Frying Pans and Cookware: The Best Ceramic Cookware Reviews
When buying a nonstick cookware, the first decision should be choosing the type of nonstick coating you want. Nonstick cookwares have two categories namely ceramic and PTFE or teflon. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is made up of carbon and fluorine with a solid and high-molecular-weight structure. PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for frying pans and other cookware, which is non-reactive because of its strong carbon-fluorine bonds. Ceramic, although is a newer material compared to PTFE, it is considered as the most environmentally friendly and safest material used. Ceramic coatings have different colors and styles you can choose from.
There are many arguments about the best nonstick coating in the market today, with catchy names that advertisers use to promote the nonstick cookware product, so it is worth reviewing the differences before purchasing 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 coating of your nonstick 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 have advanced in quality in recent years by applying more layers of ceramic, making it thicker and harder.
PTFE is a famous and classic nonstick material which is arguably more durable than ceramic, but some are concerned about its health safety,as PTFE coatings can release toxic gases when overheated. However, we found out that with the proper usage, you can use PTFE safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended temperature when cooking and baking. 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. Enjoy cooking with your nonstick ceramic and PTFE cookware!