Friday, February 18
An Ode to The Cast Iron Skillet
Although DuPont responded to harmful effects of PTFE, "Teflon pans are safe so long as you don’t heat them above 500 degrees or use them in the broiler." The also said that you should not heat your non-stick pan empty- with obvious good reason. "In a test, the EWG placed three different PTFE-lined pans on three different stoves (electric and gas) and turned the burners on high. After five minutes, all three pans reached temperatures between 664 and 774 degrees."
After reading MUCH more on the subject, I decided to stay on the safe side and go back to what usually works; go back to the basics. It seems like all these "easy, quick methods" are doing us more harm than good.
Since receiving The Cast Iron Skillet, I have almost made it a decoration on my stove top, I use it so much!
Two recipes that I have recently made with it are; a healthy version of Cornbread, and Martha Stewart's Skillet Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie! Both with high reviews! :)
For more Information on PTFE refer to Revolution Health.