I will admit, when these Thermalon ceramic-based coated GreenPans showed up at my door, I was a little nervous. For health reasons I usually only use stainless steel pans. These particular non-stick pans contain no PTFE or PFOA which is impressive. Unlike a lot of non-stick pans they are high heat resistant and are oven and stovetop safe up to 450F.
I was still wary but then AvaDJ sent me a link that made me feel more open to trying out this product. Turns out Dr. Oz cooks with them! That made me feel better and no matter what, I am always up for a foodie challenge. I am here to do the product testing for wary customers like myself. So let’s heat up those pans!
I knew the first thing I wanted to make in one of the GreenPans was eggs. I get so upset when eggs stick and even with most non-stick pans you still have to use quite a bit of butter. Well not with GreenPan at all, I was so surprised! These pans really do not absorb any fat at all and everything just glides off.
OK, OK, so a non-stick pan that does eggs well. That is basic. How about browning mushrooms with very little fat? As you can see, when I sauteed these mushrooms for Martha’s mushroom and shallot quiche they were perfect. After I tested mushrooms I moved to chicken and again, golden brown. Was I ever surprised. In fact I loved being able to toss the pan into the oven to finish cooking the chicken.
You get not only a French skillet but an omelette pan which I took full advantage of. Now I can make a healthier and smaller omelette than I was before. My frying pan was so big that my omelettes had to be huge! Now I can make a small one filled with Havarti and sundried tomatoes, just for me. Petite and full of flavour with less guilt.
Since I got these in the mail I continuously make my weekend brunches in them, especially when it comes to eggs. So far they are holding up well but a little birdie told me that her pans were great the first year and then stopped being so perfect. As a result, I am extra careful with them. I want these to last! I protect them with tea towels when I put them away and only wash them by hand, just in case.
Exclusively for Earth Day, the sizzling eco-friendly Bali series of GreenPans will be available at Sears, London Drugs and gourmet shops across Canada from April 15 to 30 for $39.99 (regularly approximately $80).
To celebrate Earth Day, GreenPan has agreed to give away one of these sets to a very lucky Canadian reader out there! To enter, tell me what Earth Day means to you. Make sure to include contact information and if you could start following my blog, I would appreciate it. The more followers I have, the more cool stuff I can give away! Open only to those who have not won big prizes so far. Coupon winners can still enter.
Winner will be announced tomorrow on Earth Day so enter right away!
I was very wary of this product and now I don’t know how I can live without it. Whoever wins this prize is a lucky individual! You are going to love these pans.
Heather Nolan says
Not sure if I can win again, but I would love to have these pans! To me, Earth Day is a day to just relax and get out and enjoy nature and unplug from all the day to day electronic chaos.
Suzie Ridler says
Sorry Heather, this contest is only open to those who have not won prizes yet so far but the good news is you should get your cookbook any day now. I put it in the mail on Tuesday. That sounds like the perfect way to enjoy Earth Day to me!
Earth Day should be celebrated every day! I try to do what I can to reduce my carbon footprint. I am looking into subscribing to a weekly produce basket from a local farm. When the weather improves, I hope to ride my bike to work a couple of times a week. I also recycle what I can and use re-usable shopping bags when I go buy groceries. It might not seem much, but every little bit counts as we have just this one Earth to live on (at least until they discover warp drive). 😀
Conny Mc says
Earth day is a time for our family to try and reduce our garbage,make sure we are composting all that we can and recycle and reuse all possible.
Earth Day is great because it causes people to stop and think about what they should be doing every day to help make our Earth a better place for our children!
Its also my husbands bday and it would be awesome to win these pans for his birthday!
Earth Day for me is to really think about what we are doing to the earth and make the changes you can to help out. If everyone made the little changes it would turn into 1 big one! My Daughter is only 8 and I want her to grow up in a healthy earth!!
