The ability to withstand high temperatures and a super-long lifespan are just a few of the reasons why cast-iron cookware is such a classic. It's well-known for its toughness and heat retention qualities. Unlike many other kitchen utensils, it doesn't burn on the surface. If you season it properly, it performs as the best non-stick cookware to use. Cast iron cookware is available in a variety of sizes, and you can find cast iron tawa, kadhai (wok), pan, Dutch oven, deep fryers as well as woks. To preserve its longevity and provide a fantastic cooking experience, only buy it from reputable manufacturers like Meyer.
Cast iron is a highly dense, porous metal that is scientifically superior for cooking. What this means in the kitchen is that while it takes some time to heat up, cast iron excels at achieving extremely hot temperatures, distributing heat equally after getting hot, and retaining heat unquestionably better than any other cookware.
- Why is cast iron better than most cookware materials?
- What are some of the best cast iron products?
- Delicious food cooked in Cast Iron Cookware
- Helpful Tips for Cast Iron Maintenance:
1. Why is cast iron better than most cookware materials?
|Cooking in a cast iron is safer||Cast iron cookware does not bear the trademark "non-stick," but it can turn into an almost non-stick. All you must do now is learn how to use and season it correctly. Your non-stick cast iron will last a long time and perform well if you follow these simple steps. Season your cast iron after each usage. Heat your cast iron to dry it after washing it. After the water has completely vanished from the surface, remove the pan from the burner and give it a thin layer of oil (high-heat oil is best). I wipe away any extra oil after it cools with a paper towel.|
|Cast Iron Heat Retention is exceptional||The benefits of cast iron include high heat retention and durability, making it great for almost every food type. Because it is so dense, cast iron is almost indestructible. Exceptional heating results in the browning of food more effectively and vegetables cooking faster without the need for constant supervision of the heat source or turning pans in the oven. Because it retains and distributes heat so effectively after getting hot, cast iron is great for frying and baking too.|
|Stovetop to Oven||One-pan pasta relies only on stovetop heat, whereas sheet-pan meals like pizza pie, stuffed capsicum, pan-roasted chicken etc. may only require the oven too, and one-pan cast iron cooking combines the advantages of both. When you're in a hurry, this quick and easy meal for two is the way to go. Brown the chicken in a skillet on the stovetop, then add the vegetables, such as onions and potatoes, and bake everything together in a preheated oven. You can sear, roast, and even simmer in a cast iron pan. Not all pans can make that claim.|
|Cleaning Cast Iron Is Easy –||Maybe you're hesitant to get one because you've heard they're difficult to clean. It's true that you can't put them in the dishwasher, but they're not difficult to maintain. After a while, you'll be using one constantly if you learn how to take care of cast iron pans. Clean the pan or Kadai using water and a gentle sponge. Cleaning the food fragments with a dishwashing detergent is enough. Once the cookware is clean, allow it to dry fully.|
2. What are some of the best cast iron products?
Meyer has designed a range of cast iron cookware that are pre-seasoned to perfection using pure vegetable oil. These cast iron cookware have been aesthetically designed and built to last forever. Here are some of the cast iron-cookware that will add rustic charm and amazing flavours to your food:
Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Flat Dosa Tawa, 24 Cm, Black : From daily staple to something special, cook everything here! The pan’s excellent thermal conductivity means that your food will cook proportionally and quickly. The flat surface of the tawa makes it perfect to prepare anything from Indian to continental. Pancake or paratha, roti or dosa, this is one tawa that fits all your cooking requirements.
Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Deep Skillet, 18 Cm, Black : A perfect pot to stew, simmer, or broth! This deep pot with two pouring spouts is a handy addition to your kitchen. Ideal for slow cooking, this cookware is ideal for boiling vegetables like potato and lentils and also hard-boiling eggs and much more.
Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 24cm, Black : A cast iron skillet is a must-have for any kitchen! Whether you are sautéing or deep frying, whether you are making creamy pasta or Indian curry, this skillet with two loop shaped handles is perfect to cook, toss and lift. The skillet comes with two pouring spouts, which makes your cooking so much easier and mess-free!
Meyer Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Kadai 26cm With Glass Lid : A round-bottomed vessel with a transparent lid, this kadai is perfect to stir fry, deep fry, sear, braise, make curries and gravies. This kadai, with two loop-shaped handles, is easy to hold and toss food without the fear of spilling it all over.
Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven/Sauteuse with Glass Lid, 20cm : It can’t get better than this! A casserole in the cast iron material is just what you need to enjoy the art of cooking. With its design, depth and construction, this cookware offers a miraculous solution for all your cooking requirements.
3. Delicious food cooked in Cast Iron Cookware
Paranthas: There are many ways to make paratha. You can use different ingredients to change the taste, plain or stuffed paratha. People love to eat crispy, hot, flaky parathas with ghee on them.
Veg and Nonveg Patties: This is a fantastic way to utilise mashed vegetables or meat! Without overcooking, a cast iron pan delivers the ideal crisp sear.
Comforting Eggs: Fluffy egg omelettes are one of the most frequently prepared breakfast and brunch dishes, and they turn out wonderfully in iron skillets with a delicious flavour!
South Indian Delicacies: For their advantages and the result, an iron dosa skillet is also coming back in most people's houses, so that we can enjoy our favourite uthappams and different dosa alternatives.
Searing, grilling, stewing meat, and root vegetables: It's one of the greatest choices for a variety of root veggies to be cooked in iron pots and pans due to its heating procedure and temperature management.
Delicious pasta, pizza, and nutritious pancakes: From spaghetti to lasagna, from oatmeal to wholemeal pancakes to pizza, all of them are feasible and perform well when cooked on iron cookware.
Traditional Indian Curries/Gravies: A wide range of possibilities to select from, and iron cookware compliments our well-tempered and spiced Indian sauces and curry techniques. Using iron cookware, you may prepare everything from red meat to poultry to seafood, with a foundation of kadai masala, onion gravy, makhani gravy, and even a coconut-based curry or stew and have it come out clean and nutritional.
4. Helpful Tips for Cast Iron Maintenance:
1. Clean your cast iron pan as quickly as possible rather than keeping it overnight with food or liquid in it. And, contrary to popular belief, don't be afraid to use soap. Soap will break down new fats and oils while leaving old seasoning intact.
2. If your cast iron skillet has food stuck to the inside and a sponge doesn't work, try using a stiff-bristled brush or a scratch-proof nylon or silicone pan scraper. However, be careful not to remove the seasoning if you scrub too hard or use an abrasive tool.
3. After washing, dry the pan completely and use a paper towel to apply a thin layer of neutral oil to both the interior and exterior of the pan to prevent it from getting damp.
4. Cast iron is a robust material, but it isn't indestructible. Take good care of your pans and avoid dropping them or banging them against things too much. Cast iron cookware is heavier than steel or aluminium pots and may be prone to cracking.
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