It's about 10 bucks!
Never mind buying one on TV, just run down to Walmart and get one. The TV ad that got my attention was called "Or-green-ic" or something, and has a green ceramic inner surface. Everything they showed in the commercial was true. They had them at Walmart, but they were all gone.
The one I got has a metallic red paint on the handle and exterior, and a white ceramic interior surface. If this one warps or has some other structural frailty, I'll get a better one, but I'm sold on the non-stick characteristics of the ceramic lining. Just don't burn or scratch it.
The main thing about teflon is; it's a plastic, and a little bit of it comes off every time you use it. That's part of the reason nothing sticks to it. Where does that teflon then go?
Nevertheless, the cast iron skillet collection will remain in my kitchen arsenal. They are cheap, indestructible and solely-suitable for certain applications such as blackening, oven recipies, and making roux.
But Pat, if you want to saute some onions and mushrooms in butter, flip some pancakes, make an omlet, something quick...get the ceramic skillet.
Didja see that? Huh Larri?
You’ve convinced me!
We’ve plenty of Walmarts round here.
And Delaware has no sales tax!
Teflon heaven, where it joins the ozone depleting substances.
But seriously, teflon is inert (biologically speaking).
I'm going to have to look for a good ceramic coated skillet, now. We have some Cuisinart cookware, and I really like it because it stays flat, and flat against the glass range top makes a HUGE difference in the quality of the cooking. I'm good at non-sticking the stainless steel; but it would be nice to not have to be so careful.