From the Amazon Listing:
12″ Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO Free)
- Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, the Ozeri pan utilizes GREBLON ceramic – an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO free (no heavy metals or chemicals).
- Innovative honeycomb textured cooking surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
- Utilizes a new scratch-resistant dual ceramic coating that is super easy to clean with superior abrasion resistance.
- 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.
I’ve been wanting one of these Ozeri Green Earth pans forever (not literally, but pretty close to it). So when I FINALLY got one, you’d think that I’d be bound to be disappointed after all that anticipation. Happily, nope! This pan totally lived up to my expectations.
This pan was larger than I was expecting – I guess there’s a difference between seeing 12″ in print versus seeing it on my stove. I wasn’t really aware that there’s such a size difference between 10″ pans like I already had and 12″ pans. But my husband and I have five kids, so this larger pan is ideal for our large family. The pan comes with a little instructional booklet and a pan protector (something else that was new to me). The pan protector is basically a piece of green felt that you unfold and put inside the pan to protect it from being scratched if you stack other pans inside it (which we do, especially since it’s the largest pan we own, so it goes on the bottom of the stack when it’s not in use). You also need to season this pan before using it for the first time (as explained in the booklet) – it recommends using peanut oil, but since I didn’t have any I used coconut oil instead and that seems to have worked just fine.
You’ll want to cook your food at a slightly lower temperature than normal, as this pan conducts heat faster than most others. We have a regular old electric stove and turned the heat down by about two clicks to use this pan, and that worked great – while it doesn’t really seem to cook any faster than usual, it heats the food very evenly and is extremely easy to clean afterward. It’s also oven safe up to 356 degrees Fahrenheit according to the information booklet, which surprised me because of the handle. I have not, however, tried this out yet. I see that some other users have experienced problems with the non-stick feature “wearing off” after a while, so I’ll be sure to update my review in the future to update how it’s working after multiple uses.