MYTH #9: Nonstick coatings contain PFOA.

What little PFOA may have been in the ingredients used to make the coating is decomposed and incinerated by the curing (baking) process through which all nonsticks pass, to the point at which it is virtually undetectable in the toughest migration tests.

PFOA is destroyed in one second at 500F/260C, and high-quality nonstick coatings are all cured at very high temperatures, usually around 800F/425C for 10 minutes. So the conditions are such that the PFOA is destroyed in the curing process.

In every study of nonstick-coated cookware by every regulatory agency worldwide, conducted under normal cooking conditions, the results have been the same: There is no detectable PFOA. Further, the newest versions of many nonsticks are manufactured without the use of PFOA.

It has been, is, and will always be safe to use nonstick cookware, bakeware and small appliances as intended.
 
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Common Myths about Nonstick Coatings

MYTH #9: Nonstick coatings contain PFOA.

What little PFOA may have been in the ingredients used to make the coating is decomposed and incinerated by the curing (baking) process through which all nonsticks pass, to the point at which it is virtually undetectable in the toughest migration tests.

PFOA is destroyed in one second at 500F/260C, and high-quality nonstick coatings are all cured at very high temperatures, usually around 800F/425C for 10 minutes. So the conditions are such that the PFOA is destroyed in the curing process.

In every study of nonstick-coated cookware by every regulatory agency worldwide, conducted under normal cooking conditions, the results have been the same: There is no detectable PFOA. Further, the newest versions of many nonsticks are manufactured without the use of PFOA.

It has been, is, and will always be safe to use nonstick cookware, bakeware and small appliances as intended.

 

 

 
 
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