There are a lot of benefits to using non-stick cookware, such as needing less oil, making preparations of a healthier meal possible. But when it comes to green cooking cookware, the Teflon coating that is the non-stick surface is a controversial issue as to whether or not it is harmful when heated or not.
So the question you have to ask, why use it if they can’t prove beyond a doubt that it is a safe way for cooking? Especially when there is plenty of cookware out there that is safe to cook with and provides a green cooking method too. Today, we’re going to take a look at 6 different brands of cookware that are known for their contribution to green cooking:
Green Pan is a brand that uses Thermolon for their coating to create non-stick cookware. It holds up to temps under 450 degrees and is developed using minerals instead of the ingredients Teflon uses like PerFluoroOctanoic Acid. To carry their contribution on with the green cooking drive, the company claims that making their cookware takes less energy than the Teflon coated pans, which makes their costs lower, which is passed on to the consumer.
Farberware Earth Pan II
For the cook that wants to look stylish with their green cooking efforts, the stylish terra cotta that Farberware’s Earth Pan II line comes in does just that. Their non-stick cooking approach is similar to the SandFlow products that brought us non-stick coating which covers their saucepans, saute pans, skillets and stockpots. This product does not have PTFE , which has been found to cause flu-like symptoms. However, you will need non-metal utensils to keep the cookware in good condition. But for cookware that gives you green cooking for three times longer than ceramic-based surface cookware, it’s worth the investment.
Another brand of green cooking cookware that does not have PFOA is from Ecolution. They apply and attach the coating using water and not a chemical solvent. This cookware has aluminum-bottom which heat evenly and are dishwasher safe, making clean-up easy. You can buy this brand one piece at a time or a whole set at once.