Start cooking with eco-friendly quality ceramic cookware
This is a review of Xrema Pure Ceramic Cookware. See my thoughts of the quality of their cookware.
I do my best to share everything I know about living green and toxin-free. A lot of that is looking closely at the food we buy. But it’s just as important to look at what our food goes in, aka what it makes contact with before going into our bodies.
Assessing the quality of your cookware is a crucial step in creating a clean home. Today I thought I’d take some time to share what I like using in my own kitchen: Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware.
Xtrema is a completely non-toxic and all-natural line of 100% ceramic cookware—from the core to the glaze.
This includes skillets, woks, sauce pans, dutch ovens, bakeware, teapots, and more.
Let’s look at some of the most common cookware materials:
Probably the worst cookware you can use. Its non-stick surface contains the adhesives PFOA and PTFE, which are linked to cancer, birth defects, poor immunity, and can raise LDL—even in children. At high temperatures, it releases carcinogens severe enough to kill birds.
Cooking anything acidic (tomatoes, vinegar, citrus, etc.) in aluminum will cause the material to leach into food. There has also been some controversy over whether or not aluminum cookware can cause Alzheimer’s.
Ideally a good choice, but its usually made from a number of metals, and can leach nickel, chromium, and molybdenum into your food. Which is not good.
I have such a love/hate relationship with cast iron. It leaches iron into food, a mineral our bodies actually benefit from. However, it’s a total pain to clean, and super heavy. You can’t even use soap on it, let alone give it a good scrub.
Definitely a good option. Glass is a totally safe material to cook with. Downside is that it explodes when heated over 350ºF. Ouch.
Ceramic cookware, at least what I’ve seen from Xtrema, eliminates all the issues other common cookware materials have.
Unlike teflon, Xtrema cookware contains no PFOA or PTFE adhesives.
Unlike aluminum or stainless steel, ceramic cookware does not leach dangerous chemicals into food. It is both FDA and California Prop 65-tested and approved, meaning that it contains fewer of the toxins and heavy metals deemed safe to ingest. Far fewer, in fact.
The website claims that Xtrema Ceramic Cookware contains zero extractable lead, cadmium, and heavy metals. Every shipment going out is tested.
You may be surprised at how much better food tastes when it’s cooked in clean and chemical-free cookware.
Unlike cast iron, it’s surprisingly lightweight and easy to clean. I was amazed to learn I could use brillo and scrub brushes on it. You can use it in the dishwasher too!
As you can see in my video, my pot has retained its beautiful shiny black base. It’s also really easy to lift.
And unlike glass, it won’t break. Just kidding. It is ceramic, so you have to be careful. But to be honest, I’ve found the cookware quite durable in my less-than-delicate use of it.
I do feel safer using it than glass though. It is safe for use in the oven, microwave, barbeque, and on any kind of stovetop.
But you need to be careful about heat. Always set the temperature to low and slowly increase to nothing higher than medium. Water will boil on medium heat!
You don’t want to leave the heat on too high or too long either. Ceramic cookware retains heat very well and evenly.
Also, make sure not to switch from extreme hot to extreme cold, as this will cause it to crack! It’s all a little strange at first but you get used to it quick enough.
To boot, Xtrema is a totally eco-friendly cookware option. The pieces are all crafted from raw, renewable materials using environmentally friendly extraction and manufacturing methods.
No mining, refining, or filling up landfills with unnatural products and chemicals.
What’s the point in splurging on organic produce if you’re just going to saute it in something that leaches heavy metals and chemicals into it?
Or spending ten minutes a day scraping your cage-free eggs out of a cast iron pan? Classic cookware is clean but impractical, and the new stuff is covered in garbage hazardous to our health.
I like to think I discovered the perfect in-between. Ceramic is one of, if not the best, cookware options out there and I can vouch for Xtrema being a top-notch brand in terms of quality.
I know it’s a lot to replace your entire kitchen set. And quality comes at a price. I suggest, if you’re interested, replacing the pan you use most often, whether it’s a skillet, pot, or wok, with one piece from Xtrema.
You can see how you like it, and take the first step in detoxing your kitchen. Replacing just one thing you use every day can make a big difference in your health.
Our classic, versatile cookware and bakeware will quickly become the only dishes you reach for—and the only ones you’re proud to leave out on display.
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