I have been wanting to get rid of my non stick frying pan for ages. I bought it before I knew about polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), the plastic non- stick coating. Nor did I know that polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) can give off toxic fumes that can kill budgies. I don’t have a budgie but even so! That doesn’t sound good.
I wanted a light weight pan with a ceramic non stick coating (promised to be toxin free), BUT it had to have a metal handle. Finally found this one from BergHOFF. The earth chef Montana range which goes under the following specification….
- Ceramic nonstick coating:
- Naturally 6x stronger than traditional nonstick coatings
- Non-toxic: no PTFE fumes
- No PFOA used and energy-saving manufacturing
- Hollow cast stainless-steel and riveted handles
- Polished stainless-steel lids
- Fast and even heat transfer
- For all types of cooktops, including induction
- Durable construction
- Oven-safe to 540 degrees C / 1000 degrees F
- Metal-utensil safe and dishwasher-safe
Delighted to see it came in cardboard packaging, disappointed to find it was also wrapped in a plastic bag. So far it is doing well….
If you can’t find one locally you can of course get them from Amazon – read more about our relationship here
|BergHOFF 26 cm Earthchef Frying Pan
Cast Iron Pans
I chose this pan for the van. I really wanted a cast iron frying pan but our light weight flimsy camping stove would almost certainly crumple under the weight. Those of you with sturdier stoves could consider a U.K. made, cast iron pan from Netherton Foundry. It will last a life time . Pricey but nicey.
They alo do reather nice looking plastic free kettles.
If you cant afford to buy new you could try Ebay. They have a whole load of second hand iron pans for sale.