Stainless steel is completely neutral in contact with food: it does not modify the taste, appearance or smell of the food. The risk of particles migrating to the food is almost zero. Besides, it can be easily cleaned and sterilized, ideal for professional kitchens with strict standards.
Cooking properly in a stainless-steel pan means finding the ideal temperature…
Stainless steel sticks! This is the first reaction we commonly hear when we talk about cooking in stainless steel. And yet it is quite possible to cook in a stainless-steel pan without any fat, especially red meat, and without sticking!
The trick is to have a pan at the right temperature, hot enough. Initially time it is necessary to heat the empty pan by positioning its heat source at 2/3 of its power. To reach the ideal temperature (around 140 ° C), you don’t necessarily need a thermometer, your wet hand will do the job! By projecting drops of water into your pan, if these “roll like marbles”, your utensil is at the right temperature. If the drops of water “burst”, let heat a few moments.
Once the ideal temperature is reached, what happens next depends on whether you are cooking meat or another food. For the meat, place it in your pan without fat and leave to cook. The caramelization of the juices on the surface will allow your meat to peel off without effort. Turn it over to caramelize the other side. This done, bring your heat source to 1/3 of its power to cook thoroughly.
Ease of maintenance of stainless steel :
This is one of the strengths of stainless steel. stainless steel utensil is quite easy to clean since it does not rust. It can therefore be hand washed with dish soap or put in the dishwasher.
If your food sticks on the pan just let it soak for example in a mixture of water and a natural acid such as lemon or white vinegar, which degrease and disinfect at the same time. If this is not enough, it is also possible to scratch without fear.
The only real enemy of stainless steel is bleach, never to be used! Few drops of bleach are enough to form beautiful holes in your stainless steel utensil .