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No more nonstick pans for me
on February 24, 2013
This review by Marsha's husband--I have been using three Greenpans my wife purchased several years ago: 11" and 8" saute pans, and a 11" ribbed-bottom pan. I have used the 11" saute pan almost daily, the others much less frequently. As I have read in other reviews for these pans, they worked perfectly the first few times I used them. The 11" saute pan gradually became harder to clean as a very thin, brown coating began to form on the bottom, and more and more oil or butter was needed to use it. Also,the bottom of the 11" saute pan gradually became uneven so it did not make good contact with our ceramic cooktop surface. After about a year I figured that I would just use it as a conventional pan and started using a Mr Clean Magic Eraser to clean the bottom of the pan. I never used the pan with high heat, nor did I clean it in the dishwasher, nor did I use a anything but a non-metal spatula. Now it has become uncleanable and Im going to trash it after having purchased a replacement stainless saute pan.
I believe that cookwear should last a long time and am very disappointed in the Greenpan performance. I am keeping the two other greenpans I have for now. They have so far not developed the brown, unremovable coating from the pan bottoms, but I use plenty of butter or oil in the infrequent times that I do use them.