Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finally...Safe (& Green) Cookware!

Are you concerned about non-stick cookware? Maybe some of you are not even aware of the health risks. If you are not aware, non-stick cookware contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a synthetic chemical used in production that creates a soap-like slipperiness and non-stick finish. I have known the risks for years, and switched to stainless steal pans long ago. But I must admit, I hung on to one or two of my non-stick pans for cooking eggs and French toast. I was careful not to heat them past "medium", however not everyone in my house did the hubby does not always pay close attention to those little details.

It just takes one or two times overheating your non-stick pan to burn it, leaving it not so non-stick anymore. More importantly, even on lower heats, these pans are known to "off gas" dangerous chemicals and heavy metals into your food and into the air. I don't know about you, but I don't buy grass-fed beef and organic veggies with the intention of spicing them up with toxins. What's the point of buying healthy food if you aren't preparing it in the healthiest manner possible?

We try to eat a lot of raw,organic foods throughout the day. But when I am cooking, I want to know that I am still doing my very best to keep it healthy and safe for my family. I have been doing some research lately and I discovered a line of cookware that may just be exactly what I have been looking for. I discovered it on Dr. Mercola's website. Not only was I very impressed with the cookware offered, but also with this website. A lot of very valuable information about health was presented, and in a manner that was easy to understand.

Of all the options out there, I am very excited to try Mercola cookware. After hearing the information presented on the site, I think this cookware is a best buy. I was aware of the leaching in non-stick cookware, yet I was not as educated on some of the other options. I was surprised to find that my high-end stainless steel cookware could possibly be leaching a variety of heavy metals. And my tea kettle? Also a high probability that it is leaching!

What is a mom to do? Well...her best, of course. So now that I have found Mercola cookware, I think I just might be making the switch. Check out Dr. Mercola's website for more information.

Here's to your health!


  1. I did a LOT of research before choosing a healthy non-stick pan and your article really summarizes the important factors. I tried one of Dr. Mercola's pans when I ordered some of his other excellent products, but ended up choosing one called GreenPan– not only for health considerations, but because of design of the pan as well. I tried Cuisinart and a couple of others too, but none has a surface as good as Greenpan's. I cook a lot and I won't trade the basics of a good pan. Thanks for providing a WONDERFUL site loaded with super useful info, and for recommending Dr. Mercola. He's doing a lot of good in this world.

  2. Thanks for your comment Mark. I have heard of the Green Pan. Actually, several companies make what they call the Green Pan. I am looking into the original Green Pan as well. And I plan to blog about them as an option as well. I did like the fact that there are no metals, no aluminum used in the Mercola cookware.

    I think either option is a much better way to go. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!