Review of the 26 cm ( 10 inch ) Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri.
I received this pan from Ozeri to review and straight away I was more than happy. The first thing that struck me was the stylish look of this pan. With its contrasting lime green exterior colouring and black inside, it looks great on the cooker. The next thing was the balance whilst holding the pan. With a lot of other pans when holding them, they seem to want to so heavy that they nearly bend your wrist. Even though this pan is made from Made out of durable heavy-gauge pure aluminium it seems ideally weighted in my opinion to avoid the wrist bending. It seems very comfortable to hold. Mind you this pan is only the 26cm one so is not a large pan.
This pan comes coated with GREBLON® ceramic – an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free which means there no heavy metals or chemicals used in the coating. The GREBLON® ceramic coating means the ceramic should have Extreme hardness, high level of scratch and abrasion resistance, be easy to clean, have high level of temperature resistance, be fast at heating up, and is guaranteed suitability for food contact. Ceramic GREBLON® coatings are among the few ceramic coatings which have repeatedly been rated “good” on both aluminium and stainless steel by LGA (Nuremberg, Germany). LGA approved (No. 4935096, 3042830 and 3043292)
When it comes to product manufacturing and testing German companies are up there at the top for quality. When I know the manufacturer is a German company it gives me a reassurance that I know I am getting a well made product.
The size makes it totally ideal for someone cook for themselves, for example bacon for one sandwich or a small omelette. If like us, you normally cook for a family, this size pan would not be big enough unless you just use it to cooks some of the ingredients to add to the main meal. But then again, not everyone eats the size meals we do.
We have tried all sorts in this pan from fried eggs to back and sausages, to cheese. Even though the stuff can burn, obviously thats up to the cook to avoid that, nothing sticks permanently to the pan. Everything we have cooked just wipes off easily under hot water without a problem. Although ETM test magazine 03/2012 gave GREBLON® three times top marks for function and scratch resistance, like all pans with a coating, try to avoid using metal utensils to help prolong the life of the coating. We have ruined so many pans in the past using forks etc and ended up damaging the coating which over time gets worse and worse. You have been warned.
All in all, I am more than happy with this pan. As strange or as weird as it sounds, I actually enjoy using this pan instead of my other small frying pans. I am seriously considering buying the 30cm ( 12 inch ) pan for my collection.
For all of you out there that have induction cookers, this pan has a magnetised induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer
There are also glass lids available for this range of pans as well.