According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) guidelines, stainless steel is safe as long as it is in the AISI 200 – 400 series steel grades and has a minimum chromium content of 16%. However, depending on the quality and maintenance, the metal from the cookware could potentially leach into your food and constitutes a health risk.
Ceramic-coated cookware is popping up everywhere as they are touted as easy to clean and nonstick. Many people enjoy cooking with ceramic-coated cookware because they heat up quickly, don’t scratch easily, and are relatively lightweight. But is it safe? And does the coating on these pots and pans make them toxic? Ceramic-based coated cookware is … Read more
Cast iron pans are a favorite of many chefs and home cooks because they’re durable, versatile, nonstick, and relatively inexpensive. They can go from stovetop to oven with ease and are fantastic for searing meat. But as always, safety is paramount when it comes to your family’s health. Some concerns about cast iron pans stem … Read more
Are you still using aluminum pans in your kitchen? It’s time to find out about the safety of these pans. Aluminum can be found in pots, pans, foil, and even some drinking water. There are many concerns about cooking with aluminum, including how acidic foods react with the metal. Some say there is no risk, … Read more
Are you worried about the safety of your cookware? A recent study found that cooking with Teflon may cause a slew of health issues. According to a study released, there have been “hundreds” of complaints about fumes from overheated Teflon frying pans and pots. The fumes can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and … Read more