1.21.2014

Product Review: The Original Green Pans

Recently, I finally decided to part ways with my non-stick pans.  I knew they weren't good for you, but after doing a little more research I realised that they were pretty toxic.  Did you see my post about what's in your non-stick pans?  And I don't know why I hung onto them for so long.  I've been working diligently on greening our home and I seemed to have overlooked these bad boys. 

But what's a girl to do without non-stick pans?  Well, as luck would have it, while strolling through Costco I came across a 2 pack of The Original Green Pans! Hallelujah!  And they were about $40 which I thought was reasonable.
Instead of Teflon, the Green Pans are ceramic-coated with a product called Thermolon. Check out some of the amazing features I found on their website:
  • Thermolon™ is heat resistant up to high temperatures. This means that GreenPan™ has an extra safety feature; if you overheat your pan, even up to 450°C/850°F, no toxic fumes will be released and the coating will not blister or peel.
  • GreenPan™ products are cadmium- and lead-free
  • Thermolon™ is a better heat conductor than traditional coatings. This results in superb searing and crispy frying! The excellent heat distribution also allows even cooking, which makes the food brown beautifully. It allows you to mostly cook on low to medium temperatures.
  • Above all, the Thermolon™ surface provides great non-stick and is very easy to clean.
 As soon as we got home I just had to try these pans out.  And what did I christen them with?  How about leftover gluten-free spaghetti? We don't have a microwave so my only way to heat things up is with the stove.  So reheating gluten-free pasta is always tricky and I usually end up burning the pan (even the Teflon ones) and reducing the noodles to mush.

I couldn't believe my eyes.  I dropped the lump of noodles and sauce into the pan and turned it on med-low.  It was like my food was on ice, slipping and sliding all around the pan and nothing stuck.  Not the sauce or a noodle;  and I was able to warm it through nicely without destroying the noodles.  And did I mention, I didn't add a drop of oil either!  Needless to say, I was impressed!


Since then I have been cooking just about anything you can imagine in my new pans.  If I use oil, I probably use about half of what I used to and I have yet to burn anything in my new Green Pans.  Plus, clean up is a breeze.  A little warm water, soap and a sponge and any food just slides right off!  AMAZING!

I guess you can tell I REALLY like my new non-toxic pans. Now the question is, why did I wait so long to get them??

Cheers,
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5 comments:

  1. Oh wow I'll have to take a look at Costco next time I'm there! I was recently reading on the dangers of non-stick coatings ... ick!

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  2. Hi there,
    I just bought these pans at Costco today. Do you still love them? Are they still non stick and easy to clean?
    thanks!

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I still love these pans...use them just about everyday and they are still non-stick. I don't put them in the dish washer and they're not meant to be used at super high temps either. But I cook on medium with them and have no issues and they still look & work great!

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  3. I love them! I bought them at Costco.

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