Posted by Nicci | Posted in Kitchen Products, What's New Wednesday | Posted on 02-05-2012
I like to cook. In fact, I like to cook so much that I’ve got a bun in my oven right now. Unfortunately, this little nine-month baking project is making it difficult for me to do much cooking these days. While eating isn’t much of a problem since I seem to pretty much be starving at all times, the act of actually going into my kitchen is often enough to send me running to the bathroom. No, eating is not a problem, but the prep work itself is. In fact, just the other morning I was feeling pretty smug about how decent I felt. I went in to the kitchen to scramble up some eggs for the family’s breakfast. As luck (or Murphy’s Law) would have it, my favorite omelet skillet was in the kitchen sink and needed to be washed before using. I picked up the skillet, but lo and behold, there was DRIED FOOD STUCK TO IT. This was enough to send me fleeing and to quickly abolish any plans I had of making breakfast for anyone.
What does this have to do with As Seen On TV and infomercial products? Well, a lot, actually. You see, my favorite nonstick skillet is several years old. What once let omelets slide right on out and onto the plate is now chipped, flaked, and scratched, leaving food stuck to the pan and leaving me clinging to the sides of the toilet waiting for this first trimester to be OVER ALREADY.
I can use my pregnancy as an excuse for a lot of things: I get to take more naps, I eat popsicles like there’s no tomorrow, I get people to lift heavy things for me, and now, I may just use it as an excuse to buy a shiny new As Seen On TV nonstick pan.
The new generation of nonstick pans shown on infomercials these days has a lot to offer over its Teflon predecessors. And a lack of Teflon is at the top of the list.
Three of the top As Seen On TV contenders feature nonstick ceramic as a healthier alternative to nonstick coatings that scratch, chip, and flake off into your food. The Orgreenic Cookware natural ceramic nonstick frying pan and the NuWave PerfectGreen nonstick fry pan both use a ceramic nonstick surface that prevents the release of toxins into your food while you cook. The Yoshiblue Diamondware Skillet uses nano-ceramic infused with diamond particles to create a nontoxic, nonstick, and durable cooking surface.
The benefits of these new As Seen On TV ceramic nonstick pans are many:
- Healthier cooking by eliminating the need for added grease, oils, butter, and unhealthy fats
- Durable nonstick ceramic pans that do not flake, chip, peel, or scratch, protecting the surface of your pan and protecting you from chemicals in your food
- Do not release harmful toxins into your food
- Orgreenic cookware does not contain PFOA
- NuWave Perfect Green fry pan is BPA-free, PFOA-free, PTFE-free, and Cadmium-free
- Yoshiblue Diamondware skillet can easily be wiped clean
Pregnant or not, safe cooking is important to me and my family–and mess free clean-up ain’t too shabby either.
Now, who wants to bring me a popsicle?