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Eco-Friendly Cookware

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Food & Recipes, For Your Home | 0 comments

Eco-Friendly Cookware

When I mentioned to Nicole that I needed some new cookware, my only concern was getting the right size pans and making sure the non-stick surface wasn’t adding undesirable chemicals to my food or environment. I hadn’t shopped for cookware in years and wasn’t aware that there are eco-friendly options available. Luckily, Nicole was looking out for me!

In mid-December, some Cuisinart GreenGourmet pans showed up at my door … an early Christmas present.

What makes Cuisinart’s cookware “green”?

Let’s start with the nonstick surface. Cuisinart says that the cooking surface is ceramic-based instead of petroleum-based, which helps conserve existing oil supplies. The company also says the coating is applied at a temperature one half that of conventional nonsticks, which presumably conserves resources again. Of course, the nonstick coating is also free of PTFE and PFOA.

The exterior of the pan provides high heat conductivity, so it requires less energy to heat. The handle is made from 70% recycled stainless steel and, as an added bonus, it stays cool while you cook.

The packaging is made from 100% recycled materials and printed with soy ink.

So far, I’ve had a great experience with the pans. I’ve been using them for about a month and found that they heat evenly and, with the non-stick surface, cleanup is a breeze. Plus, the stainless steel and black look great.

Kim brings a hint of homesteading to the blog while focusing on changes that work with today’s busy schedules. She often shares recipes for making your own beauty and cleaning products and even canned goods. You can follow Kim on Twitter at @kim_ann.

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