Just in the last few months have I been using non-stick cookware. I have been one of those that have been using their old skillets, pots and pans for the last 10+ years. For Christmas I received a set of non-stick cookware and I fell in love. The only thing that worries me is the bad stuff that I have heard from books I have read regarding non-stick cookware. While there are advantages to using non-stick cookware, there are also the down sides to using them as well.
I want to share some information with you about non-stick cookware:
Traditional non-stick is achieved by coating the fry pan with PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene); a waxy, synthetic substance. PTFE has well-documented disadvantages in practical household use. Above 260° C/500°F, this PTFE coating starts to decompose. The released fumes are proven to be lethal to small pets like birds! On humans, these fumes can potentially harm the respiratory tract and cause nausea and headaches. So, when you overheat your pan you damage not only your pan but possibly also your health.
I recently was able to review one of the cool fry pans from GreenPan™. These pans use a non-stick technology, but they do not use PTFE. These cool pans use Thermolon™ that is safe for the environment. The Thermolon™ is heat resistant up to high temperatures. Thermolon™ is a better heat conductor than traditional coatings. This results in superb searing and crispy frying! I tested out my new pan making grilled cheese sandwiches. It worked like a charm! These are definitely my favorite pans to cook with.
The Green Pan offers a whole line of environmentally safe cookware. Their non-stick pots and pans are the first to be made with a non-stick coating made of minerals instead of plastics. From pans, pots to accessories, you will find something to help you prepare meals for your family. They also have different collections to match your needs. I received a pan from the Todd English Collection. I can’t wait to try using it with eggs!
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I received a product sample to provide you with this review. I was not paid any monetary compensation to publish this review. This review is my personal opinion only and receiving the sample has no impact on my opinion of the product.