Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Review

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Review

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware from Ceramcor, is a sturdy and beautiful PFOA-free ceramic cookware line that allows you cook the way our ancestors cooked from the beginning of time, with products made from natural clay and water from the earth, which are free of toxic chemicals.

With the push in our society today to live a more natural, chemical-free life, that trend has extended from removing chemicals and toxins in the foods we eat to eliminating toxic chemicals from the cookware we use to prepare the foods we feed our families; as these colorless and odorless toxins can leach into our foods and ultimately into our bodies with unknown long-term health effects.

If you have been wanting to get rid of your Teflon-coated non stick cookware and convert your kitchen to the best green cookware that is 100% free of harmful toxins, such as lead, cadmium, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which can leach into your food and cause potential health issues, then you need to consider buying ceramic cookware, which is the only true naturally green cookware available on the market today.

The best green cookware on the market hands down is Xtrema Cookware from Ceramcor, based in New Jersey.



Why Consider Using Ceramic Cookware?


Ceramic cookware is the oldest known form of cookware, which dates back to the dawn of civilization.  Unlike most non stick cookware sold today that uses potentially harmful toxic man-made materials, Xtrema from Ceramcor is a unique green eco-friendly cookware that is made predominantly with inorganic materials found naturally in the earth, such as clay and water.

It is mixed with other natural ingredients to make it sturdy, hard to chip, easy to clean and can withstand temperatures up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, though you will probably never need to cook food at such extreme temps that can melt metal cookware.

You may be wondering is ceramic cookware safe?  Ceramic cookware is the real green cookware, made predominantly with two ingredients found naturally on earth – water and clay.

The shiny black glaze that helps to make Xtrema Ceramic Cookware non stick is made from ceramic, so there is no risk of the non stick cookware leaching toxic chemicals into your food, and ultimately into your body.



Xtrema Ceramic Cookware is cadmium, PFOA and PTFE Free


Xtrema Ceramic Cookware is made of 100% all-natural materials found naturally on earth, including clay and water and it does not contain lead or any other harmful chemicals, such as cadmium, which was used in color pigments, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

Unlike many types of metal cookware, Xtrema cookware does not leach any heavy metals or harmful chemicals into your food during the cooking process, like Teflon-coated non stick cookware can, which can become liquefied at just 350 degrees.

For your safety all Xtrema Cookware must meet California Prop 65 standards, whether the product is sold online or in stores. Prop 65, passed in 1986, requires the State to maintain a list of toxic substances known to cause cancer.  In the case of cookware, lead is the leading chemical violator.


How is Xtrema Ceramic Cookware made?


While most ceramic cookware is mass produced by machines in a matter of hours and is actually metal cookware coated in a synthetic ceramic material, Xtrema from Ceramcor is hand-made in a painstaking process that takes nearly 20 days from start to finish and includes multiple quality inspections.

If you find “ceramic cookware”, with a shiny white cooking surface and metal handles and sells for $100, it is synthetic ceramic coated metal cookware.  Below you will see the 18 day process to make 100% real ceramic cookware:


 Making Xtrema 1-9


 Source: Ceramcor


Comes in Three Exciting Colors, Just Click a Picture Below to learn more:


Xtrema Cookware 15 Piece Traditions Midnight Black Cookware Set   Xtrema Cookware 14 Piece Starlite White Versa 100% Ceramic Cookware Set

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware 14 Piece Midnight Black Versa   Xtrema Cookware 15 Piece Traditions FireBrick Red Cookware Set

Xtrema Cookware 14 Piece Apple Green Versa 100% Ceramic Cookware Set  Xtrema Ceramic Cookware 14 Piece Firebrick Red Versa

What Cooking Surfaces will Xtrema Ceramic Cookware work on?


  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Glass top
  • Induction (must use induction disk, available here, which is designed to fit on top of the induction burner and turns your Xtrema cookware into induction cookware, without the high cost of replacing your cookware).



How Well Does Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Perform?



Do You Need to Season Xtrema before use?


No, Seasoning is not needed on your Xtrema Ceramic Cookware.  Just wash before use, and you are ready to go.



How Do You Sear Meat in Your Xtrema Ceramic Skillet?


One of the most common functions most home cooks do is sear meat to lock in juices before putting meat in the oven.

