Since the marine problem of plasticsis via the sea, it is being tackled as the most important problem in the world across national borders.
However, the amount of plastic that is carried from the sea and flows to the beach is increasing.
I think those who feel a sense of crisis are trying to live a plastic-free life.
This time, I will introduce products recommended for eco-friendly plastic-free life.
- I want to incorporate a plastic-free life!
- I want to know about eco-friendly products!
- I am interested in environmental issues and want to do something myself!
The Teflon-coated frying pan that can be used without oil is easy to use.
Similarly, the rice cooker is also Teflon-processed.
However, after using it for several years, does the processing come off and the base is visible?
The peeled Teflon is plastic.
If it comes off during cooking, it may be ingested by the body.
Therefore, I recommend earthenware pots and iron pans as plastic-free products.
When rice is cooked in a earthenware pot, it becomes plump and glossy rice, and nutrients are maintained.
Also, it warms up to the core of rice and does not cool down immediately over time.
If you use a earthenware pot, you can cook rice deliciously without spoiling the original taste of rice.
You can also cook simmered dishes and boiled beans using a earthenware pot.
After cooking, the pot can be placed on the table, which is convenient.
It goes without saying that iron pans are made of iron, so cooked dishes contain subtle iron.
Since Japanese people used to drink tea in iron kettles, not many people became anemic due to iron deficiency.
However, the number of people who become anemic is increasing rapidly because the use of iron kettles has decreased.
The iron pan, which prevents anemia and is also plastic-free, is especially recommended for women.
Food storage container
Glass, pottery, enamel containers, stainless steel containers, and stashers can be used instead of plastic tappers.
When a plastic tapper is heated in a microwave oven, BPAand Phthalate ester will dissolve, causing reproductive dysfunction, neurological disorders, and cancer.
Therefore, for those who care about their own health, we recommend heat-resistant glass and pottery that can be safely heated in the microwave.
Heat resistant glass
Heat-resistant glass can be used in microwave ovens.
Freezing is basically possible, but be aware that it may not be possible depending on the product.
Also, because it is resistant to salt and acid, there is no odor or color transfer of food, and there is no problem with adding vinegar or oil.
And because it is a glass container, you can see the contents, and when you store it in the refrigerator, it becomes easier to understand what food is in it.
However, the drawback is that it is heavy.
Pottery can be used in a microwave oven.
However, some products cannot be used, so please check before purchasing.
In addition, since pottery absorbs moisture easily, if it is not dried sufficiently after washing, it may cause mold and odor transfer.
Also, be careful as it is easily cracked by impact.
Stainless steel containers cannot be used in a microwave oven.
The advantage is that it has high thermal conductivity because it is made of metal.
Stainless steel is recommended when boiling in a bowl or when you want to keep warm.
Due to its high thermal conductivity, it also has excellent cooling performance.
Therefore, it is suitable for storing chilled dishes such as salads and spicy dishes. Freezing is also possible.
The enameled ware cannot be used in a microwave oven.
Enamel is heat resistant and has high thermal conductivity, so it can be used on an open flame or in an oven.
Some products are compatible with IH.
And since enamel is resistant to acid, it is a container suitable for pickling in bran.
It is also recommended for salads and spicy dishes that are eaten chilled because it has excellent cooling properties. It can also be frozen.
However, it is easily scratched, so be careful when using or mixing with a hand mixer in an enamel pot.
When you put it in the refrigerator, you can’t see the contents because it’s enamel, but you can remove the magic by writing the contents directly on the side of the container with magic and washing the side together when washing.
The stasher can be microwaved, ovened, and frozen.
Stasher is a silicone storage pack developed with the concept of “sustainability”.
Unlike the container, it does not take up a lot of space in the refrigerator.
Since the stashers can be arranged vertically, the inside of the refrigerator will be neat.
Also, since you can see the contents, it is easy to understand what is in it.
Broccoli can be put in the stasher and boiled in boiling water as it is, so water-soluble vitamins do not flow out into the hot water and stay in the stasher.
Coffee metallic filter
The coffee maker is so convenient that I also used it.
However, since phthalate ester and BPA are used inside the drip part, it will dissolve due to boiling water during drip.
A metal filter is recommended because it is plastic-free and does not harm your health.
The convenience of a coffee maker is that it can drip a large capacity.
To apply this to metal filters as well, instead of dripping coffee into a coffee cup, we drip it into a teapot or a glass pot from a coffee maker that is no longer in use.
When you drip each person into a coffee cup, the strength of the coffee will be different.
Therefore, if you drip it into a tea pot or a glass pot of coffee, you can make it with a uniform taste and a large capacity.
If you drip without a coffee filter, a little coffee powder will settle in the drink, so it is recommended to use a coffee filter together.
The following article introduces eco-friendly coffee filters, so please have a look if you are interested.
How was the introduction of plastic-free products?
By changing the things you use every day in the kitchen to plastic-free, you will become more attached to it every time you use it, and I think you can make a big contribution to the earth.
We recommend that you gradually shift to environmentally friendly products without having to throw away the plastic in your house right away.
Sudden changes in life can easily lead to stress.
Enjoy a plastic-free life while watching your own pace.
I hope that using plastic-free products will make you feel better and enrich your life.
The following articles introduce recommended eco activities, so please have a look if you are interested.