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Giacomo Malaysia - How to care for your kitchenware

Many people enjoy cooking but are however hopeless in terms of cleaning up. We are guilty of neglecting to clean our kitchenware properly as we might not have the knowledge to do so. Here are some tips for appropriately using, cleaning your kitchenware so that it can be preserved for a longer period.

Knives

Instead of replacing your knives every couple of years, you can keep it in tip-top shape by using it for its intended purpose only. Knives are meant to be used exclusively for food, so it is best to avoid using it to open tin cans or tough plastics. Moreover, it is essential to keep your knives sharp at all times and the best part of getting a knife set is that it is usually equipped with a knife sharpener which will help keep the blades nicely sharpen. Ensure the knife is positioned correctly while utilizing a fluid motion to sharpen it. It is best to wash or at least rinse your knives after every use. Never soak them is dishwashing liquid as it can cause the blades to become dull, it is also possible for the handle to deteriorate if it is made of organic materials such as wood. The knives should be wiped or dried thoroughly before storing it. Storing your knives by chucking them in a drawer is a terrible idea as it will damage easily since the blades might come into contact. The recommended way is to store your knives in a wooden knife block.

Pots and Pans

Always keep the flames low when cooking with pots and pans because the sides might get burnt. Pots and pans can withstand high heat only if the bases are large enough to cover the powerful flames. Never leave dirty pots and pans to sit overnight; it is ideal to wash them as soon after you use them. Make sure it is left to cool first. The best way to store pots and pans is to hook or leave them on a rack. It is best not to stack them on top of one another to prevent any scratching.

Ceramic

Ceramic kitchenware is great as it is safe to be utilized in almost every type of oven and it is even ideal for serving food! To maintain the quality of the ceramic, it is best to use a wooden, silicone or nylon spoon and spatula for cooking, so that it would not cause any abrasion. Cutting up food should also be avoided. Using safe utensils will help extend the life of your ceramic kitchenware. Furthermore, ceramic-based kitchenware will not withstand prolonged exposure to high heat. Always keep the heat to a low or medium as high heat does not only cause the food to stick to it, it can also cause discolouration or damage to the surface. After removing the ceramic kitchenware from the heat, make sure to allow it to cool down before washing it. This is because; it is subjected to thermal stresses and it may possibly crack when there is a vast change in temperature. For best cleaning results, use a soft sponge or dishcloth and scrub it with warm soapy water.

Cutting board

The two most popular materials used for cutting boards are wood and plastic. To properly care for a wooden cutting board, it is ideal to clean it with mineral oil every once in a while to prevent it from cracking. Rub a thin coat of oil on the cutting board with a soft cloth and leave it for thirty minutes, and then rub off any excess oil. The more often it is used, the more often it should be re-oiled. Moreover, bacteria can easily accumulate on a wooden surface, so it’s best to wash the item soon after every use. You may rub a lemon over it to remove any lingering bacteria and keep it thoroughly dried before storing it. On the other hand, a plastic cutting board is less prone to bacteria; however, that does not mean that it should not be cleaned properly. Simply pour hot water over it and scrub it with some dishwashing liquid.

Glassware

Since glassware pieces are delicate, it should be exclusively washed by hand. It is best to not use any hard-bristled scrubbers or brushes to prevent scratches on the glass. Instead, use a soft cloth or sponge for a gentler wash. Moreover, it is best not to directly pour extremely hot or cold liquids into glassware as there is a high chance of breakage or cracking. When storing glassware, do not stack them on top of each other as it might crack. It should also be stored on its base rather than the other way around, as it is not designed to hold the weight of an individual glass.

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