Set of pots – a must-have in every kitchen
Why should you buy yourself a quality set of pots?
There is no kitchen without pots and a pot set is one of the first things you have to buy if you are moving out of your parent’s place, if you are buying a new house with your partner or if you are moving into a completely new place, with a brand new kitchen in which your old set of pots would look… weird. And do you know that most people buy a set of pots only two or three times during their whole life? We sometimes tend to buy a car more often! And this is why a set of pots is an investment and if you invest in a high-quality pot set you will be able to enjoy its functionality and design for ages. It’s also better for your wallet to buy a whole set instead of buying all the pots separately and if you don’t know which set of pots to choose read our complete shopping guide on pots here.
What does a pot set usually include?
Pot sets differ in the number of elements that are included and you can choose from pot sets consisting of 3 to 7 elements. They include:
- a stockpot, a high pot used for cooking large portions of food, broth, etc.
- one or two casserole pots, lower but quite wide pots that are often suitable for use in the oven
- a saucepan, a low pot with a long handle
- universal frying pan
- matching lids
What to consider when buying a set of pots?
In Kulina we offer you a wide range of functional pot sets, made from different materials, manufactured by reliable brands such as Fissler, Zwilling or WMF and designed for different interior styles. What to consider when choosing the right pot set for you?
- material from which the pots are made
- the number of elements in relation to how much you cook
- the size of pots in relation to the number of people you usually cook for
- the material from which the lids are made (is it glass or metal)
- the material from which the handles are made and if the pots are suitable for use in the oven
- the design of the pots vs. your interior style
How to take care of your pots?
And if you invest money in high-quality cookware, you should also make sure you take care of your pots in a proper way. How to take care of your pots?
- always read the manufacturer’s instructions before the first use and make sure you don’t put your pots into a dishwasher if it’s not recommended,
- don’t use metal utensils that may scratch the surface of your pots, use wood or silicone kitchen utensils instead,
- avoid leaving dirty pots overnight or soaking them for a long time (especially stainless steel pots),
- if you want to get rid of stains on the surface of your stainless steel pots, clean them with a stainless steel cleaning product,
- avoid cleaning your ceramic-coated pots with steel wool,
- clean your iron pots immediately after using and don’t use soap because metal is porous and it can absorb the flavour of the chemicals,
- avoid temperature shock, don’t put hot pots into cold water, etc.,
- don’t cook acidic foods (like tomato) in cast-iron cookware,
- don't stack coated pots and pans on top of each other as this may cause scratching and chipping. Hang them on hooks or put them on their sides.