6 Safe Ceramic Nonstick Pans You Can Buy On Amazon

Give your cast iron pans a rest and try out the new generation of green nonstick cookware.

September 5, 2017
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Confession time: We love a good nonstick pan. Cast iron skillets, we love you to death, but sometimes we want something that isn't going to give us an arm workout or require patient scrubbing. We totally get why our grandmas eventually packed their cast iron pans up in the attic (to be later discovered by foodie grandchildren) and stocked their cupboards full of lightweight black nonstick coated pans: easy clean up and dishwasher-safe. Sometimes you just really, really don't feel like doing the dishes.

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The problem is that Teflon, the chemical traditionally used to coat nonstick pans, has been linked to a host of health problems and environmental damage. It begins to break down at high temperatures, emitting toxic fumes that have even been known to kill pet birds. PFOA, the main chemical component of Teflon, was banned in the US in 2015, so you won’t find it in newer pans, but unfortunately PFOA is only one of a large family of perfluorinated chemicals (PFOs), and the similar nonstick chemical replacements being used are likely just as bad.

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Enter ceramic pans, the eco, health-conscious nonstick lover’s dream come true. Ceramic nonstick pans are made without any PFOs. Instead, the metal pans (usually aluminum) have a nontoxic nanoparticle coating derived from sand that is more environmentally friendly to make and doesn’t release toxic fumes when you turn the heat above “low.” They're also wonderfully lightweight and dishwasher-safe. 

You do still generally have to use a bit of oil with ceramic pans, but they require much less than you would need with cast iron or stainless steel, making them a healthier way to cook your morning omelette. And though they do tend to be more durable than cheap Teflon-esque pans, the ceramic coating can get scratched over time—but a couple of wooden spoons and spatulas can go a long way to prolonging the life of your pan. (Keep your pan in perfect shape with these tips for making making ceramic pans last a lifetime.)

Ready to give one a try? Check out these highly-rated, high-value ceramic nonstick pans on Amazon. 

GreenPan nonstick pan
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GreenPan Lima

GreenPan boasts that they are the original makers of safe ceramic nonstick cookware. This durable 10-inch pan will do the trick for omelets, seared meat, grilled sandwiches—you name it.

Buy Now: $24, Amazon.com

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T-Fal nonstick pan
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T-Fal Initiatives

T-Fal’s versatile 10-inch ceramic pan is heat resistant up to 570 degrees, and has a non-stick exterior as well as interior, making messes a breeze to clean up.

Buy Now: $30, Amazon.com

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WearEver ceramic nonstick pan
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WearEver Pure Living

This affordable 10.5-inch pan makes a great go-to skillet for frying up everything from eggs to sauteed veggies. Suitable for surface cooking up to 700 degrees.

Buy Now: $20, Amazon.com

Related: 4 Safe Alternatives To Nonstick Teflon Cookware

Almond nonstick pan
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Almond Copper Frying Pan

Bonus! This classic pan 10-inch pan comes with a glass lid, making it one of the best values out there for only $30.

Buy Now: $30, Amazon.com

Calphalon nonstick pan
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Calphalon Classic Ceramic

You’ll also get a glass lid with this heavy duty Calphalon 10-inch ceramic pan. Perfect for everyday cooking.

Buy Now: $60, Amazon.com

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WaxonWare nonstick pan
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If nothing else, this WaxonWare pan gets points for being the prettiest frying pan we’ve ever seen. Made with natural granite, this 11-inch pan comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Buy Now: $40, Amazon.com