Chemical-free Cookware Options

Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around your home. While you’re at it, consider changing your cookware.

Concerns are on the rise about the dangers of Teflon-coated pans, as they can emit hazardous fumes when heated to a high temperature without the application of a cooking spray or oil. Replace chemically coated non-stick pans with stainless steel, copper or cast-iron. They can be more expensive and require increased care, but the payoff for healthy food—and a healthy family—is priceless.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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