MYTH #7: It doesn't matter where a nonstick coating comes from - they are all the same.

This myth is more dangerous than you might think. While most manufacturers are reputable (and subject to the regulatory restrictions of their country), "cheating" occasionally takes place.

This can mean using ingredients of lesser quality. It can mean using cheap ingredients that do not meet regulatory guidelines for safety, such as those from the FDA or EU, which could lead to confiscation of cookware/bakeware, etc. It can also mean adulterating the nonstick with cheap solvents or even water, for example, to make the coating go further. This reduces the applicator's cost-per-unit while it raises his profit.

Unfortunately, it also hurts the performance and shortens the service life of the nonstick.

Working with a reputable nonstick-coating manufacturer, one who complies (and can prove he complies) with all applicable regulatory agencies, is as important as which coating is used.
 
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Common Myths about Nonstick Coatings

MYTH #7: It doesn't matter where a nonstick coating comes from — they are all the same.

This myth is more dangerous than you might think. While most manufacturers are reputable (and subject to the regulatory restrictions of their country), "cheating" occasionally takes place.

This can mean using ingredients of lesser quality. It can mean using cheap ingredients that do not meet regulatory guidelines for safety, such as those from the FDA or EU, which could lead to confiscation of cookware/bakeware, etc. It can also mean adulterating the nonstick with cheap solvents or even water, for example, to make the coating go further. This reduces the applicator's cost-per-unit while it raises his profit.

Unfortunately, it also hurts the performance and shortens the service life of the nonstick.

Working with a reputable nonstick-coating manufacturer, one who complies (and can prove he complies) with all applicable regulatory agencies, is as important as which coating is used.

 

 

 
 
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