Which Types Of Cooking Pot Materials Are Dangerous To Health?

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The materials commonly used in cookware and utensils include Aluminum, Copper, Iron, Lead, Stainless steel and Teflon™ (polytetrafluoroethlyene). Everyone is now aware that Lead and Copper have been associated with various illnesses and health hazards and should be avoided. This is a reason water pipes are no longer made of lead but plastic. You must have heard about lead poisoning before, so we don’t want this in our cooking pots and frying pans. This post is meant to enlighten us on the cookware that we use and the potential dangers some of them pose to our health.

I have written so many articles and I have seen a lot of responses, feedback and comments from people. Hence, I can guess that one question in the mind of some people already is, “which one is the best and which one is the most dangerous pot material”. Honestly, it is a hard to say what the best materials are as they all have their own advantages and downsides.

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What You Need To Know about Pots & Pans Materials

Although there are several materials for making our cookware, we are only going to write on the most commonly used ones ans any health risk that may be associated. We are not going to talk about earthen ware like clay pots but common ones like stainless steel, aluminium and cast iron cookware and potential health hazards.

As you go on reading the article, you will see a VIDEO TO GUIDE YOU on how to choose safe cooking pots!

We’ll drop a few notes on non-stick pots too. Click 2 to page 2 below to see the various types of cooking pot and pan materials and details about them…

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Ahmed is a Food Scientist/Technologist first of all. A Seasoned Blogger, Astute Marketer, Food Enthusiast and Manchester United Lover. I read anything and everything available so I know so many useful and useless things.


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  1. 316TitanumL is the highest grade of stainless that does not react with the body because it is inert. So when we cook with it,it does not react with acid n enzymes in our food,so it keeps d purity n flavour in our food n preserves the nutrient in the food that the body needs to help buid our immune system n keep us healthy.

  2. Sir, from your last point, are you suggesting that non-stick cookware is the preferred one to use for cooking?

  3. The best form of cookware you can use as Ada has said is Titanium 316Ti. This is what I do for a living aside other things. We show people free presentations on how to eat healthy turning your food to medicine instead of eating your medicine as food. Also Making our kitchen our clinic and getting the best out of our meals and be guilt free. To book or know more about all these feel free to get me on my email [email protected]

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