Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan Review
September 20, 2013 by
Disclaimer: This review is my own honest opinion of this product. This pst contains affiliate links
I was offered the opportunity to try another Ozeri product. This time I was curious about the Stainless Steel Earth Pan, because I wondered "what the heck is an earth pan?"
Here's would Ozeri had to say about this pan:
"Featuring ETERNA - a safe and natural non-stick developed in the USA, the Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri is the world's only stainless steel frying pan to achieve non-stick perfection without using PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid) - a harmful chemical used in all traditional cookware." - Ozeri.
I have invested lots of money in non stick pans because well, they're nicer than ordinary pots and are easier to clean. I had no idea the chemicals used to make them non-stick was potentially harmful. Here are more stats:
"...classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. According to the EPA, once ingested PFOA is capable of remaining in people for a very long time, and has been shown to cause developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals. With the Stainless Steel Earth Pan's ETERNA coating, even under high temperatures, no harmful substances are ever released into the environment. This is because the Stainless Steel Earth Pan utilizes a completely safe and environmentally-friendly coating developed in the USA."
Yikes! Well, I have no way of confirming that this pot is PFOA free, because I'm no scientist. But, I am a chef for my family, so I was excited to try the dry egg test on this pan to see if it would prevent the egg from sticking. [Please excuse the above photos, I had a camera in one hand and dealt with the egg using the other]. As you can see from the photos, I was able to drop an egg into the pot. I allowed it to spread and as it cooked I used my fingers to move it around (hot!). The egg didn't stick to the pot and after the pot cooled I was able to wipe it clean using a paper towel. Pretty good if you ask me, I can't even do that with the non-stick pots I already own.