You may not have heard of Hestan and the NanoBond line of cookware just yet, but the world-class brand is sure to be a household name. Chances are extremely high that you have used a product created by its famous founder, Stanley Cheng. Cheng is an innovator in every sense of the word. His parent company, Meyer Corporation, is one of the largest cookware manufacturers and distributors in the world. Cheng got his start creating a line of nonstick cookware using anodized aluminum that was much harder and smoother than its Teflon counterpart. This breakthrough, called Anolon, is still in wide production today.
Not one to settle, Cheng continues to challenge industry norms, whether by reinventing the commercial restaurant kitchen or developing a better type of stainless steel. He delights in the details, and it shows in every project he undertakes. His most recent venture is NanoBond Stainless Steel Cookware, and it will forever change the way you cook.
NanoBond Stainless Steel Cookware
There are countless stainless steel cookware options on the market, but none as cutting-edge as Hestan NanoBond, which claims the first innovation to stainless cookware in over 100 years. (That’s exciting!) Every detail—carefully considered by chefs, engineers, and scientists—has been tested and perfected and exceeds expectations in performance and durability. NanoBond carries 14 global patents and holds the highest industry standards for fit and finish.
What is NanoBond technology?
NanoBond cookware contains a proprietary blend of alloys, including molecular Titanium, to create thousands of nanolayers bonded directly into stainless steel. It’s a complicated-sounding process, but what really matters is the resulting highly scratch-resistant and long-lasting surface. A pure aluminum core delivers incredible heat conductivity and superior performance. The manufacturing of NanoBond cookware takes place in a high heat vacuum chamber, which results in a patented chemical-free, environmentally-friendly process. All of this means you get to cook on the very best stainless steel cookware on the market.
Why is Hestan Nanobond better?
NanoBond cookware is designed to last a lifetime. With proper care, it will resist scratching, tarnishing, and staining, and it will maintain its signature shine for years to come. In fact, it’s the kind of cookware that gets passed down for generations! NanoBond will last five times longer than normal stainless cookware/aluminum-clad cookware.
How to cook with Nanobond?
All NanoBond cookware is induction compatible and ovenproof up to 1050 degrees fahrenheit. It has superior “stick resistance” compared to traditional stainless; however, it is not nonstick cookware. To maximize its stick resistance, you must properly control the temperature and use the right fat to prevent sticking.
Always preheat the cookware over medium to medium-high heat before adding your fat of choice, such as canola oil, olive oil, or butter. Once the pan is sufficiently hot, then add food to the pan. (If you are cooking protein, patting it dry with paper towels will help with browning.) Do not flip food prematurely; meat will naturally unstick once its surface has caramelized. For delicate foods such as eggs or fish, butter or nonstick cooking spray is recommended. Don’t worry, nonstick spray will not build up residue on the non-porous surface.
Metal utensils will not scratch or damage NanoBond, but never use knives to cut inside the pan. Although it is highly scratch-resistant, it is not scratch-proof. (Scratches will not affect the performance of the pan.)
How to care for Nanobond?
For day-to-day cleaning, wash NanoBond with warm, soapy water and a Scotch Brite pad. (We recommend cleaning pans when they are still piping hot, just be careful!) Stubborn residue can be removed with a steel wool. Thoroughly dry the pan to prevent water spots and hard water stains. If water spots, stains, or discoloration do occur, which can happen depending on the water supply where you live, they can be easily removed with Hestan Pro Cleaner or Bar Keeper’s Friend. Never use oven cleaner to clean your NanoBond cookware. NanoBond is dishwasher safe, but some harsh detergents can dull the finish.
Whether you are new to the kitchen or a seasoned pro, Hestan NanoBond will improve the culinary experience from start to finish. Invest in your cookware, and invest in yourself. Order Hestan NanoBond cookware from MetroKitchen today.