The pot - its functions and uses
Pots are exceptional tools in the kitchen that allow us to prepare unique, delicious dishes. They are with us every day and accompany us whether we are preparing modest meals or large ceremonial lunches or dinners.
We will use the pot for stewing, boiling as well as for frying or jamming food. Bearing in mind that nowadays cooking pots are no longer looked at purely in utilitarian terms, but are also seen as a visual element of the kitchen (but also of the restaurant interior), the following are becoming very popular cookware sets with a sophisticated design are becoming very popular.
Pot sets from brands such as Alessi,Fissler,Scanpan, or WMF have for years been pioneering a new trend of viewing these practical kitchen utensils as a design element. This is because of these brands' commitment to unique design, the use of the finest materials and attention to detail.
What should a good pot be like?
Good cookware is an investment in culinary journeys, special moments spent with family or friends preparing meals together, as well as solid and reliable cooking tools that will last for many years.
The first criterion we pay particular attention to is, of course, the material and quality of construction. A pot that has thick walls will take slightly longer to heat up, but the heat distribution will then be more even and the heat itself will last longer. The right material for handles and grips helps prevent unpleasant burns when handling or stirring food. The most popular are pots made of stainless steel and aluminium cookware.
It is also important that the food cooked in the pot has its own natural flavour and aroma - good pots are free of metal additives and substances that can seep into the food.
Composition of the sets
Pot sets usually include at least one large pot a large pot, a smaller pot for preparing smaller quantities of food, a classic saucepan - or a small milk pot, as well as accessories such as the colander - useful in the kitchen of every pasta and pasta lover, or the wok, asparagus pots,for steaming or special lids (e.g. with strainer function). Depending on your needs, it is possible to purchase individual models of pots to complete your collection or replace an old, worn-out one.
Pots can be made of different materials - you will find traditional ceramic and enamelled pots as well as those made of aluminium and stainless steel. Cast iron pots are also highly prized for their heat retention properties - food cooked in this pot tastes special!