Stainless Steel Earth Pan By Ozeri Review

Thursday, November 07, 2013 Posted by Dina N


A few years ago, I threw away our non-stick cookware and switched to stainless steel and cast iron. I did miss my non-stick omelette pan, especially when I am cooking eggs. I don't miss it anymore, thanks to the Ozeri pan I received for review.

This 10" Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri is one gorgeous piece of cookware. It is solidly built but not as heavy as cast iron. It conducts heat evenly and the exterior sides are polished to perfection - I can actually see my reflection there. The bottom is magnetized which means rapid heat transfer for those with induction ovens. I use it over my gas burners and it cooks very well. Food certainly does not stick to it since the pan is coated with Eterna. What's Eterna, you may ask, if not a letter short of eternal? It's natural non-stick coating developed in the USA. For those of you who like details, most conventional cookware achieves non-stickiness with PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid). The EPA has a scary classification for it: a "persistent pollutant of the environment". Hence my getting rid of some perfectly good pots and pans. Unlike the, Ozeri's pan Eterna coating does not release harmful stuff even under high temperatures. In addition, it promises to be more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces.

It is recommended that you season the pan with a little oil before first use- just as you would cast iron. I used a little olive oil but any vegetable oil, butter, or other natural oil can be used. I cooked meat and vegetables in the pan with zero sticking. I love the comfortable curved handle that does not get hot on the stove. Of course, as with other non-stick surfaces, you should be careful not to scratch it - no metal utensils for this baby. I have wooden spoons and plastic utensils that work very well with it. Next, I plan to try the pan with a frittata in the oven, since it is oven-safe up to 500F. Generally, I use a ceramic pie plate for my oven-baked frittatas yet any prep work on the stove requires another pan. Now I can do the prep and the baking in the same pan. Gotta love less pans to wash!

Speaking of cleanup, the Ozeri pan is very easy to clean. Just hot soapy water does the trick. It is dishwasher safe but I always wash my pots and pans by hand. Or, I delegate that chore to my hubby. He is an expert pans and pots washer and says it's only fair that he do all the cleanup since I generally do the cooking. He is very happy to have an Ozeri non-stick pan to wash, I have to say.

This 10" Stainless Steel Earth Pan  is available on Amazon for about $35. It's totally worth it. I have my eye on a nice lid for it and on a beautiful 12" green frying pan, also by Ozeri. Lots of fab cookware for my holiday wish list there.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

11 comments:

  1. cheryl c said...

    Right now I am using non-stick cookware, but this pan sounds interesting. I like that it isn't as heavy as cast iron.

  2. Patty Woodland said...

    I really like mine too!

  3. gahome2mom said...

    I have been looking into buying a new affordable non-stick skillet. Thanks for sharing.

  4. holdenj said...

    It's nice to see that keep continuing to come up with safer non-stick surfaces. I will keep this brand in mind, have heard both good and bad about that Green one.

  5. Terri. said...

    Great Review! This sounds like a well-made, sturdy pan. I love that it is safe in the oven up to 500 degrees and that it is easy to clean.

  6. Kristi Maloney said...

    That eterna coating sounds interesting and it's wonderful that it is not harmful - I mean far be it for other manufacturers to be concerned with such a thing as our safety!I have Kenmore Stainless Steel, these are fine, but I could use something new and improved for sure.

  7. karenmed409 said...

    I am all for easy cleaning on the pots and pans, It looks super lightweight, the handle doesn't look bulky and easy to grip, easy on my hands with arthritis. I have this on my wishlist. Thank you for the review.

  8. tannawings said...

    I had been wondering about these pans and how well they stacked up against cast iron. I know these pans are fairly heavey too I would love to try one!
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  9. Sherri L said...

    I have heard a lot of good things about these pans... I am needing a new pan, will have to try one of these

  10. Patricia said...

    I am in the market for a new pan & I think cast iron may be too heavy for me (and the seasoning thing sounds like a drag), maybe this is the one is for me. Thanks for the review.

  11. Debby said...

    This is interesting. I hadn't heard of this coating. Like you, I stopped using teflon and just used my stainless steel and cast iron. Recently we picked up a couple ceramic coated skillets for eggs, etc.

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