skittish (skittish) wrote in vegancooking,

Stainless Steel Cookware

This isn't really a vegan question, but I'm vegan, and I know a lot of you have a lot of info about a lot of things. I posted about this to some other groups, but didn't get a lot of help.

I got some stainless steel (beautiful Kitchenaid red) pans for Xmas, and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on using them? I really messed up the other day, but I got some Bar Keeper's friend (miracle!) and it fixed the mess and made it shiny and pretty again.

Basically, I've been using nonstick my whole life, so I just need any information you might have. The friend who gave them to me is a chef's apprentice, so she helped a bit. I know to preheat it, then put the oil in, then heat the oil, then put the food in. I fried some tofu this afternoon and it worked pretty well.

What foods should I not cook in them? I've read eggs are the only thing, but that's not an issue. What about potatoes? All I've used them for is tofu twice and a veggie burger. What do I need to know about other foods? Most of the info online seems to be about meat.

I'm pretty excited about possibly getting away from non-stick at some point, because I've read on here some of the problems with it.

Thanks for any help you might have!!! I love this community!
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