What would I do without stainless steel cookware in my kitchen? Use an earthen pot or a cooking basket or ironware? Ugh! Too slow and not hygienic. I like my shiny handy pots and pans. The trick, though, is always how to buy them without digging a massive hole in my pocket or ending up with utensils that I don’t use or buying fake stuff (very frustrating). So here’s a couple of tips that I have learned along the way on how to pick stainless steel cookware and get it right the first time. First, I buy what I will use.

Stainless Steel Cookware Look Awesome (And STAY THAT WAY)

Not what looks pretty or some huge chunk of metal that I think my friends will find cool. No. If I don’t need it, I won’t buy it. Also, if I don’t need the accessories, I ain’t buying them no matter how inexpensive the set is. There was a time when my kitchen had up to seven lids with shaky knobs. I don’t know what they do that for – make the pots and alright but the lids faulty. Not cool at all. SoI have learned to check the lids of the cookware that I intend to buy. Oh, and the handles too! Ain’t no pot, pan, or spoon without a handle.

Extra Stainless Steel Benefits

Stainless steel tends to be heat-resistant making cooking in utensils made of pure stainless steel a time-consuming process. I go for those with an aluminium or copper core. A friend of mine recently suggested this tip (I haven’t tried it out yet): Buy 18/10 stainless steel cookware. Apparently, the 18/10 stands for 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. According to my friend, that’s the best kind. Armed with these tips, I hope that you find it easier next time you are looking to spruce up your kitchen with utensils that not only look great but also serve their purpose.

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