How sustainable is your cookware? That’s what I’m looking into today, with the launch of Prestige Eco Cookware, made with a revolutionary new plant-based material that’s non-stick, PFOA-free and palm oil-free, as well as recycled materials! Oh, and the pans are recyclable themselves!
I absolutely love discovering new, sustainable innovations, and this one means I now have a set of pots and pans that are just as sustainable as the food I’ll be cooking in them!
What’s In Prestige’s Eco Cookware Range?
There’s a total of seven items in Prestige’s Eco Cookware range:
- 3-Piece Non-Stick Saucepan Set with Glass Lids
- 24cm Non-Stick Stockpot with Glass Lid
- 20cm Non-Stick Frying Pan
- 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan
- 28cm Non-Stick Frying Pan
- 20cm & 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan Set
- 28cm Non-Stick Stir Fry Pan
Basically, every type of pot and pan you’d need in your kitchen! Plus, all of these can be used on any cooker type, including induction.
If you’re like me and enjoy cooking (aka binge-watching Bon Appétit and taking the occasional cooking class), these pans are the perfect set to have around. First, they’re lightweight, which makes carrying them from the chopping board to the hobs a breeze. Second, they’re dishwasher safe, so my boyfriend doesn’t have to stand at the sink all night cleaning up after I’ve cooked. And finally, if you want to get extra fancy and pop the pans in your oven, they’re oven safe up to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2.
Plus, these pans are built to last. Having already dropped one of the lids while getting to grips with them (oops!), I can attest to their shatterproof nature, and the gorgeous green-flecked surfaces of the pans are scratch-proof too. They all come with a 5 year quality guarantee as well – longevity is something to really be valued.
What Materials Are Used In Prestige’s Eco Range?
I was particularly impressed at how well-thought out this range is. All the pans come in paper-based packaging, which is easily recyclable. And the pans themselves are made from sustainable materials too:
- Plant-based non-stick coating
- Recycled materials
- Rubberised handles
All of this is PFOA-free (which is used in the making of traditional Teflon, and can be harmful) and palm oil-free, which is great to hear because so many plant-based items turn out to use the cheap, environmentally harmful ingredient.
Prestige has also teamed up with TREE AID, and they’ll plant a tree with them for every Eco pan sold.
Simple Vegan Leek & Potato Soup Recipe
So, let’s put the pans to the test! After receiving this week’s organic fruit and veggie box, I discovered I had all the ingredients I needed to make a hearty leek and potato soup… So here’s the recipe for anyone looking to do some home cooking, and in some sustainable cookware too!
- Swig of plant-based oil (I used rapeseed oil)
- 400g potatoes
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 2 large leeks
- 850ml vegetable stock (I used 1 1/2 Kallo organic stock cubes)
- 100ml plant milk (I used oat milk)
- Handful of flat-leaf parsley (optional)
1. Get started by washing your vegetables thoroughly, and slicing into 1cm pieces.
2. Next, heat the oil in a stockpot, adding the onion, leek, and potatoes when shimmering. Stir the vegetables until they’re coated with oil and cover with a lid, cooking on a gentle heat for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, boil a kettle and make up your vegetable stock.
4. When the vegetables are ready, add your stock and bring to the boil before reducing down to a simmer, covering with the lid to cook for a further 5 minutes.
5. Now you have two options – if you have a handheld blender, you can get blending straight away. If you’re like me and you have a stand blender, leave the soup to cool, and then blend in batches. Add your oat milk while blending to ensure a thick but blendable consistency.
6. Once the soup is blended, take it back onto the hob and add your salt, pepper, and parsley to taste. Serve when piping hot with crusty bread, and enjoy!