How to Take Care of Kitchenware

Caring for kitchen utensils is as important as knowing how to make great dishes. The article talks about ways that can be used to take care of various kitchen essentials like utensils, knives, chopping boards, etc. Read this post and know for yourself what to do after you are done with the cooking.

A kitchen is meant for cooking but taking care of kitchenware is as important for a good cook as doling out sumptuous dishes, because without a maintained armory of pots, pans, and knives, no one can be the king or queen of their kitchen.

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Let’s take a look at some ways you can take care of your kitchenware.

Cast Iron Skillets:

One common mistake that is made with cast iron skillets is that people are often keen to wash off every last particle of fat and oil that has accumulated and seasoned on its surface over a period of cooking. Actually, the fat and oil layer is what adds to the flavor of the food over time. The best way to clean cast iron skillets is to toss in a handful of kosher salt and then use a rag or wadded up paper towels to scrub it around the inner surface. The salt will absorb the grime and get dirty. Flip the skillet to drop the salt, wipe it well with a clean piece of cloth or paper towels and put it away. Line the skillet with coffee filters to prevent moisture from rusting it.

Knives:

The lifeline of a kitchen, knives are something you cannot do without. But letting your knives get blunt over time not only makes cutting up food slow and frustrating, it can also hurt you. Sharpening your knives isn’t too difficult. You just need a two-sided-whetstone, a towel, and some water. Place the whetstone on the towel to fix its position and splash some water on the harder side first. Hold the knife at a 20-degree angle and make smooth, wiping movements with it on the knife — alternate with each side of the knife for at least 10 minutes or till the time the sharper edge is better. Repeat the process on the softer side of the whetstone for a few minutes, and then wash and dry the knife. A well-sharpened knife should effortlessly slice through a magazine paper.

Stainless Steel:

No kitchen can do without a set of stainless steel utensils. One can find different designs of bowl sets at online stores for easy cleaning. But often, dishwashers alone cannot help. Stainless steel pots, pans, or mixing bowls are best cleaned with hands. Leaving soapy water inside them for an hour or so will loosen the food particles stuck to them which can then be easily scrubbed and washed off. If the particles are too stubborn, boil the soapy water in the vessel until all grime comes loose. Make sure that you use a non-abrasive scrub to clean them.

Sometimes, the damage to utensils or knives is beyond repair. In that case, you must replace them as soon as possible before they end up hurting you. If you don’t have the time for shopping, just order them online.

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