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Cuisinart GreenGourmet Eco-Friendly 12-Inch Skillet with Helper Handle

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  • 12-inch hard-anodized aluminum skillet with scratch-resistant nonstick ceramic-based surface
  • Water-based Ceramica nonstick surface won't peel off, free of PTFE and PFOA
  • Superior heat conductivity resulting in less energy use; oven- and broiler-safe
  • 70 percent recycled, riveted, stay-cool stainless-steel handle
  • Limited lifetime warranty; hand wash only; oven safe up to 500 degrees F
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 21.1 x 3.8 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019KO72M
  • Item model number: GG22-30H
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,553 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Product Description

Cook up delicious, healthy meals for your family with the environmentally minded Cuisinart Green Gourmet Hard Anodized 12-inch open skillet with helper handle, featuring Cuisnart's new energy-efficient Cermica nonstick surface. But more than just reducing your carbon footprint, this new nonstick coating allows for easy food release and the ability to use less fat while cooking as well as for use in the oven for browning.

From eggs at breakfast to fish, chicken, or steak at dinnertime, this 12-inch open skillet is a great all-round performer. This pan also delivers superior heat conductivity, requiring less energy to achieve the desired cooking temperature. Harder than stainless steel, the skillet's hard anodized exterior is dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant for extra durability and professional performance as well as quick and even heat distribution. Additionally, the securely riveted stay-cool steel handle--featuring a V-shaped base so that heat dissipates--is manufactured using 70 percent recycled stainless steel and is oven-safe to 500 degrees F, so food can be browned on the stovetop then transferred to the oven to finish cooking.

Cuisinart's GreenGourmet cookware is designed with an exclusive Cuisinart Ceramica nonstick surface, which features a petroleum-free, ceramic-based coating that is applied at a temperature one half that of traditional nonsticks. The coating does not contain PTFE and PFOA, substances often used in nonstick cookware that have raised health concerns over the years. It was also developed using manufacturing techniques that reduce harmful carbon emissions by consuming less energy. The coating is also water-based, unlike other nonstick coatings on the market, which are solvent-based. In addition, Cuisinart's cookware has a scratch-resistant nonstick surface that won't peel off. The new cookware conforms to FDA and European RoHS standards for environmentally sound products.

This pan should be hand-washed with a mild detergent, and it carries a limited lifetime warranty against defects. Cuisinart also gets some green cred from the packaging, which is made from 100 percent recycled materials and is printed using 100 percent biodegradable soy ink. --Agen G.N. Schmitz

From the Manufacturer

Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Cookware Series

Cuisinart GreenGourmet
Cuisinart GreeenGourmet hard-anodized cookware.

Inspired by the great French kitchens, Cuisinart began making professional cookware over 35 years ago. Constructed of the finest materials available to perfectly perform all of the classic cooking techniques, Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized cookware continues a long tradition of excellence while breaking new ground in environmental-friendly cookware.

Built to perform and last with the same Cuisinart standards, this collection satisfies the demands of everyday cooks and the ideal so today's "green" chef.

Savor the Good Life right at home with family and friends, with Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Cookware.

Cuisinart is going green with brand new cookware that is as good for the environment as it is for your cooking. Prepare healthy meals using the variety of pot and pans or the diverse skillet and specialty items suited for just the right task. Simmer a hearty vegetable beef stew or make delicious grilled chicken Panini with avocado.

Cookware

Cuisinart GreenGourmet cookware is good for the environment because it uses manufacturing techniques that reduce harmful carbon emissions by consuming less energy.

Featuring a ceramic-based nonstick coating made without the use of petroleum, exclusive Cuisinart Ceramica cookware helps to conserve our natural resources and lets you cook with a good conscience. Rest assured that Cuisinart uses only packaging that are made from 100% recycled materials and is printed with soy ink. Beautiful stainless steel handles stay cool on the stovetop while you cook and are constructed of 70% recycled stainless steel-great protection for you and the environment.

Unlike traditional nonsticks, the GreenGourmet, collection is PTFE- and PFOA-free. Compared to other cookware choices, Green Gourmet Cookware requires less energy to reach desired cooking temperatures. It can also go directly into the oven and be used for top-browning and broiling foods, unlike traditional nonstick surfaces.

Energy-efficient with the same high standard of quality you expect from Cuisinart, this collection proves its easy being green.

Cuisinart GreenGourmet
Handles of 70% recycled stainless steel.
Cuisinart GreenGourmet
Exclusive Ceramica coating.
Energy Saving Construction

Hard-Anodized Pan construction provides superior heat conductivity, requiring less energy to achieve desired cooking temperature. With versatile performance the cookware is broiler and oven safe.

Today, more and more home cooks are going green, and so is Cuisinart cookware.

Cuisinart GreenGourmet

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Don't buy the hype and waste your money.
J. Moisant
Having said that, the pan is well built and so far is absolutely non-stick, heats evenly, works great,cleans up easy.
Q
Within the first 2 months of use, the coating began bubbling up and flaking off in the center of the pan.
Chris - Buffalo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By M. Kiehl on November 30, 2009
As of this writing, there are 64 reviews for these pans. Unfortunately, Amazon is selling 9 different pans that all share the same reviews. Since so many people have been complaining about what sound like defective pans, I wondered: are some of these 9 different pans defective more often than the other ones? Are some earning the high marks while others often disappoint?

