We always keep looking out for healthy non-toxic cookware alternatives. Stainless steel, which seems to be the healthiest alternative, is expensive, and you might find that it does not lend itself well to cooking eggs, pancakes and other dishes that non-stick cookware typically excels at. If you are still not aware of the top benefits of using cast iron skillet, you ought to read below their top benefits:
NO TOXIC FUMES
Replacing a non-stick skillet with a cast iron one allows you to avoid the toxic gasses that accompany most non-stick cookware. Cast iron can also replace aluminium cookware, which may also pose health hazards.
CAN SURVIVE HIGH TEMPERATURES
You can use a cast iron skillet in the oven, at any temperature. Most cookware comes with heat warnings. Even most stainless steel cookware isn’t supposed to go over 450/500 degrees in an oven.
BOOSTS IRON INTAKE
Boost your iron intake from eating food cooked in cast iron cookware. This vital mineral is crucial for maintaining energy levels, and it helps strengthen immune systems.
IT IS VERSATILE
Use them in your oven, on your stove, the grill, and the open fire when you’re camping. There’s no need to switch to another pan when you’re baking up something. Just throw it all in the skillet for sautéing on the stove, then add whatever else you need and set it in the oven to bake. It’s the best ever one dish wonder.
COOKS FOOD PERFECTLY!
Using a cast iron skillet you can create restaurant-quality, homemade fish sticks, potato pancakes and French toast, complete with golden brown, crispy exteriors. Contrast this with non-stick cookware, which makes browning nearly impossible.
EASY TO CLEAN
Cast iron is easy to clean up. Not only does food easily lift off from cast-iron cookware, soap is not needed or recommended since it erodes the seasoning.