Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cookware Update: SafePan Review

"The frying-pan has awful sins to answer for." 
~Christopher Crowfield

After much thought and deliberation and reading a million reviews online in my quest to find healthy non-reactive cookware, I decided to purchase the SafePan from Amazon.

It claims to be an Eco-Nonstick fry pan, but to be honest; I was unconvinced about the nonstick part.

I figured nothing is as nonstick as the traditional nonstick coatings that are unsafe for my health, and so if I am going to get cookware that is PFOA and PTFE free it’s just not going to be very nonstick. I am just going to have to use a little extra oil in my cooking and put in a little elbow grease to clean my pans. It’s ok though, it’s worth it to me.

SafePan is coated with non-reactive ceramic and makes me feel safe to have my food cook on this kind of surface. There were lot’s of ceramic coated pans available but I decided to go with this one because it had very good reviews and also because it is nice and large at 11 inches.

The pan has a nice smooth and even surface with a lid that fits nice and tight. It is not too heavy and easy to work with and the handle feels nice in my hand.

I first used it to cook some onions a bell pepper and some garlic for some chili. I cooked the vegetables in the pan with a little oil and then added some chili powder to the mix. When I usually did this is my old nonstick pan some of the chili powder always stuck to the bottom of the pan. It wasn’t hard to clean but it was there.

I was absolutely amazed when I put the vegetables in my crock pot and the pan was left completely clean! I just wiped it down with a paper towel and was done! I almost couldn’t believe my eyes! I have continued to use the pan for several dishes and every time I am thrilled at how ‘nonstick’ it really is.

Time to put the SafePan to the big grand-daddy of nonstick tests, frying an egg.

Last weekend the hubby and I made eggs and toast for breakfast. After how well it has been performing we thought we would try and use absolutely no oil at all and see how it worked out and well, see for yourself…

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So it’s official, this is the best pan I have ever owned! It performs beautifully and I feel confident that I am using safe non-reactive cookware to keep my food as healthy as possible. I couldn’t ask for more!

I still have some more work to do in my quest to have a safe non-reactive kitchen but this first step has been a huge success! Watch for more updates and product reviews in the weeks and months to come.

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10 comments:

  1. Love it! I think I'm going to want to buy that pan, but it's not in my budget at this exact moment. Good info for the future! Thanks for the great review :)

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  2. Two months has passed since you bought this pan.
    Could you give us any update?
    Does it show any signs of chipping?
    Does it still have the non-stick ability?
    Do you have any experience with renewing the non-stick properties of this pan?

    Peter

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  3. Hi Peter,

    The pan has been great! I use it several times a week and have had no signs of chipping. It still has the non stick just like it was new.

    I have been treating it carefully. Every time I wash and dry it I then rub the entire surface with a paper towel and some oil to try and keep the surface slick and in good shape and it has been doing great!

    I am still very happy with this purchase.

    Thanks for your questions!
    Jennefer

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  4. So tell me Jennifer, how's your Safepan working now? I got mine about six months ago, followed the cleaning and cooking instructions to a T. and it still has given out, you can even see the many little spots on the bottom of the pan where the ceramic has come off, like I said, I followed the instructions perfectly, did not overheat and did not use metal utensils, that's been my experience.

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