Kitchen

Your guide to a greener kitchen. Our Kitchen research is designed to help eco-conscious consumers avoid greenwashing when selecting the appliances they use everyday. We are constantly re-evaluating our Leaf Ratings for all the products featured, and when necessary, we will remove an item from our list if our standards are no longer met.

Caraway discoloration after one year of use
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Most non-stick cookware lasts less than two years before it makes its way into a landfill. Here's what you need to know about the lifespan of your non-stick, as well as how to extend it.
Non-toxic slow cookers
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Find the best, non-toxic slow cookers for safe, healthy meals. Avoid ceramic and PTFE options to avoid leaching of heavy metals like lead and cadmium. Best slow cooker options here!
Cooking salmon in a Caraway non-stick pan
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Materials, handles & PTFE with diamond dust: What you need to know when comparing Caraway Home & Hexclad cookware. Caraway vs Hexclad.
Cooking dinner with Caraway non-toxic cookware
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For the home cook looking for a non-toxic, sustainable cookware option, compare Caraway Home vs GreenPan. Find out which materials, handles, and non-stick coatings make each better suited for specific tasks in the kitchen.
Frying an egg on Lancaster cast iron
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Lancaster cookware boasts lightweight, pre-seasoned pans 100% made in America. But do these skillets live up to their reputation?
Greenpan
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Don’t waste time on Ozeri pots and pans: here’s why they don’t make the Leaf Score cut. Understand our sustainability & social responsibility approach in this Ozeri cookware review.
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Unsure if the Always Pan 2.0 from Our Place is right for you? Check out this review to learn more about its features and serious issues before making a purchase.
Alva chef stockpot height
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Not sure which stockpot is best for canning? Our review of 6 qt pots will help you get the perfect preserves!
Xtrema non-toxic cookware
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Getting the facts on Xtrema & its heavy metals. Read our blog post to find out if Xtrema cookware is truly non-toxic.
Alva non stick wok
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Is a non-toxic frying pan possible? Get the verdict on durable and non-stick ceramic options here. Avoid plastic handles and scratches with our guide!
Cast iron skillet
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Is cast iron sustainable? Learn how this cookware has evolved since 6th century China and why modern production is green-friendly! #iscastironsustainable
Is vintage cookware safe?
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Can vintage cookware be safe? Learn how to check for toxicity and ensure your antique pots and pans are safe to use. Is vintage cookware safe? Find out here!
Caraway discoloration after one year of use
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Discover how to test cookware for leaching to ensure safety with this simple guide. Learn how to test aluminum, copper & stainless cookware for lead using a home test and vinegar acid test.
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Discover the pros and cons of gas cooking - from heat control to cost of gas. Learn why gas has a huge environmental impact and tips for choosing gas stoves.
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Is Alva cookware safe and non-toxic? We put this Belgian cookware brand to the test and it passed with flying colors.
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Not all Made In cookware is safe and non-toxic. Learn which Made In products to consider and which to avoid in this extensive review.
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Electric ranges offer a safer alternative to their gas counterparts that can impact indoor air quality - here are our favorites.
Induction stove pros and cons
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Induction stovetops are the most energy-efficient and, arguably, the safest type of cooktop around. Here are our favorite ones.
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Buying a reusable water bottle lets you opt out of the single-use plastic story, saving up to 150 plastic bottles in a year alone.
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Gas stoves continue to be a favorite with chefs and keen amateur cooks, but cooking with gas isn’t all sunshine and roses.
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Dining tables are a big purchase with a big carbon footprint. Buying local, sustainably sourced, and low-VOC can help the planet.

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