What are the best pots and pans to cook in without heating up my kitchen?
The weather is getting warmer and like many other home cooks, you might be looking for ways to avoid heating up your kitchen. If you want to cook on your stovetop without cranking up the air-conditioning, you may greatly benefit by choosing MEC cookware. Keep reading to find out why.
How MEC’s ‘far infrared heat’ cooking keeps your kitchen cool
MEC is known for far infrared heat cooking – this gentle heat cooks food thoroughly at low heat. This is quite different from the near infrared heat that radiates from conventional cookware materials like metals and ceramics. These cookware gain and lose heat at the same rate. You put a metal pan on a cooktop, it will be scorching hot within minutes and will lose all the heat to the surroundings within minutes of turning the stove off. This not only heats up your kitchen but also wastes a lot of energy. And as we already know, the delicate nutrients are destroyed in this type of cooking.
This is where MEC’s far infrared heat comes to the rescue. You must start cooking at the lowest setting for the first 5 minutes as the heat spreads out evenly inside the pot. Then you can raise it to desired setting (less than medium) and let cook until food is fully done. You will notice your food cooks faster after the pot fully heats up because this heat penetrates deep into food and cooks evenly and thoroughly. And the pot retains the heat for much longer after you turn off the stove, keeping food warm, instead of heating up your kitchen. But the best part is – even the most delicate nutrients are retained with this type of cooking.
As a result, your food cooks fully taking less time and less heat and stays warm for longer in MEC. This saves energy and keeps your kitchen cooler. But that is not all. With MEC’s versatile cooking pots, you can take your cooking pot outside your kitchen and cook on a wood fire grill while enjoying the weather outside.