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OrGREENic Cookware?

So I was up early this morning and all that was on were infomercials. But one caught my eye -- OrGREENic cookware. Supposedly ceramic non-stick cookware that can withstand high temperatures and of course, use less oil.

Any CH'ers have any experience with this stuff? Or is it too new? I know the idea is right, that ceramics can take much more high heat, but wanted to check with a community I trust rather than other online testimonials.

http://www.Orgreenic.com

Thanks!!

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  1. stomsf,

    I have never heard of this pan, but the infomercial irritates me. My guess is this OrGREENic is not much different than the original Green Pan which uses ceramic and silicon. Most people claim the Green Pan works well in the beginning and fail after a few weeks. There is a good reason why most people are not using the Green Pan still.

    1. I ordered the pan they offer for trial..it is great..and we want to order the rest but we also can't find any place where it is reviewed..especially for long time use..(does it hold up). However, the one pan we have is wonderful.

      1. Thanks to you both. Chemicalkinetics, from what I can tell it's not quite the same as the Green Pan, which I agree seems like a piece of crap based on what I can find on the web about it.

        Thanks Mary -- I may take the plunge and do their trial offer, which for now has a the entire set for sale. My only reservation is what I perceive as "shenanigans" from their sales staff -- when I called to try to get just the pan, they said they don't have that offer anymore and wanted to charge me more. Don't like the sales tactics, but hopeful that the cookware is good stuff.

        If I do buy/try, I'll post a review -- any other input from anyone else who has used this stuff is welcome!

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        1. re: stomsf

          Stomsf,

          Thanks. I was going to ask you for the writing a review on it -- if you buy it. I have no doubt it will work in the beginning, so keep us update regularly if it continue to work.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            I ordered their small introductory frying pan and no where does it mention the shipping would be $30.00 to Canada. The shipping appears to be $7.00 I believe. Once you press to confirm your order that's when you are hit with the $30.00 charge to ship to Canada. From that point you can not go back.

          2. re: stomsf

            I went on their website to order the trial pan because I knew they would try to get me to order more. After I finished filling out the form for the trial pan and clicked continue it went to a page and offered you a deal for the whole set at so many monthly payments of $29.95......I said no (only 2 options to continue...yesor no) it then asked me if I wanted to make only one payment? Yes or No.....I again said no. It then took me to a page and asked me to take a survey to save 29.99 shipping and once again I said no....but it took me to the survey page anyway and once on the page you only had one option.....take the survey. I couldn't understand why I was taking a survey to save 29.99 when the shipping on the trial offer was only $6 something?
            Well the next day I found out why......even though I had clicked the NO button all the way through the process it it went ahead and put me in for the whole set and my account was charged $209.93 (the full Payment for the Whole set). When I called about it the Lady asked me why I took the survey if I only wanted the trial pan and she would try but didn't know if I could get a refund. I told her I did click the NO button and it went into the survey anyway there was no other option. To make a longer story short, she made me so frustrated by trying to say that I was stuck with the purchase because of theiir crooked website that I finally told her they had better cance the whole order and refund the payment or I'd file fraud. They did cancel the order and after a few days I did get the refund back into my account. The funny thing is....if they had put me in for the whole order and did the monthly payments....I probably would have kept it. By them doing this tricky business.....just caused a snowball effect of overdrafts in my account....now I just have a huge expense anyway and no new cookware to try out. If it worked the way they said on the infomercial....eventually I probalbly would have bought the whole set. I guess we both loose.

            1. re: keelover2

              I would have gotten really upset over this. I really hate to waste time to argue over a bill on phone which usually takes a long time (>30 minute), wait for my refund, and frustration. Those have a cost too.

              1. re: keelover2

                I hope you talked to your bank about this. There are procedures for wrongful Internet charges so you know for next time.

                1. re: keelover2

                  seems like the informercial was trying to dupe you
                  not sure if this set you're speaking of is the one by Todd English or the newer ones that I see now. for all I know they are all pretty much the same thing anyway.
                  the new informercial for the green or blue "same thing" pans are at WallyWorld for $19.99 for the10" fry/saute pan. > I'm sure many know that WallyWorld has many of the informercia items on one aisle in their store. not a great bargain except to save on shipping but at least you can try it that way.

              2. i also saw the info commerical icalled the number as advertised at 1-800-745-1339 i could bearly understand the customer service rep but she kept trying to get me to buy the cookwear but she could not give me the website where i could see the product therefore i really don;t trust the commerical money is too hard to get to be con out of it,so i guess if they come up with a web site that is legal i would consider buying.

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                1. re: audrey1948

                  the website is www.orgreenic.com and they have the special trial pan on it.

                2. So I made the mistake of falling for this crappy infomercial and boy am I sorry now. Like others have said, the call center this company outsources to apparently doesn't screen their phone agents for language capabilities and it was difficult to understand the young lady that was taking my order. She, too, was trying to get me to purchase other stuff and I had to ask her several times to confirm the amount that I was going to be charged because it frequently sounded like she was adding things to my order that I had not approved. I received the shipment along with an invoice for double the amount I thought I was going to be paying, based on the informercial, and when I called customer service I was told that there was never, ever an offer that I was describing - even though that same commercial was on at the very moment she made that statement. I even held the phone up to the TV to prove that I wasn't making up my own pricing. And this stuff is flimsy as all get out. It's going back for a full refund, even if I have to get the states Attorney General involved. Don't waste your time or your money.

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                  1. re: mommahonee

                    So are you saying that (1) customer service intentionally or unintentionally charged you too much and (2) the products are not that great?

                    1. re: mommahonee

                      I have had the pan for at least 2 months..it has been great..and NOT flimsy at all. I ordered on the website. It is a heavy pan and so far so good. I intend to order the set after another month or two..but at this time I can see no problem at all.

                      1. re: mommahonee

                        I have to confirm some of the underhand practices. On the other hand the pan feels solid and so far delivers as promised.

                        I ordered after an infomercial on Dec 16 but the pan arrived only today Jan 13. This is because I refused to pay a surcharge for "speedy delivery". Not only do I consider such an extra unfair but it was doubly unfair that they wanted it. I ordered right when the infomercial boomed promise of speedy delivery for no extra charge "if you order right now". Bad faith. What promised denied.

                        The saleswoman was very articulate and well spoken and seemed to have some patience with me, which was nice. But at the same time she tried very hard to stretch me at all possible moments. I was determined to get JUST the pan and nothing else. First she wanted to sell the whole set. Declined. Then half a set. Declined. Finally just one more larger pan for the price of the first one and without additional shipping. Accepted. Then she was pushing lids for both pans. Declined. I had her read the final order twice. She was trying to sneak in the lids. I had the order re-read to make sure no lids were there.

                        There was no confirmation email after the deal even though I requested it. I called in and they said they send the email only after shipping.

                        Today I received the order and got violet with rage. There was the 9" pan I ordered. And there was a large 11" LID I NEVER ORDERED and did my best to avoid!! And there was no 11" pan.

                        I read the invoice. It said that I ordered "orgreenic essentials" for some 40++ bucks. What is "orgreenic essentials??!! What a code language is that. Instead of itemizing plainly and clearly 9" pan for 19.99 and 11" pan 19.99 they muddled up. At this point I did not believe it was a mistake...it felt like one big intentional strategy to stretch me and erase the evidence. I called them immediately. (No, I did not tell the guy I was livid with rage). I explained I received 9" pan and 11" lid that I NEVER ordered. The guy asked whether there was also 11" pan. NO. To my surprise he will send me the missing second pan.

                        If he does I am happy about this part. (I will let you know if he did.)

                        I fully understand mammahonee and her decision to return the shipment immediately. Had they not set the things straight my package would have been on its return trip at this very moment.

                        There is this issue with web page. When I was looking for it high and low the day after I ordered I could not find anything. There was just one defunct domain no longer in use with dubious references. No confirmation email either. So I though I was taken in. Strangely, I remembered the phone number (even though not written down) and got their explanation (above). Now after a month they set up their web page and advertised the fact on the invoice. I checked the same web address I tried a month before and expected nothing. But the web is there. Including unbelievably inflated prices. So I could be even happy that I got my pan for "just" $19.99 (the web would charge me miserly $129.99). The lid that came in error was offered for $9.99 on the phone but you can see it on the web for $39.

                        Unbelievable. So I guess I can be happy even for the bad lid.... as a "good value" after seeing all that.

                        So you can see those guys have their fair share of unfair sale tactics.

                        About the pan itself I am VERY HAPPY so far. I did the seasoning (put oil all over the green surface and let it on medium until it starts smoking). I will care not to stress it with temperature extremes. I will not use dishwasher. Thank you for advice.

                        I did eggs w/o oil. Fantastic. It peeled off nicely and did not stick. Also it tastes differently than the oil shell you get from a regular pan with oil. It even creates tasty crusty surface. The pan itself retains heat much longer than a regular metal pan.

                        For now I am happy about my order.

                        I will not run my truck over the pan (as in the infomercial). But I will let you know if the pan develops issues.

                        1. re: nehopsa

                          This read like a horror story. I don't think I can order this pan and go through the emotional frustration even if this pan can talk to me.

                          1. re: nehopsa

                            Update: THE PAN ARRIVED AS THEY PROMISED. They sent me a 11" lid I did not ordered originally instead of 11" pan I did. It scared me out as I considered that another round of unfair sale tactics. I am so happy it was not and they seem not to be that bad after all. It took some three weeks for the pan to arrive but arrived it did.
                            I should apologize a bit. I am posting this update for you to have the complete picture. They keep their word. In my case they were VERY nice and also allowed me to keep the lid they sent in error.

                            As for the pan itself after 3 weeks it still performs nicely. It is my favorite for breakfast eggs/sausage/bacon. It takes much less time to heat up than electric griddle or even other pans and the results are superior w/o any oil. Even if it can SEEM it sticks from time to time (at first after you cover colder surface with egg) it does not in fact. You just leave your eggs in a little longer and sure they will peel off nicely. (I am not using it that heavy as other users reporting problems and I will see later if it keeps this way after longer period).

                            I am not a very proficient cook. My experience is very positive so far.

                          2. re: mommahonee

                            You can dispute the charges on your credit card. Let the CC company go after them.

                          3. OK, received the set last night. First impressions:

                            Cookware seems solid. They recommend a quick seasoning of the finish with vegetable oil, which was quick and painess. Got it right after dinner so didn't get a chance to whip anything up last night, but this morning used the 9" pan to fry up some eggs for breakfast.

                            Didn't use any oil at all as there was some residual on the pan from the seasoning the night before. First impression was that I was not going to be happy as it looked as if the eggs were sticking and going to be a mess. However when prodded slightly with a spatula the eggs slid right off. Nice surprise.

                            Cleanup was quick with a quick wipe of a moist sponge. Downside is that the cookware is not recommended for the dishwasher and there are multiple recommendations not to shock the surface (i.e. take it off the flame and then run water on it) so I'll have to watch my DH and make sure he doesn't ruin the new pans.

