Non stick cookware used to be our favorite cookware. We loved how the skillets heated up quickly. Now we use an Xtrema ceramic skillet, the original green cookware.
We especially loved the ease of cooking food that didn’t stick to the bottom of the skillet. The other benefit we found was the ease of cleaning non stick cookware.
We started to read about the potential health risks associated with the chemical, PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) also known as C8.
This is a man-made chemical developed in the 1940. It is applied to the cooking surface of aluminum cookware to make it non-stick.
We decided to get rid of our non stick cookware. Wed wanted to replace them with other types of green cookware that is non stick cooking; and without the health risks of Teflon coated cookware.
If you are like me, you are looking for safe and healthy non stick green cookware from Ceramcor may be the way to go.
Xtrema from Ceramcor is a sturdy and beautiful PFOA-free 100% ceramic cookware set that allows you cook the way our ancestors cooked from the beginning of time. That is cookware made from natural clay and water from the earth, and is free of toxic man-made chemicals found in some cookware that can leech into your food.
Oldest Known Form Of Cookware
Ceramic cookware is the oldest known form of cookware, which dates back to the dawn of civilization.
It is made the same way our ancestors made clay cookware thousands of years ago, predominantly with inorganic materials found naturally in the earth. This is the original green cookware free of toxic chemicals like Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
It is mixed with other natural ingredients to make it sturdy, hard to chip, easy to clean. In addition, 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.
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 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.
You’ll like these walls.
Xtrema Ceramic skillets have high walls to prevent food from spilling onto your stove top and making a mess. This is a huge benefit over many other types of cookware, and not having to scoop up rice or veggies that spill out as you cook, makes cooking a lot more fun.
In addition, ceramic cookware can get hot during the cooking process on the stove top or in the oven. It is convenient that Ceramcor includes a heat resistant silicone sleeve that goes over the handle. This will help prevent burns.
Why Use Ceramic Cookware?
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.
Don’t Confuse Real Ceramic Cookware with Cheap Ceramic-Coated Cookware
Ceramic-coated cookware, often available for $100 or less, is not real ceramic cookware. It is just synthetic ceramic-coated aluminum cookware, and contains toxic chemicals. Ceramic coated cookware has a lifespan of 3-5 years, while Xtrema will last for years.
Xtrema Cookware from Ceramcor, is the best ceramic cookware set on the market hands down. They don’t just make skillets.
Xtrema Ceramic Cookware is Cadmium, PFOA and PTFE Free
Xtrema Cookware is made of 100% all-natural materials found naturally on earth, including clay and water.
It does not contain lead or any other harmful chemicals, such as cadmium, which was used in color pigments, and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
Unlike many types of non-stick cookware that contain potentially toxic materials, Xtrema ceramic 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 the cookware from Ceramcor meets 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?
Here is the 18 day manufacturing process to make Xtrema Ceramic Cookware:
Is Xtrema Ceramic Cookware Safe?
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.
What Cooking Surfaces will Xtrema Cookware work on?
- Glass top
- Induction (must use induction
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Xtrema Cookware Comes in These Exciting Colors.
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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.
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, but hand washing is recommended.
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.
Pros of Xtrema Ceramcor Ceramic Cookware
- Allows you to use low to medium heat.
- Can be used 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.
- Xtrema can be put in the fridge or freezer.
- This durable cooking surface can never be scratched – Unlike cheap ceramic coated metal cookware, which can be easily scratched and damaged, especially when overheated.
- 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 to get used to cooking with ceramic cookware.
- Only sold online
Can Xtrema 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, 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 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 metal cookware.
- stove top
- in the oven
- under the broiler
- in a microwave
- on the grill
How Do You store Xtrema Cookware?
It is recommended to store your Xtrema 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. 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 Ceramic Cookware Store here.
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