Cuisinart's answer to the Teflon dilemma is a ceramic-based coating in its GreenGourmet cookware. We liked it: Some food needed a few scrapes, but most loosened quickly. The build quality matches that of pricier pans, but it does require care: Seasoning and hand cleaning are essential for long life. [$60; cuisinart.com]
Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
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