Increasing amounts of people are buying organic foods, avoiding harsh chemicals in household cleaning products and opting for body and hair care that’s free of agents suspected to cause cancer. However, not as many are aware of the environmental affects posed by some non-stick cookware, which can directly affect the food you eat every day.
Most non-stick pans utilize a chemical called PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) to create the layer of non-stick coating that’s so handy for making pancakes and eggs. However, this toxin has been labeled a carcinogen since it’s been reported to release into the air and be harmful. If that gives you pause, you should reevaluate what’s in your kitchen cabinets.
Free of chemicals such as PFOA, a good choice to try is the new line of Scanpan CTX cookware ($99.95-$875.00 at Sur La Table) that’s environmentally friendly, durable and won’t release toxins. It’s also the first chemical-free cookware that’s compatible with the newly popular induction ranges, which utilize a magnetic field to heat up. Need a quick test to see if your pans are safe to use with induction heat? Hold up a magnet to your pan and see if it sticks.
Scanpan CTX also heats quickly and evenly without hot spots, is perfect for use in the oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and is dishwasher safe. The professional-grade Danish cookware features 7-ply aluminum construction with a layer of organic ceramic titanium that allows you to brown, sear and deglaze like no other non-stick pan. Plus, the non-stick surface is safe for metal utensils. Made with a brushed stainless steel look, the CTX line features stay-cool, ergonomic handles and transparent glass viewing lids.
The new Scanpan CTX line is available at all Sur La Table locations and at www.surlatable.com