8 Non-toxic Cookware Brands for Your Conscious Kitchen

May 14, 2023

When adopting a conscious food lifestyle, trying plant-based recipes or reducing food waste may come to mind, but there are also other aspects to consider such as choosing non-toxic cookware to cook with. Chemicals named Teflon, aka PTFE, PFAS, PFOA, and PFOS are often used for non-stick cookware to repel oil and water, but they have been linked to potentially cause cancer, liver and immune system damage, and are difficult to biodegrade after use. If you’re thinking of replacing your previous cookware, here are 8 brands that offer non-toxic alternatives for safer cookware and a healthier kitchen. Learn more about how these brands are sustainable on the ConsiderBeyond app.

1. Caraway

Instagram | @caraway_home
Shipping | United States
Products Available | Cookware, Bakeware, Linen

Caraway makes cookware with non-stick ceramic coated aluminum that is free of PTFE (such as Teflon®), lead, cadmium, and other toxic materials. The mineral-based coating releases less CO2 and does not leach toxic materials into the food when cooking. The brand is committed to ethical manufacturing and eco-friendly packaging. 

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2. Our Place 

Instagram | @ourplace 
Shipping | United States, United Kingdom
Products Available | Pan, Pots, Ovenware

Our Place offers kitchenware using nontoxic and nonstick ceramic coating pans, cast iron, and porcelain. They not only create products that make cooking and sharing a meal easier and more joyful but do so in an impactful way that encompasses ethical manufacturing and working with women-owned manufacturing collectives.

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3. Amoretti Brothers

Instagram | @amorettibrothers
Shipping | Worldwide
Products Available | Cookware, Kitchen furniture

Italian design and Mexican craftsmanship joined together to create stunning copper cookware, kitchen range hoods, furniture, handmade bath, and kitchen fixtures. Amoretti Brothers products are handmade by skilled copper smiths using recycled copper which is antibacterial, lasts a lifetime, and is sustainable for the environment. 

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4. Kana

Instagram | @kana.goods
Shipping | Worldwide
Products Available | Cookware, Parchment Paper, Kitchen Textiles

Kana offers beautiful, accessible, and sustainable cookware made using ethical practices. They work with certified manufacturing partners to ensure an ethical supply chain and use sustainably sourced and recycled materials that will last forever or biodegrade safely. Kana also commits to recyclable/compostable packaging, carbon offset shipping, and supporting non-profit organizations with environmental initiatives, helping your kitchen be more conscientious.

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5. Great Jones

Instagram | @greatjones
Shipping | United States
Products Available | Cookware, Bakeware, Sides

Great Jones wants to make your kitchen your happy place with nontoxic cookware made with enameled cast iron, stainless steel, and ceramic. The stainless steel is nonreactive meaning the cookware itself doesn't impact the flavor, the enameled cast iron is easier to clean and keeps the food warm, and ceramic withstands heat up to 450 degrees and is suited for baking without releasing harmful chemicals. You can also utilize their Potline service where you can text them and ask for recipe suggestions and real-time cooking advice.

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6. Xtrema

Instagram | @xtrema_cookware
Shipping | Worldwide
Products Available | Cookware, Bakeware, Teaware

Xtrema’s 100% ceramic cookware was developed to give home cooks a healthier alternative. From its all-natural ceramic glaze to its ceramic core, the products are designed to keep foods totally free of chemicals and metals. The ceramic construction also offers consistent, even heating, for a better cooking experience. safely free of toxic elements.

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7. Field Company

Instagram | @fieldcompany
Shipping | United States, United Kingdom, EU
Products Available | Cookware, Outdoor cooking tools

If you're an outdoor cooking person, look for Field Company's cast iron cookware. Stephen and Chris Muscarella started Field Company to understand all the secrets of cast iron starting with a number of vintage cast iron pans in the 1930s they inherited. They stand by their naturally nonstick cast iron cookware lasting generations without leaching toxins and provide a lifetime warranty for their products.

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8. Lodge Cast Iron

Instagram |@lodgecastiron
Shipping | United States
Products Available |Cookware, Bakeware, Cleaning & Care, Cooking accessories

Lodge Cast Iron’s American-made, seasoned cast iron and carbon steel cookware is apt for cooks of any skill level. Choose your preferred material cookware between cast iron with a naturally nonstick finish free of toxins and high heat retention or carbon steel which is lighter and thinner than cast iron and thus heats and cools down faster. Discover their recommended recipes to cook with from baking and breakfast to camp cooking and grilling. 

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If you are interested in discovering more conscious brands, check out our Brand on Our Radar - ConsiderBeyond Directory, where you can discover sustainable brands from all over the world curated by ConsiderBeyond. Through the ConsiderBeyond App (IOS and Android), you can find local brands in your area or easily look for conscious brands during your travels! We actively aim to empower our Conscious Community members to keep learning more about conscious products and lifestyle tips through the ConsiderBeyond Newsletter where you can receive recommendations directly to your inbox twice a month!

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