Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ceramic Frying Pan

I have a little update on the cookware blog I wrote a couple years ago.  http://www.thecabincountess.com/2014/05/cast-iron-cookware-is-my-oldnew-favorite.html

I still love my cast iron cookware, but for some reason my husband always uses the old teflon type coated frying pan for his eggs.  It is all that is left of my old Cuisinart set and is pretty scratched.  I don't know why he doesn't use the cast iron for eggs, but old habits die hard.  During the holidays I was out shopping.  I had a coupon for $10 off of $30, but I thought it was $10 off of $50.  I had purchased a few things, but I thought I needed to spend a few more dollars to save the $10.  I came across a sale on cookware.  I found a nice frying pan on sale from $35 to $15.  It was the new ceramic coated pan.  Now real purists don't believe that ceramic coatings are any better than the toxic teflon.  They say it gets scratched, and wears off in a year giving off chemicals or lead.  That might be true, but most reviews say it is very safe.  I decided to take a chance.  The price was right and time will tell how well it holds up and how safe it is.  It is two months old and looks brand new.

This pan is amazing.  Nothing sticks and it just needs to be wiped out with a damp towel.  Sometimes it may need a little more water, but it cleans up with no scrubbing.  I have never had a pan which browns food so nicely and cleans up so quickly.  No oil is necessary unless you like it for flavor.

This was his breakfast.  He fried potatoes, onions and eggs.  All of this just slid off onto the plate without a dirty pan.  I hope they don't find out this surface is really really toxic, because for now I even like cooking in it.

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