Kitchen Aid Cookware
I noticed Kitchen Aid has two types of non-stick cookware that are not Teflon coated. They have a "Hard-Base Ceramic Primer" interior coated cookware set and a "Hard Anodized Aluminum" interior coated nonstick cookware set. I was wondering if you had any information on the saftey and toxicity of these non-stick coatings. Thank-you
POSTED BY VH :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 01/12/2007 5:10 PM
"Hard-Base Ceramic Primer" is basically an enamel coating. It is very hard and does not offgas like Teflon. The problem with enamel coatings is that they tend to chip over time.
Most aluminum cookware sold today are anodized. Click on the big purple SEARCH button in the right hand column of every page and type "anodized" into the search box. You'll find several articles that explain about anodized aluminum.
I just spoke with KitchenAid and the rep said that the "Hard-Base Ceramic Primer" cookware has a coating of Teflon on it to make it non-stick. Unfortunately, this isn't a safe alternative after all.
POSTED BY DAWNB :: MARYLAND USA :: 10/05/2007 11:11 AM