Nontoxic Pots and Pans + Why You Want to Make the Switch
A huge nontoxic transition in your kitchen will be pots, pans and cooking containers like crockpots or an instant pot. This transition was big deal for my family because before we switched to non toxic cookware, we had our college cheap-o pots and pans and a crock pot. I recently added a post on how to shift your entire kitchen over to nontoxic and you can read that by clicking here.
What I found during researching what is in our pots and pans and also after watching the Netflix documentary “The Devil We Know,” is that most of the chemicals from everyday cookware leaches into our bodies with each use. This scared me so badly that we decided to invest in a brand that is so nice it has a lifetime warranty and can be turned over for our children to one day use.
You can read more about why this switch is important and we chose the pots and pans we did by clicking here. Honestly, we didn’t have a budget for this and if we could not have financed them we would have never gotten them. The way it was described to me that really helped me understand the importance of nontoxic cookware is “what’s the point of spending all the money on buying organic foods when you cook with cookware that leaches more toxic chemicals back into your food than there would have been if you got regular produce at the store?”
I’ve learned that in the nontoxic pots and pans world there are companies that are pretending to be “better” but really are NOT. The major offender here is Green Pan, they have a class action lawsuit against them. You can read more about their recent issues by clicking here.
To make this swap as less stressful as possible, I’ve curated a well rounded nontoxic pots and pans guide here, please feel free to check it out and make the swap for yourself with one of the trusted brands below. I am also encouraging you (if you’re on a budget or feeling overwhelmed) to swap your pots first and use nontoxic parchment paper on top of your baking dishes and sheets until you can make a swap.
Oxo Stainless Steel Cookware
Cast Iron Pans
What about the Our Place pan?!? I can’t find much info on them- but they “claim” to be non-toxic!
The lead-safe mama determined that their pans contained lead and other heavy metals:( I quickly returned mine for a refund!