Is Nonstick Toxic?

Regulatory agencies worldwide have concluded that PTFE nonstick manufactured without the use of the component called PFOA is not a risk to consumers.

All RACO nonstick is completely PFOA free. We use nonstick technologies to make PTFE nonstick without PFOA.

PFOA free

PTFE is short for polytetrafluoroethylene, which is a slippery, tough and non-flammable synthetic material known as the nonstick coating on a pan. PFOA is short for perfluorooctanoic acid, a synthetic chemical compound that, in the past, was used as a component of PTFE.

Our nonstick coatings are formulated to resist peeling or chipping with normal use. However, in the event that particles of nonstick are accidentally eaten, there is no cause for concern. The nonstick is non-toxic and inert. If accidentally eaten, the nonstick particles will pass directly through the body and will not be absorbed.

PTFE nonstick coatings have been in the market for over 7 decades with a superb record of consumer safety.

Any time, you see the icon below in relation to RACO cookware, you can be assured that it is PFOA Free and contains no lead or cadmium. 

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