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Pros and Cons of Ceramic Cookware: An Overview

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Looking to spruce up your kitchen with the best cookware? Discover how ceramic cookware can help transform your space.

Whether you’re an avid cook, a newcomer in the kitchen, an interior designer, or somewhere in between, you’re probably familiar with the various types of cookware out there. One that seems to be gaining quite a bit of attention is ceramic cookware — a personal favorite of ours.

In the hunt for the perfect kitchen, ceramic cookware should definitely be one of the first items you turn to. This article will cover the pros and cons of ceramic cookware so that you can make the best choice for your home.

What Is Ceramic Cookware?

Everyone’s kitchen is unique. You may have chosen a white subway tile for your backsplash, while your neighbor chose a moody slate shade. Maybe you went back and forth on the countertop material, favoring white quartz over a dark green granite.

When designing the center of your home (the kitchen), it seems like there is an endless array of options. When purchasing cookware, you also have quite a few options between a wide range of materials.

These cookware materials include, but are not limited to, stainless steel, cast iron, ceramic, and more.

Let’s talk about ceramic. Ceramics are everywhere in our life: from collectible figurines to spark plugs in race cars. Most notably, ceramics can be made into healthy cookware.

Non-stick cookware is a common fixture in any kitchen. However, some cookware comes by their non-stick properties through the use of dangerous chemicals like polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals, like Teflon, can be toxic.

Not only is ceramic cookware free of toxins, but it also makes cooking and cleaning easier than ever before.

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Pros of Ceramic Cookware

Ceramic cookware isn’t just beautiful; it is powerful. It has a lot of wonderful properties that you truly can’t find anywhere else.

Here, we highlight some of the pros of ceramic cookware.

Non-stick Quality

Ceramic cookware comes with the wonderful non-stick quality that we all know and love. However, our cookware truly sets it apart from traditional non-stick options out there.

All of the items in our Cookware Set come with a completely natural ceramic coating that provides a slick, non-stick surface for you to cook on. This contrasts with traditional non-stick cookware that achieves their non-stick status through a coating filled with toxic chemicals.

So, what does all that mean? Basically, you’ll be getting the wonderful benefits of non-stick cookware without the harmful chemicals and potential health risks that come with it. Plus, our ceramic cookware works so well that it can also last significantly longer than traditional non-stick cookware, with proper care.

Healthier Than Other Non-Stick Cookware

With products free of toxic chemicals and metals, you’re already on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But this goes beyond just the materials used in the cookware and the lack of harmful chemicals.

The slick surface of the ceramic coating is significantly more efficient than traditional non-stick cookware. With the latter, you can’t always trust the surface completely. Even with the non-stick title, food still can find a way to get stuck on to the cookware.

The way to go around this issue is by coating the surface with butter or oil to give it some slick. But the whole point of a non-stick coating is to not have to use so much butter or oil. If you find that you are, then perhaps your cookware needs an upgrade.

Enter: Caraway. The ceramic material of our cook and bakeware provides a reliable, slick surface for you to cook on, which means that you don’t have to worry about using excess oil or butter as a barrier between the cookware and the food. The result: a much healthier meal and stress-free cooking experience!

Cons of Ceramic Cookware

The praise that ceramic cookware gets is well-deserved. Nobody is perfect, including ceramic cookware.

Let’s review some of the things to keep in mind about ceramic cookware.

Never Use Metal Utensils

With delicate construction comes the need for extra care. For example, a beautiful silk scarf will need to be dry-cleaned and can’t just be tossed in the washing machine. If you have granite or marble countertops, you may need to have these countertops resealed to keep them looking fresh.

It’s no secret that ceramic is strong, but there are certain ways to keep the quality maintained. Other types of non-stick cookware, such as ones made of stainless steel, cast iron, and PTFE-based surfaces, can handle being tossed around and used roughly. Not so much with ceramics: It’s critical to never use metal cooking utensils with ceramic cookware, as they may cause the topcoat finish to chip.

Not Dishwasher Safe

It’s important to remember to never put your ceramic cookware in the dishwasher. In fact, there are a whole host of items that should never go in the dishwasher. Similarly to cast iron and all other types of non-stick cookware, ceramic should be hand-washed.

Luckily, ceramic is pretty easy to wash. Just run a little warm water over your pan, add in a dash of dish soap, and with a gentle scrub, the food will fall right off.

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Caraway to the Rescue

Ceramics have been around a lot longer than our modern kitchens. Over time, ceramics have changed and grown with us and become an integral part of life essentials, here in our kitchens and even in outer space.

Every item in our Cookware Set is extremely versatile. We’ve whittled down all those items that you could need into four kitchen essentials: a Sauté Pan, a Sauce Pan, a Fry Pan, and a Dutch Oven—Everything you need and nothing you don’t.

These few products can tackle a multitude of different cooking tasks and are also incredibly easy to clean. You’re probably no stranger to the dreadful scraping of dishes at the end of the day. Not only is it a pain, this overuse of elbow grease damages the non-stick surface. With ceramic cookware, just a bit of soap, water, and gentle scrubbing, food falls off quickly and easily: no hassle at all.

Kitchens have the capacity to get a little crowded; not only does the whole family congregate there, but the pots, pans, and cooking supplies you need certainly take up space. That’s where our minimalist style comes in through our Cookware Set’s free storage unit. The Magnetic Pan Rack and Canvas Lid Holder ensures easy and convenient storage, so you never have to worry about a cluttered space.

As an added bonus, our cookware comes in a variety of vibrant colors that you won’t find anywhere else. You spent so much time designing the perfect kitchen; your cookware should elevate your design choices.

With beautiful options such as Cream, Navy, Sage, Perracotta, Gray, Marigold, and the seasonal color Brick Red, you can create a beautiful and intentional style and look for your kitchen that is sure to have people turning heads.

What Would We Do Without Ceramic?

There is a good reason we rely on ceramics to explore new recipes. Ceramic cookware can elevate your cooking experience and your kitchen aesthetic.

Ceramic cookware is a key part of clean eating, clean cooking, and cleanly designed spaces.

Sources:

Using and Caring for Nonstick Pans | The Spruce

What to Know About Marble Countertops | House Beautiful

21 things you should never put in the dishwasher | Today

Superhero Ceramics! | NASA

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