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Ceramic vs. Traditional Non-Stick Cookware

The differences between the ceramic cookware and the traditional cookware materials can be far and between. The differences can be found once you start using them yourself as you will be able to pick up on the differences in quality once you switch from traditional to ceramic cookware sets.

Health

As I have mentioned earlier, ceramic cookware are far better into preserving your health when it comes to cooking compared to the traditional cookware sets. Other than being kitchen friendly, best ceramic pans help you in cooking better food without making toxic fumes. Since ceramic cookware sets are not made with any sort of metal, even the acidic ingredients such as tomatoes do not react when cooked in them. Moreover, since there is no coating over ceramic cookware pans no flakes or chips will get mixed with your food.

Looks

The ceramic cookware sets are far better looking than any other sort of traditional cookware sets and I can vouch for it personally. The best ceramic pans are available in a variety of colors and patterns and can be purchased in designs and styles which will go with the aesthetics of your kitchen. I know that many people even buy ceramic pans and pots as a way to decorate their kitchen instead of actually cooking with them since they are so versatile in their design and look fabulous just sitting atop a shelf at your kitchen. Can you say that for your traditional pots and pans? You can’t really put up your non – stick frying pans and pots in the showcase since they are generally boring looking with no distinctive feature. In terms of looks, the ceramic pans and pots win.

Weight

The best ceramic pans unfortunately are heavy as they come with a number of layers of coating to make them durable in high temperatures. If you hate heavy lifting then traditional pots are better for you. Be very wary though, do you really want to eat and breathe into Cadmium and all those super harmful metal and fumes? I think a little bit of weight is worth it for all the benefits that the best ceramic frying pans provide us with.

Thankfully, there are ceramic pans available in moderate weights as well, if being heavy is such a big problem for you. But don’t go for the lightweight ones as those pans are not as durable as the heavier ones. Moreover, the lightweight ones are light because they do not have as many layers of coating on them so it is also easier to remove the protective coating while cleaning or cooking.

Non – Sticky

One of the best features of the best ceramic pans is that they are non – sticky without being loaded with harmful heavy metal and chemicals. You can cook your food without adding any butter or oil in the best ceramic frying pans. Some ingredients such as beef or pork already contain oils which will secrete when you cook over your ceramic pan which will help lubricate the skillet. The non – sticky feature of the ceramic cookware sets will help you in getting rid of using cooking oil completely or at least limit the use of it. This way you can easily lose your weight and overall improve your appearance.

Versatility

The best ceramic pans are very versatile as you can cook practically anything on them since they can used on any sort of cooking methods such as on the stove top or gas top, in the oven, under the broiler, steamer, grill, microwave or in a toaster oven. If you have one of the best ceramic frying pans, then you can be assure that your ceramic pan can endure extreme levels of temperature.

Easy Cleanup

Cleaning up your ceramic cooking pans is easy as the ceramic cookware coatings are made with the ingredient silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide is both hydrophobic and oleophobic so they repel oil and water from the ceramic cookware pans.

But to make your ceramic cookware pans last you have to careful about washing them. If a small amount of food gets stuck or the oil, butter you used in cooking does not come off completely after washing you can’t scrub the dishes as that will take off the non – stick coating from the ceramic pan. You need to avoid using scrub pads while washing dishes and use a non – abrasive sponge along with a gentle cleaner or dish washing powder.

You should not use metal utensils either while cooking on the ceramic cookware pans as that can ruin the coating. Use a soft – silicone made or wooden spoons instead to decrease the risk of scraping your ceramic pan.

As for traditional pans, while cooking on them is easy as they are non – sticky, the washing off can be tough if food gets burned on them. Moreover, the coating almost always comes off while trying to get rid of the stuck residue from such traditional pots and pans.