What is Ceramic Cookware?
Ceramic Cookware refers to clay pots and pans that are kiln baked to specially glaze. It also refers to pots and pans which are made of aluminum or some other metal that are coated with ceramic enamel.
ceramic cookware is often the choice of most cooks because it is resistant to scratches and chips. It requires little or no fats or oils for cooking. It is also healthier and safer for cooking than stainless steel cookware.
Advantages of ceramic cookware
Safe for cooking
They are safe to cook your food without the risk of them burning. This is because it can distribute the heat uniformly all through the surface thereby not allowing your food to burn or remain uncooked.
Most ceramic cookware sets are free from Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) commonly known as Teflon, PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) and Cadmium which are dangerous to our health. In effect, the absence of these chemicals in ceramic cookware sets is very helpful to our health thereby keeping the food prepared using them healthy.
They have beautiful and very attractive appearance thereby adding to the beauty of your kitchen and enhancing your visibility performance in the kitchen. They are available in different beautiful colors so you have the opportunity to pick a color that you like and match with your kitchen. As a result of its nice and elegant look, it is ideal for presenting your food with Best Ceramic cookware set in the table
They have a non-stick cooking surface thereby preventing your food from sticking to the cooking surface after using. This makes it easy to clean the cookware after usage.
They are normally very durable and last for a long time if the right quality is bought and it is properly taken care of.
High Heat Utilization
As a result of its enameled base, it is ideal to use these types of cookware at high cooking food temperatures.
It can be used for several purposes in the home ranging from it being used as part of a stove, machine broiler, convection stove, toaster broiler, grill etc. the cookware can also be used for storing food in the refrigerator and freezer. It is user-friendly.
Factors to be considered before choosing a Ceramic cookware
Some of the important factors to be considered before choosing the Best Ceramic cookware are:
Before choosing a ceramic cookware to buy, you must first look out for a PFOA free non-stick coating. This is because this chemical is harmful to the health and to the environment when exposed so a safe ceramic cookware for you to buy is one which is PFOA free.
Although most good quality sets are oven friendly i.e. they can be used in the oven, it is also a factor to look out for. You must be sure that the cookware set you want to buy is oven friendly and you must know what temperature the cookware set can tolerate so as not to damage it.
This is also an important factor to take note of. It is recommended that you buy a good quality cookware set which will do the job you want it to do efficiently and effectively and so that it will last long.
Many quality sets come with riveted handles and ergonomic handles which create a sturdy and solid connection and also make them easy to use over long periods of time.
You must be sure that the cookware you are choosing to buy is very strong and will last for a long period of time without getting damaged or spoilt. Nobody wants to buy a cookware that won’t last a year, if not years.
It is also important to take note if the cookware set is dishwasher safe or not because it’s not all ceramic cookware set that can be washed in a dishwasher. You can check the user guide or the manufacturer’s recommendation on that.
This is very important because you cannot buy what you cannot afford. The money at hand and the plan in your budget are important. You have to buy a good quality cookware set within your price range.
Although for you to get a good Ceramic cookware set with all the above-mentioned qualities you must be ready to pay the price.
A good warranty is also important to consider. Although most cheap sets come with a one year warranty, it shouldn’t always be a deciding factor.
If you find a non-stick ceramic cookware of your choice, but its warranty is on the short side, you can always read some user reviews to find out how it performs past the warranty date.
I would list the best out of few ceramic cookware’s good for your kitchen:
Cerastone Pressure Forged 10-Pc Ceramic Non-stick cookware set
It is manufactured by a US company called Cerastone and it has a lot of features.
Cerastone pans are made of 5’’ thick aluminum while Cerastone saucepans are made of 4’’ aluminum, which provides even and pleasant cooking experience
It is induction compatible
The cookware can be easily cleaned
It is dishwasher and oven safe
Its Bakelite handles provides a safe and comfortable grip
It is PFOA and PTFE free thus ensuring it as a healthy cookware
Its red color noticeably distinguishes your kitchen from your neighbors’
It is a little expensive
Its coating is not too effective after using over a long period
Cook N Home NC-00358 Nonstick Ceramic Coating 10-Piece Cookware Set
This cookware was manufactured by the famous American cookware company Cook N Home. It has the following features:
It is made of heavy gauge superior quality aluminum ensuring uniform and efficient heat transfer
Cook N is scratch resistant and looks great with colorful Exterior
It is free from PFOA, PTFE, Lead and Cadmium making it a safe cookware
Also, It has ergonomic handles that give a stay cool feel.
See-through glass lids allow you to monitor cooking status without having to remove the lids.
It is not induction cooking friendly
Scanpan CTX 10-Piece Deluxe Set
It is produced by a Denmark-based cookware called Scanpan. Some of its features are as follows:
This set of cookware is made of 5-layered clad with recycled aluminum at the core and 18/10 stainless-steel exterior thereby ensuring the best heat transmission possible for a great cooking experience
In addition, it has an earth green non-stick technology and ceramic titanium interior surface
It is a PFOA free and healthy cookware
Scanpan CTX is an induction ready cookware
It is long-lasting and has 100% functional non-stick properties
It has a limited lifetime Scanpan warranty
Clean-up is effortless
It is a little expensive
You may have to buy separate lids for the smaller cookware pieces
Wearever Complete Ceramic Non-stick PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium Free Cookware Set
It is made by an American cookware company called Wearever. Its features are:
Wearever cookware is made of thick aluminum and ensures uniform and consistent heat during cooking
The ceramic interior is completely stains and abrasion resistant
It is a durable ceramic nonstick cookware that doesn’t lose its non-stick property easily.
the cookware is 100% PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium free and thus a safe cookware
It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
The cookware is recyclable and can take heat to 700℉ at the time of cooking and oven safe to 350℉
It is not induction compatible
T-fal C718SC Precision Stainless Steel Ceramic Nonstick 12-piece Cookware Set
It is manufactured by French Company called T-Fal. Its features are:
18/10 Stainless steel construction
PTFE, PFOA, and Cadmium free safe cookware
Its interior is top-rated ceramic that is absolutely stain and scratch resistant
Induction ready cookware
Dishwasher and oven safe
Stainless steel durable handles
Limited Lifetime Warranty
On the other hand, it is a bit expensive
Green Life Cookware-14-piece Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set
I have a special liking for this cookware and it’s the best cookware I have in my kitchen. Ceramic cookware set will be described below with reasons for calling them the best.
Greenpan cookware is the manufacturer of Green Life cookware and this company is from Denmark. In effect, this ceramic cookware set bears testimony of the maker’s dedication to the creation of this Greenlife cookware in terms of materials, functionalities, technical know-hows, and styles.
Its features are as follows:
It is made up of Heavy gauge aluminum construction for best heat transmission
It is a PFOA, Lead, and Cadmium free safe cookware
Its handles are also Bakelite type and therefore have a better grip and stay cool
It is induction compatible
It is Dishwasher and oven safe (up to 350℉)
The non-stick coating can take heat up to 850℉
It is available in 3 impressive colors
Additionally, I would pick it over some cookwares because;
It is cheap and affordable,
It has a light weight and it is handy
Its non-stick coating can withstand heat up to a very high degree (850℉)
It offers good heat distribution and guarantees stability
It’s of a good quality
It is durable
In conclusion, Its ergonomic Bakelite handles on this cookware feel soft to touch and stay cool no matter what.