Which Material makes the Safest Cookware: Metals, Ceramics or Pure-Clay?

When looking for cookware in the market, you will come across pots and pans made from mainly three kinds of material – different kind of metals and alloys (combination of metals), ceramics (man-made material that resembles clay), and some, clay cookwareMost are coated further with glazes, liquid metals, Teflon and the like. Let’s have a look at each one of them to find out which one makes the safest cookware. 


Most commonly used materials for making cookware are metals like stainless steel (an alloy of different metals including nickel, molybdenum, iron etc.), cast iron, aluminum, Teflon (for non-stick pans) — all of them are reactive with food (a biochemical entity). 

At cooking temperatures, these metals and chemicals react with oxygen, hydrogen, halogens, vitaminsminerals, and proteins to form compounds that are not the same nutrients any more. They are then assimilated with food and accumulate in tissues and organs. When this goes on for a long time, it becomes the foundation for many health issues.  

Also, in metal cookware, the type of heat, near-infrared heat — is harsh and damaging to these delicate nutrients. Clearly, if the safest cookware is what you are looking for, then metals are not the answer! 


Conventional ceramic cookware is made from a multitude of chemicals, metal oxides and other inorganic substancesThe ceramic material could have many different names depending on the composition and proportion of these elements, like porcelain, stoneware, ceramic etc. The glazes and enamel used for coating are a composition of different chemicals, oxides and metals. Like metals, these also leach toxins into food while cooking. And similarly, the delicate nutrients are destroyed due to the damaging heat from the walls of these pots that are made with a combination of different kinds of raw materials.  Unfortunately, ceramics also does not make the safest cookware. 

Natural Clay

If you look at ancient history, all-natural clay was the only material used for making cookware. This practice, however, changed few hundred years ago. You can still find some potters that make utensils from clay. But the problem is – many use chemicals and metal additives to expedite the manufacturing process.

They also use glazes that blend with the color of the fired clay—this is done to make the finishing process easier and faster and for the finished product to look smoother. It’s hard to find anyone making cookware from 100% all-natural clay, like in the old times, every piece individually made, unglazed and PURE.

Also, the clay used today is mostly secondary or tertiary clay which also might have contaminants.

Miriam’s Earthen Cookware is an all-American company birthed just to fill that gap.  The owner, a visionary who experienced in her life the significance of cooking in a pure and safe material decided to make her own line of cookware that beats all standards set today. 

MEC (Miriams Earthen Cookware) uses 100% pure and certified primary clay to make cookware. MEC’s pure-clay is harvested from unfarmed and non-industrialized lands, and is scientifically tested to make sure it is free from any contaminants. They actually publish the results of their complete testing on their website—that’s a first-time-in-the world, kind of thing!  They are also handmade without using chemicals so you get your best food when cooked in them. 

Also, they cook with a unique far infrared heat that penetrates deep into every grain and cooks without damaging the delicate nutrients. Thanks to this food-friendly heat — there is no loss of nutrients. The food cooked in MEC’s pure-clay pots is free from toxins and rich in nutrition which makes them the safest cookware available in the market.  

Visit MEC Store today and get a set of safest cookware for your own kitchen and enjoy the great many health benefits that come from using this time-honored pots and pans.

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