Organic frying pans the latest craze in cooking
The term “organic” has defined the nation’s most recent food obsession, with more and more individuals seeking out organic alternatives for their diets in order to live and eat healthier. But what about the stuff we use to cook these organic foods? This latest generation of cookware seeks to usurp the more traditional cast-iron and stainless steel cookware, replacing it with the latest craze in cookware: the ceramic organic pan.
But what makes a piece of cookware organic? The secret to organic cookware is its non-toxic and non-stick ceramic design which rids you of other harmful chemicals that can be found in poorly maintained and constructed metal cookware. Its ceramic construction creates a superb non- stick surface, making the cookware very easy to clean and use. In fact, in many cases you can completely avoid extra oil and butters that are used to grease up the pan, allowing you to make you foods even healthier. Items like this organic 12 inch frying pan cookware are flying off the shelves with more and more people learning about the advantages of organic ceramic cookware.
What really makes these pans special are the non-Teflon coatings that are used to replace traditional non-stick surfaces. Often petroleum based, traditional Teflon non-stick coatings typically contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), both of which have been identified as potentially harmful chemicals and have faced recent criticism. Don’t let this scare you from traditional metal cookware as the debate over the safety of including these chemicals in cookware still rages on. However, the FDA has looked into these chemicals and has called for a reduction of usage and plan to slowly phase out usage over the next several years.
If you currently have a set of worn down pots and pans, make sure you take a good hard look into these new organic cookware options and you can decide for yourself.