Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Titanium Cookware

This year all the health nuts have titanium cookware, apparently.  

eggs and toast cooking in cast iron frying pan 

I did love my cast iron!  It's so well seasoned I hardly ever wash it, only wipe with a paper towel.  Cast iron makes things taste delicious.  Here's a photo of my wonderful breakfast, which I took just for joy of my cast iron pan before I was told I couldn't use it any more.  Why can't I use it any more? 

I went to the doctor, for the first time I can remember.  I don't really like the whole medical subject, it gives me the creeps.  I do the best I can, of course; I watch these videos that tell me what to eat, and I try, because I want to live as long as possible.  But I don't want to know the science and I don't want to hear the bad news.  Better to continue in happy ignorance as long as possible. 

Thanks be to God, there was no bad news.  My test results were all in the middle of normal, except for two results that were out of range:  I had too much "good cholesterol", which made the doctor shake her head and say, "Well, I guess that means you'll never have a heart attack."  And I had too much iron in the blood. 

Cooking with cast iron is good for you because it provides dietary iron, but there can be too much of a good thing (and I have always scraped at it very enthusiastically with the spatula while cooking). 

So I didn't resist the titanium thing too much. 

woll nowo titanium pan 2 

MADE IN GERMANY.  For $100 it had better be magnificent... and it is! 

It's not lightweight.  It's titanium coating over a base of solid aluminum, and is even heavier than the cast iron.   (I've taken note of instances in movies where people use cast iron frypans as weapons.  My favorites are Samwise in LOTR, Marian in Raiders of the Lost Ark (that was so cute), and Martin in Grosse Point Blank.  This pan would be an even more effective conking instrument!)

I've never had a pan that heats up this evenly, or is so beautifully non-stick. 

The most surprising thing was when I saw the edges of the eggs waving back and forth-- they had cooked and then lifted away from the pan, and the edges were blowing in the breeze created by the heat coming from beneath them!  "Well, I never!" 



Katrina Alana said...

I'm planning to get a cast iron pan. Any recommendations? I'm new to cooking and I hear cast iron is one of the best equipment to have.

(Follow Me #6)

Janel said...

I like good old Lodge! Still made in USA, comes pre-seasoned and doesn't cost much at Walmart!

Vintage Love & Photographs said...

Mmm that looks good!!

Zefaniya Follow me #6

Anonymous said...

I love cookware!

Dessie0416 Follow Me #6

Jenny said...

I've heard a lot good about cast iron pan. Maybe when I move out to my own apartment I should purchase that kind of pan :)
Jungpo Follow Me #6

smadronia said...

titanium, I've never heard that's the metal to be cooking with. Guess I'll look into it.

Have you seen Tangled? That's a super cute movie where a frying pan figures prominently.

Katrina Alana said...

Thanks Janel!