Ceramic Cookware

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Has anyone used ceramic pans for any length of time? I'm trying to decide whether to stick with teflon or go with ceramic. My main concern is the durability of the non-stick surface. I'm not that concerned with the teflon releasing poison gasses because I never cook hot enough to cause it.

    I've read that the non-stick properties of the ceramic are really good. Of course, teflon is still a bit better but I don't think the difference is enough to cause me to go with one or the other. Again it comes down to durability.

    Anyone have any experience? @Engaged Chicken @Bro @Neesie
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Lot of fucking cooks here tonight.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I don't like teflon, can give off nasty fumes.
     
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    I've never used ceramic.
     
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    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    Your nose can smell things mine can't.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Me neither. A lot of the articles are several years old so I was hoping to hear from some people with experience.
     
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    I don't have any experience, sorry.
     
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    Teflon is gross. :grr: Ceramic is cheap, its fine for eggs. But other than that get a decent stainless pan and learn how to use it. It can be nonstick, that is another subject for another time. Or @Bro can explain it tonight.
     
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    i do. as long as you get good quality (i.e. not the bargain basement brands) they last, and cook great.
     
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    teflon based non-stick is dangerous for birds so i dont have any. ceramic, cast iron, and stainless are all i use.
     
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    Is this what you mean by ceramic?
    And dont use metal on it for stirring. No fork. No knife. No metal tongs. Or it gets all scratched up.

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    I usually make my eggs on a non-stick teflon, never noticed any difference of flavor from using a nonstick or castiron. You can taste the difference from food cooked on a non-stick?
     
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    I use a old school cast iron that is a smooth as glass.
     
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    :snicker:
     
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    I despise that teflon smell. :grr:
     
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    why?
     
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    I think I have a crappy nose, I've never smelled anything.
     
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    i'm told people can't smell it at all, but when teflon overheats the fumes it gives off are deadly to birds.