Listen, I hate to break it to you, but most of the cookware on the market is full of chemicals. Chemicals that leech out of the pan into our food as we use it. Then we end up eating chemical-laden food. Because of this, we should aim to use only the best possible non toxic cookware in our kitchen.
Two chemicals to be wary of are polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), used in non-stick coatings on plenty of pans available for purchase. PFOA, mainly, is used to make Teflon pans.
Although the effects of long-term exposure to these chemicals are largely unknown, there have been studies that show these chemicals can be cancer-causing. So, without further ado, here are 2021’s top 10 best non-toxic cookware options.
2021’s Top 10 Best Non Toxic Cookware
The bad boy is perfectly named, perfectly designed, and perfectly beautiful. It is a 10-inch skillet with a 2.7-inch depth. The 2.6-quart capacity makes it the perfect size for your everyday cooking needs. Of course, it is PTFE and PFOA free. We got the Always Pan and absolutely love it. Not only is it healthy for you, but it is also super easy to clean.
Plus, making this pan even better, it comes with a modular lid, a nesting spatula with a natural mineral oil finish, and a nesting steamer basket for all your steaming needs. It even has a non-toxic, non-stick ceramic coating. It’s the perfect pan to cook up all my favorites from Omaha Steaks in.
Furthermore, this pan is available for purchase in four beautiful colors:
- Spice (a sienna-y burnt orange)
- Steam (a beige-y gray)
- Char (a classic black)
- Sage (a soft sage green)
2. Lodge 8-Inch Cast Iron Dual Handle Pan– My #1 Choice Non-toxic Cookware
Cast iron is safe for cooking. Plus, Lodge cast iron pans come pre-seasoned, making them more convenient when cooking than other cast iron pans. This dual-handle pan is easy to lift and doubles as a lovely serving piece.
Plus, with all Lodge cast iron, you can expect even, consistent cooking. They are known for their superior heat distribution and retention. And, not only are these safe pans to cook with, Lodge is an eco-responsible company.
I make my Keto Nachos in a cast-iron skillet and they are unbeatable! Be sure to try them out if you go with this pan.
A non-toxic cookware alternative to traditional cast iron is enamel-covered cast iron. The benefit being that enamel-covered cast iron doesn’t need to be seasoned. Plus, the enamel-covering doesn’t react with any food, meaning it is entirely non-toxic. That’s precisely the case for Le Creuset’s Dutch ovens.
Still, this one is better than their other Dutch ovens because of the 7.25-inch depth that adds 20% more capacity, without taking up more stovetop space. The interior enamel has a glass-like finish that creates a non-toxic, stick-preventing, stain-resistant surface.
Speaking of Le Creuset and non-stick, this saucepan is the bee’s knees. This Le Creuset saucepan has a toughened non-stick PFOA-free triple-layered reinforced coating that will never peel or stick during use.
This saucepan, and other pans in this line, are so durable that you can use METAL utensils in them. Insane, right? Plus, the hot-forging process prevents warping and facilitates consistent heat distribution. So many benefits, so little chemicals!
5. Pioneer Woman Cast Iron Skillet– Best Budget Buy Non-toxic Cookware
This is a very affordable cast iron skill that offers a PFOA-free, non-toxic cooking surface. It’s a 12-inch skillet and is compatible with most cooking surfaces, including glass and ceramic, making it ideal for everyday use. Plus, it’s supremely convenient in that it comes pre-seasoned, has stay-cool handles and features pour spouts on both sides.
This is a 2-quart ceramic stockpot with a high-gloss, scratch-proof finish. Plus, it is made with natural materials that don’t leach lead, cadmium, or other toxic metals. Additionally, it’s PTFE and PFOA free, as well. Furthermore, this is true of all Xtrema cookware, so you can feel better about the food you serve your family!
This is an everyday kind of pot, so if you’re just looking for something that will get you through quick & easy meals, this is the one!
7. Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Covered Wok – 12-inch– Best Non-toxic Cookware Wok
This brand of pans offers Thermolon Minerals Pro healthy ceramic non-stick coatings on their cookware. The coatings PFAS-free, PFOA-free, lead-free, and cadmium-free. This wok has that coating over a multilayer stainless-steel body with Evershine, which keeps it looking new for longer because it resists discoloration. In addition to being a non-toxic cooking option, it also has a riveted, ergonomic, stainless steel handle that allows for an easy, secure grip!
This pan features a five-layer clad-aluminum construction with a stainless-steel exterior. HAPIQ has a commercial-grade Stratanium+ non-stick coating that is completely PFOA and PFOS free. It is compatible with all cooking surfaces and is oven-safe for high heat up to 500 degrees.
Plus, the stainless steel and aluminum body distributes heat quickly and offers superior heat retention. They made an upgrade to the handle so that it will stay cooler than previous handles. Additionally, it has a gentle curve for an ergonomic grip.
This is an 11-inch griddle that is made from a pure heavy gauge aluminum. It is manufactured with PFOA. Instead of toxic Teflon, this pan uses a non-toxic, water-based non-stick coating called Hydrolon. In addition to being a healthier cooking option because it won’t leach chemicals into your food, this pan will still effortlessly release your food even if you use less butter and oil as you cook.
The pan features a soft silicone handle that is comfortable to hold, stays cool, and has grooved heat bands on the bottom that allows for better heat conductivity.
This pan, and the pan above, are from a company called Ecolution that offer line after line of non-toxic non-stick cookware. This roasting pan is durable and safe for you and the environment. They construct it with heavy gauge aluminum which allows for even heat distribution. They coat it with a non-toxic, water-based, non-stick coating called Hydrolon.
Even though this is such a large pan, it still coves with a glass lid perfect for monitoring food while trapping heat and moisture while cooking delicious meals. They manufacture this roasting pan without PFOA for healthy cooking for foods like turkey, ham, chicken, pork, beef, vegetables, etc.
When it comes to your health, you shouldn’t mess around. While a lot of cookware available today is made with toxic chemicals, more and more brands offer non-toxic lines of cookware. The best part of this cookware is that it’s safe to use without compromising on quality or the non-stick feature of their harmful counterparts.
The top 10 best non-toxic cookware featured above covered a variety of styles of pots and pans made from several different materials, so you’ll definitely be able to find a trustworthy, safe product that suits your cooking needs.
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