Green Your Cookware

12 SauteWith Earth Day just around the corner, there will be lots of talk about how to live a healthier, greener and sustainable life. While we all know the obvious—reduce, reuse and recycle—what about ways to be greener in the kitchen?

Buying locally grown produce is a great way to start down the road to healthy eating and reducing your carbon footprint. Once you have your veggies ready to sauté, how about considering cooking them using some eco-friendly cookware? Finding options here is not as easy as you may think.

In sizzles the new, colorful, stylish, and environmentally-friendly Aeternum cookware by Bialetti. You may be familiar with Bialetti by way of its famous Moka Express stovetop coffee pot. Now the popular Italian brand has introduced the Aeternum cookware line in response to consumer demand for greener, healthier cookware.  The innovative nanoceramic coating is PFOA free, meaning it is free of perfluorooctanoic acid–a harmful chemical used in the manufacturing of traditional nonstick.  Additionally, the coating is applied at a low temperature, leading to lower emission of CO2 into the atmosphere.

According to Troy Schuler, senior product manager of Bradshaw International, the U.S. distributor of Bialetti, “The beauty of the Aeternum is that the coating is made out of micro ceramic particles, one of the purest and most ecological materials in nature. The ceramic is mixed with a water base, which is cured at a very low temperature.  The result is a beautiful white, nanoceramic nonstick interior against a vibrant red exterior.”

In addition to being chemical free, the Aeternum requires very little oil or butter to cook with. Its patented coating browns beautifully and cleans easily, while the heavy-gauge aluminum body delivers ideal heat distribution.  The number one choice in Italy, this next generation of nonstick offers an unmatched cooking experience without compromising style or your pocket book.

The Aeternum is available at Bed Bath & Beyond,, and and ranges in price from $19.99 to $69.99. For more information on Bialetti, visit its website or Facebook page.