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Non-stick pans

Postby ncrocker » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:48 pm

Are non-stick pans safe?

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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby Stavia » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:26 pm

Which kind exactly? There are several different versions.
If you mean the Teflon coated kind that flakes off with use, I personally wont use them. If you mean the vitreous glass ones that are inert and dont decay, thats a different story.


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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby Sara » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:59 pm

Recently researched this issue for a client and found that the best option is to use stainless steel pans and so I am gradually replacing all of our pots and pans with... you guessed it - stainless steel. Non-stick pans should be the first to go and are sometimes the hardest to part with. Copper and aluminum were also advised against.
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Re: RE: Re: Non-stick pans

Postby Stavia » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:46 pm

Sara wrote:Recently researched this issue for a client and found that the best option is to use stainless steel pans and so I am gradually replacing all of our pots and pans with... you guessed it - stainless steel. Non-stick pans should be the first to go and are sometimes the hardest to part with. Copper and aluminum were also advised against.
Yip, I only use stainless steel.

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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby xactly » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:01 pm

I have some carbon steel pans made by Matfer Bourgeat. You season them before using them the first time, and they are essentially nonstick thereafter. You can also use seasoned cast iron for nonstick cooking, but I am leery about iron absorption.

Carbon steel is also known as black steel. These pans are commonly used in restaurants. They are heavier than coated aluminum nonstick pans but don't have the issues with the nonstick coating. They also sear food and produce great fond.

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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby ncrocker » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks for the replies!

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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby GLS18 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:35 am

Sara wrote:Recently researched this issue for a client and found that the best option is to use stainless steel pans and so I am gradually replacing all of our pots and pans with... you guessed it - stainless steel. Non-stick pans should be the first to go and are sometimes the hardest to part with. Copper and aluminum were also advised against.


Ncrocker, this is a great question. The chemicals used to create that "non-stick" surface can significantly add to our toxin exposure burden.

Sara, I have also researched this area within the Functional Medicine community. Stainless steel and cast iron cookware were recommended. What are your thoughts on cast-iron? I use both.

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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby MarcR » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Examine.com has a thorough, balanced article on this topic. Cooking in cast iron pans definitely increases ingested iron.

I think this article persuasively makes the case that increased iron spells trouble for human health in the absence of clinical anemia.

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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby Sara » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Great article Marc on cast iron pans. I will keep this for future reference. I do use a cast iron pan... about once a month for cooking frittatas - making sure to clean carefully before and after use. Until your article the only reference I had was that Dr. Oz... several years ago... said they were ok to use.
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Re: Non-stick pans

Postby GLS18 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm

MarcR wrote:Examine.com has a thorough, balanced article on this topic. Cooking in cast iron pans definitely increases ingested iron.

I think this article persuasively makes the case that increased iron spells trouble for human health in the absence of clinical anemia.

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Thanks for the articles Marc. I appreciate the information.
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