March 8th, 2013

Review of Ceramic Cookware From Xtrema

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Ceramic cookware has been on my radar for a while.  Pots and pans in my kitchen are slowly being replaced with safer alternatives and ceramic pots happen to be on the ‘healthy pots and pans‘ list. Most of my non-stick Teflon is gone- I may have a few cake pans hiding behind other pans that still need to go. My search for safe, non-toxic pots and pans in ongoing.

Over the weekends my husband has been creating amazing soups and stews that we’re able to eat throughout the week. He would be a perfect camp chef. He cooks in bulk. Always has. We have a few big pots and pans, but none compare to the size of the Xtrema 10 Quart Ceramic Dutch Oven by Ceramcor. This is one massive pot, perfect for soups and stews.

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The Xtrema line of cookware comes in all different shapes and sizes. I might have to try out the Xtrema Ceramic 3 1/2 qt. Saucepot & lid or the 10” Ceramic Skillet with Cover next.

Here are a few things I really like about the Xtrema line of pots and pans:

  • All of their products that can go from the stove top to the oven to the broiler to the microwave, to the toaster oven to the table and then to the refrigerator, to the freezer and finally to the dishwasher. Metal cookware just can’t do that.
  • These pans are truly non-scratch. Even when you scrub the pan not a scratch can be found.
  • The pots and pans are 100% ceramic with no metals (that’s why it can go into the microwave).
  • When exposed to high temperatures the cookware doesn’t crack or lose its shape.
  • Extremely safe cookware. They contain no PFOA coating, produce no PFOA gas or odors and contain no heavy metals, lead or cadmium.
  • Since there are no metals or lead in the cookware there’s no risk of leaching toxic chemicals or heavy metals into your foods.
  • The company has done extensive leaching testing on their  cookware; the pans leach no lead and cadmium or any heavy metals of any kind and meet all California Prop 65 Testing Standards.  They publish their test results on their web site! Talk about true transparency!

Bottom line:  The Xtrema 10 Quart Ceramic Dutch Oven is a heavy pot, but in its defense it’s also huge. The smaller pots and pans in the Xtrema line might be more manageable. I love that these pots and pans can go in the dishwasher, on the stove top and in the oven. Since I use this pot for soups and stews I wasn’t able to test out the non-stick features of Xtrema pans.

Overall the Xtrema line of cookware is a fantastic, non-toxic and safe alternative to add to your kitchen. THUMBS UP.

Disclosure: I was sent a  Xtrema 10 Quart Ceramic Dutch Oven by Ceramcor for review. The opinions are my very own. There are a few affiliate links in this post. Any purchases made through the links will put a few pennies in my pocket. Thanks!

9 Responses to “Review of Ceramic Cookware From Xtrema”

  1. I too am looking to replace all my metal pots and pans to safer options – ceramic looks like a great choice!
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  2. Thanks for the review, Lori! We are slowly replacing all of our pots & pans with safer alternatives too. We started replacing with Lodge cast iron, but I’ve been wanting to try this line too. How was the pot to clean?

  3. Hi Christie, I’ve only used the pot for soups and stews so it was very easy to clean-nothing was sticking. This line of pans is supposed to be very simple to clean and scratch resistant as well-which is great.Let me know if you decide to try one out. I’d be curious to hear how it does with something like an egg or pancakes.

  4. We just recently replaced all our cookware with Lodge Cast Iron pots. Do you think this is harmful too? I’d appreciate your opinion. thanks.

  5. Hi June, I actually use a Lodge pan as well and really like it. Here are my thoughts thoughts on cast iron-thumbs up! http://groovygreenlivin.com/how-to-choose-healthy-pots-and-pans/

  6. We have had our Xtrema cookware for 3 years now. The key to cooking eggs, pancakes and such is to use low heat and to heat the pan for 5-8 mins so its evenly hot. I turn the stove on low and place the skillet with a little olive oil and then get the pancake mix or eggs ready. Then I cook on low. I leave my burner on 3-4 out of 10. This technique also works well on stainless steel pots and pans. This way, we never have trouble with food that sticks.

  7. Hi Lori, thanks for posting the review. Do you think these are suitable for doing preserving in such as onions and cucumbers? Will the Brine mixture react with anything?

    Cheers

    Ash

  8. Hi Ash, that’s a great question. I would reach out to the company and ask their opinion.

  9. Thanks for your reply 🙂

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