Saturday, September 27, 2014

12 in Green Earth Pan By Ozeri review

Here lately I have noticed I've been becoming more environmentally conscious about a lot of the products I use in my home. Especially cleaning supplies and detergents. But here recently I have been reading how bad it is to cook with non stick skillets. I used to think that it was safe to cook in traditional non stick pans. But if you see any signs of  a scratch, throw them away immediately, because the chemicals can leach into your foods. But that's not the case anymore. It's now been proven that the chemicals can leach into you're foods, even if there is no scratching.  So that's why I was tickled pink to get to review the 12" Green Earth Pan by Ozeri 


It features the Greblon ultra-safe ceramic  and non-stick coating that is 100% free of PolyTetraFluoroEthylene also know as PTFE  (a synthetic substance that has waxy properties) when reached to high temperatures, it begins to decompose and release fumes that have been documented to be lethal to small pets and birds and is believed to be harmful to humans.  Conventional cook ware or ceramic pans get their none stick performance, by PTFE.  So it just makes me want to trash every pan I own, cause this chemical is in every frying pan, I own. Another chemical, common in traditional frying pans, is an acid called, PerFluoroOctanic Acid aka PFOA and has been classified by the EPA, as a persistent pollutant to the environment. The Green Earth Pan is also 100% free of PFOA.  It's just frightening to think about what we are putting in our body's from cookware we use and the harmful effects that it can lead to or future health related problems it can cause.

On to the surface of the Earth Pan. It features an elavated texture that creates air pockets that evenly distributes heat and it enhances cooking. The patterned surface helps prevent food bonding for superior non stick performance.

Elevated Surface

This pan is made without harmful heavy metals or chemicals.  The ceramic coating is scratch resistant and is deprived from nature!  The perfect Hippie pan for a girl like me! The pan in completely eco friendly with no harmful fumes.

So now that you know a little about the pan, I should tell you how good it cooks!
First of all the Green Earth Pan is very heavy! Yep, you heard me! It weighs EIGHT POUNDS! The heavier the better. I have been know to buy the cheapies in the past and they don't last long at all not to mention the chemicals I was eating daily! So it doesn't pay off to buy a cheap pan.
This pan cooks so different than a traditional pan. First it really is non stick. You just need a little oil,  spread evenly, over the surface.  Not only is it more safe to cook in, it's also better for my health in lots of areas, I will be able to cut down on the oil, I had to use when frying. Being a southern girl, born and raised, in Kentucky , we love frying up tastey southern foods! That takes a lot of oil. Im lucky I haven't developed cholesterol or other health related problems just from cooking oil.

I have noticed this pan gets hotter faster and it really does cook the foods evenly through and doesn't burn in places immediately. I was able to fry pork chops  and steaks, the steaks were so nice and evenly cooked with out burning so quickly even on low temps. I dreaded cooking pork chops and steaks in my old pans, but, not anymore! I want to cook everything in my Earth Pan!
I know that grilled cheese is one of the easiest foods to make but not in my case, first of all I could fit about 2 at a time in my old pan, with no room to flip, plus it would burn in spots, really fast also at low temps. I fried up some beautiful grilled cheese sandwiches!  I was able to fix 4 in the 12" pan and still have room left, to maneuver around, for flipping. the excess butter doesnt turn black and honestly they taste so much better.

PepperJack Cheese Sandwich ;)

The handle on this pan has a good firm grip and doesn't slip!  Another great benefit, from the Earth Pan, grease doesn't pop every where and burn you on the arms! It's also safe to use in the stove. My homemade biscuits just slid right out with no mess!

While it is safe to use in the dishwasher, it's recommended to hand wash, with a light dish soap, to give the pan a longer life span. Since nothing sticks to the pan, it's really easy to hand wash, and very quickly.
This frying pan has by far surpassed my expectations and I highly recommend that every kitchen needs the 12" Earth Pan made by Ozeri and found on Amazon here. 
Each order comes with a storage divider.


So that I can stack pans, without the scratches!
Check put my YouTube video to get a better view of what the pan looks like :)

 Ozeri makes all sorts of products: for the home, kitchen, health & fitness,  plus more! To find out more about the company and a list of products Click here to go directly to their website

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Disclosure: I was provided the Earth Pan from Ozeri, in exchange for my honest review. My opinions, expressed are entirely 100% true. 

14 comments:

  1. Great review!!! Th hats a really nice pan and those sandwiches look delicious!! And you can make 4 at a time is amazing

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    1. Yes I love it! I have made different dinners in this pan i just thought showing 4 grilled cheese would really show how big the pan is :) thank you!

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  2. What an awesome review! I love how big that pan is, I can never have four sandwiches cooking at the same time! Thank you

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    1. Thank you! Yeh I'm used to cooking 2 at a time. I was gonna buy one of those electric hot plates but now I don't need it!! This is better!

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  3. I've never heard of this pan before but I am definitely interested in it after reading your review. I can never find a good pan to cook with and this one peaks my interest for sure!!

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    1. Thank you! It's great. There is different sizes too.

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  4. I had knew about the pans with scratches were harmful but did not realize that they were also harmful without scratching. Thank you for sharing. Green Earth Pan by Ozeri pan will have a place on my stove in the future. WOW 8 lbs, how exciting to have something built for a kitchen. I also love that they include a free pan divider. The first I have seen one!!! Cute!!!!

    The grilled cheese looks perfect!!!!! I went to their website and love love love the refresher 3 way fan!!!! I have a fan addiction.

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    1. Erica yes its documented now that chemicals can leach out of the pan, without scratches. But the great thing about this pan is it doesn't have those chemicals and is actually nature deprived. Thanks so much! We love pepper jack cheese sandwiches or grilled swiss it's soooo good!

      That fan is nice!! They have some really nice stuff! Ozeri is a great brand too. I'm glad you checked out the site!

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    2. Thank you!! I loved viewing the site!! I wish they had links to their products. It was hard to know where to buy, I knew where the pan was from you post!

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    3. Erica you can find everything here http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s//ref=mw_dp_a_s?ie=UTF8&k=Ozeri on Amazon. Hope that helps :)

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  5. Wow that looks good . I sure would like to know how you contry girl cook . That's amazing

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    1. Lol!! Thanks a lot! We love all the great southern foods! Homemade cornbread is a must have in my kitchen! My mom has her own recipe, we use buttermilk. If you can think of a recipe you may want to try.. let me know! I can load you up with country cooking!!

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  6. That pan is huge - would be great for my family (of 6) I can only grill 2 sandwiches at a time *sigh*

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