Even after looking, reading and researching over this past year, I’m still not sure what’s the safest way to cook. In our kitchen, we’ve got some well worn non-stick pans, aluminum and even a piece of copper but I’m not a huge fan of any of them. And if you’ve read previous posts, you’ll remember I’m culinarily challenged so I’m always looking for simple and easy as well.
Most recently, simple and easy has been my non-stick pans but with conflicting reports about the safety & environmental concerns about perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)—also known as C-8—a chemical used to bond the nonstick coating to the pan, I’m looking to other alternatives. Eartheasy is a fabulous site and it has a spectacular blog about Healthy Cookware as well as my favorite site About.com. Both sites weigh out the pros and cons of every imaginable way to cook.
In my latest dream kitchen scenario, I would inherit a few pieces of well cared for cast iron pans, be gifted a few pieces of enameled cast iron, such as Le Creuset, and become a master steamer with a sustainable and healthy bamboo steamer. However, I’m still tempted to try out these “new” (and easy) non-stick options called Orgreenic Kitchenware and GreenPan … I just can’t help it.