Heat-resistant ceramic is widely used for cooking in the oven, and convection and microwave ovens. Baking, braising, prolonged anguish perfectly implemented in ceramic containers. They can be prepared meat, fish, soups, roasts, pies, cakes, vegetables and much more. Temperature range for cooking varies from -20 to 220оС. Accordingly, ceramics are also suitable for cooling or freezing food.
Ceramic has excellent thermoregulation. Cooked food will stay warm for 2-3 hours, cooled and warmed up and in a warm room.Often pottery is used for stewing or simmering dishes in the oven. Slow heating of the walls ensures gentle cooking retains vitamins and nutrients products.
When cooking stir-fry, soup or vegetable stew all the products are laid at the same time, put salt and spices, if necessary, water is added. Glassware goes in a cold oven, where there is a slow heat and long cooking. Usually for extinguishing vegetable stew enough hours. The rice is ready, when all the water evaporates.
When cooking meat or fish ingredients also laid in cold form, pot or pan. Sprinkled with spices, covered with a lid and leave in a cold oven. After long stewing, when meat or fish is well cooked, the lid can be removed. Dish it should be kept in the oven for another 15-20 minutes to get a nice baked crust. The meat will be more juicy, if before cooking the dishes to fill with cold water and soak for about an hour. Ceramics will absorb moisture and gradually give it in the heating process.
In ceramic forms make great biscuits. Due to the slow heating and slow cooling of the mould bakery turns fluffy and does not fall. To prepare sponge cake in a pot you need as described in the recipe.
Heat-resistant ceramic ware can be used for any type of food. However, there are some limitations to its application. In particular, do not use ceramics for cooking on gas stoves and all flame. Ceramic, halogen stoves, glass ceramic, induction and electric cookers are also inconsistent with pottery. These plates are too rapidly heated, and the ceramic ware afraid of sudden changes in temperature.
If the recipe suggests preheating the oven, the temperature should not be more than 100C. Otherwise ceramic container may burst.
Ceramic pans and pots perfectly regulate the moisture in when cooking. First cookware to absorb moisture, and then allocates the desired number in the heating process.
Pottery heated in the oven or microwave, heats and cools for a long time, so you should always use pot holders.
Meals can be served directly in the ceramic dish in which it was prepared. Due to the aesthetic properties of this cookware, it is perfect for serving and does not allow hot to cool down quickly on the table.
Advice 2: What kind of cookware to use on ceramic plate
Ceramic plates in the country appeared relatively recently, however has already managed to gain popularity among consumers. This plate, despite all their obvious advantages when compared with conventional gas, provides special care for its surface, and the use of special tableware.
What dishes to choose for ceramic tiles
Manufacturers of ceramic tiles is recommended to only use metal utensils, which meets certain requirements. It is a guarantee that your stove will last you as long as possible.
The main requirement in this case — dishes, whether the pan or the pan must have a smooth and flat bottom, maximum adjacent to the cooking surface of ceramic, which will provide better heat transfer from the plate to the pan. If the heat transfer is low, there will be overheating of the hob, respectively, and its lifetime will be reduced.
Any looseness (a layer of air between the bottom of the pan and the surface of the plate), greatly reduce heat transfer. In addition, quite a negative influence on her and relief patterns, as well as other roughness on the surface of the bottom of the pan.
It is desirable that the bottom of your dishes was dull or dark, which has a minimum reflectance light colors reflect heat much better than dark or glossy surfaces.
To prevent thermal deformation (deflection) of the bottom of the pot also needs to have an optimal thickness, otherwise its density prileganija to the cooking surface will be low.
Be sure when selecting cookware for ceramic plates pay attention to the diameter of the base, which must conform to the dimensions of burners. If the bottom is less than or more than the cooker, the dishes will not be able to warm up evenly, which is essential for quality cooking.
Some useful tips
Cookware with aluminium or copper bases without special coatings cannot be used. The use of such utensils for cooking surface of ceramic is unacceptable. Aluminum or copper bottom is too soft, in addition, these metals can leave ugly marks or even scratches on the ceramic hob, which again significantly reduces its service life and spoils the appearance.
Prior to use, the ceramic plates be sure to read the manufacturer's recommendations to care for her, and also on the kind of cookware best suited to your model.
Choosing cookware for ceramic cooktops don't skimp — it should be quality and reliable, otherwise after some time you will have to go to the store for pots and pans.