You can even sear meat in PFOA-Free Non stick cookware, it just needs to be done a little differently than you may be used to.  You should never put meat onto a cold ceramic cooking surface.

The key to searing meat is having a hot surface.  The best way to get ceramic cookware hot for searing is to place your Xtrema ceramic skillet in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes, then place on a burner at Med to Med High heat, and then place your meat into the skillet to sear.

While this may seem like a complicated process, it usually takes about 5 minutes to heat up a metal skillet on the stove top to get it hot enough for searing meat, and with your Xtrema Cookware, you are simply using your oven instead of a burner to get the ceramic skillet hot enough to sear meat.

You can see how well Xtrema works with this delicious Turkey Burger Recipe


Is Xtrema Easy to Clean?


Cermacor says you can clean Xtrema Ceramic Cookware with steel wool or brillo pads, that will damage most other cookware, but will not even scratch the baked on glaze on this sturdy ceramic cookware.  These are a few benefits of ceramic cookware that may you decide if this is the green cookware for you.

You can wash ceramic cookware in a dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended.

My go to cleaner to remove stubborn hard to remove stains food particles is baking soda.  The light scrubbing action with baking soda is similar to the way detergent breaks down and removes stains from your clothes.  Baking soda is tough on stains, but is remarkably gentle to your ceramic cookware.


Is Xtrema Kosher Certified?


Yes, Xtrema Ceramic Cookware is kosher certified, but due to the porous consistency of ceramic cookware, you will need separate pieces for dairy and meat use.




Pros of Xtrema Ceramic Cookware


  • Lead and Cadmium free and Heavy Toxic Metal Free for your safety.
  • PFOA & PTFE Free with no unsafe non-stick coating.
  • Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Can Withstand Temperatures of 2,700F, unlike metal cookware, which can melt at 2,200F.
  • This durable cooking surface can never be scratched – Unlike cheap ceramic coated metal cookware, which can be easily scratched and damaged, especially when overheated.
  • Xtrema Cookware has a 50 Year Warranty against scratching.
  • 100% real ceramic cookware has no trace metals or chemicals that can leach into your food during cooking.


Cons of Xtrema Cookware

  • Can break if dropped on a hard surface.
  • Doesn’t stack easily for storage.
  • Can take a bit of time to get used to cooking with ceramic cookware.
  • Only sold online



Can Xtrema Ceramic Cookware chip or break if it is dropped on to a hard surface?


Since Xtrema Cookware is made from natural ceramic materials found in the earth naturally, and just like any other cookware product that is made from ceramic or glass materials, it can chip or break if dropped onto a hard surface or knocked around in the cupboard or dishwasher.



What Appliances Can You Cook with Xtrema Ceramic Cookware?


You will quickly find Xtrema Ceramic Cookware is just as versatile for cooking as non stick, cast iron or even stainless steel cookware.  Actually, ceramic cookware is more versatile, since it can be placed in a microwave oven.  You can’t do with most cookware that is either made from metal, or has metal pieces, such as bottoms, handles or rivets.


  • stove top
  • in the oven
  • under the broiler
  • in the microwave
  • on the grill
  • in a microwave oven
  • in a convection oven
  • in the toaster oven


How Do You store Xtrema?


It is recommended to store your Xtrema Ceramic Cookware pieces separately if space permits, since nesting pieces (stacking smaller pieces inside larger pieces) may cause cracking or chipping.

If you must nest Xtrema pieces for space constraint, place a cloth or paper towel inside each piece. Another tip is to reverse the covers when storing each pot separately. This will help prevent the covers from chipping.



Can I use Metal Utensils with Xtrema Cookware?


You should only use nylon, wood or silicone tools when cooking with Xtrema cookware.  Ceramic cookware is much harder than metal, so metal utensils will leave unsightly gray marks on the cooking surface (not scratches).

We recommend these Xtrema Wooden Utensils


Where Can You Buy Xtrema Ceramic Cookware?


To save you money in reduced shipping and handling costs to stores, and to reduce the distribution carbon footprint of this green cookware, that adds cost to the price of the product,  Xtrema Ceramic Cookware is delivered to you directly from the Cermacore distribution center in New Jersey.

You can visit the Xtrema Cookware Store here.



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Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.

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