COOKWARE DESIGN 101
We here at AXA love to brainstorm and collaborate with clients to create innovative, different cooking vessels that are both durable and great value. You can always come to us with your concepts and ideas, or an existing item that you’d like us to duplicate or improve upon. However, if this is your first time manufacturing cookware, here are some basics you’ll need to know:
Cookware is all about the ideal combination of material and design for the right cooking purposes. AXA cookware is available in a variety of styles, shapes, and materials, giving you an extensive range of options. Each material category has its individual characteristics and features, with their own unique properties.
AXA is most widely known for its Stainless Steel cookware. Stainless steel is an extremely versatile cookware choice; it is ultra-durable, dent and scratch resistant, non-reactive and dishwasher safe. It is also easy to maintain the mirror finish. Cooking performance is increased when it is layered with good heat conductors like copper and/or aluminum to the bottom of the pan.
Of the many different metal materials offered, Copper is one of the best heat conductors. The metal is great for transferring heat rapidly and evenly throughout any pan, and it also cools rapidly once it is off the heat. It is important to note that it is a reactive metal, which means it is recommended to cook nonreactive foods with unlined copper pans. Stainless steel-lined copper is a very good choice for sauté pans, baking dishes, gratins, saucepans fondue pots, and poachers so you can take advantage of the fast heating and the stainless steel would be nonreactive to foods.
Aluminum cookware is relatively lighter weight than Copper and Stainless Steel cookware. It is a better heat conductor than Stainless Steel and is widely used in the restaurant industry.
AXA is well acquainted with manufacturing ceramic and traditional non-stick coatings. Over the years, we have collaborated with Dupont, Whitford, Weilburger, and many other non-stick brands to bring you the perfect coating to fit your needs. Our in-house coating spraying line guarantees that we have full control of your product’s manufacturing from forming to finishing.
Handles are arguably the most differentiating feature of a cookware set. There are a number of different materials you can choose from, and each has its own distinctive look, feel, functionality, and price point.
The use of Copper and/or just Aluminum layers allow for quick and even heat distribution. Aluminium acts as an adhesive that binds layers together.The overall shape of the cookware stands out, as it is most distinct and eye-catching feature even from far away. We offer a wide range of vessel shapes as to cater to our customer's preferences. Not only is there aesthetic value involved but also each vessel shape attributes its own cooking feature. For instance, the heated air circulation works very well in a belly shaped vessel due to its curvature.
The presence of a base in cookware can improve stability, thereby preventing warping. It also assists to distribute the heat more evenly while cooking. This is primarily used with single-ply cookware and generally is not applied to multi-clad product.
AXA has cultivated exclusive partnerships with our handle suppliers and we are proud to give our clients fully customizeable handle offerings created just for you and your product. Inquire today about how we can make your cookware unique in the marketplace!