Ceramic Non Stick Pans Review – What’s the scoop on these?

Ceramic Non Stick Pans

Are the new ceramic non stick pans any different than the old Teflon® ones?

ceramic non stick pansSurprisingly, the ceramic non stick pans are different in many ways.  Let’s take a look at the differences. Teflon® and all other PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) non stick coatings have an upward heat limitation of 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a limitation defined by the FDA, who says that the PTFE will begin to break down at temperatures above that limit. Obviously, it’s not a magic cutoff point, but the issue is that you don’t want to use teflon pans, PTFE cookware or BBQ grill mats anywhere near 500 degrees.

The ceramic non stick pans, on the other hand, will withstand heat a bit above 800 degrees Fahrenheit. This provides a significant advantage in terms of durability and longevity. If you employ the same practices you would with a PTFE coated pan – low and medium heat only, not radical temperature changes, soft spatulas only and no abrasive cleaners – you will get significantly more use out of the ceramic non stick pans than the old style PTFE cookware.

Another point about the heat resistance of the ceramic coatings is that the manufacturers claim that even when the pans are overheated they don’t emit toxic fumes like the PTFE coated pans do. Is this true? I couldn’t say for sure but it sure would be great if it is, wouldn’t it?

Are the ceramic non stick pans really non stick?

teflon vs ceramicMy experience is that you need to be a lot more careful about how you use the ceramic coatings in regard to their non stick properties. There are foods that do stick to them such as whitefish and certain marinades and sauces. This is true of Teflon® and PTFE pans too, but I find the ceramic coatings to be a bit trickier.

The manufacturers of Greblon and Thermolon, two of the top non stick ceramic brands, claim that the ceramic non stick pans have superior non stick properties over Teflon® and other PTFE coated pans. If there is any difference in the non stick properties between ceramic and PTFE it is a subtle one, otherwise there wouldn’t be any difference of opinion about it. So I think it comes down to what you’re trying to cook more than anything else.

blue ceramic non stick pansIn spite of the fact that the ceramic non stick pans are more durable and more resistant to scratching and corrosion than the PTFE coated pans, most people report that the don’t last as long. This is partially due to the thickness of the coatings. PTFE pans multiple layers of nonstick surfacing while non stick ceramic pans use only a single thin layer. It keeps them affordable, but cuts down on their lifespan.

Making your non stick pans last

A large part of how long your non stick pans will last has to do with the way you treat them, of course.  So whether you buy ceramic non stick pans or PTFE cookware, follow these simple rules to get the maximum lifespan from your pans.

1. Use low and medium heat when cooking. Don’t turn the burner on high because you’re in a hurry to heat up the pan. That’s the main way pans get incinerated. Just don’t do it.

2. Never expose your pans to sudden temperature changes. The most common way this is done is by putting the hot pan under the faucet and running water on it. Very bad.

3. When you wash your pans never use any abrasive pads or cleaners. Just stick to a dish cloth or a sponge.

4. Don’t use metal utensils with the non stick pans. I don’t even use wood, because even though it is softer than the metal, it is hard enough to scratch the non stick surface. I use soft plastic and silicone only.

So how do the non stick ceramic pans stack up?

pink ceramic non stick pansIt depends on what your priorities are. If you are concerned about environmental impact and food safety, in my opinion the ceramic non stick pans are a better choice than the PTFE cookware.
If you’re priority is to buy the pan that will last the longest, the PTFE pans would be your choice. Hope that helps.

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  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, the Ozeri pan utilizes GREBLON ceramic - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE, PFOA, APEO, NMP and NEP Free (absolutely no controversial chemicals).
  • Innovative textured pan surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat resistant silicon coated handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

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  • Oven safe to 450 degrees F

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  • GreenPan is the pioneer of healthy ceramic non-stick: safe cookware that doesn't contain any toxic chemicals or persistent pollutants and is easy to use
  • Thermolon ceramic non-stick is manufactured without PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium. The coating won't blister, peel or release any harmful fumes, even if you accidently overheat your pan
  • With durable construction for excellent heat conduction and reliable cooking results
  • The riveted stainless steel handles are contoured for a relaxed and comfortable grip
  • The convenient glass lids allow for easy food monitoring without losing the heat and are oven safe up to 420°F

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Best Non Stick Cookware Review – Chef Caron examines the options

Best Non Stick Cookware Review

the best non stick cookwareReviewing all the options currently available in non stick cookware is a daunting task to say the least. It’s not just that there are so many non stick cookware brands to wade through, though there are for sure. But more than that, it’s the fact that there are so many different opinions about what the phrase “the best non stick cookware” actually means. What makes it the best? There are several camps of thought on that issue.  Let’s take a look.

What do people mean by “best non stick cookware?”

Scanning through the forums that deal with the subject of where to find the best non stick pots and pans, the most common thread I found was regarding safe non stick pans. There’s a lot of concern currently about the safety of the tools we use to cook our food. And justifiably so.

Is there such a thing as a green non stick pan?

best non stick cookwareFor me the answer to that issue is simple, though a lot of people won’t agree with me on this. I believe the safest non stick cookware, and therefore the best non stick cookware, is stainless steel and second to stainless is cast iron. Many of you won’t even agree that those are non stick surfaces at all.  And if you’re comparing them to Teflon@ style products and spinoffs from that type of non stick surface, you’d be right.  But if you’re truly looking for some healthy non stick pans, those are the only ones that I would confidently say are completely non toxic.  And they are actually non stick cookware if you learn how to use them correctly. I’ll do another post on that later.

Is there any other safe non stick cookware?

non stick ceramic cookwareWell let’s be pragmatic here. Safety is a relative issue for many and it is often balanced with convenience.  For example, it’s statistically safer not to drive a car but we accept the risk for the convenience –  and most of us take measures to minimize the risk by driving sensibly. We can apply the same concept to examining the top rated non stick pans.

