Belgique cookware is a great solution for the modern day homeowner and those who love to spend time in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for the family. The Belgique cookware is very affordable and anyone on a strict budget can have one of these dazzling sets for their own home. The Belgique cookware is really enchanting to look at and it does not take much effort to keep it looking that way forever. Carefully cleaning with a brush or sponge and detergent or dishwasher would be sufficient to keep it looking clean at all times.
Ideal for Low Heat Cooking
Belgique cookware is best used for low heat cooking such as a gas stove. A gas top is much cooler than an electric burner and this is perfectly safe for your cookware set. The cookware was designed to perform optimally art relatively low heat levels and using a high heat burner can cause discoloration to your precious new cookware set.
If you need to use the Belgique cookware on a high heat stove such as an electric burner, then be prepared to experience some form of discoloration on the bottom of the pot. The extreme heat would scar and cause stains to form on the copper bottom of the pot or pan. However, these tiny scars and imperfections would not affect the performance of the cookware in any way at all.
Two Types of Belgique Cookware Sets
There are two types of Belgique cookware sets out there; the copper bottom with metal lids and the aluminum bottom with metal rimmed glass lid. Depending on the personal preference of the user, both Belgique cookware sets offer exceptional performance and durability.
Some people would prefer to have the metal lids on the top of the pot while others prefer to enjoy watching the sight of the food being cooked. With the metal rimmed glass top you actually get to see the food being cooked.
Both of these sets are stainless steel, and you would need a steel wool to clean it.
Beware of the Protective Layer
If you have just a set of Belgique cookware, the first thing you need to do is to remove the protective layer underneath the pan. All Belgique coke\ware sets come with the protective layer underneath the pan so it would not suffer any form of damage in its original packaging. Without this form of protective layer the pan can be stained in its own packaging due to the presence of oxygen. This form of covering should be removed if you don’t want it to burn and destroy the cookware if left intact.
It is easy to remove the layer. Simply soak 3 tablespoon of baking soda in a pail of water. Place the new cookware in the pail and let it soak for 20 minutes. Rinse it clean and use a good copper polish to remove any form of residue left from the protective covering. Your new cookware set should sparkling shine and looks fantastic after this treatment.
How to Season the Interiors
The new Belgique cookware may seem smooth on the interior but it is actually porous! IN fact, all cookware sets are porous and needs to be seasoned to prevent it from becoming carbonized. It is good to fill in the ridges on the surface so you can eliminate any threat of food sticking to its surface and cause it to carbonize during use. Seasoning has to be done 3-4 times a year for maximum results. It is easy to prevent his form happening. Just place a few teaspoonful of peanut oil and wipe it with a piece of paper towel. Now place the oily pan onto the stove and let it stay until it began to smoke. Remove the pan and let it cool. Now wipe it clean. The heated oil should get into the tiny ridges on the surface and seal it completely by now.
Too Hot to Handle
Just one note to remember before you start using this cookware set. The handle of the Belgique cookware set heats up rapidly so make sure you use a towel or a piece of cloth to protect your hand if you don’t want to get burned. Alternatively use a potholder or a pair of gloves if you have to, especially when you are boiling water in these pots.
Overall, the Belgique cookware set is a good choice if you need and affordable a reliable and durable cookware set that doesn’t cost a bomb and can last through the years.