Green Investment: Le Creuset's Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

Green Investment: Le Creuset's Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

Stephanie Kinnear
Aug 31, 2007
Our cupboard is full of teflon. That's probably one thing that we'd confess, if we were into true green confessions. Yes, we've been slaves to nonstick cookware ever since we moved out from under mom's roof. Of course, she's pretty partial to the stuff herself. But, after reading enough about teflon and its associated health risks, we decided to find an alternative. So, after innocently wandering into a Le Creuset store in a California Outlet Mall, we walked out with this 11 3/4" enameled cast iron skillet. It wasn't cheap. I think we paid around $80 dollars for it -- admittedly a lot to spend on one skillet. But, the power of Le Creuset's marketing was strong. They had one laminated copy of this article in the New York Times displayed prominently on the shelf next to our future cookware. We read it. We were sold. And, it seriously might have been the best $80 bucks we've spent in years. We use the skillet almost every day (our nonstick pans are collecting dust). And that little voice inside our heads has stopped whispering about how toxic our scrambled eggs might be. With just a little butter or oil, which makes everything taste better anyway, nothing really sticks. It cooks everything beautifully, and cleaning it is a breeze. We love it. It's a green investment that we highly recommend. Have you found a non nonstick pan that you love?
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