What are the alternatives to Teflon cookware?
Yes, you can go a completely different direction, but none of those options is truly non-stick. Stainless, cast iron, enamelized iron, etc all will stick to some extent or another and require considerably more care to give even a close proximity to non-stickiness as Teflon. Anodized, by the way, is the treatment applied to the outside of aluminum pans. It is somewhat non-stick, but isn’t durable enough to use on the inside of a pan. It does make the outside of the pan much less susceptible to staining (it WILL stain a bit) and easier to clean. Here’s the most important thing, in my opinion: Buy quality pots and pans. If you buy the best quality you can afford, you will have fewer problems with the Teflon coating. The other important thing to understand is that temperature is very important. You shouldn’t super-heat Teflon. That’s what causes off-gassing of the chemicals and the potential for those substanced to get into your food or the air. Overheating will also cause the Teflon to re