Types of coating:
Ceramic cookware basically has two types of coatings. The Clay based coating is light weight and usually done on aluminum, but this ceramic ware is more prone to chipping or breakage.
Enameled ceramic cookware is made by coating a layer of enamel on a metal body, usually cast iron. The enameled ceramic cookware has a porcelain glaze that is resistant to very high temperatures and can withstand chipping and breaking. It is bulky than the clay based coating.Cooking:
You will get a pleasure to do any type of cooking in ceramic cookware. It will be fast and without sticking. They need only a slow heat for cooking the foods with minimal oil.
Their nonstick quality is quite impressive. It is much better than a Teflon coating. You can fry potatoes, onions, eggs, chicken, plantains, sautéed mushrooms and more with no oil and all without sticking.
Aluminum ceramic cookware is lightweight and easy to handle. As the aluminum heats up faster, you will need to cook in a frying pan at low heat.
The ceramic cookware is easier to clean up with soap, sponge and water without the need of any hard scrubbing or soaking them overnight. You can follow the instructions for hand washing or clean them in a dishwasher.
Ceramic Nonstick Coating:
The ceramic cookware has the best quality non-stick coating.
If you buy your cookware made by a reliable manufacturer, the ceramic coating is safe for health. This cookware is healthier than any metal or Teflon coated pans. The ceramic cookware has an advantage over the metal pots as you can safely store the food in them. Their non-porous structure leaves little scope for the food to react to content of cookware.
During the glazing process, the lead is carefully sealed in the first firing leaving no chance of harmful health problems. However, if the lead is not properly sealed, it can be extremely harmful as the cracking or chipping of the cookware may expose the food to lead.
Comparison with Teflon:
The nonstick quality of ceramic coating is quite impressive. It is much better than a Teflon coating that will scrape. It is a uniquely textured surface.
The ceramic cookware should be bought only from the reputed manufacturers. It will last longer with proper care. Always checkthat it is lead free. You can also go through various reviews to select the best cookware.
The good ceramic cookware is designed for easy handling, even heat distribution with thick bottoms, non-stick cooking and easy cleanup. It has a durable coating and will not warp. The good quality ceramic cookware is expensive.
If you do not buy a good quality and go to any cheap source, it will first look great, but it may soon end up with a chipped nonstick coating, loose handles, getting harder to clean and so on.
You must look for the safer options than the aesthetic value or the price of ceramic cookware.