All-ceramic cookware has become popular due to its versatility and safe cooking properties. As many people make the switch to non-toxic cookware, it's helpful to know how long ceramic cookware will last.
How Long Does Ceramic Cookware Last?
There are two types of ceramic cookware: pure ceramic and ceramic-coated. Each is made with different materials, which contributes to how long they last.
Pure ceramic cookware can last for decades or even lifetimes when properly cared for. The cookware is made entirely of clay and other inorganic materials and handcrafted using a simple, effective process that ensures durability. Cookware that is 100% ceramic is designed to become a go-to staple of your kitchen and be passed down to future generations.
By way of contrast, ceramic-coated cookware usually lasts one to three years before the coating begins to lose its non-stick properties. The life span of ceramic-coated cookware is influenced by various factors, including the strength of the coating, frequency and method of use as well as maintenance.
Spray-on ceramic coatings may begin to deteriorate when subjected to high heat, rough cleaning or the use of sharp utensils. While there are higher quality ceramic-coated pots and pans on the market, the coating will still fail as time goes by.
How to Prolong the Life Span of Ceramic Cookware
Ceramic cookware is durable and long-lasting, yet proper cooking methods and cleaning practices are essential to preserve its life span. Here's how to care for ceramic cookware:
Use Low Heat
Preheat on low-medium heat for a few minutes before cooking. Even though all-ceramic options are designed to handle high temperatures, cooking at medium to low heat is the best method for even and smooth cooking as well as extending the life span of the cookware.
Coat With High-Quality Oils
Top-quality oils and butter, such as avocado oil and grass-fed butter, will give the cookware the proper fat it needs to prevents food from sticking. It will also make cleaning easier and keep you from using harsh and abrasive cleaning methods.
Match the Cookware to the Burner Size
It's important that the diameter of the pot or pan's base matches the size of the burner. This will help prevent hot spots and create a cooking surface with an even temperature.
Apply Proper Cleaning Methods
The way you clean your ceramic cookware can directly affect how long it lasts. While these vessels are safe inside the dishwasher and can be easily washed by hand, stubborn stains may occur that require more intense cleaning. When this happens, use baking soda and a scouring pad to safely remove burnt or stuck-on food.
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