One of the best investments you can make in your kitchen is stainless steel cookware. As long as you treat it properly, stainless steel can last for decades. You won’t need to worry about replacing your pots and pans every few years. You’ll also get the benefits of stainless steel’s superior durability and overall construction.
It should be noted, however, that stainless steel only lasts for decades if you treat it correctly. The cookware can become prematurely damaged if it’s cleaned improperly. You may have heard conventional advice saying that stainless steel cookware needs lengthy soaking before it can be cleaned.
But this isn’t correct. Long periods of soaking can cause hard water stains, which might ruin your cookware aesthetics.
Oftentimes, we need our pans and pots to be quickly cleaned so we can use them to cook again. We don’t have time to wait for a lengthy dishwasher cycle. Many of us don’t even have a dishwasher to begin with.
We scrub our pans with dish soap, a sponge, and hot water. But there are so many sponges available on the market, how can you tell which is the best to use on your stainless steel cookware?