Safest Cookware 101: What Are The Dangers of Metal Cookware?

Safest Cookware

There has been a lot of buzz lately about pure-clay cookware, about how much better they are than regular, metal vessels, how much healthier. They are touted as the safest cookware with benefits such as being non-toxic, no lead or tastier food were all dangled before our eyes, but the question is what exactly are they protecting us from? People have used metal cookware for decades before this new trend penetrated the market and no one died from it. Well, in fact, they might have!

Teflon Is A Carcinogen

When Teflon pans first came out, everyone was crazy about them. Frying eggs with no butter or oil? Crazy. And the clean up process was so quick and easy. All of that came with a price! First, Teflon manufacturers advised for people not to use this cookware near birds, because these pans give off toxic fumes called PFOA, which can kill birds in a matter of minutes. Then, after further studies and considerations, the EPA Advisory Board wanted to upgrade PFOA to a substance that’s likely human carcinogen. And here are its dangers: pancreatic cancer, cancer of the male reproductive tract, abnormal testosterone regulation, damage to thyroid gland. This doesn’t sound delicious at all. You’ll never have this risk with pure clay cookware.

Aluminum Causes Alzheimer’s

This may sound like a far stretch, but it’s not actually. Aluminum pots and pans conduct heat exquisitely, but all those molecules will leach into your food. See, aluminum is a highly reactive metal and once the pan heats up, plenty of its molecules will pass onto your food. Ingesting high doses of aluminum has been connected to Alzheimer’s disease, again a risk not worth taking. On the other hand, pure clay is 100% inert, which means it won’t react with the food in any way, so you don’t have to worry about putting toxins inside your body.

Choosing The Safest

The bottom line is that people now are more aware of what goes on around them, are far more educated with regards to product consumption and far more careful with what they put inside them. And this awareness and concern have gone beyond the point of checking labels and watching for non-healthy produce but also choosing the safest cookware.

More and more people have started to understand that cookware matters too, that it affects the quality of the food they serve. Convenience and quickness are not high on the priority list anymore. Health is! This is why more and more cooks have turned way from metal vessels and started using pure clay cookware. It’s been used the world over in many countries for hundreds of years, but the American people are getting the hang of it too. And they like the results: healthier, better tasting food!


Miriam’s Earthen Cookware is an All-american company that makes 100% Healthy, Green & Non-toxic cookware. They are America’s 1st pure clay cookware makers and their pots and pans are individually handcrafted without using ANY chemicals, metals, glazes, additives, extenders or toxins — it’s purer than the food grown today!

The unique heat radiating from these unglazed, ‘pure-earth’ pots cooks without destroying the nutritional cells and without adding any toxins/chemicals into the food (traditional cookware leach heavy metals, chemicals, inorganic oxides, all of which are toxic in the body). Go to their website and sign up to win a FREE Pot or email them to receive a sample. miriamsearthencookware DOT com

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