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How to preserve your health with non-stick frying pans without pfoa or pfos?

How to preserve your health with non-stick frying pans without pfoa or pfos?

09/25/2020

Health is a priority and it obviously involves food.  Utilising cooking utensils that do not generate any toxicity is therefore essential. PFOA or PFOS is sometimes found in the composition of anti-adhesives. These compounds are a carcinogenic solvent used to affix Teflon to everyday pots and pans. This is why it is important for us to eliminate their use in your kitchen. Below is an overview on the preservation of our health thanks to PFOA and PFOS-free pans. It is important to understand that what is harmful in an adhesive frying pan is not the Teflon itself but the solvents used to apply it to the stainless steel (PFOA, PFOS).


WHY ARE NON-STICK FRYING PANS BEING USED?

Cooking utensils, especially non-stick pots and pans, are very popular. This is an advantage for cooking and not spoiling the food prepared in these containers. If the pan does not have a non-stick coating, the food will cling easily, will be less presentable and the pan will not be as easy to clean afterwards. Also, using a non-stick pan can benefit your health! Indeed, you can use less cooking oil (less lipids) to cook your food and many are leaning towards pans that are free of PFOA or PFOS, those famous toxic solvents. At CRISTEL, we guarantee a whole range of pots and pans designed without PFOA or PFOS, non-toxic, and are compatible on all hobs including induction.


DIFFERENCE 18/10 STAINLESS STEEL VS WITHOUT PFOA/PFOS

Our range of frying pans is made of 18/10 stainless steel, an excellent quality for cooking our food and the assurance of having a non-stick frying pan. 18/10 stainless steel means that stainless steel contains 18% chrome and 10% nickel. Chromium helps to resist oxidation, while nickel improves food neutrality. Thus, 18/10 stainless steel ensures that there is no interference between the containers (pans) and the contents (food). Nutritional qualities are preserved as well as flavor, taste and color. 18/10 stainless steel is the grade of stainless steel used for surgical utensils. Concerning PFOA or PFOS, they are known to be an endocrine disruptor; they will migrate into food during cooking and therefore impact our health. Often used in the application of pan and saucepan linings, PFOA and PFOS are not recommended. A frying pan made of 18/10 stainless steel and without PFOA or PFOS is a real ally for everyday cooking and a real must-have for local and international gastronomy.


THE CHOICE OF HEALTHY MATERIALS AND UTENSILS

Which materials to choose for your kitchen? It is possible to choose several materials for your cookware. Ceramic is a healthy material for the kitchen: it is composed of silica and water. It does not stick and is ideal for cooking food without fat. On the other hand, it is extremely brittle and fears overheating. Non-stick stainless steel is also a safe material. CRISTEL frying pans, whether all stainless steel or with non-stick coating, are guaranteed PFOA and PFOS free. A great opportunity to redesign your stove collection. All that remains is to choose according to its use.

Cast iron is also interesting for cooking because it is very robust and free of toxic products. The cast iron casserole is a very good example for simmering good small dishes, just like the cast iron frying pan. However, their excessive weight remains a big hindrance. The whole range of non-stick articles proposed by CRISTEL contains neither PFOA nor PFOS. So you can stay healthy with cooking utensils that are good for your body and your food.

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