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Lorraine Lea Ceramic Cookware Pot Set The Life Creative

Why Ceramic Cookware is Better for your Home than Teflon

Shows like My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef have got all of us – including myself – a bit hooked on the idea of getting more creative in the kitchen. But plating a dish worthy of a top score is never going to happen if you’ve not got the proper tools to work with.

Health Benefits of Ceramic Cookware The Life Creative

(Brought to you by Nuffnang and Lorraine Lea.)

In today’s post, I’m showing you some fab new kitchen essentials from my friends at Lorraine Lea, and they’re going to transform the way you cook this winter and beyond. And yes – Lorraine Lea does cookware (they’re about so much more than fabulous bedding!).

What’s so amazing about the pieces you see in this post is that they perfectly blend form and function; they not only look great (so you don’t have to hide them away) but they perform wonderfully too. I always say that any piece you need to use regularly should feature a combination of form and function – and these really do!

Let’s take a closer look at what makes these new pieces so good.

Ceramic Cookware pans from Lorraine Lea The Life Creative

Ceramic Cookware: Why it’s Better than Teflon

Teflon was a bit of a cooking buzzword in years gone by and it’s safe to say that we all got swooped up in the hype. The problem with Teflon, though, is that using it under high heat conditions can cause the coating to crack and release toxic fumes.

What makes this ceramic cookware so special is that it’s made from raw clay and water. This means that it won’t crack, it’s completely non-stick and you won’t need to use as much oil when you’re cooking. So not only is it safer, but it’s healthier too (and coming into winter I can use all the extra healthy-eating help I can get!).

The other great thing about Lorraine Lea’s ceramic cookware is that it cooks your food far more evenly than other pans and is a much better hear conductor. When it comes to cleaning, that’s pretty easy, too; just let the piece cool down and clean with warm soapy water and a sponge (no need to crack out the scourer here!).

The 9-piece ceramic coated cookware set you see in this post (that you can win below) from Lorraine Lea comes with a 12-month warranty against manufacturing fault, which gives you added peace of mind when purchasing!

To find out more about this new ceramic cookware range, click here.

Schmidt Brothers German knife set Lorraine Lea The Life Creative

Schmidt Bros Knives; Designed for Lorraine Lea

When Crocodile Dundee said, “that’s not a knife”, clearly he hadn’t discovered these bad boys from Schmidt Bros. The popular German brand has partnered with Lorraine Lea to release a range of top-end knives that are not only rust-resistant, but stain resistant too.

What makes these German steel knives so superior is that they’re made from higher quality materials and feature a full tang.

What is a full tang? Well, a full tang means that the metal of the blade runs all the way to the tip, through the handle and right to the end of the knife. Having a single piece of steel like this prevents the knife from breaking at the tip, ensuring its longevity and durability.

Schmidt Brothers Knife Set Lorraine Lea The Life Creative

From a design perspective, I love the grain you can see in the rare ash wood handles. They not only look on-trend but they feature a soft grip too, making them super-easy to handle. Because the knives look so sleek, you can display them on your bench top, so they’re within easy reach but look good when not in use.

The knives also feature the patented Schmidt Brothers Curve for superior quality and safety, meaning you can rock some of them back and forth on your chopping board to finely dice herbs and veggies.

To see all the knives available from Lorraine Lea, click here.

If you’d like to stay in the loop when it comes to cooking, decorating and keeping your home super-stylin’, click here to jump onto the Lorraine Lea blog and get inspired.

And if you’re keen to secure some of these divine pieces from Lorraine Lea for your own home, see the competition below for details on how you can win!

Lorraine Lea Ceramic Cookware Pot Set The Life Creative

Win a 9-Piece Ceramic Cookware Set

To go in the draw to win the 9-piece ceramic cookware set you see above, valued at $499, simply:

Drop a comment below telling me what you love about this Lorraine Lea set and why?

** Please note, this competition has closed. The winner was Bridgette Clark **

Open to Australian residents only. Full T&C’s for this competition can be found here.


Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (75)

  • I love that Ceramic cookware set because it looks slick enough for steak, shiny enough for desserts and solid enough for self defense! ;o)

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    • Cassie Dodds

      Haha! Good one!

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  • I did a course earlier in the year trying to reduce unnecessary toxins in everything from food, to personal care and homewares. After moving home this week and ditching the Teflon pans, I’m definitely keen to go ceramic. Only … Will they work on the induction cooktops? And bonus, buy once, buy well. Happy to invest when it lasts!

