Ceramic cookware has risen to the top of the non-stick cookware popularity contest. This is due to many factors, but a major one is related to health and safety. We will go deeper into this below, where we delve into the benefits of ceramic cookware.

If you’re tossing up whether or not to choose a ceramic cookware pot, read through our list of the key benefits which may help to secure the decision for your cookware purchase!

Healthier

One of the key reasons why so many people choose ceramic pots and pans is because they are safer and healthier than other options out there.

Previously popular non-stick cookware such as TEFLON has been found to be pretty unsafe. A chemical called PFOA has been found to seep from the cookware surface into the food being cooked. Even metal pans such as aluminum and stainless steel can potentially leach metals into your food.

Ceramic cookware uses non-toxic materials to ensure there’s no leaching of nasty chemicals into your food. Basically, the ceramic material or ceramic coating is made from natural material such as sand, heated to a colossal degree. No lead or other toxic chemicals are used in the process, keeping your cooking surface safe even when super hot.

When buying your ceramic cookware, do look out for a specific mention in the specs list which confirms that the cookware is non-toxic.

Non-stick

One of the very best qualities a user-friendly cookware set can have is a non-stick surface. It’s super frustrating when eggs, pancakes and meats get lodged onto the bottom of your pan, needing to be scraped off in a big mess.

Ceramic cookware offers a non-stick surface without the use of chemical-filled coatings. You just have to make sure you keep the interior surface of your ceramic cookware nice and clean. If oil built up, the grimy residue can negate the non-stick abilities.

A non-stick surface also means you don’t need to use quite as much oil or butter to keep things moving freely. This is a great help when trying to cut down on fats and calories in your diet.

Lightweight

Ceramic cookware tends to be lighter in weight than other kinds of cookware, especially those made from heavy, thick metals. This is great for fast cooking with lots of tossing and switching between elements, or in and out of the oven. This is also great for people who have trouble handling heavier items in the kitchen, especially when hot foods are involved.

Easier to clean

While you do need to be a little gentler with your ceramic cookware, and use softer tools, the cleaning process is easier. The ceramic surface generally makes food less likely to stick, and more likely to loosen with a gentle soak. Many cookware materials can be very, very tough to clean if your meal hasn’t quite gone to plan.

Looks good

Ceramic cookware has the added benefit of being very attractive and stylish. Many ceramic cookware brands use bright and fashion-forward colors on the exterior of their pots and pans.

While this doesn’t exactly enhance your cooking, it’s a great way to kill two birds with one stone in the kitchen decor department. You can use your cookware as a way of adding color and vibrancy to your kitchen without actually having to redesign or purchase items for the sake of aesthetics.

Affordable

There are so many very high-quality ceramic cookware sets which offer everything you need, but with a small price tag. For this reason, ceramic cookware sets are the best choice for new home cooks, students or people on a budget who need to stock their kitchen with new cookware.

How to care for ceramic cookware to enhance the benefits

To get the most out of your ceramic cookware and really reap those benefits, there are a few tricks to be aware of.

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To keep that awesome non-stick ceramic surface in top shape, use low-medium heats and don’t fire up the stove to full temperature
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Cool your cookware before washing to avoid warping due to thermal shock
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Be patient with stuck-on or burnt-on stains and leave them to soak and soften before removing. Avoid getting stuck in with metal brushes or brillo pads
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Use gentler utensils such as wooden spoons, plastic spatulas and plastic fish slices as opposed to metal utensils. This will keep your ceramic surfaces from getting scratched and scraped
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Make sure oil gets cleaned off your ceramic cookware after using, as it can create a greasy layer which affects the non-stick surface
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Store your ceramic pots and pans either individually, or with felt pads beneath them to stop them from getting knocked around and scratched when stored

Conclusion

Ceramic cookware is a very affordable way to purchase a new cookware set. Most ceramic cookware brands use completely non-toxic materials and methods, protecting you and your food from harmful chemicals.

You can get great quality cookware without sacrificing on style and a fun aesthetic, as many ceramic cookware brands use bold colors and designs. Ceramic cookware is lightweight, safe, healthy and very durable when cared for properly.