The two main problems with toxicity from non stick surfaces are particulates in the food and off-gassing. You can virtually eliminate both of these issues with proper and careful cooking techniques. Keep your heat low to moderate at all times. Never turn your burners on high, even to warm up the pan, and never expose the pan to sudden temperature changes. I’ve seen people take a Teflon® pot out of the refrigerator and put it on a hot stove. I’ve seem them take a hot pan and run cold water on it. These practices are not good. They wear down the non stick coating on the pan and cause it to break down, which means it’s going to end up in your food.

If you’re concerned about toxicity, you should also learn to toss the food in the pan instead of using a spatula. If you do use a spatula use a soft one. Even wood is a bit harsh for a Teflon® style non stick pan or ceramic too, for that matter. Silicone is the least problematic and if you do use a spatula keep the pressure light – the more you scrape on the pan with anything the harder it is on the non stick coatings.

All right already, so which is the best non stick cookware?

Okay, so if you don’t consider stainless steel or cast iron to be non stick pans, then which brand offers the non stick kitchen set? Well, you’ll have to decide if you want to go with the old style Teflon™ pans, or the ceramic coated cookware, or the new style of copper non stick cookware that has a ceramic style non stick coating on the surface.

If price is a consideration for you all of those options are still viable because every style of non stick cookware comes with a wide price range. Generally, the prices reflect the quality of the pan. So just remember you get what you pay for. For example a ten dollar piece of non stick ceramic cookware is not going to hold up as well or perform as well as a fifty dollar one.

Like I said earlier, I consider stainless steel to be the best non stick cooking surface, but if I had to choose from the three “truly non stick” surfaces, I’d take the copper. This isn’t a random or arbitrary choice. Copper is absolutely the best metal for quick heat absorption and uniform heat distribution. The copper is coated with a ceramic like non stick surface that isn’t as slick as PTFE non stick surfaces (i.e. Teflon®) but is more convenient to use and clean than a stainless steel pan with no coating.

According to the manufacturers, the non stick surfacing on the copper non stick pot set is tougher than PTFE and more scratch resistant. It also withstands the heat better. This doesn’t mean you can cook on high heat or use metal utensils them. It means if you exercise the same caution as you would on teflon cookware that your non teflon pans will last a lot longer and be safer to use.

It’s worth adding that I’m not alone in my position on this. Currently the copper non stick pots and pans are the top rated non stick pans across the board.  So they get my vote for the best non stick cookware if you don’t want to deal with uncoated stainless steel.

There you have it.

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  • Made from nonstick ceramic and copper-infused surface won't scratch, chip, or peel into your food. without any PFOA and PTFE
  • Dishwasher safe, or hand wash with mild soap and water and soft, scrubber and the Pan measures 10" x 10", capacity 4.5 quarts

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  • Stainless cookware is oven safe to 550 degree f; suitable for gas, electric, ceramic glass, or induction stovetops
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  • Larger than standard size, good quality thickness, with net weight of 17 lbs. and gross weight of 18.3 lbs.
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  • The Ceramic interior is PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free and Cadmium-Free
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Non Stick Frying Pan – Chef Caron Explains the Options

Non Stick Frying Pan

If you’re in the market for a non stick frying pan there are more options today than ever before. To quickly simplify the process of selecting a new non stick frying pan, let’s figure out what your priorities are. The three main considerations are price, safety and convenience.  Any non stick cookware reviews need to cover all three of those issues in order to be useful in the decision making process. These are considerations that affect people’s perception about which are the best non stick pots and pans. So it definitely applies to choosing the best non stick frying pan. So let’s address them one at a time.

Are you most concerned with price?

non stick frying pan with teflonThe best non stick frying pan prices are going to be the cheapest to produce, which in today’s world will be Teflon@ or any other PTFE based non stick surfacing.  If you’re buying a non stick frying pan online you will definitely find the lowest prices, by far, in pans with the Teflon surfaces.  If you don’t have safety concerns about these pans, they will be a good fit for you because they are also very convenient to use.  As long as you are aware of the rules of non stick cookware safety you can get a lot of use from the PTFE coated pans. Never overheat them and never use metal utensils or anything that can scratch the surface. When you see signs of scratching, get rid of the pan, unless you don’t mind a bit of polytetrafluoroethylene in your food.

Is safety your top priority?

cast iron frying panSafe non stick pans would be those that don’t off-gas when in use, and that have the most stable non stick surfacing – so it isn’t released into the food while cooking.  In many ways, the idea of “healthy non stick pans” is a bit of an oxymoron – a phrase that contradicts itself. If you truly looking for the safest frying pans to buy, you will probably want to stick with (non pun intended) a more traditional surface such as stainless steel or cast iron. These are, in my opinion, the safest non stick cookware, though a lot of people wouldn’t even consider them to be non stick at all. The trick is in learning to use them correctly and that simply takes practice. There’s no question that these are the safest frying pans.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a healthy non stick cookware that employs a true non stick coating (unlike stainless or iron) you’ll want to avoid all types of Teflon® cookware. There is no truly green non stick pan you can buy, but the ceramic and ceramic-style non stick surfaces are more durable and will withstand more heat than the PTFE coated pans. If you don’t overheat them and you only use non stick utensils (wood, plastic or silicone), the surfacing will not come off in your food.

 Are you considering convenience above all else?

frying pan with a lidThere are a lot of ways to define convenience.  If convenience were my top priority, I would be looking for a non stick frying pan with a lid – also a large non stick pan.  When it comes to the non stick pan coating, both the PTFE coatings (also used to make bbq grill mats) and the ceramic non stick frying pan coatings a similar. If you consider how quickly the pan will wear out, then you’ll want to ego with the ceramic as it is more durable and less susceptible to heat than the PTFE.

copper non stick frying panThe top rated pots and pans are the ones that are constructed to provide quick and even heat distribution. Copper is the beat material for that purpose and the best non stick cookware brands either make the pan base from copper or use a copper plate on the bottom of the pan. An example of this is the old Revere Ware. Another trick that is used is to sandwich aluminum between stainless steel plates so you get the best of both worlds – quick and even heating of the pan with the stability and safety of the stainless steel.

But again, if your viewing it strictly from the point of convenience, the best frying pan will be the copper pan with a ceramic-type non stick pan coating. These are the easiest to use – and though the Teflon is easier to clean, it doesn’t last as long and scratches more easily. But you can weigh that one out for yourself.

