The battle of coatings: non-stick with ceramic- which is better?
- Novaflon: 2020-05-17
Practical and convenient non-stick pans are increasingly taking pride of place in the kitchen and in the hearts of housewives, making their life and cooking process much easier. To choose from the abundance of the presented modern market: with a Teflon or ceramic layer, what are their advantages and disadvantages – let’s try to figure it out in more detail.
Teflon is a perfectly smooth black coating that allows you to cook with little or no fat. Eliminates burning and sticking of products to surfaces, most often applied to aluminum pans (although their steel and cast-iron relatives can also quite successfully acquire such a "coat"). This provides the products with light weight, ease of use and has a very positive effect on their price. Teflon pans, as confirmed by numerous user reviews, have the following distinctive features:
Features of Teflon pans
- heat up quickly and evenly - requires minimal warm-up time;
- compatible with all types of boards;
- can be washed in dishwashers;
- can also be easily and easily cleaned with a regular soft sponge and a minimum amount of conventional detergent.
Ceramic coating is more varied in color range than black Teflon. It comes in different colors and shades, depending on the dye added to it. In terms of weight, such dishes are much heavier than their Teflon counterparts. And in terms of cost, it is several orders of magnitude higher - not a budget option at all. But ceramic kitchen utensils undoubtedly have advantages:
Ceramic skillet: pros and cons
- Attractive appearance.
- Ability to cook practically without the use of fat and oil (maintaining non-stickiness is not worse than that of a Teflon cousin).
- Easy maintenance - ceramics can be easily cleaned with warm water (sometimes even without using special detergents). But you need to remember that it is very afraid of temperature changes - you need to wash it only after it has completely cooled down, otherwise the surface will crack.
- Resistant to temperature. Such a pan can withstand heating up to 450 degrees without any problems.
- Excellent thermal insulation properties - freshly cooked and covered food stays hot for a long time.
Each of the presented pans has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Explore, analyze and choose - what is right for you. But the obvious is striking - with all the advantages of ceramics in comparison with Teflon pans, it has obvious and significant disadvantages:
- high cost;
- heavier weight;
- incompatibility with induction hobs and dishwashers;
- high probability of injury from accidental falls and impacts;
- inability to restore coverage.