Considerations when choosing cookware:
A FEW GOOD BRANDS:
Joseph Lodge began making cast iron cookware in the early 1800s. Today, Lodge Manufacturing sells a variety of cast iron, including enameled cast iron. You can find Lodge cookware in many hardware stores, some Wal-Mart stores or online at www.lodgemfg.com.
Magnalite is known for its cast aluminum material and commercial durability. Its extra thick base helps the pan to heat more evenly, and the sides of pot are thin so that heat distributes quickly. Also, the lids are vapor-tight to hold in moisture. You can purchase Magnalite at Wal-Mart or online.
Calphalon introduced its first non-stick cookware in 1992. To achieve the non-stick cookware, Calphalon uses an andozination process, which causes the interior and exterior surfaces of the pot to be infused with an advanced polymer. This forms greater durability and an ultra-smooth non-porous surface; however, over time, this surface may begin to break down. Calphalon also offers stainless steel cookware, which has a full aluminum core for maximum conductivity and even heating. You can purchase Calphalon online or at stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Dillard's, William Sonoma, Linens and Things and Macy's.
BergHOFF offers several different types of cookware. Some include a thermic 6-layer sandwich bottom, which provides a great cooking surface with fast and even heat distribution. They offer cookware in high-quality surgical stainless steel as well as platinum. Many of the pots are particularly suitable for dietary food and salt free food, as they can be used to cook with no fat, oil or water. You can purchase BergHOFF at many online locations including www.berghoffworldwide.com.