You can read more about these various options below this post – I’ve included examples of the various styles of non stick frying pan with reviews, ratings, prices and descriptions. I hope you’ve found this useful.

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  • Fill lines make measuring easy, and covers have straining holes that line up with pour spouts to drain liquids without having to use a separate colander.
  • Flat, wide bottoms heat evenly and provide plenty of room for cooking. The sloped sides are designed for easy tossing and rolling.
  • Stainless steel fry pan protected by Calphalon's full 10-year warranty.

All-Clad 41126 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Fry Pan with Lid / Cookware, 12-Inch, Silver

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  • 3-ply bonded construction consists of durable stainless steel encapsulating an aluminum core for even heating throughout
  • Highly polished cooking surface with starburst finish offers stick resistance and easy maintenance, plus won't react with food
  • Contoured stainless-steel handles permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets; capacity etched on base
  • Oven- and broiler-safe up to 600 degrees F; induction compatible; limited lifetime warranty; Made in USA

Bayou Classic Cast Iron Skillet, 16"

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  • Cast Iron 16" Skillet
  • Transfers & Retains Heat Evenly
  • Preseasoned For A Smoother Finish
  • Breakfast, Pan, Fry, Saute, Bake
  • Do Not Place In Dishwasher

Universal Housewares Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Piece Skillet Set

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  • Comes with a 10 inch, 7.825 inch and 6.25 inch, skillets
  • Cast iron materials provide better heat retention for more even cooking.
  • Factory Pre-seasoning more durable than home seasoning.

Farberware 21956 High Performance Nonstick Skillet, 12", Copper

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  • Constructed from heavy-duty aluminum that heats quickly and evenly
  • The unique dimpled surface of the smart glide nonstick system with top-quality nonstick boosts food release and clean ability
  • Easy-to-clean exterior features Warm, inviting color to add kitchen style
  • Double-riveted handle offers a confident grip
  • Oven safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Copper Chef Square Fry Pan with Lid, 9.5 inch

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  • CeramiTech non-stick coating allows for easy clean up. Cook without butter or oil
  • The Stainless Steel Induction Plate means no hot spots.
  • Allowing for fast, even cooking.
  • Heat Resistant Up To 850°
  • 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE

12" Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany

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  • Utilizes a stone-derived coating from Germany that achieves non-stick perfection while remaining 100% free of APEO and PFOA, and the lesser known chemicals NMP and NEP.
  • Eco-friendly pan delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without the risk of exposure to controversial perfluorinated chemicals.
  • Features a hardened scratch-resistant coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Interior of pan made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum, with a magnetized base for use with rapid heat transfer induction stoves.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat-resistant silicon coated handle that is reinforced to the pan via 3 solid rivets.

WearEver C944S2 Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Coating Scratch Resistant PTFE PFOA and Cadmium Free Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe 10-Inch and 8-Inch Fry Pan Cookware Set, 2-Piece, Gold

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  • The softtouch silicone handles allow for a comfortable and secure grip. The handles can cook with high temperature up to 350 Degree F
  • The PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free, Cadmium-Free and Recyclable allow you to cook healthily and is environmental friendly
  • The heavy gauge aluminum with ceramic coating offers superior stain resistance, superior scratch resistance and is the most durable ceramic cookware for WearEver
  • High quality aluminum base provides even heat distribution for you to cook efficiently
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty. Safe for all cooking methods except induction. Cooking surface able to reach 700 Degree F; oven safe to 350 Degree F; Dishwasher Safe

Best Non Stick Pan – How to make an informed decision

Best Non stick Pan

the best non stick panThere are a lot of ways to assess the quality of kitchen cookware, like a non stick pan, for example. The great thing about the internet is that we have access to thousands of reviews from customers and this provides a quick way to makes a decision using the process of elimination. Currently the best non stick pan, which is  getting the highest ratings, by far,  is the copper pan – there are a number of valid reasons for its popularity.

Out with the Old

Recently there have been health concerns about the fluorocarbon non stick pan coatings such as Teflon® – the controversy centers around the release of gasses when the pans are overheated and the gradual wear on the pan that results in particles of the non stick coating ending up in your food. These pans have proven to be a great convenience in the kitchen over the years but they are no longer the best non stick pan to be using.

It’s important to point out that these problems with traditional non stick pan coatings can be largely mitigated by not over-heating the pans and by only using soft utensils, such as silicone, when using the pans.

Copper – Now the best non stick pan

copper nonstick pansBut back to copper. Copper is the best metal for quick even heating with a lot of control over temperature. Many chefs use copper for this reason. In applications where exact temperatures and accurate temperature changes are required, copper has no equal in the world of non stick pans. Copper has long been the best non stick pan for many specialty applications but there have been important limitations.

For example, the FDA has issued warnings about copper cooking pans adding possibly dangerous amounts of copper to the food. Consequently, a copper non stick pan is going to be surfaced with tin, ceramic, or ceramic-type surfacing, or stainless steel.

Copper and Tin

If your copper non stick pan is coated with tin, it will discolor over time, turning a light grey color. Don’t try to clean this off, as it will destroy the tin surface.  Tin can be sensitive to scratching and heat both so it is not an improvement in that way over the fluorocarbon coatings.

Copper and Stainless

Stainless steel over copper is the most durable and poses the least risk of any pan to introducing toxic substances into the food. However, stainless steel is not a non stick surface, though it is easier to clean than other cooking surfaces because it is so durable.

Copper with New Non Stick Coating

a set of copper nonstick pansThe new alternative to copper cookware coated with tin or stainless steel, is a ceramic or ceramic-type coating that withstands high heat and is scratch resistant. This seems to give the best of both worlds, with the non stick characteristics of Teflon and the durability and longevity of stainless steel. In today’s world this appears to be the best non stick pan available.

A non stick pan with the ceramic-type coating will come under  different proprietary names such as “Cerami-tech,” “Thermolon,” and “Greblon.” These are all different formulations of the same concept.  These are applied using a a process referred to as Sol-Gel,  which converts the inorganic liquid to a gel which can then be bonded to any metal surface.  Sol-gel is sprayed or the item is dipped into the mineral gel which is then cured and hardened using a high-heat process known as curing. This does provide a much more stable cooking surface than the PTFE coatings do.

