In my opinion most good quality cookware is non-stick if used properly. For instance, the trick to using either cast iron, enamelled cast iron such as Le Creuset, or good quality stainless steel cookware, or a stove top griddle, is just to heat the pan good and hot, then add the oil, then the food, then leave the food alone for a little while and let it do its thing. Then stir or turn it. But still I use non-stick cookware, and I look for those that do not contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)—a potentially harmful chemical contained in a lot of non-stick cookware.
WearEver C9443364 Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Coating PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium Free Dishwasher Safe 3.5-Quart Jumbo Cooker Cookware, Champagne Gold is Ptfe-free, pfoa-free, cadmium-free, and recyclable. I like deep frying pans like these for making spaghetti sauce or things like that. These clean up amazingly. I also have a small Dutch oven style. Next time I replace my frying pan I’m going to look for one like the WearEver Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Coating PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium Free Dishwasher Safe Saute Pan/Fry Pan Cookware, Champagne Gold.
I don’t know if I’m the only one who cares if something as basic as a frying pan is pretty, but I do, and for this reason alone I was drawn to the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan, 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free. Actually the German manufacturers presented this as one of the first to achieve a true non stick surface free of these and other harmful chemicals. And isn’t it pretty? (Update: I have now bought a couple of these Ozeri pans and LOVE them – food just slides out of them after several months of use now!)
A set of pans with lids in another pretty color are Bella Flame 4-piece Cookware Set, 12″ and 9.5″ Pink Ceramic Coated Nonstick Fry Pans w/ Glass Lids by Amorè, Floral Pattern Texture, Beautiful & Elegant Design, Nano Ceramic Coating (100% PTFE & PFOA Free). Lids are always nice, and if you keep your pots and pans in a drawer like me, don’t forget to get an extra piece of board cut to separate an edge along the side for your lids. You don’t need to get those expensive inserts to stand your lids up – just put in a partition like they have in a silverware tray.
Cookware doesn’t have to be colored to be non-stick. Most good quality stainless steel cookware has a non stick lining so as long as you heat it before adding oil, then food, it won’t stick, and even if it does they’re really easy to clean.Cooks Standard NC-00232 12-Piece Multi-Ply Clad Stainless-Steel Cookware Set have had amazing reviews. Lids are always nice, and if you keep your pots and pans in a drawer like me, don’t forget to get an extra piece of board cut to separate an edge along the side for your lids. You don’t need to get those expensive inserts to stand your lids up – just put in a partition like they have in a silverware tray.