Cookware, which would you choose???

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 10:36am

I thought of putting this down in the fitness folder, but not as many people post there and some wouldn't see it. I found this information at SparkPeople this morning. I've been wanting to begin buying new cookware pieces for a long time, but it's a mystery as to which would be the most healthy choice. The pros and cons is something important, I think, that we all should perhaps be aware of. What do you think?? Click on the link below......

My choices would be.....

1st choice...Anodized Alluminum..appears to be the most healthy and perhaps not too heavy to lift.

2nd choice..Enameled..also nonreactive healthy, but may be too heavy for my arthritic wrists.

3rd choice..Teflon or Silverstone..Silverstone would be my choice as I fear Teflon would flake into foods..newer ones are not unhealthy as I'd thought unless you heat them high enough to melt the pot. Light weight too.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1156

I'm still undecided for certain and would have to research cost and weight. When I do buy them, it will probably be one piece at a time over a year or more depending on the cost.

Thank you for your input.

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 11:58am

Good question Donna,
We have some that are way too heavy for me sometimes :(
DH doesn't get it either ::sigh::
Does yours or it doesn't matter/he could care less?

For me I prefer these two but do have some of the teflon ones as well.
Must say I like them for their light ness & easy cleaning :)




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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 12:39pm
hugss wrote:

Good question Donna,
We have some that are way too heavy for me sometimes :(
DH doesn't get it either ::sigh::
Does yours or it doesn't matter/he could care less?

Yes, my husband gets it as I'm always asking him to open jars that used to be easy for me to open by myself. He sees how arthritis has weakened my hands and wrists.

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 3:09pm
neverstopping wrote:

I thought of putting this down in the fitness folder, but not as many people post there and some wouldn't see it. I found this information at SparkPeople this morning. I've been wanting to begin buying new cookware pieces for a long time, but it's a mystery as to which would be the most healthy choice. The pros and cons is something important, I think, that we all should perhaps be aware of. What do you think?? Click on the link below......

My choices would be.....

1st choice...Anodized Alluminum..appears to be the most healthy and perhaps not too heavy to lift.

2nd choice..Enameled..also nonreactive healthy, but may be too heavy for my arthritic wrists.

3rd choice..Teflon or Silverstone..Silverstone would be my choice as I fear Teflon would flake into foods..newer ones are not unhealthy as I'd thought unless you heat them high enough to melt the pot. Light weight too.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1156

I'm still undecided for certain and would have to research cost and weight. When I do buy them, it will probably be one piece at a time over a year or more depending on the cost.

Thank you for your input.

Hi Donna -

LOL - I've always thoughts in terms of Revereware and Farberware.

I have Revereware. but not with the copper-clad bottoms, and the bottoms of the pans are about 1/8" thick.

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 4:53pm
Maybe go with 1st...anodized alluminum pots.
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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 5:10pm

well i have my grandma`s cookware...i like it because i am not a patient cooker. it is real heavy stuff. my kids still fight over which ones will get it

I once had glass cookware...hated it!! burnt a lot in it

enamaled it ok but chips easily and is easily scared. I use my for camping as it will take the heat. yes chips and all

now i knew a girl who`d husband was a chef. He cooked in copper only. he said the heat distributed evenly and was wonderful to cook in. she liked cooking in it too...but he freaked if he caught he using it. They were his babies.

my teflons did flake and i just threw out the last one last month. The warped over time. I only had the fry pans that were teflon.

over they years i flound the thicker the pans the better. I had some thin pans and they heated way too fast and burnt

let us know what you choose. I am going fry pan shopping this week too

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 5:17pm
hugss wrote:

Good question Donna,
We have some that are way too heavy for me sometimes :(
DH doesn't get it either ::sigh::
Does yours or it doesn't matter/he could care less?

For me I prefer these two but do have some of the teflon ones as well.
Must say I like them for their light ness & easy cleaning :)

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 6:14pm
neverstopping wrote:
hugss wrote:

Good question Donna,
We have some that are way too heavy for me sometimes :(
DH doesn't get it either ::sigh::
Does yours or it doesn't matter/he could care less?

Yes, my husband gets it as I'm always asking him to open jars that used to be easy for me to open by myself. He sees how arthritis has weakened my hands and wrists.




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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 6:39pm
hugss wrote:
neverstopping wrote:


I have two aluminum pots, bigger ones not used that often. Now that I've read that they are reactive, though, I'm fearing them!! Those sizes will probably be my first choices to replace, but it won't be plain aluminum, maybe the anodized one that is nonreactive and safer.


Probably a good idea Donna,
although not sure I want to doube check all what we have ::blush::
Those thins are so darn expensive ::sigh::
If you do slowly is the way to go :)

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 8:45pm
neverstopping wrote:
hugss wrote:
neverstopping wrote:


I have two aluminum pots, bigger ones not used that often. Now that I've read that they are reactive, though, I'm fearing them!! Those sizes will probably be my first choices to replace, but it won't be plain aluminum, maybe the anodized one that is nonreactive and safer.


Probably a good idea Donna,
although not sure I want to doube check all what we have ::blush::
Those thins are so darn expensive ::sigh::
If you do slowly is the way to go :)




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Sun, 12-04-2011 - 12:31am
hugss wrote:
neverstopping wrote:
Hugs, I just remembered my two bigger pots are not aluminum, they're stainless steel!! Oh, good, glad I remembered that as aluminum is reactive and leaks bad stuff into foods unless it's anodized! I bought them at a restaurant supply house. I may get some more from there maybe in smaller sizes.

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