Cooking stone

by Shelly Austin

As much as we concentrate on the taste and the essence of the meal that the family is provided with, so must we also concentrate on the applicances and devices that we use for cooking so as to have a general long term health benefits.    Steel pans that are of a non stick variety is made up of an acid that gives that non sticky effect to the surface but the acid is fundamentally a toxin which has negative effects on the body gradually.   They are also supposed to affect a person with many kinds of cancers,  weakening of the immune systems, problems related to thyroid , miscarriages etc., So people who think that their health is worthy of taking proper care, must think of shifting to a different kind of cooking material.

cooking stoneLet us now see what the Stoneware material is, what is it made up of, its nature, uses, benefits etc.,

Stoneware is nothing but a cooking stone which is a clay and that which is cast in very very high temperatures because of which the end product is long standing, resistant to breakages, an insulator that excellently treats the heat to its advantage .

Since it is pretty strong and sturdy, it has the capacity to bear highest and the maximum temperatures without undergoing any breaking or cracks.  The heat that is generated is also spread in an even manner so that while cookintg the heat is transferred to the cooked meal evenly which tells upon the taste of the cooked end product.

They are available in various enamels and coatings either clear or colored out of which you can choose the one which attracts your taste of choice.   They come in different shapes and sizes due to which it is gaining wide popularity all over the world.

For any one who is starting to cook with the stone, it is advisable to start with much lower heat`and gradually switch to higher heat.

cooking stoneCooking stone is absolutely  free of toxins.  It is always best to check without any doubt that the cooking stone is made up of clay which is free of lead which enables the cook to use the cooking stone quite safely without having any negative concerns about toxins or chemicals infiltrating into the food at very high point of temperature.

As you keep using the cooking stone, in course of time the food becomes tastier with each and every use.  Once you get used to this cooking stone, you bet you will never go for any other cookware thereafter.

Washing must be done very carefully and properly after the first use.  The cooking stone must be washed with only hot water and care must be taken not to use any soap.   After having washed it just allow it to dry with natural air.  When you take care of such things regularly, maintenance of the cooking stone becomes much easier and very less time absorbing and hence the cooking stone could even continue to remain in perfect usable condition for quite a long long time.