Greenpan Vienna Hard Anodised Aluminium, 28 cm, Open Fry Pan, Ceramic Non-Stick Coating
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- Thermolon natural ceramic non-stick coating is 100% PTFE/PFOA free
- Non-stick coating is safe to temperatures of 450°C - great for high heat cooking
- If you accidentally overheat the pan the coating will not release harmful fumes, blister or peel
- 60% less CO2 emissions during application of the Thermolon coating compared to traditional PTFE-based non-stick coatings
- Recycled materials used in both the product & packaging
- Securely riveted, stainless steel handles with silicon inserts are oven safe up to 250°C
- Hard anodised interior and exterior body provides excellent durability
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GreenPan is a Belgian Cookware manufacturer which is the first to launch PTFE free non-stick cookware.
The GreenPan family brings you ranges of beautifully designed, technologically advanced cookware pieces with a unique environmental message: Each of our products makes a serious commitment to your Health, your Convenience and the Environment.
Thermolon & trade; is a natural ceramic non-stick coating made from minerals instead of plastic synthetics!
It contains no PTFE/PF0A!* So if you accidentally overheat your pan, even up to 450°C / 850°F, you will not release harmful fumes, and the coating will never blister or peel.
Quality & Convenience:
Independent tests have proved that GreenPan performs outstandingly across a whole variety of tests – Food release, Hardness, Abrasion resistance and Heat resistance.
Greenpan's Thermolon coating is an excellent heat conductor. This gives you superb searing, browning and crispy frying!
Our cookware allows you to cook evenly on low to medium temperatures, which makes your GreenPan great for your energy bill & the environment!
GreenPan by name, green by nature:
As there is no PTFE in the coating, no PFOA can be emitted in the environment!The Thermolon coating is applied in one coat at lower temperatures meaning less energy is used - the application creates approximately 60% less CO2 emission compared with the production of PTFE-coated pans.
We use recycled stainless steel for handles and recycled material in the aluminium bases.
Even the packaging is mostly made of recycled materials, with minimum use of ink!
In short, GreenPan products are healthy, easy and eco-friendly!
The Vienna Black Aluminium range is a beautiful collection combining contemporary style, practical functionality and GreenPan’s defining Thermolon natural ceramic non-stick coating which is guaranteed for two years and will not blister of peel. The body and handle is guaranteed for five years.
*PTFE: PolyTetraFluoroEthylene / PFOA: PerFluoroOctanoicAcid - Neither of these are in the GreenPan Thermolon coating
GreenPan Care and Use Instructions
Read all safety information carefully and thoroughly before using this product!
1) Important Safeguards
• Do not allow children near the stove while you cook.
• To avoid injury always use caution when handling hot pots.
• For safety reasons never leave cookware unattended while in use and make sure the handles do not extend over the edge of the stove.
• Do not allow handles to extend over a hot burner, because the handles could get hot.
• The handles of your cookware are constructed to minimize heat transfer; Nevertheless, lids and handles may become hot during prolonged cooking. Use caution when removing lids or lifting with the handles. Touch lightly to be sure the handles have not become hot. Use oven mitts or potholders if necessary.
• Always use oven gloves when removing pans from a hot oven.
• Where Bakelite handles or stainless steel handles with silicone are fitted or glass lids are used always check their temperature resistance before using in an oven.
2) Usage Guide
Before First Use:
• Remove all packaging materials and labels (please recycle rubbish properly)
• Wash in warm soapy water; rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Recommendations in order not to warp your GreenPan product:
• Do not preheat on a high setting.
• When preheating a pan, never leave it un-attended.
• Do not allow the pan to boil dry.
• Do not put hot pans under cold water immediately.
Recommendations for energy-saving and best cooking and frying results:
• Cook on a burner that is approximately similar in base diameter to that of the pan you have selected.
• When cooking on gas, adjust the flame so it does not flare up the sides of the pan.
• Use low heat to warm foods, simmer or prepare delicate sauces.
• Heat settings are very important. Lower heat settings are not only good for energy-saving but also avoids the pan becoming too hot. The nature of ceramics is to hold and distribute the heat more effectively, helping some protein-rich foods cook more quickly.
• For energy-saving, do not use your dishwasher to clean your cookware.
Recommendations for best food release:
• Always start with a clean pan. Wash carefully with a soft cloth or sponge and be sure that you have removed all traces of cooking oil and food before you store your pan.
• Remove food from the refrigerator 10 minutes before you intend to cook or fry.
• Do not drop the pan on the floor, and take care not to wrap or bend the pan as this may deform the ceramic non-stick coating, resulting in loss of non-stick properties.
• Remember to pre-heat your pan and allow the oil to heat for a minute before you add food to the pan.
• If food sticks to the pan during cooking, add a small amount of water to the part of the pan that the food is stuck to. Adding moisture will create a burst of steam that should lift any food stuck to the pan.
• Note: After a while it is normal that non-stick properties will reduce. This process can be accelerated by prolonged exposure of the non-stick surface to high heat during cooking owing to carbonisation of food and oil. The patented Thermolon & trade; non-stick technology can withstand accidental over-heating up to 450°C/850°F for short periods, which is a safety feature. This means that if you do accidentally overheat your pan, no toxic fumes will be released. Moreover, the coating itself will not blister or peel.
