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Part 1 of 3: How to Choose the Right Cookware | Non-Stick Options

Welcome to the first installment of our three-part series on how to choose the right cookware for your eco-friendly kitchen! In this post, we'll be talking about non-stick options, and how to choose the best ones for you and the environment.

Before we get started, we want to remind you of the importance of eco-friendly cookware. Not only can it help you reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also help you cook healthier meals and reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals.

Now, let's talk non-stick. Non-stick cookware is great for cooking without added oils or fats, and it's perfect for cooking delicate foods like eggs and fish. However, traditional non-stick coatings are made with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) like Teflon, which can release harmful fumes when overheated and are difficult to dispose of.

But don't worry, there are plenty of eco-friendly non-stick options out there! Look for ceramic or silicone coatings, which are free of PFCs and other harmful chemicals.

One great option is the Duo Cover®, which is made with silicone and can be used as a non-stick splatter guard or to create a steam vent in the microwave. Plus, it's dishwasher safe and collapsible for easy storage.

Another eco-friendly option is cast iron cookware, which can be seasoned to create a natural non-stick surface. It's durable and long-lasting, but it can be heavy and require special care.

When shopping for non-stick cookware, look for products that are BPA-free and dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. And remember, a little bit of oil can go a long way in creating a non-stick surface, so don't be afraid to use it!

Stay tuned for our next post on material choices, and be sure to check out our ZipBag® for eco-friendly storage solutions, our Swedish Dishcloth for all-natural cleaning, and our UniLid® for an eco-friendly replacement for plastic wrap. Happy cooking!

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