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    • Kristen

      I was wonder the same thing!

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    • Cassie Dodds

      You’re in luck Suzanne, they work on all cooktops and can even be used in the oven!

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      • Julie Dowe

        I love mine Cassie, best thing since sliced bread I tell everyone lol I can’t enter as I’m a stylist and I’m not disappointed I’m just very happy someone will be able to win a set of these amazing cookware….they’ll fall in love like I have….xx

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    • Joanne Scorgie

      Yes they do honey 🙂

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  • Sandra kire

    After reading the story on the cookware i am completly hooked. The cookware set would allow me to be able to do so much in the kitchen. From first course to dessert plus much more. The cookware would look very nice in my kitchen as well.

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  • I like the non toxic coating, the high sides on the pan will be useful for cooking risotto and they look sturdy enough for a lifetime of wear and tear.

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  • Megan Stewart

    I would love this set as the only set I own is a homemakers set from Kmart from when I first moved out of home.

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  • Ezrela

    I love this set! It’s completely non stick and the no need for much oil sold it to me!

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  • Louise Costanzo

    I love reading thelifecreativeblog, you always seem to expand my horizons! This cookware looks like an amazing alternative; no matter how much we have previously spent on other nonstick pieces, we always find that they deteriorate and need regular replacing. I would love to use the ceramic cookware, please! 🙂

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  • Jess k

    This set has a timeless look, It also seems to be the most useful size/shapes to use for multiple types of cooking! I also love that minimal oil is required to cook in them .

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  • Hayley

    I love the form, and the appeal of practical (stove & oven!) but non-toxic cooking equipment is so compelling!

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  • Emily

    I love that with this set I won’t have cooking disasters like I did last night, thanks to a ‘non-stick’ pan that is no longer ‘non-stick’. I didn’t realise something could be burnt and raw at the same time…

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  • Melissa Noble

    I’ve spent a small fortune on my non-stick Teflon coated cookware that i thought was the best. Well haven’t you proved me wrong! Lol this ceramic set from Lorraine Lea looks and sounds absolutely amazing and would definitely help me cook some amazing nutritious meals for my family…thanks for your insight!

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    • Cassie Dodds

      Good luck gorgeous!

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  • Laura

    My fiancé and I are just starting to create a home together and I cannot think of a better way to get it started them this beautiful cookware, which seems like it will last as long as our marriage!

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  • jackie riddle

    Love the benefits of healthy cookware and would like to be able to cook for my family with these.

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  • hanna stanvi

    the teflon is so easy to clean and take care of.

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  • Holly

    I am all about lessening the toxicity in my home and am trying to swap everything over to a healthier and safer option. This Lorraine Lea set looks great to keep making that change.

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  • Chelsea Sutherland

    It can go in the oven! I long to be like the TV chefs who take a pan from stovetop to oven all fancy like. My cheapy set is not that versatile.

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  • Dom

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win these ceramic pans because my current fake teflon pans from Ikea have definitely seen their day! I couldn’t afford good pans (and still can’t) when I moved out of home and now that I’m turning 30 I feel like I should get ‘grown up’ cookware!

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  • Michelle Strachan

    I have been wanting cooking equipment which protects against harmful chemicals passing over to myself or my family but my right budget has meant I still have what’s left of the cheapo set from 15 years ago. Would love to know I have a safe and also photo shoot ready set to work with!

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  • You had me at healthier and easy to wash. As a busy Mum of 3 I’m all about looking after their wellbeing and making it easy!

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  • Non stick – no oil- easy to clean – sleek design – won’t go without a steamer – casserole from stovetop to oven to table for serving. Meals together with those I love, yes please!

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  • Rita

    A set that’s non-stick means meals will come quick! Long night scrubbing are banned thanks to stain resistant pans! Non toxic cookware means upset tummies will become rare!

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  • Wendy McLeary

    Love everything about them, they are perfect for a whole range of cooking, and so easy to use and even Easier to clean and safe for the whole family

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  • Bridgette Clark

    I’ve just turned 18 and moving out of home – mind you home is 2,600km away.
    I haven’t had a proper kitchen / materials / utensils to actually make, bake and create in the kitchen in a LONG time.
    I’d love this ceramic set as it’ll open new doors of creativity and definitely help me cook up a storm after my studies day in, day out.
    Plus, I think my partner would kill to come home to a three course meal – ESPECIALLY considering this set can go above and beyond!

