How To Choose Safe, Health-Friendly Cookware For Your Kitchen

As one of the things that we use daily in our lives, it’s a bit weird to think that houses doesn’t come with free cookware, and that we have to actually go out of our way to buy them in the first place. I mean, when was the last time you went out to get a spoon?

Nevertheless, the choice is in our hands because finding cookware means we have to guarantee they’re safe to use. Unfortunately, there’s no perfect brand or brands (as with most things). However, you do have some options. In any case, here’s what you do:

What To Avoid

First off, what to avoid. Whenever looking for safe cookware, always avoid Teflon, Non-Stick, PFOA and PTFe, which are the original non-stick pans. This is because these pans are coated with compounds that have been shown to be harmful both to people and animals. Aluminum should also be avoided. While these are the ones are grandmothers used, regular exposure to it can be toxic.

What We Can Recommend

  1. Ceramic Cookware and Bakeware – For this one, we recommend the brand X-trema Cookware since they score high point for being safe from any nano-particles and heavy metals. They’re also easy to clean. The downside, however, is that ceramic can be easy to break.
  2. Ceramic Non-Stick – Dishwasher safe and easy to clean, the brand The Always Pan is designed to replace a 16-piece cookware set, and is a versatile piece that is completely safe to use, despite the aluminum coating.
  3. Cast Iron Cookware – While we don’t have a particular brand for this, we still suggest trying to cook with cast iron because it cooks evenly and with good flavor. It also has the benefit of adding iron to your diet, and is good for cooking meats.
  4. Glass and Corningware – For those who want to avoid plastic, glass cookware is also a great bet. However, it’s also easy to break like ceramic.
  5. Stainless Steel – Not the best option, but can still be decent, especially for items you don’t use as much.

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