Even though I have a number of PTFE coated non-stick pans that have worked well for me, I really wanted to explore chemical free coatings. I think it’s better not only for me and my family, but for the environment as well. Ozeri Cookware’s Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan is the most recent one I’ve tried. It’s 100 percent free of PTFE and PFOA.
Instead of a chemical based coating, the nonstick surface on Ozeri cookware is made of “Greblon”, a ceramic coating manufactured in Germany. The pan itself is not made in Germany, only the nonstick coating is. What attracts me to ceramic nonstick coating is that it does not release harmful fumes or toxins when cooking, even at high temperatures. Chemical based PFOA and PTFE coatings such as Teflon do.
Ozeri cookware is moderately priced. It’s not the cheapest, yet not the most expensive either. The pan arrived well packed Continue reading
In this T-fal cookware review we’re focusing on the T-fal Signature 12-Piece Cookware Set C111SC74, the flagship of T-fal’s “Signature” line. The set includes 6 pieces of cookware, 3 lids, and 3 utensils. The nonstick coating is made from PTFE.
The Signature 12-Piece C111SC74 set includes the following pieces:
- 8-inch saute pan
- 11-inch saute pan
- 10.25-inch square griddle
- 1-quart saucepan with lid
- 2-quart saucepan with lid
- 5-quart Dutch Oven with lid
- nylon spoon, spatula, and ladle
The Dutch Oven is ideal for making Continue reading
I like cooking with nonstick cookware because I can cook without any added oil. Not only does oil-free cooking have numerous health benefits, but there is the additional bonus of not having to clean splattered grease from stoves and countertops.
When I used to cook with oil, in addition to the everyday cleaning, I remember having to occasionally scour the tops of our kitchen cabinets. I would find them covered in a layer of sticky residue which had built up from all the frying, sautéing and grilling. It had that slight rancid oil smell and was a dust magnet. The particles had floated up and collected into a sticky mess. It took a lot of elbow grease to remove a single layer of cooking grease (sort of like what it takes to remove it from our veins!). Have you looked on top of your kitchen cabinets?
I have been cooking oil-free with nonstick cookware for about two years and I have found that I don’t have to clean like that anymore, EVER! Not only that, my partner has lost a considerable about of weight from Continue reading