How to avoid toxic cookware?

Here is what you need to avoid.

  • Non-stick cookware: Teflon® has a toxic coating made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). At 464°F: it may off-gas toxic particulates At 680°F: it releases at least 6 toxic gases, including 2 carcinogens (PFOA and tetrafluoroethylene (TFE)), 2 global pollutants, and monofluoroacetic acid (MFA), a chemical lethal to humans even in low doses.  

  • Aluminum cookware: linked to Alzheimer’s,  and it can not be detoxed since it accumulates over time.

  • Clay cookware: clay may contain lead and other heavy metals. I don't recommend even clay skincare products. 

  • Ceramic non-stick cookware: are made with Thermolon, it may leach titanium dioxide nanoparticles into food. Here

  • Slow cooker: many have the California proposition 65 warning that means they have heavy metals like the Cuisinart one.

Which cookware is safer?
  • Cast iron: the most popular is Le Creuset, the safest colors are: Le Creuset clams that the dune and palm-colored Dutch ovens had no lead or cadmium on the exterior. 

  • Stainless steel: it is the safest option around. Composition: stainless-steel safe cookware is usually 18/10 or 18/8.  The first number is the percentage of chromium and the second is nickel.  There is also nickel-free stainless steel (18/0).

Which is the most recommended brand?

I recommend this approved brand which makes Safer Surgical-Grade Stainless Steel cookware made in the USA versus major cookware brands cheaply made in China and many of them carry the California proposition 65 warning.

This brand's entire collection is non-stick thanks to the dry sanding process used on all of their products which gives a non-porous surface. So now you can have it both ways non-stick and No chemical coatings! This also allows for easy clean-up as well. Amazing!!

Plus this brand has this unique feature: "spin the lip" vapor technology! You can now cook your turkey on the stovetop which allows all the nutrients and flavor to stay locked inside, thanks to the "spin the lid" revolutionary 360 Vapor® Cooking Technology.

360 Cookware has ZERO EPA Permits, uses ZERO Toxic Chemicals, and creates ZERO Landfill Contributions.

Zero Toxic Chemicals in their entire 360 Cookware and Bakeware collection, 360 Cookware offers products that are free of any harmful coatings such as PTFE.

Their collection is amazing and affordable, plus they provided me with a 20% off code: PRETTYORGANICGIRL! There are so many reasons why this is my favorite brand:

  • Surgical Grade Stainless Steel

  • Made in the USA

  • 18/8  safer chromium/ nickel ratio versus 18/10.

  • Non-stick feature

  • 360 Vapor® Cooking Technology.

  • Large collection of cookware, bakeware and slow cooker 

  • PFSA -free PFOA- free PTFE -free

  • ZERO Landfill Contributions

  • Affordable+ Promo code

Invest in your health today with this approved brand!

🍃💕Do you know that your non-stick cook
Eco-Friendly and Safer Cookware 

🍃💕Do you know that your nonstick cookware contains​​ toxic chemicals that are stored in our bodies? They contain chemicals known as PFAS. They are “forever chemicals,” because they don’t break down in the environment. To learn more watch the movie Dark Waters.

🍃💕99% of humans are believed to have forever chemicals in their blood. Some people are exposed at higher rates. For more information about contamination levels in your area, use EWG’s map. Also, it is also proved that nonstick pans kill birds. Read here. 

🍃💕What can you do? Skip Teflon nonstick pans and utensils, choose stainless steel or cast iron cookware. Here you can find non-toxic, eco-friendly, safer, healthier, approved cookware.

My favorite brand for cast iron cookware is Le Creuset.

Look for eco-friendly, PFAS-Free, PTFE-free, Teflon-free, PFOA-free, lead-free, cadmium-free cookware brands.

🍃💕​​ Learn more on how get non-toxic, eco-friendly, safer, healthier, and approved cookware. Just in time for a healthier holiday meal! The safest cookware is still stainless steel and ​​cast iron.​​

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360 Cookware 18/10 Stainless Steel  3-1 Roasting Pan

💕This is my favorite stainless-steel brand. Introducing this new 3-1 Roaster Pan.

🍃This new roasting pan can be used as a roaster in the oven for poultry and meats. Or use for sautéing vegetables on top of the stove. As a bonus, you can also use this roasting pan as a lid to increase the capacity on your stock pots. ⁠This lid fits on our Wok,  3.5 Quart Sautés, 6 Quart Stock Pot, 6 Quart Gourmet Stock Pot and 8 Quart Stock Pot.

🍃Product Features: Diameter Rim to Rim: 11.28".Inside Cooking Diameter: 10.5" - Inside Height: 2.5"
Ergonomic Handles, Oven Safe Up To 500 Degrees
Induction Capable- Cladded Metal
.110 Gauge- T-304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel

🍃360 Cookware is handcrafted in the USA

Video on how to cook the turkey on the stovetop which allows all the nutrients and flavor to stay locked inside, thanks to the "spin the lid" revolutionary 360 Vapor® Cooking Technology.

