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Topic: Healthy cookware? (pots and pans)

Forum: Recipe Swap for Healthy Living —

A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2016 11:15AM

peggy_j wrote:

Does anyone have an opinion on safe pots and pans? I have anodized aluminium. which I thought was safe but apparently that can leech too. Arg. This website has a round-up and she recommends Xtrema (which is Xtremly $$$)

Some of the green-friendly products have their new surfaces and....I wonder how well they've been tested. Are we going to learn, 10 years from now, that the safe stuff leached too? Arg!

Thoughts? Recommendations? Thanks!

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 26, 2016 02:58PM - edited Nov 26, 2016 02:58PM by Moderators

Hi Peggy!

Our President and Founder, Dr. Marisa Weiss, addresses this issue in her Think Pink, Live Green blog post: Pondering Pots and Pans.

We hope this helps!

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Nov 26, 2016 03:59PM peggy_j wrote:

Great thanks! I wonder if Dr Weiss or any of your experts have an opinion on ceramic cookware. It seems like the quality varies significantly by brand (people complaining that the ceramic wears off). Thanks.

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 3, 2017 12:30PM peggy_j wrote:

Does anyone had experience with specific brands for something non-stick-ish? The Le Creuset enamel-on-cast-iron is super $$$. Lodge has their version and there are many others. Are some brands better than others? There are also enamel (or ceramic) on stainless steel, which seems safe but some brands got bad reviews on random websites. Debbie Lynn Dobb recommends Xtrema Cookware but that's also pretty $$$. It's 100% ceramic. Does anyone have experience cooking with that? Over the holidays I once tried to saute something in my mom's vintage corningware (a special type of glass) but the butter scorched pretty easily. (maybe ok w/ olive oil?) Thoughts?

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 25, 2017 04:41PM peggy_j wrote:

Not sure if anyone cares but...I ended up getting a couple of pans that are ceramic over stainless steel. Debbie Lynn Dobb recommended this type for making eggs, but I couldn't find them online at the usual stores. So I went to Marshalls and found two different sizes (small one is Cuisinart, $10, and Medium size one is Calphalon $15). Work great--very very nonstick. Sure beats >$100 for one pan! crazy.

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 29, 2017 05:59PM aterry wrote:

Thanks for these posts. I've been updating my kitchen equipment to eliminate non-stick cookware and plastic storage containers. I'm now using only cast iron, stainless steel and glass. I got rid of 2 enameled cast iron dutch ovens because they were too worn inside. I am considering buying a pair of lined cast iron cocottes from Lodge because I need something that is small but holds the heat. They describe theirs as having a porcelain lining. Is that the same as enamel? Or is enameling just the process, in which case is porcelain the same as ceramic? The Lodge cocettes are made in China. In terms of food safety I trust Le Creuset, made in France with tighter regulations, more but I can't afford their prices. Like you I also purchased a ceramic lined steel pan for cooking eggs--I got mine at HomeGoods. Eggs really need something that is at least moderately non-stick.

Dx 10/13/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/18/2017 Radiation Therapy 5/22/2017 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Targeted Therapy
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Jun 26, 2017 02:24PM - edited Apr 11, 2018 03:34PM by GKL

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Aug 29, 2017 08:34AM Icietla wrote:

Saladmaster offers bakeware of stainless steel.

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Sep 6, 2017 05:07AM Momine wrote:

I got a set of Cuisinart pots as a wedding present almost 30 years ago. Those things have traveled with me ever since. They are stainless steel with copper disks in the base. As far as I know, stainless is fine. The pots are expensive, but also virtually indestructible.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/19/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/12/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/8/2012 Surgery 3/7/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 13, 2021 01:37PM howardssdunn wrote:

I use cookware made of stainless steel. If you are interested you can watch some sets at. I own

Cuisinart 77-10 Chef's Classic Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set and two T-fal sets/

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