Some people see cooking as a stress reliever, hobby and some do it regularly. Whatever the purpose is cooking inappropriate cookware is something else. As we know, cooking is a kind of art and doing it properly make us happy.
Some people do not like cooking in non-stick ceramic cookware. You may be thinking of buying copper cookware which you saw in commercials. They are pretty popular with its impressive ability to keeping food from sticking while cooking.
It creates a problem when you are going to use, and from testing it, you don’t seem to like it. It happens because you don’t know the proper way of seasoning.
In this article, we are going to give a guide to season your red copper pan.
Seasoning Before Using
Before you go using the red copper pan, you need to season it properly. The steps to seasoning the red copper pan is quite easy and simple. These steps will guide you:
- At first, you need to wash the red copper pans. It is necessary to treat your new kitchen cookware well. Wash it with warm water and soap.
- Then cleaning it gently, put your pans on medium heat. Don’t keep it more than two minutes on heat. Overdoing it will damage the rep copper pan. And remember that you have bought it and it is a prized possession.
- Then put vegetable oil or olive oil on it — about 2 to 3 tablespoon oil. Copper pan does not need much oil. You can also use flexed oil.
- Spread the oil all over the pan gently from the inner surface to the lower end of the sides. Don’t do it quickly; do it gently and slowly. And you know it very satisfying to do that.
- Let the oil heat and sizzle a bit.
- After that turn of the heat. And leave out your pan to cool off.
- Then comes the important part. Drain away all the extra oil of the pan and wipe the interior surface clean. Do not wash it. It is the main part which makes the red copper pan non-stick. So, clean it with a cotton cloth without washing.
- And that’s how you get the best seasoning red copper pan ready to start cooking.
Cleaning After Use
You don’t clean the red copper pan with steel wool or any other rough pads. You can use paper towel beside cotton cloth to wipe out the oil.
Put the hot pan in cold water after using it. It will let the pan to cool down fast. This will produce crack the retainment, and it will be easier to clean off.
According to the manufacturers, it is wise to wash the red copper pan in the dishwasher or just use warm soapy water to clean it.
But, in our opinion (which is just that – an opinion) you should avoid using soap or the dishwasher to clean your red copper pan, similar to the way you care for a cast iron pan. You want some of the residual oil that has soaked in just below the cooking surface to aid in the non-stickiness of it.
Even a surface that seems flat to the human eye or touch isn’t on a microscopic level. The oil fills all of those spaces making it truly non-stick. If it does get cleaned with soap for whatever reason, it’s not a big deal – but it’s a good idea to re-season the pan in that event.
It is better to clean the red copper pan in the dishwasher instead of washing with soap. Care for red copper pan should be just the way you care for cast iron pans.
It is wiser to re-season your red copper pans every 6 months. To use it at its optimal level re-seasoning is an important task. But if you see the seasoning is diminishing quickly re-season it. To re-season it, follow the same steps except washing it with warm water and soap.
Seasoning in Oven
You can also season your copper pan in the oven too.
- Don’t put the copper pan inside the oven before preheating — Preheat the oven at 300-degree Fahrenheit (149 degree Celsius). Preheat will take about 10 – 15 minutes.
- Then follow the same process washing it with warm soapy water and cleaning it with a soft cloth or paper towel. Then add oil in it.
- Place the pan inside the preheated oven for 20 minutes. If you see that smoke is coming out before passing 5 minutes, remove the pan from oven.
- At last, removing it from oven follow the same step of cleaning it with a paper towel or cotton towel.
Things You Can Use with it
It is better not to use metal utensils with red copper pans if you want them to last long. The metal utensils like knives, spoons, and spatula. Also, refrain from chopping or cutting in the copper pan.
Any kind of scratch and chip will ruin the non-stick surface and performance of the pan.
All the tips and suggestions suggested above will help give you the best results with your red copper pan. If you need more help, you can do more research and know everything you else need to.