One of Kitchen Authority’s readers said that she wanted to know why I hadn’t reviewed a ceramic cookware set, yet. She pointed out that ceramics are often the best things to cook with because they are completely chemically neutral and can’t leave a trace in the food you cook.
In truth, it’s just because I haven’t got around to it yet, but Jenny if you’re reading this – this one’s for you now. I picked the GreenLife Ceramic Non-stick Cookware Set to test first and I am sure there will be many others to come in the future.
The Non-Toxic Choice
Fans of ceramics are all about it being the most environmentally sound and also the healthiest choice. Ceramics (which used to be “pottery” when I was young) are baked clay with a glaze on top. The glaze is completely non-toxic and acts as a barrier to ensure that food doesn’t contaminate the clay and vice-versa.
It’s tough enough that you can’t break through that glaze without destroying the cookware in the process; so you can rely on your food being contaminant-free when you cook in ceramics.
But How Does It Taste?
There is, of course, no real difference in taste. Even if your aluminum pans were leaving a deposit on your food, it would be so slight on an individual meal that you wouldn’t be able to taste it. So, the food from a ceramic pan is the same.
However, there is a difference in that ceramic pans are great in the dishwasher (much more so than metal pans) and they also seem to heat more evenly but at the price of taking a little longer to warm up in the first place. I liked the GreenLife Ceramic Non-stick Cookware Set and will be using them again in the future.
If you want to buy the GreenLife Ceramic Non-stick Cookware Set you can find it on Amazon for less than $50 and get a discount if you apply for the Amazon Prime Store Card and are accepted to it.