Sunday, March 23, 2014

Green Earth Pan by Ozeri Featuring GREBLON Ceramic Non-Stick Coating (Review)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I was recently given the opportunity to review products for Ozeri and one of those is the Green Earth Pan. I have "been through" several non-stick fry pans through the years of varying price ranges and quality. I couldn't help but wonder just what was in the stuff that made these pans non-stick and if they might have some effect on the health of the user.  I especially questioned how good for me these could possibly be when the non-stick finish started detaching itself from the pan itself. Just how much of this "stuff" have I, and my family, been consuming through the years?

The Green Earth Pan is made of ceramic and processed so that food doesn't stick. Below is some information provided by the manufacturer of these pans so you can actually see what it is, and what it is NOT. I especially like what it is NOT! Please note that on the packaging it says it is Ultra-safe 100% PTFE and PFOA free! PTFE and PFOA have very long spelled out names that sound dreadfully toxic to me.  Please note what it IS!...... Featuring GREBLON ceramic non-stick coating.

Product Information:  Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan, 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free
Unlike other ceramic pans, the Ozeri Green Earth Pan utilizes GREBLON - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Innovative textured pan surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and superior non-stick performance without ever releasing harmful fumes or toxins.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat-resistant silicon coated handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.
Utilizing GREBLON -- an ultra-safe 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. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance 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 often 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 inspired by nature - not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final assembly in China.

My thoughts:  This pan is no "light weight." It has durability and heft which makes you feel confident in the kitchen. The honeycomb pattern on the bottom had me a bit concerned prior to using it as I thought the texture might enable food to stick or remain in the grooves. But I was pleasantly mistaken. I found that by following the instructions of using a minute amount of olive oil and wiping the excess out with a paper towel, my chicken did not stick and browned nicely. Usually when I cook onions and peppers along with steak or chicken, it requires lots of oil to brown them and make them good. Not so with this pan. Below you see four steps in cooking chicken with onions and peppers. I only used the tiny amount of oil for cooking and salt and pepper for seasoning. This was delicious.

Clean up of the pan was a breeze. A bit of water and tiny amount of detergent plus a paper towel. Wipe it dry and store it for the next time. I can't wait to really use this Green Earth Pan by Ozeri on a frequent basis!  

DISCLOSURE: I received a free Ozeri Green Earth Pan from the manufacturer for the purpose of providing an honest review. No compensation was received for this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Opinions expressed are solely my own.

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