Xtrema Ceramic Cooking Pans – The Safer Choice
You might think that ceramic cookware is the latest technological invention to make the home cook’s life a little bit easier. Did you know, however, that cultures around the world have used ceramic cookware for thousands of years? That’s because ceramic is an incredibly versatile and safe material that comes right from the crust of the Earth. At Ceramcor, we take ceramic cookware two steps further, with unbeatable use-and-transfer capability and a naturally non-scratch surface that’s completely safe in the dishwasher.
Xtrema ceramic cookware welcomes you to the future of home cooking!
Durable. Versatile. Safe.
The most popular and costly cookware brands in the world are often made from metal and non-stick Teflon. Although there are some advantages to these cooking surfaces, such as even heat transfer and fast clean up, metal and non-stick Teflon can leach cancer-causing chemicals into your food. Sometimes, high heat can change the taste of certain foods such as tomato sauce too. Unlike metal cookware and non-stick Teflon coated pans, Xtrema ceramic cooking pans feature a revolutionary and technologically advanced non-scratch Ceramic glaze on the inside and outside of every pan.
Xtrema ceramic pans are non-scratch. Feel free to clean them however you like as well—even steel wool won’t scratch Xtrema’s rugged surface. Unlike non-stick pans, which can be scratched and can peel and flake with use, Xtrema will last year after year and will look as good on day 1,000 as they looked on day one.
Ceramic Cooking Pans Vs. Copper Pans
Copper is a material that is found naturally, but quantities are not inexhaustible. Consequently, copper pans are extremely expensive — often several thousands of dollars for just a few pieces of cookware. Plus, because copper is a metal, it reacts with some acidic foods. This means your grandmother’s famous tomato sauce won’t taste the same when cooked for hours on a stovetop.
Copper pans are also notoriously tough to keep shiny. You have to spend a lot of time polishing them to keep up that natural reddish glint. Very few household cooks want to increase the amount of energy they spend on the cleaning process!
Unlike copper, ceramic is a material that doesn’t react to foods like tomatoes. This means that all foods have the flavor you want, without any strange metallic tastes or aromas. Our Xtrema ceramic cooking pans are also coated with a durable, black exterior, making them simple to clean. No polishing is needed to have beautiful looking cookware for your kitchen! Best of all, you can often buy three or more times as many ceramic cooking products as you can similar copper-based cooking products for the same price.
Ceramic Pans Vs. Cast Iron Pans
From the times of pioneer days, settlers had one type of cookware: the cast iron pan. It was extraordinarily heavy and it was lugged around for years. The problem was that it needed to be seasoned regularly, or it lost its ability to heat food evenly and provide a cleanable surface. Add to that the issue that iron can rust, and it’s clear why so many cooks ended up having to buff off the rust spots on their cast iron pans periodically.
What pioneers didn’t realize was that cast iron leached into their food, adding amounts of iron into dishes. Though most people can consume added iron, too much consumption can lead to unwanted and unsafe side effects, including nausea and liver damage. One of the most hazardous aspects of the cast iron pan is how heavy it is! Cast iron can easily scuff up a floor if dropped, and it’s not recommended for use on ceramic stovetops.
In contrast, ceramic pans are lighter than their cast iron counterparts. This makes them perfect for all types of stove tops. They can also be used as soon as you get them – there’s no waiting for them to be seasoned in your oven. They’ll never rust because they aren’t made of any kind of metal. Plus, they can be cleaned with soap and water in a dishwasher, which cannot be done with cast iron pans.
Ceramic Cooking Pans Vs. Non-Stick Pans
When non-stick pans first arrived on the scene, they were heralded as an amazing creation. However, cooks soon realized that all the hype wasn’t quite accurate. Non-stick pans are actually made of a regular metal material that is covered in a non-stick glaze or coating. This coating enables the food to slide around on the top of the pan.
Unfortunately, the coating has been shown to release potentially carcinogenic materials and particulate into foods. Plus, the coating itself tends to eventually flake off during cooking and washing. In fact, non-stick coating is highly sensitive. In most cases, non-stick pans may sound easy to clean, but they can’t be popped into a dishwasher without losing their coating.
