PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is known by its brand name Teflon. A man named Roy Plunkett discovered this item in 1938.
But after 12 years a man named Marc Gregoire started to use it on cookware and surprisingly this Teflon coated cookware got popularity very fast among the people.
But it is a matter of great sorrow that, Teflon coated cookware has created a negative effect on human body.
Studies have shown that, If PTFE gets high temperature, it emits toxic chemicals and fumes into the environment.
As a result people get sick and sometimes it causes cancer. Not only human but also the birds are a victim to it. Do you know, the birds can die, even a small amount of the gas is consumed.
Well it can be the safe, if you cook on low temperature. But we recommend not to use such health hazardous product, because you will find more better option than Teflon Cookware.
For the drawbacks of Teflon coated cookware, the manufacturers have now produced another type of cooking vessel. This is called pure ceramic cookware which is totally free from PTFE and PFOA.
A process named Sol-Gel is used to apply the ceramic coatings on the metal pans.It converts the inorganic liquid into a Gel and then it is applied to any metallic surface.
It can cook well in a low temperature because it heats up so fast. Researchers have not found any release of toxic elements while cooking on ceramic.
Consequently, it is not harmful for food and the environment. These types of pans are heat resistant and more scratch resistant.
Avoid cooking on high temperature, as it can turn the coating to sticky and break down the materials.
Now let’s talk about the life span of these pans. Actually you can enjoy it’s performance for a long period of time, if you use it properly.
Let us give you some tips to follow
1. Always use silicon or wooden spatulas instead of using steel spoons. Because metal tools can scrape the coating and reduce it’s working ability.
2. Even though the manufacturer claims it is a dishwasher safe pot. Nevertheless we recommend to wash it by hand.
3. Use a little bit of Extra Virgin Oil before placing any food on it.
4. Never use directly frozen food on the ceramic coated cookware. Just thaw it properly and then place.
5. Beware of immersing the hot pans into cold water. As it can cause thermal damage to the non-stick coating.
In fine, we suggest you to follow the above steps properly. As a result you can definitely improve it’s longevity.