- 1). Look for flat-bottomed cookware. Cookware with rounded sides may cause uneven heating and undesirable cooking results. The bottom of the pan needs to touch the entire cooking surface. Most of today's brands have a flat bottom.
- 2). Choose medium to heavy cookware. The Cookware Manufacturers Association (CMA) recommends heavy aluminum or stainless brands such as Calphalon, All-Clad, Cuisinart, or Renaissance by Regal. Some newer cast-iron cookware may be used if it does not have the raised ring on the bottom.
- 3). Make sure your chosen cookware is the proper size. Cookware that extends no more than ½ inch outside the cooking surface is ideal.