SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME:CHEW UNG HENG
STUDENT ID NO: 0315397
TOOL SELECTED: SKILLET PAN
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: NARRATIVE ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER 2013
Every day the kitchen will be used for cooking and we can found that
every kitchen tools are playing their own roles to ensure the meals making
processes are going smooth and give convenience to the people. Among the
kitchen tools, I had chosen a tool that always be the last tool that will be used for
heating a meal before it serve on the table which is the skillet pan. Various types
of skillet pan had been produced which better than old-fashion skillet pan to
satisfy the needs of the human being and to make more profits. However, there
still have almost similar characteristics and main function between the old and
new-fashion skillet pan.
Basically, how does the skillet pan looks like? It is a very general term and
skillets pan may vary greatly in shape but are usually slope or curve outwards
with long handle same as what I observed on my object. For my skillet pan, it has
a very dark colour, black on the handle and the bottom of the skillet pan as black
is good in absorb and radiate of heat among the colours. For the cooking surface
of the skillet pan, it is silver in colour which is very bright.
For texture, smooth and slippery textures of cooking surface that delivers nonstick performance and scratch-resistance with ceramic coating which is easy to
be cleaned. The handle coats by comfortable heat resistance silicon which has
slightly-rough of texture on it. For the bottom, it has a magnetized induction stove
safe base for rapid heat transfer with the rougher surface.
Skillet pan is strong enough to bear a very high temperature without releasing
harmful toxins and fumes. I found that a high temperature can be easily reached
in few minutes when I heat up the skillet pan as it made by a metal that has high
conductivity of heat. About the weight, mostly of the skillet pans are lighter and
less weight which is less than about 4 pounds so that it easier and lighter to be
handle while cooking. While handling, I can even using three of my fingers to pick
it up easily without using much energy. Nowadays, human had tried to make
lighter skillet pan which is less than 2 pounds which make easier for us to work
Then, several of sounds that can be produced by the skillet pan are depending
on the metals made on it. Mostly, the sound is very loud and high pitch when I try
to hit on it and it sounds probably like “deng” depend on how much energy I hit.
While trying to hit continuously, the sounds produced make me feel noisy and I
hope to stop as quickly as possible. Besides, skillet pan is odorless while I trying
to smell on it when the skillet pan is clean. After I using it for preparing my meal,
it sticks the smell of the food that I prepared before which is very strong. After
half an hour, the smell is become lighter but it does not produce any bad smell.
Skillet pan has many different ways of cooking like frying, searing, browning and
etc. Normally, the main function of the skillet pan is used to heat up the meal by
fire or heat before you serve to your customers. While the processing of heating
up the meal, you may combine the ingredients that you had prepared for specific
meal with the following sequence to make your food more delicious to eat. You
may also learn some cooking technique that can be used for your preparation of
meal. While cooking, I observe that the cooking surface of the skillet pan is
typically coated with a layer of oil which increases contact between the food and
the pan and increases flavor and colour.
In a nutshell, I have more understanding with my object through the observation
and experiment and every parts of the body have their own specific functions
which make the cooking process smoothly to be done.