Over time, people wanted to move away from Teflon-coated non-stick cookware, which is made with Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This is the potentially toxic chemical used to create the non-stick cooking surface in non stick cookware. It’s been around for years.
I was excited when Xtrema Cookware contacted me. They asked if I would be interested to try their 10″ ceramic skillet, and write about it on my cooking blog for dads.
Ceramcor sent me a 10″ Xtrema ceramic skillet with lid to try it out. I made my favorite fried rice dish to test this skillet.
After using it a few times and figuring out how to use it, the Xtrema 10″ skillet quickly became my go-to skillet for our everyday cooking. Ceramcor now offers a full line of ceramic cookware cookware that is safe and 100% PFOA free. You can learn more here.
What Is Xtrema Cookware?
Xtrema Cookware from Ceramcor is sturdy and beautiful PFOA-free pure ceramic cookware. Now you can cook the way our ancestors did from the beginning of time.
It is made from just clay and water and can handle heat up to 2000 degrees F. I don’t think you will ever need that much heat, but if you do your Xtrema can handle it!.
The 10″ skillet heats up quickly and evenly, and there are no cold spots. This makes cooking a joy. I found the high walls do a great job to keep the food in the skillet and not all over the stove top.
The comfortable silicone heat resistant handle sleeve is a nice addition. Pure Ceramic cookware can get hot, and the sleeve keeps my hand from getting a burn. If the sleeve gets dirty, no problem. Just a quick wipe down with a sponge is all it takes and it looks brand new.
The Xtrema 100% ceramic cookware 10″ skillet quickly became my go-to skillet for our everyday cooking.
Like shopping on Amazon? You can find Xtrema Cookware on Amazon!
You can find Xtrema Cookware on Amazon!
Is Pure Ceramic Cookware Safe to Use?
You may be wondering is ceramic cookware safe? Pure ceramic cookware is the real green cookware. It is made predominantly with two ingredients found naturally on earth – water and clay.
The shiny black glaze that helps to make pure ceramic cookware non stick is also made from ceramic. There is no risk of the non stick cookware leaching toxic chemicals into your food, and ultimately into your body, like Teflon-coated non stick cookware.
To help achieve this, Xtrema Cookware 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.
Ceramcor has their products tested to ensure they meet the following standards:
- Lead free
- Cadmium free
- In full compliance with USDA to ensure products are free of lead and cadmium
- Meets California Prop 65 standards for hazardous materials.
The toxic chemicals found in non stick cookware won’t leach into your food. This is a huge benefit when I’m cooking. I want to know I am using cookware that is safe, and I’m not poisoning my family with toxic chemicals.
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How is Xtrema Cookware made?
What Cooking Surfaces Can You Use?
- Glass top
- Induction (must use induction disk, available here)
Other Xtrema Cookware Pieces:
NEW! Traditions Saucepans!
How Well Does Ceramic Cookware Perform in the kitchen?
Do You Need to Season Xtrema Cookware before use?
No, Seasoning is not needed on your Xtrema Ceramic. Just wash with warm water before use, and you are ready to go.
How Do You Sear Meat in Your Xtrema Pure 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.
The key to searing meat in a ceramic skillet is to have a hot surface. You should never put meat onto a cold ceramic cooking surface.
The best way to get ceramic cookware hot for searing meat 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. Finally, 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. With your Xtrema ceramic skillet, you are simply using your oven instead of a burner to get the ceramic skillet hot enough to sear meat.
Is Xtrema Cookware Easy to Clean?
Cermacor says you can clean Xtrema Cookware with a sponge and warm water, steel wool or brillo pads.
These are just a few of the many benefits of ceramic cookware. You may decide if this is the green cookware for you.
You can wash 100% ceramic cookware in a dishwasher. Manufacturer recommends hand washing.
My go-to cleaner to remove stubborn hard to remove stains and 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 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 Cookware
- Allows you to use low to medium heat.
- Works on a stove top or in an oven.
- 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.
- Store in fridge or freezer.
- This durable cooking surface won’t ever scratch.
- Easy to clean with sponge and warm water.
- Xtrema is dishwasher safe.
- Xtrema Cookware has a 50 Year Warranty against scratching.
- 100% 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 learning to cook with ceramic cookware.
- Only sold online
Can Xtrema Cookware chip or break?
Xtrema Cookware can chip or break if dropped onto a hard surface. Stack carefully in the cupboard or dishwasher.
How Do You store Xtrema Cookware?
The manufacturer recommends you store your Xtrema pieces separately if space permits. Stacking ceramic cookware 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.
What Utensils Can You Use with Xtrema?
You should only use nylon, wood or silicone tools when cooking with Xtrema cookware. Metal utensils may leave unsightly gray marks on the cooking surface (not scratches).
Where Can You Buy Xtrema Cookware?
To save you money in reduced shipping and handling costs from warehouses to department stores and eventually to your kitchen, Xtrema Cookware is shipped directly from the Cermacore distribution center in New Jersey to your door.
You can visit the Xtrema Cookware Store here.
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