Make it Last

The same rules still apply to using a copper non stick pan. If you want it to last and if you want to maximize safety, you’ll still follow the same rules that are accepted for any non stick pan.

  • When you wash a copper non stick pan only use detergent and a dish cloth. No abrasives allowed – no scouring pads either.
  • Always use low to medium heat.
  • Don’t change the temperature of the pan abruptly. For example, never take it off the hot stove and run water on it.
  • Even though your label says “dishwasher safe,” always wash the pan by hand.
  • Use plastic, wood or silicone tools. Metal utensils can chip or scratch the ceramic surface.

Original Copper Pan Round Nonstick Fry Pan, 12", Copper

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  • Thermally-efficient aluminum body delivers fast, even heating for consistent cooking results
  • PFOA- and PTFE-free ceramic nonstick interior provides effortless food release for cleaning ease and won't scratch, chip, or peel even when using metal cooking utensils
  • Suitable for use on most stove types, except induction
  • Oven safe up to 500º F
  • Aluminum, stainless steel, ceramic and copper construction

Copper Chef Round Pan- 10 and 12 Inch 2 Pack

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  • CeramiTech Non-Stick Coating- 10 and 12 Inch Round Pan
  • Stainless Steel Induction Plate, no hot spots means you can cook evenly, fast & easy
  • Riveted Handles
  • Heat Resistant up to 850°Dishwasher Safe
  • 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE

BulbHead Red Copper Non-Stick Square Ceramic 5 piece Cookware Set

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  • 5-Piece set includes: Red Copper Square Pan, tempered glass lid, steamer rack, square frying basket, Red Copper recipe guide
  • Square pan features extra-high sides for double the surface space, Ideal for stovetop cooking, baking and sauteing; oven-safe up to 500 degree F
  • Made from nonstick ceramic and copper-infused surface won't scratch, chip, or peel into your food. without any PFOA and PTFE
  • Dishwasher safe, or hand wash with mild soap and water and soft, scrubber and the Pan measures 10" x 10", capacity 4.5 quarts

Gotham Steel 10-Piece Kitchen Nonstick Frying Pan and Cookware Set

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  • Set Includes: 8.5-inch Frying Pan, 10.25-inch Frying Pan and Lid, 1.5-quart Pot and Lid, 2.5-Quart Pot and Lid, 5-Quart Pot and Lid, Aluminum Steamer
  • Ultra Non-Stick; everything slides right off the pan
  • Light weight; Gotham Steel weighs less than frying pans of comparable sizes
  • Dishwasher Safe; Oven safe up to 500 degrees; Microwave Safe
  • 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE, and PFOS-Free

Copper Chef Square Fry Pan with Lid, 9.5 inch

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  • CeramiTech non-stick coating allows for easy clean up. Cook without butter or oil
  • The Stainless Steel Induction Plate means no hot spots.
  • Allowing for fast, even cooking.
  • Heat Resistant Up To 850°
  • 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE

Copper Chef 10" Round Pan with Glass Lid

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  • Ceramic-Tech non-stick coating allows for easy clean up. Cook without butter or oil
  • The Stainless Steel Induction Plate means no hot spots. Allowing for fast, even cooking
  • Heat Resistant Up To 800 Degree
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE, and PFOS-Free

Nonstick Cookware Review – The Top Ten from Chef Caron

Nonstick Cookware

nonstick cookwareI get irritated when I’m shopping for nonstick cookware. It’s hard these days to find legitimate reviews that aren’t just sales pages thinly disguised as reviews. So, of course, I’m setting out to write the reviews myself, just because that’s the way I roll.

You do have some options when it comes to nonstick cookware and there’s also a lot of controversy surrounding the nonstick coatings that are used in pans. Teflon® and the various other permutations of polytetrafluoroethylene have taken the biggest hit in terms of backlash for toxicity of the nonstick coating used.

But the key to avoiding toxicity with your nonstick cookware has more to do with how you use and care for the nonstick pan than it does with what the pan is made from. Any nonstick cookware that gets overheated is going to release toxic fumes. And any nonstick surface that gets scraped with metal utensils will release particles of the nonstick material into the food you are cooking. So just be aware of that reality when making your choices.

So let’s get technical here for a moment. There are three types of nonstick coatings you can choose from: fluoropolymer coatings made from PTFE, silicone coatings and ceramic coatings. Let’s take a quick look at each one.

nonstick cookwareFluoropolymer Coatings are all made with some form of PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene. PTFE is a solid and stable coating unless you scrape and scratch it or overheat it. The upward limit for PTFE stability is 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Of all the nonstick coatings, PTFE retains its coefficient of friction (slickness) the longest and is the most resistant to wear. But I can’t stress enough that you have to treat it with care – don’t scratch it or overheat it. Incidentally, this is the same material that bbq grill mats and baking mats are made from.

Silicone Coatings use synthetic resins that that are applied to the metal surfaces and then bonded to the metal by high temperature baking. The silicone coatings are used to make less expensive cookware, usually baking pans. They won’t hold up as well as the fluoropolymers.

Sol-Gel “Ceramic” Coatings: Sol-gel is a hybrid material that behaves much like ceramic, and has the appearance of a ceramic coating. This ceramic-style coating can withstand much higher temperatures than the fluoropolymers and consequently will probably last longer. Much of the popularity of the ceramic-style coatings is their claim to non-toxicity and the bright kitchen colors they come in.

No matter which type of nonstick surface you choose, the rules remain the same. The durability and safety of your nonstick cookware depends on following two rules – don’t overheat your pans and use soft tools only. These would include utensils made from rubber, silicone, wood and nylon. Don’t expect to get the browning or searing that you’ll see with a stainless steel or cast iron pan, because it ain’t gonna happen. So don’t complain about that after you buy your nonstick cookware. That’s just how it is. There’s a cost to every convenience.