Ceramic cooking pans are more robust than non-stick pans. Just add them to the dishwasher when you’re finished cooking – there’s no reason to baby them. The coating on our Xtrema ceramic pans will never come off, even if you use metal utensils or scour them with copper pads. They last for the long haul, which is exactly what you need unless you want to continuously buy new non-stick pans every season.
Ceramic Pans Vs. Stainless Steel Pans
Stainless steel pans are another type of cooking product. Stainless steel looks shiny and may seem to blend in with a kitchen that had stainless steel appliances. On the other hand, stainless steel is hardly versatile. Like copper pans, stainless steel pans should not be used with acidic foods because of a chemical reaction that often occurs.
Another issue with stainless steel is that although it may heat quickly, that heat can be tough to regulate. When you turn off the burner, your stainless steel pan will cool off immediately. This means a tender piece of salmon that has to be gently sautéed could get cold. Ceramic is a much better insulator of heat and it can retain the heat for over 30 minutes when covered and taken to the table to serve and store the food.
The Results Are In: Ceramic Cooking Pans Offer Every Benefit
While other types of pans have their pros and cons, ceramic cooking pans surpass every type of similar product. When you choose ceramic cookware, you’ll appreciate the beauty & versatility of our sauce pots and pans. You’ll be able to use Xtrema in the freezer, broiler, dishwasher, stovetop, oven — and even the grill. When it comes to value in cookware, Xtrema ceramic pans are worth the investment. They’ll provide peace of mind as you continue to prepare safe, healthy meals for your family.
It All Comes Down to Taste
When it comes down to taste, even novice home cooks know that taste is the ultimate decider. When it comes to creating deliciously prepared meals, Xtrema ceramic cookware offers you incredible heat and moisture retention, and a naturally non-scratch surface.
Your meats and vegetables will be juicier, while your starches and baked goods will be fluffier. You’ll also notice your foods won’t shrink as much — and you’ll completely avoid the metallic taste that sometimes accompanies dishes prepared in aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel or copper pans.
Cooking for All Diets and Lifestyles is Easier With Ceramic Pans
Are you living a vegan lifestyle? Do you prefer to make rich sauces to accompany your meals? Are you a grilling fanatic who spends as much time at the grill as possible during all seasons? Or is low-fat cooking essential for your family’s health? No matter what kind of dietary habits you have, you can enjoy the cuisine you want by cooking with ceramic pans.
Vegans and Vegetarians Love Ceramic Cooking Pans
Are you living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle? It can be difficult to cook some of your favorite recipes in pans that aren’t suited for locking in nutrients while simultaneously bringing out their natural flavors. Ceramic pans have an even heat distribution that properly cooks the vegetables you love. You’ll never overcook them, because you’ll have greater control over the temperature of the pan. When your food has reached the desired tenderness, just take the ceramic cooking pan off the stove. You’ll get the benefit of vitamin-rich foods that taste incredible.
Ceramic Cooking for People on Limited Diets
If you or a loved one has dietary restrictions — such as a requirement for low-fat dishes or foods without added salts or sugars – ceramic cooking pans are a reliable, eco-friendly alternative to pans covered with non-stick coatings that may leach cancer-causing chemicals into your foods. Prepare meals without the need for tablespoons of butter, or whisk together egg whites for fluffy omelets without the fat. You’re in control of every ingredient you add to your food, and your Xtrema ceramic cooking pan will make the ideal kitchen assistant.
Ceramic Pans – Your Family Deserves the Best
Concerns have been raised about the safety of PFOA, which is used to bind the coating to traditional non-stick pans. In as early as 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency asked companies to discontinue production by the year 2015 and labeled PFOA as a “likely carcinogen.” Knowing this, would you want to take the chance on risking your family’s health with unhealthy pots and pans?
Metals such as aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel, and copper are known to release heavy metals and harmful toxins into foods, but with Xtrema’s ceramic cooking pans, there’s never a concern for damage or meltdown. Our ceramic cookware is made from 100% inorganic materials that come straight from the Earth’s crust.