As of this writing, the review totals are:
5 stars: 35
4 stars: 7
3 stars: 4
2 stars: 6
1 star: 12

Since the reviewers usually do not specify which pan they purchased, I tried clicking, "See all my reviews" for each reviewer. Looking through their reviews, you find which pan they actually reviewed! Many just reviewed the GreenGourmet line, but many others reviewed specific pans. You will see greater specificity among the 5-star and 4-star-rating people than you will among the 2-star and 1-star-rating people, which is unfortunate, but I'm willing to draw a lot of conclusion from only a little data. You may choose to do the same or not.

12"Fe 12"Al 10"Fe 10"Al 8"Fe 8"Al Al Set
5 stars: 2 8 7 1 6 1
4 stars: 5
3 stars: 1 1
2 stars: 1
1 star: 1 1

key: 12"Fe means 12" stainless steel, 12"Al means 12: anodized aluminum.
NOTE: GreenGourmet pans are available on Amazon in stainless, aluminum, or hard-anodized aluminum. The basic aluminum line is not present on Cuisinart's website, however, nor did any reviewer specify having purchased it. I wonder, therefore, if it is an older, inferior line.

Unfortunately, only 2 of the 12 one-star reviewers specified which pan they were reviewing, but 1 of those 2 said they'd bought the 10"Fe.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By DAB11 on December 29, 2010
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Worked great at first and then progressively got worse to the point of being totally unusable. I wrote them 3 times and asked for a replacement or my money back. A month later I received the following telling me to NOT USE SOAP if I want the pan to work properly. Just amazing.

"...To season your Green Gourmet Cookware:
1. Set your oven to 300º F and let the pan warm up in the oven for about five minutes.
2. Use a cooking glove or kitchen cloth to remove the pan from the oven.
3. Using an oil (any cooking oil other than olive oil is acceptable to use) and either a kitchen cloth or your fingers, apply a thin, even coat of oil onto the entire surface of the pan.
4. Bake on the oil for approximately 30 minutes.
5. Using an oven mitt or kitchen cloth, remove the pan from the oven. If there is excess oil, pour off the excess and carefully wipe down the pan with a kitchen cloth of paper towel.

Once the seasoning process has been completed, do NOT wash the cookware with soap. This will remove the seasoning...."

I told them it would be my pleasure to help get the word out since the instruction of NOT TO USE SOAP was never in the original packaging. It is the least I can do.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Coastal Dweller on April 11, 2011
I bought this skillet at least a year ago and use it nearly every day, sometimes more than once. It cooks very evenly and reliably and still looks like new. It is very easy to clean. The nonstick surface has held up better than most nonstick pans I've had. I think the key is not to cook with it on too high a heat; I cook most food on medium. It takes a few minutes of preheating but then retains heat so well that you don't need to turn the heat up any higher than that. Highly recommended!

***Update a couple of weeks later: I should have shown my review to my husband, because when I went out of town a day or so after I posted it he cooked potatoes with the pan on too high a heat (and left them cooking for a while), and the nonstick surface became very sticky! The pan no longer looks like new and it's now very hard to clean. I'm going to get rid of it and buy a new one. So be forewarned: if you want this pan to last, keep it on a low or medium heat!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Steve973 on July 13, 2008
We were in B.B & B. yesterday, and we were going to buy a comparable product from Calphalon, since we have a small pan from the same Calphalon set. The store associate informed me that he did not like the Calphalon and their quality has decreased since they were bought by Rubbermaid. He advised us to spend the extra $10 on this Cuisinart pan, and he claimed that this was the only non-stick type of pan that you could sear something in. We like Cuisinart, and we decided to take the chance. Well, I am glad that we bought this pan because stuff just doesn't stick to it. It's fairly heavy, which I like in pans, and the handle stays completely cool. Cleanup consisted of little more than rinsing it out and passing a soapy sponge across the surface a few times just for good measure. So, yes, this pan commands a relatively high price, but its quality and performance is amazing!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pen on February 2, 2010
Updated 4/5/10
My original unedited Review follows this update. I was very happy with these pans for close to a year. Then, things started going down hill quickly. I was surprised because I thought that I was taking very good care of them (see below). Within several uses one went from not sticking at all, to sticking some, to now, worse than a conventional skillet. My 12 inch skillet is now completely useless. The 8 inch pan is still good but that doesn't get as much use, so now I am waiting for that one to go as well.

Re-seasoning the pan per Cuisinart's instructions failed to restore the pan's non-stick properties. What really bothered me though, was that I made 3 attempts to get a response from Cusinart's customer support without so much as receiving the courtesy of a single reply. I sent them e-mails separated by two weeks, each. Each time I received an automated response indicating that they had received my request, but no response ever came back from Cuisinart.

Now I believe all of the negative reviews posted here at Amazon. The pan's non-stick coating is simply not durable, and Cuisinart must be aware of that because they don't even bother responding to customer's requests for help anymore. I am really disappointed with Cuisinart and will never purchase a product from them again.

Original Review:
I waited until I had about a year's worth of use on these pans before deciding to review them. I have both the 12in skillet and the 8in skillet, and they are both favorites in my kitchen. I also have a lot of All-Clad, old-school Calphalon, and cast iron. I am not sure why this pan has been getting so many negative reviews, but I'd guess that the cooks are just not using them properly.
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