Non-stick cookware were specifically invented since there’s perhaps nothing more infuriating than having food stick to the pan when preparing a meal. While people have devised quite a few ingenious solutions to this (spraying the pan with olive oil, for one), it’s obviously much better to avoid using that traditional non-stick pan and opt for better alternatives.
The concept of non-stick cookware is wonderful, sure, but the reality of using them is more dangerous than what people think. This is because traditional non-stick cookware does its wonders with Teflon—a synthetic chemical known to emit toxic fumes if heated in the right temperatures. Exposure to such noxious gases can lead to the so-called “polymer fume flu” that causes nausea, chills, fever, and headache. Fortunately, homeowners have a wide collection of alternatives at their disposal.