Growing up, my mom cooked with cast iron frying pans. I love how the food tastes when it is made in them. There are flaws in cat iron skillets and pans. Sometimes they rust and I don't know about you, but I really don't want to eat food that was made in a rusty pan. Frying pans have evolved through out the years. One of my favorite things that has come about, are non stick frying pans. I tend to multitask and sometimes things sit for far too long in the pan before I have a chance to flip or stir it. You have to be more careful with a non stick frying pan, but they are so much easier in the end.
The Ozeri Green Earth pan, is 100% free of PTFE and PFOA. It features Greblon non stick coating and it is made in Germany. The inside features an innovated textured surface, which delivers enhanced heat distribution. The handle is silicone and is heat resistant.
When I opened up the box and saw this pan I was in love. I have never seen anything like this frying pan. First off, it is green! I usually love green but wasn't too sure about it on a frying pan. But the more I use this pan, the more I get use to and love the color. Plus it is called "Green Earth Pan" so of course it should be green!
The next thing I noticed about this frying pan, was the inside of it. It has such and amazing texture. It is a beehive pattern. Never have I seen anything like this. I love the idea of it and it adds to the overall appearance. This is such and attractive frying pan.
When it came time to use it for the first time, I made sure to clean it before hand. It was in a bag and sealed tight but you never know what could have gotten on it at the factory before it was put into the bag. I was really scared to use this pan the first time. I have never had or used a pan like this and I know that it needed to be cared for to keep it maintained. When I finally got up the courage, I put some oil in it as per the instructions that come with the pan, let it hear up, and then placed the hamburger meat inside. I made sure not to use anything metal or wooden on the inside of the pan.
The handle is really nice. The silicone makes for a more comfortable grip then the usual plastic or metal. It never got hot the whole time I was using it, which was a welcome surprise. Other pans have burnt me in the past. Plus this handle just feels good in your hand! With the arthritis it is hard for me to grip and this handle is just the right size.
Time came to wash the Ozeri Green Earth Pan. Yes I had washed it before but this time it had been used so I had to apply a bit more pressure to it this time then what I did before. I made sure there was nothing else in the sink, so the pan wouldn't get scratched. It cleaned up very well and easily. The non stick coating works very well! After that I dried it and put the protector in it before I put it away. The protector, is green and it opens like a flower. I am not quite sure what it is made of but it is a soft almost foamy feeling. Sort of like a beer koozy material. You place it on the inside of the pan, that way when you put it away, none of the other dishes will scratch or ruin the inside. Which is a great idea. I have never heard of this, but of course our pans aren't like this pan so of course the more expensive the pan, the more protecting it needs.
I have used this many times since I got it less then two weeks ago. All the food cooks better and evenly. Somehow, it even seems to taste better when it is made in this pan! I assume this is just my mind playing tricks on me, but I am just not sure. The pan is being babied still. I don't think I will ever stop babying it. I find it very attractive. It may very well end up on my wall. With it up there I won't have to worry about it being scratched when I was putting things away. Plus it will go great with the decor and I am sure it will be a conversation piece.
I recommend this to everyone. Seriously, if you have a kitchen you need to get one of these Ozeri Green Earth frying pans. This will be the best frying pan you have ever used. You will not be sorry about this purchase. At only $33.24, this pan is a steal. I know what you are thinking, "I can't afford that much for just a frying pan." I thought the very same thing but now that I have used this a few times, I really don't know how I got through life without it. Your food will cook better, it will come out evenly done and you don't have to worry about the pan emitting any harmful gases.
If this pan sounds like something you need in your life, simply head on over to their page on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005470CB6 From that page, you can find out more about the Ozeri Green Earth frying pan, see what other people think about it, and of course, buy it or a few for yourself! If you want more information on Ozeri, they also have a Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/OzeriProducts
I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion/review.