Why stainless steel is the healthiest and safest pick for cooking
If you are wondering what type of cookware you should purchase, there are a number of reasons you should go for stainless steel. Stainless steel is an alloy containing chromium that is particularly resistant to tarnishing and rust. This sleek, hardy material is commonly found in cookware, appliances, machinery, architecture and medical equipment. It is hugely popular in the restaurant industry, as you’ll find stainless steel not only in cookware, but utensils, cutlery, benchtops, fridges, ovens, stove tops and the like. And with good reason! Stainless steel is not only a top-quality and durable metal, it is also the safest option for use in your home. Stainless steel emits no toxins and does not react with ingredients. What’s more you can say goodbye to preparing your pans with oil or butter as CRISTEL’s high-end stainless steel non-stick cookware. Let us take you through the benefits of stainless-steel cookware to help your decision-making process.
18/10 STAINLESS STEEL - NEUTRAL TO INGREDIENTS
You may have come across various grades of stainless steel such as 18/0, 18/8 and 18/10. CRISTEL frying pans and saucepans are made of the best quality 18/10 stainless steel. The stainless steel used to make them contains 18% chrome which gives the steel its rust-resistance and 10% nickel which considerably improves the material's taste neutrality.
By definition, stainless steel must contain at least 10% chromium, which is beneficial to the human body in small amounts. Our products are composed of 18% chrome and 10% nickel. This 18/10 stainless steel reacts minimally with food meaning there is no interference from the cookware with your food preparation, meaning all nutritional value, flavors and colors are fully preserved.
What’s more, it’s stylish, elegant and maintains its shine over years of use. It has become a universal staple in kitchens worldwide as it is one of the most versatile, durable and reliable metals on the market.
NO TOXIC EMISSIONS
CRISTEL’s stainless steel cookware is safe and can be used daily without any health concerns, unlike aluminum pans and certain Teflon products. The last thing you want getting into your food is dangerous toxins from unsafe cookware. Although you may not be aware of this issue, it is important to look out for certain types of cookware that contain PFOA (perfluorooctanic acid). Teflon is a brand name for a non-stick product containing the man-made chemical PTFE which has been in popular household use since the 1940s.
PFOA, also known as C8, is another man-made chemical used in the process of making Teflon. PFOA is a potential health concern as once it stays in the human body and also the environment for very long periods of time. Teflon cookware can also emit dangerous fumes when cooking at a very high heat which is damaging to the lungs.
Teflon and even ceramic coated cookware can crack and chip off into food, and if this happens the pot or pan concerned should be immediately discarded. It does not leach off any of its metallic properties into your food, therefore having no negative impact on taste quality. CRISTEL’s range of stainless steel cookware is entirely PFOA and PTFE free.
NO NEED FOR OIL OR BUTTER WHEN COOKING
If you are looking to cut down on the fat content in your cooking, look no further than the CRISTEL range of non-stick cookware. CRISTEL products with non-stick coating won’t require any oil or other fatty material for cooking, a great bonus on the health side of things.
You can enjoy all the lovely vitamins, flavors and textures that your stainless-steel cookware brings out as you cook without having to worry about the fat content. What’s more, these pots and pans are so easy to clean and nothing will stick to the surface!
Reduced cleaning time and healthier eating makes for a win-win combination.