The 8 inch Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri is a small but mighty little frying pan. It has quickly become the pan we reach for when making an omelet, frying an egg, or doing a quick saute of onions for a recipe.
The pan utilizes GREBLON. This is an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free. It has a textured pan surface which helps with the heat distribution. The pan is non-stick and it does work very well unlike some pans that claim to be non-stick and aren't. The first time you use it you do need to season it with a tiny amount of oil. For this pan 1/4 teaspoon is recommended. Peanut Oil is also recommended. Cover the inside pan with a thin layer of oil, then wipe off any extra with a soft cloth. You do not need to use oil when you cook with the pan but you can use a little water if it still seems to stick or if the recipe needs liquids. Do not pour cool water into the pan if the pan is hot. This can cause cracking to the pan's coating.
Make sure you lower the heat a bit with this pan. I found that the pan heats up quickly and is a little hotter than my other pans. Make sure not to use metal utensils to cook with as they can scratch the coating. The pan has a thick, rubber grip to the handle. It's comfortable to hold and to use. The pan is well made with the handle very securely attached.
Cleaning the pan is easy. Allow it to cool first, then wash with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. I like to use a soft cloth to dry it then I immediately hang it on my pot rack. I really like this pan so I want to make sure it stays like new! It is recommended that if food should stick, add a little water to the pan then heat it up to boiling. This should loosen the food.
I do a lot of cooking from scratch. I normally make 6-7 meals a week for my family. Over the years, I have used many, different frying pans. This is the first one that I have found that holds up to it's claim of being non-stick. I really do like it and will be recommending it to my family and friends.