Green Tip {Tuesday}

Let it stick. Cooking with nonstick pans may release toxic gases if the pans reach a high temperature. Dupont, Teflon's manufacturer claims that the pans are safe with normal use. Just to be safe, dispose of any Teflon coated pans that are peeling, cracked, or show any signs of age. Don't preheat empty Teflon pans. It may also be a good idea to use ventilation when using your Teflon pans. Better still, use alternatives whenever possible. Cast iron,enameled cast iron, and stainless steel are all great options.


P.S. Chemicals in the Teflon family can be present in food packaging such as microwavable popcorn bags, according to the EWG.

photo via:: flickr


ecogeneration said...

So glad someone else is Anti-Teflon. I switched all my pans to All-Clad Life Time Warranty Stainless Steel. Not only is it healthier without Teflon, it has a lifetime warranty. I also stopped having Microwavable Popcorn too! I air pop corn and add my own seasoning after spritzing with olive oil. Come to think of it, I should put that in my blog! Healthier ways to eat popcorn! Please come and visit me on ecogeneration. I'm adding yours to mine. :)

Mindful Momma said...

If anyone knows where to get enamel pans as cute as those in the pic - in the U.S. - let me know!!