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GREEN PAN - Which store has the best selection in the GTA?

Googs Jul 1, 2010 11:21 AM

Is it Golda's Kitchen perhaps? I'd research this myself, but those heady days of privacy when seeking a store are gone. Green Pan wants you to send them an e-mail and ask for store locations. Uh, sorry, nope. I like to buy my cookware anonymously thank you very much.

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Golda's Kitchen
2885 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N, CA

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    bogie RE: Googs Jul 1, 2010 07:50 PM

    Googs: Caynes has a great selection of Green Pan. However, I have purchased and used Green Pan as well as Earth Chef. The Earth Chef are more expensive, but the construction is superior and they have a thicker non-stick coating. Most importantly, they are much more non-stick than Green Pan (with Green Pan, I find that I usually have to use some butter or bacon fat to get non-stick). The Earth Chef are available at The Bay, and are on sale quite often.

    1. TorontoJo RE: Googs Jul 1, 2010 09:46 PM

      Agree with the Cayne's recommendation. I'll also add: ONLY buy the professional series pans. There are many levels of Green Pans and only the professional lines hold up to the non-stick promises and have proper heat distributions. They will be the most expensive pans at Caynes, but worth it.

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        Googs RE: TorontoJo Jul 2, 2010 06:10 AM

        The only items available in the professional lines (Copenhagen & Rotterdam) are fry pans. I'm looking for a complete set.

        What's the best set amongst the ones available at The Bay, Caynes, and Golda's? Kyoto Bis, Oxford, Stockholm, or Vienna?

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          TorontoJo RE: Googs Jul 2, 2010 04:54 PM

          As far as I can tell, there are 3 factors that differ amongst the various lines: surface, thickness of the pan and basic design.

          The professional lines have the Thermalon "Rocks" surface and the thickest metal. I'm not sure any of the other lines have the Rocks surface, but if one of them does, that's the one to get. It's a much better finish than the basic Thermalon surface -- I have a couple of pans with the basic surface and the difference is significant.

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        Gary RE: Googs Jul 2, 2010 05:20 PM

        Not sure if "Green Pan" is a brand name or a general description, but we bought a green non-stick fry pan at the Bay about a year ago. Tossed it out three months later when everything started sticking. It may cause cancer and ruin the environment, but teflon does the job.

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          jaymando RE: Googs Jul 3, 2010 07:34 PM

          Go to the Bay....they are having a huge cookware sale that ends on July 4th

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            Googs RE: jaymando Jul 4, 2010 09:02 AM

            I did! I did go to The Bay! I bought a 7-piece set of the Vienna line with bonus induction burner regularly 900 bones for $200 and then got another 20% off for using a Bay card (which I'll carve up once the bill comes in).

            $160. for a set meant no more shopping around. Thanks for all your help everyone.

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              Full tummy RE: Googs Jul 4, 2010 10:54 AM

              Let us know how it works. I have been thinking about getting one of those pans but am concerned it won't hold up. Please post back in a year or so and let us know how they're holding up.

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                Googs RE: Full tummy Jul 4, 2010 11:41 AM

                I've had one frying pan for about a year now. It still performs well in terms of even heating and remaining non-stick.

                The one thing this line does poorly, though, is the exterior coating. It chips fairly early in the game. Even the display at The Bay, Yonge & Queen was chipped. If you want to get a look at how it will appear in a year, that's the place to go.

                I'll trade esthetics for healthier, more environmentally friendly cookware. That's not for everyone. As for that environment, my old, well-worn collection will be dropped off at Goodwill today.

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                  Full tummy RE: Googs Jul 4, 2010 12:12 PM

                  Oh, I have no concern regarding the appearance. Many of my pots are well worn. I just want to know it will continue working long enough so I don't feel as though I wasted my money. Regarding your frying pan that's still performing well, is that from the same line you just bought? I think all I really need, at least for now, is the frying pan...

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                    Googs RE: Full tummy Jul 4, 2010 12:24 PM

                    It isn't. It's whatever cheapo line they sell at Home Hardware. Not quite as nice as the new one, but still fine.

          2. Full tummy RE: Googs Jul 3, 2010 08:10 PM

            So, I don't know if this is any use to you or anybody. But, I was flipping channels last night and saw Mark McEwan on the Shopping Channel demonstrating/promoting/selling these. I have no idea of the model or price, but you can take a look at the range and "show stopper" price here:

            http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/cat...

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            McEwan
            75 The Donway W, Toronto, ON M3C, CA

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              Omeghan RE: Full tummy Jan 25, 2011 05:25 PM

              BIALETTI Ceramica are on sale 50% off this week @ Zellers.
              I own 3 and wow they really out-perform teflon and cast Iron.
              Even the exterior is non stick! And oven proof!

              I adore them! Surface is a glass like finish and non toxic.
              But use wood or non scratch to cook and you wont be sorry.

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                5andman RE: Omeghan Jan 25, 2011 06:21 PM

                There was another poster than found Bialetti inferior and suggested EarthChef.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/761184

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                imf54 RE: Full tummy Mar 21, 2012 09:41 AM

                I bought them when Mark McEwan was on and they are fantastic - best pans I have ever used by far. These are the thermalon rocks professional series - more expensive than some other green pans out there, but definitely worth it.
                You can still order them from the shopping channel's website.

              3. red dragon RE: Googs Jan 29, 2011 12:48 PM

                I know your post is from July 2010, but I just bought a 2 piece green pan frying pan set at Costco for 39.99, can't wait to see how they perform.

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                  1sweetpea RE: red dragon Jan 29, 2011 01:29 PM

                  I was kind of disappointed with my Green Pans. I expected them to be more non-stick than they are. They have to be heated very gently so the food doesn't stick. I found that I had to use as much or more fats in the pan as with any other "non-stick" pans I've owned. Most annoyingly, one of my Green Pans chipped in two places (coating only). Aside from my concerns about what's in the coating, there's also the issue of food, particularly eggs, sticking to those chipped parts.

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                    Googs RE: 1sweetpea Jan 30, 2011 09:22 AM

                    Do you mean the interior coating? The exterior chips like crazy, but I've not had a problem with the interior. The non-stick aspect works as well with my pans as the day I bought them. Are you putting them in the dishwasher?

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                    ylsf RE: red dragon Jan 30, 2011 12:38 PM

                    Please post your reviews. I also bought this 2 set but haven't used them yet and thinking of returning them and getting more of the Bialetti ones which I got a rain check for during the sale (see other discussion on them) as they seem to work really well..

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                    century81 RE: Googs Jan 30, 2011 07:48 PM

                    Crate and Barrel carries them.
                    Received one for Christmas.

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