Curious about when you should be looking into higher-quality cookware? Read on to learn more about this kitchen necessity for living intentionally.
Professional cookware might seem like an intimidating concept that just isn’t for you, especially if you’re the kind of person who usually doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen. But you don’t have to be a wiz in the kitchen to get the most out of its benefits.
Even if cooking isn’t where your passion lies and you spend most nights making quick and easy meals, professional cookware provides a level of ease to all users, all while adding a flair of style to your space.
Check out all the reasons why you need professional cookware in your kitchen!
What Is Professional Cookware?
Professional cookware is any kitchen gadget—whether that be pots, pans, grills, etc.—used by professional chefs for stronger and longer use and regular seasoning or heat.
Even though they are commonly used by professional chefs at fancy restaurants, they still serve a purpose in home kitchens, as their high quality and longevity can benefit anyone and everyone.
People usually just buy the cheapest cookware they can find at a local store or online and end up using it for years. Such cookware is likely to rust and degrade sooner than you would expect, which can cause potential risks when cooking with it.
The Seattle Times says that there are a few guidelines you can follow to avoid health hazards from such cookware, especially those that are coated to be non-stick.
The best advice we can give you is to shop for professional cookware. Although it’s usually more on the pricier side, it offers a pristine cooking experience for your average at-home chef that is easy and enjoyable.
Reasons Why You Need Professional Cookware
Here are four reasons why you need to ditch those cheap cookware sets and opt for professional cookware instead.
One of the greatest qualities of professional cookware is its multi-functional ability. Rather than selecting individual pots and pans designated for specific cooking tasks, you can buy fewer, high-quality cookware in a set that can do all of those tasks and more.
Our Cookware Sets are a great example of the versatility that you can only get from professional cookware. The set includes four multi-functional products: a Dutch Oven, Sauté Pan, Sauce Pan, and Fry Pan.
The Sauté Pan is a customer favorite, as it’s shallow enough to sauté but deep enough to fry and boil. Meanwhile, our best-selling Fry Pan can cook four to six eggs at once. If you have a big family, the Dutch Oven can be the perfect vessel to cook the entire meal like stews, soups, bread, or more.
Our cookware is suited for any stovetop, including induction, electric, and gas burners. They're also oven-safe and can withstand a high heat of 550 degrees Fahrenheit, unlike most stainless steel cookware, cast-iron cookware, and copper cookware. With this power, you can pop that pasta or chicken straight from the stove to the oven.
One of the biggest challenges of keeping a home is knowing when it’s time for kitchen products to retire. NBC News says that non-stick pots and pans should be replaced after five years (or sooner if they begin to peel).
Professional cookware, on the other hand, lasts longer than traditional cookware because they’re higher in quality, and therefore won’t lose their function as quickly.
For example, traditional non-stick cookware is typically coated with Teflon to give it that non-stick quality. It’s on the cheaper side, so the coating chips really easily, especially if not cared for properly.
Instead of Teflon, our products have a natural mineral-based ceramic interior to give it that non-stick ability (and improved heat distribution). This makes getting a handle on cleanup easy, as the food falls right off with the water. You don’t have to worry about the products deteriorating. Just add a bit of soap to the water, and your cookware is good to go for years and years.
To ensure the longevity of your staple cookware, avoid using metal utensils that may scratch your pots and pans. While these are technically dishwasher-safe, a quick hand-wash is much more ideal.
We mentioned earlier that our products don’t have Teflon, which is extremely important when looking for professional cookware that you can trust. Teflon contains chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are shown to cause potential health risks.
So when the Teflon coating of non-stick pots and pans chip, pieces of the chemicals may flake and contaminate your food. Not only that, when exposed to high temperatures, the Teflon leaches into food, contaminating it.
Professional cookware that doesn’t contain such chemicals is the key to a safer and healthier cooking experience and life. Our products made of non-toxic ceramic and free of all the chemicals we discussed and more, all while preserving the wonderful non-stick properties we know and love through ceramic.
4. Stylish, Minimalist Kitchen
It definitely goes without saying that having professional cookware in your kitchen is a head-turner. Even if you’re not looking to impress people, owning professional cookware is a great opportunity to treat yourself to a stylish yet minimalistic kitchen aesthetic.
Our cookware comes in four beautiful colors that can give your kitchen the pop of color that you desire. Our Perracotta cookware, for example, is the perfect choice for creating a boho vibe. If you own an industrial kitchen, our popular Instagramable Sage color is the perfect complement for earthy gold and iron tones.
At Caraway, as a cookware manufacturer, we are also interested in not only durable, nonstick pans but also in creating a line that matches your kitchen's aesthetics (including our Linens).
Whatever color you choose for your professional cookware set is guaranteed to spruce up your kitchen. You won’t be able to take your eyes, or even your hands, off of them!
On top of that, owning just four pieces of cookware means there won’t be much clutter in your kitchen. This is especially true with the help of the Magnetic Pan Rack and Canvas Lid Holder that comes with the Cookware Set.
This professional cookware is all about adding a splash of joy and color to your life, all while helping to cultivate an impactful, intentional, and minimalist aesthetic.
The Best Cookware
Professional cookware is the secret to a healthier life and a more organized, minimalist space. Throw away the pots and pans you bought decades ago and invest in high-quality professional cookware with a ceramic coating to add the style of your dreams to your space and make every meal a hassle-free task.
Coated pots and pans can present health hazards | Seattle Times
Here's how often you need to replace everything in your kitchen (including that sponge) | NBC News
Next 30 Inspiring Bohemian Kitchens | Elle