Cooking with copper, cast iron and aluminum cookware is a great way to prepare healthy meals. Unfortunately, these types of pots and pans can cause health problems if not used properly. If you’re like most people, you probably learned this lesson the hard way and have developed a bad taste for copper cookware. Fortunately, there are other types of cookware that are just as good at heating and are less toxic to your body.
The best option available to you in terms of safe cooking is stainless steel. These cookware products are extremely durable and you won’t need to worry about toxic build up as much with them. Plus, they are much more affordable than other cooking choices, which makes it easy to upgrade your current set to include stainless steel in order to improve your overall cooking experience. The one downside to using stainless steel in cooking is that it’s very difficult to prevent food from sticking to the inside of the pot or pan.
Your best option for non stick cookware is likely to be ceramic cookware. Ceramic cookware is made from clay and they offer some of the best protection against sticking when it comes to food. Unfortunately, these types of pots and pans can also be very expensive. You can avoid spending a lot of money by investing in a good set of ceramic cookware that is dishwasher safe. This will allow you to simply load the dishwasher and allow the pot or pan to be completely cleansed without having to worry about toxic build up.
Non-stick cookware made from copper is another option. However, copper is a highly toxic metal. This means that the high levels of toxic chemicals contained within the metal leach into your food and can potentially become toxic to your system. Copper can even cause you to develop anemia as a result of your copper toxic build up. Fortunately, however, this does not happen as often with pans and pots made from copper as it does with those made from the stainless steel metal.
Another problem with copper is that it creates very bad toxic gases when it is heated. This can lead to a very dangerous “ash taste” in your food, which can ruin people’s appetites. If you really want to avoid toxic chemicals during the cooking process then you should probably avoid copper pots and pans altogether.
Unfortunately, the only other metal that you have some options with regards to safe cooking is tin. Unfortunately, the only advantage that tin has to non-toxic cookware is the fact that it is actually quite easy to clean. However, the disadvantages of using tin with any type of pans are numerous. First, when you use tin cookware it can develop lumps and bumps that will reduce the efficiency of your cooking.
The next thing that you will quickly notice after you have developed a problem with your pans is that they will need more attention. You can either purchase a new set of pans or you can simply take them to a specialist cookware dealer to have them replaced. Some of the factors that will determine the best course of action are the types of foods that you cook with your pans. There are certain foods that will react differently to certain metals, so you should look at your pans to see what their stability is before you replace them.
When you do decide to change out your pans, you will find that there are several different types of cookware that will do the job. Aluminum is one of the most popular choices because it conducts heat well and it maintains the heat for a longer period of time than most of the other cookware. Copper is another good choice, because it conducts heat equally well and it is a little bit cheaper than the other metals that are available. The last thing that you should do when you are dealing with pans is to use a metal scouring brush to remove any build up that might be present.