We are sure that you all must be using Non-stick Cookware from a long time in your kitchen. Even in the cookery shows also, you all would have seen the chefs using non-stick pans for cooking different types of food items. But have you ever thought that the non-stick cookware is good to use or not? Most of us do not think that way about the utensils we use except for the plastics. But we should know to think about the utensils or cookware which we are using to know whether they are good for us or not.
It has been said a lot of times that cooking food in the non-stick cookware may cause you cancer. Especially, when the non-stick cookware is scratched, one should avoid cooking food in it. But you should know that this happens only when you are making use of low-quality non-stick cookware. If you will choose the right non-stick cookware or if you will change it on time when it gets badly scratched, you will not face any such issue. It has not been proved yet that non-stick cookware is bad for the health, neither they are banned from using them. But if we look at the health concerns, it has been mentioned that when the non-stick cookware degrades, the chemicals present in their surface can be harmful to us. As that chemical mixes in the food which we cook in that non-stick cookware, and as we end up eating that food, the chemical gets inside our body which is very harmful. They are said to have a harmful impact on our health, that is why taking precaution is better.
But we would like to suggest everyone that uses the best quality Non-stick Cookware or try to replace them timely when they start degrading so that they do not affect your health. Also, try to use wooden utensils with the non-stick cookware, as it will not damage them.
Benefits of Non-stick Cookware
We read how people and some food researchers consider non-stick cookware bad for our health. But that is just one thing and we already told you a solution to that. But there are many benefits of non-stick cookware which you should know. So, let’s read these benefits.
No or less oil in cooking – When you cook food in non-stick cookware, less oil or no oil is required in cooking. This is something very healthy for you. Whether you have to cook vegetables or you have to cook meat, you can easily cook them in the non-stick cookware by using less amount of oil. Do not worry about the food getting burned or stick to the surface because of no oil or less oil being used, as being non-stick cookware, it doesn’t allow the food to get stick to the surface.
No burning and sticking of food – As we just mentioned above only that it does not allow food to get stick to the surface or burn, because of being made from aluminum. Aluminum helps in preventing the sticking of food in the non-stick cookware. So, you can also check whether your non-stick cookware is of good quality or not. If the food is getting stick to it easily, it means, it is not a good quality non-stick cookware.
Distributes heat uniformly – When cooking food in the non-stick cookware you do not have to worry that your food is not cooked properly or you will not have to keep stirring or moving it, to cook food uniformly. Because the heat gets distributed uniformly and it helps in cooking your food properly.
Resistant to scratch – Non-stick cookware is made in such a way that they are said to be scratch resistant. However, one should always try to make use of the right spoons when using the non-stick cookware. Just as we mentioned above that try to make use of wooden utensils with non-stick cookware. So, you can make use of a wooden spoon as it will not damage the surface of the cookware.
Washed and cleaned easily – When there is no sticking or burning of food, utensils, and cookware are easy to wash. This is what happens with the non-stick cookware also. This means no scratching and scrubbing is required while cleaning the non-stick cookware. Even, when you use less amount of oil with them, that means you will not need a lot of cooking soap to be applied to the utensils for cleaning and washing it.
Now, you know a lot of benefits of the non-stick cookware, so do you still want to toss it out of your kitchen? Just remember that when using a good quality non-stick cookware, you will not have to worry about how it will impact your health. And you will love using your non-stick cookware more because of them being good cookware.