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Frying Pans and Cookware 101: Choosing the Best Ceramic Cookware

One of the first things you need to do is deciding the type of nonstick coating when you are shopping for a nonstick cookware. Nonstick cookwares have two categories namely ceramic and PTFE or teflon. Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE is a solid and high-molecular-weight compound made of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is widely used in manufacturing nonstick cookware due to its strength owed to its carbon-fluorine bonds, which makes it non-reactive. Ceramic, although is a newer material compared to PTFE, it is considered as the most environmentally friendly and safest material used. Ceramic coatings have many colors and styles you can choose from.

There are arguments about the best nonstick coating in the market today, and advertisers use catchy names to promote the nonstick cookware product, so it is worth reviewing the differences before buying one. Some argue that ceramic nonstick frying pans have shorter life span compared to PTFE or Teflon, but the truth is whatever material you choose, it is advisable not to cook with oil or cooking spray which may decrease the life span of both materials. If you can’t help cooking without oil, it is critical to completely clean the nonstick frying pan so that oil layers will not build up which diminishes the nonstick properties of your cookware. Avoid vigorously scrubbing your ceramic pan because this leads to the chipping and removal of the nonstick surface coating of your cookware. It will cause both PTFE and ceramic to age prematurely. So it is really recommended not to use oil when cooking, because some food already have small amounts of oil, and keeping oil away lessens the fats and cholesterol you intake for a healthy body. Ceramic cookware increased in quality in recent years by applying more layers of ceramic, making it stronger and thicker.

There are also arguments behind PTFE, which is presumably more durable than ceramic, but some people are concerned about its health safety, because PTFE coatings can release toxic gases when overheated. This is not always the case because as long as you use PTFE following the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended temperature when cooking and baking, then it is safe to use it. If you use a stove pot, always cook on low and medium heat, do not preheat an empty pan and never leave a pan unattended. Both PTFE and ceramic are affordable options, and more expensive ones have thicker coatings that significantly improve the lifespan of the cookware. Feel free to check our website for detailed reviews of PTFE and ceramic cookware reviews. Happy cooking!

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