When the non-stick starts to fade, the thick high density ceramic undercoat allows the pan to be used just like cast iron enamelled pans.
Cooking oils and fats:
• We recommend using oil or butter. Remember, some oils and fats burn at lower temperatures. Fats and oils work in various temperature ranges. We recommend extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil; they are healthier and have a relatively high burn point.
• Because of the excellent heat conductivity of your pan and the Thermolon layer, food and oil carbonize very rapidly. So always cook on low to medium heat and only use high heat for searing or browning.
• Do not use oil sprays. These sprays cause residue build-up that is difficult to remove from all types of cookware.
• When applying oil, always give the oil a nice even rub onto the surface of the pan.
• Never use metal utensils on any non-stick surface. Bamboo, plastic, rubber or other wooden utensils are recommended to prolong the life of the pan.
• Do not cut food whilst it is in the pan.
3) Care and Cleaning:
• Your GreenPan product is very easy and convenient to clean. In the case of dishwasher use, the non-stick properties of ceramic non-stick coatings can be broken down by the hardness of the water and aggressive alkaline detergents that are commonly used in a dishwasher. To preserve your pan we recommend that you simply wash it in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry with a soft towel or kitchen paper.
• Allow the pan to cool and then clean it thoroughly after each use.
• Always ensure the pan is clean before you store it.
• Plunging a hot pan into water can cause irreparable warping.
• Halogen and ceramic stovetops – Take care to ensure that your stovetop and your GreenPan product is kept free from debris so as not to scratch the ceramic stovetop’s surface.
• Do NOT use steel wool or nylon scrubbing pads. For best results, clean with a soft cloth or sponge.
• Do NOT use oven cleaner or any cleaner that is abrasive or which contains chlorine bleach. Do NOT gouge the non-stick-coating.
• Slight surface marks and discolorations are normal. The only difference with black-coloured coatings and Thermolon & trade; is that stains and other marks can show up more visibly on the light grey Thermolon surface.
• If black deposits form on your non-stick coating this is likely to have resulted from prolonged exposure of the non-stick surface to high heat during cooking with fats and oils which can break down. This can create carbonized oil and fat films. These factors will accelerate the loss of non-stick performance. If this happens then empty any loose food, partly fill the pan with warm water and let it come to a quick boil. Then turn off the stove and leave it to cool. After cooling the burnt food should be easily wiped away.
For tougher burns, soak the pan in soapy water for a few hours followed by patient rubbing with a soft cloth. Do not use any abrasive cleaners, harsh scouring pads or steel wool as this will damage the non-stick.
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I have never used greenpan cookware before and had a couple of reservations about them before purchasing.
I was worried about:
a) whether the steel handle would get hot, and
b) whether the non-stick would really reach expectations.
I've used the pan a couple of times now, but only on the gas hob - not in the oven which apparently is also possible, see
so now I'm putting the results here in case anyone else is has the same worries and weighing up whether or not to buy one of these pans.
a) Did the steel handle get hot? No. The handle has remained as perfectly cool as the type of black heat-resistant handles on the more common types of frying pans, which presumably means that the silicone inserts in the greenpan handles do their job properly.
b) Did the food stick to the pan? No. In a couple of places during frying it did LOOK as though some particles of food had stuck to the pan, but in fact these just slid off nicely using a NON-METAL turner. Once the pan was emptied and cooled, a couple of slight 'burnt' marks came off fast and easily using just a cloth while washing up, with about as much work as it takes to wash a dirty dinner plate.
I don't know how different this might be if the pan had been left on at too high a heat and unattended (or if it had been used in the oven), but frying normally using a low-medium heat for about 15 minutes and keeping an eye on it most of the time, this pan performed better than any previous pan I've used - and was washed up sparkling clean inside and out in record time.
As far as my pots and pans are concerned, the greenpan frying pan has been the best money spent and well worth the price. When I can afford it I'll be buying more to replace my other pans.
Finally, its a bit on the heavy side (but I prefer that to light flimsy pans) and it doesn't come with a lid but this doesn't matter to me, so I'm giving it a very well deserved five points :)
BOXED weight says 2.7 Kg here on Amazon, but I am happy to report the frying pan itself is 1.43 KG. THANK GOD. I recently bought a 12" Cast Iron Skillet here on Amazon which was actually 11" from round edge to round - anyway that weighed 2.97 KG without the box, just the pan itself and it was completely unmanageable.
This pan here is heavy, but not too heavy, which was my worry. Phew. Lighter, much lighter than I envisioned. Probably not for an old woman of 70+ though. Though some of them might say it's not too heavy either.
I tried the fried egg with no oil test like you see in their 'marketing' and it was a success. Cooked a fried egg and three burgers on it so far, and so far so good. I'll update this review down the road sometime perhaps. Today is July 28th 2010.
Its also very high maintenance - not usable in the dishwasher, for example. Yet another example of eco-friendly translating as not fit for purpose.
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