Cookware

Review: GreenLife Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Thumbnail

Quiet as it's kept, I really like nonstick cookware. Mostly because I don't enjoy wasting my precious elbow grease scrubbing the day's meals off my pots. What I don't like is the toxic crap that's found in most nonstick coatings. The type of stuff that we really don't want ending up in our food. So…

Product Review: Better Homes and Gardens Stainless Steel Pot Set Thumbnail

To put it mildly, our last set of pots had seen better days. We bought them more than 5 years ago with very little concern about how they were made, what they were made of, etc. And while they were still usable, we knew we'd have to get a new set sooner or later. So…

A few weeks ago, I wrote up the Starfrit Eco-Chef frying pan for its green qualities on paper. It has all the hallmarks of a great green product, using recycled, sustainable and non-toxic materials in its construction. The folks at Starfrit took notice and sent me one of their pans to review. Having used lots…

When we think of what makes a product green, typically we are looking for reycycled content, sustainable biodegradable materials, or products that are handmade and Fair Trade. I definitely agree that those qualities are ones to look for in green products. But we also have to consider how long a product will last in assessing…

Eco-friendly products are slowly creeping into the kitchen beyond Energy-Star appliances and cabinet and countertop materials. Bialetti offers the Green Planet cookware line, which is produced using recycled aluminum. For the saute pans shown above, available in 2 sizes, 50% recycled aluminum is used, and the handle is made of bamboo, one of my favorite…