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"New Teflon" = "GenX" by Chemours?
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
I bought this pan in AUG 2018. I loved this lil pan. I used it daily to cook a lot of small foodstuffs, mostly eggs. I did originally purchase it to try my hand at tamagoyaki, which turned out great, only to find out it was a good pan to use on all sorts of other foods. Don't get me wrong-- it does what it is advertised to do. I give the Durability/Cleaning/Use all 5☆s because it does deserve it.
My 1☆ rating reflects that it uses "New Teflon nonstick coating" on its advertisement. This is more "CONSUMER BEWARE" when you see that sort of wording. It is NOT a hit on the seller, but rather the manufacturing and how it is promoting a cancer-causing chemical. Sure, non-stick appliances are very convenient, but at what costs?
After it became painfully aware to us of how much DuPont/3M was poisoning 99% of the world with their "amazing" non-stick Teflon chemical called PFOA (aka "c8") thanks to a Netflix documentary called "The Devil We Know" (if you like to be educated, I highly recommend watching it), I've been rethinking everything that our health organizations have covered up, hiding how much damage this chemical continues to do with c8's "bio-persistent" form. It cannot be broken down or leave our bodies.
I am unsure but am curious if this "new Teflon" technology that this TeChef pan advertises as using is simply the new "GenX" chemical created by DuPont's spinoff company: Chemours. If you google GenX (or check out the "GenX" wiki article), you'll see it stated there that "In lab tests on rats, GenX has been shown to cause many of the same health problems as PFOA."
So this is *NOT* a better version of Teflon.
If you want to try and lessen your exposure to more of these cancer-causing chemicals, then please watch that documentary and avoid buying anything made of Teflon, or this "new Teflon." It's been a huge eye-opener for us and I am simply trying to pass this knowledge around.
If you value the convenience of non-stick technology over your health, then by all means, this is a great pan.