So here’s my top 10 list for nonstick cookware, for now, and I’ll be posting a more detailed review of each specific product in the coming days. Stay posted.

T-fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Anti-Warp Base Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Gray

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  • Hard anodized aluminum construction for durability
  • Unique Thermo-Spot heat indicator for proper preheating
  • Hard Titanium nonstick interior for the ultimate and longest lasting performance
  • Riveted silicone handles for safety and comfort
  • TechnoResist Anti-warp Base; Oven safe to 400F; Lifetime Limited Warranty

T-fal C530SC Signature Nonstick Expert Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black

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  • Heavy-gauge aluminum construction for fast, even heating; Thermo-Spot indicator for properly pre-heating fry pans
  • Nonstick interior and exterior for low-fat cooking and easy cleaning; PFOA, Lead, and Cadmium-free
  • Ergonomic heat-resistant handles for a comfortable grip; vented tempered-glass lids trap in heat and moisture
  • Oven safe up to 350 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty; dishwasher-safe
  • Dishwasher safe; oven safe to 350 degrees F

Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Agave Blue

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  • Rachael Ray Cucina Cookware features rustic, modern color, functionality and design to enhance mealtime warmth and hospitality, It includes two covered saucepans (1-qt/ 3-qt), one 6-qt covered stockpot, two skillets (8-in/10-in), and one 3-qt covered saute pan
  • Crafted with durable aluminum and sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors; espresso-colored, PFOA-free nonstick releases foods effortlessly
  • The 12-piece cookware set boasts dual-riveted rubberized stainless steel handles and shatter-resistant glass lids; includes slotted turner and spoon
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the pots and pans are suitable for all stovetops, except induction
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty for cookware that is a welcome addition to serveware, dinnerware and other pieces in the Rachael Ray Cucina collection

12" Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany

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  • Utilizes a stone-derived coating from Germany that achieves non-stick perfection while remaining 100% free of APEO and PFOA, and the lesser known chemicals NMP and NEP.
  • Eco-friendly pan delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without the risk of exposure to controversial perfluorinated chemicals.
  • Features a hardened scratch-resistant coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Interior of pan made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum, with a magnetized base for use with rapid heat transfer induction stoves.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat-resistant silicon coated handle that is reinforced to the pan via 3 solid rivets.

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Non-Stick Hard Anodized, 17 Piece Set, Black, 66-17N

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  • Hard anodized exterior is harder than stainless steel. Dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant for Extra durability and professional performance.
  • Premium nonstick cooking surface reinforced with Titanium provides lasting food release. No oil or butter needed for healthier lowfat cooking options, and easy cleanup.
  • Solid stainless steel riveted stick handles stay cool on the stovetop and provide a safe and solid grip.
  • Oven safe to 500 F. Glass lids are oven safe to 350 F. Cook in oven or on stovetop.
  • Clear, break-resistant glass - monitor food as it cooks. Lid Fits tight to seal in moisture and nutrients for more flavorful results.

T-fal B130SC Color Luxe Hard Titanium Nonstick Thermo-Spot Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Red

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  • Durable aluminum construction for long lasting performance
  • Hard Titanium nonstick interior for the ultimate and longest lasting performance
  • Unique Thermo-Spot heat indicator for proper preheating
  • Riveted soft touch handles are ergonomically designed for a comfortable and safe grip
  • Even heat base for reliable cooking results; Oven safe to 350°F; Lifetime Limited Warranty

T-fal C085SC74 OptiCook Thermo-Spot Titanium Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Fry Pan Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black

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  • Reinforced with Titanium for longer lasting durability
  • Thermo-Spot heat indicator shows when the pan is perfectly pre-heated and ready to cook with
  • Riveted soft touch handles are ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip
  • Oven safe up to 350°F/177°C
  • Exceptionally durable dishwasher safe cookware for easy clean up

T-fal B165SI Initiatives Nonstick Inside and Out Dishwasher Safe 18-Piece Cookware Set, Red

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  • Easy non-stick 18pc set includes every piece for your everyday meals.
  • Exceptionally durable dishwasher safe cookware for easy clean up.
  • Durable non-stick interior for easy cleaning and cooking.
  • Ergonomic comfortable grip. Oven safe up to 350.F/177.C
  • Features the patented Thermo-Spot, a unique heat indicator that shows when the pan is perfectly preheated.

Simply Calphalon Nonstick 12-Inch All Purpose Pan

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  • Calphalon's signature hard-anodized aluminum construction for excellent conductivity and even heatingThe interior surface is double-coated with Calphalon's sturdy, reliable nonstick coating
  • Tempered glass covers
  • 2 loop handles that are contoured, cast stainless steel with silicone
  • Oven Safe ; 400-degree F Utensils ; Nylon, coated or wooden utensils
  • Cleaning ; Hand wash

Marinade Style Grilled Vegetable Salad – Vegan Recipe

Marinade Style Grilled Vegetable Salad

marinade style Grilled Vegetable saladThis marinade veggie salad recipe is provided courtesy of Courtesy of  Chris Mosler at Thinly Spread.
It’s always good to give those vegetarians an option on the barbecue. Veggie burgers get a little boring and they’re not that great anyway, in my opinion. If you’re grilling for vegans you need to keep in mind that if you put together a grilled vegetable salad and add olive oil and some good spice, maybe even hot pepper for the right people, it will be a full meal on it’s own. And for professed vegetarians (as opposed to vegans – important distinction), just sprinkle cheese on top for the full meal deal.

