How Does Waterless Cooking Work?

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015

How Does Waterless Cooking Work?

The idea behind waterless cooking can only be utilized in waterless cookware made specifically for this type of healthy cooking. This specially made cookware allows you to cook meats and vegetables in their natural juices; allowing you to take advantage of their natural vitamins and minerals. This type of cooking is more flavorful and healthier for everyone.

When you stop to think about it, almost all of the conventional methods of cooking (slow cooking, poaching, boiling, etc) all require a certain amount of water for results. Of course at the same time anyone who has ever cooked for themselves has experienced over cooked or limp vegetables due to too much water and no flavor because of too much boiling. These are the cooking blunders that become virtually impossible when using waterless cookware.

The main question associated with waterless cooking is: Is it really waterless? It of course is your first instinct to add water when you are cooking, even with your new waterless cookware but you need to fight this instinct. There is a great deal of controversy over whether no water should be added at all or simply discretion should be used when adding water. The general rule of thumb is to look at what you are cooking. Vegetables are mainly composed of water so in this instance, rarely any water is needed. If you are only cooking a small amount of vegetables a teaspoon of water may be required to help the process along because of the small amount.

The best waterless cookware on the market today is surgical stainless steel. This is by far the highest grade of stainless steel available for purchase today. This type of waterless cookware has an aluminum or copper plate on the bottom to help retain heat and speed up the heating process with less energy used. This is also why many people are switching to waterless cooking to cut down on their electricity usage. The specially designed lid is able to adequately keep in all the steam to allow the foods to be cooked in their own liquids; leaving nothing left to evaporation.

As the steam begins to grow in the pot, a whistle will go off letting you know you can turn off the stove and allow the heat already contained to finish the cooking. All it takes is one try to find out the difference between conventional cooking and waterless cooking. Without the addition of water you are preserving more of the vitamins and minerals and creating a healthier meal for you and your family.

Article by Nancy Cope of Cook For Your Health – the place to shop for waterless cookware sets and cooking pans.