There have been many advances in how cookware is designed and manufactured. For decades, Teflon, or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was used to coat frying pans and pots to prevent ingredients from sticking. One of the elements used in Teflon is perfluoroctanoic (PFOA) that has since been linked to cancer. The cookware still required oil in the pan, but food slipped out of the pan easily and clean up was quicker. After continuous use, the coating scratches and begins to peel. More oil is needed and food begins to stick to the pan. Once the pan peels, the handle becomes loose, the edges rust, and the food sticks, it is time to replace that frying pan or cooking pot.
It is the perfect opportunity to upgrade the quality of the pots and pans and try new materials. Stone Frying Pans are healthier. safer, and more durable then any other non-stick cookware. The pan is metal with a thin layer of oxide that is baked onto the surface in a kiln. The process involves no harmful chemicals. The result is superior durability, a scratch resistant surface, and a frying pan that can withstand the use of metal utensils. Little to no oil is needed when cooking, so food has no added calories. That makes meals healthier and more conducive to maintaining a health weight. The coating also means the heat is evenly distributed and transferred quickly from the source. This cookware can also be used in induction cooking.
Pots and pans are sold separately or in complete cookware sets. The pricing of the cookware may be higher than cooks are used to, but is much more cost-effective in the long run. When other pans have to be replaced, this type of pan will still not be showing any signs of wear and tear. Cooking is more consistent, and can be more fun. Experimenting with new ingredients, new techniques, and a new recipe combination or two, without worrying about how the pan will perform, can make home cooks more creative. Consider the time spent cooking, the health of the family, and the durability of cookware when it is time to replace the current pots and pans used.