Sunday, December 29, 2013 Posted by Dina N
The Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan is available in three sizes: 8", 10", and 12". Mine is the 8", a beautiful green color on the outside. The bottom has a ceramic coating with a beehive texture. What I love about this pan is that it is nonstick but free of PTFE and PFOA chemicals. The pan is well made, with a comfortable silicone handle. It's safe to use in the oven up to 356 degrees F. I have not tried it in the oven so far but it's nice to know it's an option.
Just as with other pans, it is recommended that you season the pan with a little oil before first use. About a quarter teaspoon is enough. I used a little coconut oil but any vegetable oil, butter, or other natural oil can be used. I cooked meat and vegetables in the pan with zero sticking. Of course, as with other non-stick surfaces, you should be careful not to scratch it with your utensils. I have wooden spoons and plastic utensils that work very well.
The Ozeri pan is easy to clean - all it needs is hot soapy water. It is dishwasher safe but I prefer washing it by hand. If a white film builds up over time, lemon juice or vinegar may be used to remove it. I have not used mine long enough to notice any residue but again, it's good to know.
I love cooking in this pan - nothing sticks to it, and I can prepare healthy dishes without oil. My only disappointment is the design. The top diameter is 8 inches, of course, but the cooking surface on the bottom is only 6 inches due to the sloping of the pan's walls. The small size makes it good for single-serve portions but for any family meal, you'd need the 12 inch pan.
* Product was provided for review. This post is not compensated and any opinions are my own.