When it comes to kitchen cookware, it’s hard to fake it. Sure, you can advertise that something does all the things in the world. But as soon as you put it on the stove or in the oven, it’s truth time.
I’ve been an All Clad & Le Creuset user for years. From my mother’s kitchen to my own, I wanted to invest in quality pieces that would stand up to any dish I wanted to make. And during that time they’ve done the job.
But everyone has that one pan they use ALL THE TIME. Whether it’s egg, pancakes or sautéing veggies, this pan is always getting washed. And as much as I was loving mine, it was time for a change. So like every responsible millennial, I went to google and came across GreenPan.
If you haven’t heard of GreenPan, let me give you a little overview. Started in 2007, the Belgian brand was founded by two gents who wanted to create a solution to the toxins released when non-stick pans overheat. They are scratch guarded, energy saving and oven proof pans made from ceramic.
So, what’s so special about these pans? To start, they are less toxic because of how they are made. The pans have a non stick coating made from Thermolon™ (a sand derivative that doesn’t use PFOA or PFAS, which are chemicals, during production. Personally, I’ll all about a less toxic life.
But my favorite feature is their amazing non-stick quality. If you’re looking to cook with less oil or just want to have easier clean up, I can’t recommend GreenPan* enough. Initially, we purchased the 8 inch pan to replace our current non-stick. It took less than a week for us to decide to buy a full set.
Honestly, I could rave about these pans for a good minute. But I wanted to share a bit of the breakdown and provide a full review. Here’s the nitty gritty on the ceramic cookware.
Do they do what they say they do? Absolutely. Super easy to clean truly non-stick. I’ve made pancakes with no oil and I’ve had no issues flipping them.
What’s the price like? It depends on where you buy them. I didn’t do my due diligence when buying the first pan and way over paid. I’ve seen them sold at Target, Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma. But like most cookware, your best deal is to buy them in a set.
Notable features? The less toxic factor is major for me. I’m a big fan of holistic living and minimizing the toxins in my life.
Would I recommend to a friend? Yes! If you like to cook or just hate difficult dishes, you need these in your life.
Dislikes? It’s a picky one but it’s something I think could be different. The handle heats up as well when you cook so you need a glove or holder. Obviously, if you’re using cast iron, it does the same. But if I’m cooking with a simple pot or a pan, it’s nice to not have to mitt up for the handle.
If you’re looking to buy, be sure to check out the GreenPan* website. There are a few collections available and loads of color options. And if you buy any, be sure to tag me and let me know.