This recipe calls for a marinade and provides a recipe for making it yourself. If you prefer you can buy pre-made marinades. I’ve listed several of my favorites below this post. The great thing about marinades is that with a veggie dish you can still use a steak or chicken marinade and it will taste great.
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Jack Daniel's Marinade In-A-Bag, Honey Teriyaki, 12 Ounce (Pack of 5)

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  • Pack of five 12 ounce bags (total of 60 ounces)
  • Ready-to-use liquid marinade in a flavor-sealed bag ready in three easy steps, all of the flavor with none of the fuss
  • Naturally brewed & aged soy sauce and the finest ginger, sesame seeds and spices complemented by the sweetness of honey
  • Gluten free, ideal for chicken, steak, fish, and vegetables
  • Product of the USA

Adolph's Marinade In Minutes Meat Marinade, 1 oz (Case of 24)

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  • Original blend of herbs and spices, including paprika, black pepper, onion, garlic and a hint of lemon
  • Tenderizes and flavors meat in only 15 minutes
  • Great on beef, pork and lamb
  • Simply add water and meat
  • For a variation, prepare with beef broth in place of water

Lawry's Baja Chipotle Marinade with Natural Flavors, 12 oz. (Pack of 6)

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  • Made with natural ingredients, including lime juice, chipotle peppers, cumin, oregano and garlic
  • Features a zesty blend of spices
  • No MSG
  • Tenderizes and enhances meat and veggies in just 30 minutes
  • Provides an authentic taste of Mexico

Lea & Perrins Marinade In-A-Bag, Roasted Garlic Balsamic, 12 Ounce (Pack of 10)

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  • Pack of ten 12 ounce bags (total of 120 ounces)
  • Aged balsamic vinegar, roasted garlic, and the perfect blend of thyme, oregano and other savory herbs
  • Easy way to deliver all of the flavor with none of the mess in three easy steps and is great with chicken, pork, fish and vegetables
  • Gluten free, certified Kosher
  • From Worcester, England

7-UP Citrus Marinade, 14-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)

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  • Pack of six, 14-ounce bottles (total of 84 ounces)
  • This brand has been a staple on American tables for over 100 years.
  • Enjoy the light, refreshing tast of 7UP on the grill.
  • The natural lemon and lime flavors of 7UP will add a refreshing citrus burst to every bite of chicken, fish, and vegetables.
  • Unique recipe of sweet and savory flavors will enhance any BBQ.

MR. BAR-B-Q Flip & Flavor Marinade Tray, Yellow

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  • Allows you to prepare early and store in refrigerator for later use
  • Unique locking lid lets you marinate both sides without opening
  • 2 piece set includes: 1 marinade tray and 1 universal locking lid

RetailSource Original Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, 2 Count

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  • A pepper sauce that balances heat and flavor perfectly
  • A sauce that really sizzles.
  • Wow, such flavor, so much tasty.

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe – The World’s Best Chicken Pizza Recipe

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

BBQ chicken pizza RecipeThis could easily be the best homemade chicken pizza recipe you’ll ever find. If you’ve never made a bbq chicken pizza you need to know that you can bake your pizza crust in the barbecue by putting it on low heat and leaving the crust in until the edges brown. Just put it on a Chef Caron nonstick BBQ grill mat. It will even leave Continue reading

Simple Mills Pizza Dough Mix, 9.8 Ounce Box, 3 Count

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  • Mix makes 2 savory 8-inch pizza crusts
  • Just 8 simple and nutrient-rich ingredients
  • Our almond flour-based pizza dough mix is naturally high in protein and low in carbohydrates
  • Easy to make: just add oil, apple cider vinegar, and water to make dough
  • As always, our products are free of grain, gluten, dairy and soy; they are paleo-friendly, low-glycemic and non-GMO

Namaste Foods, Sugar Free Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

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  • Case of 6 mixes (total of 96 oz) Makes 12 12" pizza crusts
  • Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free
  • Dairy, Corn, Soy, Potato, Casein & Nut Free
  • Dedicated Facility, made in the USA
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Chebe Bread Pizza Crust Mix, Gluten Free, 7.5-Ounce Box (Pack of 8)

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  • 7.5- ounce bags (8 Pack)(total of 60 ounces)
  • Gluten-free and great taste
  • Lactose and casein-free
  • Yeast-free

Antimo Caputo Pizzeria Flour, 55 Pound

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  • This top quality flour is VPN and APN certified and used by top pizza makers worldwide
  • Molino Caputo is family owned and operated for nearly 100 years

The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home

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Mama Leone's Pizza Crust Mix With Rosemary & Basil, 15-Ounce Box (Pack of 4)

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  • Pack of four, 15-ounce boxes (total of 60 ounces)
  • Easy to prepare
  • All natural; no preservatives
  • Easy to make by hand
  • Great Gift Idea

Pizzacraft 6" x 3" Hardwood Handled Pizza Dough Scraper and Cutter (Stainless Steel) - PC0207

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  • Cut, portion and scrape dough from work surface
  • Stainless steel blade
  • Hardwood handle for easy grip

Norpro Wood Pastry/Pizza Roller

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  • Measures: 7.25" x 4.5" x 1.25" / 18.5cm x 11.5cm x 3cm. Large roller: 4.125" / 10.5cm. Small roller: 2.5" / 6cm
  • To help achieve a perfectly cooked crust, it needs to be of a uniform thickness. The Norpro Pastry/Pizza Roller is the perfect 2-in-1 tool for pies, cookies and pizza dough!
  • The large roller smoothly rolls out dough, creating a uniform crust. Easy to use on your pastry mat/cutting board or directly in the pan!
  • The small roller makes it easy to fill in dough to the edges, smooths edges and sides, and ensures uniform depth around the inner rim of the pan.
  • Also ideal to crush nuts, crackers, cookies and bread crumbs!

Flatbread Recipe with Prosciutto on your grill – delicious and fun bbq idea

Grilled Flatbread Recipe with Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Arugula

Grilled flatbread recipe with ProsciuttoThis great little flatbread recipe from The New Potato makes an appetizer portion for four individuals, or a single nine inch flatbread pizza.  I love these flatbread toppings. You can make your own pizza dough for this one or scroll down to the bottom and peruse the flatbread mixes available on Amazon. I’ve tried several of them and they are excellent, in case you’ve ever wondered where to buy flatbread.  I’ve listed my favorites at the bottom of the pave. This flatbread pizza recipe has been modified for use on a bbq grill mat but you can just cook it in your kitchen oven if you prefer.

INGREDIENTS LIST for Flatbread Recipe

Sufficient amount of flatbread pizza dough, either homemade or store bought, to make a 9″ flatbread pizza.

4 slices of prosciutto – After all, this is an Italian recipe. Gotta have that prosciutto.

