What are ceramic pans?
Who doesn't have a non-stick ceramic pan in their kitchen? This non-stick coating is made of a layer of ceramic and does not contain toxic substances such as PTFE and PFOA. Most other non-stick pans do contain these chemicals. When the pan is heated, these toxic substances are released and are harmful to health. Ceramic pans do not contain these substances and are therefore healthier than traditional non-stick pans.
Advantages of cooking with a ceramic pan.
A key advantage of ceramic pans is that they are excellent heat conductors. The pan heats up quickly and distributes heat evenly. Their ability to withstand high temperatures makes them ideal for frying and roasting food. They are also relatively easy to maintain and can be used on any heat source.
Disadvantages of a ceramic pan
An easy pan to use and safer than a traditional non-stick pan. Sounds good, doesn't it? Nevertheless, it is wise to think carefully before buying a ceramic pan. We have listed some disadvantages for you below.
- It is easy to damage the non-stick coating of a ceramic pan with metal utensils. The result? Bits of non-stick coating you'd rather not have in your food.
- If you don't clean the pan properly or expose it to temperatures that are too high, the pan can lose its non-stick properties over time.
- Because you can damage the pan easily, the pan also wears out faster. As a result, you will need to buy a new ceramic pan every so often. So, not entirely sustainable.
How long does a ceramic pan last?
A ceramic pan does not last a lifetime. So how long will the pan last? That is entirely dependent on how you use it. Extend its lifespan by preventing your pan from being damaged. Use silicone and wooden kitchen utensils, wash the pan by hand and dry it properly. Follow these recommendations, and you will see that your pan will last quite a while.