Cooking is not always a simple task. Sometimes your list of ingredients can be a mile long. And one ingredient that is often overlooked is water.
You may be thinking water does not have a flavor, but it can affect your cooking. You can guarantee pure and fresh flavor with soft water. Here is a list of reasons why cooking with soft water is better.
Taste is improved
Cooking with soft water will help ensure that the taste of your food is free from minerals. Soft and pure water also helps ingredients stay true to their flavor. For example, when cooking any type of dough, water that it too hard can lead to stiffer dough. Water that is too soft can create weaker dough. Purified water from a water softener can help to ensure that your dish turns out as planned.
Vegetables are better
Another good thing about soft water is that it can make vegetables easier to cook. We know eating vegetables can be difficult, but cooking them sometimes adds flavor. To ensure that your veggies get the best texture and vitamin content, use soft water. Hard water slows down the cooking process of your vegetables because it makes them tougher. The extra time it takes to cook the veggies will leave them overcooked and bland. Cooking vegetables with soft water is quicker, while producing better taste and texture.
Liquids are more flavorful
Due to the lime-scale content in soft water being lowered, drinks like tea and coffee taste significantly better. This also affects the cooking of sauces, stocks and gravy. Soft water will accept flavors more readily than hard water. A good example is that if you brew iced tea with hard water, it will turn cloudy when it cools down. Installing a reverse osmosis filtration system takes all of the minerals and other impurities out of the water coming into your home. Many homeowners value the all-natural, pure water that water softeners produce.
If you are interested in putting a water softener in your home, or have any other questions about what soft water can do for you and your kitchen, contact Kinetico San Antonio today.