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I’ve actually been eying these in the store, wondering if I should by them now or wait until fall after I move. Love the blog … but you knew that already! lol
Ooo this is a great giveaway Suzie! Earth Day is important to me because I have an infant son and I want him to grow up in a green, sustainable world! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂
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Oh wow this is a contest for me! I love a good non-stick frying pan. usually they end up being not so non-stick after about a month around here but we recently bought a t-fal and it is wonderful, it can’t however go in the oven and is sometimes a little small. These would be a great compliment to it. Earth Day usually ends up being clean up day around the yard here but this year I have a great new camera so I think I will try to capture some of the new growth in photo form as well.
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Let me just start by saying that all your food photos (especially that omelette and corn dish) made me extremely hungry!
As for Earth Day, it’s a great reminder that we all need to do our part to protect this beautiful planet of ours. I’m always so disheartened when I hear the stats on the effects of global warming. Every little step we take towards living greener makes a difference, and I try to be conscious of that on a daily basis.
This is a fantastic giveaway Suzie, every foodie always has room for more amazing quality cookware. Glad to hear you’re enjoying your pans.
For me, Earth Day is about my kids future. The damage we do now is wht they will have to pay for in the future. I love how the schools are now making such a big deal about Earth Day and getting kids excited about making a change.
Suzie Ridler says
Oh I am so loving all the Earth-Day love and I feel the same way! I even bought organic free range eggs today for the first time to celebrate.
Brett, please note that you seem to have no profile so please make sure to add your email address to enter, OK?
Keep ’em coming everyone! 🙂
I’m another one who feels every day should be Earth Day – why just single out one day? (except of course to give away fabulous prizes!) We should all do our part every day to respect the earth and reduce our carbon footprint.
Calamity Cupcake says
I have loved Earth Day since I was little! Not everyone keeps the earth in mind in their decisions and actions on a daily basis, so it’s a nice reminder to people and a celebration of what sustains us – we should work to sustain the earth too. I don’t think there’s any reason to be negative about Earth Day; if you honor the earth every day that’s wonderful, but so many people don’t do that. How could a day to focus on caring for our environment make you angry?
Earth day to me means a chance to stop and think about our individual impact on our world around us and how we can contribute to a healthier world. I will be spending earth day starting my new garden!!!
PS: Love your blog!
Earth Day to me is all about my 2 yr old daughter and the little girl I am due with in July. We do not use any chemicals in my house now what so ever and do our best to save on hydro. My daughters favourite food is eggs, I would love these pans to make them for her!
To me Earth Day means…
…that we should take the time to celebrate the earth. So unplug the computer, go outside, hop on a bike and go for a nice long ride!
Earth Day is a chance to go out and celebrate Mother Earth. It is time to get out and enjoy what She has to offer us. Also a time to reflect on how we can save the Her for future generations.
royalegacy at gmail dot com
Sandy aka Doris the Great says
Earth Day for me is a day to remember and re-commit once again to reusing and recycling, composting, and just generally appreciating the gift of this beautiful planet. It’s a day to spend as much time as possible outside.
Earth Day is a day to remember just how much we depend on this planet and so we should do all we can to preserve its limited resources. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com
earth day is a great day to be thankful for the beauty all around us!
thanks for the opportunity to win this grand prize!
i already follow you on FB, and your blog is on my reader!
happy earth day to YOU!
oh earth day already? woahh… to me Earth day is a reminder that we should all love our planet and treat it with respect. I wish my community had events to remind us all of the our wonderful Earth.
Around here I like to think everyday is Earth Day. We recyle everything that we can including organics (table scraps, etc) and have reduced our ‘garbage’ to one grocery bag per week. Have replaced the washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator with energy star appliances. Great giveaway, like the idea of being able to put them in the oven.
Suzie Ridler says
Love that everyone loves Earth Day as much as I do! Have a wonderful time celebrating. Contest is now closed. Winner will be announced soon. Good luck everyone!
Aldo Mosti says
The “Green” Teflon replacement material GreenPan cookware uses is NOT i repeat NOT worth a dang! Three months of use & now even the eggs are sticking bad & have to bee scraped off. The pans worked well when new but now they are junk. Normally i keep teflon pans for years before the teflon wears off, not these pans! Earth day just got trashed with 3 month old pans going to the trash! I am an old old man & i suggest that your girls save your money & find another way to hug your trees. Aldo from Texas