When we think about a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, we limit ourselves in looking for alternatives in food, single-use plastic products, water bottles, cutlery, etc. We end up missing out on a rather important component in your modern, green and healthy kitchen- cookware! While there is a huge benefit to reap from maintaining a clean diet and
Stainless Steel and Cast Iron
Stainless Steel and Cast Iron utensils are extremely durable. They are free of toxic chemicals and can last you for generations. They are also easily recyclable. In fact, studies indicate that not only is cast iron cookware free from harmful chemicals, it actually release nutrients like iron into your food boosting your iron intake. Hello health and beautiful blood! For example, cooking tomato sauce in a cast iron pan can increase your food’s iron content by 10 to 15%, sweet!
Earthenware, Copper, Silver, Gold
In comparison to steel and iron, earthenware utensils may not last you generations. But they sure are 100% natural. Not only do they look lovely, while adding to the decor of your home, they also do not leach any harmful chemicals to your food. A quick tip: Earthenware pots are highly porous, try looking for glazed pots to avoid bacteria.
Similarly, copper, silver and gold utensils are considered healthier options. But they may be difficult to fit into everyone’s budget. Nevertheless, copper has been in use by many civilizations for centuries. Ayurveda, also advises copper utensils for storing drinking water. Small doses of copper every day, is considered very healthy. Though larger doses can be harmful, which is why most copper cookware is lined with stainless steel or other protective layers.
Try looking for local manufacturers and goods made in the USA that make cookware from renewable sources with ethical practices. This way you will also contribute towards maintaining a good carbon footprint.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite cookware brands for you to explore with ease – both affordable and sustainable!
Demeyere Egg Poacher Skillet for an egglicious breakfast
The six-piece set is made from 3-ply, scratch-resistant stainless steel with an extra-thick aluminum core. Demeyere offers a great range of stainless steel cookware and bakeware. This amazing PFOA-free, ceramic nonstick, steel poacher takes all of five minutes to cook your eggs and you can use the pan to saute the rest!
Cuisinart Dutch Oven for soup lovers
Cuisinart offers a wide gamut of green cookware products in their GreenGourmet range. Our favorite pick from this collection is the Hard Anodized Dutch Oven. The product works great for boiling, simmering and stewing. The handles are made from recycled steel and stay cool on the stove. This product is great for soup lovers!
Ecolution Skillet for compact living
Ecolution offers many cookware and bakeware products that are non-toxic and healthy. Our favorite pick from their range of stainless steel and cast iron products is the Farmhouse Cast Iron Skillet. This skillet can be used on the stove, in the oven and even for serving at the table! It’s also compatible with inductions. This multipurpose product offers so many uses and is great for compact living and minimalists.
Ozeri Multipurpose Pan for trying new recipes
Looking for ceramic cookware? The Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan comes with a 100% safe ceramic coating that is PTFE and PFOA free. The pan is 100% scratch free and is available in three different sizes. You can use the pan to saute, fry, bake or boil! It can be used for any recipe!
360 Cookware Stainless Steel for veggie lovers
360 Cookware produces stainless steel pans and utensils using 100% renewable energy from wind, solar, and water sources. They also use greener packaging for their products. Their Try Me Saucepan pan is great for cooking veggies without requiring extra water, oil or butter! You can also choose between different sizes.
Llyod Pans for all bakers!
Llyod Pans manufacture all their products in one location, to avoid transportation costs and save energy. They manufacture their products with a water-based technology without, PTFE, PFOA or fluoropolymers. They offer many cookware, bakeware and ovenware products. For all bakers out there, check out their Cheesecake Pan with a removable bottom made from clear anodized aluminum.
Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Skillet For Fried Treats
The enameled cast-iron skillet from Tramontina is perfect for frying. browning or searing your favorite dishes. The vibrant color lights up your kitchen and
Of course, there are so many other awesome cookware brands to explore, as investment pieces. Some of you might also be curious about silicone in bakeware and cookware alternatives. Check out our linked articles to learn more.