Non stick cookware has a synthetic coating on the cooking surface that keeps food from sticking to it. It really makes cooking sticky ingredients a lot easier. Omelets and pancakes become so easy and you don’t even need to master the technique of pre heating your cookware.
Non Stick Cookware Reviews 2016
Best Budget Non Stick Cookware Set – T-Fal C111SC Signature Set
For a first time buyer looking for value I would suggest getting the T-Fal C111SC Signature Set. T-Fal has become a household name these days, almost everyone knows about their non stick cookware. This is one of the cheaper T-Fal cookware sets.
Costing only around $70 this 12 piece set is a bargain. However, you should realize that you won’t be getting the usual 12 piece cookware that other brands offer.
This is because T-fal includes 3 nylon cooking tools (spatula, scoop and ladle) in the set. Other than the nylon tools, you’d be getting 2 saucepans, 2 fry pans and a dutch oven.
Best Non Stick Cookware Set – Anolon Advanced Bronze Collection Set
If you’re looking for the best nonstick cookware market has to offer, go for the Anolon Advanced Bronze Collection set. This bronze hard anodized cookware set is bound to catch your eye with its design.
This 11 piece cookware set comes with a thermolon nonstick interior, and break resistant glass lids. However, none of the pieces in this cookware set is dishwasher friendly so you’d have to handwash them.
Thanks to the aluminium base that promotes even heating and the nonstick lining, there is almost never any bits or pieces that are stuck to the surface of the cookware.
This means, even though you’d be hand washing your cookware there wouldn’t be any scraping or stubborn stains involved.
Best Value Non Stick Cookware Set – Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel Non Stick Set
If you don’t mind using light cookware, the Rachael Ray porcelain enamel cookware set should be on your list of cookware to check out. This 10 piece cookware set would perfect for anyone who’s on a budget.
The pieces of this cookware have a coated porcelain exterior and a non stick interior. This means you have to be a little careful while using these cookware because porcelain is rather fragile and prone to chipping.
Thankfully, all the pieces of this set are dishwasher friendly so if you’re someone who loves cooking but hates cleaning up after, take a look at this Rachael Ray set.
Best Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set – Circulon Symmetry 11-Pc Set
The hard anodized 11-piece cookware set by Circulon is another non stick cookware set that I would recommend.
The handles on this hard anodized cookware set are remarkable. Not only are they ergonomic but thanks to the silicon lining the handles remained slip-resistant even when my hands were oily.
Cooking was also rather simple when I used pieces from this set. Heat transmission is a plus point because all my dishes cooked evenly.
Moreover, the signature impact bonded stainless steel base also made it possible for me to use this set on almost every cooktop surface there is.
How Safe Is Non Stick Cookware?
The non stick layer can be made from various materials such as teflon and thermolon. It would be a lie to say all non stick cookware are safe no matter the circumstances. However, when used according to the manufacturer’s guidelines non stick cookware bring easy cooking to a whole new level.
Thermolon is a chemically unreactive layer that is 100% safe. The only downside to this layer is that with frequent usage, it slowly thins and breaks down. So if you see chipping or flaking in your non-stick cookware, it probably is time to replace them.
You should also avoid using metal utensils because that may scratch the nonstick coating. Finally, you should only wash your cookware by hand because they aren’t dishwasher friendly.
I would avoid using non stick cookware with teflon linings. How teflon differs from thermolon is the danger it hides. At extreme temperatures, teflon breaks down and releases an array of carcinogenic and toxic gases. This is because teflon contains PFOA and PTFE which are toxic chemicals that are used in creating its nonstick surface.
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