Healthy Choices FAQs

Cast Iron Cookware:

What type of cooking does cast iron cookware suit best?

Cast iron cookware can be used for pan-frying, searing, sautéing, ba[king, broiling, roasting, braising, and more. The more you use your Iron cookware the more seasoned it gets this in turn adds more to your food.

Is it safe to use cast iron cookware?

A vast majority of people around the world use cast iron cookware as they are generally safe and bring out the flavor in any dish.

Is it possible to use cast iron cookware on an induction cooktop?

Yes. Most iron cookware made by Healthy Choices are induction cooktop friendly and offer you the same quality when used on a gas stove.

What is the best way to clean cast iron cookware?

Wash the cast iron cookware by hand. Use a small amount of soap and only use a scraper when getting rid of sticky foods. To remove stubborn foods, simmer a little water in the pan and then use a scraper when the pan is cooled.

Are cast iron cookware oven safe?

Cast iron cookware are totally safe for oven use. You can put them in the oven directly from the stove top.

Is it possible to season cast iron cookware?

Yes and the process is very simple. All you have to do is put oil on the inside surface of the cookware and heat it till the fats polymerize. Keep repeating this process to create protective layer and build up the seasoning.

What can I use cast iron for?

Cast iron cookware have the ability to support various types of cooking techniques. Due to this you can cook anything from chicken to cornbread.

 

Can you use cast iron cookware for everyday cooking?

A well-seasoned cast iron cookware’s surface is almost similar to a non-stick skillet. You can use a cast iron cookware for everyday cooking and also make your meals healthier in the process. Additionally, you will be learning to cook with a time-tested cooking vessel.

What should not be cooked in cast iron?

Since cast iron cookware have the ability to retain the smell, taste, and even chemical composition of foods that cooked in it, there are some things that you need to avoid cooking in them.

To begin with avoid smelly foods like garlic, pepper, some fishes, and specific types of cheeses as the cookware might hold the aroma and add it to other foods cooked in it. Eggs tend to stick on cast iron cookwares and scrubbing the pan to get it off can affect the seasoning. Acidic things can react with the iron components of the cookware and make the food inedible.

How do you keep cast iron from rusting?

Avoid soaking the pan in water unless you want to get something off of its surface. Dry the pan well after washing it. Apply oil in small amounts after you have finished cooking. Keep foods like vinegar and tomatoes away as their acids tend to react with the iron and lead to rust.

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