Widely used in coating pots and pans around the world, non-stick cookware is the most versatile and most common cookware in any kitchen. Easy to clean, wash and dry, totally non-reactive, make amazing dishes without a drop of oil, scratch resistant and even heat distribution makes it the most food-friendly cookware. PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene layer is responsible for making your food glide in non-stick cookware. Like all non-stick cookware, your pan has a metal base of either aluminium or stainless steel, covered with multiple layers of PTFE.
Let’s us uncover the secrets of a good non-stick cookware
1.The number and thickness of the layers along with the quality of the material determine the quality of the non-stick coating. Encapsulated aluminium base is one of the best choices for great non-stick pans. Known for evenly distributing heat, when combined good non-stick, it will surpass your expectation.
2.The best non-stick coating must be of food grade quality and 100% PFOA free, lead-free and cadmium free. While choosing your cookware, this must in your checklist. Such coatings are formulated and quality tested to resist peeling or chipping.
3. Some companies have pioneered the art of creating non-stick cookware. These names include Whitford (USA) and Chemours (USA). These names have been dedicated to the development of non-stick coating systems in terms of their performance, safety and sustainability.
4. It is the quality of the coatings that make the food completely non-reactive and safe for healthier cooking. Always check for validation from bodies like FDA, which are responsible for protecting the public health by assuring that food is safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labelled. It’s an additional measure to ensure us using the best quality non-stick cookware for preparing nourishing and sumptuous meals.
5. There are lots of myths around non-stick cookware. For instance, “Non-stick is not safe”, “Non-stick coat wears off easily”, “All non-stick coatings are same”, “There are too many do’s and don’ts with non-stick coating. It’s high maintenance.” And lastly “Non-stick is expensive”. Please ignore hearsay and invest in believing facts instead. A good-quality non-stick can be used for years. Easy maintenance makes it, “The Hot Tamale” of your kitchen.
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