Granite Cookware, is it worth the investment?

It is time to update some of our cookware although I am keeping a few oldies I inherited from Grandma. It turns out it is quite a thing to cook with these granite sets and even trendy so did a quick research. 

I have bumped into this CAROTE Nonstick Granite Cookware Set which is very similar to one of my small oldies but, dear me, the price!

I am so tempted to just make an Ikea trip next weekend!

My Fav

To be honest I am very happy with it and it is one of my favs despite being so small. I cook my delicious Pancakes in it with great results.

But I find the price a bit high so I have done a bit of research to see whether it is worth the stretch or not.

The Granite trend and the non-stick coating issue

Granite is a natural stone that is very strong and durable. However, don’t think granite cookware comes out of a rock.

The name is used for the association with quality as in being strong and durable. As well as the appearance. Metal and enamel coating is still used on them to make them non-stick.

It is basically seen as an investment, so if you are looking for cookware that will last for many years, seems a good option.

It is advertised as being safer than others – check the actual description thoroughly – but is this true or just another marketing technique?

We all remember the teflon and the talks about safety and health issues around it back in the day. You can read about it in this article from I have read it and, basically, states that:

Nonstick cookware is coated with a material called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), also known as Teflon. The safety of non-stick cookware has been under investigation for the past decade“.

Which is not completely reassuring to be fair. However, the main concern was a particular chemical (PFOA) which isn’t being used today.

Cast Iron

The core of granite cookware is metal and it differs from stainless steel or aluminum. It seems that to make them non-stick porcelain enamel is used making them safer.

I’ll make it very easy for you to consider in case you have the same hesitation as I have. According to my findings, these are the Pros and Cons of granite cookware:

The Pros

  • Nice Looking (cute)
  • Light weight, especially compared to ceramic or cast iron.
  • Easy to clean
  • Good heat distribution so more efficient cooking.
  • Safer non-stick coating (according to manufacturers).

The Cons

  • The price
  • Most are not oven safe 
  • Delicate (but are they all not?)

Is it worth or not?

I think it is but it also depends on what is the situation in your kitchen and with your existing cookware. It is rare we need to update the whole set but, in my opinion, it is worth a try to say the least if you can afford it.

Also they make a great present for someone else, that is for sure!

In a way, buying cheaper ones with limited lifetime and potential issues with coatings and all that jazz, has kind of become an issue for me.

I personally think they are a great option but, as thrifty as I am, I am going to do an inventory of all my pans and see what is what first of all.

I might not need a complete set since there are pieces I still can use for a long while. But this 9.5 inch CAROTE Nonstick Deep Frying Pan with Lid has kind of captivated me so might give it a go.

Almost feel like cooking right now just looking at it!

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