It disheartening to spend more time cleaning than cooking or enjoying the food you prepared. Food that sticks to the pan is downright frustrating, especially if you have to spend time cleaning the pan every time you cook an egg. This is the reason non-stick pans were developed.

The problem with non-stick pans was the health effects. Teflon, the most common non-stick coating, was found to emit toxic fumes (PFOA) when heated too much. Admittedly this was only a risk at higher temperatures, and food could be expertly cooked at the moderate temperature recommended (under 425 Celsius). It’s just that anybody not aware of the safety precautions could easily suffer ill effects, and we get worried if we know there are toxic chemicals in the product. The fact that the lifespan of the coating was only a few years didn’t help the situation.

In truth, even non-stick cookware has its problems. Other metals can leak harmful substances into our food. The trick was to find a metal cooking surface (or coating) that wouldn’t react with the food.

Stonewell cookware and Stonewell pan

Stonewell cookware and Stonewell pans have the non-stick property without the health risks. As they last for decades they also turn out to be economical investments.

Flavorstone cookware set

Flavorstone utensils are also non-stick, with a different type of coating. Again, there are no health concerns and the products last for decades.