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    Apr 27, 2018

    Here's Why Ceramic Cookware Is The Best

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    Do you love to cook and bake, but are unsure which cookware to use? Or perhaps you are already producing pies at a Snow White rate, but your kitchen needs an upgrade.

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    Meet ceramic cookware – it's non-stick, PTFE- and PFOA-free, environmentally friendly, heat-resistant, and arguably the best all-around cookware option out there.

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    Ceramic cookware comes in two forms – 100% ceramic, and ceramic-coated cookware. Ceramic-coated cookware is made with metal pots/pans that have been coated in as little as one coating of ceramic, vs. three coatings for Teflon cookware. That's less energy and less carbon dioxide used in production, plus it is versatile for cooking!

    If you're using 100% ceramic cookware, it is completely oven-safe. Ceramic-coated cookware varies for oven use, with coated stainless steel having higher heat resistance than other metals. If you treat your ceramic cookware right, it will hold up over the years. Only use wooden or silicone utensils so not to scratch it, don't let your pan go from cold to hot too quickly, and read up on these other tips on ceramic cookware from The Cookware Advisor.

    Ceramic also retains heat exceptionally well, which is why you've seen so many ceramic pot slow cookers and ceramic casserole dishes.

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    Hotter food keeps everyone happy.

    One of the best ceramic coated options is a good stainless steel–ceramic coated frying pan. It'll hold up in the oven and on an induction cooktop, and fry up the veggies you need for this vegan lentil loaf no problem.

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    No silicone handle = oven-safe above 350 degrees.

    Promising review: "I bought this pan about a month ago, and it has been great. I keep the heat low, only wash with a soft sponge, and use only wooden or plastic utensils. Non-stick properties are very good, although I do usually use some oil or a little butter, especially with eggs." –ChipK

    Get the 9.5" frying pan with lid from Jet for $59.95 and the vegan lentil loaf recipe from Tasty.

    Aluminum ceramic-coated cookware sets are also a good choice for anyone in need of easy-to-clean, stain-resistant, non-stick cookware.

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    Set includes: 1 qt. cvd saucepan, 2 qt. cvd saucepan, 5 qt. cvd stockpot, 9.5"/2.6 qt. cvd skillet, 7" open fry pan, 9.5" open fry pan, nylon ladle, nylon slotted spatula, nylon skimmer, nylon fish spatula

    Features: PFOA-free, easy-cleaning surface, oven-safe up to 350 degrees, dishwasher-safe

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these pots and pans! I would recommend them to any careful cook. I do NOT put these in the dishwasher. I only hand-wash them with non-scratch sponges and dry them immediately. I do NOT use extra virgin olive oil or gooking sprays because it says not to in the included manual. I only use the included utensils and wooden utensils. I also do not stack the pots and pans to prevent scratching. I hung them all on the wall." –Chelle1809

    Get them from Walmart for $76.99+ (available in three colors).

    100% ceramic cookware is an ideal option for baking because it can handle much higher temps than its coated cousins. Try this one bowl chocolate chip banana bread recipe in a ceramic baking dish, or invest in a ceramic pie dish.

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    Promising review: (for the baking dishes): I've been looking for these sizes in stoneware bakers, but other lines are too expensive. I do have a small collection of stoneware from QVC, and feel The Pioneer Woman is better made. It's slightly heavier without looking clumsy, but not too heavy that I cannot handle it with my arthritic hands. Most foods do not stick to the bakeware, which is a plus for me. I also enjoyed receiving recipes enclosed with my pans – very nice touch along with her heartfelt message to us home cooks. Such great stoneware at such an affordable price! Thanks Walmart." –Caramel7

    Promising review (for the pie dish): "I used this dish to make a meat pie, and it performed beautifully! I put it on the bottom rack in the oven for most of the cooking time, and the bottom crust was perfectly done. I also didn't have to grease the dish at all, the pie came out without any sticking, I was very impressed! I completely recommend this pie dish to anyone looking for a deep pie dish." –nightengale7

    Get the baking dish set from Walmart for $19.99, the pie dish from Jet for $15, and the recipe for one bowl chocolate chip banana bread from Tasty.

    If you love the versatility of a Dutch oven, a non-stick titanium ceramic coated Dutch oven is gonna be your best friend. From pot roast to homemade sourdough bread, you're covered.

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    Dutch ovens are perfect for family sized meals, homemade breads, and one pot dinners. The only thing better than a regular Dutch oven is a non-stick, durable, easy to clean Dutch oven. Thanks ceramic πŸ™.

    Features: PFOA- and PTFE-free non-stick coating, titanium reinforced, optimum heat distribution, stainless-steel induction base is suitable for all cooking surfaces, stay cool silicone handle, tempered glass lid with steam vent and silicone grip knob, 5 qt. capacity, hand-wash only

    Get the Dutch oven from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $27.88, the Dutch oven pot roast recipe from a farm girl's dabbles, and the sourdough bread recipe from Tasty.

    Upgrade your cooking game with an 11-piece ceramic coated cookware set that'll give you everything you need for your kitchen without breaking the bank.

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    Set includes: 9.5" fry pan, 11" griddle pan, 1.5 qt. saucepan with glass lid, 2.5 qt. saucepan with lid, 4 qt. deep cooker with glass lid and helper handle, 6 qt. Dutch oven with glass lid, recipe booklet

    Features: PFOA-free and PTFE-free non-stick titanium reinforced ceramic coating, tempered glass lids with steam vent and silicone grip knob, limited lifetime warranty, stainless steel induction base suitable for all cooking surfaces

    Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $99.

    And trust a 2.5 qt. ceramic casserole dish (100% ceramic) for all your family meal needs. These are also great for baking!

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    It'll keep your food nice and hot as it sits on the table.

    Promising review: "Love the practicality of going from refrigerator, to oven, to serve, and dishwasher, all using one dish. To top it off, the slick, modern, stylish look of this casserole dish will go with any other items on your table." –Inggy

    Features: dishwasher-, refrigerator-, freezer-, oven-, and microwave-safe, comes with glass lid

    Get it from Walmart for $18.79.

    Now go out there and cook everything there is to cook with your new ceramic power!

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and clarity.

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