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The Big “Non-Stick Elephant” In The Room…


Fact Is…Teflon pans are here to stay, and it’s not hard to see why.

The Non-Stick surface also allows you to cook with less (or even no) oil or butter making your culinary creations healthier than ever before.

But over the last few years, there have been a few concerns about whether this truly remarkable discovery is putting the public in any danger.

The Big Non-Stick Elephant In The Room…

So with that in mind, its time, to address the Big Non-Stick Elephant in the room, and answer the question that has been on everyone’s lips…

“Are Non-Stick Pans Safe…?”

And the short answer is…YES.

As we all know, Teflon (Or Polytetrafluoroethylene) was created by Roy J Plunkett all the way back in 1938. 

And it also no secret that this groundbreaking technology has come a long way in the nearly 80 years since its discovery.

Roy J Plunkett

As it’s become a process that is so highly regulated it’s extremely safe for use in commercial products. 

In the past, one of the biggest worries was the use of Perfluorooctanoic Acid or PFOA, used in some production methods was a suspected Carcinogen. 

Fortunately, nowadays nearly all of the manufacturers have completely phased out these chemicals, making it no longer an issue. 

The other main concern with Teflon was the possibility of ingestion due to flaking.

This can occur during the cooking process when overzealous scraping with metal utensils damages the surface on lower quality products from less reputable companies.

The Good News?

According to the American Scientific, ingesting small flakes of Non-Stick coating is NOT dangerous and the material will most likely just pass through the body causing no harm whatsoever. 

Actually, the only issue from flaking, is not a health risk at all and instead just a reduction of the “Nonstickiness” of the pan.

To Wrap Up

Non-Stick cooking products are a stable fixture in any modern kitchen and they are not going anywhere.

However, I hope at Product Release we’ve put your mind at risk that the only danger to yourself next time you start cooking, is the calories in that extra slice of bacon (And not the pan itself…)

If you would like to know more about how Product Release could help your industry, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts. They can discuss your problem and recommend an innovative solution that will not only help you now but will minimise future damage or repairs, giving you peace of mind.

18:03 on 2019-10-22