If you haven’t thought about aluminum cookware for your kitchen, maybe you want to think again! Aluminum has great perks such as it is an excellent heat conductor allowing it will disperse heat quickly evenly throughout its cooking surface. As a piggy back on that attribute, being a great heat conductor will cause your pans to heat faster and can aid you in finishing your food preparation sooner. Another selling point on aluminum is that it is cost effective! You can find aluminum pans at a lower price point than some stainless steel or Teflon pans.
Ok! You sold me! I have one! So let’s get cooking, right?! Not yet! Aluminum can last you a lifetime, but you don’t want to miss the crucial step of seasoning your aluminum pan before you get it sizzlin’!
Follow the steps below to prep your pan!
- Wash with warm water and soap with a soft sponge.
- Dry with a soft towel.
- On a stove top, add oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
- Turn stovetop temperature to medium low.
- Allow pan to stay on medium low heat until oil has evaporated – this takes about 20 minutes.
- Allow pan to fully cool.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2.
With you seasoned pan in hand, you are ready to turn up the heat! Happy cooking!