How To Cook With Ceramic Pans
Is It Possible To Cook In A Ceramic Pan Without Fat/Oil?
Yes. Ceramic pans contribute to health. A healthy, low-fat, and tasty food nothing stands in the way. The ceramic sealant allows you to prepare fried eggs or fried potatoes without any grease and oil.
How Do I Clean A (Burnt) Ceramic Pan?
For cleaning, you should only use clear water and a sponge. The ideal would be the sole wipe with a kitchen towel. Left burn food overnight with warm rinse water and cleaned in the morning with a soft sponge.
Cleaning with steel wool and rough cleaning items is better to avoid. These destroy the non-stick effect. Dishwashers are not suitable for the ceramic pan, as the aggressive cleaning agents attack the ceramic coating.
Which Fat/Oil Do I Have To Use With A Ceramic Pan?
When roasting in the ceramic pan, use high smoke point oil, such as refined oil. You should avoid using extra virgin olive oil or low smoke oil for frying. For flour, potato and ice cream, margarine is excellent.
The following oils and greases are well suited for the ceramic pan:
- Peanut oil, refined
- Sesame oil, refined
- Soybean oil, refined
- Rapeseed oil, refined
- Sunflower oil, refined
- clarified butter
What Is The "Life Span" Of A Ceramic Pan?
The non-stick effect depends on the quality of your pan and will not last for life. Some ceramic pans lose their impact after only 2 to 3 months, whereas high-quality ones do several years of service.
As explained in the previous section, cleaning and care play a decisive role:
- By hand with soft sponge and water
- Avoid steel wool and aggressive cleaning agents
- Use highly heatable fats/oils
- Cooking utensils made of silicone, wood or plastic. Avoid metallic and pointed objects
Can A Ceramic Pan In The Dishwasher?
No. The aggressive cleaning agents used in the dishwasher destroy the non-stick effect of the ceramic coating of your pan. The cleaning by hand is done quickly, and the life of your pan is thus not shortened.
What Is The Lotus Effect?
The lotus effect is another name for the non-stick effect of the ceramic coating. This prevents burning in the pan and allows the purging of liquid.
Who Invented The Ceramic Pan?
William A. Groll, the current product development manager of All-Clad Metalcrafter. His company, known for its high-quality pans, was the first to patent a ceramic non-stick coating.
Production Of Ceramic Pans
William A. Groll describes how the ceramic coating is applied:
- The metal is already in the pan shape. To obtain the smoothest possible metal surface and to improve the non-stick effect. First, the surface is smoothed and finally, the electropolished.
- At 260 - 480 degrees Celsius, the ceramic layer is sprayed in a pressure chamber.