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  • Agent 86

    I love that they are compatible with induction cooktops! And that they all come with lids to reduce mess, which would make it easier to keep an all-white kitchen clean.

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  • Aja

    As a mum I spend a lot more time in the kitchen then I would probably like to – having gorgeous, modern cookware to work with that is also easy to clean would be AMAZING! Our set is long overdue for an upgrade – especially with a new bub on the way!

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  • I would love to win the cookware as we have been saving for some. As a cancer survivor we have been slowly but surely decreasing the possible toxins in our home and one thing on the list is ceramic cookware… this would be fabulous!!!

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  • Linda Latina

    I love to cook for my family and friend, and host dinner parties and nothing beats an amazing cookware set to enhance the favours and aromas

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  • Mikael Purton

    I love to cook! I am also about to purchase my first home with my girlfriend so would love to be able to cook delicious healthy dinners for her with this amazing ceramic cookware!

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  • Miranda

    Honestly I’d love to win the cookware mainly because it looks so good! All my cookware is black which just looks so heavy. The added health benefit of no nasty toxic chemicals going into the food I eat is a pretty big bonus too.

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  • Karen Beasley

    I would love to win new cookware! I don’t have a story or reason behind why I should win other than… I need new cookware? I’ve been googling for the last couple weeks “what’s the best cookware material” “top cookware brands” and it’s now just become confusing. From what I’ve read on your blog so far….I trust your judgement!

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  • wanda

    We recently had our children diagnosed with severe gluten and dairy intolerances (nof fun!), which means less toxins, oils and healthier eating all round. For a family of five this is a huge change and cooking with the right cookware would be life changing for us. The fact that it looks amazing as well is a bonus!

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  • Angela Canavan

    This cookware would mean one less concern in the kitchen on the quest to better health for the whole family

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  • Leanne G

    To be able to provide healthy meals for my family, in all senses of the word would be so amazing for me

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  • Judy Lawrence

    Beautifully styled, simple, timeless and – of course – healthy and easy to use. An investment in fine food.

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  • Tess Thomson

    I too jumped aboard the teflon train. Besides now learning of the risks they provide, I would LOVE to upgrade my current (toxic, eek!) pot set which were all essentially ruined last year. You see, I invited my newly divorced uncle to stay with me while he got his feet back on the ground. Apparently, no one gave him the memo about keeping metal utensils away from non-stick surfaces. The horror!

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  • Dario Curtis

    Finally something I need thats Natural & PTFE / PFOA free….More enjoyable time cooking and less clean …
    I’m hooked 🙂

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  • Nids

    So keen to upgrade my current kitchen wear because we didn’t do it after the wedding and then we had the baby…Non stick, non toxic, healthier (less fat for cooking and non toxic), easy to clean, easy to use (stove and oven), stylish, love the design and look, I know i will love the feel… I’ll get it all done quicker which is a must with a little baby – as is being a healthy role model…did I mention non toxic

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  • Bec

    Just looking at this cookware makes me want to cook……which is no mean feat!

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  • Jeanette

    This cookware looks the bomb….well designed and good for the environment and humans. Cooks evenly and uses less oil, easy to clean as well….what’s not to love. Owning a set of this cookware would be a privilege.

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  • Shae McCarthy

    I love that the range is safe and healthy for my family. The slimline and sleek design is an added bonus! I have always wanted to own a full set of pots and pans!

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  • Catherine Bailey

    My old Teflon pan set is toxic to use and toxic to look at- reminiscent of something from my college days when all I was using saucepans for was to find new ways to serve up dhal. Surely at 43 I deserve better for myself! Also, I’d love to find out if cooking with no or only a slight spritz of oil is doable, as if my pans are anything to go by, this holy grail of cooking is an urban myth which is very much like to bust, Chris

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  • Benjamin T

    I like my water cold, my days sunny and my Tang full. I wish I had time for half Tang, but people to see, veggies to slice.

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  • Renate Abra

    This Cookware Set looks absolutely amazing & would be pure perfection to use to cook up a storm.

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  • Kat

    I want to cook like a pro!

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  • Tanika

    Who wouldn’t love it. Save time – easy to clean, save money – hopes of free (or just know fabulous linen ladies), save your health – ceramic advantage. Let’s just the possibilities are endless, and so is my appreciation for the good things in life

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  • Joanne Scorgie

    The set looks amazing and with this being naturally non stick it will assist me in living a healthy life.

