The GreenPan aids with healthful cooking by reducing or eliminating the need for oil or butter in the pan when cooking foods prone to sticking, such as eggs. The GreenPan also is free of PTFE and PFOA chemicals used in the making of older non-stick technology.
The specially formulated ceramic coating of the GreenPan is highly resistant to food sticking. Adding just a touch of oil or butter can improve that quality even more, reducing the amount of fat added to foods cooked in the GreenPan. Reducing your saturated fat intake to 5 or 6 percent of total calories per day reduces LDL cholesterol and can lead to better health, according to the American Heart Association. Limiting trans fats to less than 1 percent of your total daily calories also is recommended by the AHA.
The American Cancer Society advises that other than the possible health risk of fumes from an overheated pan, Teflon-coated non-stick pans do not pose a health risk. Those who have concerns about chemicals used in the making of Teflon, however, may prefer to avoid it. The GreenPan is marketed as containing no questionable chemicals and is capable of being heated as high as 850 degrees without releasing dangerous fumes or blistering.