PTFE FREE and NON-stick: Did you know the reason why their stainless steel cookware pans do not stick? They use a dry sanding process which gives it a non-porous surface. No more chemical coatings! This also allows for easy clean-up as well. 

MATERIAL: 360 Cookware is made of three primary metals that are bonded together, with a .110 gauge of thickness. The inside layer (cooking surface) is T-304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 18/8. (18/8) refers to the percentage amount of chromium and nickel in the metal. In this case, it’s 18% chromium and 8% nickel.

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💕This is my favorite stainless-steel brad360 9-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set that adds a little more versatility to your menu. 

🍃Bakeware Construction
360 Bakeware has a .07 gauge of thickness, which is designed with T-304 surgical grade stainless steel on the interior and exterior, encompassing by a heat-conducting aluminum core. All layers are bonded together to ensure your food never comes into contact with soft metals such as aluminum, non-stick coatings, nor another potentially-hazardous element

🍃360 Cookware is handcrafted in the USA

PTFE FREE and NO-stick: Did you know the reason why their stainless steel cookware pans do not stick? They use a dry sanding process which gives it a non-porous surface. No more chemical coatings! This also allows for easy clean-up as well. 

MATERIAL: 360 Cookware is made of three primary metals that are bonded together, with a .110 gauge of thickness. The inside layer (cooking surface) is T-304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 18/8. (18/8) refers to the percentage amount of chromium and nickel in the metal. In this case, it’s 18% chromium and 8% nickel.

360 Cookware 18/10 Stainless Steel Made in the USA  
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💕This is my favorite stainless-steel brad360 9-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set that adds a little more versatility to your menu. 

🍃Vapor Technology creates fast, even heat that gently surrounds your healthy recipes, from vegetables and meats to grains and baked goods. The lids are specially designed to create a Vapor® Seal that captures heat and keeps it moving around your food

🍃Product Features:Ergonomic Handles
Oven Safe Up To 500 Degrees- Stay Cool Long Handles-Induction Capable-Cladded Metal

🍃360 Cookware is handcrafted in the USA

PTFE FREE and NO-stick: Did you know the reason why their stainless steel cookware pans do not stick? They use a dry sanding process which gives it a non-porous surface. No more chemical coatings! This also allows for easy clean-up as well. 

MATERIAL: 360 Cookware is made of three primary metals that are bonded together, with a .110 gauge of thickness. The inside layer (cooking surface) is T-304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 18/8. (18/8) refers to the percentage amount of chromium and nickel in the metal. In this case, it’s 18% chromium and 8% nickel.

All-Clad Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel Made in USA 
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🍃💕5-ply bonded construction with alternating layers of stainless steel and conductive aluminum for warp-free strength and even heating throughout. Can cook on cookware with metal, plastic or wood utensils

  • Highly polished stainless-steel cooking surface with starburst finish offers superior stick resistance and easy maintenance, plus won’t react with food

  • Capacity etched on base; heat-resistant stainless-steel handles with large bolster and permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets; flat stainless-steel lids; flared pouring rims

  • Oven- and broiler-safe up to 600 degrees F; optimized for induction; dishwasher-safe; limited lifetime warranty; made in USA.

  • You can buy them herehere  and here

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The Surprising Link Between Teflon and the Atomic Bomb

The Teflon chemical PTFE is one of a large group of fluorinated chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl or perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFASs), which include PFOA and PFOS.

PFASs persist in the environment, are contaminating water supplies and have been linked to developmental problems, cancer, liver damage, immune effects, thyroid problems and more

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How DuPont Poisoned the World with Teflon

One of the key ingredients in DuPont’s Teflon was C8, a toxic, man-made chemical created by Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, better known as 3M, to make Scotchgard. The chemical, also known as PFOS or PFOA, is what gave Teflon its non-stick properties. Read this informative article about Teflon by Kitchen Ambition.
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Tips to protect yourself from PFAS chemicals 

Here you will find tips such as: 

  • which water filters to buy,

  • which cookware to buy i

  • avoid nonstick pans and utensil

  • avoid clothing made with Teflon or Gore-Tex labels.

  • avoid treatments like Scotchguard or Stainmaste.

❌ I don't recommend this brand
Green life pans are safe, toxic, non-stick, PFAS geenlife pans

 These are the alternative to nonstick cookware. They claim:

"Made with Thermolon, the ceramic nonstick coating is used on all GreenLife nonstick cookware. It is a coating that is manufactured without PFAS, PTFE or PFOA, and does not contain any lead or cadmium. It is made from Silicon (not to be confused with silicone), basically sand, that has been transformed into a spray-able solution and then cured onto the pan in the oven.

Thermolon is made from natural materials that are 100% safe to use in contact with foods, even when heated. The absence of potentially dangerous chemicals in our pans means that there is no chance of emitting toxic fumes, even if you accidentally overheat your GreenLife. Thermolon can withstand temperatures up to 450°C/850°F, something that would not be safe to do with a traditional nonstick frypan."

I still don't recommend it. ​​