When it comes to choosing cookware that will work best for your kitchen, there are a wide range of options on the market. Most of us look for pots and pans that offer superior cooking performance, durability, an attractive appearance, and easy cleanup. Metal and other types of cookware materials may force you to compromise on some of those benefits, but what if you could invest in a cookware collection that leaves nothing to be desired? That's where we can help. With extensive experience manufacturing high-quality ceramic cookware, we know a thing or two about the benefits using ceramic pots and pans for midweek meals, holiday parties, and all kinds of occasions. In this article, we explore the key reasons to use ceramic for serving.
Key Reasons to Use Ceramic for Serving
Deciding which cookware set is the best choice for you can be tricky, but we've outlined some of the most important factors to consider before making your final decision.
Versatility: Whether you are preparing a romantic dinner for two or an entire full-course meal for the family's holiday gathering, the cookware you choose should be versatile enough to handle a variety of dishes. Xtrema's ceramic pots and pans are formed in high-pressure casting molds and triple-fired at 2,500 degrees for added strength and durability. This process also makes our signature pots and pans suitable for use on any cooking surface, including the grill, microwave, oven, and stovetop. Unlike non-stick metal cookware, ceramic cookware features a natural ceramic glaze that prevents breakage from thermal shock, so you can even move leftovers from the oven to the fridge without worry.
Even Cooking: An inconsistently cooked cut of meat or unevenly browned biscuits can be terribly upsetting for any home cook. Luckily, ceramic cookware has infrared heating properties that will make bad meals a thing of the past. Like cooking with a microwave, infrared cooking utilizes electromagnetic energy (EM) to heat foods from both the inside and outside simultaneously, so you gain an array of natural flavors while increasing the nutritional value of your meal. By switching to ceramic cookware, you can cook healthier meals and retain all the nutrients from your ingredients.
Non-Reactive: One of the last things any home cook wants is a bad taste or flakes of cookware material affecting the flavor of the meals he or she painstakingly prepares. All Xtrema ceramic cookware is constructed from a ceramic material that has inert and non-reactive qualities. Aluminum, cast iron, and copper are all considered reactive materials, which means that food prepared in an aluminum, cast iron, or copper pan will most likely pick up a metallic flavor and turn funny colors. This is especially concerning if you need to slowly simmer a sauce or prepare a dish packed with very delicate flavors. Some recipes may explicitly tell you to use a non-reactive pan instead.
Decorative: With time and heavy use, metallic cooking surfaces and other types of cookware can become unsightly with burn marks, corrosion, scratches, and a dull sheen. With these cosmetic imperfections on full display, it makes it even more difficult for you to create a tasty visual representation for your guests to enjoy. Your guests may debate whether the food is even safe to eat! However, Xtrema's signature ceramic cookware features a non-toxic glaze with a high-gloss, scratch-proof, and stain-resistant finish that will look like-new for years to come. You can serve roasted chicken straight from a ceramic Dutch oven, breakfast potatoes straight from a ceramic skillet, homestyle gravy straight from a ceramic saucepan, savory lo mein straight from a ceramic wok, and mouthwatering cake straight from a ceramic baking dish, all without worrying about whether your food will look appetizing. Best of all, ceramic cookware comes in a wide variety of colors, so you can easily find a solution that complements the color scheme and style of your kitchen. Once you make the switch to cooking and serving with ceramic, your cookware will quickly become the only dishes you reach for or leave out on display.
Durability: Most types of cookware are vulnerable to scratching, however, pure ceramic cooking products are scratch resistant and resilient. Ceramic does not corrode, but it also doesn't require any polishing and seasoning down the road. Xtrema's pure ceramic cookware is made of a special ceramic formula that contains clay, water and various inorganic materials. Every piece of cookware we produce is fired in the kiln on three separate occasions and inspected multiple times to ensure that it exceeds all standards for quality and craftsmanship. There aren't many ceramic products that come with a limited 10-year warranty against breakage from thermal shock, proving just how confident we are in the quality of our cookware! Xtrema is also 100% scratch proof too.
Easy to Clean: Perhaps one of the best benefits of using ceramic cookware to serve your favorite meals is the fact that it is so easy to clean. Even without the use of harmful PFOA and PTFE coatings, pure ceramic cookware is inherently non-stick because of its cured ceramic glaze. Although hand-washing is highly recommended, our ceramic skillets, saucepans, stock pots, woks, and bakeware can be loaded into the dishwasher for a hands-free cleanup experience, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the food you cooked and make memories around the dining table.
Now that you know some of the key reasons to use ceramic for serving food, we hope that you will consider Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware's collection as your one-stop shop for healthier cooking and tastier results. We offer an excellent selection of ceramic frying pans, sauce pots, baking dishes, bowls, tea kettles, cookware sets, and other products that will make meal preparation and serving at home more enjoyable. If you have any questions about this article or the benefits of using ceramic cookware, please don't hesitate to contact us for additional information or further assistance.