Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

In today’s age, there is a variety of cookware you use that are made of glass, ceramic, glass-ceramic, non-stick, stainless steel, etc. Glass- ceramic or Vitro ceramic is a unique glass composition that is melted and created like heat resistant glass. After formation, these are subjected to a particular kind of heat treatment to make the as finely crystalline structure. The small crystals in this amorphous stuff prevent the cracks from spreading through the glass.

Green ceramic cookware

Properties

It is a unique crystalline structure that can be transparent or opaque and provides an excellent performance quality of thermal shock resistance. Cooking utensils made of this glass-ceramic material doesn’t grim cracks when allowed to stay in temperature alteration. For this feature, it is also used in the nose cones of rockets when traveling outer space and experience temperature changes.

Being the better heat conductor than plain glass, the glass-ceramics have higher strength at higher temperature. This property leads it to use as electric insulators at high-temperature operations. Self-cleaning is another version in case of glass-ceramic material.

Use and care

Baking dishes, casseroles are glass-ceramic made, and they can hold the heat for a much longer period after removing from oven. It is recommended to use these items at a slightly lower temperature on the oven for a shorter time due to this property. The covered utensil retains the heat and continues the cooking of the food, even it is removed from the oven. So reduce the temperature always at 14°C or 25°F.

  • Always read the instructions provided by the manufacturers. The recommendations about usage and care of the cookware are must pay attention before using. Otherwise, you may misuse the cooking pots and pans unknowingly which is harmful to yourself. You can also check the ceramic non stick pans review for safety tips. Mistreating the cookware may lead to a variety of health hazards that ranges from leaching of acids into foods, corrosive scratches on the surfaces of cookware, etc.
  • Read the manual and learn about cookware cleaning process. Use hot sudsy water to clean the glass-ceramic utensils. Soak for a couple of hours or a day if the food is burnt and stuck to the inner side of the cookware.
  • Always stay away from knives, sharp-edged cutting tools, forks, scorching pads or abrasive cleaners so that your cookware can avoid the scratches over its smooth finish. It’s vital for the non-stick interior part to stay in good condition.
  • If the stain is stubborn or in the case of issues like old, sticking and heavy burn, you can use nylon and plastic scrubbers for cleaning purpose.
  • Do not hesitate to discard an old cookware or if the cookware has some cracks in it. Inside such cracks, germs reside and lead to unprecedented health problems. So avoid that cookware readily.

White ceramic pots and pans

The glass-ceramics have 30-90% crystallinity and possess some excellent features like zero porosity, toughness, higher opacity, strength, thermal stability, superconductivity, high resistivity and breakdown voltage. Being the combination of both ceramic and glass, this material not only has the power of ceramic but also the hermetic sealing characteristics of glass.