Recently, ceramic cookware has become more popular. Most people know ceramic is healthier than non-stick coating because Teflon contains PFOA and PFE, a toxic chemical used in non-stick coating. Due to these concerns, ceramic is being touted as a safe alternative to Teflon. It is also touted as healthier because it requires less grease and is better for the environment – some are even advertised as recyclable. Ceramic offers the benefits of being non-stick without the danger.It comes in two types, pure
ceramic and coated ceramic.
Pure ceramic sets are more expensive because fewer companies sell them. It is more complicated to make, is cast from a mold, dipped in a layer of enamel and fired. (this is why ceramic cookware is recommended for low to medium heat). You can expect to pay more than $250, maybe $280-$499, although there is a 16-piece Xtrema for $649 on their website.But these are quality cookware and a good quality piece of pure ceramic can last 50 years with proper care. You'll know pure ceramic because it doesn't have a metal handle or a glass lid.
Ceramic Coating Kit may be a bit more expensive than non-stick, but it is affordable and not too expensive. The price of this type of cookware can vary depending on the manufacturer, and there are many brands of accessories and kits that you can buy on a budget. However, it is better to buy one that will do the job.Do you buy parts or sets? Would it be better to buy one or so good, or spend more and get the whole set? Prices vary depending on the quantity and quality of the
ceramic. You can expect to pay $75-250 for a set.
An important factor to consider in cost is warranty and durability.Is there a guarantee? Insurance for how long? Will I really take care of it or will it have to be replaced in a few years? Care shouldn't be a buyer's first concern, but it's sure to help this pan last a long time. Pure ceramic can last 50 years with proper care.Some brands of ceramic coated cookware offer 10-year warranties, some 2 years, some not. Looking for people who do. This isn't really a deal breaker - although the comes in handy - as there may be warranty exclusions. For example, ceramics are dishwasher safe, but the warranty may not cover dishwasher damage. This usually means damage caused by other pots, pans, or dishes hitting each other.
Quality is the key to purchasing. The top-rated ceramic pot sets for ease of use and cost are Greenpan and Cuisinart, with WearEver in third place. Your lower average price for a good set would be $140. The top-rated pure ceramic cookware set is the Xtrema, with one priced between $288 and $439. Don't be afraid to spend money on good kitchen tools, but remember that you get what you pay for.