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  • I love the idea that they don’t crack and they stay non-stick. I’ve found it so hard to find good non-stick induction cookware in the past. Currently saving to surprise hubby with his very own set of Lorraine Lea cookware.

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  • Alecia

    I love this set, have had my eye on it since attending Lorraine Lea’s All Stars Conference 2016 as a stylist. It is even more beautiful in persona and would replace my terribly mismatched and falling apart pots and pans. 🙂

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  • Tia Wilkinson

    It looks absolutely amazing! Chemical free, beautiful, smooth and so easy to clean! Best addition to any kitchen.

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  • Deb Chynoweth

    I love the ceramic set. It is healthier for my family and myself than any of the nine stick pans I have used. I love how you can brown the top by putting it straight in the oven with the oven friendly handles too. I would love a full set.

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  • Emma

    I’d LOVE the ceramic set designed for Lorraine Lea as i’m new to the business and looking for ways to maximise my knowledge on all products we offer. I feel they would be helpful in my busy life style and be a pleasure to simply just own!

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  • Phoebe Glover

    I’ve been looking for a Teflon alternative due to it eventually breaking down and was worried about it being toxic, ceramic looks great, non-stick and easy to clean, this looks like s fantastic alternative.

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  • Kerrie

    I would love this set as I’m currently cooking with Kmart branded cookware and would love a good quality set to cook on for my family.

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  • Jers

    That set has everything you need and lids to match – so great! I love that it would be the last set I’d need to buy, and it would make the perfect wedding or first house gift. Plus design wise they’re slick!!

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  • Jen smith

    Slick, non-stick and shiny its the answer to my prayers for some rustless, beautiful grown up pans so i can ditch the terrible student range!

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  • Lana

    Love them because they are safer than other brands! And my whole set of Teflon pans desperately need to go in the bin – the coating is coming off

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  • Marita aka Elaine

    I love my Lorraine Lea representative Ann Somerfield Mount Gambier SA. Thanks to Ann, my OCD for matching towels, bath mats, sheeting, quilt covers is sorted! I am sure Ann would be more than happy to sell me the new cookware range but I’ll take my chances and try winning it first. My family love cooking, me not so much so this would be a great gift for them -and they cook for me. Winning

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  • Jessica Rupe

    I’d love to win a set as I love all Lorraine Lea products I have items in pretty much every room of the house 😀

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  • Angela

    Id love to win this cookware because every day cooking with my current el cheapo kmart stuff i think about how nice some good quality cookware would be. Alas on a single mum budget, with a growing boy who eats half my wages away, i can’t picture that happening any other way any time soon.

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  • Amanda Linklater

    I would love this set, it’s not something I would normally buy for myself but to win it would be fantastic

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  • Stacey

    I would love this set as I am expecting my first child and really need an upgrade away from the Teflon set I own now.

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  • Love that you’ll need less oil for cooking (always a bonus) and it’s easier to clean (great for someone with MS, less energy needed )

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  • Catherine

    What’s not to love it’s one of the best products out there that will deliver a quality and healthy lifestyle in cooking

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  • Samantha

    When the time comes for me to leave the nest, this cooking set would be the perfect addition to my little love nest and hearing that it is non-stick, faultless. As I am not one to use too much oil, it is the ideal for me.

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  • Donna

    This beautiful set looks like I could cook food my fussy 2 year old couldn’t refuse!!!

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  • Sharyn W

    Natural ceramic cookware that is safe to cook food for my family is what I have been searching for, as a non-stick and non-toxic surface is what I would really adore; being super smooth and easy to clean means I can easily cook my family healthy delicious meals, and as I wont have to scrub the pan (like I have to currently do) means the neighbours will hear my delightful squeals 🙂

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  • Jasmine

    I would love to win, so I won’t feel so embarrassed when I invite friends and family over for dinner

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  • Charmaine Campbell

    I love that it all matches, my matching saucepan days are long since gone, handle have fallen off, fry pans have disintegrated. Also, I assume they don’t slip all over the stove like my current frying pan does, it’s so dangerous, the amount of times I’ve nearly ended up wearing what I’m cooking!

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  • Is “sooo pretty” a good enough reason? Well obviously yes. Minimising scrub time and maximising cooking time makes them just to good to resist. How did I not know about ceramic cookware before.

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