What is Non-Stick?
It's a question that often comes up. Non-stick cookware include pots and pans that implement a special coating that prevents sticking. The non-stick coating itself contains polymers known as PTFE and PFOA (PTFE goes by another name you may be familiar with, Teflon). The coating lives up to its name by creating a slick surface that will prevent food from sticking to the pan. A slicker surface will naturally reduce the likelihood of food burning while cooking. Over the years, the polymers in non-stick coating have been the subject of controversy for safety concerns. This mostly stems from a non-stick coating beginning to show signs of wear from being exposed to very high temperatures. This results in the breaking down of the polymers in the coating and increasing the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals.
It has to be noted that many modern non-stick coatings are free from PTFE and PFOA. An excellent example would be Zyliss Ultimate Non-Stick Pans. This selection of non-stick pans implements Swiss technology that allows for a chemical free and slick resistant coating. Zyliss Non-Stick Pans also include a textured surface and three non-stick layers. This allows for even more confidence when cooking as the coating will remain intact even at very high temperatures. You might be wondering what's beneath the non-stick coating. The answer will be different depending on the brand. Zyliss Non-Stick Pots and Pans are created with a strong aluminum that allows for even heat distribution on any kind of stove.
Something you should always check is whether or not non-stick cookware is dishwasher safe. A large selection of traditional non-stick pans can easily become damaged in the dishwasher, forcing owners to wash them by hand. It's something you won't have to worry about with Zyliss Ultimate Non-Stick Pans as they're all dishwasher safe. This range can also be used with metal utensils. Other brands that use a non-stick coating may not offer this, resulting in the need of a silicon spatula.
What is Ceramic?
Ceramic pots and pans present another excellent cookware choice. Still a relatively new innovation, this style of cookware is usually constructed from a base of metal. This metal features a coating of glazed, furnace-baked clay. Similar to non-stick pans, this clay layer allows ceramic pans to become stick-resistant. This will allow you to cook without the worry of burning ingredients on the pan's surface.
Ceramic pans don't feature any chemicals in their clay coating. It's something that tends to make people feel safer when using ceramic pans. Again, not all pans are created equally. Zyliss Superior Ceramic Pans feature a toxin-free XERA-DUR2 coating. This will increase the longevity of your pan, making it last three times longer than traditional non-stick pans.
Benefits of non-stick cookware
The primary benefit of using non-stick cookware is its ease of use. Non-stick pans will heat up faster and are easier to clean after use. They've also been designed to prevent food from sticking. This removes the need to worry about scrapping away at burnt ingredients stuck to your pan. Simply wipe the surface with a cloth or paper towel to remove any residue and you'll be good to go.
Non-stick cookware also opens a number of healthier cooking options via a non reliance of butter and oil. A solid non-stick coating will allow you to cook food without the need for excess butter or oil. Whether you're making a light stir-fry or cooking an egg, your non-stick pans can offer a healthier path to homemade dishes. The availability of Zyliss Non-Stick Grill Pans, Saute Pans and Fry Pans ensures that you'll always have a direct path to healthier and delicious cooking!
Benefits of ceramic cookware
Ceramic cookware is considered one of the safest types. It's a deserved title as ceramic pots and pans offer a slick surface without the use of chemicals. Similar to non-stick cookware, ceramic pans are also a great choice for healthy cooking as you'll be using less butter and oil. Versatile by design, ceramic pans allow for an easy transfer from the stove to the oven. This makes them ideal for keeping dishes hot before guests arrive.
Aesthetically speaking, ceramic cookware offers a bit more versatility as they're available in multiple colors and styles. It's something that will allow you to match the decor of your kitchen. They're also easy to clean. You won't have to soak them for hours, simply wipe the surface down and you're set. Zyliss Superior Ceramic Cookware make things even easier as they're all dishwasher safe.
The best cookware for your kitchen
Regardless of whether you're looking for a frying pan or saucepan to add to your cookware collection, non-stick and ceramic present excellent options. Is there one that stands out more than the other? It's entirely dependent on your cooking preferences. Want something aesthetically charming with lasting power, leans towards a ceramic pan. Maybe you're more interested in a diverse range of cookware that implements Swiss coating. Both options are viable and offer an excellent cooking experience