Ditch the Teflon!

Teflon is bad, bad, bad for you*. But how do you cook an egg? A pancake?

1. A well seasoned and maintained cast iron pan
2. One of the new PTFE- and PFOA-free ceramic pans

I don’t have a cast iron pan (it didn’t survive our many moves), so I rely on ceramic “green” pans. They don’t last forever, so I like to pick them up when they’re on sale. Also, save the ceramic pans for pancakes and eggs! I also follow the “hot pan, cold oil, food won’t stick” mantra when using stainless steel pans. I have 2 Calphalon stainless steel pans that I use for just about everything EXCEPT pancakes and eggs.

There are a few on sale on Amazon (links through the Amazon Smile for Thinking Moms’ Revolution),so I thought I’d give you a heads up in case you want to try it out.

http://www.amazon.com/12-Inch-Ozeri-Ceramic-Non-Stick-Coating/dp/B0085F6CH2/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1415318856&sr=8-9&keywords=green+pans

http://www.amazon.com/WearEver-C943SA64-Nonstick-PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium-Dishwasher/dp/B00BT15QK8/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1415319038&sr=1-3&keywords=ceramic+cookware

http://www.amazon.com/WearEver-Nonstick-PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium-Dishwasher-Cookware/dp/B009L16ZBM/ref=pd_sbs_k_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0D7XX23SMPZXWVJX538Q

http://www.amazon.com/GreenPan-CW0002858-Anodized-Thermolon-Non-Stick/dp/B00KXTDSMK/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1415328147&sr=1-2&keywords=green+pan

And never use metal utensils on your green pans. I like to use bamboo or silicone.

http://www.amazon.com/Totally-Bamboo-5-Piece-Utensil-Set/dp/B002RL9CTK/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1415328090&sr=1-1&keywords=bamboo+utensils

* Really, really bad for you

About Jill R.

Mom, mostly tired, to 3 boys, mostly wired. Pretty much obsessed with healing foods for healthy brains. And "Scandal."
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