Ceramic pots: toxicity, benefits, cleanliness and all the information on the use of ceramic-coated pans and pots.
Thereceramichas won a place of honor in the kitchen especially since the Teflon ban. On the market they are very popularceramic potsto exploit the strong non-stick power of this material.
Aceramic coatinggood quality guarantees resistance to thermal shock and is easy to clean.
Ceramic cookware, advantages and disadvantages
Theceramic potsallow you to obtain crunchy food and uniform cooking provided you use a minimum amount of water or seasoning (oil, vinegar, wine ...). Theceramic potsthey cook food well, preserving its nutritional properties in the best possible way.
The advantages of using aceramic potI'm:
- resistance to scratches and abrasions
- safe material (no PRFE or PFOA are used for its production, it is a non-toxic and non-porous material)
- it does not corrode or deteriorate with food acids
- it can be used up to 400 ° C
- They last over time
If the benefits look very promising, thesepotsthere is no lack of compromises. Amongdisadvantagesit must be borne in mind that most of the models on the market are delicate and can be affected by shocks. In the event of an accidental fall, theceramic coatingit could chip making thecooking panunusable.
Not all models are dishwasher safe, and although the ceramic coating is non-stick, it is not as non-stick as Teflon. A minimum of humidity is therefore necessary to prevent the food from sticking to the bottom.
Which ceramic pot to buy
At the time of purchase, there are several factors to consider in order to better choose our new ones pots and pans. First of all the fund: the pots with a heavier bottom they ensure better heat distribution. If it is true that the fund must make itself felt, it is equally true that one pot too heavy it is unwieldy and difficult to use.
Find out about the possibility of being washed in the dishwasher because not allceramic potsthey can be washed like this! Impact resistance must also be considered because some pans can be not very resistant. As with all pots, the quality of the handle must be evaluated: a handle must be easy to grip and well insulated.
A good compromise between weight and anti-grip is thealuminum panswithceramic coating. To learn more, we recommend reading the article:aluminum pans.
How to clean ceramic pots
Theceramic coatingabsolutely not to be scratched in any way! It is therefore necessary to avoid all abrasive tools such as steel wool and hard bristle brushes.
For proper maintenance, remember to never cut food directly into theceramic pan: knives and other sharp tools must never come into direct contact with the ceramic coating.
Rather than washing it from the food "stuck" on the bottom, it is necessary to prevent any type of encrustation: make sure that the food during cooking contains a minimum amount of residual moisture (internal humidity) so as not to stick to the bottom or worse, burn. For a correct use, pots and pans with ceramic coating should never be left empty on the fire: the pot must not be heated!Pot of ceramicand food must be placed on the stove at the same time because the pots reach very high temperatures in a short time.
If you love natural cooking, you can consider using terracotta pans and pots or the more modern (and trendy) cast iron pots. To learn more about the characteristics and the most suitable uses for cast iron pans, please refer to the articleCast iron cookware, properties and uses.
Ceramic pots, prices
To get an overview of prices and all the models available on the market, we recommend that you take a look at the Amazon section dedicated to cookware. On the official Amazon page dedicated to
Ceramic cookware you can have a 360 ° overview on what are the prices and the best models ceramic pots, from Lagostina to Bialetti, there is no shortage of more accessible sets and sets of pots.