If you find yourself cooking every now and then or have ever wandered through a cookware store, chances are you have heard of the popular ceramic cookware. Everyone seems to be talking about this special type of cookware, but what in the world is all the hype about? Long story short, ceramic cookware is well worth the hype, but if you’re here to know more than just the short story, you’re in luck.
Today, we’re going to tell you all about four of the biggest advantages of cooking with ceramic cookware. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to say “goodbye” to stainless steel pots and Teflon pans and say “hello” to the wonderful world of ceramic cookware. To learn everything there is to know about the legendary ceramic cookware, keep on reading.
First and foremost, let’s talk about one advantage of ceramic cookware that’s sure to woo anyone who has ever struggled with cleaning a stainless steel pan after cooking (those things can be really difficult to wash!); ceramic pots and pans boast a non-stick surface, which means easy cooking and even easier cleaning. With ceramic cookware, you don’t have to soak your pans in water for hours before scrubbing them until your hands are raw. Rather, the non-stick surface means that cleaning is super easy, with a spotless surface that’s only a couple of light scrubs of a sponge away. With their non-stick surface, ceramic pots and pans make cooking a less stressful experience, too, as you don’t need to worry about the food sticking to the pan and not coming out the way you expect. We think this reason alone is enough to make the switch to ceramic cookware, but believe it or not, there are many more reasons that we’ll dive into.
No Toxic Chemicals
You might be thinking to yourself, “Non-stick pans are easy enough to find! I can just pick up a cheap Teflon pan, and that’ll do the trick.” Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While traditional non-stick pans are easier to cook with and clean than stainless steel and cast iron, Teflon non-stick pans contain a high concentration of chemicals called PTFE and trust us when we say that you don’t want to expose your foods to these chemicals. PTFE has been associated with cancer and other negative health outcomes, so to avoid consuming food that has been cooked using PTFE, avoid Teflon cookware altogether. You won’t be exposing your body to any harmful chemicals when you start cooking with ceramic pans.
While the benefits of ceramic cookware are plentiful and obvious, they’re especially apparent when we compare ceramic cookware to Teflon; this next advantage is no different. Ceramic cookware is safe to put in the oven (but make sure to check your ceramic set’s packaging to see the exact temperature it can withstand). Teflon pans, on the other hand, are known for melting when exposed to the high temperatures of ovens, and this could release even more toxic PTFE. The next time you come across a recipe that requires you to put your pan into the oven, you can throw your ceramic pan in without a second thought. The versatility of ceramic cookware is beyond impressive.
Let’s all be honest—the tacky look of average pots and pans is getting old. They used to fit in with the look of the traditional kitchen, but now they’re outdated more than anything. Thankfully, ceramic cookware is like a breath of fresh air for kitchen aesthetics. These special pots and pans come in a wide variety of different colors, and their look can transform any kitchen into one worthy of a magazine cover. The sleek look of ceramic cookware is far better than that of any other type of cookware. A quick and easy way to make your kitchen look new without the cost of actually renovating it is to buy a new set of ceramic pots and pans and hang them up for both use and decoration in the kitchen; your kitchen will look like a completely transformed space.
We hope we’ve helped you better understand all the benefits of cooking with ceramic pots and pans. Once you use them, you’ll never want to go back!