I first heard about Green Cooking Pots on a blog that I stumbled upon. I kind of feel in love at first sight, which can happen very often with me when it comes to pans, knives and kitchen utensils/appliances. Then it hit me, these are probably right up there (cost wise, etc.) with Le Creuset and even the Martha Stewart Cast Iron Enamel pans, so I went to their website to do a bit more research before my little heart got crushed again. I love both of those companies and their products, but sadly I just can’t afford them. We are two college students living on an extremely tight budget but we make due with what we have.
After going to Green Cooking Pots website, my excitement grew the more that I read especially went I looked at their prices! Here is a bit of information from their website about the creators, Cafe and Mica, and the pots themselves:
Hello! Our names are Cafe and Mica. We are twins who love food and cooking. We grew up in a household where fresh organic food was always in the fridge and on the table. As children we would regularly visit the local farmers market with our mother, who instilled a deep value of preparing and cooking healthy food. We learned that food preparation is a holistic endeavor, every step as important as the food itself, from the pots used, to the oil that we cook with. We believe food should be prepared with love, the intention to nourish people and is an expression of gratitude. Greencookingpots was envisioned as an extension of our love of cooking and creating meals for and with our amazing family and friends.
Greencookingpots are made of enameled cast iron and are free of any chemicals, making them a great alternative to potentially toxic cookware. Our pots and skillets make healthy cooking affordable and simple. Enameled cast iron absorbs heat and distributes it evenly, creating an efficient cooking experience, whether it is the slow roasting of vegetables or the simmering of soups. They can be used on any heat source including the oven for casseroles or baking bread.
Greencookingpots provides eco friendly “green” pots and skillets. Our products are a great alternative to potentially toxic cookware. Teflon and Aluminum cookware have raised various health concerns in this country and others. Cooking with greencookingpots is an easy choice and simple way to live healthier.
Proper care of your Greencookingpots will ensure a lifetime of use.
-It is best to use low to medium heat with your pot.
- Clean up is easy when using a non-abrasive sponge and warm soapy water. You can remove any stubborn bits by bringing a little soap with water to simmer for a few minutes. Also a little lemon juice will lighten any stains.
-Over time some enamel chipping may occur, but this will not affect the quality or performance of your pots. If this occurs you can rub a little oil on the chips to prevent them from rusting. But know that these show the use and love of your cookware and speak of all the wonderful meals you’ve shared with your family and friends.
Greencookingpots are made in China. We use the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Test Procedure Leach ability of lead and cadmium for glazed ceramic surfaces. Greencookingpots also uses third party test (Mervyn’s Hardline Test) to ensure that products with the our name comply the standards set forth by the United States Food & Drug Administration.
Cafe and Mica were generous enough to send me a grass green 10″ skillet to try out and I use it all the time! It has quickly become one of my favorite pans. You get the quality of Le Creuset and Martha Stewart but with out the heafty price tag. Green Cooking Pots offers square grill pans, skillets, specialty pots, dutch ovens, roasting pans, sauce pans, and they even offer several different sets. The colors are also beautiful. As I mentioned, Cafe and Mica sent me a grass-green skillet and it matches my green and blue kitchen perfectly. These pans also do not let off any toxins like Teflon and Aluminum do when cooking, making these pans “green” – hence the name :)
I’ve used this pan to make a bunch of different things, but this morning I used it to make bacon in and I have to say this is now my go-to-pan for bacon. The bacon crisps up perfectly and cleaning the pan is beyond easy. Just a little bit of warm water and soap and everything comes right up.
Head on over to Green Cooking Pots and check out their great selection. I think that whenever we do get married, I’ll try to do a registry with Green Cooking Pots!