Holistic health practitioners recommend ceramic pans and pots for maintaining optimal health. Ceramic pans are safer because they don’t have the harmful binding agents or the risk of non-stick material flaking off as you prepare your meals. Your family deserves it.
Xtrema Ceramic Cooking Pans Are 100% Natural
Highly skilled artisans handcraft all of our ceramic pans with 100% natural, inorganic minerals using a process that takes 22 days from start to finish. The skills and techniques needed to design our high-quality ceramic pans and pots take years to develop and we are very proud of the employees who craft our cookware. In fact, the artisans who create Xtrema ceramic cookware come from a culture that has practiced the art of ceramics for thousands of years.
The non-scratch, ceramic-glazed surface is completely environmentally safe. The ceramic glaze will never emit gases or toxic odors at any temperature. This means our workers and our planet are safer because of our handcrafted, 100% green, eco-friendly products.
Ways to Use Your Ceramic Pans
If this is the first time you have considered purchasing a ceramic cooking pan, you may not realize all the ways to use your product. These include:
- Cooking foods on top of your stove – This is the most obvious use for a ceramic cooking pan, and it’s probably the one you first considered as you browsed our catalog of Xtrema ceramic cookware options. No matter what kind of stove top you have, you can use ceramic pans to make tasty breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks for your family.
- Cooking foods in your oven – Unlike other types of cookware, ceramic pans are built to go into the oven. This is a relief for many cooks who want to sear meats and continue to roast them in the oven without having to switch pans midstream. With Xtrema ceramic cooking pans, you can easily bake without worrying about the ceramic glaze or integrity of the product.
- Cooking foods on the grill – Did you know that you can use your ceramic cooking pan for making foods on your grill? Many grilling enthusiasts love to be able to use their ceramic cookware to make sauces, boil vegetables and more — right on the grill alongside their meats!
- Storing foods in the refrigerator – It isn’t convenient to put most cookware straight from the stove or oven into the fridge, but you can with ceramic cookware. It’s made to withstand temperature changes while keeping your food safe. You won’t have to store leftovers in a different container, so if you have created a delicious casserole for dinner and want leftovers for tomorrow, just put the ceramic cooking pan into the refrigerator.
- Storing foods in the freezer – Just like storage in the refrigerator, your ceramic cooking pan can go right into the freezer. This adds to the versatility by giving you another option for keeping leftovers longer.
- Heating or reheating foods in the microwave – You would never put any kind of metal in the microwave, but ceramic cooking pans aren’t metal. This means they can be used in the microwave without any fear of sparks.
How will you use your Xtrema ceramic cooking pans?
Cleaning Is Easy When You Cook With Ceramic
No matter what kind of method you use for cleaning your cookware, you can use it with ceramic cooking pans. Anything from washing them by hand to putting them in a dishwasher is practical, convenient and safe. If you’re cleaning by dishwasher, make sure you always follow your dishwasher manufacturer’s guidelines in terms of rinsing out any residue before washing your cookware. For instance, your dishwasher may not get the water hot enough, or distribute the water evenly enough, to completely clean and sanitize your ceramic cooking pan. If this is the case, you may prefer to wash your ceramic pans by hand.
If you choose to always wash your ceramic cooking products from Xtrema by hand, please know that you can use any kind of sponge or scouring pad. There’s no need to treat ceramic cooking pans as if they were glass. They can handle even copper scrubbing pads and dishwashing brushes with hard bristles. You can also use any kind of dishwashing liquid you want to get them sparkling and keep them looking amazing.
Your Versatile Use-and-Transfer Cookware Solution
Not only is Xtrema ceramic cookware safe to use in a huge range of temperatures and made with eco-friendly practices, classic styling of the black ceramic glaze will never go out of style. Black is sure to match any color motif in your kitchen from country cabinets to high-end stainless steel appliances. You can bring your Xtrema sauce pots and pans from your oven or stove directly to your table.
Our ceramic pans can’t be scratched and the surface will never peel or flake off into your foods like the cooking surfaces that are on all types of non-stick cookware.
