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Cookware that is easy to cook with, clean, dishwasher safe and not a carcinogen like teflon????

I am really worried after reading an article about nonstick teflon and causing cancer.... So.... I guess I am in the market for new pots and pans! I am nervous about stainless steel because I really love how easy nonstick is to clean and through in my dishwasher.... Any nonstick type stuff out there that is safe for my family??? And maybe dishwasher safe???

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Oct. 29, 2012 in Food & Drink

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  • You may want to look into Wearever's Pure Living Ceramic line of pots they seems nice.

    Answer by liss05 at 12:14 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Cast iron.

    Or don't live in BS fear and just stick (ha?) with Teflon.

    Answer by FreeForAll at 12:14 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • I don't use non stick (teflon) either. I have Revere Ware for 20 years & it's still in perfect condition.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:15 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Scanpan - But it's pricey. I love it and it has a lifetime warranty so once you buy a set, you don't have to buy again


    Answer by adnilm at 12:16 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Copper, but they are expensive. Oh, and not sure if they are dishwasher safe. We used to wash ours in the dishwasher when I was younger. Never had a problem (just discoloring of the copper but that was easily corrected with a copper polish).

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:17 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Hoping to spend 200 or less for a decent set of 4-5 pots and pans with lids....

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:22 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • I've been using my revereware for over 20 years. It's stainless but I've never had a huge issue with it. I have never used nonstick though (due to health concerns way before they actually confirmed it was a risk)

    Answer by missanc at 12:48 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • Cast iron enamel

    Answer by booklover545 at 4:14 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • I broke down and caved at a commercial and bought some of those green, ceramic pans. You know the infomercials where you buy one and they will send you one more for free, blah blah blah!! Well I did it cuz I had to see if they were as good as they said, and they are! I love those pans!! Nothing sticks, no teflon, goes right in the dishwasher.... You should look into those.

    Answer by Nimue930 at 4:42 PM on Oct. 29, 2012

  • I use stainless steel. It heats quickly and conducts heat evenly. They can be a bit pricey, but they're great. If you heat it up properly before adding your food, just add a bit of nonstick spray and you leave your food to cook properly before turning it over, you have no problem with food sticking. Plus, I always put water while it's still hot and remove any stuck pieces with a wooden spoon, it becomes very easy to wash.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:55 PM on Nov. 4, 2012

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