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Frying Pans and Cookware: The Best Ceramic Cookware Reviews

If you plan to purchase a nonstick cookware, you need to first decide what type of nonstick coating you prefer. Nonstick cookwares have two categories namely ceramic and PTFE or teflon. PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene is a high-molecular-weight and solid compound consisting of fluorine and carbon. 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 many arguments about the best nonstick coating in the market today, 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 surface coating of your cookware. It will cause both PTFE and ceramic to wear immediately. So that is why it is highly recommended not to use oil when cooking using a nonstick pan, 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 arguments about PTFE, which is presumably more durable than ceramic, and some people are concerned about its safety, because PTFE coatings arguably release toxic gases when overheated. However this is not always the case as long as you follow manufacturer’s instructions recommended baking and cooking temperature when using 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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