Long-gone are the days when chefs were hidden away in steamy kitchens – mere servants to those who frequented their restaurants. Today, the top chefs are like movie stars. They are given their own TV programmes, they're asked to write endless recipe books and seem to spend more time schmoozing with guests than actually cooking. However, they have no doubt worked hard to be in the position that they are in and they are good at what they do. Perhaps you see yourself as a future-schmoozer and TV star? If you do you will need fantastic culinary skills, a great determination and finally, quality kitchenware.
Kitchenware has been around for a very long time now, and the first evidence of it is from before 25,000 BC when pottery was first developed. Earthenware vessels were made to cook in fires and were later glazed with plant gum to make them watertight. This plant gum glaze was later replaced with ceramic glazes which are still used today in some kitchenware. Other waterproof cooking vessels included the shells of turtles or large molluscs – not used as often today. Through the years other materials such as metal were developed and this material has remained a large constituent of our kitchenware collections.
Most kitchenware remains fairly simple but developments continue to be made and new materials such as silicone are now being used to make pots, pans and more. Silicone can withstand temperatures of up to 360 degrees Celsius and it is very light and flexible meaning that it is easy to handle and to remove cooked foods from pans and bakeware. Famous chefs will only use the very best kitchenware so if you aim to achieve culinary celebrity you shouldn't settle for anything less. There are a number of kitchenware essentials and there is a wide selection to choose from, whether you want to buy kitchenware individually or in a kitchenware set. The benefit of hand-picking a selection is that you can decide what apparatus you are likely to need based on the meals that you like to cook. Kitchenware sets are popular too though as in one fell swoop you are equipping yourself with the necessities to cook a vast number of delicacies and staples. Kitchenware is available in three piece to eight piece sets so you can decide how much you can afford to spend and how much kit you need. The internet is a great place to find quality cookware and you can often save money if you buy kitchenware online, so if you want to be a top chef get on the net and start searching today.
Procook is the nation's largest specialist cookware retailer and it has a great range of kitchenware to choose from. If you have culinary aspirations, make sure you have the right equipment for the job – for this equipment visit Procook at www.procook.co.uk