15 Dec Which one to choose – teflon or ceramic coating?
To get you a little more out of the situation, we’ve decided to compare two of the most commonly used cooking pots: teflon and ceramic.
How will we test them?
In two pans (used) we will prepare first eggs, then a pancake and finally a pork steak with parmesan. For the test to be accurate, we use pans we use for 1 year because we know that the coatings of the new pans are flawless.
Polytetrafluoroethylene, better known as teflon, is what is said in simple terms, which allows the products to not stick to the cooking process. This material was discovered by Roy Planket in 1938 during work at DuPont Laboratories.
Teflon is the most common technology in cooking utensils, and there is hardly a household that does not have at least one teflon-coated appliance.
Teflon Pans Test:
1. Fried eggs without fat – the pan warmed up quickly and well. We fried the eggs for 3 minutes on both sides, with a slight sticking of the protein, which was easy to clean.
2. Pancake – without removing the pan from the hob, we smeared it with a drop of fat that we weaved with a napkin. We poured the mixture by baking the pancake on both sides for 3 minutes. There was a slight sticking in the middle of the pan, which did not prevent the pancake from separating. We cleaned with a napkin.
3. Pork steak with parmesan – on the heated pan, we put marinated pork steak. We roasted it for 9 minutes on each side, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. From the separated fat and parmesan, there were burnings on the pan, which unfortunately we had to soak up. Cleaning was harder.
No doubt, it is obvious why Teflon coating is the most common yet. But there are several signs of alarm. The first is related to the American Cancer Organization’s study, which says that when we use a teflon-coated device at a higher temperature, toxic gases and chemicals are released, these gases and chemicals enter the food we cook . The second is that when scratched, the coating crumbles and is slowly lost, unfortunately part of it also falls into the food. And our last worry is the durability of the coating, as we mentioned after scratching, it begins to disintegrate, which means that after more scratching the appliance needs to be changed.
Ceramic coating is the latest material in the world of non-stick cooking utensils. It is considered to be the safest and most environmentally friendly cooking option. The coating does not contain PTFE and PFOA (teflon compounds). Ceramic coatings are available in a wide variety of styles and colors. The biggest controversy about this coverage is whether it takes time. This dispute is triggered by the many low-quality devices on the market. For this, specialists are united that appliances of this type have to be bought by representatives of high-quality cooking utensils. The frying pan we used was from Delimano’s Delicacy series.
Test with ceramic-coated pan:
1. Fryless eggs without fat – We were amazed at the extremely rapid heating of the pan even though the cooker was on average. The eggs were fried for 3 minutes on both sides. After frying, we cleaned the napkin without any problems.
2. Pancake – just put a drop of fat on the pan again without removing it from the hot plate. Pour the pancake mix and cook for 2 minutes on each side. We cleaned easily with a napkin.
3. Pork steak with parmesan – put the marinated pork steak on the heated pan and slightly raise the temperature. We baked 7 minutes on both sides and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. After cooking, let the pan cool for 2-3 minutes and wash with a stream of water without further soaking.
Making food in a ceramic-coated pan is a child’s play without exaggerating. It is easy to prepare useful recipes without fat. Without a dispute, it can be said that this is an innovation that slowly changes the market for cookware and cooking equipment.