Top 5: Green Cookware Choices

Looking to update some items in your kitchen and hoping to make a greener choice? Here are some options you might want to check out...Lodge Cast Iron Pans: these are a favorite choice of ours. And now that they come pre-seasoned, much of the hard work of prepping them for use has been eliminated. Plus, did you know that when cooking foods in cast iron, some of that iron is transferred into the food? So, not only is this an environmentally safe choice, but it's good for your body as well. We find an 8" skillet or grill pan to be a workhorse in our own kitchen.

The Eco-Smart Poly-Flax Cutting Board from Architec Housewares: perhaps best known for The Gripper, a cutting board consisting of a hard cutting surface thermally bonded to a soft bed of gripping octagons, Architec Housewares has come up with a new cutting board made from recycled plastics blended with flax husks and made in the USA. Stain resistant, usable on both sides and dishwasher-safe, the 12x16 inch board is available in natural, red or green.

GreenPan Anodized Cookware: a full line of pots and pans from Crate and Barrel, promises that fifty percent fewer greenhouse gases are emitted during its manufacture. Thermaolon, a patented environmentally safe non-stick ceramic-based and scratch-resistant, PFOA- and PTFE-free interior, combines with an aluminum core and an anodized exterior ad stay-cool stainless steel handles for rapid heat distribution.

Sorapot Tea Pot: Although Sorapot was not designed specifically with sustainabiliity in mind, designer Joey Roth's own beliefs — that all the parts should be recyclable, pigment and paint free and that the packaging on which instructions for use should be printed on unbleached, recycled cardboard — coincide with a green philosophy.

Vortex Blender: although designed for picnics, camping and tailgate parties, it can find a place in your home. Just think: you'll not only save on electricity but get a good workout for your arms! Read more about it here.

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