This is the best non-toxic cookware to buy — for wellness and wow factor

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Kilne Everything Pan with French toast and wooden spoon
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Not long ago, I didn't even realize non-toxic cookware was a thing — let alone "toxic cookware." I mean it's hard enough trying to eat a healthy and balanced diet, without worrying about the pan I'm going to prep it in. But, it turns out most conventional non-stick frying pans can leech chemicals that you don't want on your plate (or in your body for that matter). PFAs (AKA per and polyfluorinated compounds) might make your fry pans non-stick, stain-resistant, and waterproof — but they're not actually necessary and they may be harmful to yourself and the planet.

So, before you lie awake at night shining blue light in your face in search of "safe" pots and pans, let me introduce you to the non-toxic cookware that you need to invest in — some I've personally tried and tested. Because there's already enough toxicity in the world to allow any more into your (kitchen) space. A handful of these brands are supposedly used by Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Bella Hadid, so trust me when I say they're functional and fashionable.

Our edit fo the best non-toxic cookware to buy

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.


Is ceramic non-toxic?

Yes. Ceramic is made from clay, so it won't leech any polyfluoroalkyl substances.

What is the least toxic type of cookware?

If you're looking for the least harmful pot and pan materials to cook with, look to stainless steel, ceramic, glass, and cast-iron skillets.

Where to buy non-toxic cookware

You don't have to go to a specialist outlet to source non-toxic cookware. Many of the below retailers hold a variety of pots, pans, and saucepans for you to shop from at reasonable price points.

How we test non-toxic cookware

Pink Our Place pans on hob with cookbook in shot in white kitchen

Pink Our Place pans in Nishaa's kitchen

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Christina Chrysostomou

With her upcoming spring wedding on the horizon, Christina is doing everything she can to look and feel her best on the big day. This includes opting for a lot of nutritious home-cooked meals. She reviewed the GreenPan Barcelona Pro which has the same non-stick surface material as the Reserve pan. Though she's already got a diamond on her finger, she was impressed to find out that the coating is made with this precious stone, too! Recently, she's managed to get her hands on both the Always Pan 2.0 and the Kilne Everything Pan — so there's no excuse to be tempted by takeout.

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Millie Fender

According to our head of reviews Millie, the HexClad Hybrid fry pan is expensive, but it's changing the frying pan game for good. "Not to name-drop, but Gordon Ramsay himself taught me how to make the most of this pan, and as part of his demo he scraped a metal spoon against it to prove how durable the non-stick is. Scary, but it's true that you don't need to stick to silicone with this pan. What I will say is that the pan needs a good scrub every few uses, because otherwise, those etched lines between the nonstick hexagons will discolor. It's worth it though because this pan has become my ultimate go-to." Why not make it yours?

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Nishaa Sharma

Nishaa is our staff writer and she raves about her Always Pan. She uses it daily to cook for her and her husband, and it's often sitting on her hob looking pretty. The spoon rest allows her to keep her countertops clean, and although food cooks slower than it did with her original cookware, it cooks much more evenly throughout. She's also a self-confessed lazy girl, so the nonstick coating and easy cleanup is ideal. As an immigrant- and woman-owned brand, Nishaa personally identified with the founder and her story. While she came to the United States from Pakistan, her parents immigrated before she was born, and she's recently settled down in England.

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.