What is Teflon (PTFE)?

What is Teflon (PTFE)? - Evelyn Momo

Hi there! Today, let's take a closer look at the world of cookware. Teflon is that non-stick coating that makes cooking and cleaning so easy that you've undoubtedly heard of it. Is it really as safe as it sounds, though?

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a synthetic polymer renowned for its non-stick qualities, is marketed under the brand name Teflon. Since its initial introduction in the 1940s, it has come to be associated with cookware that is non-stick. Teflon is a favorite material among professional and home cooks alike because it makes cooking and cleanup easier by keeping food from adhering to pans and pots.


The material's non-stick qualities are the primary cause of its appeal. It makes cooking healthy by enabling the use of less butter or oil when cooking, and food residue also slips off the non-stick surface easily, making cleaning easier.

Even though PTFE has been a kitchen favorite for many years, some people have safety concerns, especially when using it at high temperatures. When overheated, it can release harmful vapors containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other perfluorinated chemicals. Respiratory disorders, such as polymer fume fever, and possible long-term health impacts have been connected to PFOA.

Given the concerns about PTFE, many people are seeking alternative cookware options. Ceramic-coated cookware is known for its non-stick properties and even heat distribution. Cast iron is durable and retains heat well, making it ideal for searing and slow cooking. Stainless steel is resistant to rust and staining, leading to easy cleaning and maintenance. They are generally free of PFOA and PTFE, making them a safer choice for those concerned about chemical exposure.

For those looking for a Teflon-free cooking option, the Momo Easy Fry might be the ideal choice. The ceramic coating on the basket of our AirFryer provides a non-stick surface and keeps PTFE and other dangerous substances out of it. You may enjoy healthy and fast cooking with 12 preset options and peace of mind when you use the Easy Fry!

You can have the convenience of non-stick cooking without sacrificing your health with products like the Momo Easy Fry. It all comes down to striking the ideal balance in your kitchen between safety and convenience!