Yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, I received a very green present. Jessica, from The Original GreenPan, sent me a nice little gift bag chock full of goodies. It contained a 8″ high end, commercial grade non-stick pan, a very nice apron, pot holder, and care sponge. I am so anxious to try this baby out. As a mother, I am always so concerned with what are children are exposed to . I mean, we are long aware of the dangers of most non-stick cookware. If heated without anything in it, it can kill pets such as parrots. This does not sound like something we want to use near our growing and developing children or when we are pregnant does it? The ambitious goal of GreenPan™ was to create a new, healthy cooking experience in non-stick cookware. In 2007 GreenPan™ was ready to take off and succeeded in bringing to the market the first healthy, eco-friendly non-stick pots and pans with the revolutionary new PTFE/PFOA-free coating,Thermolon™
My Gift Bag!
The pan they sent me is from their Rotterdam Collection.
Here are some important facts from GreenPan’s website. You should visit it yourself to learn all about their extensive line of products, www.green-pan.com.
- Our non-stick pots and pans are the first to be made with a non-stick coating made of minerals instead of plastics.
- PTFE coatings are manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which is classified as a ‘persistent pollutant of the environment’*. Besides that, PFOA is a tough chemical that the body has the greatest difficulties in expelling and is known to be a ‘likely human carcinogen’*. We don’t use PTFE, so no PFOA can be emitted in the environment. * According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency, a US federal agency in charge of the protection of human health and the environment)
- Less energy is used when Thermolon™ is applied on GreenPan™ products, which means 60% less CO2 emission compared with the production of PTFE-coated pans.
The best thing I like about Greenpan is that their products are healthy for us and our environment. They do not produce any harmful fumes!
I also like that the coating is designed for superior performance, better cooking, better taste and is easier to clean.
I am going to be doing a full review by cooking in this great pan very soon. I will let you know what I think of these environmentally friendly pans. GreenPan has a variety of collections and also includes baking and roasting pans.
Here are some of the other goodies and other views of the pan they so graciously supplied me with to review.
I will test this pan out very soon and let you know what I think. I have been very impressed with the literature they sent and the wide range of products available. I plan to do some reading later on tonight and learn more about this healthy alternative non-stick cookware. Hope you all are having a great day!!!