship enhance the cooking pleasure
  • Elegant performance: The induction frying pans, sauce pans and milk pan (hard anodized aluminium with stainless steel base) ensure a steady heat distribution and it makes cooking effortless, fast and energy-efficient
  • Ideal for the kitchen: This set includes: 16 cm, 18 cm and 20 cm saucepans and 24 cm stock pot all with stainless steel lids and 20 cm and 24 cm skillets. These non stick oven safe pans make culinary premium possible, whether you use the pots and pans on an induction hob, other cookers or even in the oven (up to 240°C/3475°F/Gas Mark 9) – 100 Percent versatility for 100 Percent flexibility
  • Sophisticated design: The stainless steel handle ensures an ergonomic and secure grip when carrying skillets full of your delicious food to a dining table;
  • Durability: 
PROS CONS
they heat fast

non stick is just perfect

Edges of the lids are extremely thin, so they dent incredibly easily

they are not durable

All – Clad 3D

This 10-Piece All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel Set is the perfect collection to let your inner chef out, from preparing cozy family dinners to cooking for guests with confidence. Made in the USA and crafted to ensure safe and even heating, this classic style boasts 3-ply bonding and extraordinary performance that will last for generations. This set includes 8-inch and 10-inch fry pans, 2-quart and 3-quart sauce pans with lids, a 3-quart sauté pan with a lid, and an 8-quart stockpot with a lid. For over 40 years, All-Clad has been inspiring and equipping both the world’s top chefs and the top chef in each of us.

Pros Cons
they cook evenly

heats distributes equally

they are expensive

easily get rusty

sticky and hard to clean

 

Le Crueset iron cast

The Le Creuset Signature series collection offers a fresh array of enhanced designs that blend the very best of Le Creuset’s classic form with the latest technology. The advanced interior enamel is engineered to resist staining, dulling, and is easy to clean. The light sand-color interior makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks to prevent burning or sticking. Improved larger handles makes it easier to grip when wearing oven mitts and also distributes the weight more evenly. The new engineered lid features built-in lid stabilizers to seal in flavors and fits more securely. For use on all cooktops including induction and oven safe. Made in France with a lifetime warranty. Set Includes: 1.75-quart Saucepan with Lid, 2.75-quart Oval Dutch Oven with Lid, 3.5-quart Braiser with Lid, 5.5-quart Round Dutch Oven with Lid & 10.25-inch Iron Handle Skillet

Pros Cons
very durable and reliable

non stick

very expensive

a bit heavy

 

 

Mauviel Pan

The Mauviel M’heritage 250S collection is a combination of two powerful and traditional materials, copper and stainless steel. This blend of materials energizes the pleasure of cooking. The copper allows for unsurpassed heat conductivity and control, and the stainless steel interior is ideal for all daily cooking needs. 18/10 stainless steel interior preserves the taste and nutritional qualities of foods and easy to clean. Made in France with a lifetime warranty.

Pros Cons
beautiful design

durable

cooks evenly

bit expensive

heavy

 

 

 

 

Le Creuset 16 pieces

This Le Creuset Cookware set is a great value and a terrific way to jump start your Le Creuset collection. It includes pieces from all of Le Creuset’s brightly colored product lines. The key pieces in this set, the 5.5-quart Dutch Oven, 1.75-quart Saucepan & 10.25-inch Skillet, are all sized appropriately for cooking for a family or entertaining. The 5.5-quart Dutch Oven is Le Creuset’s best selling size featuring a 10.25-inch diameter and a depth of 4.5-inches. The lid from the dutch oven will also fit the skillet. The 4-quart stoneware dish is beautiful for bringing to the table and also shock resistant so it is safe for going from the freezer or refrigerator straight to microwave or oven

PROS CONS
Casts last forever, durable

 

its expensive

 

CONCLUSION:

If you are someone who loves cooking like me, then this article is for you… we all need and deserve the best cook wares in our kitchens….

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