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!