Evolved Cookware

 

The art of cooking began with a spark that has explored trails of creativity to discover fresh tastes, new flavors and inviting textures. To give meaning and direction to the culinary world, Prestige has innovated and delivered a colossal array of cookware.

 

Cookwares are designed to save energy, promote uniform cooking, to fulfill criteria like convenience, comfort, durability and easy maintenance. What makes a cookware so special? The very basic parts are taken for granted but are significant in the kitchen world to give you safety, confidence, and comfort. Parts of cookware worth mentioning are:

 

1. Base of the cookware

 

  • The base is designed with varying thicknesses to reduce the risk of burning of food
  • To promote uniform heat distribution
  • To promote longer heat retention (thereby saves energy)
  • It could be made to be compatible with induction cooktops

 

2. Outer coating

 

  • It could be powder coated
  • Have a hammer tone coating
  • Have an Epoxy coating
  • It can be anodized

 

3. Inner coating

 

  • It can have varying layers of non-stick coating
  • The coating can be made PFOA free (healthy cooking - no harmful chemicals)
  • It can be made dishwasher safe ( not affected by the hot water and by the force of the water spray in the dishwasher)
 

4. Handle

 

  • They can have unique designs with soft touch feel
  • They are made heat resistant, by using bakelite handles for example
  • They are riveted to fasten them firmly onto the cookware(enhancing durability)

 

5. Heat Guard

 

  • This minimizes the transfer of heat from the cookware to the handles giving it longevity.

 

6. Lid with Knob

 

  • The lid can be made of glass or stainless steel
  • This speeds up the cooking process by tenderizing the ingredients

 

Let’s look at the different cookware thoughtfully designed with specific criteria that enhance and refine cooking skills.

 

Shapes of cookware that define cooking

 

1. Tawa

Prepare sumptuous flatbreads on this flat cookware with a wide base to wipe out any void in your hungry stomach. The variety of rotis, parathas, dosas, etc make a meal complete.

  • Concave Tawa - This is ideal for rotis and chapatis. The flat base of the tawa has a concave shape to best cook the rotis to perfection.
  • Omni Tawa - This is a flat tawa with an ideal edge to make crispy dosas.
  • Square Tawa - Go ahead and make Dosas, Set Dosas, Coin Parathas, Chapatis, roast cutlets, etc. on a large square shaped tawa.

 

2. Fry Pan

 

 

Fry Pan would be an Omni Tawa with taller walls. It is a shallow pan with a long handle used for frying, searing and browning foods. This is an amazing cookware to fry and deep fry your perfect fries, cutlets, bread rolls, etc.

 

 

3. Fish Pan

 

 
 
Dodge those extra calories with this brilliantly designed pan. It is a regular fry pan with an up and down grill type design. This specific design ensures the cooking oil flows into the groove of the pan, thereby not sticking to the fish being fried. Get the perfect grill pattern onto your pan-fried fish and enjoy it without guilt.

 

4. Square Grill pan

 

 
 
The Square Grill Pan is a variant of the round shaped fish pan with a square shape and is a performer too. Get the barbecue feel using this pan, frying kebabs, tikkas, etc with the up and down grill pattern not allowing the oil to be soaked into the food being cooked.

 

5. Sauce Pan

 

 
 
It is a deep round pan with straight sides with a pair of handles on either side. Call the saucepan casserole too. This cookware has walls taller than the saute pan to prepare good amounts of Kheer, Sambar, Rasam, Curries, etc comfortably. The lid completes the look of the cookware to be able to serve at the dining table too, be it a glass lid or a stainless steel one.
 

 

6. Saute Pan

 

 
 
Saute Pan comes into creation when the walls of the fry pan have grown taller, but wait not as tall as the saucepan. This cookware pampers you to stir your contents with ease in its wider base to prepare delicious curries and lip-smacking gravies in it.

 

7. Milk Pan

 

 
 
The Milk Pan is a compact saucepan, being a moderately deep round pan with straight sides, a long handle, and a lid. This is used especially to boil milk, to prepare your favorite hot beverages in it. The handle and spout are designed for convenient handling and to avoid spillage.

 

8. Stock Pot

 

 
 
This is a taller casserole or a saucepan. The culinary journey gets better with this cookware as cooking sauces, pastas, ample quantity of dals, soups, curries, etc become so convenient. The intrinsic accommodative nature of the stock pot makes you come up with interesting recipes to throw a party.

 

9. Kadai

 

 
 
This cookware gives you the privilege to saute, shallow fry, deep fry ingredients to textures of your choice. It comes with a round base, where you can get away using a lesser amount of oil. The flat base requires a little more oil to be used for cooking with a better heat control to cook perfectly.
 

 

10. Chinese Wok

 

 
 
The Chinese Wok is a modified kadai. It has a wide mouth and a handle to be able to flip the contents without using ladles. It is best used to prepare Asian stir-fries, fried rice, noodles, etc.

 

11. Appachetty

 

 
 
This is a miniature Kadai with a lid. You can make delicious appams in Appachetty, that look like white edible bowls when served.

 

12. Deep Appachetty

 

 
 
This Appachetty comes in use to make thicker appams as compared to the conventional Appachetty to satiate bigger appetites.

 

13. Paniyarakkal

 

 
 
This is a cookware designed with several small wells in it to prepare paniyarams. It comes with a lid to help cook the paniyarams through and through.

 

14. Handi

 

 
 
This cookware is designed to help circulate the trapped steam in such a way to promote slow cooking to cook aromatic pulaos, biryanis, and varieties of flavourful rice.
 

 

15. Tadka Pan

 

 
 
This is a small round-bottomed cookware with a long handle that comes with leg support, to hold the pan upright without having to hand hold it. The heat resistant grip gives you the comfort to season your dishes like chutneys, rice, curries, etc.
 

 

How to meet your requirements to select a specific cookware

 

capacity - ascertains the depth of the cookware. Say how much water can your cookware hold up to its brim.

 

diameter in millimeters - how wide is your cookware, is determined in millimeters. The tawa and fry pan are ascertained with diameter, not by capacity.

 

The above nitty-gritty’s of cookware that had earlier escaped our attention, make our myriad of cookware more special than ever. Being well informed now, there is a definite assertion to be aware of what to look for when we go to buy new cookware and also what to gift our loved ones.