1/4 cup pesto – you can also just use fresh basil if you prefer or if you have it on hand. Fresh basil is an awesome flatbread topping.

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

1/2 cup of fresh arugula

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New York Flatbreads, Everything, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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  • New York Flatbreads are made with a unique extrusion process that produces a thin, crispy, flavorful crisp bread which retains the full flavor of all the ingredients

Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted Seven-Grain Flatzza Buddy Pack, 10 Ounce

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  • Made with sprouted whole grains
  • Non-GMO Ingredients
  • Peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, dairy, fish, shell fish, and sesame Free
  • Made to have a fresh, nutty taste, and light texture, but a nutrition score that is supernatural. Really.

New York Flatbreads, Sesame, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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  • New York Flatbreads are made with a unique extrusion process that produces a thin, crispy, flavorful crisp bread which retains the full flavor of all the ingredients

Flatbreads & Flavors: A Baker's Atlas

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  • William Morrow Company

New York Flatbreads, Pumpernickel Everything, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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  • New York Flatbreads are made with a unique extrusion process that produces a thin, crispy, flavorful crisp bread which retains the full flavor of all the ingredients

Old London JJ Flats Flatbreads, 7 Grain, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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  • Perfect complement to toppings, dips and spreads
  • A medley of wholesome grains and seeds
  • Baked to perfection
  • A healthy well balanced snack
  • Kosher

New York Flatbreads, Poppy, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

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  • New York Flatbreads are made with a unique extrusion process that produces a thin, crispy, flavorful crisp bread which retains the full flavor of all the ingredients

Barbecue Grill Mat or Grill Cleaning Tools – Your Choice

Barbecue Grill Mat or
Grill Cleaning Tools – Your Choice

Barbecue Grill MatPeople love to use their barbecue; They love food cooked on it; And they love barbecue tools, accessories and gadgets. There have been quite a few products invented for cleaning your grill and of course there’s the BBQ Grill Mat which you would use to keep your barbecue from getting grubby in the first place,  so you don’t have to clean it. But in this post I’m going to take a look at a handful of BBQ items that you can use to clean your barbecue. Some of these have been around for a while and some are fairly new on the market. If you were looking for information on the barbecue grill mat then visit this page. Otherwise, read on.  Continue reading

Chef Caron Non Stick BBQ Grill Mats - Set of 2 - for Gas, Charcoal, Pellet Grills - Magic Mat As Seen on TV - Large Professional Cooking Mat - Keep Your Barbecue Grate Clean - Grill the Un-grillable

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  • BBQ GRILL MATS ARE NOT ALL CREATED EQUAL: Grill Grate Mats differ in size, weight, thickness and coeffecient of friction (COF) or slickness; and it is in these features that you can differentiate quality. A Chef Caron Barbecue Grilling Mat is .25mm thick, about 17 inches in length, has the lowest COF of any mats available, and also has extra layers of PTFE for ease of use and cleaning - making it a great addition to your bbq grilling and cooking tools. to your bbq grilling and cooking tools.
  • CONVENIENT AND VERSATILE BBQ TOOLS: These bbq cooking accessories eliminate the need for grate cleaning tools by protecting the grill from foods that stick and burn on the grates. The best feature, though, is that a barbecue cooking mat (grill mat) will allow you to prepare foods on the grill that were previously impossible, including foods such as chopped vegetables, small seafood, and even breakfast foods like fried eggs, pancakes, sausages and hash browns.
  • BBQ GIFT IDEAS: As bbq gifts go, this is one of the best. The barbecue mat can be used as a gas grill mat, a charcoal grill mat, as well as with pellet and electric grills (just be aware of the 500 degree limit). The non stick grill mats can even be cut to any size and used as oven liners, bbq smoking accessories, stove top protectors, cooking sheets, casserole dishes, and many other non stick applications - even bbq smoker accessories, in fire pits, and other types of outdoor cooking.
  • GROSS GUNK: That disgusting buildup of burnt food on the grates is an ongoing problem with bbq grills, and so is the accumulation of burned food that has fallen through the cracks creating a greasy mess in the bottom of your barbecue grill. Aside from the increased risk of grill fires, it's just plain unsightly and unappetizing. When you add a BBQ Grill Mat to your bbq accessories kit, you can eliminate both problems. You can actually toss your bbq cleaning tools.
  • MANUFACTURER WARRANTY: The Chef Caron BBQ Grill Mat Sets and Gift Packs are backed by a full Manufacturer Guarantee which provides you with your money back or a replacement if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. You only need to contact us if you have a problem and we will make it right.

GrillStone Grill Cleaner Starter Set, with Handle and Two Blocks

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Features

  • Cleans 4x faster then wire brushes and scouring pads
  • Conforms to any surface to clean between the grill grates
  • 100% chemical free and non-toxic
  • Made from 95% recycled material
  • A clean grill is a healthy grill

GrillFloss - Ultimate BBQ Grill Cleaning Tool

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  • No other bbq tool like it - Cleans ALL sides of round grill grates without ever lifting the grates
  • Built to last - Stainless steel construction that can take a beating from weather and time
  • Pays for itself - Saving you tons of money wasted on brushes and scour pads
  • Easy to clean - Simply wipe away any grill gunk from cleaning blade
  • Made in the USA - Backed with 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back

Weber 7444 22-1/2-Inch One-Touch Cleaning System Kit for Grills

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  • Easily clean your grill
  • Simple to install
  • Fits 22.5-inch one-touch silver
  • Out of Carton Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.6 x .8 inches

The Great Scrape The Woody Paddle New All Natural BBQ Grill Scraper

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  • Fits perfectly into the palm of your hand
  • Provides the reach to stay away from the heat
  • Great for camping or tailgating
  • Solid Hardwood 20" x 4 3/4" x 1"
  • No metal or plastic

Charcoal Companion CC4120 Safe-Scrape Non-Bristle Grill Cleaning Tool

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Features

  • To Scrape and Scrub Grill Grates
  • Made of Solid Hardwood
  • Scrapes Debris off of your Grill
  • Takes the Shape of your Grates for a Custom Fit
  • 5.4 in W x 0.9 in D x 17.3 in H