                            Overall feel is good and solid. Pan does not seem to be flimsy at all -- have yet to unpack the rest of the set as I wanted to ensure that I wasn't totally getting ripped off before unpacking everything.

                            Thanks for the tip on the bill -- I'll be sure to check. The Customer Service reps I spoke to seemed to be well spoken and overall I'd give them a middle of the road rating -- not the worst I have spoken to and certainly not the best, but capable.

                            Will report back after a few days and the big dinner party we have planned for Saturday. :o)

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                            1. re: stomsf

                              Thanks. Keep us update. A lot of people who complain about Greenpans said they work well in the beginning but not two months after or so. Don't forget to update us.

                              1. re: stomsf

                                How did you season your pan? They did not send me any instructions. thanks gloria
                                gloriaflower@opendoor.com

                                  1. re: ApartmentDweller

                                    Interesting link AD. Don't think it's the same thing, however if the OrGreenics don't work out and I send them back I have a new product to try. :o) Have you tried it yourself?

                                    1. re: stomsf

                                      Hi Stromsf. No, I am just browsing and was wondering if anyone here had tried it or knew anything about it. Since there is a 30-day risk-free trial, I may just take the plunge....

                                      1. re: ApartmentDweller

                                        Sigh. Did some more Googling and came across this, which contained two negative reviews.

                                        http://momof2andwife.blogspot.com/200...

                                        So I'll not be ordering this. There is one called "SAFEPAN" featured in some YT videos; I will check that out.

                                    2. re: ApartmentDweller

                                      I just popped on here to investigate this orgreenic infomercial I saw and started reading all of these posts when I came accross yours for the mercola healthy chef line of cookware. Though the person who rosted right arter you amazingly had a good experience with this stuff I had a horrible one and I am currently still fighting for a refund with mercola and dealing with the IL attorney general's office where they operate from. i paid $300+ for the cookwar set that came with two pots, two pans and 3 lids (I'n sure you know the set that I speak of). When I first recieved it I only had time to use the small pan because I had a long trip planned but right off I found out that it stuck like CRAZY and burned EVERYTHING even with tons of oil (which negates the "healthy" cooking claim they make). When I called to return it (you have 30 days but you pay the $30+ shipping) the gal assured me that I wouldn't have that problem with the other ones and that she personally owned them and had never heard my complaint. So I decided to give it another try after I returned from my trip which of course screwed me on the return policy. Sure enough every pan was absolutely horrible-they all did the same thing to the food even following the directions of use exactly. The same pot brushed against one of my other pots in the cabinet and a huge chunk cracked and broke off within the first 4 times of putting it away, and there were about 10 chips in each of the lids (I am very gental on my cookware, especially the most expensive cookware in my kitchen). I pulled the large skillet pan out of the bottom cabinet and it slipped out of my hand from about 3" off the ground and it shattered into about 20 pieces. The large pot...even noodles stick to the bottom when boiling so I have shredded noodles for dinner when I use it. Currently the enamel started to bubble up all over the surface of the bottom...and when I had that same pot in the oven @ 375 with a roast, the lid started to MELT!!! By the time I figured out that this stuff was bad news it had been 3 months since purchase and they refused to do anything for me, even though I laid out in numerous letters how their add for it on the website flat out lies about the product. After that I found tons of other people blogging about this stuff who had worse experience with than me...and I saw it in my consumer reports magazine as a DO NOT BUY rating. They even said that it burned everything. I hope you did not buy it, but if you did I hope instead that it was actually what was promised...

                                      1. re: crazytina77

                                        I hate my orgreenic pan. Everything sticks in it, with or without any oil. I followed directions, have not touched the surface with anything harsher than a rubber coated spatchula. The only thing that cooks well in it are frozen veggies. Don't bother with bacon, sausage, or anything with sugar in it. I won't even try to return it. I figure its a cheap lesson and I wouldn't walk across the street to relace it with another one, even if it was free.

                                    3. re: gloria Stone

                                      Pretty simple instructions -- put a light coating of vegetable oil into the pan, put on medium flame/heat until it's lightly smoking, let it cool and it's seasoned.

                                  2. I would like to know where this Cookware Set is Made?

                                    Thank you,

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                                    1. re: newo

                                      Made in China. Found the stamp on the bottom of the pan this morning. :o)

                                    2. So here we are with a two week update. Still enjoying the cookware, will likely keep it. Cleanup still a breeze and cooking while not completely oil free has been oil-reduced.

                                      Using the fry pan every day for eggs and the dutch oven for making pasta (about 2x per week). Trying to get as much use out of it during the test period, but as I said above there's a better chance we'll keep it.

                                      1. We bought the Orgreenic set before Christmas. The set arrived within a week, but the griddle was bent. They were aware of the problem, but we still have not received a new one.

                                        We use these A LOT, like every day. On first use, they were quite good. I had more trouble with eggs than the informercial, but still quite good. They also seem very well made, and strangely enough, seem to cook faster than our other pans.

                                        But now, a month later, they are not nearly as non-stick. I even tried the 'seasoning' instructions, despite their claim that I should only do that twice a year. It has not gotten any better. Food definitely sticks, and cleanup is much more difficult. I suspect that they were treated with something, that was designed to keep them non-stick until after the warranty period, and I just used mine too much. They will be going back.

                                        I am very wary of informercials. When I first saw Orgreenic, I thought 'why are these on TV, and not in a department store or chef store?' I think I know why.

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                                        1. re: TobyJ

                                          I hope you were able to get your money back.

                                        2. My new Orgreenic frying pan arrived today and I was excited because I thought I have finally found a frying pan that might help me.
                                          BIG DISSAPOINTMENT!!
                                          You have to "season" this pan just like cast iron and they recommend you do it twice a year. I did as it said and now I think I might have to go rent an asphault chipper to get the egg off the bottom.
                                          The pan was $19.95 then they added $6.99 Processing/Handling. There was also to be a food Chopper FREE......that too they added another $6.99 Handling. Total bill came to $33.93. It took quite awhile to get here but I didn't count the weeks. the food chopper is a little piece of crap not worth shipping.
                                          Here's the pic. I will call their 800 number tomorrow.
                                          I tried to include a photo but can't make the thing work.

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                                          1. re: doug Petok

                                            What do you expect to get out of calling their 800 number? You will probably waste 15 minutes if not longer of your valuable time. In the best case scenario, they will take the pan back and refund you, but you will pay for shipping.

                                            I will just suck it up, admit making a mistake and hang the pan on the wall as a reminder.

                                            1. re: doug Petok

                                              Yes, the chopper is crap and not worth the shipping. Worth some 2 bucks. It is exactly the same "innovative" type I had used (and threw away after it got blunt in short order) some 30 years ago in a communist country back then. Cleaning the chopper is a pain. Well, they did a little upgrade so now it can be at least assembled/disassembled but a pain it is.

                                              1. re: doug Petok

                                                Couple of things: seasoning a pan isn't a bit deal, it takes about 10 minutes to season a pan. Secondly, offers like that ALWAYS tell you about the separate S&H for the free item you're getting, so that's really no reason to dis the product. As for all the bad experiences with the phone reps, GO ONLINE!! They offer the SAME DEAL there and you don't have to deal with a person at all!! I just ordered my 9" pan and it took about 5 minutes. I am looking forward to trying this product. I am not one to call on every tv offer out there, but this one actually looks decent, and has more good reviews than bad. As a matter of fact, all the bad reviews are for the customer service, I have yet to hear a bad review about the product at all

                                                1. re: Jalaryde

                                                  I purchased the 9" skillet for $9.99 and got a second one FREE ...lol...but after all of the shipping and handling, it ended up costing me almost $34.00. :0( Can't remember the exact amount. They took 5 weeks to arrive but they came very well packaged and arrived April 12th. We love omelets so that's the main reason I ordered the pans. When I opened them I washed them with soap and water, dried them and then wiped them with vegetable oil to start the seasoning process. I put them on medium heat. I was worried that I wasn't seeing them smoke but after 7 minutes I could see slight smoke coming off of them so I turned off the heat and let them cool completely, just like it said. Then I wiped them out with a dry paper towel and made us a couple omelets. At first I thought it might stick but after a quick shake they released and I had the best omelets EVER!!! Now they never stick. I don't know about anyone else but I am thrilled with them for now and I keep them clean and wipe them after each use with oil (which I remove) before storing. Sorry for those of you who haven't had good experiences with the pans.

                                                  1. re: Gareysgal

                                                    Report back in six or seven month and update us on your experience. Many people who report good initial experience seem to start having problems with food sticking about that timeframe. (Or sometimes sooner than that.)

                                                    1. re: al b. darned

                                                      al b.
                                                      yep, our kids loved theirs 'at first'.

                                                    2. re: Gareysgal

                                                      <Sorry for those of you who haven't had good experiences with the pans.>

                                                      More than half of the buyers have problem with the sale tactic, and many also found the nonstick property disappear in about 6 months (of course, I assume that would depend on the usage frequency) -- as al b, darned said.

                                                  2. re: doug Petok

                                                    That was also my experience, although I did find my pan at Fred Meyer, so didn't have to pay postage. It's a piece of crap as far as cooking goes. It's heavy enough, not flimsy or anything, but just DOES NOT COOK WITHOUT STICKING. I will not ever even consider buying another one like it. Lesson learned.

                                                  3. OK, now it's been over a month and still going strong!

                                                    Still non-stick. Still very simple to clean, usually a quick rinse and a wipe with a sponge and we're all set. Have baked on some pretty gunky cheesy stuff and it has wiped away cleanly.

                                                    Have had heavy use of the fry pan daily, between breakfast and some dinners. The larger saucepan (with the steamer basket) has only been used once. The griddle never.

                                                    I have also been treating ut well -- all hand washed and never use non-stick sprays. I believe that may have been my downfall with previous pans.

                                                    But I'm a happy customer with the Orgreenics. Agree that after the first week we haven't used the chopper, and except for the spork we threw away the utensils that came with the set.

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                                                    1. re: stomsf

                                                      Thanks for the update Stomsf. If anything changes in the future, please let us know.

                                                    2. Thanks for all your feedback. As a result, I was very firm with Customer Service when I ordered that I ONLY wanted the small pan, no covers. I also ordered the cookbook and chopper. No e-mail confirmation though. I thought, I'll just give it time and see if I actually receive it. No charge on my credit card yet either. Finally after one month and four days, I received the shipment. I received everything I ordered and nothing else (surprise). In the box was the invoice. I didn't check my credit card yet, but I assume they charged me. I agree that the chopper looks like junk and also looks hard to wash. I'll let you know how the pan works. I'm hoping that all the good reviews are also my experience. So, my advice to new customers is to be VERY FIRM with the customer service rep. And get an order number (which I forgot to do) if you need to call them and check. Write down their phone number. Thank you to everyone who's contributing. I'll give another report about the pan itself. The cookbook is nice, even has a recipe for Indian Biryani. Yum.

                                                      1. I have been using Farberware I got as a wedding gift in 1980 every day. I also use cast iron skillets my dad handed down, that are older than me. I do have some Italian "non-stick" pans that are about to be tossed out...but when I saw the green pan infomercial I wanted to find out more...So I did some investigation. Not only are they made in China, but the plant that makes them uses 'near slave' laborers mostly political prisoners. I still needed more info, so I did some checking with some consumer guide advocate's. What I found out is these pans do not hold up with continued use, and are a waste of money. So, if you do use them, beware of the ramifications.

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                                                        1. re: pleasant kitchen cuisine

                                                          ok ya'll let me tell you about cookware that rocks
                                                          we bought a 10 piece set of swiss diamond non stick about
                                                          6 years ago this stuff is great, expencive, but great
                                                          i've even taken this camping and used it over a camp fire
                                                          life time warranty with no info mercials
                                                          check out the website swissdiamondusa.com
                                                          you will not regret it. i'm 50 and i learned to cook from my nanna on cast and copperware
                                                          this is the bomb

                                                          1. re: cookinman

                                                            Thanks for the comment on Swiss Diamond. Saw them at a cooking shop in Wimberly, TX and was impressed with the quality and claims. They were on sale for 50% off and should have bought them then. Have not seen them as cheap since.

                                                        2. does anyone know if this kind of cookware is 'bird safe'? We have 3 birds which reside in the kitchen and cannot use any teflon/non-stick pans because of the noxious fumes that they emit. Humans are safe, but it is deadly to little birds. Thanks.

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                                                          1. re: c3d

                                                            c3d, I have a Macaw and use this pan ALL the time with no problems.

                                                          2. OK, time for another update.

                                                            Still pretty happy with the set. Long gone is my option to send it back, but that's not a big deal to me now. Scrambled eggs/egg whites do tend to stick in the pan, leaving a bit of a sticky mess, but after the pan cools the mess just slides out of the pan, easily. The pots have been great, no issues. Have not found an opportunity to use the griddle yet so it remains lonely in the cupboard.

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                                                            1. re: stomsf

                                                              Good. Why is it not an option to send it back? Is it because it has some 90 days money back thing? Do the eggs always stick to the pan from the beginning or do the eggs start to stick recently?

                                                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                I think it was 30 days.

                                                                Regular eggs are OK but scrambled are usually a mess. But an easily cleaned up mess. I don't recall if it was that way from the beginning or not.

                                                            2. Anyone know about the safety of the material they use in this pan..like the ceramic or whatever? I'm more concerned with than (I only use cast iron) but don't see anything about it in the posts.

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                                                              1. re: crazytina77

                                                                Hi Tina -- sorry about your experience with the Mercola, as you wrote above. Sounds painful.

                                                                As for your question about safety, I assume you are referring to the fragility of the cookware; i.e. will you have a repeat of your Mercola pan shattering on the floor? If that is the case I would not worry -- there is only a ceramic surface to the pan itself; that layer is bonded or on top of a metal base pan. I have found the Orgreenic cookware to be durable and nice to cook on.

                                                                Though some really sticky things (scrambled eggs, really starchy noodles) will stick, I do find the clanup is very easy.... as soon as the area is flooded with water the sticky mess seems to lift right off of the surface of the pan. I am a happy customer.

                                                              2. I just recieved my OrGreenic cook ware set today after a long delay. I ordered it from their web site as I have found that all infomercials when you try to order by phone try to sell you more stuff no matter what the product is. I upped my order to the two pan delux basic set with lids and waited for almost a month before recieving to my surprise and delight, the entire 16 piece set at no additional charge. Along with the set I got a memo stating that they were sorry for the delay, but that they were all sold out of their delux basic sets and so as to not delay my order any longer were shipping me the whole set. This set of cook ware is beautiful to look at and very substancial and well built. The set is much nicer then the Wolfgang Puck set I bought from QVC several years ago. This set works as advertised, take note, you must season the pans with oil before first use.

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                                                                1. re: Shadowdancer

                                                                  Hi, Shadowdancer.

                                                                  Guess what, same thing happened to me. I waited a month, received the "sorry for the delay" notices and a courtesy 16 piece set a"t no additional charge" ------------- only they overcharged me $29.99. I called last Wednesday and had to fax the email confirmation and invoice showing the lower dollar amount. They said someone would get back to me in 24-72 hours - no one did. So I called again today. I asked to speak with someone else and they gave me the corporate office phone number. I had to fax the invoice to someone there and should hear back from them. So we'll see.

                                                                  Now I attempted to season mine this morning per directions, but it never smoked, and I watched it for quite a bit, and decided enough was enough as the oil was starting to brown. I let it cool down and then washed with soap and water, The oil appeared to stick in small speckles, and I think I got most of it clean. Any idea what happened? I then fried two eggs and they did not slide across the pan, I had to lift them off with a spatula and the eggs did cook to the pan. Some soap and water cleaned the pan, better than the pans I have been using - but not as demonostrated on TV. I'm hoping to have better luck next time.

                                                                2. So the frying pan has bitten the dust. Left it on the stove when seasoning it and forgot about it for about 10 minutes... came back and the finish where there was no oil had blackened and gotten gummy and sticky. :-( Oh well, it was good for a few months but I guess with daily use we're hard on pans.

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                                                                  1. re: stomsf

                                                                    Thanks for the update stomsf. These information are really helpful for others.

                                                                    Why do you have to seasoning it again? Are you supposed to season it every once awhile? You may able to remove that gummy sticky oil residue by soaking it in baking soda solution (a lot of baking soda and not too much water). That is how I do it when my seasoning go wrong on my carbon steel wok.

                                                                    Reading your above messages, it seems the frying pan is starting to show sign of failing. Maybe that is why you tried to season it again? 4-8 months is about the timeframe I hear for various green pans and organic pans. They work nice in the beginning, but does not last very long.

                                                                    Have you considered going for just plain carbon steel pan or cast iron pan? In my opinion, those last for years if not decades. As such, they are the true environmental friendly pans.

                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                      Thanks Chemicalkinetics -- started another thread on precisely that topic and yes I'm considering those options.

                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                        I have had the fry pan abt a year..I didn't read any instructions to "season" it. I also put in dishwasher (top rack). Still doing good.

                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                          Chemicalkinetics - Would this work on a cast iron wok, as well? I noticed that after several uses mine started getting sticky around the top, where the food doesn't normally make it while cooking. I always wipe it down with oil for storage, as my house is very humid and it will rust in a heartbeat. I guess it's just residue from that, but it doesn't like to come out when I wash it.

                                                                          (Yes, I realize this post is from two years ago, but... yeah.)

                                                                          1. re: Kontxesi

                                                                            <Would this work on a cast iron wok, as well? I noticed that after several uses mine started getting sticky around the top>

                                                                            There are many ways to get the sticky substance off (which is burned oil, but not completed burned). Bakind soda help. Put some baking soda in, and very small amount of water. You can then scrap off the gummy substance with a plastic pastry scraper (if you have one)

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                                                                            or an old expired credit card. Technically speaking, you can also use one of those green pads too, but beware that the gummy substance will get in the pad, and you will likely have to toss it away.

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                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                              I go through those pads rather quickly anyway, so it's not going to hurt. Thanks! I'll do this when I get home today.

                                                                      2. I ordered the frying pan online and when they called to ask if I wanted to buy more, I declined and verified that I also did not want the chopper. Shipping took a long time and they followed up and told me shipping would be free due to the delay. Once the product came, I used (am using) it a lot and love it. Even when it "sticks", it washed up so easily it's literally a matter of wiping it out. Would consider buying additional pieces (on sale) once I've addressed the question raised on this site about whether it's silicone treated or not. If not, I'm all in for the product itself, though the marketing and other people's experience w/ customer service seem to be a pain.
                                                                        Marilyn

                                                                        1. To Stomsf.........

                                                                          I bought the whole set. I've had it 6 weeks or so. It's my favorite cookware of all. I have been giving away all my Calphalon just to make room in the cabinets for this amazing green stuff.
                                                                          One problem has just surfaced however. The Dutch Oven is not holding up. The green stuff in the bottom of the Dutch oven is flaking off. I will contact the company soon for a replacement. I will post the result of that effort. My instructions did not mention any seasoning requirements. This can go in the dishwasher, it says.
                                                                          I would like tro buy other pieces if tey start making a wok or a larger sauce pan
                                                                          GailLaRue in Texas

                                                                          1. i have to agree with you on the customer service . i tried to order just the pan for 19.99 with 6.99 shipping when i looked at my card they charged me 59.98 i called they said i did the survey i told them absolutely not i didnt , they said the order hasnt posted yet that they would put a hold on it and for me to call back. i called back 3 days in a row with just being run around now i see they shipped the whole set to me ,it should be here today or tomorrow . i told them the joikes on you i have a pay as you go credit card they took the last 60 off of it so i told them thanx for the xmas gift next time you should do as you advertise an quit trying to screw people over. im not a thief but this is there problem .i told them the first time i called what type of card it wa but they sent it any way

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                                                                            1. re: grizzly42

                                                                              Problems wqith your pan? I figured I had nothing to lose since I had a completely black pan, so I got some 220grit wet/dry sheet of sand paper and started workoing on it. A bit of water helped, running water was better, I finished it in about 30 minutes and then I polished it with 600 grit wet/dry sand paper. Like New!

                                                                              1. re: fgomez

                                                                                It was resourceful of you to treat the pan so that it could be used to cook food. However, you are now cooking on aluminum which in some instances, is not the safest, healthwise. I think there is an unhealthy reaction that aluminum has especially when cooking acidic foods.

                                                                            2. I ordered the fry pan about 3 weeks ago, and I must say I adore it so far, food does not stick, it cleans up really easily and is a dream to cook with!! I did not have any problems with my order like some of the people on the reviews for this cookware. So far I would give this pan a solid 10, BTW it does not scratch!

                                                                              1. BUYER BEWARE!!!! I jpurchased the try it for 19.99 pluc shipping and handling. I ordered two of them and when they arrived I read the instructions. They don't tell you on TV that you have to treat the pan for it to be non-stick. I treated as instructed and started using. It sticks worst than any pan I own. I figured maybe it was me so I tried a new one and redid the treatment and got the same results. So I read how to return, and it will cost 29.95 shipping and handleing plus 10 or 20 per cent restocking fee. You end up paying more to return it, than you paid to purchase it. It is a complete ripoff.

                                                                                1. You don't want to buy anything from this company. It sucks. It advertises for 19.00 for the pan. But it charges double. It will charge your credit card weather you click "submit" button or not. I now have problem asking credit back for something I didn't order. Again, DO NOT order anything from this company.

                                                                                  1. YEP! Been there too in the middle of the night.
                                                                                    Bought 3 sets for our kids for Christmas.
                                                                                    They've all chucked the entire lot of the set with one fry pan that they retain.
                                                                                    It isn't nonstick to ultra high heats, I've cooked on it, I know.
                                                                                    Was very disappointed to see how it really performed in a real kitchen.
                                                                                    I've used my very strong and manly hands to try and clean it to the whistle like they show on tv but it's awful stuff and was a huge waste of my money.

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                                                                                    1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                      I too was very disappointed with this cookware. I seasoned it as directed but stuff sticks like crazy and one thing they said is true, it can be scrubbed because we used a brillo pad to clean it up. I asked husband if we should return it and after reading the 29.95 shipping charge, RMA etc., said skip it. I specifically asked if it could be washed in dishwasher and was told definitely it could be.
                                                                                      I almost ordered a set for my daughter.
                                                                                      So utterly disgusted that I wasted my money. Cooked bacon and what a mess. Heated up pizza on low heat and it was a mess. Used light coating of oil and still a mess.
                                                                                      I can't believe so man posts stating how they love these pans. The lids have nice handles.
                                                                                      I have a gas stove. I'm wondering if those who love them might have electric stoves.
                                                                                      I was also told the set included a broiler. It doesn't.

                                                                                    2. Scrambled eggs leave a thin brown fiilm of cooked egg which sticks. Even a rubber spatula won't get it out. The rest of the egg comes off easily.

                                                                                      It takes hot water and a scrub brush to get the egg film off but it does clean up quickly and easily. But it isn't non-stick, and I seasoned it after buying it.,

                                                                                      The "free" chopper is a piece of junk and isn't really free--the old "shipping and handling charge" scam.

                                                                                      When it was new oooking oil would pool up, because of the extreme non-stick surface. After a few uses this stopped happening,

                                                                                      I agree that they probably use some kind of spray or coating which goes away after a couple of uses.

                                                                                      If you don't mind the clean-up, it is a nice heavy pan and feels quite sturdy, But non-stick? Not,

                                                                                      By the way, I ordered by phone and they didn't try to scam me except that they made an extra charge for supposedly "deluxe" heavier weight. I think had I declined that upcharge I would have received the same pan. I declined faster shipping, but the pan came within a couple of weeks anyway.

                                                                                      This operation leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but if you accept that the pan isn't really non-stick, but rather easy cleanup, it isn't bad, As for the infomercial, there's something crooked going on there, since few have gotten the "amazing" non stick results shown on TV.

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                                                                                      1. re: sternlight

                                                                                        I was going to order the trail pan but not sure now then again I just might to see for myself. It's only money that I worked hard for. The color is close to money's color.

                                                                                      2. Hard to miss their flashy slip and slide commercials. Even though the cookware looks intriguing, it is worrisome that they are made in China, a country with very lax manufacturing processes and controls. You might have food that slides off, but at perhaps what long term health affects from who knows what they have put in the coloring agent? I prefer to buy cookware made in the USA in any case, such as Manpans that are made in Spokane, WA. They are eco friendly and although not non-stick, are very stick resistant. We've used them for over a year and love them.

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                                                                                        1. re: CookwareBuff

                                                                                          I was taken in by their commercials. I called. I was taken in by their phone rep. I ordered. Yes, I ordered it all. Free shipping plus, not standard 30 day free trail, but 60 days and free return. What could I loose I had made a shrewed deal. That was first week of August. Order to ship in 30 days. Waiting anxiously. Sept 16 no cookware. I call to cancel, disapointed. Phone rep offers me basically everything I have already so shrewdly negotiated at the time of order. Then the clincher, she knocked $30 off the total. OK, you got me. $269.91 total for everything. I'll wait another 30 days. Oct 13, No cookware, I call again , ask for management. Appoligies and promise to send my order directly to upper management to expidite. Now I'm important, should ship within 2 weeks. Ask for another cut in price or extra pot, already have the lowest possible price allowed. OK just get me this stuff pronto, can;t wait to try it out. Nov 15th, call to check status and finally cancel short of promise to receive a free set in consideration for my patience and agony. Informed my order was cancelled by coporate office on Nov.1st with no explanation given. Thanks Orgreenic. You probably saved me a lot of time trying out your junk and having to return it. I guess I have learned my lesson about buying from info-mercials. Hope others read these post before being suckered in.

                                                                                          1. re: CookwareBuff

                                                                                            >>>
                                                                                            I prefer to buy cookware made in the USA in any case, such as Manpans that are made in Spokane, WA
                                                                                            <<<

                                                                                            But they have their own scam going. ManPans are made by Lloyd Industries, who also market a line of "Lloyd Pans" which appear to be the same as ManPans, but for a few bucks cheaper. Compare fry pans here:
                                                                                            http://www.lloydpans.com/standard-pan...
                                                                                            http://www.manpans.com/categories/Man...

                                                                                            While a couple of ManPans are cheaper than the Lloyd Pan, most cost more...for what appears from the pictures and descriptions to be the same thing.

                                                                                            1. re: al b. darned

                                                                                              From what I learned the Lloyd prices are only available to businesses such as restaurants that buy in larger quantities. Lloyds sell B 2 B only. As a consumer you can't buy from them. Manpans is the consumer division of Lloyds that deals with smaller (more cost to process) orders. Seems legit to me.

                                                                                              1. re: CookwareBuff

                                                                                                Mere mortals can order LloydPans from their Web site for now. I called Lloyd Industries and the woman I talked to confirmed the pans are, indeed, identical. She confirmed what CB said, that Lloyd is primarily B2B, and eventually direct ordering of LloydPans will be disabled.

                                                                                                I guess the moral of the story is: If you want a ManPan, compare the prices between the two and grab while the grabbing is good.

                                                                                                1. re: al b. darned

                                                                                                  A few months later...
                                                                                                  LloydPans are still available to the public, but they have adjusted their prices upward so they are now the same price as ManPans.

                                                                                                  1. re: al b. darned

                                                                                                    Just purchase something you know about

                                                                                          2. I ended up so furious after getting the run around on the phone trying to order this pan that I ended up throwing my phone across the room and breaking it. It ended up costing me 80 bucks for a new phone. OK.. so this is the biggest scam around as far as i can see. I ended the conversation by cancelling my order. But guess what. I get an email 3 weeks later saying the order is on the way. I tried calling but due to the holiday weekend, have been unable to reach anyone. Well it arrived yesterday and now I'm stuck with shipping costs to return. And from I've read here it costs 30 bucks to return it????? Please say it isn't so. I called my credit card co. to make sure i wasn't charged, and as long as I return it I won't be. So this means it's going to cost me as much as the stinkin' pans. I was overcharged $10 also.

                                                                                            1. I saw the OrGREENic infomercial for the first time today. Right off the bat I was suspicious...

                                                                                              The huckster hawking this stuff is a Billy Mays type with a foreign accent that cannot be traced to any country of origin.

                                                                                              I have never had to put on a fake foreign accent and holler at people to sell a good product.

                                                                                              A "customer" claimed her skin looked better after using the OrGREENic pans

                                                                                              I noticed my skin looked better after reading a magazine the other day. It certainly does not mean that reading the magazine was the cause of my skin looking better.

                                                                                              Then the wild claim that no food will EVER stick at ANY temperature even without using any type of fat/oil.

                                                                                              A woman claimed she lost 30 pounds as a result of this cookware.

                                                                                              Sorry, but there is not any cookware in the world that will make people lose weight!

                                                                                              They offer a lifetime guarantee and even show the certificate however the terms on the lifetime guarantee certificate are blurred out so one cannot read them.

                                                                                              And the price is, of course, too good to be true. 2 of these miracle pans and a $30 special (undisclosed) gift for only $19.99.

                                                                                              If these pans were that spectacular I think Cooks Illustrated would have mentioned something by now. :-)

                                                                                              1. I was going to order one Orgreenic pan and receive another for the price of shipping and handling as the commercial explained.
                                                                                                Well, I go to their website and order one pan; put in my information and clicked the next button. Then the next page asked if I wanted to buy additional pans and if I wanted to add "non-stick" which would cost more. What! The main selling point of these pans is their non-stick properties, which is what they advertise and stress through all of their commercials.

                                                                                                I closed out the page without ever clicking a confirmation button, thinking that I cancelled the transaction. I NEVER RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION. Today I received two boxes from Orgreenic and I looked at my credit card statement and found two charges from Orgreenic. I didn't open the boxes and am sending them back tomorrow for a refund.

                                                                                                They make you jump through hoops with "additional offers" and sneaky "add-ons" to increase their profit and deceive customers. Also, there is no contact information on their website.

                                                                                                The bottom line is that any company that tries to trick and deceive you into forking over more money cannot be trusted.
                                                                                                DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT because whoever is behind this company is TOTAL SLIME!

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                                                                                                  1. re: SunnyH

                                                                                                    I had EXACTLY the same experience as SunnyH.I cancelled out by going BACK on the Browser and deleting my information on the website before closing the browser window.The reason being ,my wife,suggested getting only 1 pan and wanted to get that from a shop or ebay.
                                                                                                    NO EMAIL CONFIRMATION WAS SENT TO MY EMAIL..
                                                                                                    4 days later I receive an shipping message from CSR@webcsr.info stating my pan is being shipped!!..WT*..so i promptly reply back to that email(the only one i have since I dont have any confirmation email) that I did NOT order this product..No replies..and then the product ends up at my door!..

                                                                                                    Called up the Telebrands service,which incidentally is not a dedicated one for orgreenics...and explain the whole deal to this lady..who apologizes profusely about the inconvenience caused but will not issue a refund of my return shipping...I insisted that a confirmation email was not received after placing the order and she says "Once you put in your details into a website it is as good as a contract to buy!!.." So basically If I add an item to m y shipping cart in Amazon I should buy it!!!

                                                                                                    She insisted that I am contacting them for the 1st time and hence nothing can be done..WELL IF YOU HAD SENT A CONFIRMATION EMAIL I WOULDVE REPLIED BACK!!..OH..BTW..The email from the shipping company is a "DO NOT REPLY AUTO EMAIL"...even though it does not say so on the header or in the body of the email.

                                                                                                    NOW to get my return shipment money back..I have to WRITE A LETTER detailing my complaint and FAX it to trhem..they MAY CONSIDER PAYING IT BACK!!!!
                                                                                                    SCAMSTERS..Beware..This might be good product but adding these extras and poor customer service kills it..
                                                                                                    Try Bed bath and beyond..and use your 5$ off coupon!!! GOOD LUCK!!

                                                                                                  2. Update here on the last post about receiving the pans even though I had cancelled the order. I sent them back, and it didn't cost anything to return it. I just took it to the post office and they took it to send it back no charge. BUT... the Orgreenic scoundrels have charged my credit card and I am now in dispute with them over it. I was overcharged, charged for things that I did not order and am fighting them over the bill now. Steer away from this scam business. I'm hoping American Express will get it erased from my bill.

                                                                                                    1. I saw the infomercial today for the first time. I was immediately impressed and suspicious so got right on the 'puter to research. I would like to comment Chowhound and all the people who have taken the time to contribute information about this product. When I googled orGREENic cookware, or orGREENic reviews......14 of the sites on page one of the google search (who goes to page 2 anyway?) were tied into either selling the product or giving biased reviews. ALL had links to the official orGREENic website. Thanks to Chowhound for offering unbiased reviews. As a 'seasoned' cook/homemaker.....I'll stick (no pun intended x2) to my stainless steel and cast iron cookware for now.

                                                                                                      1. Thank you so much for saving me Money! I'll stick with pans I have :-D

                                                                                                        1. Update on the return of my orgreenic pans. It has been resolved. I contacted American Express about the charge and they took care of it.. They contacted Orgreenic and the charge has been removed from my credit card. That was a close call. Don't fall for this high pressure sales pitch like I did. It ended up costing me a new phone because I was so angry when I got through talking to them I threw it across the room and broke it. LOL.

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                                                                                                          1. re: suzhuz

                                                                                                            Tv was left on last night, and I woke up with a 'down under' voice hawking this great product. I'd never seen this infomercial before. Wow! Seemed like BS from beginning to end. One shoot shows marinara sauce not sticking as compared to the competing pan. Even half asleep, I noticed the heavy sheen of oil in the orgreenic pan. Camera pans to the 'audience' of about a dozen. Next is the 'truck' (more than 6,000lbs!) driving over the pan in the parking lot. It's a Range Rover weighing in well under 5,000lbs. Next the 'Chef' runs from table to table. Notice his shirt had eaupiletes (sp?) in true down under style? And the final retail price increased to a total of $200+, and you can have this for $19.95. And with a set for your neighbor. Go to a restaurant supplier and get the real deal for $25-$30. It'll do the job way better than that crap.

                                                                                                          2. My mother wanted the full set for Christmas so I attempted to buy it from their website. There is absolutely no confirmation anywhere. It gives you the option to choose single pan or full set and that's it. It charges your credit card and never once tells you how much you are being charged. There is no confirmation email. I immediately contacted their customer service to find out how much the set was. I was told my order would not be available for them to check on for 24-48 hours. I was instructed that I could check my order status online. I checked the status multiple times a day online and every day it said my order didn't exist. Then all of the sudden a charge for $359 appears on my bank account. I called to cancel and the woman kept trying to convince me not to cancel. Offering me $29 off, then $49 off. Finally she agreed to cancel it for me and told me it would take 7-10 business days to see the money back on my account. Two and 1/2 weeks later I see that I am credited a measly $3.00 back to my account. I call AGAIN to find out what happened and she assures me it must be a clerical error, that she must now report it to upper management and that I will see the full amount credited back to me in 5 business days. Now I have to wait another week and I will update further.

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                                                                                                            1. re: killette

                                                                                                              So I waited the 5 business days and still didn't see my refund. So I called again. The woman on the phone said basically "I don't know who you talked to, but refunds take 7-10 business days" and instructed me that I wouldn't have my money until another week from today. I cancelled my order on December 16th (before it was ever even sent out or anything) and now I will MAYBE have my refund on January 18th. Just ridiculous.

                                                                                                              1. re: killette

                                                                                                                Okay, I waited the 10 business days and still no money. So I called them again today. I was again told the same thing about "expediting it to the managers". When I asked if I could speak to one of these elusive managers I was told he doesn't have transfer numbers for them. Basically they can call us, but we can't call them. Complete bullshit. I phoned my credit card company and started the process of debating the charge. I wouldn't care if they made the most amazing, magical pans I'd ever touched. After this I would rather prepare food on tin foil than give them a single cent.

                                                                                                              2. re: killette

                                                                                                                Just contact your credit card company. Stop playing games with companies like this. Record you phone calls, get names and times, write notes. Send them to your credit card company. Send them to the Attorney's General office in your state. Post them on-line. If you feel really ambitious, spend an hour on-line and find out who the owner of the company is, where they live (hint, their wives are frequently on boards of social and charitable committees - easy to find home addresses). Then mail the owner all the information and report to them that you are next filing their name with the BB, AG, etc. . . Also, mail the same info. to the charitable committees their wives work on - that is a really great way to embarrass them.

                                                                                                                I did this with Sprint years ago when they screwed up my bill for several hundred dollars and after 2 cycles of saying they'd fix it, never did. Sent all sorts of info. to the owners house, the wives organizations and the CEOs of other companies the Sprint CEO served on boards of.

                                                                                                                Three days after sending all this stuff out, I receive a call from corporate offices saying they have everything taken care of and that I have a $100 credit (in addition) applied to my account. They then sent me a written letter stating the same exact thing. I had been a customer for 10 years at that point!

                                                                                                                1. re: ckoffend

                                                                                                                  Hi,

                                                                                                                  I agree with your great ideas about contacting the credit company, the AG's office, posting reports online and contacting the BB.

                                                                                                                  However, I do not agree that it is a good idea to harass the owner's spouse. Would you want your spouse harassed for something you did? Probably not.

                                                                                                                  1. re: Fowler

                                                                                                                    If I acted unethically, I would say that doing so becomes fair game. However, I would never treat a customer in this manner. I would not make promises multiple times and not follow through (once can be a mistake, twice takes an effort). If you want results, sometimes making the effort and your seriousness known presents better opportunities. Obviously, you better make sure you are not in the wrong and making false accusations. Then it becomes both unethical and potential slanderous.

                                                                                                                    1. re: ckoffend

                                                                                                                      Why would your unethical actions be cause for someone to harass your wife who had nothing to do with the situation? Could someone then harass your neighbor because of your unethical actions?

                                                                                                                      We both agree that we should stand up to the charlatans that outright lie about these shoddy pots and pans in an attempt to deceive people, but I do not agree that you should harass their family members that had absolutely nothing to do with the deception.

                                                                                                              3. I haven't used the orGreenic ceramic Green but it is on sale for $14.95 at ABC Distributing for the 10 inches one. I hate infomercials I always have trouble with them. ABC Distributing is a discount distributor.

                                                                                                                1. I know it's easy to say caveat emptor and all that, but we've all probably been mesmerized by some TV pitch at 2 a.m....anyway, just to say that I saw one of these little skillets at an Outlet Mall kitchen store near me. If anyone wants one, try that route--or just wait a month, betcha they'll be at the "As Seen on TV" dollar stores with all that other junk!

                                                                                                                  1. The single 10" pan is currently available on Amazon (and, most importantly, fulfilled by Amazon) for $19.99. That may be an option for people wanting to try the OrGREENic cookware without dealing with the scam artists. My husband saw the infomercial and sent me on a mission to buy the pan. I'm thinking twice about that, given the mixed reviews here on pan performance, and the overwhelmingly negative opinions on their business practices. But, I'll probably order one anyway, just to shut him up. If I do, I'll add a review.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: electricfish

                                                                                                                      That would be great electicfish. I'd really like to try one and would prefer buying one at a brick and mortar store.

                                                                                                                      1. re: suzhuz

                                                                                                                        I just saw that the 10" OrGreenic pan is for sale at CVS drugstore for $19.99. I thought about buying it, but after reading all these reviews, I think I'll pass.

                                                                                                                      2. re: electricfish

                                                                                                                        So I bought the pan through Amazon and I've been using it regularly for the past couple of weeks. It isn't a bad pan at all. I'd say it cooks more like a nicely seasoned anodized aluminum pan (most of the rest of my pans are Magnalites) than teflon. There is some stickiness, especially if you don't use much oil, or the food doesn't have a lot of natural moisture, but the surface is so smooth that if you rub at it with a plastic utensil it will come right off.

                                                                                                                        Overall, I'm pleased with the purchase. It is a very lightweight pan, but so far it cooks evenly with no hot spots. My one complaint would be that the first time I used it the gray paint? on the outside of the pan was scratched off in spots from moving it around on the burner of my electric stove. I wasn't being rough with it, just pan flipping some diced veggies, what I would consider a normal and expected cooking activity. So that was disappointing, but the green cooking surface still looks and feels perfectly smooth after a couple of weeks of near daily use. Hopefully it will stay that way.

                                                                                                                        Tentative thumbs up from me.

                                                                                                                        1. re: electricfish

                                                                                                                          Updating my review. I would no longer classify this pan as non-stick. I tried re-seasoning it, and that didn't help much. It isn't a terrible pan, all things considered, but it does not perform as a non-stick pan. You need to use a good amount of oil or moisture, and things like eggs will stick anyway, usually. I'd rather use a pan that will build up a seasoned surface and become "non-stick-ish" over time. I don't think you can really season the ceramic in that manner, so this is not the solution I was looking for.

                                                                                                                          1. re: electricfish

                                                                                                                            Thanks for the update. It is good to hear that almost everyone went through a similar experience.

                                                                                                                        2. I bought one of these in Nov. 2011. I didn't buy it on-line or from the infomercial, but from Bed, Bath & Beyond (I think is the name of the store). They were selling them for $20. First, I am not a big fan of non-stick cookware - it definately has a limited lifetime. Second, I do like non-stick cookware for a few items - mostly eggs. As a note, I cook on gas vs. electric. That being said, here are my comments:

                                                                                                                          #1: I did not treat the pan or anything when I got it.
                                                                                                                          #2: It does a very good job of preventing sticking and is easy to clean.
                                                                                                                          #3: It definately does not have the weight (or cost) of a high quality similar sized pan (but what can you expect for $20). It is of sufficient duty and better than other "bargain" type cookware.
                                                                                                                          #4: It is super easy to clean

                                                                                                                          I can not speak to the longevity of its performance. It does heat relatively evenly, though again, not as well as a high quality pan (again, typically at 5-10 times the price for high quality).

                                                                                                                          At $20, if it remains stick-free for 2 years with 1-2 time per week use, I will feel it is $20 well spent. I wouldn't mind having a second one - bigger. But I also wouldn't want a whole set of cookware made of non-stick coated pots and pans (again, I generally prefer standard higher quality cookware without the non-stick features).

                                                                                                                          I have thrown this pan in the oven at 325-350 and saw no signs of problems.

                                                                                                                          I can highly recommend it for $20. For $75, I cannot say without first recognizing the longevity and how it holds up. But for $20, it seems to be a great value and if your much more expensive non-stick frying pans are wearing out, this seems like a cheap and suitable replacement. Guests definately look at it funny and question the green.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: ckoffend

                                                                                                                            It's nice to hear something positive about Orgreenic.. Actually I prolly would have kept the pans and would like them also. My gripe is the high pressure and sloppy sales tactics they use. I didn't want to encourage the business further by accepting them when they arrived. So maybe i can find one at Bed Bath and Beyond. I'll definitely keep an eye out as I would like to try one.

                                                                                                                            1. re: suzhuz

                                                                                                                              Nothing has ever slid out of these pans for me,(yes i seasoned properly) In fact one of them warped with high heat. I still use it because it doesn't chip with hard cleaning. Would NEVER buy another one, and would NEVER recommend it to anyone. In fact would probably discourage it's purchase to a friend.

                                                                                                                              1. re: gloria Stone

                                                                                                                                "In fact would probably discourage it's purchase to a friend."

                                                                                                                                But would you recommend it to an enemy?

                                                                                                                                  1. re: gloria Stone

                                                                                                                                    If you are looking for green cookware there are several manufacturers here are just a few Stoneline 11" Eco-friendly Stone Coated Non-stick , Cuisinart GG-12 GreenGourmet Eco-Friendly Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12-Piece Cookware Set , Ceramic Marble Coated Cast Aluminium Non Stick Fry Pan , bottom line is people need to get things that work for them and form their own opinions, some will love it and others will hate it, but you can find alot of information on all of these by googling them or looking them up on amazon.com where you can get descriptions and reviews.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: gloria Stone

                                                                                                                                      I'm with you, Gloria. Got suckered into ordering the fry pan and lids (TV ad). Seasoned as instructed. EVERYTHING STICKS, EVEN BACON! it is light, and I can't lift very heavy pans anymore, so I do use it with a bit of oil, but things stick anyway. Also one pan developed a small chip right off the bat. Hope it doesn't get any larger. Wish I could still manage my old, old, old cast iron pans!

                                                                                                                              2. re: ckoffend

                                                                                                                                I hate to be picky, but you said it's been "stick-free for 2 years", yet you only bought it in November of 2011. Did you mean 2 months?

                                                                                                                              3. Just wanted top throw my .02 in the ring here. Not sure if many of you have used old faithful, but you really cannot beat the performance, durability and taste of good ole cast iron. Proper care is required, you can't leave it in the sink over night full of water, but on the other hand, cleaning it is as easy as wiping the loose debris out, and wiping it down with a wet washcloth, then just put it over heat until it is dry. Season it with oil every couple of washes, do not use soap. Eggs don't stick, meat tastes great, they hold heat better than any other material and once you get several years worth of cooking on them, they impart a very special flavor into your food that cannot be found by any other means.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: veggiegardener88

                                                                                                                                  >>> and once you get several years worth of cooking on them, they impart a very special flavor into your food that cannot be found by any other means.<<<

                                                                                                                                  And that is actually one of my complaints about cast iron...I do not want my breakfast that is made in the pan tasting of the previous evenings dinner. Salmon is a good example.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: Fowler

                                                                                                                                    Well I would never cook salmon or any fish in a cast iron pan to begin with, but if you did want to, you could always have a separate fish pan. Fish is best cooked in a glass baking pan under the broiler in your oven.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: veggiegardener88

                                                                                                                                      I agree fish is best broiled. If you really don't want it to stick on the pan, line the pan wtith Reynold's No Stick foil. That stuff really works! Why can't they make a fry pan that is as non-stick as it?

                                                                                                                                      1. re: MarDeeBee

                                                                                                                                        "I agree fish is best broiled."

                                                                                                                                        So if fish is best broiled why do so many Michelin 3 star chefs employ techniques like poaching, pan frying, grilling, sauteing, etc. for preparing fish? Are they just ignorant of the best way to prepare fish?

                                                                                                                                        1. re: Fowler

                                                                                                                                          Different fish and different targets/recipes call for different cooking methods. To say that all fish is better broiled is a matter of personal taste and also to some degree the type of fish. I like many fishes best raw!

                                                                                                                                          As to the question why they can't make a pan similar to the Reynolds non stick foil - they can. The problem is that it has very limited usage. The Reynold's non-stick foil is not designed for multiple uses and the surface treatment would not stand up to multiple uses.

                                                                                                                                          Any decent non-stick pan should work as well or better than the Reynold's the first few times.

                                                                                                                                      2. re: veggiegardener88

                                                                                                                                        I like fish cooked via the broiling method, but also other ways. Historically, I cooked salmon fillets under the broiler. We have salmon about 2-3 times per month, its my daughters favorite. In a cooking class, we baked the salmon in the oven and I have since converted to this process. Results for filets is more even cooking and a little bit more flexibility. The problem with the broiler if you buy a whole fish fillet is that the thickness varies considerable on the fillet and even on an individual piece. Under the broiler, you can easily get overcooked portions and undercooked portions. To me, there is no worse taste than overcooked salmon. Once it's overcooked, you may as well be eating canned salmon. Medium rare to medium is best for salmon, anything past medium and you get the canned flavor.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: veggiegardener88

                                                                                                                                          OHHHH, OHHHH, OHHHH! (Waving hand wildly in the air.) I don't know how I missed this last May but..

                                                                                                                                          >>>
                                                                                                                                          Fish is best cooked in a glass baking pan under the broiler in your oven.
                                                                                                                                          <<<

                                                                                                                                          It is if you want the pan to explode! From the Pyrex site: http://pyrexware.com/index.asp?pageId=32

                                                                                                                                          "4 Simple Rules to Cook with Care
                                                                                                                                          Consumers can help avoid the most common causes of breakage by following 4 Simple Rules

                                                                                                                                          1. Always place hot glass bakeware on a dry, cloth potholder or towel.
                                                                                                                                          Never place hot glass bakeware on top of the stove, on a metal trivet, on a damp towel, directly on a counter or in a sink.
                                                                                                                                          >>> 2. Never put glass bakeware directly on a burner or under a broiler. <<<
                                                                                                                                          3. Always allow the oven to fully preheat before placing glass bakeware in the oven.
                                                                                                                                          4. Always cover the bottom of the glass bakeware dish with liquid before cooking meat or vegetables."

                                                                                                                                          Anchor Hocking has a similar warning under "Use and Care" at http://anchorhocking.oneida.com/bake/...
                                                                                                                                          "Not for stovetop, broiler or toaster oven use.

                                                                                                                                          I know, I know, "I've been doing this for "x" years and it hasn't exploded yet." Let's just say, "You have been warned."

                                                                                                                                          PS - Sorry to go OT for this post, but this just too important. I would hate to have someone read the referenced post and think, "What great idea." only to have a hot glass baking dish blow up in their face.

                                                                                                                                        2. re: Fowler

                                                                                                                                          Interesting. I've never had that occur with my cast iron pans.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: The Professor

                                                                                                                                            Maybe I should stop seasoning it with oil, professor. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

                                                                                                                                      3. I don't care what all of you say. i LOVE THIS PAN. I have an electric stove, and this pan heats up as quickly as if it were on a gas stove. It browns beautifully. It does not stick. I want to buy a larger fry pan, but so far cannot find one. I did my ordering online; I never call because there are too many hassles.

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                                                                                                                                        1. re: peggyexton

                                                                                                                                          amazon.com has the entire set for $109 with free shipping

                                                                                                                                        2. I bought the introductory pans about 6 months ago. I had the best experience with this pan, including the ordering, shipping, charges, and use of the pan. I absolutely love it. I am going today to buy the whole set, Amazon.com has the set for $109.00 with free shipping, which is way cheaper than on the orgreenic site. When I first called to order the pan, I had not problems. I was charged the right way, it got here in the amount of time they said and it seasoned easily. It is a dream pan. Suggestions for seasoning: use a baster brush and brush the pan continuously with oil while you are heating it up until you see smoke. It is easy. I recommend this pan to anyone!!

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                                                                                                                                          1. This product is a piece of junk!!! I read reviews and thought I knew the secret for 'seasoning' this product. I did as directed and still have terrible experiences with this. I finally threw it out.

                                                                                                                                            1. I just got my orgreenic pan a week or so ago and followed all the directions for seasoning it and have to say that it does exactally what it is supposed to do. Gotta be my most used skillet. First thing i cooked was bacon and fish and had no sticking problem.. The food just slid across the pan like it does in the commercial. I am defiantly buying the entire set and would recommend this product to everyone. I've read all the bad reviews and i have to say my experience is GREAT.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: gadget22

                                                                                                                                                It seems that, in a lot of the bad reviews, the reviewers' beef was with the "bait & switch" and other deceptive tactics of the Telebrands call center staff. The solution to that is only to buy Orgreenic cookware from a vendor one can return things to if the product does not perform as advertised, such as Amazon.com (or a brick & mortar store like Walmart or my local Shopko). That done, it sounds like just buying the Orgreenic skillet as an open-stock piece would be a reasonable way to experiment with how that type of cookware performs, before committing to an entire set.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: CatherineMcClarey

                                                                                                                                                  I have had the pan for a year... I gave it several good reviews.... and was thinking about purchasing another.. I have a small restaurant and use it everyday.. I Found that the coating was chipping off into the eggs.. Not right away but after some use... I DIDN'T NEED THAT.

                                                                                                                                                  I wont buy another.. they aren't that great.. ok but not great..

                                                                                                                                              2. Let us know in six months how you like them. And what kind of cookware you bought to replace them with.

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: al b. darned

                                                                                                                                                    I can let you know now..I won't need to wait for six months.. I hit the trash with the Green Pan... I didn't need anything chipping into the eggs... I liked the pan at first but after using for a year it chipped off.. without me even noticing ... I started using again my older pans Teflon.. I am not crazy about the Teflon but they are better than the Green Pan...When Teflon chips off .. you can see it happen the Green pan just came apart.. I used the pan every morning for a small restaurant so I probably used it more than a household would use it.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: WarrenB

                                                                                                                                                      <When Teflon chips off .. you can see it happen the Green pan just came apart>

                                                                                                                                                      Thanks. But what do you mean by 'came apart'?

                                                                                                                                                      < I used the pan every morning for a small restaurant so I probably used it more than a household would use it>

                                                                                                                                                      Maybe, but then you were also using it only for eggs, which is relatively lower temperature than many other pan fry dishes.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                        portions of the surface was found in the egg dishes and when I looked at the pan the green (now black or brown) was gone down to metal in large areas. I used it to fry bacon and sausage also. but used the pan mostly for eggs.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: WarrenB

                                                                                                                                                          First off, a restaurant shouldn't be using any type of teflon coated pans. Proper cooking methods, training and commercial cookware negates the need for teflon or other types of coated pans. Secondly, all coated surfaced will breakdown over time, the more heavily used the more quickly the breakdown.

                                                                                                                                                          I have now had my green pan for about a year+. (added after initially posted - I checked and have had the pan for exactly 11 months) I have seen no signs of breaking down. For the really cheap price paid, $20, I anticipated the pan to last about 1 year - so it has exceeded my expectations. I use the pan on average a few times a week. I rarely cook anything on high and certainly nothing on high for an extended period of time - few things are designed to be cooked on high for any real duration.

                                                                                                                                                          Are these great pans? I wouldn't say that. But for the cheap price mine has held up better than my prior Caphalon coated pan, and at about a quarter the price, I think that is pretty good. The pan is light weight and does not disipate heat as well or evenly. But that weakness is offset by other factors.

                                                                                                                                                          My suggestion is that if you buy this pan, you should expect about 250-500 usages before it starts to break down and needs to be replaced. I think that is pretty good for a $20 pan. It sure beat my results with the much higher priced (coated) brands I have used in the past.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ckoffend

                                                                                                                                                            Any pan can last a long time, care and maintenance is key! For those of you who are using a coated pan (of any kind - not sure if this has already been mentioned) keep the heat low! Any kind of high heat will ultimately burn off the coating and damage your pan.
                                                                                                                                                            Another thing to remember is not to submerge your pan into water (of any temperature) right after you have used it. The sizzle you hear is not good for the pan, it will, again, damage the coating.
                                                                                                                                                            An obvious tip would be to use rubber, silicone, or wood utensils... steer clear of metal or stainless steel tools!

                                                                                                                                                            If you are worry about the coating, stick with (not literally) stainless steel.. its safe, works like non stick and it will make your food taste better, you will have better browning!

                                                                                                                                                            Hope that helps!

                                                                                                                                                            Happy cooking!

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ckoffend

                                                                                                                                                              Thank you.. you are correct.. I was working today and took a look at the pans I used and realized that they are not coated.. I read what you have said and agree 100%.

                                                                                                                                                              How many years have cooks worked without some kind of coated pan.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: WarrenB

                                                                                                                                                                Sorry for the delay in response here - but to answer your question regarding how long cooks have worked without non-stick I would have to say it really depends. Many people are not aware that aluminium pans and fry pans are still heavily used in the commercial kitchens. They are great conductors of heat and are very inexpensive.
                                                                                                                                                                Personally I like to stick with stainless steel - the colouring and cooking abilities you can achieve with a good stainless steel pan surpasses any non-stick pan (in my personally opinion). Don't get me wrong here a non-stick pan is every bit as good as a stainless steel pan - again I think the key is maintaining and keeping an eye on how you use and wash it.

                                                                                                                                                    2. If you want to try these pans, go to CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, or any of the stores that sell As Seen On TV products, you will save S&H but still get the warranty with pan. I have been using these pans for quite a while now and think they are great. My wife has a tendency to ruin all types of pans, especially non-stick, because she tries to cook everything at to high a heat range. Well she can't destroy these pan's, they stand up to her. A medium heat range on stove top is perfect for all foods, and they cook to perfection while clean up is super easy. I got rid of all my old pans, and only use Orgreenic now. One pan from CVS convinced me to buy the whole set, and I couldn't be happier.

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Browzer56

                                                                                                                                                        >>> I got rid of all my old pans, and only use Orgreenic now.<<<

                                                                                                                                                        I noticed this is your first and only post on the Chowhound boards so let me be the first to welcome you.

                                                                                                                                                        Which brands of pans did you discard in favor of OrGREENic pans? Did you find OrGREENic pans superior in performance to All-Clad, Mauviel, Alessi, etc.?

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Browzer56

                                                                                                                                                          Let us know how you like them in six months. And what kind of cookware you bought to replace them with.

                                                                                                                                                        2. I found mine at Walgreens in the "As Seen on TV" section. I needed a decent nonstick frypan and didn't wanna pay a lot of money. So I took the dive. No seasoning, but I did happen to use it to cook bacon for a Thanksgiving dish and luckily didn't put it under cold water after, so it seasoned itself. =). I love it so far. We'll see if the coming months will be as good. I also found some online, in sets for $99 without shipping for a whole set. Sounds like a good idea to me. I may hold out until I have it for at least a month and then buy the set if I like it still.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Boscovs Dept Stores carry these...I just bought the 10" panj for $19.99...no other charges other than state sales tax of course....!st use was to fry eggs and delivered on no stick.....Seems fairly well made to me....

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: HungryMick

                                                                                                                                                              HungryMick,

                                                                                                                                                              I see that is your first post so welcome to the board!

                                                                                                                                                              Which other pans do you use and how do they compare for the price?

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Fowler

                                                                                                                                                                Hi Fowler, Thanks ....The usual Teflon and uncoated steel pans.....Mostly inherited old ones.....I became a house husband in middle age although I had several short Order Cook Jobs in my youth....I seasoned the Orgreenic with Canola Pam I gave it about 20 minutes on the burner, it didnt smoke but it really seems to be sticking to the surface, I do like to pan fry very quick and very hot and you're only supposed to use medium heat so I'll see how that cramps my style!

                                                                                                                                                            2. This is the WORST non-stick pan I've ever used. Unless I use a decent amount of oil everything sticks. Forget about eggs.

                                                                                                                                                              I have old, scratched non-sticks that work better than this POS Orgreenic pan.

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: JayL

                                                                                                                                                                Why did you buy this? Considering all the negative reviews here. Did you want to "take one for the team"? :)

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                  Have you asked that to everyone who has a negative review? LoL

                                                                                                                                                                  Did it ever occur to you that I had it before the reviews came to be on my computer screen?

                                                                                                                                                                  LMAO

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: JayL

                                                                                                                                                                    I love the term "Take one for the team" so much. I used that whenever I can. Unfortunately, I cannot find all the old posts.

                                                                                                                                                                    "OMG - DO IT!

                                                                                                                                                                    DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!

                                                                                                                                                                    You'll never have to take one for the team again. "

                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7697...

                                                                                                                                                                    "No, I am not going to take one for the team. :P"

                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8204...

                                                                                                                                                              2. I hate the infomercial, but I also thought the pans
                                                                                                                                                                looked very cheap. I have stainless pans by Roy and I don't mind having to scrub or even, occasionally use steel wool pads to clean with. Good quality pans have 3 layers to help heat more evenly and cook better. The most important thing isn't ease of cleaning. Also, the business practices of this company would make me nervous. And, for me, to be sure that my birds are safe. I have 6 parrots.

                                                                                                                                                                1. I just burnt some cheese in my 10" fry pan.....It came right out with a plastic scraper...I I have to say I'm still quite pleased with it....The worst thing about them seems to be their treacherous website...Too bad because it is a decent product, good thing it IS available in retail stores...

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: HungryMick

                                                                                                                                                                    this is gonna sound harsh but...how long have you had it and how much do you cook real food, not a slice of cheese that scoops out with ease? I'm just asking because this stuff is awful, at least the brand I bought 3 sets of is.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Il Divo....Just noticed Your reply...Not taken as harsh at all I have a pretty thick skin....Have 2 about a year and 1/2... I'.m not a serious cook,,, usually fried eggs, sometimes brown sausage, ground beef,.,maybe twice a week sometimes hit them with PAM sometimes not...Pans always come clean just by scraping with a plastic spatula,,, I dont think these things are Gods gift to cookware, just decent pans for $20..better than teflon anyway..the company sounds pretty shady too, I wouldnt buy them by internet....I must confess tho I find it amusing that the oldtimers here who prob paid $150 for their name brand pans seem to hate these to the point where they insinuate that the advocates were "planted" by the orgreenic company...most of whom I bet never even tried the pans themselves....

                                                                                                                                                                  2. My neighbor has one of the frying pans, and loves it.

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                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: BIGGUNDOCTOR

                                                                                                                                                                      My mom, who watches a lot of TV, gave me one for Christmas. I fried eggs in it this morning and it worked like a non-stick pan.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. Hi, stomsf (and later-arrivals):

                                                                                                                                                                      This is definitely NOT an endorsement, but if you're on the Left Coast and like this stuff, Grocery outlet now has the Orgreenic 10-pc. set for $89.

                                                                                                                                                                      Aloha,
                                                                                                                                                                      Kaleo

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kaleokahu

                                                                                                                                                                        GO possesses many of the infomercial items in their store.
                                                                                                                                                                        wonder what their guarantee is however?
                                                                                                                                                                        which GO do you go to Kaleo?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                          Hi, ID:

                                                                                                                                                                          A little late, but I shop at two: SODO Seattle and Ballard.

                                                                                                                                                                          Aloha,
                                                                                                                                                                          Kaleo

                                                                                                                                                                      2. I bought one in Nov 2012.
                                                                                                                                                                        LOVED IT!
                                                                                                                                                                        Bought them as Christmas gifts.
                                                                                                                                                                        Now it sticks and wont come clean.
                                                                                                                                                                        The gifts stick also.
                                                                                                                                                                        Am So Disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. This is the ultimate in false advertising. The commercial makes it look like all you do is pour in the eggs or pancake batter and fry it up. Forget that. I can't even fry fatty bacon without it completely sticking to the pan. Then I have to scrub it with a heavy duty scrub sponge to get it clean. If you treat it as any other non-stick pan and use oil or Pam first, it works like all the others. One positive note, It doesn't seem to scratch as easily. I bought it because it is supposed to be safer than the black non-stick surface pans in that there is no scratching, chipping and ingesting the surface material. So far, the surface seems untouched, even with my harsh scrubbing. I just bought this in Feb. so I'll let you know how it holds up in another 4 months. Just remember that oil is a must.

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: cjsans

                                                                                                                                                                            yep, it'll be interesting to see how it holds up after months.
                                                                                                                                                                            honestly, big scratches and burn marks that you have to take oven cleaner to [just to help] because the scrubby things don't make a dent in getting off the dark brown edges.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. I am so surprised that this product is still being touted as soooo incredible on those tv purchase product shows.
                                                                                                                                                                            there is a new "electric one stop does all unit" that once again the chef is saying is almost magic. I know how this stuff works or I should say doesn't work so folks if you are interested in this set or one product the electric one, buy one @ WM for a small price and use and abuse it to pieces, then if it suits you, buy the set or electric thing and if it doesn't suit you, you'll not have spent a chunk-o-change just to toss it in the future.

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                              Unreal! I remember seeing that episode but didn't catch the green pan. Now that you mention it, it WAS green. This stuff is really total crap. My question is, why would a "Chief" use ANY pan without some kind of oil? Who puts a piece of cheese in a hot pan without an oil coating? I don't know anything about this electric thing you're talking about, but I wouldn't spend any amount of money on this company.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: cjsans

                                                                                                                                                                                notice next time you watch Chopped, they are always using those, green or blue, same thing.
                                                                                                                                                                                the electric 'end all/be all' is featured right now ongoing in an informercial.
                                                                                                                                                                                it's dumb.
                                                                                                                                                                                I mean, an electric skillet (like the 2 sizes of Farberware ones I own plus have bought for all of our children) do the same thing but they're not green or blue or nonstick.
                                                                                                                                                                                the product (the green blue cooking stuff) to me is a sham.
                                                                                                                                                                                again I bought 3 sets for our kids and they're all (but 1 PAN) in the dumpsters years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                  Wow! I'm addicted to Chopped and never took notice. I guess there is no SAFE non-stick surface on the market at this time. So what is the point of non-stick? I guess I could use less oil in my cooking. Big Whoop.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                    .........and now months after this post, even that one got canned.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: cjsans

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Chopped contestant was making a frico in the crappy pan.

                                                                                                                                                                                    You don't use oil to make them, but you do need a decent nonstick pan.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I have also noticed that Chopped Chefs have a hard time using those pans.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: C. Hamster

                                                                                                                                                                                      >>>You don't use oil to make them, but you do need a decent nonstick pan.<<<

                                                                                                                                                                                      I did not know that a nonstick pan was needed to make a frico. I have always simply used a silpat on a baking sheet in the oven and it seems to work fine.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Fowler

                                                                                                                                                                                        You can make them in an oven with silpat or parchment or on your counterpart the stove with a nonstick skillet or griddle.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Neither require oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. has no one else noticed on the TVFN show Chopped that they use these? how many times have the cheftestants had to redo a dish because it stuck on the pan? MANY...
                                                                                                                                                                                  and I recall one of the things a lady did was try to make a cheese thingie [whatever it's called] by putting grated parm cheese in there and then trying to [after it set up and melted] get it out. it was stuck and burned before it was 'moveable' [I know that's not a word]. anyway..........
                                                                                                                                                                                  ok, so my attempt at writing all that is dumb, but you get the idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. This is one of the most interesting "time line" or "evolution" threads. We have many people who praised the pans shortly after they bought theirs. Then we have also many people who lambasted the pans after they used theirs for 6 months or so. And, some of these people are the same. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                        Interesting indeed. I have been following this thread since I replied in 2011 and have noticed that the vast majority of people that claim to like these pans are people who have only posted one time and never before or again on the board. Hmmmmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                          This pan was crap right from the start. It's really bad when you need Pam to fry bacon. I had this pan for 4 months and it's badly scratched already.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: cjsans

                                                                                                                                                                                            :) You seem to belong to the minority -- since you think the pan was crap right from the start. One may say that you have foresight. :D

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                              Bacon was one of the first things I tried. I don't use anything in my stainless steal fry pan with bacon and it fries up just fine. Totally unforgivable and pronounced, "total crap".

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: cjsans

                                                                                                                                                                                              Everything sticks in mine also...like you, right from the start.

                                                                                                                                                                                              It is also scratched.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Recently I put a bamboo steamer over it for some broccoli. I messed up and got distracted. The water boiled out leaving the entire bottom with a black residue that I still haven't scrubbed completely out. The green is still under there, but the crap in the pan is stuck so tight I don't think it's worth it.

                                                                                                                                                                                              That egg they show on the commercial sliding around the pan like it's on ice looks like a rubber egg. LoL

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: JayL

                                                                                                                                                                                                "the entire bottom with a black residue that I still haven't scrubbed completely out. "
                                                                                                                                                                                                where's the bell to ring? ding ding ding ding. BINGO! exactly just one of many things that happened to our kids and again, any who do disbelieve, watch Chopped. they've often silently cursed out the dang things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love Chopped...I hate OrGREENic cookware.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. I have had my two ten inch orgeenic fry pans for a year. They definitely do scratch using metal utensils and they do stick if you don't season them but would I say they are a not worth the twenty dollars I paid for them, absolutely not. I love them and am going to buy more. If taken care of properly they will last for years. I cook everything in mine. I boil vegetables like I would a pot and fry anything I want. I simply love them and would not trade them for all the Teflon in the world.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Virginia43

                                                                                                                                                                                              Well Said Virginia43....It may not be as wonderful as it's advertising suggests but it really is a nice pan well worth it's cost...I only need one so I am good but if one of my kids steal it I would buy another in a heartbeat

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Virginia43

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sorry Virginia, but this stuff is pure crap. No different than Teflon. May be more healthy when they break down - who knows. Why take the chance? I wouldn't trade them for ANY Teflon in the world. I know that's not safe. I choose not to use it. I'm sticking to stainless steal, at least until science gets their act together.
                                                                                                                                                                                                And what is the advantage of boiling with it????

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Lifetime guarantee? What a ripoff....I've only had my pan for 2 months...seasoned as instructed...things are sticking to the bottom center of the pan...called customer service...was told I needed to return the pan (at my expense) AND INCLUDE RETURN SHIPPING OF $7.99 FOR THEM TO SEND ME A REPLACEMENT? That's $16 and the pan cost $20??????

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Laurie40

                                                                                                                                                                                                  LoL...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not laughing at you...laughing at the company.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: JayL

                                                                                                                                                                                                    No you can laugh at me...I deserve it for being so stupid as to think a $20 pan advertised on TV would actually work...Thank God I have a nice set of Cuisinart pots and pans and typically use cast iron for most things. It's just nice to have at least one non-stick pan that works...guess I'll be coughing up the $75 I need to get one. LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Why would anyone waste their money..

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I love the way my Orgreenic pan cooks... However I hatethe handle and lids don't fit easily. Those who have problems with it sticking, probably used olive oil to season it. Bad choice. Only use canola oil and it works very well! i have been using mine for 4 months and love it!! I use daily, so I have to re-season it every Couple of months.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is not the pan used on chopped, the chopped chefs use the "original green pan". I have one of those as well and would probably buy them instead of the Orgreenic but they also need re-seasoning as soon as they start to stick.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Seewithin

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I seasoned it with canola oil...re-seasoning does not change the problem with sticking...wished it did. I simply wanted one non-stick pan to use ...I typically use cast iron and have a nice set of Cuisinart pots and pans...I knew it was too good to be true and once again have learned you get what you pay for...why did I think a $20 pan would actually work?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Well, I said no scratch marks back in April. I no longer use those "scrubby things" to get rid of the burnt on food, and I still have many, many scratches. I like the size of the pan so I keep using it. If I use Pam plus oil for everything I have less burnt on food to deal with. I soak it over night and wash it with a plain sponge and soap, and it comes clean without scrubbing. No different than stainless steal or even cast iron. You can season this stuff till the cows come home and you still need Pam and oil. I bought mine at Wal Mart and asked them if they had many returns. They said, "TONS!". That says it all for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Orgreenic cookware is better than old Teflon, but certainly their NO-STICK CLAIM IS BOGUS. I have 3 pieces. The original order was for 4 pans. 2 pans came from the factory with bowed bottoms and had to be returned. The ordering and return process was clumsy, mishandled and frustrating.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I've prepared each pan according to instructions for "seasoning". But many FOODS DO STICK TO THEM. It is relatively easy to scrub them clean. I do use the pans every day, but laugh at their no-stick claims.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I too find that the o greenic pans stick some.. no matter what. The reason I like them is that you can sear meat then put it in the oven. They are relatively cheap and I don't have to worry about burning grease onto my Cuisinart stainless. I never use the green pans for anything non-stick. To get them clean? I just soak for a while and then use a Dobie pad to wash.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: delilahtoo

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Non stick claim is a joke. But I do use my set. Best soak for any type stuck food is Oxiclean powder. Magic

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. All I can say about these pans is don't waste your money. The roomy had one when I moved in. He loved it, but it quickly began sticking more the more we used it. It now has a lovely baked on, never to be chiseled out black thing in the bottom of the pan. The offender? The notorious hash browns. Gotta look out for those little buggers lol. Have tried everything to get it out short of a jack hammer. It's headed for the cooktop in the sky as soon as my new cast iron set arrives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I've had my OrGreenic cookware nearly a year. Original purchases had several warped pans, which took a while to get replaced under the warranty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Agreed: the no-stick claim is less than reliable but I still prefer these pans to Teflon. At higher heat, many foods do stick, but most are relatively easy to clean. And it helps to redo the seasoning step as needed, by coating with vegetable oil and heating the pan until it smokes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The easiest way to remove stuck food from OrGreenics or any pot, pan or casserole is by soaking briefly with OXI-CLEAN or similar oxygen-type laundry product (Biz, etc.) Food magically lifts off with virtually no scrubbing, so you are still protecting the finish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: sarahrah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                "which took a while to get replaced under the warranty"...how much did that cost you? I bought and LOVE my new Cuisinart 622-30H 12" skillet. I have been using it for over a year...my eggs look great every time, cleans easy and I only need soap and water. OrGreenics are a big rip off and I can't help but think you work for them by the sound of your post just based on your warranty comment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Don't do it, I posted last year about how worthless the pan I bought was and the warranty is a joke...they want you to send them quite a bit to ship you a pan...like $6 less than just going back to the store to buy another one. I bought a Cuisinart 622-30H 12" skillet and have been using it ever since I pitched that garbage OrGreenic pan and I absolutely love it...nothing sticks, cleans easy and looks just as nice as the day I bought it. I've been using it for a little over a year. You can find them online..I found the best price at Amazon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Reply to Laurie 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No I don't work for OrGreenic. At my request, I asked my daughter to order a pan for Mothers Day 2013. She sent a set of 3, of which 2 were warped. It took several weeks to sort out the warranty and get the two replacements. Silly me for not checking Google first for complaints against the company. Usually I take that precaution for any products advertised on TV. A bit more research would have saved me hassles and probably steered me to a better version of the ceramic finish pans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Do Not Buy these Pans, they wont last. My pan quit being non stick in about 2 months or around 18 usages, I also have the large pot and the outside lost its surface and is now gray and chaulky like old cast aluminum, its awful looking, the company has no way to contact them about complaints and when you finally get someone on the phone they say (I will transfer you and then hang up) These are a Scam. cheep, flim flam, It will cost you more in shipping then just buying a quality pan at JC pennys or sears, even the dollar stores have better quality cookware. I uploaded photo of one after 3 months of use.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: browneasley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Browneasley,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you still have your pan, there may be a way to save it. Make a paste of baking soda and water. Using a scrubby sponge that's labelled safe for nonstick cookware, scrub the nonstick surface with the paste. Then clean and dry your pan. Do this before cleaning the outside of the pan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To clean the outside and remove that passivation layer, try cream of tartar: http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Last, wipe a tiny bit of oil around the inside of the pan with a paper towel, heat the pan on med-low heat and wipe again, then let pan cool. With any luck this will restore your nonstick finish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If it works, you should stop running your pan through the dishwasher. If you have never put it in the dishwasher, you need to change your dish washing liquid to something more gentle. Try Ajax, if you can get it locally. And make sure it's not a citrus scent. I do believe that citric acid may be responsible for that white passivation layer on your pan. It won't harm the pan in the short term, but I know it feels chalky and nasty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kaleokahu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hey Kaleo,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Why would you say that? If there's a chance of saving the pot for almost no cost, why not?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "If you still have your pan, there may be a way to save it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          yea, save it by sending the blasted thing back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IL Divo,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did you miss the part where Browneasley wrote: "the company has no way to contact them about complaints and when you finally get someone on the phone they say (I will transfer you and then hang up)"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Makes it a bit difficult to send it back, yeah?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: DuffyH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              no duffy, that was a joke, simply a joke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh, ok. Emoticons, IL Divo. Emoticons! :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Mix reviews on this pan some like it and some hate it, don't use metal utensils or high heat regardless what they say! Biggest complaint have read that the the surface last 6 months or so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Mix reviews on this pan some like it and some hate it, don't use metal utensils or high heat regardless what they say! Biggest complaint have read that the the surface last 6 months or so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Have been using the 10 inch fry pan for four months, so far have had no issues. Need to season it in a 300 degree oven for one hour then let it cool them wipe out excess, repeat ever six months or if there is signs of sticking. Don't use metal utensils only wood, plastic, silicon, it's only $19.99.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. There seems to be several versions of these pans of different quality. Someone said they had all three of them. I wouldn't buy from this company. TjMAXX has a lot of the Italian Moneta pans just in. They are the company that originated ceramic cookware. They are $20 for a 9" and $25 for the 11" frypans and they are gorgeous. They have the Symphony ones and the Total White ones. The same coating as the Ceramica Pro that's VERY espensive. I think the 10" is $120 on Amazon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These also have an icon on the handle that shows up when the pan is at 140 degrees and then they tell you to turn down the heat to save energy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You can see them at the website www.moneta.it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The best non-stick pans I've ever had are Joycook brand which I got in a Koraen market. I believe they are made in Korea. I have one wok and one semi-wok-pan. They're not expensive either.