Nov 20, 2018
by Angela Cummings
There’s a lot of confusion about nontoxic ceramic cookware. It’s common to wonder, “is all ceramic cookware nontoxic?”
Ceramic cookware is traditionally made of clay that is fired (in a kiln) and glazed. Ceramic is one of the most widely accepted nontoxic materials and considered among the healthiest.
However, not all cookware that is advertised as ceramic is nontoxic. Here’s where it can be confusing.
There are different types of ceramic cookware.
100% ceramic cookware has many benefits:
There are a few disadvantages of ceramic cookware, though. Here are some:
Cookware made of 100% ceramic and lead-free glaze is widely accepted as one of the healthiest options for nontoxic cookware.
Xtrema is one example of a manufacturer that makes 100% ceramic cookware that is lead-free. According to the company, its cookware is "safely free of toxic elements" and does not leach chemicals into food.
Ceramic is a nontoxic cookware that is among the safest options, but it comes with a small adjustment in cooking methods.
Cooking eggs and ground chicken is pretty standard since they’re usually cooked on low to medium heat and fill the pan surface completely.
Since ceramic pans hold heat, you can turn off the heat a few minutes earlier than usual and food will continue to cook.
Here are a few other cooking tips:
Cookware made of 100% ceramic and lead-free glaze is widely accepted as one of the healthiest options for nontoxic cookware. The slight adjustment to cooking methods is a worthwhile change to make in exchange for nontoxic cookware.
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