So I needed to buy a couple of new saucepans the other day and I decided to try out a couple from The Original GreenPan company. I’m not disappointed. The GreenPan’s are non-stick, but are coated in safe ceramic and not Teflon.
WHY TEFLON IS BAD FOR YOU – we all grew up with Teflon and it’s non-stick nature was a revelation at the time. While it was nice to be able to slide your eggs straight out of the pan, it turns out Teflon is a bit shit for you. Teflon is a man-made product called PTFE (polytetraflouroethylene). Another product PFOA (perflourooctanoic acid) which is used to make PTFE is considered a carcinogen. When heated, PFOA can release toxic fumes and/or leach into the food you cook. There is ongoing studies to see how exposure to PFOA may be affecting thyroid function, fertility and some cancers. Sooooo yeah, think I’ll be giving Teflon A bit of a swerve.
GreenPan don’t use PTFE or PFOA, the ceramic coating is produced under the name of Thermolon, which is made from silicon dioxide, the same compound that makes up sand and glass.
So if you’re in the market for new pans, take a look at these guys. I picked up mine from Lakeland’s on discount in the sales.