Grill Daddy GB91062S Original Grill Brush, Silver

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  • The griller's clean and sterilize your grill easily with a BBQ Steam Brush to prepare healthier and tastier food
  • Natural cleaning done easily with steam, without chemicals, effortlessly removing baked-on food and gunk
  • Ergo Easy to Grip handle designed to protect hands from the heat - hangs on convenient hanging hook
  • Easy-care Dishwasher Safe durable stainless steel brush heads built to last, Won't Damage your porcelain, cast iron and steel grill grates
  • Makes a great Gift

Weber 6494 12-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

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  • Easily cleans hard-to-reach spaces
  • Stainless steel bristles are extra thick for a longer life
  • Ergonomic handle helps with grip

Grill Daddy Grand Grill Brush Platinum Edition - Steam-Clean BBQ without Chemicals - All-Metal Construction Durable - Safe for All Stainless Steel, Iron & Porcelain Barbecue Grates

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  • The griller's best, sterilize and clean your deluxe grill with the Grand Grill Daddy  Luxurious professional Aluminum brush BBQ steam brush for the expert griller who wants healthier and tastier food - taste the meat of today, not yesterday
  • 100% natural cleaning is done easily with steam, without chemicals, effortlessly removing baked-on food and gunk
  • Ergo Easy to Grip long handle keeps hand away from the heat - hangs on convenient hanging hook
  • Easy-care Dishwasher Safe durable stainless steel brush heads built to last, Won't Damage your porcelain, cast iron and steel grill grates
  • Makes a great Gift - Grill Daddy has a full line of professional tools that make anyone a grill master

Copper Grill Mats – Chef Caron tests them out with surprising results

copper grill matsThere’s a new kid on the block. Suddenly copper grill mats are showing up everywhere. Many of the top sellers of the original black grill mats are adding  copper grill mats to their line, and some of them are switching over to the “copper,” and discontinuing the black mat altogether. Companies such as Yoshi, Kona Best, Kitchen and Home have jumped on the  copper grill mat band wagon in the last couple of months. Others are selling the same mat only referring to it as a “gold grill mat.”

So what’s the deal with these copper grill mats? I ordered several different brands and the first thing I did was test them for copper content. We started with a coffee can forge, which gives us temperature in excess of 2,000 degrees. This is hot enough to melt copper and incinerate the other ingredients in a mat. We incinerated several copper grill mats with the forge, and there was not so much as a drop of copper in any of them.

That’s right, there is no copper in a copper grill mat. So, when they refer to a “copper” grill mat, they’re NOT talking about copper, the element – they’re talking about copper, the color. In other words they’re copper-colored grill mats, not actually copper grill mats. In defense of the companies selling the copper grill mat, as far as I know, they aren’t claiming that the mats contain copper. They just call them “copper grill mats” in reference to the color and leave the rest to the customer’s imagination.

copper chef copper grill matsThat being said, it’s pretty clear why someone would want you to believe they contained copper. Copper is the best metal for conducting heat; plus it’s extremely durable and corrosion resistant. You’re probably familiar with Revere Ware pots and pans that have a copper bottom and a stainless steel top? That copper on the bottom of the pan quickly absorbs and distributes the heat. In fact, copper conducts heat five times more effectively than cast iron and over 20 times better than stainless steel. So it’s a common practice to use copper for many culinary applications.

But, once again, that is immaterial in this case, since the copper grill mats don’t contain any copper. Compositionally, they are identical in every way to the traditional black grill mat. They are constructed the same way with the same nonstick coatings of PTFE. The only difference is that the PTFE coatings are colored gold instead of black.

Just the same, I went ahead and did a side by side comparison on the grill – copper next to black.  The results were identical on both mats. This was no surprise, since before I started the comparison tests I had already ascertained there was no difference in physical characteristics between the mats. Still, I had to run the tests on the grill just for physical proof.

bbq mat from chef caronSo what this all boils down to, is that you have a choice between a black grill mat and a copper colored grill mat, and it is simply a choice of color, nothing else.

if you want to know how a copper grill mat is made you can read my post on how black grill mats are produced, as it’s the exact same process.  So in conclusion, when buying a grill mat, focus on size, coefficient of friction, and thickness, same as before,  and then pick the color you want.

Happy grilling,

Chef Caron

As Seen on TV Yoshi Copper Grill & Bake Mat (2 Pack), Copper

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  • 100% Non Stick - food slides right off!
  • Contains 2 mats for grilling and/or baking - each measure 15.75" x 13"
  • Infused with real copper, PFOA Free and can withstand heat up to 500 degrees
  • Reusable and Reversible, you can even cut to fit!
  • Dishwasher safe or wipe clean

Gotham Steel Nonstick Copper Crisper Tray As Seen on TV by Daniel Green

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  • Allows air to circulate around your food for crispy results without flipping
  • Get even browning results cooking foods such as oven fries, pizzas and more
  • For non-stick performance and easy cleanup
  • No butter, oil or cooking spray needed

Copper Chef Square Fry Pan with Lid, 9.5 inch

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Features

  • CeramiTech non-stick coating allows for easy clean up. Cook without butter or oil
  • The Stainless Steel Induction Plate means no hot spots. Allowing for fast, even cooking.
  • Heat Resistant Up To 850°
  • 2 1/4 Inch Deep fry pan
  • 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE

Copper Chef Copper Crisper

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  • Basket Size 8.7" X 11.9" Tray Size 9.6" X 12.8"
  • Less Fat & Calories No Turning & No Burning
  • Ceramic Coated Nonstick Basket Allows Air to Circulate Around Food
  • Ceramic Coated Nonstick Cookie Sheet Catches Crumbs & Spills to Keep Oven Clean

Gotham Steel Nonstick Copper Double Grill and Griddle, Reversible with Ti-Cerama Coating, Perfect for BBQs and More – As Seen on TV

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  • Features a grill on 1 side and griddle on the other
  • Grill steaks, fish, hot dogs, chicken and use the griddle to fry bacon or eggs
  • Groove on the sides catches all the grease for later cleanup
  • Nonstick surface cleans easy
  • Rust-proof all over