How To Get The Most Out Of Your HexClad Gear – HexClad Cookware

How To Get The Most Out Of Your HexClad Gear

by HexClad Cookware

How To Get The Most Out Of Your HexClad Gear

So you’ve got a gleaming set of new HexClad pans or knives ready to make feast work of any food that comes its way. But what is the best way to get started? Rather than stick to the basics, why not push yourself to make the most of your HexClad gear? No matter which pan you’re reaching for, don’t forget that HexClad pans are both stovetop- and oven-safe, which means they’re more versatile than most. This means that the griddle is good for more than breakfast and your deep saute pan can see you through dinners all week long.

Here are some ideas for maximizing the value of your HexClad pans.

Explore the wok’s possibilities

Whether you’ve got a 12" Hybrid Wok or a 14” Hybrid Wok, there are some things you might want to know to get the most out of your HexClad Wok. First, you’ll want to start by practicing the characteristic flip before you’re sending soy sauce-coated noodles skyrocketing on the reg. Among his many tips for making wok cooking so much easier, Chef Deau Arpapornnopparat of Holy Basil in LA says getting the hang of the flip is simple as starting with a ball of steel wool in a clean, dry wok. Once you’ve got the hang of it, make the most of the pan with his recipes:

  • Make Pad See Ew in your wok: The extra-wide rice noodles in this dish become caramelized and perfectly coated by a smoky soy sauce. Include your favorite sliced meat and Chinese broccoli. Get Holy Basil’s recipe for Pad See Ew here.
  • Master Pad Thai in the wok: Potentially the most famous Thai dish, pad Thai requires a wok to get the signature sour-sweet dish just right. Follow the steps with Holy Basil’s recipes for Pad Thai.
  • A wok is a must for fried rice: There’s a reason fried rice has been popular for over 1,000 years: It’s delicious, easy to make, and ideal for customization. Get that perfect crackly texture on the rice with your wok. Find Holy Basil’s recipe for Shrimp Fried Rice here.

Unleash the Dutch oven’s potential

This versatile pan is good for so much more than stews and braises. Once you tap into the Dutch oven’s potential in the kitchen (and even over the campfire) you’re likely to use it more than any other pot. Try it out with these dishes that go further than pot roast (though, hey, a Dutch oven is great for that, too):

The Roasting Pan Is For More Than Just Turkey

Your gorgeous HexClad Hybrid Roasting Pan deserves better than being stashed in the garage until November rolls around. Make the most of your roasting pan with these ideas:

  • Attempt a soufflé or crème caramel: If you want to get that luxurious texture of classic French desserts, you might need a bain marie, aka a water bath. Use your roasting pan to delicately cook custards and soufflés, which need gentle, even heat to get that delightful texture. 
  • Make it your go to marinating station: When a big batch meat or fish recipe calls for marinating in the refrigerator, reach for your roasting pan rather than plastic bags or several containers. Not only can the roasting pan fit ample liquid and the main ingredients, the handles make it easy to move in and out of the fridge without spilling any of that special sauce.

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