Dangers Of Nonstick Cookware And How To Choose Cookware

Nonstick cookware is easy to use and clean. So it is used in millions of homes all over the world. However, many queries relating to the health hazards posed by these cooking utensils have perplexed users. Even though there are many health risks related to these cookware, it is still ingrained with health benefits. Nonstick cookware can still be used as a vital kitchen cookware by understanding the health risks and taking suitable precautions.

Health Hazards of Nonstick Cookware:

Chipping: Due to incessant usage, this cookware is susceptible to chipping. The surface of the utensil becomes sticky. When the utensil starts flaking, possibilities are high that you may be ingesting parts and bits of nonstick coating.

Fumes: One of the most serious hazards associated with the use of this cookware is the danger of poisonous fumes emancipating from the cookware when it is over heated. At a temperature of 500 degree Fahrenheit, decomposition of the coating begins which can prove to be dangerous to humans and animals. When the cookware is heated above 660 degree F, it can release toxic fumes which can cause fever, headaches and chills in humans. It is also known to be harmful to animals and birds.

PFOA: Another health risk associated with non stick cookware is PFOA or Perfluorooctanoic acid, which is the chemical used to manufacture the cookware. This chemical is harmful to human health as it can cause low birth weight in babies. It is also known to be harmful to animals. However, according to studies, PFOA evaporates during the process of manufacture.

Choosing The Best Nonstick Cookware:

The right type of non stick cookware is incomparable and lasts for a long period of time. It is important to decide the type of cookware you need in your kitchen as there are different types of cooking pots and pans available today.

Cooking utensils are made of different types of materials. It can be coated, stainless steel, aluminum, Teflon coated, plastic and so forth. Try to experiment with different cooking materials so that it is easy to know if it is simple to use and clean. There are many online stores that showcase a huge plethora of cookware. Search on these sites and compare the prices, brands, styles and materials to find the most appropriate cookware.