Many of us home cooks have come to use nonstick pans on a daily basis. They are so useful because you can cook or bake food without being left with a nasty messy clean-up afterwards. And with all of us trying to cook low fat, nonstick pans seem to be a necessity, since they require little or no oil for cooking.
However, in recent years, concerns about the safety of nonstick cookware (mostly of environmental perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)) and using products that are made with the environment in mind, have us wondering if there are any alternatives . A product line that I have been using for 4 months now may be the answer…
I started using a Scanpan Skillet as they seemed like a great nonstick option. was a bit skeptical about some of the claims, so I decided I would put the pan to the test. Yes, I have been able to sear proteins with no oil, use it in a 500 degree oven, use metal utensils (although I am careful anyway) and cleaning is a breeze. I also love that it is made from 100% recycled cast aluminum.
As with most pieces of quality cookware, it is not inexpensive but you can enter to win one and give them a try for yourself.
Do you use Nonstick Cookware?