Stainless Steel or Nonstick Cookware?

May 09, 2016

Stainless Steel or Nonstick Cookware?

Stainless Steel or Nonstick Cookware?

Trouble deciding on non-stick or stainless steel for your cookware? Here are some tips if you’re a first time buyer or thinking of switching your old one for new ones.

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Stainless Steel


Durable (Usually lifetime)

Durable if good quality

Require oil, butter or lard to keep the food from sticking.

Healthier cooking and eating habit (uses less oil or butter meaning less fat!)

Food Sticks sometimes

Food does not stick

Require more time to get the grease stain off

Easy clean-up & require little maintenance



Able to withstand high heats, easily achieve crisped, golden or browned food

Only medium to medium high temperatures (although many health experts believe the non-stick cooking material brought to high heat might result in dangerous “off gassing” of toxic fumes, Tobby Amidor,’s nutrion expert, claims this possibility is no more threatening than the fumes given off by everyday cooking oils

Excellent for searing meats, boiling pasta, potatoes or making homemade bone broth.

Great for low fat cooking, eggs, pancakes, delicate fish etc.

More expensive but consider it an investment due to the durability

Great for money and time

 Top chefs have no longer put them in competition. Rather, understanding their difference and their importance for different types of cooking may help you achieve your perfect dinner.



pancake pan non-stick

de Buyer Crepe and Pancake Pan Non-Stick

NOW: $44.00

UP: $55.00

Paderno Stainless Steel Sauce Pan 2 Handles

NOW: $121.20

UP: $151.50


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