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.
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.
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??