Wednesday, 20 November 2013
The 20 cm Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE and PFOA Free)
Utilizing GREBLON -- a natural ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface designed to prevent food bonding for superior non-stick performance. The elevations of the textured cooking surface also create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Conventional non-stick cookware is achieved through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. With the Green Earth Pan's GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating derived from nature - not from a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. The Green Earth Pan's natural ceramic coating is also far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to cook with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and it makes cleaning a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality anodized aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without the risk of hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
As soon as I received this frying pan I was very pleased with it - it's bright, lime green colour stood out and looked modern and stylish within my kitchen. It was a good weight, although it wasn't too heavy, easy enough to hold in one hand. It felt solid and had the feel of a well made and premium frying pan.
Before reading up on this product I was unaware that other frying pans release toxins when they overheat or when they get old, however this 'green earth' frying pan does not do this. It is 'ecofriendly' and does not release any toxins.
As a household we are trying to eat healthily and do not like to use much oil or fat when cooking. This frying pan requires very little oil - a quick spray is all it takes to get optimum cooking temperatures etc. The frying pan heats up quickly, the handle does not heat up and it can be used to finish food cooking in an oven which I also liked as a feature. The pan also requires very little maintenance. To clean the pan after use it needs only a quick clean with a damp cloth and is ready to use again.
I have used the pan to cook a number of different foods and I have found that there were no foods which stuck while being cooked, they all easily slipped out of the pan when cooked. The pan was perfect for use under the grill or in the oven to finish food cooking. The only downside that I have found for this pan is that the green outer colour of the pan has become discoloured and stained after over-spill of sauces being made in the pan. These have not come off while being washed and over time is beginning to look 'grubby' however it does not outweigh the pros outlined above.
I am really happy with this pan - it is reasonably priced and as it is available in a number of sizes I am sure that I will be buying more pans in differing sizes soon.
I received this product in return for an honest and unbiased review from Moderna Housewares.