We Have the Tests to Prove It - Try Our Ceramic Pans
Our ceramic pans and pots are among the healthiest on the planet, and we have the tests to prove it. Our cookware undergoes consistent, independent worldwide testing to ensure our exacting standards of excellence are constantly met. We have done extensive leaching tests on our cookware and guarantee that, unlike other cookware, it’s 100% safe.
You’re not going to find traditional pots and pans that have been put through such rigorous trials. It’s this commitment to excellence that makes Xtrema the number one choice in cookware products. With our ceramic pans, you can rest assured that what you see is what you get – safe, healthy cookware for you and your family.
Why We Test Our Products Regularly
We know that you only want the best ceramic cooking pans for you and your family. This is part of the reason that we constantly test our ceramic cooking pans. We take our role in being your supplier for leading-edge ceramic cookware seriously. Only the best will do, from the inorganic materials that are the basis of our ceramic cooking pans to the glaze that’s fired on top.
Cooking Has Never Been So Easy - Try Our Ceramic Pans
Besides having the most durable non-scratch surface, the material used in all Xtrema ceramic cooking pans contains an inert and non-reactive quality that produces a far-infrared heating process. This enhances the flavor of foods by cooking it from the inside and outside at the same time. Meals taste brighter, more flavorful and more natural. Foods glide easily on our revolutionary non-stick surface so the cook can feel confident using less fat and oils, allowing the true taste of the foods to shine through.
As we become a more health-conscious society, we are always looking for ways to cut sodium and fat. Why not start in the meal preparation? By not over seasoning food to compensate for taste and by not over greasing pans to keep food from sticking, you’ll increase the nutritional value of the food you’re serving.
Our ceramic pans and pots are known for their superior moisture retention, as well. Your steaks will be juicier and your baked goods moister, and since Xtrema ceramic cooking pans retain heat longer than metal cookware, your foods will stay hotter longer when served.
Xtrema ceramic cooking pans can be used for food preparation on the stovetop, in the oven, microwave, toaster oven, broiler, and even on the barbecue grill. Since it's also refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher safe, one ceramic pan serves the function of many, which saves you time, energy, and money. And who can argue with fewer dishes to wash and put away?
Xtrema Ceramic Cooking Pans Product Guarantee
We are so confident in our ceramic cooking pans that we back each and every Xtrema ceramic pan product with a 50-year performance guarantee against breakage resulting from hot or cold thermal shock. With this guarantee, along with eco-friendly manufacturing and healthier foods, why trust your cooking to any other product?
We would never deny that you can find cheaper thinly coated non-stick ceramic cookware in the market, but you definitely get what you pay for. When you invest in Xtrema, you’ll be investing in 100% ceramic cooking pans that are carefully crafted and designed for performance. We don’t want you to have to replace your pans every few months – we want you to love your Xtrema ceramic pans for years!
Give a Gift With Style and Substance
Are you searching for the perfect gift for a newlywed? How about for a college graduate who’s just moving into a first apartment? Ceramic cooking pans make fantastic gifts for multiple reasons. They’re the only cooking pans that can go from freezer to refrigerator to microwave to oven to stove, without any kind of heat or cold “shock” issues.
Their glaze also creates a non-stick finish, which reduces the need for unwanted oils. Our ceramic cooking pans are suitable for any kind of foods. Italian sauces will turn out just as delectable as gumbo! We have chosen black as the basic color for all our ceramic cooking pans, as black fits any décor and is appropriate for all kitchens. Not only does it look sleek, but it always performs beautifully.
Discover Why Cooks at All Levels Love Our Ceramic Pans
It doesn’t matter if you’re a sous chef or someone who just dabbles in the kitchen: You need the right type of cookware. People who regularly cook for one, six or eighty have all discovered that Xtrema ceramic pans offer them precisely what they need to get the job done. There’s no substituting for a winning recipe – incredible food starts with the right ingredients prepared with the best tools.
Xtrema — the last cookware you’re likely to buy and the first cookware you’re bound to love! Our ceramic pans are worth the investment.