The advantages of Cookware and Bakeware The first and main advantage of cookware is the insulating properties. This makes it useful for storing or refrigerating foods, as well as cooking them. The insulation means that the food inside the pot stays hot. Secondly, Cookware and Bakeware can be made from many different materials such as cast iron, enamel, stainless steel and aluminium. Different materials have different advantages; cast iron will retain heat better than aluminium but is not as easy to clean (aluminium could be dented). Thirdly, you can use it in the oven to make casseroles etc… However some cookware cannot be used in an oven so read through before deciding if its worth buying any which cannot be used in an oven. Cast iron is known as a great heat conductor. In summary, Cookware and Bakeware, apart from their insulating properties, come in different materials and can be used for many different purposes. The best thing about them is that they can make our life a lot easier. If you buy the wrong ones though it could make your life a lot harder! The main thing to look out for is what material it’s made from. This will determine what cooking utensil you should use with it- wood or metal spoons only etc… Bakeware is any type of cooking tin/dish/container that needs to go into an oven. They usually have short handles on the sides so that the dish may be removed easily from an oven. The primary purposes of bakeware are to mold and shape prepared food, bake/cook the contents evenly, provide a surface for cooking or serving the prepared food, and often to contain any splatter which results from cooking or baking. Bakeware is also used as a decorative serving dish to present food at the table. The use of bakeware can be traced back to ancient civilizations; dishes have been made for thousands of years by people around the world.