Quality. A good pan will last you decades. A crappy one won't.
I found my stainless steel baking sheets for $10 each at Wild Oats.Originally Posted by IamJen
I've been thinking about this lately too! We need to buy a new frying pan and some bakeware.
I'm trying to avoid the aluminum as much as possible, so I'm looking for some stainless steel cookie sheets, etc., but they're proving hard to find here. I might look for a couple of baking stones as well. They work really well for pizza, cookies, etc. Glass works well for some things too.
Top of the stove, we've some stainless steel and some cast iron.
I have this stuff called Bar Keepers Friend. It's specifically for stainless steel and won't scratch...not anymore expensive than Comet but it's really fine. Just make sure you clean in circular motion around the pot and not side to side or back and forth.Originally Posted by federico
Crap. So I heated up a tin of beans in my new stainless steel saucepan, and afterward I rinsed it out with cold water and now it looks stained. Is it rust? I heated some baked beans in tomato sauce, I hope it's just that. How do I clean stainless steel?