As wonderful as it is that so many companies are adding truly green products to their rosters, it is equally as disturbing at the number of companies who are selling the same toxic products they have always sold, but with newer, more eco-friendly names and redesigned packaging complete with green color schemes, leaves and trees. This type of deceptive marketing has made me skeptical of any product calling itself “Eco-Something or Other.”
The Eco-Chef frying pan from Starfit passes my scrutiny, at least on paper. It is made of 99% recycled aluminum. And unlike many non-stick frying pans that use potentially toxic Teflon, this pan is coated with a chemical-free ceramic powder. It has a bamboo handle and is recommended for hand-washing, but from what I have seen, it appears it would hold up well under everyday use. But there’s no way to know for sure until I try it. So if the team at Starfrit is listening, I’d be more than happy to review your Eco-Chef pans.
Why It’s Green:
- Body made of 99% recycled aluminum
- Coated with chemical-free ceramic powder
- Handle made of bamboo