The dangers associated with nonstick cookware are enough to never want to use them again.
But with some foods, using a regular pan requires scrubbing and soaking to clean. GreenPan skillets are a great solution.
Why It's Effective
GreenPan skillets are just as effective as the traditional nonstick pans made with teflon, and are very easy to clean. Even egg whites come right off with soapy warm water.
A lot less oil or butter is needed to release food, making it an exceptional choice for those wanting to eat lighter.
Comes in 8 inch (omelet size), 10 inch, and 12 inch sizes.
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Why It's Safe
Traditionally, non-stick cookware was made with teflon which contain poly- and perfluoroalkyl substancesn(PFAS) such as Perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA and Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE. PFAS are linked to adverse health effects such as immune system toxicity and several types of cancer. Animal studies indicate PFAs causes liver toxicity, disruption of immune and endocrine systems, neurobehavioral effects, neonatal toxicity and death, and tumors in multiple organ systems.
In the US, PFOA was phased out by 2015, by PTFE can still be found in some nonstick cookware. Additionally, PFOA is bioaccumulative and environmentally persistent.
Other potentially harmful pans are those that are ceramic-coated and contain heavy metals underneath. Over time the ceramic layer breaks down and allows heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and even aluminum to get into your food. Lead is highly toxic and aluminum particles are linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer's.
GreenPan uses a ceramic coating called Thermolon that is scratch resistant and strong, and contains no lead or cadmium underneath. GreenPan does use aluminum, but it is coated or anodized so it is not exposed.
Calphalon - while newest versions no longer contain PFOA, some still contain PTFE.
How to Buy
Price at the time of publishing is $79.95 for the 8- and 10-inch set. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Allow GreenPan to heat before adding food. Use a soft bristle brush to clean and Better Life Dish Soap
Throw away any old pans that are chipped since the materials beneath the surface could be toxic.
Discontinue use of any aluminum cookware, which was once popular for its strength and high heat conductivity but has been found to be unsafe.