While PTFE (Teflon) has had its share of negative publicity there have also been a lot question marks about ceramic and ceramic coated cookware. Manufacturers and marketers of ceramic coated cookware claim they are ultra safe, with no chemicals or heavy metals and are very durable…..
Moreover, is ceramic cookware the best?
Ceramic cookware does not contain the chemicals found in Teflon (i.e. PTFE and PFOA) non stick coating. Since the cookware is glazed (in a kiln) instead of coated (or dipped), the cookware is 100% safe. Unfortunately, there is no answer as to which is the safest ceramic cookware since all of them are 100% safe.
Is ceramic pans safe?
I personally use ceramic since it cooks evenly and doesn't leach chemicals. Manufacturers have to eliminate PFOA from all cooking products by the year 2015. Aluminum cookware is one of the most common cookware to use, but can be very toxic as this heavy metal is absorbed into all food cooked in it.
What are the safest pans to cook with?
Here are my favorite bakeware/cookware options in order of preference:
- Ceramic Cookware and Bakeware. I am a huge fan of X-trema Cookware since I got several of their pans for Christmas a few years ago.
- Cast Iron Cookware.
- Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron and Stoneware.
- Regular Stoneware.
- Glass and Corningware.
- Stainless Steel.