Are These Nontoxic Nonstick Beauties As Good As They Look? I Tried Caraway Pots & Pans
Updated: Jun 13
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I Tried Caraway Pots And Pans: Here's What I Thought
I've entered the phase of my life where I want to invest in high-quality—and consequently more expensive—products. Not only because they usually perform better, but because they last longer and are made of better materials.
Even with this mindset shift, it's really hard to know what's actually worth putting money towards. Especially when you don't have a lot of it to spend.
Far too often I still end up going the cheaper route. This usually means I end up spending more in the long run because whatever it is that I bought isn't that great. Basically, the joke's on me!
Because I'm in the process of revamping my kitchenware (for this exact reason), I absolutely jumped at the chance to try out the Caraway pots and pans that so many others have raved about.
So if you're wondering if they're as good as they look (and they look good) and if non-toxic, non-stick cookware/bakeware is worth spending your money on, read this quick Caraway pots and pans review!
What Makes Caraway Home Different?
All it takes is one quick glance at the Caraway Home products to fall in love. There's no denying that your IG pics will be on-point with this array of aesthetically pleasing designs and pleasant colors.
But of course, that's not the only thing that matters. Especially when we're talking about products that you'll probably be using every single day.
If you don't know yet, Caraway sells ceramic non stick pans and pots that are better for you because the materials that give them this much-adored nonstick quality are nontoxic. Basically, the ceramic coated cookware is both healthier for you and easier to use.
You can buy pieces from their extensive product line individually, or get the full line in two pre-made bundles:
So what did I love about them? What are the reasons to get Caraway pots and pans? Here are the big ones:
1. Caraway's Non-Toxic Cookware—They're Better For You!
Caraway's biggest selling point is that their non stick cookware and bakeware are different from traditional brands because they're made with materials that are better for you.
You've probably heard that certain materials can leak toxins into our foods when we use them. And according to Caraway, their nonstick cookware is free of the bad stuff—PTFE (such as Teflon®), lead, cadmium, etc.
PTFE—AKA Polytetrafluoroethylene—is used to create 95% of nonstick pans, a stat that is directly quoted on the Caraway website.
Caraway products use ceramics instead. Which is currently not considered to release toxins that can stay in your body for decades. The other materials, on the other hand, have been found to do so by numerous research studies.
When it comes to "clean products," especially those that aren't literally digested or put on your skin, it's kind of hard to know if a brand is what they say they are.
If the frying pan you have now is releasing toxins into your body, my guess is that you have no idea about it.
In these cases, I usually turn to third-party testing. Caraway meets the standards for BSCI and SMETA.
2. Function Of Caraway Pots And Pans
How annoying is it when something looks amazing but has zero functionality?
I appreciate aesthetics probably more than the average person, but the busy-minded, efficiency-obsessed side of me is always wondering, "it's so pretty, but also how will it make my life easier?"
So I had to approach my Caraway pots and pans review from a functionality lens.
There's the most obvious functionality point: nonstick. The main point of this brand is that it's nonstick kitchenware that's also nontoxic.
But there are other features that provide good function as well.
The fry pan I tried out has some amazing features that definitely make cooking easier:
oven safe up to 550 degrees
tall, rounded sides make it easier to flip and stir food in the pan
tall, rounded sides mean you can fit more
stainless steel handle easy to grip
Take a look at the rest of the Caraway Home products and you'll see baking sheets and pans with handles (amazing!) and storage organizers made perfectly for your Caraway set.
All in all, Caraway products are sleek and easy to move around the kitchen. The fry pan is heavy, but that's clearly due to the good quality.
The handle and shape ensure that it's easy to carry.
3. Less Oil Or Butter
If you're thinking that nonstick pots and pans imply that there will be no need for any oil and butter, that's not entirely true.
I also thought this! But it turns out the instructions still recommend using something to grease your pans, stating that you'll just need to use less.
Either way, this cuts back on oil and butter use. You'll be able to get finished food off so easily—using significantly less grease.
4. Easy To Clean
And of course, a benefit of nonstick is that the pot or pan will be really easy to clean.
Because the food slides off so easily, there's less residue left behind. And whatever is left, comes off without much effort.
But you do need to know how to clean Caraway pots and pans the right way. (More below.)
5. Other Reasons To Consider Caraway
On their website, Caraway proudly explains that they source their products ethically and make sure that they have an ethical workplace.
The manufacturing is also supposedly eco-friendly, releasing up to 60% less CO2 than traditional non stick coatings.
Their packaging is made from recycled cardboard and has no single-use plastics.
The mission of the company is to make us more thoughtful about our cookware. With all of these qualities in play, they definitely help raise the standard!