Attention:My first post and it is going to be a long,long one
Hello everyone , i have a question about skillets .In just 3 days , the things i learned about different types of skillets is overwhelming.I cant categorize them in my head , THEY ARE SO MANY . So... i want a skillet to do all the jobs and to be healthy too.Ill present you my findings and PLEASE correct my mistakes and tell me your opinion on witch one to choose .Also please explain me the different kind of nonstick coating and witch is the more versatile and must have skillet of all.
Cast Iron : good for everything except tomatoes,wine , can get from stovetop to oven, heavy and needs a LOT of caring
Stainless steel : again good for everything just needs more oil .
Non Stick : good for low temperatures and Eggs( i cook a lot of eggs) but it has some very dangerous things for us on its nonstick surface .Here i searched for pans that claimed to be PFOA FREE .
Second choice ( wich is PTFE? safe also ) : http://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-Textured-Ceramic-Non-Stick-Coating/dp/B005473FMO/ref=sr_1_5?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-5&keywords=non+stick+skillet
As i know untill now, these are the basic types of skillets
.But then during my research i found pans like this : http://www.lodgemfg.com/seasoned-carbon-steel/seasoned-steel-griddle-11 wich i have not a single idea what it is ,
or even non stick stainless steel : http://www.lecreuset.com/cookware/skillets---saute-pans/fry-pans/8-nonstick-fry-pan-ssp2300-20
I also found some skillets that are called hard anodized : http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-622-20-Classic-Nonstick-Hard-Anodized/dp/B0001LO5FO/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1408696642&sr=1-4&keywords=hard+anodized+skillet witch for some reason i particularly like .
I also would like to know the le Creuset pans i reffered to( http://www.lecreuset.com/cookware/nonstick-cookware/nonstick-fry-pans/9-1-2-nonstick-shallow-fry-pan ) , that say that they are non stick , they are so expensive but yet they dont say if they are PFOA FREE but they dont seem to be the same non stick surface like the other traditional non stick pans .
P.S. i am only 15 so i dont know a lot of things about 'em sry
P.S.2 english is not my first language
PLEASE I NEED HELP , i need to purchase one good skillet from amazon and the shipping costs are quite expensive , so give me some good advice
Edited by voultsi - 8/22/14 at 8:37am