Titanium cookware is a non-stick cookware, and is a better choice over Teflon-coated cookware. Although titanium has some properties of aluminum, it is harder, resistant to rust and does not form toxic salts by reacting with food, something that is common in aluminum kitchenware.
Titanium fittings also have the following benefits
- While most lightweight particles break and deform, titanium does the opposite. Despite its light weight, it is strong. Aluminum is light and steel is hard, but titanium is both light and hard, making it ideal for cooking, especially for those who have problems using heavy utensils.
- The titanium parts are strong and safe because it is not porous so food does not stick to it or react with it. So you can cook with less or no oil for a healthier waistline. You will also need less water. This is because the outside of the food pieces are sealed, thus retaining water and cooking in their own juices, leaving you with succulent pieces. Although water is good, it depletes nutrients and distorts the natural flavor of food. Particularly good titanium you serve with the food that is non-toxic, healthy and tasty.
- The non-stick and hard surface will not be scratched or dented. It is also easier to clean as no food sticks to it.
- Due to its light weight and durability, particular items of titanium is ideal for outdoor kitchens and rough outdoor activities like camping.
Titanium cookware is available in a large variety, some of which are pans, skillet pans, saucepans, stocks, grill pans and sauté pans. You can also buy titanium parts sets. The range of titanium particulars for camping includes cups and plates compact and handled lightly. Some well-known names in the manufacture of titanium parts are Scanpan, Eurolux, Anolon, WOLL and Evernew.
Titanium parts buying tips
1. Heat is not distributed uniformly in titanium particles. To solve this problem, titanium utensils are manufactured with an aluminum layer inside or with an aluminum base, in order to prevent hot spots and distribute the heat evenly. Such cookware tends to be expensive, so if you’re looking for cheaper cookware, choose titanium cookware that has a thicker base. This ensures better heat distribution and prevents warping, making it suitable even for ceramic or glass top stoves.
2. The titanium parts with glass or terra cotta lids have an aesthetic value. While glass allows the food being cooked to be seen, terracotta is ideal for serving on the dining table. Oven safe lids allow you to use your cookware in the oven.
3. Choosing the right handles is very important. Cleaning is made easier with the molded handles, while the removable handles allow for easy storage and allow you to use your titanium pan in the oven. Oven-safe handles and knobs allow you to move your titanium cookware from the stove directly to the oven without having to transfer the contents to another container.
4. Some manufacturers such as Anolon subject the outer surface to additional processing whereby the outer surface is coated with a layer of non-porous titanium composite, and the inner surface with a certified non-stick coating from DuPont. This increases the durability as well as the performance of the titanium part.
5. Look for a ‘solid and liberal’ warranty given by the manufacturer. This means that if the titanium part breaks over a specified period of time, you will have a replacement for the same. Be careful to adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines on the use and cleaning of kitchen utensils to make the guarantee effective.
6. Titanium cookware sets can be cheaper, but all the items included may not meet your cooking needs. You may end up with a piece or two that you may never use. On the other hand, putting together a set on your own can be expensive. The solution to this is to buy a basic set that includes useful items of daily use such as a saucepan, sauté pan, grill and stock pot. Now, you can add your choice of titanium accessories to this set according to your budget, cooking requirements and lifestyle.
The use and maintenance of titanium parts
Avoid the accumulation of greasy residue on the pan by washing it with hot soapy water while the pan is still hot. While most titanium parts are dishwasher safe, do not use the dishwasher to clean them unless specifically allowed by the manufacturer. Avoid using strong household solvents, steel wool or scrubbing.