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Can anyone help me find a quality Green Non toxic,non stick cookware set?

Asked by philosopher (8579 points ) February 26th, 2012

Where should I look on line or in person?
Thank you in advance.

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JilltheTooth's avatar

ThorninMud’s information on this Q I asked was very helpful. He mentioned Earthpan. I recebtly got an Orgreenic skillet, which I like. (I couldn’t find the Earth pan.)
Hope this helps.

SuperMouse's avatar

@philosopher I went with cast iron and have not been sorry. As long as they are seasoned washed correctly they are awesome.They are truly non-stick, they warm up and hold heat well, and everyone in the family is getting plenty of iron!

philosopher's avatar

@SuperMouse
Yes I use cast iron for everything expect fish and shell fish. Some fish is too delicate. I also use as little oil as possible.

YARNLADY's avatar

We bought Vollrath cookware. Made in America, it uses a special melted on coating, not just the spray on type competitors use, called Steel Coat x3. It is a top quality product and I am very pleased with it.

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@YARNLADY
Does Vollrath cookware come in sets? Where can I see them? Are they Green?
My Analon pots were great but they are four years old. I worry about chemicals being released into food.
Consumer Reposts recommends one brand. Customer ratings disagree with Consumer reports.
I admit I do not know what to buy. I am still looking.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I’ve been looking for a few months @philosopher. Unfortunately, all of the “Green” pans have very mixed reviews. Before spending dough, I read online reviews. Even the most well known “green” pans have many one star reviews. I just refuse to shell out money on iffy products. look at reviews on Amazon/Target/Walmart before buying these pans

If you’re cooking delicate fish, couldn’t you just use the Parchment Paper method, and stick to using the cast iron for everything else?

philosopher's avatar

@SpatzieLover
I have been baking fish lately. I still need the pan for shrimp, scallops and some fish.
The salmon comes out great in the cast iron pan.
I have been looking on line checking reviews.
People do not agree with Consumer Reports.
I bake with foil and I know people say foil is not healthy. How do you cook in Parchment paper? I have little experience with it.

f4a's avatar

My friend recommended to use castiron long before. Left behind food on pans can be nasty to wash. So far no problems in the kitchen.

YARNLADY's avatar

@philosopher Yes, I bought a full set. As for green, I’m not sure what you mean. The non-stick surface is applied by melting/anodizing to the product, as opposed to spraying it on the finished surface. It will not peel, but it is a chemical substance.

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@YARNLADY
They now make pans that are not suppose to release any chemicals but Bed, Bath and Beyond had No sets.

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