Debra Lynn Dadd

PTFE-free nonstick coatings

QUESTION:

Would you use 'green' pans that have a PTFE-free nonstick coating? I have been seeing these in a few stores and Walmart in particular is selling a non-stick pan using NP2 technology that is suppose to be eco-friendly.
Thanks for your input.

POSTED BY MIEMIEMUIS :: FLORIDA USA :: 07/06/2009 2:10 PM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

I'm a little wary of this coating. I've noticed that not all "green" nonstick coatings are the same. I personally do use the Cuisinart Green Gourmet pans sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond, but none of the others. I just can't get enough information on the finishes.

All I can find on NP2 Technology is this press release: AkzoNobel Develops "Green" Non-Stick Coating for Cookware. It talks about being green because it uses less energy in manufacture and eliminates "non-biodegradable components" but doesn't say anything about how toxic the finish might or might not be.

Readers, any experience with these pans?

Debra :-)


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