Vegetalia Natural Non-Stick Cookware
Ultra non-stick, chemical free, eco-friendly AND dishwasher safe cookware is no longer a myth or dream. This week at Consiglio’s we’re excited to introduce Giannini’s revolutionary Vegetalia line of cookware - the Italian-made kitchenware miracle that's a pinnacle of technology and design.
A healthy, non-toxic alternative to Teflon and PFOA-based non-stick cooking surface, Vegetalia cookware is easy to use, convenient to maintain, and looks good too!
What is Vegetalia?
Simply put, Vegetalia is a line of Italian-made cookware that uses a new, patented “Ollia-tech” cooking surface. This surface is incredibly non-stick and highly durable - making it a strong, healthy and eco-friendly alternative to teflon.
Want some more information? Continue reading for a more in depth breakdown of the Vegetalia line and want makes it so unique!
Why Vegetalia Natural Non-Stick Cookware?
Non-stick cookware and the concern with Teflon and PFOA:
To best understand what sets Giannini’s Vegetalia line apart, it's important to to address the concerns that many consumers now have with Teflon and the types of non-stick cookware currently available. These concerns stem from the use of PFOA (perflurooctacnoicacid) and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) in Teflon - two suspected carcinogens that are toxic when overheated. As Teflon or non-stick cookware containing PFOA or PTFE are heated (or, overheated), they release potentially dangerous fumes into the surrounding environment. To minimize risk or concern related to the dangers of PFOA or PTFE it is recommended to avoid cooking surfaces that contain these chemicals - cast iron, stainless steel, and ceramic cookware are all healthier, chemical-free alternatives, however all have varying degrees of non-stick properties, none of which stand up to the ultra-high stick surface that makes Teflon so popular -thus, the need for a truly ultra non-stick, durable alternative that is chemical free, eco-friendly.
What sets Vegetalia and it's Ollia-tech cooking surface apart?
Much like high-end stainless steel cookware, Vegetalia cookware uses a strategic layering system to maximize strength, heat retention and distribution, and an ultra non-stick, teflon-free cooking surface.
The Vegetalia design features five distinct layers:
The Patented Vegetalia Ollia-tech Cooking Surface: a brilliant feat of design and engineering, the Ollia-tech surface combines a durable ceramic coating with a mix of vegetable-based oils to create a strong, naturally non-stick surface. This technology is largely inspired by the seasoning of traditional cast iron cookware - with cast iron, a process of oiling and high-temperature is used, whereby the oil polymerizes and bonds with the metal surface, creating a very strong, non-stick surface that gets better with use. Using a similar process of polymerization, Vegetalia’s Ollia-tech process uses a combination of ceramic and natural vegetable oils to create a strong, durable cooking surface that is completely non-stick - and, unlike cast iron, doesn't need the maintenance and hassle of seasoning, OR the use of additional oils or fats while cooking.
Secondary Anchor Surface: Beneath the cooking surface, Vegetalia layers a secondary anchor surface to increase durability and resilience.
Contained Aluminum Thermal Core: while there are many concerned with the use of aluminum in cookware and food-based applications, aluminum is an excellent metal for even heat distribution and heat retention. Much like higher end stainless steel cookware (such as All-Clad) uses layers of aluminum to increase the quality and function of their pans and skillets, the Vegetalia line uses a sub-layer of aluminum to maximize the thermal abilities and functions. By sealing this layer deep beneath the cooking surface, Giannini is able to optimize the benefits of aluminum while removing any risk of its use.
Hardened External Layer: For the external surface, Vegetalia uses a thick double layer that is both stain resistant and has a very high heat resistance, making the line durable even at high temperatures, and easy to clean and maintain.
Stainless Steel Hub: the final layer of Vegetalia (the part that touches the heat source) is a thick layer of high-quality 18/10 stainless steel - making the line completely induction ready, as well as compatible with all other stove tops including gas and electric ranges.
The end-result of this layered design is an ultra non-stick cooking surface that can be used without the use of additional fats and oils, for easy to use skillets, grill pans and dutch ovens with excellent thermal conductivity and durability - and, they look good and are dishwasher safe too!
Vegetalia and Healthy Eating
The final element that makes Giannini’s Vegetalia line so remarkable is that it’s ultra non-stick cooking surface removes the need for the addition of fats or cooking oils - giving you direct control over the fat and grease content in the food you cook, eat, and serve to your friends, family and loved ones. While the inclusion of various types of oils and fats can be tasty (and even desirable) in some food-preparation, having control over their uses gives the option to monitor use and intake - an important function for those looking (or needing) to eat healthier.
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