Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Review

Posted on 22nd June 2019 in Ceramic Cookware Reviews
Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Review

Healthy, Green Cookware: No PFOA, No Leaching

We always loved using non stick cookware.  The ease of use, food didn’t stick, and it was easy to clean. Who wouldn’t love using this kind of cookware?

Well, that was until we learned that Teflon-coated non-stick cookware is often made with Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), also known as C8. 

These are the potentially toxic chemicals used to create the non-stick cooking surface in this cookware. 

Our family started looking for other types of green cookware that have a non stick cooking surface, and without these health risks.

I was excited when Xtrema Ceramic Cookware contacted me, and asked if I would be interested to market their pure ceramic cookware on my cooking blog. 

They sent me a 10″ skillet with lid to try it out.  I made my favorite fried rice dish to put it to test.  The skillet heated up quickly and evenly, and there were no cold spots. I found the  high walls do a great job to keep the food in the skillet and won’t easily spill on the stove top. 

I love the comfortable silicone heat resistant handle sleeve.  It kept my hand from getting a burn, and I didn’t need to use a towel when taking the skillet off the burner or from the oven.

This quickly became my go-to skillet for our everyday cooking.

 

Why Use Xtrema Ceramic Cookware?

Xtrema Cookware from Ceramcor is sturdy and beautiful PFOA-free 100% pure ceramic cookware made from just clay and water.  Now you can cook the way our ancestors did from the beginning of time.

Xtrema is made from natural clay from the earth and water, and is free of any toxic man-made chemicals, like PFOA.  This is a man-made chemical which was developed in the 1940.  It is applied to the cooking surface of aluminum cookware to make it non-stick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramcor has Xtrema ceramic cookware tested on a yearly basis.  This is to certify it is free of toxic chemicals, such as lead and cadmium.

Oldest Known Form Of Cookware

 

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Ceramic cookware is the oldest known form of cookware, which dates back to the dawn of civilization.

Xtrema Cookware from Ceramcor is real green
eco-friendly cookware.  
It is made the same way our ancestors made clay cookware thousands of years ago.  It is made predominantly with clay, water and inorganic materials found naturally in the earth.

Xtrema Cookware is so durable, it can withstand temperatures up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.  You will probably never need to cook food at such extreme temps that can melt metal cookware.

 

Is Pure Ceramic Cookware Safe to Use?

You may be wondering is ceramic cookware safe?  Pure ceramic cookware, like Xtrema 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.

 

Why Use Ceramic Cookware?

 

Xtrema Cookware 10" Skillet

Xtrema skillet on my stove top.

 

With the push in our society today to live a more natural, healthy and chemical-free life, that trend has extended from removing chemicals and toxins in the foods we eat to also eliminating toxic chemicals from the cookware we use to prepare the foods we feed our families.

To help achieve this, Xtrema is the best ceramic 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.

 

 

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Sale

 

Don’t Confuse Xtrema Cookware with Ceramic-Coated Cookware

 

Pure Ceramic Cookware

 

Ceramic-coated cookware, often available for $100 or less, is just synthetic ceramic-coated aluminum cookware.  Ceramic coated cookware has a lifespan of 3-5 years, while Xtrema will never wear out.

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware from Ceramcor, is the best ceramic cookware set on the market hands down.  They don’t just make skillets.

 

Check out Xtrema Ceramic Dutch Oven HERE.

 

10-Quart Versa Dutch Oven

 

Check out the Colors

 

 

 

How is Xtrema Ceramic Cookware made?

 How Ceramic Cookware is made

 

 Source: Ceramcor

 

 

Is Xtrema Cookware Safe?

 

A healthy alternative to Non Stick Cookware

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.

You can view the Inspection Certificates Here

 

 

What Cooking Surfaces will Xtrema Cookware work on?

 

Cooking with ceramic cookware

 

 

 

Xtrema Cookware Comes in These Exciting Colors.

Just Click a Picture Below to learn more:

 

 

11-Piece Versatility Set

10 Piece Set

 

Each Set Includes:
1.25-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
2.5-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
3.5-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
10-Inch Versa Skillet with Lid
2 Black Silicone Handle Pot Holders (fits versa pots)

 

 

5-Piece Starter Set

5 Piece Set

 

Each Set Includes:
1.5-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
7-Inch Traditions Skillet
2-Piece Red Pot Holder Set for Versa Pots

 

8-Piece Traditions Saucepan Set

8 Piece Set

 

Each Set Includes:
16-Ounce Traditions Saucepan with Lid
1-Quart Traditions Saucepan with Lid
1.5-Quart Traditions Saucepan with Lid
2.5-Quart Traditions Saucepan with Lid

 

10-Piece Xtrema Versa Set

10-Piece Xtrema Versa Set

 

Each Set Includes:
1.25-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
2.5-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
3.5-Quart Versa Pot with Lid
10-Inch Versa Skillet with Lid
2 Black Silicone Handle Pot Holders (fits versa pots)

 

 

 

Other Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Pieces:

 

 

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

 

Xtrema Ceramic Cookware

 

 

Pros of Xtrema Ceramcor Ceramic 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

 

Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware

 

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.

 

 

What Appliances Can You Cook with Xtrema Ceramic Cookware?

 

Xtrema works on the following cooking surfaces:

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

 

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?

6-Piece Nylon Kitchen Tool Set

 

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).

We recommend these Xtrema Cookware Wooden Utensils

 

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 Ceramic Cookware Store here.

 

 

Click the banner below to save an extra 15% off your order

 

 

 

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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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