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If you are anything like us, you have tons of pots and pans, but gravitate towards using the same rotation of cookware. These days, research has illuminated how lots of cookware is made with harmful metals such as cadmium, lead, and nickel (ew). As you look to upgrade your pans and eliminate harmful chemicals from your meals, check out our favorite line of cookware from GreenPan.

Cut down on clutter and get an eco-friendly upgrade in the process!

Choose Your Non-Stick Cookware Wisely

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We'd like to believe that something as simple as cookware would be safe to use. Yet, unfortunately, that's not always the case. Consumers should strive to be hyper-aware of what their cookware is made of since most can contain harmful metals such as cadmium, lead, and nickel that can become loose from the pan, finding their way into the food and make meals unsafe.

Home cooks on the hunt for cookware with a nonstick coating should be wary of using pots and pans developed with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a fluoropolymer made from PFAS, commonly known as Teflon. This synthetic polymer helps food not stick to the pan. Although convenient in the kitchen, PTFE has been known to release various gases and chemicals that present mild to severe toxicity.

Alarmingly, another coating, perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), a common chemical found in nonstick coated pans, has been linked to a constellation of health concerns. Studies show that PFOA exposure increases the risk of testicular, kidney, bladder, thyroid, prostate, and ovarian cancers.

If this appears possibly dangerous to you, imagine what these toxic cookwares are doing for our delicate environment. With GreenPan, you never have to worry if its products are safe to use because they're made from natural healthy materials.

Why GreenPan Does it Better

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Having all of the ingredients for a healthy meal is a great start. But, healthy cooking truly begins with GreenPan. All of GreenPan's cookware contains Thermolon, an innovative ceramic non-stick coating manufactured without the use of harmful PFAS, PFOA, or PTFE. GreenPan also does not contain lead or cadmium. GreenPan's Thermolon is made from silicon, a sand derivative—not to be confused with silicone. That sand derivative is then converted into a sprayable solution used as a safe, healthy, and durable coating for GreenPan cookware.

GreenPan cookware never comes in contact with potentially dangerous chemicals, unlike most traditional non-stick pans, so there is no chance of emitting toxic fumes during the cooking process. GreenPan is even safe to use around our feathered friends! No, toxic fumes will be released, potentially harming them. Now that's worry-free, healthy cooking at its finest!

GreenPan cares deeply about sustainably earning multiple ISO certificates for their efforts in properly caring for their staff and surroundings. GreenPan responsibility chooses to use upcycled stainless steel and aluminum whenever possible. As the pans are coated with Thermolon, GreenPan emits 60% less CO2 compared to traditional non-stick pans!

The Only Pans You'll Ever Need

1. GreenPan Venice Pro Non-Stick FryPan

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If you're looking for a healthier way of cooking, look no further than our top choice for the best overall frying pan from GreenPan: the GreenPan Venice Pro. Its timeless design combines an Evershine stainless steel body with GreenPan's innovative Thermolon. A ceramic interior that is easy to clean, exceptionally resistant to damage from utensils, and requires minimal oil, Thermolon delivers a type of non-stick power you won't believe!

The GreenPan Venice Pro tri-ply stainless steel frying pan offers the durability of traditional stainless steel frying pans with non-stick technology's benefits, but without the worry of toxins or harmful chemicals.

2. Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Covered Saucepan

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No kitchen is complete without a durable saucepan. Complete your cookware collection with the Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Covered Saucepan that will undoubtedly stay looking brand new for years to come with its stainless steel body reinforced with Evershine technology.

The high-quality, sleek triple-clad stainless steel body is not only reinforced with Evershine technology, but also contains GreenPan's healthy ceramic non-stick coating, Thermolon. The healthy ceramic non-stick coating makes preparing side dishes as well as cleaning up a total breeze. The Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Covered Saucepan can withstand oven and broiler temperatures of up to 600 degrees and has a stay-cool stainless steel handle for ease of use.

3. Levels Hard Anodized Stackable Ceramic Nonstick Round Grill Pan

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Meet your new favorite pan: the Levels Hard Anodized Stackable Ceramic Nonstick Round Grill Pan. No grill? No problem. GreenPan's incredible ceramic non-stick round grill pan brings that iconic grill taste to the stovetop.

Made from durable hard-anodized aluminum and diamond-infused ceramic non-stick coating, this high-quality pan allows grill aficionados to get those perfect sear marks on tender steaks year-round without stepping away from the stove.

Staying true to its high-quality counterparts, the impressive Levels Hard grill pan is free of harmful PFAS and PFOA as well as metals such as lead and cadmium, which ensures that no toxic fumes will ever release if overheated. This GreenPan grill pan has an oven-safe temperature of 400 degrees.

4. Chatham Ceramic Nonstick Wok

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Get ready to cook up some favorite international fare or feed a hungry crowd with GreenPan's Chatham Ceramic Nonstick Wok. The gorgeous wok is made with an ultra-durable ceramic non-stick coating. Free from harmful PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium, its guaranteed to give any traditional carbon steel wok a run for its money.

The Chatham Ceramic Nonstick Wok has a timeless appearance. Its long-lasting durable anodized body is scratch-resistant, even when using abrasive metal utensils. The Chatham has a convenient stay-cool stainless steel handle that comes in handy for wok tossing, protecting busy hands when the wok becomes burning hot. The Chatham can also withstand oven temperatures up to 600 degrees.

Once you use GreenPan, you'll quickly realize that they're the only pans you'll ever want for all of your cooking needs. Trade your old cookware for healthy, durable, reliable cookware you can always trust. Cook with GreenPan!

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