cooking an egg on non-stick cookware

Non-Stick Cookware for Everyday Cooking

Published Jan 10 2022

Non-stick cookware is perfect for home chefs who want to keep their pan set simple and fuss-free in the kitchen. Your food won’t stick to your pots and pans, you can make delicious meals without using a ton of oil, and more importantly, clean-up is a breeze.

The presence of so many great non-stick cookware options in the market can be overwhelming to choose from. In today’s article, we’ve listed the top 3 types of non-stick cookware options to help you decide which type would work best for you!

Ceramic Coating

frying french toast with a ceramic frying pan

We're a fan of ceramic nonstick cookware because it is eco-friendly and easy to use for the average home cook. It’s nonstick coating is also made up of organic materials that are free from toxic chemicals. 

You can stew meat for hours, or sear mouthwatering steaks on your fry pan at high temperatures without worrying about harmful chemicals leaching into your food.

Enamel Coating

cooking a meal with a dutch oven

Enameled cast iron is a heavy duty nonstick cookware choice and is the preferred option of professional chefs. Its nonstick coating is eco-friendly and considered to be safe to use at high cooking temperatures by the FDA.

Unfortunately, these cookware set come with a high price point because of their durability and high-quality material. Apart from being heavy on the pocket, they are also pretty heavy in weight so they might not be the best option if you’re looking for a lightweight pan to fry eggs, or flip some pancakes on.


cooking pasta on a nonstick saute pan

PTFE is the oldest and most popular non-stick coated pan because of its affordability and easy-to-clean surface. This is the choice of many home cooks for everyday cooking, and is oven safe up to 260°C. However, it is important to note this type of cookware cannot withstand high heat. Apart from this, using PTFE coated cookware is already safer than ever, since the mandate for PTFE products to be PFOA free has been set in motion.

There may be a lot of non-stick cookware options available, such as ceramic coated and enameled cast iron, but PTFE pans have proven to be far superior when it comes to durability, and can outlast both ceramic and enamel coating. Out of all the PTFE pans, Whitford Eterna is the longest lasting nonstick coating in the market.

Click here to view our PTFE nonstick frying pan set. Famco's cookware set features a tri-ply stainless steel construction with a stainless steel handle. Tri-ply consists of 2 layers of stainless steel, inner layer being 18/10 stainless steel grade while the exterior is 18/0 grade, with an aluminum core that allows for fast and even heat distribution.

How To Care For Your Non-Stick Cookware

The lifespan of your non-stick cookware will depend on how you take care of it. A well-maintained pan can last you 3-4 years. 

Here are some simple tips you can follow to make the most out of your non-stick cookware: 

  1. Avoid overheating your pan.
  2. Avoid using metal utensils on the pan, as metal can scratch or chip its coating.
  3. Hand-wash your pan with mild soap and water.

Nonstick cookware has become a kitchen staple, regardless of whether you’re a new home cook or professional chef.

Be sure to go through the proper care instructions before using any type of cookware to extend the lifespan of your purchase. Happy cooking!