Is cooking in scratched nonstick pans dangerous?

Answer On One Hand: Possible Increase in PFOANonstick pans contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which can kill pets and cause flu-like symptoms in people when pans are heated at high temperatures. A Cons... Read More »

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Are nonstick pans bad?

On One Hand: Low Harmful EmissionsPeople worry about the nonstick coating breaking down and emitting carcinogens and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into the air. PFOA causes birth defects and cancer... Read More »

Are nonstick pans safe?

On One Hand: Some Say, "Not Harmful"The United States Environmental Protection Agency's official position on nonstick cookware is that its use is not harmful. According to, "The information... Read More »

Can nonstick pans be put in the dishwasher?

Answer Yes. I've done it and the pans are still in great shape.

Safety of Nonstick Pans?

Nonstick cookware is common and convenient. Most nonstick cookware uses PTFE or fluoropolymer formulations, which are compounds applied to metal pans and pots. Bakeware usually uses silicon-based ... Read More »