When planning to build a vegan kitchen, it’s wise to buy the best quality cookware for once than the cheap ones. However, the expensive cookware doesn’t mean that they are the best; you will find much mid-range cookware on the market that works best. Getting the best cookware that you can afford ensures that your cookware will last for a long time. Perfect quality cookware is safe for your health as well as a joy to use in your kitchen.
When choosing the perfect cookware for vegan recipes, look out for metal one than plastic cookware. We will advise you to go with stainless steel because it distributes heat evenly, it’s long-lasting, will not rust or corrode, and you can clean it without scratching the films from the surface. However, stainless steel cookware is not the only choice; you will find some other cookware in the market that you can use for vegan recipes.
When cooking delicious vegan recipes, don’t add toxins to them. Below are some guidelines regarding how to choose the perfect cookware for vegetarian recipes!
Try to Get Non-Reactive Cookware
You will be surprised when you use a caraway cookware in your kitchen. The cookware is super-slippery and the surface is highly non-stick. The cookware is best to cook omelets, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, meat recipes and vegan food that too with very little oil. The caraway cookware is suitable for sautéing all sorts of veggies such as mushrooms, asparagus, green beans, and more. The cooked veggies will have excellent color and nothing will be stuck. Further, the caraway pans and pots are deep enough and hold a reasonable amount of cooking items. And as they are extremely non-stick, cleaning is ridiculously easy.
Earthenware and Ceramic Cookware are Good
This cookware is non-reactive and discharge infrared heat, which is the most healthy and useful heat for cooking and allows you to cook and bake delicate vegan recipes. These types of cookware are great for lengthy simmering but bear in mind you will have to handle them carefully.
Don’t go for Ceramic-coated Items.
Never buy ceramic-coated cookware because, like any other non-stick cookware, the ceramic layer on the surface will get damaged with usage.
So, buy only pure ceramic cookware; as it is non-reactive, it comes without toxic substances or polymers, and it can easily endure temperatures up to 1800 degrees F. For your information, only sapphire and diamonds feature hard surface than ceramic.
Enamel Cookware- the safest one
It is a glass surface on the light metal items or cast iron. If maintained adequately, enamel cookware will last for a lifetime. There are various enamel cookware brands out there. However, not all are the same, so do some homework, read the user’s comments and pick the one that suits your needs.
Note: cheap enamel cookware are not suitable for vegan recipes as they feature a thin layer of enamel and are not as durable as with multiple layers.
Wooden Cookware items are excellent.
Bamboo paddles, wooden spoons, and other crockery items are essential for vegan cooking, and these are non-reactive as well. Serving for decades, wooden items, especially chopsticks and spoons, are perfect for vegan recipes, and you can buy them at an affordable price.
Paper items and tins are good, but….
Paper stuff and tins are but only for some applications. These cookware items are more suitable for storage rather than cooking. So, we will not recommend them for cooking.
Titanium Cookware – the most expensive ones for vegetarian kitchen
Titanium is 100% non-reactive and perfect for vegan and other cooking, but it is too expensive for many people. Titanium cookware are basically aluminum cookware that features fused synthetic polymer-titanium coating. Due to their high price, these are not so common.
Stainless steel cookware- the best one
Stainless steel cookware is the least reactive, versatile, and healthful cookware option for all cooking types. You will find all the stuff in stainless steel, such as a set of basic pots, pans, and bakeware items. The heat distribution is even, and they come with an aluminum core.
However, when buying any stainless steel cookware for vegan cooking, lookout for ply. The term “ply” means several layers. Go for the one that has the higher number because it will make your cookware resistant to warping.
Never leave your food in metal for long.
Remove the cooked or baked food items from metal cookware as it might develop a metallic taste. Moreover, if you have accidentally burnt anything in your cookware, don’t try to scrub it too hard. Instead, use baking soda to remove the baked stuff.
Carbon Steel Cookware
These are inexpensive, thin, light-weight, and perfect for vegetarian recipes as it rapidly distributes heat. However, it is reactive and never use for acidic foods such as citrus or tomatoes.
Cast iron cookware are the best for pancakes and sautéing vegetables. However, these are not suitable to use for vegetable soups or acid foods as these items leach harsh-tasting iron from the cookware. Though a vegan soup made in cast iron gets iron-enriched, but this metal is not bioavailable.
If you are planning to use silicone cookware in your kitchen, buy the one that is FDA approved and safe up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit. The main benefit of using silicone cookware is that they have excellent heat resisting capabilities (this is essential for vegan recipes). Furthermore, as compared to the others, this cookware are simple to maintain.