I often get asked about what type of cookware I recommend.
I have concerns about most of the non-stick cookware on the market because they are manufactured
with PFOA's (perflurooctanoic acid) and PTFE's (polytetrafluoroethylene) and I definitely don't recommend them.
Aluminum pans scare me because of the concerns about the link
between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease.
that leave us to cook with? Well, there's glass - but glass isn't the best heat conductor. I usually recommend
stainless steel, and still do, but it has it's limitations.
years I have used stainless steel for 95% of my cooking. I occasionally will use a non-stick pan for pancakes, only
because any time I use a stainless pan, my pancakes would invariably get completely stuck to the bottom of the pan - even
if I coated the pan with oil - and I'd wind up with a huge glob of pancake mess on my plate and a pan that required a
long soak before cleaning.
Then recently, I heard about some
non-stick cookware that doesn't contain PFOA's or PTFE's. It's made by Beka, a German company. It's
coated with ceramic. I checked it out, read some reviews and after a few months of indecision, decided to order one
and try it out.
I ordered through Amazon.com and decided
to try a smaller pan to start. So I ordered the 9 1/2" pan. It arrived last week and, so far, I'm in love with
I haven't cooked with anything else since it arrived.
The first time I used it I sauteed some onions and Swiss Chard in olive oil. It turned out great. I've also
been using it for re-heating leftovers.
But the real test was
pancakes. Not only did my pancakes turn out wonderful, I didn't add a drop of oil to the pan before I started, and
there was no sticking to the pan. Awesome. So not only can I enjoy intact pancakes, I am using less oil in my
cooking, too. And cutting back on oils saves calories.
might want to order one for yourself. Check out the link. They are reasonably priced. I'm planning on ordering some other sizes in the future.