I have a nonstick (i.e., PTFE-based) skillet which I need to replace. I make egg and cheese omelets every morning with no extra oil/butter, so nonstick seems to "serve up and clean up" the easiest of all materials.
But, it seems wasteful to buy a new pan every year. Is there an alternative environmentally-friendly pan which could give me, for example, 10 years still without the need for oil/butter?
Ceramic coatings and anodized aluminum come to mind, but they are a little bit stickier and seem to have about the same lifetime anyway.
I suppose a "master chef" could cook just cheese in an iron skillet without oil - Should I be practicing this if I really want to save the environment? Even if I perfect this art, the clean up is probably a little worse with the iron skillet, but I suppose this might be the best solution.