Ceramic cookware has been on my radar for a while. Pots and pans in my kitchen are slowly being replaced with safer alternatives and ceramic pots happen to be on the ‘healthy pots and pans‘ list. Most of my non-stick Teflon is gone- I may have a few cake pans hiding behind other pans that still need to go. My search for safe, non-toxic pots and pans in ongoing.
Over the weekends my husband has been creating amazing soups and stews that we’re able to eat throughout the week. He would be a perfect camp chef. He cooks in bulk. Always has. We have a few big pots and pans, but none compare to the size of the Xtrema 10 Quart Ceramic Dutch Oven by Ceramcor. This is one massive pot, perfect for soups and stews.
Here are a few things I really like about the Xtrema line of pots and pans:
- All of their products that can go from the stove top to the oven to the broiler to the microwave, to the toaster oven to the table and then to the refrigerator, to the freezer and finally to the dishwasher. Metal cookware just can’t do that.
- These pans are truly non-scratch. Even when you scrub the pan not a scratch can be found.
- The pots and pans are 100% ceramic with no metals (that’s why it can go into the microwave).
- When exposed to high temperatures the cookware doesn’t crack or lose its shape.
- Extremely safe cookware. They contain no PFOA coating, produce no PFOA gas or odors and contain no heavy metals, lead or cadmium.
- Since there are no metals or lead in the cookware there’s no risk of leaching toxic chemicals or heavy metals into your foods.
- The company has done extensive leaching testing on their cookware; the pans leach no lead and cadmium or any heavy metals of any kind and meet all California Prop 65 Testing Standards. They publish their test results on their web site! Talk about true transparency!
Bottom line: The Xtrema 10 Quart Ceramic Dutch Oven is a heavy pot, but in its defense it’s also huge. The smaller pots and pans in the Xtrema line might be more manageable. I love that these pots and pans can go in the dishwasher, on the stove top and in the oven. Since I use this pot for soups and stews I wasn’t able to test out the non-stick features of Xtrema pans.
Overall the Xtrema line of cookware is a fantastic, non-toxic and safe alternative to add to your kitchen. THUMBS UP.
Disclosure: I was sent a Xtrema 10 Quart Ceramic Dutch Oven by Ceramcor for review. The opinions are my very own. There are a few affiliate links in this post. Any purchases made through the links will put a few pennies in my pocket. Thanks!