Titanium pans – are pancakes a little better in them?



Are titanium pans candidates for what professional chefs and common household dinner providers – commonly known as cooks – call a perfect pan? What is a perfect pan anyway?



And why would you need a perfect pan? Well, if you’re single you could make yourself some fries, so you won’t starve to death in week-ends. Or if you’re not single you could use to make an omelet for your significant other. If you’re really romantic, or you’re planning for a special evening, you can try to make some pancakes for your loved one. But this is something for the courageous or the professional chefs.

On the other hand, if you’re happily married for more than ten years, you may also have the surprise to find yourself at the wrong end of the frying pan, if you know what I mean.

The solution that has been pushed through the modern commercial channels seems to require first some kind of a non stick solution. There are several solutions that are hot these days – and you can read more about them here.

I would also like to say that a perfect frying pan should be made out of titanium. But, unfortunately, titanium has lost the pan war since the first battle because of the intrinsic properties of titanium metal. Yes, titanium is a lot of things, but it’s not perfect. Its heat conducting properties are not extremely suited for use in cooking.

Hence, a lot of these so called pans made out of titanium are in fact cast aluminum or anodized aluminum, with an additional layer of titanium to overpass the low strength and durability of aluminum. In fact, this additional layer is often just a chemical compound, which is hardly contain few titanium atoms, but which perfectly fits for manufacturers to add to the product description a powerful marketing vehicle as titanium is today.

A titanium pan may be acceptable for the aesthetic wise cooks. Not every household is blessed with the complete sets of cooking utensils. Over the years, the wedding gift complete sets tend to be replaced by some unique items. A neutral color such as titanium pan has, may go a long way in curbing the rainbow of your other pots and pans.

On the other hand, titanium is indeed very useful for backpackers. Titanium backpacking cookware is easily becoming the standard for mountaineers. It’s true that titanium metal is not as easy as aluminum, but the corrosion resistance of titanium is unmatched, especially in harsh environments such as an open campfire.

And it’s not like you would need to make some special dishes while in the heart of some rocky slopes, but rather something quick and fast to gather some strength before going to sleep.

But if you’re not a backpacker you might not find titanium pan such a good solution for your cooking needs. But, hey, you’re going to eat those pancakes, not stare at the pan, aren’t you?



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