With our busy lifestyle, we often resort to eating out and shopping for microwavable food. Possibly because of this, we can no longer watch what we consume in a daily basis and we forget to live healthy. We are thankful that technology somehow helps to make products that can make preparing food a breeze. However, since there are too many choices, how do we choose what’s best, practical and healthy? Are you a fan of non-stick Teflon pans? How about green ceramic cookware?
Did it ever occur to you how non-stick pans are made? If nothing can stick to the surface of these pans, how did that non-stick layer ‘sticks’ to the pan itself? Manufacturers use a certain type of acid (take note: not healthy) to make this wonder happen. So after all this time, you have been doing unhealthy cooking when you thought you were? Scientifically speaking, the chemicals used rarely transfer directly to the food but are released to the air once heated at a particular temperature.Green Ceramic Cookware to the Rescue
A healthy breakthrough to the line of non-stick goods is the green ceramic cookware. This type does not make use of harmful acids as coating. So if you want the benefits of a non-stick pan, this is the best alternative for you.
What are the Major Benefits
We have heard raves about the green ceramic cookware – nothing sticks to it as in nothing. The high level of conduction (transfer of heat) makes cooking even faster. With only minimum to medium heat, the pan heats up well with even distribution. Imagine the perfect eggs in the morning in just under 20 seconds, those golden brown, crispy strips of bacons served in a minute. Scrambled eggs perfectly slide out of the pan into the plate.
No more overnight soaking, like the first generation of non-stick wares, the green ceramic cookware are very easy to clean. Hand washing preferred but are also dishwasher friendly. Sold? wait, how about the price? The organic cookware merchandises are affordable; small pans and skillets are under $30 and sets with fryer, stock pots and glass covers are around $120.
What to Watch Out For
If you are one of those who do not care to read fine print and the special care sheet (guilty), we recommend that you do. Although the pans and pots themselves are made of thick durable material, the non-stick coating can be a little ‘sensitive’. Instead of using metal spoon and scoop, use spatula or wooden stirrer, heavy use of metal or steel can scrape the coating. No hard scrubbing either.
After several months of use, we noticed a slight wobble in the handle, the rivets are becoming loose. This may be fixed or if they were installed incorrectly in the first place, request a replacement pan.
Because of the green ceramic cookware being healthy, we would choose them over Teflon anytime. With basically the same benefits, we are simply attracted to them being ‘green’. Taking good care of any owned and used items applies to cookware too. It is how we treat them that will make them valuable over time.