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by Jen Biederman on 03/11/2009
Cast Iron Cookware - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Into heavy metal?
Then you'll love cast iron cookware. With a little heat, these iron maids perform just as well as or better than Teflon options, without all the health question marks. [Insert guitar solo here.]
A better way to fry your bat's head. Foods cooked in cast iron absorb valuable iron that's good for your health.
Tossing panties, not pennies. Cast iron pans (at about $25) are a fraction of the cost of many nonstick pans (which can cost you $50 and up), and they last forever.
Less chemical influence. When seasoned properly (see "DIY Bite," below), cast iron pans are as nonstick as the usual options, but without the chemical polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a likely carcinogen according to the EPA.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Years ago when I lived with my best friend we inherited some of his grandparents cast iron pans. It definitely took us some time to get used to the weight and how to cook stuff without burning or having it stick to the pan, but it wasn't long before we loved them and refused to cook with anything else. Try 'em out for yourself, just make sure you season the pans and use enough oil when you're cooking otherwise food will stick. ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.