Toxins can be hidden anywhere in your kitchen. Therefore, choosing the safest cookware is more important than you think.
Have you put the nylon spoon in the hot pot for a long time?
If you are not using the safest non-toxic cookware, you will get extra "seasoning" every time you use it.
If you want to eat healthily and keep your body safe, it is necessary to avoid using PTFE-coated cookware.
So, what material is safe? Let's first understand those toxic cooking utensils that need to be avoided.
Avoid using uncoated aluminum appliances
① Food made with aluminum cookware or tableware will absorb some materials. This is especially true for acidic foods such as lemon juice.
②A broken, non-stick-coated aluminum pan will allow the metal to penetrate into your food. After eating, it will invade the human blood and accumulate in different organs.
③Uncoated aluminum will affect the flavor and appearance of food.
Therefore, please discard uncoated aluminum cookware and cookware to protect the flavor of the food.
Nylon is very common as a material for cookware. But is nylon a healthy material for kitchenware?
① One of her shortcomings is heat resistance (or lack of heat resistance).
The melting point of nylon is much lower than that of stainless steel or silica gel. Its range depends on the epoxy curing agent used. Generally speaking, nylon will begin to melt around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You can start to imagine that when the temperature reaches a certain level, petroleum-based particles will melt into your diet, which poses a certain threat to our health.
②Nylon will crack under pressure and break into your food.
Although nylon cookware provides some convenience. But they are not the wisest choice.
What is the safest material for cooking utensils?
1. Stainless steel
1. Stainless steel cookware
There are three reasons why stainless steel is popular: safety, sustainability and durability.
Stainless steel is hygienic and non-porous. Unlike plastic, you can recycle stainless steel to protect the environment. High-quality stainless steel cutlery can also be durable. Therefore, you will save replacement costs and reduce pollution.
Silicone is a rubber polymer composed of silicon, carbon, h-ydrogen and oxygen.
First, silicone is flexible, soft and non-sticky. Cleaning after cooking is easy, and the softness is suitable for children. In addition, due to its soft texture, silicone molds the best non-scratch tableware, which can protect your pots and pans. Significant advantages compared with stainless steel. These BPA-free kitchen utensils are inert and stable. Silica gel can withstand heat up to 600 ℉ and as low as -40 ℉, so there is no need to worry about chemical residues in the food.
3. Bamboo cookware
First of all, bamboo is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bamboo is a natural antibacterial agent, which ensures the hygiene of the material. It is very strong but lighter in weight. Will not scratch the pan and is biodegradable. Note here: Although durable, bamboo is not as strong as stainless steel and can still be broken. It's not dishwasher safe either (dishwasher will shorten the lifespan)
4. Wooden cookware
Wooden cookware is durable but soft enough to protect the non-stick surface of the cookware.
Wood is inert (will not leach out), stays cool, and has antibacterial properties. Wooden cookware is a time-tested choice that has been used for thousands of years.
I believe that after comparison and summary, you can see how stainless steel, silicone, bamboo and wooden cookware become the healthiest choices for safer food, so next time you buy cookware, please consider safe materials!