Ceramic-coated cookware is not made with Teflon and does not contain PFAS. This type of cookware (I love this Caraway Cookware Set) has a ceramic non-stick coating made from natural inorganic materials that are safe to use with all foods (FDA approved).
- This cookware is easy on the wrists because it is light and small. Its surface is very easy to clean and doesn’t stick.
- The coating on the inside doesn’t react with acidic foods, and you don’t need much or any oil to cook your food.
- With this kind of cookware, you can’t use metal tools. With my Caraway Fry Pan, I use this Silicone Mixing Spoon and this Silicone Slotted Spatula.
- I also store my pan in a protective bag so I don’t scratch the surface. At the very least, don’t stack other pans on top of ceramic-coated pans.
The coating is usually made of silicon and oxygen, and it keeps the food from touching the metal base that transfers heat to the food.
Since the ceramic coating doesn’t have PFOA and PFAS, which are the things we worry about in Teflon, maybe they are less dangerous.
But studies and a lot of user reviews have shown that these pans either don’t work or stop working after a few weeks or months, at which point they are thrown away.
We don’t think it sounds very “green.” If you buy green pans made outside of the country, the ceramic coating may even have lead and cadmium in it, which is bad for both adults and kids.
Like non-stick pans, once the ceramic coating has been scratched or broken, you can’t really use it anymore because the aluminum base is exposed and can get into your food. In the end, these things aren’t the answer.
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What are ceramic pots and pans?
Let’s start by talking about what ceramic cookware is. This cookware is different from other cookware like cast iron or stainless steel because it has a ceramic coating.
Ceramic cookware has become very popular over the years, especially because it has so many benefits. If you look at all of our ceramic cookware, you’ll see that its features make life in the kitchen easier in a way that other types of cookware could never do.
For example, no matter which piece of our Cookware Set you use, the ceramic coating will make sure that the food cooks evenly. In other words, the material is very good at transferring heat, so the surface heats up evenly and there are no cold spots. This way, your food won’t come out unevenly cooked, which can ruin everything from a dinner party to a quiet night at home watching a movie.
Our cookware can also do a lot of different things, which can help you live a more intentional and simple life. The Cookware Set has four important pieces that can be used together to do any job in the kitchen.
In addition, they come in many beautiful colors, such as Cream, Navy, Sage, Gray, Perracotta, and Marigold. With so many colorful additions, your cookware could even be used as kitchen decor.
Because the ceramic coating makes the cooking surface smooth, food doesn’t stick to it. This is very different from traditional “non-stick” cookware, because the surface of ceramic cookware is naturally smooth and doesn’t have any harmful chemicals on it. On the other hand, it is known that traditional nonstick cookware has these harmful chemicals in the coating that makes it nonstick.
Is it safe to use?
So, is it safe to use ceramic pots and pans? The short answer is “yes,” because it is not made with Teflon. Ceramic naturally doesn’t stick to things, and it isn’t made with dangerous chemicals.
In fact, we’re proud of the fact that none of our cookware is dangerous. All of our products are free of lead, cadmium, toxic metals, PTFE, PFAS, and PFOA. This makes sure that cooking is healthy in more than one way.
Not only do you avoid toxic chemicals and the health problems they can cause, but you also don’t have to use as much oil or butter to keep food from sticking to the pan. In the end, ceramic cookware lets you enjoy the benefits of not sticking without the risk of chemicals that are bad for your health.