Ceramic-coated cookware looks nice and seems like a safe option at first. After all, 100% ceramic is completely safe for cooking purposes. However, a coating of ceramic is usually hiding bad materials.
The soft ceramic coating isn’t the most durable and starts chipping after several months of everyday use. When that happens, lead and cadmium that is sometimes found in the coating will end up in your food and later in your body. Lead poisoning is one of the most dangerous types of metal poisoning and can result in abdominal pain, headaches, infertility, and other health complications (and in severe cases, coma and death). Even when the coating is lead-free, chipped cookware can still present dangers — it’s usually neurotoxic aluminum that’s under the ceramic coating.
Try this safe alternative instead: 100% ceramic cookware. This is one of the best and safest options around since it’s made with completely natural materials, isn’t toxic and won’t chip or peel off. It’s also non-stick and can be washed in the dishwasher. Its only con is that 100% ceramic can be pretty costly, but it will last you a long time.
What is your favorite safe cookware option and why? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments!