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The Ultimate GreenPan Review

By trk

Last Updated: November 15, 2023


GreenPan (also called Green Pan-two words) is one of the ceramic nonstick cookware brands that contains no PTFE or PFOA. If you're looking for an alternative to Teflon® (aka PTFE), GreenPan could be your answer. 

In this review, we dive into GreenPan cookware to provide an in-depth analysis for potential buyers. If you want to learn all about GreenPan cookware, you've come to the right place.

Green Pan Cookware Lines at a Glance

GreenPan makes several lines of cookware, many of them similar in design. The exception is the GP5, which is considerably thicker than other GreenPan lines and will provide exceptionally even heating and good heat retention.

Our rating is based on our own research and testing and is independent of Amazon ratings (although they had an influence in our decisions).

Lines are listed in alphabetical order. An asterisk indicates our recommendation, which we review below.

Rather than update this review with frequent changes, we are only adding the new lines here if they offer something new and innovative. For a complete list of the GreenPan collections, go to GreenPan.com.

Green Pan

Line

Features

 Rating/App. Price/Notes

GreenPan Chatham: The Ultimate Green Pan Review

-Thermolon™ coated

-Hard anodized aluminum or stainless steel body

-Aluminum induction compatible

-Stainless steel induction compatible

-Stay-cool stainless handles

-Glass lids

-Oven safe to 600F

-Drip free rim

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

11-in skillet w/lid, bamboo spoon, and cookbook-$65

-If you don't need induction ready, this is a decent pan.


GreenPan GP5 skillet

-Infinite8 diamond coating

-5mm thick anodized aluminum

-Induction compatible

-Stay-cool stainless handles

-Oven safe to 600F

-Flat rivets (no gunk collecting)

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

8", 10" skillet about $50

12" skillet about $65

-Great price for heaviest pan and newest Thermolon coating.


GreenPan Hudson Skillet w:Lid

-Hard anodized aluminum body

-Thermolon™ Diamond coating

-NOT Induction compatible

-Saucepans do NOT have lids

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Oven safe up to 380F

-Bakelite handle

-4 color options: black, green, red, blue

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.



9.5-in skillet-$25

11-in skillet-$30

-Great price but plastic handle

-No lids w/sauce pans
-Padova is better option at this price point.

GreenPan Levels Cookware Set

-Designed to save space

-Thermolon™ diamond-reinforced coating

-Anodized aluminum body

-NOT induction compatible

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Oven safe to 400F (because of handle)

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

10-in skillet-$50

12-in skillet-$57

Stainless set-$400

Aluminum set-$360

-Expensive for plastic handle pan.

GreenPan Lima: The Ultimate Green Pan Review

-Thermolon™ coating

-Anodized aluminum body

-Stainless handle

-Lid included (12-in only)

-Drip free rim

-NOT induction compatible

-NOT metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Oven safe to 600F (lid to 420F)

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

12-in skillet w/lid-$57

10-in skillet w/bamboo spoon-$37

-Good price.

GreenPan Padova: The Ultimate Green Pan Review

-Thermolon™ Minerals coating

-Thermolon™ coated rivets

-Anodized aluminum body, light blue

-NOT induction compatible

-Oven safe stainless handle

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Drip free rim

-Oven safe to 600F (lid to 420F)

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

8-in/10-in skillet set: $60

-Great price for Thermolon Minerals coating. If you don't mind the color and don't need induction ready, this is a great option.

GreenPan Paris 12In Skillet

-Thermolon™ Minerals coating

-Anodized aluminum body

-Oven safe stainless handle

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Drip free rim

-NOT Induction compatible

-Oven safe to 600F (lid to 420F)

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.


12-in skillet-$55

10-in skillet-$50

-New Thermolon coating

-Induction ready

-Stainless lids on Paris Pro!

-Priced a little high: 12" is best deal.

GreenPan Prime Midnight Skillet Set

-Thermolon™ diamond reinforced coating

-Anodized aluminum body

-Forged base to prevent warping

-NOT induction compatible

-Oven safe stainless handle

-Drip free rim

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Oven safe to 600F (lid to 425F)

-Limited 10yr warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.


8"/10" set-$60

5 pc set-$100

-Newest coating

-Good price for skillet set.

GreenPan Padova Reserve Saute Pan

-Thermolon™ Diamond coating

-Anodized aluminum body

-Forged base to prevent warping

-Induction compatible

-Oven safe gold stainless handle

-Drip free rim

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Available in several colors

-Oven safe to 600F (lid to 425F)

-Limited 10yr warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.


-Sauté pan-$140

-10 pc Set-$350

-Induction compatibility can vary with individual piece.

GreenPan Rio 8In 10In Skillets

-Aluminum body

-Thermolon™ coating

-Bakelite handle

-Rivetless cooking surface

-NOT induction compatible

-Oven safe to 350F 

-Dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

8-in/10-in skillet set-$24

-Great price but plastic handles make Padova the better choice.

GreenPan SearSmart Skillet Set

-Forged anodized  aluminum

-Thermolon Minerals Pro™ coating

-More flat cooking surface than other GreenPan styles

-Textured surface: better searing

-NOT Induction compatible

-Stainless handle

-Stackable for easier storage

-Oven safe to 600F 

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

8-in/10-in skillet set-$80

9.5-in/11-in-$100

-Would recommend if they weren't so expensive. 

GreenPan SimmerLite Skillet

-Heavy cast aluminum body

-Thermolon™ Minerals coating

-Oven safe stainless handle

-Induction compatible

-Oven safe to 600F (lid 400F)

-Several colors

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.


12-in skillet-$115

-Heavier than other aluminum pans for better searing

-Expensive.

GreenPan Swift Skillet

-Forged aluminum body 

-Thermolon coating, diamond-reinforced

-NOT Induction compatible

-Stainless handle

-Oven and broiler safe to 600F 

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.


10-in skillet-$30

12 pc set-$150

-"fast heating" means the pans are thin.

GreenPan Treviso Skillets

-Stainless body with encapsulated base (not fully clad)

-Thermolon coating, diamond-reinforced

-Induction compatible

-Stainless handle

-Oven and broiler safe to 600F 

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.


12-in skillet w/lid-$60

9/11-in skillet set-$60

10pc set-$200

-Disc cladding is fairly thick, but won't spread heat as well as an aluminum pan w/an induction disc, and costs more.

 GreenPan Valencia Pro skillet w/lid

-Hard anodized aluminum body

-Thermolon™ Minerals coating

-Induction compatible

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Oven safe up to 600F

-Stay cool aluminum or stainless handle

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.



12-in skillet-$80

8/10-in skillet set-$80

10/12-in. skillet set-$100

11-in skillet-$60

10-in skillet w/lid-$60

-Only aluminum GreenPan line that's induction compatible

-The 8/10-in set or 11-in are best deals.

GreenPan VenicePro 8In 10In Skillet Set

-Tri-ply clad stainless

-Thermolon™ Minerals Pro coating

-Induction compatible

-Oven safe to 600F (lid 420F)

-Metal utensil/dishwasher safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

10-in/12-in set-$100

-Nice pans, but expensive.

GreenPan Venice Pro Noir Skillet Set

-Tri-ply clad stainless

-Thermolon™ Diamond Advanced coating

-Induction compatible

-Oven safe to 600F (lid 420F)

-Metal utensil safe

-Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

10-in/12-in set-$150

10-in Diamond (at SLT): $99

(Diamond is SLT's exclusive line, closest in construction to Venice Pro Noir.)

-Aluminum the better choice for nonstick pans

-Nice pans, but expensive.

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GreenPan Basics

Because many of the lines are so similar--and there are so many of them--here's a more detailed summary of GreenPan options. Searching through all the lines can be confusing, but just make sure you get the basics right--induction compatibility, type of coating, etc.--and you should be fine. 

Bodies: GreenPan bodies can be aluminum, anodized aluminum, or clad stainless (the Treviso line is stainless with a disc base rather than full cladding). We recommend anodized aluminum for affordable price, durability, and great heating properties.

Handles: GreenPan handles can be plastic or stainless steel. We recommend stainless steel for durability.

Lids: GreenPan lids are mostly glass and are not included with most skillets, though a few buying options do include a lid. Note that the Hudson line of sauce pans does not have lids (which is weird), and as far as we know, GreenPan does not sell lids for sauce pans separately. You can buy lids separately for most skillets.

Colors: Some lines come in several colors. Since these colors can change, be sure to check listings for updates (our information may not be up to date).

Nonstick coatings: There are different formulations of Thermolon™, the GreenPan coating. Newer lines are reinforced with diamond dust or other minerals. Most pans with reinforced coatings are more expensive, and may not provide a longer nonstick life span. If you want a newer Thermolon coating, we recommend the Padova line (Thermolon Minerals coating) for its great price and stainless steel handle, or the GP5 line (Infinite8 diamond coating) for excellent heating and durable build quality. 

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GreenPan Cookware Pros and Cons

Pros
  • PTFE and PFAS-free nonstick coating
  • High heat does not produce toxic fumes
  • Can (somewhat) restore nonstick properties with cleanser (see below)
  • Can safely continue to use pans even after nonstick coating wears out
  • Made from recycled aluminum
  • Limited lifetime warranty on defects, 2 year warranty on nonstick coating
  • 60 day no questions asked returns.
Cons
  • Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in coating may be unsafe (more research is needed)
  • Ceramic nonstick coating is shorter-lived than PTFE
  • You have to use oil for best nonstick results
  • Must use low heat, non-metal utensils, and wash by hand for longest life (despite what instructions say)
  • Made in China.

General Information About Nonstick Cookware

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There are two types of nonstick cookware: PTFE or ceramic.

PTFE

PTFE is an acronym for polytetrafluoroethylene, and is commonly known by its trade name Teflon®. It is a hydrocarbon-based coating that's been around for about 70 years. Today, there are hundreds of PTFE coatings manufactured under as many trade names, including Eterna, Eclipse, QuanTanium, HALO, Xylan, Skandia, Dura-Slide, Granite Rock, Granitium, ILAG, and Greblon C2 (yes, Greblon, an early maker of ceramic nonstick, now makes PTFE coatings, too). 

There are a number of concerns with PTFE cookware, and people have been moving away from it. Even so, it comprises the majority of the nonstick market.

To learn more, see our article What is PFOA? A Guide to Nonstick Cookware Chemicals

Ceramic Nonstick

In 2007, a new ceramic nonstick coating was invented. Ceramic nonstick coating is silicon-based, which means it's made from sand. Sand--or more accurately silicon dioxide--is converted into what's called a sol-gel solution and sprayed onto the surfaces of cookware (usually aluminum, sometimes stainless steel), then baked at a high temperature to produce the finished nonstick cookware. 

Note that nonstick ceramic is not the same as traditional ceramics and enamels found in bakeware and in cast iron coatings. These ceramics are hundreds of years old and are not applied with sol-gels and do not contain nanoparticles. They are also not considered nonstick--at best, they are semi-nonstick.

Ceramic nonstick cookware has gained a reputation for being safer than PTFE, and for having fewer environmental concerns. However, there are a few issues potential buyers should know about. (We talk more about this below.)  

As far as we know, there are two types of ceramic nonstick coating, Thermolon™ and Greblon®. They are quite similar, and both are applied to cookware using the sol-gel process.

These coatings are sold to many different cookware manufacturers for use on their cookware. For example, GreenPan uses Thermolon™ coatings. Thermolon™ does not make any nonstick coatings that contain PTFE.

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Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Vs. PTFE Nonstick Cookware

How do the two types of nonstick stack up against each other? Here's a look.


PTFE

Ceramic

Metal Utensils:

Not recommended, even if maker says it's safe.

Not recommended, even if maker says it's safe.

Dishwashers:

Not recommended, even if maker says it's safe.

Not recommended, even if maker says it's safe.

Use of Nonstick Cooking Spray:

No: it reacts with PTFE and breaks it down.

Yes.

Average Nonstick Life Span:

1-5 years depending on use and care.

6 months-5 years depending on use and care.  

Can Safely Be Heated To:

Usually 500F (though we do not recommend going above 350F)

Usually 600F (depending on handles and lids)

Health and Safety Concerns:

-High heat (500F+) can produce toxic fumes

-PFAS used in manufacturing are toxic and terrible for the environment.

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles used in sol-gel application may be carcinogenic and cause other health issues (more research needed).

Environmental Concerns:

-PFAS contaminate soil and water supply

-Not easily recyclable

-Many end up in landfills. 

-Not easily recyclable.

-Many end up in landfills.

Cost:

Many brands are reasonably priced.

Many brands are reasonably priced.

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Who Makes Green Pan Cookware?

GreenPan cookware is made by The Cookware Company, a Belgian firm founded in 2005 with manufacturing facilities in China. All GreenPan cookware is designed in Belgium and made in China. The Belgian founders knew of a ceramic material made in Korea for industrial applications. They put a deal together with the Korean company and began selling the first ceramic-coated nonstick cookware--GreenPan--in 2007.

Today, The Cookware Company has sales of about $120 million annually and employs about 2000 people, most of them in China. They have offices in Asia, Belgium, and the US, as well as distribution warehouses around the world. 

The Cookware Company owns the other cookware lines including GreenLife, GreenChef, and BK.

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GreenPan Vs. GreenLife: What's the Difference?

GreenLife Skillets

GreenLife cookware is also a Thermolon™-coated nonstick aluminum product owned by the same company that owns GreenPan, but it's a different product marketed to different buyers. GreenPan is a higher end product, with more high end options (like clad stainless bodies). GreenLife is stamped aluminum and is thinner than most GreenPan lines. It's also usually cheaper.

If you're looking for budget nonstick, GreenLife is a decent choice. But we think for most people, GreenPan is worth the slightly higher price.

See greenlife cookware on amazon

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Is GreenPan Cookware Really Green?

Yes and no.

On the plus side:

  • GreenPan uses some recycled materials to make their products, including 100% recycled aluminum.
  • According to the GreenPan website, their process uses 60% less carbon dioxide than that used in PTFE pans.
  • Does not use any PFAS--a toxic groundwater and soil contaminant--in the manufacturing process.
  • Does not produce toxic fumes at any temperature.

On the minus side:

  • There's speculation about GreenPan's claim that their process is more environmentally friendly than that used for PTFE nonstick cookware, although this is hard to get information about.
  • The nanoparticles used in the sol-gel coating process have been linked to several health issues, including cancer. GreenPan produced a paper about the safety of their cookware, but it doesn't address the nanoparticle issue, which seems like a rather big omission.
  • GreenPan, like all nonstick cookware, requires a special recycling process. For this reason, most recycling centers don't take GreenPan, so many discarded GreenPans end up in landfills. 

In comparison to other types of cookware, most people believe GreenPan (and all ceramic nonstick) is healthier, safer, and better for the environment. We think this is probably the case, the true answer is that it is a complicated issue to understand, and beyond the scope of this article. You will have to do the research and decide for yourself, based on which issues are the most important to you. (The links we've provided throughout this article are a good place to start.) 

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Is GreenPan Cookware Really Nonstick?

Technically, GreenPan cookware is not nonstick.

GreenPan recommends that you use cooking oil with their cookware. Most other ceramic nonstick cookware makers do the same. Some go so far as to call their product "semi-nonstick," meaning that you shouldn't expect it to be nonstick without cooking oil. 

Not that there's anything wrong with this. Oil adds flavor, improves browning, and even helps your body absorb certain nutrients. But to be technically correct, ceramic nonstick coatings are not considered nonstick in the same way as PTFE.

Still, GreenPan pans have pretty good release, especially when new. But if you want to achieve the best nonstick properties possible, use a bit of cooking oil or butter in the pan before you add food.

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Is Green Pan Cookware Recyclable?

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Because it's a coated product, meaning that it has layers of different substances, you probably won't be able to throw an old GreenPan skillet into your recycling bin. This is true for all nonstick cookware. There are a few municipalities that will take it, but the vast majority--about 95% of them--do not. 

If you're willing to look, you can probably find recycling programs that will take old ceramic nonstick cookware (as well as other cookware). This article at Earth911.com discusses how to recycle cookware; though it doesn't talk about ceramic nonstick directly, it provides options that will probably work. 

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Is GreenPan Cookware Safe?

GreenPan skillet with eggs: The Ultimate GreenPan Review

While we've already looked at some issues with GreenPan, but here's a summary:

  • GreenPan produces no toxic fumes like PTFE cookware can at high heat.
  • GreenPan contains no PFAS, which are known carcinogens and serious environmental hazards.
  • GreenPan is made using a sol-gel process, which uses titanium dioxide nanoparticles, which have been linked to several health issues. There is little research about this, so we can't be sure it's unsafe. (GreenPan claims to not use nanoparticles, but our research has shown that that's what the sol-gel process uses. So again, more research needed.) Here's a good article that summarizes the nanoparticles issue well. This same site also had a more detailed article about nanoparticles.
  • GreenPan products may also contain other toxins, but this is speculative, as well. 

Overall, GreenPan, like all ceramic nonstick cookware, is almost certainly safer than PTFE nonstick. Unfortunately, the jury is still out on some of the chemicals GreenPan contains. 

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Drawbacks of Green Pan Cookware (and Ceramic Nonstick Cookware in General)

Aside from the possible nanoparticle issue, the biggest drawback of ceramic nonstick cookware is that it tends to lose its nonstick properties quickly.

If you read reviews on Amazon, you will see some people complain that a pan's nonstick properties lasted only a few months. However, other people love their GreenPan pans and say they get many years of use out of them.

It's possible that people disappointed with the nonstick properties are using their pans improperly (though they almost always claim otherwise). Probably the number one culprit for ceramic nonstick is heat: you should always use low to medium heat with any nonstick pan.

Yes, ceramic nonstick can withstand high heat without breaking down (unlike PTFE), but high heat destroys the nonstick properties. 

You also have to avoid using metal utensils (yes, just like PTFE cookware), and the dishwasher too, to get the longest life span out of your ceramic pan. Manufacturers may claim this is not the case (including GreenPan), especially with some of the newer reinforced coatings. However, no ceramic coating is durable enough to tolerate metal utensils, dishwashers, and high heat and remain nonstick.

To summarize, ceramic nonstick cookware isn't likely to last very long, no matter how well you take care of it. 

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How to Extend the Life of Your GreenPan Cookware

Aside from using low heat, avoiding metal utensils, and washing by hand, there's a little trick we'd like to share about extending the life of your GreenPan cookware.

If food starts sticking, scrub with a baking soda paste or some Barkeeper's Friend. If there's buildup in the pan, this can remove it and make the pan slippery again.

This won't always work, but it will work at least a few times--so try it before throwing the pan out and replacing it. 

NOTE: Never scrub a PTFE--Teflon--nonstick pan with anything abrasive, including Barkeeper's Friend. 

Unlike PTFE pans, you can still use GreenPan pans safely after the nonstick coating wears out (no worries about fumes or PFAS). So if you've tried to bring it back and it doesn't work, you can keep using the pan as you would cast iron or stainless steel--with cooking oil or butter.

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What to Know Before Buying

The important things to look for when in the market for nonstick cookware are:

  • Buy skillets only (not sets)
  • Type of nonstick (how to know what you're buying)
  • Heating properties
  • Build  quality/Durability
  • Pan design
  • Warranty.

Here are the details of each of those considerations.

Buy Skillets Only

Because nonstick pans don't last very long, we recommend buying only skillets and using them only when necessary, such as for eggs. 

Skillets are really the only pan that needs a nonstick coating, and only for certain foods. If you buy whole sets of nonstick--any nonstick--you'll end up spending a small fortune on new cookware every few years.

Type of Nonstick

As we talked already said, there are only two true types of nonstick cookware: PTFE/Teflon® and ceramic. Most people who want "safe" and "healthy" nonstick are trying to avoid PTFE, so want to buy ceramic nonstick, even though the nonstick properties tend to not last as long. 

Green Pan is ceramic nonstick cookware. It contains no PTFE or PFOA.

If you're still in the early stages of buying and aren't yet set on GreenPan cookware, you should know that it can sometimes be hard to tell which type of nonstick a pan is. We put together a list of the cookware sold on Amazon to help you figure out what you're buying: see Nonstick Cookware Brands: PTFE or Ceramic? A Comprehensive Guide for more information. 

We also recommend you consider cast iron or carbon steel skillets. These aren't considered true nonstick, but with seasoning and use, they build up a slippery surface that is almost as good as nonstick, with the bonus of being extremely durable (they will both last for decades and decades) and completely safe. 

Learn more in our articles The Best Cast Iron Skillets: How Much Should You Spend? and The Best Carbon Steel Pans.

Heating Properties

Assuming cookware is safe, the heating properties of cookware are its most important attributes. Yet people often don't know how to judge which pans have the best heating properties. It's a big topic, but we can provide a few pointers here.

In general, thicker cookware is going to have better heating properties than thinner cookware. Heating is going to be more even, and the pan is going to have onto heat better. Therefore, you should buy the thickest, heaviest cookware you can comfortably handle.

You also want to consider heat conductivity and heat retention: conductivity is how even a material heats, and retention is how long a material hangs onto heat.

In general, GreenPan skillets have decent heat conductivity and mediocre heat retention. This is a good combination for most foods you cook in a skillet. For high heat retention cooking--such as deep frying and high heat searing--cast iron is the best material.

Build Quality and Durability

GreenPan Durability Callouts

Almost as important as heating properties is durability, and probably the main reason why you want to spend just a little more to get a higher quality pan. Even if you only expect to get a few years of use out of a nonstick pan, a well-built pan heats better, handles better, and resists warping better--and you can get one for not a lot more.

Thick aluminum is what you want to look for. It is not only going to heat better, but also going to be more durable. It will be less likely to warp, as well. What's thick? At least 3mm.

Anodized aluminum is as durable as stainless steel, so going with anodized aluminum is a great idea.

Handles: Stainless steel handles are more durable than any type of plastic or resin handles. Plastic handles won't hold up to heat, and will eventually wear out and fall off (or melt). Stainless handles won't wear out.

Rivets: You should also look at how the handle is attached. Rivets are going to hold up better than screwed-on handles (plastic or resin handles are more likely to be screwed on, while stainless steel handles are more likely to be riveted). 

Some GreenPan lines have coated rivets, or rivets that are mesh with the cooking surface. This makes a pot easier to clean because there's nowhere for gunk to collect. Flat rivets aren't a must-have, but they are a nice feature.

Lids: Stainless steel lids are also more durable (and lighter) than glass lids, however, almost all GreenPan cookware has glass lids, and their separately sold lid is also glass. Though glass lids aren't a deal-breaker, the durability of stainless steel lids is preferred. (There's no reason you can't buy a stainless steel lid from a different manufacturer.) 

Induction: Even if you're not concerned about induction compatibility, the metal plate added to the pan's bottom is going to increase durability, making a pan more warp-resistant. 

Overall, you want a pan with a good heft, a nice thickness, and a stainless steel handle. These are all indications of durability. 

Pan Design

GreenPan Design Callouts

Design is mostly about preference. Do you prefer a shallow skillet or one with higher walls? Do you want steep walls with a lot of flat cooking surface, or a pan more wok-shaped? Is the handle comfortable? Does the lid fit well? If it's a large pan (12 inches or 5 quarts), does it have a helper handle? (A helper handle is less important with most GreenPan skillets because they're light to begin with. Most of the GreenPan lines do not come with helper handles.)

Most GreenPan skillets are nicely shaped, with straight, shallow sides and a good amount of flat cooking surface. 

Warranty

Always buy cookware with a solid warranty that you know is going to be honored by the company. This is why you should buy from a reputable, established company like GreenPan instead of a lesser known or lower priced competitor. You may pay a little more for GreenPan, but even so most of their lines are affordable, and the few extra dollars you spend buys you peace of mind as well higher quality: all GreenPan cookware comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and a 2 year warranty on the nonstick coating. And you can be sure that they will honor these warranties. 

We love GreenPan's 2-year warranty on their nonstick coating. It lets you know that they are a conscientious company. Many nonstick cookware manufacturers offer a "lifetime" warranty, but this doesn't cover the nonstick coating (as many people assume).

With GreenPan, you know up front exactly what you're getting.

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GreenPan Vs. Caraway, Our Place, and Equal Parts: Which Brands Are Best?

If you're considering other brands of ceramic nonstick, especially some of the coveted direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that have been dominating your Facebook and Instagram feeds, we strongly recommend going with GreenPan.

Why? Because the DTC brands are too expensive. Some of them don't disclose their "proprietary" formulas, but we can tell you with confidence that they are simply ceramic nonstick, so either Thermolon or Greblon. And since there are no new formulas of ceramic nonstick that have miracle nonstick properties (that we know of), they are not going to last any longer than GreenPan.  

Which, we believe, makes these DTC brands overhyped and overpriced.

(If you don't believe us, check out Wirecutter's Always Pan review, which comes to the same conclusion.)

GreenPan also has some high-priced lines, but if you avoid those and go with one of their more reasonable lines--as we review and recommend below--you'll get a good deal on a good quality pan without paying too much.

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GreenPan FAQs

Here are some commonly asked questions about GreenPan cookware.

Where's the best place to buy GreenPan Cookware?

Though you will often find deals and sales on the GreenPan site, we have found that Amazon usually has the lowest overall prices (even with sale prices on the GreenPan site). Other retailers also usually have lower prices than GreenPan. 

However, you should always check more than one site to be sure you're getting the best price.

What is GreenPan's Warranty?

GreenPan offers a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects on most of their lines, and a 2 year warranty on all of their Thermolon coatings.

2 years may sound short, but it is realistic for a nonstick coating. Most nonstick cookware makers that offer a "lifetime" warranty do not honor it for the nonstick coating. Thus, GreenPan is more honest than many other makers.

What is GreenPan's Return Policy?

GreenPan has a 60 day, no-questions-asked return policy on all their products. After 60 days, a pan has to be defective for them to honor a return.

Is GreenPan Cookware Good Quality?

GreenPan is good quality overall. Their pans tend to be on the thin side, so you may notice less even heating than on some heavier pans. Even so, GreenPan has a good reputation for durability and their pans tend to hold up over many years. The nonstick coating is also good quality, and should last as long or longer than GreenPan's competitors--expect anywhere from 6 months to 5 years.

GreenPan's newest line, GP5, is 5mm thick--the thickest aluminum pan we've seen, so it will have excellent heating properties and is unlikely to ever warp.

We recommend buying a line with stainless steel handles for the most durability.

Is GreenPan Non-Toxic and Safe for the Environment?

This is a complicated question. Compared to PTFE/Teflon pans, GreenPan is almost certainly less toxic and better for the environment. 

However, GreenPan products contain some questionable materials, and there's some evidence that the manufacturing process is not as green as they claim. Check out the sections above for more information.

Is GreenPan Dishwasher Safe?

Yes, GreenPan is dishwasher safe unless it has a wooden handle. We recommend hand washing to get the most out of the nonstick coating.

Is GreenPan Oven Safe?

Yes, GreenPan is oven safe, but safe temperatures vary by the type of handle and lid a pan has, so be sure to check the safe oven temp for the line of GreenPan you have.

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Best Overall GreenPan: GP5

GreenPan GP5 skillet

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See the GP5 line at GreenPan.com

About $50 for the 8-inch or 10-inch skillet

About $65 for the 12-inch (without lid)

The GreenPan GP5 is one of GreenPan's highest quality pans, and our pick for best overall GreenPan skillet. It's 5mm thick and has GreenPan's most advanced diamond-reinforced Thermolon coating, Infinite8. It also has stainless lids and handles, and it's induction compatible.

One of its best features is the reverse rivets, which make the cooking surface smooth (nowhere for gunk to get stuck).

Best of all, the prices aren't at all unreasonable, though it's a little higher priced than some of our other picks, 

If you want stellar heating, it's hard to beat the GP5 skillet. We can't promise the coating will last any longer than other ceramic coatings, but the heavy body and all its other great features make the GP5 a pleasure to cook with.

If you want your pan to last, use non-metal utensils and wash by hand.

GreenPan GP5 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Infinite8 nonstick, GreenPan's most advanced coating
  • Anodized aluminum body, 5mm thick
  • Stainless steel handles
  • Oven safe to 600F)
  • Reverse rivets for smooth cooking surface
  • Metal utensil safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Stainless lids (on pieces that have lids)
  • Limited lifetime warranty on pan/2yr. warranty on coating.

Cons

  • Heavier than other GreenPan pans (for excellent heating)
  • On the expensive side for GreenPan
  • Ceramic nonstick coatings may not last very long even with proper care
  • Sol-gel coating process may use carcinogenic chemicals.

Green Pan GP5 Conclusion:

The GreenPan GP5 is a superbly heating pan. At 5mm thick, it's GreenPan's heaviest gauge pan. It has several layers of their most advanced nonstick coating, Infinite8, is induction compatible, has stainless handles and lids, and reverse rivets so the cooking surface is smooth (no rivets to collect gunk). These are a little spendier than other GreenPan options, but the skillets are worth the extra cost; as with any nonstick, we don't recommend the sets.

We can't promise the nonstick coating will last any longer than other GreenPan options, but we believe this pan is worth it anyway for all of its other stellar features.

Prices are better at Amazon, so start there (but check greenpan.com for sales).

GreenPan GP5 skillet

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Older Favorite: GreenPan Paris/Paris Pro

GreenPan Paris W/Omelet

See Paris Pro buying options on Amazon (best prices!)

See Paris Pro at greenpan.com

Though no longer our top pick, the Green Pan Paris is a great all-around frying pan. It's inexpensive (compared to some of their other lines) without being cheap, with a newer Thermolon™ coating ("Minerals"). Paris also comes in several buying options, including sets (though, again, we do not recommend buying sets of nonstick cookware). 

What?! Stainless lids?! As far as we know, Paris is one of the few GreenPan lines with stainless lids (on the pieces that have lids). Unfortunately, they aren't sold separately, so if you want a lid for your Paris frying pan that didn't come with one, you have to buy GreenPan's standard glass lids.

The only real drawback is that these pans aren't induction compatible. For that, you need to go with the Valencia Pro (reviewed below), GP5, or one of their clad stainless lines (which we think are too expensive for nonstick cookware). 

If you want your pan to last, use non-metal utensils and wash by hand.

GreenPan Paris/Paris Pro Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Thermolon Minerals coating
  • Anodized aluminum body
  • Stainless steel handles
  • Oven safe to 600F (lids to 420F)
  • Drip free rims
  • Metal utensil safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Stainless lids (on pieces that have lids)
  • Limited lifetime warranty on pan/2yr. warranty on coating.

Cons

  • Anodized aluminum body is on the thin side
  • Not induction compatible
  • Ceramic nonstick coatings may not last very long even with proper care
  • Stainless lids not sold separately
  • Sol-gel coating process may use carcinogenic chemicals.

Green Pan Paris Pro Conclusion:

The GreenPan Paris/Paris Pro is a great all around frying pan at a reasonable price. It has a lot of great features, a lot of different buying options, and newer Thermolon technology for (possibly) enhanced durability. We love that it has stainless lids.

If you want ceramic nonstick and don't need induction compatibility, we recommend the Paris Pro line.

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GreenPan Paris 12In Skillet

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Best Deal: GreenPan Padova

GreenPan Padova SkilletSet: The Ultimate Green Pan Review

See Padova skillet set on Amazon 

See Padova 10 piece set on Amazon 

See Padova at greenpan.com

About $75 for the 8-inch/10-inch skillet set

If you want to go all the way to the low end, you should look at GreenPan Rio. If you want a low price yet a pan with some great features--features we think are worth paying a little more for--then go with GreenPan Padova.

The Rio set has bakelite handles which make them unsafe for the oven. However, the 8 inch/10 inch set is about half the cost of Padova, so you will save quite a bit if you go with Rio.

We don't recommend it, though. At about $50 for the two skillet set, Padova is still a great price (even a little less than you'd pay for a set of good quality PTFE pans like All-Clad HA1 or Anolon Nouvelle Copper). And you will get so much more joy out of using these better-constructed pans (over the Rio line). We love that the rivets have Thermolon™ coating to make cleaning even easier--and the Padova has the upgraded Thermolon™ Minerals coating, which makes these pans more durable than the older technology used on the Rio line.

These extra touches make the Padova line a great bargain.

If you want your pan to last, use non-metal utensils and wash by hand.

GreenPan Padova Rivet Callouts: The Ultimate Green Pan Review

Green Pan Padova Pro Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Thermolon MInerals coating
  • Anodized aluminum body
  • Rivets are coated with Thermolon too
  • Stainless steel handle
  •  Metal utensil safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Drip free rim
  • Oven safe to 600F (lids to 420F)
  • Limited lifetime warranty/2 yr warranty on coating.

Cons

  • Anodized aluminum body a little on the thin side
  • Not induction compatible
  • Ceramic nonstick coatings may not last very long, even with proper care
  • Lids sold separately
  • Sol-gel coating process may use carcinogenic chemicals.

GreenPan Padova Conclusion:

If you're looking for a bargain yet still want nice features like upgraded Thermolon™ Minerals coating and stainless handles, Padova is the pan for you. It's not induction compatible, but otherwise this is a nice pan at an excellent price.

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GreenPan Padova Skillet Set
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Lid Included: GreenPan Lima 12 Inch Frying Pan

GreenPan Lima W/Spaghetti: The Ultimate Green Pan Review

See GreenPan Lima buying options on Amazon 

See GreenPan Lima at greenpan.com

About $40 for the 10-inch skillet with bamboo spatula

About $30 for the 12-inch skillet with lid

The GreenPan Lima is a tried-and-true line with their standard Thermolon™ coating and it's reasonably priced. The 12 inch skillet with lid will set you back about $30. For a 12 inch pan, that's a good price--especially with the lid included.

The 10 inch pan doesn't include the lid but does come with a bamboo turner, a nice extra. It will set you back about $40 (making the 12-inch pan with lid a better deal, though these prices may change). 

Lima frying pans come in two color options, grey and bronze. The bronze is very pretty, but you will pay more for it. (Prices and links given here are for the grey option.) Bronze also does not come with any extras like a lid or bamboo turner. 

Like all GreenPan products, the Lima has a limited lifetime warranty on construction and a 2 year warranty on the Thermolon™ coating.

Amazon typically has the best prices, but check both sites to make sure before buying.

If you want your pan to last, use non-metal utensils and wash by hand.

GreenPan Lima Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 12 inch pan includes lid
  • 10 inch pan includes bamboo turner
  • Thermolon coating
  • Anodized aluminum body is scratch resistant
  • LIghtweight: 12-in. weighs 4.2lb, 10-in weighs 2.9 lbs.
  • Stainless steel handle (oven safe)
  • Drip free rim
  • Oven safe to 600F (420F with lid)
  • Limited lifetime warranty on pan/2yr. warranty on coating.

Cons

  • Not induction compatible
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Ceramic nonstick coatings may not last very long even with proper care
  • Metal utensils not recommended
  • Sol-gel coating process may use carcinogenic chemicals.

Green Pan Lima Conclusion:

The Green Pan Lima 12 inch frying pan is an economical choice, especially if you want a lid. It's not metal utensil or dishwasher safe, but since metal utensils and dishwashers are bad for all nonstick pans, you're not sacrificing anything. 

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GreenPan Lima 12In Skillet W/Lid
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Final Thoughts on GreenPan Cookware

GreenPan is a quality maker of ceramic nonstick cookware, which has both pros and cons. On the pro side, ceramic nonstick contains no PTFE, PFOA, or other PFAS and is generally considered a safer and cleaner choice than Teflon/PTFE nonstick. On the con side, ceramic nonstick tends to have an even shorter nonstick life than PTFE cookware and has almost as many use-and-care restrictions as PTFE, including low heat, no metal utensils, and washing by hand. The nanoparticles in the nonstick coating may also pose health concerns, but there isn't a lot of research available to know for sure.

Also, ceramic nonstick works best when you use a small amount of cooking oil or butter, so it's not as nonstick as PTFE.

GreenPan is our favorite ceramic nonstick brand. You'll get the same performance as you will from DTC brands like Caraway and Our Place, but for a significantly smaller investment.

The lines we like best are:

  • GP5--best all around and induction compatible, with 5mm thick body for stellar heating
  • Paris Pro--affordable and good quality
  • Padova--best bargain line
  • Lima--comes with a lid.

These lines combine the best features at the best price. 

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About the Author

The Rational Kitchen (TRK) is a collaborative effort, but the founder, editor, and writer of most of our articles is Melanie Johnson, an avid cook, kitchenware expert, and technical communications specialist for more than 20 years. Her love of cooking and the frustrating lack of good information about kitchen products led her to create The Rational Kitchen. TRK's mission is to help people make the best decisions they can when buying kitchen gear. 

When not working on product reviews, Melanie enjoys reading, playing with her dog Ruby, vintage video games, and spending time outdoors and with her family.

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  1. Thank you for doing this review. I would like to know what pan(s) you use, since you do a lot of research.
    Also, what type of pans do you use for making soups; and roasting chicken/veggies in the oven.
    Do you cook with olive oil? Funny thing, on GreenPan's website they routinely say to not cook with olive oil, yet in many of their recipes, they list olive oil as an ingredient. I love cooking with a little olive oil when roasting veggies so I have been trying to figure out which pan to get. Stainless Steel or ceramic.
    Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Yvette, Thanks for your comment. I have both PTFE and ceramic nonstick, and I don’t use either of them very often. The PTFE is an All Clad HA1 skillet that I use occasionally for eggs or candying nuts and other sticky things. The ceramic nonstick is a 2 qt GreenPan saucepan I use exclusively for oatmeal (and so far it’s great). For most other tasks I use All-Clad or Demeyere clad stainless; I have an All-Clad 6 qt deep saute pan that I frequently use for soups and stews (it’s one of my favorite pieces!) and several other pieces of AC and Demeyere including sauce pans, skillets, sauciers and saute pans. I have a lovely Copper Core saute pan that I don’t use very often simply because I prefer a skillet. My Demeyere Proline skillet is the nicest piece of cookware I own–it’s wonderful (but heavy). I also have older All Clad LTD I “inherited” when my husband and I moved in together; it’s also fabulous cookware, but IMO not as pretty as the clad stainless (and now discontinued, sadly). And some other Copper Core, which is also very nice cookware. (As you can imagine, I have a lot of cookware, a lot of it pieces left over from testing.) I also have a Lodge cast iron skillet that’s great for many things. For oven braising I have a fairly new le Creuset 6.75qt Dutch oven which is fabulous (I highly recommend this piece! See our article on it for more info.). I also have an old le Creuset 5.5 qt I use pretty much just for baking sourdough boules now. Oh, and another, smaller LC I use for side dishes like scalloped potatoes. It’s hard to beat LC for any sort of oven braising (less expensive brands of enameled cast iron will also work–see our recommendations here). And if I’m making a big batch of something I use my LC for soups and stews instead of my AC pan. I have stainless Dutch ovens because they come with a set but I rarely use them for anything–making popcorn is the only thing I can think of off the top of my head.

      For roasting meats, I have an AC roasting pan. Have had it for almost 20 years and it’s great. We also do a lot of meat on our Big Green Egg (which I love because it’s less work for me). 🙂

      As for cooking oil, I switched from olive oil to avocado oil a few years ago. Avocado oil has a higher smoke point, so it’s better for cooking. I avoid using seed and vegetable oils (corn, canola, grapeseed, soybean, etc.) and try to avoid buying products made with them like bottled dressings, mayonnaise, etc. I keep good EVOO on hand as well for dressing salads. I think low heat cooking is fine for olive oil but if you like to crank up the heat, you should use a more stable oil. Of course, that’s just my opinion, and you should do your own research.

      As for stainless vs. ceramic, there are reasons to have both. My biggest gripe with nonstick is that it doesn’t last, and most of it ends up in landfills–when you have to replace cookware every few years, that’s a LOT of landfill waste. A few makers have recycling programs; we are going to do an article on this in the near future (I think it would be a great way to pick out your nonstick cookware). Anyway, I use stainless or cast iron for the vast majority of cooking and reserve my nonstick for specific tasks–this way I hope to get many years of life out of my nonstick pans.

      I hope this was helpful. I highly recommend that you do your own research. Everyone’s cooking style is different, and what works for me might not work for you. Also, you don’t have to buy top dollar clad stainless brands. There are good Chinese imports to be found that cost a lot less if you’re on a budget. (Again, check out our many articles about clad stainless cookware.) There’s really no one size fits all for cookware. You can also check out some of our other cookware articles that may help you out. Thanks again for your comment!

  2. I am afraid your review is just simply not true. We (and 72% of 62 reviews of people on Trustpilot is that these pans are not wort the money and that there is no customer service available. Please see the correspondence we had with their customer service (my order and details of my pans were included . Clearly nobody read it!!

    Dear GreenPan,

    My order has arrived today and I was very excited to open it and cook with it. I have washed my pots and pans with a mild detergent, dried it and rearranged most of my kitchen to accommodate it. I have bought some lovely organic food and put my frying pan with some sunflower oil on a mild gas hob. Within a minute or two the entire kitchen was flooded with a very strong chemical smell from the pan! I could not believe it. I took it off the cooker and smelled it, both inside and outside smelled very strongly. At this point the entire kitchen was really smelly .

    I left it to cool down and took the smaller pan. I washed this one twice just to be sure, dried it, put sunflower oil in it and switched gas on a medium to low . This pan was also smelly! I had the medium pot from the same set full of rice next it. I binned all the rice I cooked (I did not notice smell from the pot but did not trust any of it by now).

    Suffice to say I am very very disappointed. I have examined the box, read everything on it and still no mention of any special things to do, smell or anything. I bought this set only because you say on your website it is toxic fumes free. The smell was very unpleasant and so was the smell of oil after it had been heated in it.

    I have actually bought your wok and another frying pan (from the same range as the wok) and neither have smelled on the cooker. They both arrived from Amazon a few days ago and I cooked with them. What is wrong with this set that has arrived today (shipping message is below)?

    I was planning to write a review of cookware and include yours for non – toxic variation, but now I am not sure. Can someone please call me?

    Thank you

    Dear ,

    There is a big chance the pan’s handle is a Bakelite handle and the pan is not placed correctly onto the stovetop (mostly gas), allowing direct heat to get in contact with the handle, releasing a strong smell and even burning the handle. If that is the case, we advise to cook on a burner that is similar or slightly smaller in base diameter to the pan you have selected. When using gas operated stove tops, the flames should not go over the side of the pan.

    If the frypan is fitted with a stainless steel handle, it is more difficult to address the smell. We do advise to wash the pan before first use as we cannot know where and how the pan was stored before being bought. After all, the Thermolon coating does not contain any kind of material that changes chemically, therefore there is no chance fumes or smells coming from the coating itself.

    Do all your pans from the Sofia set have the same problem?

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi B Krstovic, Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry you had a bad experience with GreenPan. If you read other articles on our site, you will discover that nonstick cookware is not our first choice for the vast majority of things. But people want it–it’s a multi-billion dollar per year market–so we test and review it. We can only share our experiences with the cookware, and ours was different than yours. Also, we look at hundreds of reviewer comments to see how the cookware is perceived on as large a scale as we can; not only that, but we test reviews for honesty and accuracy with Fakespot.com. The vast majority of GreenPan reviews on Amazon get good marks on Fakespot. Meaning that the vast majority of people love this cookware, or at least had no major problems with it.
      I looked on Trustpilot, but I couldn’t find a category for GreenPan (no reviews). Perhaps you are not in the US? Or you’ve confused GreenPan with GreenLife? Not sure what’s going on there. I will say, though, that often these sites are places for people to complain, so reviews can often skew negative.
      I’m not sure what the smell of your cookware was, but it was not our experience and not the experience of most of the reviewers on Amazon or the other sites we researched. As the reply to your letter said, there’s nothing in GreenPan coatings that could “burn” or smell off, which according to our research is true. It was likely the handle or perhaps some plastic left on the pan inadvertently (which I have done myself–why in the world do makers put plastic labels on the BOTTOM side of pans???)
      Overall, we found the cookware to be good quality, and a better (safer) option than much of the nonstick cookware imported from China, and the majority of Amazon reviewers agree with us. You may have a point about poor customer service, as we did not deal with them at all. But it appears that you did get a response, though I agree they should be more willing to make it right for you. Sadly, you probably have to buy premium brands at premium prices (All-Clad, Demeyere) to get that kind of service these days; most nonstick cookware customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
      We will make a note about your experience, and keep our eyes peeled for more like this. If we find them, we will certainly update the article. Thanks again for your comment.

    2. I have just been doing a bit of research prior to possibly buying a GP set and one of the recommendations I have encountered is not using seed oils, or any oil with a low smoke point, with this cookware. As the reviewer apparently used sunflower oil for the two problem trials, this may be the problem. If the oil recommendation was not included in the instructions, that would be GP's bad.

      1. Hi B, That’s an interesting point. I doubt that sunflower oil–or any seed oil–would cause a “chemical” smell. It’s much more likely that it was the handle, which on the Sofia collection is bakelite (aka plastic). Also, sunflower oil has a pretty high smoke point, at 450F. So I think the issue was either the plastic handle or possibly a sticker inadvertently left on the underside of the pan.

        We are curious as to where you found this info about GreenPan and seed oils. Their website recommends not using extra-virgin olive oil or other oils with a low smoke point, but does not call out seed oils specifically (possibly because many of them have high smoke points). If you could, please let us know where you got this info? (BTW, GP’s advice on oils is true for all cookware, not just GreenPan: don’t use oils with a low smoke point.)

        Cooking oils in general are an interesting topic with ceramic nonstick like GreenPan. It generally can withstand VERY high heat without harm to the pan, and is also very un-reactive, so I’m not sure why GP has any recommendations about which oils to use. It’s something we should probably dig into and understand better.

        Having said all of that, seed oils are extremely unhealthy and NOBODY should be using them. More and more evidence is coming to light about how unhealthy they are. I am not a nutritionist, but staying away from seed oils is one way to ensure better health and probably longer life. Safe oils and fats include olive oil (not EV), avocado oil, butter, ghee, and lard which has not been hydrogenated (which they do to make it shelf stable).

        Maybe we will do an article on this, citing references.

  3. I’m not pleased with these pans. I have a glass top stove. The pans are stored inside a cabinet and is not close to anything that would scratch them but there are some chips or deep scratches on the bottom. I would appreciate your help and advise. Purchased at Bed,Bath&Beyond. Uncomfortable with their response. I
    Thank you Joseph Beasley

    1. I’m sorry you’re unhappy with these pans. I’m not sure if you’re saying your cooktop is scratched, or the pan bottoms are scratched. Either way, if you’re unhappy with them, you should be able to return them to BB&B. If they won’t take them, then you can try GreenPan customer service. Here is GreenPan USA’s contact page: https://www.greenpan.us/contact-us

      You might also want to try BB&B again. But they have a 90 day return policy, so if you’re past that, then you’ll probably have to go through GreenPan. I’ve heard mixed things about GreenPan customer support; they might be helpful and they might not. If the pans were scratched or chipped when you bought them, there should be no problem with a return. I’ve found that if I’m polite yet firm about the fact that I am unhappy with THEIR product, they tend to try their best to make me happy. I’ve had great luck with this attitude (as long as I get an actual human and not a computer).

  4. I am having trouble determining which pans have the diamond reinforced coating. GreenPan's website states that the coating on the Chatham is reinforced with diamonds, but doesn't apply the Diamond Advanced label. This article suggests that the Chatham line does not use diamond reinforced technology. Is there any way to clear this up? In general, I do not understand the difference between Chatham and Canterbury.

    1. Hi Andy, Yes, it can be hard to tell which lines have which coatings, especially now that they’re saying the coatings are diamond reinforced but not using the proper name. I have also been confused recently on this point. However, I’m pretty sure that Chatham has the original Thermolon coating. The Canterbury has the Diamond Advanced coating, so that’s the main difference between them.

      If we find out any more information, we will let you know.

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