It’s not often that a kitchen product comes along that ticks all the boxes but that’s exactly what the Venice pans from GreenPan do. They are eco-friendly, high performing and easy to clean. GreenPan use a PTFE free ceramic based non-stick coating called Thermolon. Unlike standard non-stick coatings Thermolon they can withstand much higher temperatures (450°C) and won’t release toxic fumes which are detrimental to health. The pans themselves are made from upcycled stainless steel for the handles and upcycled aluminium for the body and are oven proof up to 250°C or 220°C if using a lid. Another fab fact is “that less energy is used when Thermolon is applied on GreenPan products, which means 60% less CO2 emission compared with the production of PTFE-coated pans”. The pans are aesthetically pleasing and ooze quality with their beautiful polished handles and heavy gauged aluminium bases. The Thermolon coating provides better heat conduction than conventional non-stick and most cooking can be done on a low to medium heat. The heavy gauge aluminium bases also provide extremely good heat distribution for even cooking results.
Like all non-stick pans you need to preserve the scratch resistant Thermolon by only using wooden or plastic utensils, although according to GreenPan the pans are still safe to use even if you do accidentally scratch them! I find the pans a joy to clean as very little food residue seemed to be left in the pan after cooking and a light wipe with a sponge in warm soapy water leaves the pans gleaming in seconds. In fact I normally have to wash up my wok when making several different dishes in the same pan but just a quick wipe over with some kitchen roll is that’s needed. It’s quite a amazing!
I have ruined so many non-stick pans in the past by accidentally over-heating them and dread to think what toxins have been released into our food in the past. I recently had a pan cull and threw out all the discoloured and pitted non-stick pans from my cupboards. I have high hopes for my GreenPans and I see they come with a 5 year guarantee.
GreenPan have kindly offered a Venice Wok (rrp £60) and an 18cm Venice Lidded Saucepan (rrp £45) as a prize for one lucky reader! If you’d like to win these superb pans simply tell me why you’d like to win them in the rafflecopter below.
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Disclaimer: I was given my pans by GreenPan (many thanks to them and Stacey), all opinions are my own and I was not paid for this post.