Teflon is bad, but exploding glass isn't great.
In more recent months I wanted to purchase some vintage bakeware, bowls, cookware etc. I figured it was safer than anything new made today. Teflon is bad and I have my doubts about ceramic being safe. The quality probably varies. I stumbled across a Pyrex Visions amber stock pot the other day for a quarter and bought it. I discovered today that they've been known to explode. Really?! I figured this was a safe piece. I know someone that's moving in the near future and offered me their Pyrex amber glass pots and pans. I was going to gladly take them until I started reading the horrors. (I do know the basic rules of not putting hot glass under water, etc.)
All my baking, cookie, pizza pan sheets are coated with probably something toxic. I don't want aluminum. What do you switch to? Stainless? Glass? I do own one glass loaf pan, but had a heck of a time removing the zucchini bread in one piece. Cast iron sounds complicated, heavy, and like I'd have to baby it. I have a set of the Corningware French white casserole dishes. They're made in China and I question how safe they really are. I have a few random pieces of Anchor Hocking from my grandma that I use and always considered safe.
Please don't misunderstand, I'm not losing sleep over this, but I'd like to find better options. Thoughts? What do you use?