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What is the titanium non-stick coating on Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers? You can't see it.

Thanks for looking this up. I contacted the company and they said it is a PTFE (Teflon) based coating. They said they stopped manufacturing their products with this coating, but products still exist online and in retail stores with the coating. What's strange is that they sent me the latest manual and it still says it has a non-stick coating.

Oct 04, 2012
mattspaeth in Cookware

What is the titanium non-stick coating on Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers? You can't see it.

Yes, that is the kind of titanium non-stick surface I found the most information about. It is black and looks like the teflon (at least in pictures). I don't think it's all that different from teflon, just different chemicals.

Check out the photo I attached. It just looks like a stainless steel pot inside. This must be the real deal. However I found it strange that they would suggest not using metal utensils. That is initially what sparked my concern.

Oct 02, 2012
mattspaeth in Cookware

What is the titanium non-stick coating on Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers? You can't see it.

Thanks kagemusha49. I am familiar with titanium as a metal. However, I was researching titanium non-stick coatings and was finding that in most cases, these coatings that companies called titanium were really a polymer compound and not the actual metal.

I guess in this case, it actually is titanium since it is anodized and doesn't look like plastic. Thanks for your help.

Oct 02, 2012
mattspaeth in Cookware

What is the titanium non-stick coating on Kuhn Rikon pressure cookers? You can't see it.

So I just bought a Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker. I open the manual and it states it has a "hard, highly resistant titanium non-stick coating". I look in the pot and it looks like it's all stainless to me. However, when I feel the bottom, it feels more slippery than my other pots.

Further on, it states:

"We recommend the use of plastic or wooden turners in spite of the
hard and very resistant titanium base coating."

I don't like using non-stick pots because: 1) I don't know what's in the proprietary blend of their coating and 2) If it can scratch and come off, it greatly shortens the prospective life of the cookware.

Does anyone know what this coating is? Everyone else that is selling titanium non-stick coatings have surfaces that are black or gray in color. I would like to know what this is on Kuhn Rikon's line of cookware.

Oct 02, 2012
mattspaeth in Cookware