It started innocently enough. I popped into the local kitchen store to check out their tablecloths and place mats. Unknowingly, I found myself heading down the pots and pans aisle. Maybe, on a deeper level, I meant to go down that aisle. Maybe I was looking for a change. Maybe I knew I deserved better. In any case, that’s where it all began, that’s when I first thought about leaving Teflon for Stainless Steel.
It was just harmless flirtation at first. I would make eyes at Stainless Steel. Sometimes I’d find myself holding his handle. Other times I would just stare at him and I swear I could see myself in his cooking surface (really, Stainless Steel is very reflective). But I knew it would never go any further. After all, a girl like me couldn’t possibly handle a relationship with Stainless Steel. He hung out with celebrity chefs and at fancy restaurants. Around him I just felt clumsy and insecure. And so I continued to daydream about a life with Stainless Steel while going home to Teflon.
Sure Teflon wasn’t exciting or shiny but Teflon was easy to be with and cleaned up nicely. Teflon had been with me my whole life and rarely let me down. But I started to wonder if there was more to cooking than just non-stickability. That would soon be answered…
One fateful night I had an Entertaining At Home party which earned me a handsome amount of hostess credit with which to purchase kitchen and home items. I flipped through the book and lo and behold there was Stainless Steel! Our paths had crossed again and this time I was determined to embrace creativity, passion and change. And I have never looked back.
With Teflon we cooked maybe once a week but Stainless Steel and I are cooking almost every night…and it is fantastic! Even my husband is happy Stainless Steel has come into our lives. Stainless Steel has me trying things that I never could with Teflon. And I’m starting to feel confident and empowered in my cookuality.
Of course, I still use Teflon when I want something quick and easy but Stainless Steel is my new love. My husband wants me to make one last purchase; he wants to get his hands on Stainless Steel’s roaster rack.