A lot of pots and pans have been banged in my kitchen. I cook a lot for our family of 6. Those scratched, peeling Teflon and other chemically coated pans used to sit on my stove top. Guilty as charged…until I did a little research.
I grew up with my Mom using cast iron frying pans and didn’t know anything else even existed until I moved out on my own and bought my own pots and pans. I was completely enthralled with the concept of non-stick perfection. Because of my years growing up as an unpaid dishwasher, mercilessly scrubbing the crevices of those heavy cast iron skillets with no knowledge of how to care for cast iron, I was smitten with Teflon and other traditional non-stick pans. That is until I learned about about how those pans are made.
The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the first frying pans to offer non-stick cooking without the harmful chemicals like PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene) and PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid). Ozeri uses GREBLON, an ultra-safe ceramic coating. While there are other brands out there advertising the same non-stick superiority, they can only do so with a coating of PTFE and often with PFOA. The PTFE chemcial coating decomposes and releases harmful fumes when heated. And, the EPA has classified PFOA as a ‘persistent pollutant of the environment’. Do I really want to cook my family’s food in that?
The Green Earth Pan’s 100 % ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. While there’s no crazy chemicals (that I can barely pronounce, let alone recognize), this pan is still durable and scratch resistant! I’m able to saute, fry, bake, boil, and braise with almost no butter, oil, or cooking spray. Made from high quality die-cast aluminum, the Green Earth Pan allows for even heat distribution and better cooking performance. The bottom of the pan has a textured cooking surface to create air pockets which distributes the heat more evenly and gives you a better cooking experience. And, I love the heat resistant silicone coated handle! You would think these pans would be ridiculously priced considering what they offer. Surprisingly, Ozeri pans are very comparable in price to their chemically manufactured counterparts. You can find them for sale on Amazon.com!
I feel better cooking for my family with Ozeri non-stick ceramic frying pans. I know exactly what I’m cooking and serving. There’s no chemcial side dish being served. Just ham and eggs in the Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan!
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