EUIt's Wednesday night and you've just cooked a healthy meal for your family. They've seared salmon and sautéed veggies and topped it off with the fluffiest rice. Sounds delicious right? Well, what if I told you that the healthy meal you've worked so hard to create is contaminated with toxic chemicals that came out of your pot?! I know... that would happen in 2020. But the truth is, it's been that way for a lot longer. Cookware is not regulated and most pots and pans are made or coated with toxic chemicals. But don't worry, we don't have to ruin healthy meals with unhealthy cookware. Today you will discover the best non-toxic cookware to keep your healthy meals healthy.
The problems with conventional cookware
We all want a quick and easy cleanup after scrambled eggs, but what's easy isn't always worth it. The coating used to make Teflon nonstick cookware contains PFOA and PTFE, which are linked to high cholesterol, hormone imbalances, cancer, and other health issues. When heated, these chemicals break down, creating toxic fumes in the air that the chef and family members inhale. With regular use, the coating will begin to peel off, meaning you'll end up consuming it in your food as well.
But that's not even the worst of it. PFOA are non-biodegradable, which means they persist in the environment and bioaccumulate in our bodies. So the toxins in your body are now being passed to your children in a more dangerous way!
Traditional Teflon non-stick pans should be the first thing you get rid of today.
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Colored enamel cookware sometimes contains heavy metals such as cadmium and lead. Scratch and scrape the surface of your pan (which you probably will!) to allow heavy metals to enter your food. Heavy metals have been linked to anxiety, depression, acne and more. It is an absolute must to ensure that no heavy metals enter your meals.
The wear and tear of cheap ceramic cookware leads to the release of nanoparticles such as titanium dioxide. Choosing third party safety tested 100% pure ceramic nonstick cookware brands is an absolute must!
Class action lawsuit against Green Pan
Greenwashing doesn't just hide behind beauty products and food labels; it is also found in cookware. Popular cookware company GreenPan is involved in a class action lawsuit alleging false, misleading and misleading advertising. Shoppers in California say marketing their products as "toxic-free," "healthy ceramic," "diamond-enhanced," and "environmentally friendly" is misleading. Before you buy, pay attention to the marking. Always buy from a reputable quality company. Below are some of our favorites.
The best non-toxic kitchenware
Cast iron is minenon-toxic kitchen utensils. They're fabulous for searing meat and creating that "non-stick" surface without all the toxic chemicals...just add a little olive oil (; always remember to season your cast iron pans and never wash with soap! A tablespoon of rock salt will do the job well.
Here are some rules to consider before purchasing your cast iron:
- Make sure you get one with no glaze or coating - just plain cast iron.
- Never buy cheap. Cheap cast irons are flimsy and prone to chipping and probably don't live up to all the hype you hear about them.
- The high-quality cast iron pans are already seasoned and make it easier for you to prepare your dinner.
I couldn't live without my cast iron pans. I love stuffing a whole chicken with a bunch of veggies and baking it in the oven. A major US brand isIntroduce.
Le Creuset Dutch Ovens
Don't we all want to cook elegantly like the French?! Bring a little bit of France into your kitchen with aThe Cruciblecasserole. Not only are these Dutch Ovens non-toxic and safe, they are also great tools to make all your cooking dreams come true.
Soups and stews? No problem. Fresh bread baked in the oven? Piece of cake. These healthy pots and pans are made from cast iron coated in a non-toxic enamel that won't react with food that comes in contact with it. Not only are they perfectly safe for your family's meals, but they're also sturdy classics that can be passed down through the generations.
Le Cruesets has the durability and heat retention of cast iron but with a hard-paste porcelain enamel on the interior and exterior surfaces. There are some concerns about leaching heavy metals from enamelled cookware, but you needn't worry with good old Le Creusets.
If you're looking for a non-stick surface without all the toxic technology, then you, my friend, deserve a Le Creuset. Yes, ok, they are a bit pricey - but it's worth the investment. They bring love and life to your healthy kitchen.
X-TREMA PURE CERAMIC kitchen utensils
X-shakesIt's an all-natural alternative to non-stick and metal cookware. Unlike most ceramic cookware that claims to be 100% ceramic, the Xtrema really is. All of their pots and pans are made from 100% pure ceramic (from the glaze to the core!) and are free of PFOA, PTFE, coatings, dyes, adhesives and polymers. And all of their cookware is third-party tested for heavy metals. This literally means no nasty chemicals leaching into your meals.
X-trema is one of my favorite brands of healthy pots and pans because it has that non-stick quality without any chemicals. All pots and pans are third party tested for heavy metals. Bonus: This safe pan will last - no chipping, chipping, or annoying scratches.
Stainless steel cookware
If you're looking for non-toxic cookware that won't break the bank, stainless steel is a great option. However, watch out for contamination from other metals such as lead and nickel. Make sure you don't automatically go for the cheapest set or brand as they may not stand the test of time and you may need topping up soon... especially if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
The best non-toxic stainless steel cookware is made from high quality 18/10 stainless steel with an aluminum core for good heat conduction. You don't have to worry about aluminum leaching from the core as it is fully encased in high quality stainless steel.
everything coatedIt has some wonderful stainless steel pans that allow for even heat and easy cleanup.
the always panorama
We need to talk about the nonstick pan that's been making waves of late: Our Place's "The Always Pan." This non-toxic, non-stick pan is made without PFOA, PTFE, or GenX chemicals. How is it really non-stick? The Always Pan uses a silica sol-gel nonstick coating that's touted in the cookware industry as a "ceramic nonstick."
It's considered the safest non-stick option on the market, having been tested to both ceramic coating standards (no heavy metals can pass through the coating) and polymer coating (which means absolutely nothing can pass through the coating).
It is approved by FDA and EU food safety standards. But that's why I think everyone loves this healthy skillet: it's an 8-in-1 skillet!
Steamer and colander, frying pan, casserole dish, saucer, frying pan, frying pan, non-stick frying pan and spoon rest. It comes with a custom made spatula and steamer basket - so it's like a whole kitchen set in one.
So if you've heard a lot of talk about this pan, there's a reason.
Non-toxic food storage
Before we're done, I need to touch myselfEssence stock...because what's the point of getting all those non-toxic pans just to keep your leftovers in something toxic?
Tupperware and plastic bags are a total no-no when it comes to food storage. Plastics contain phthalates (hormone-disrupting substances), BPA, BPS, and other dangerous chemicals that can leach into food when heated or scratched.
Always opt for glass storage. If your glass containers have plastic lids, do not fill the jar to the brim and do not place a piece of parchment paper orwrap beeplace on the food BEFORE putting the lid on. Bee's Wrap is an all natural and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap and we love it in our home. Stop by to learn more about Bee's WrapThis article
And there you have it: your guide to the best non-toxic cookware and healthy cookware. Do you own one of these safe kitchen products and absolutely love them? Or do you have another non-toxic pot that I haven't mentioned? Let me know in the comments below.