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Jul 1, 2010 11:21 AM

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

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.

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

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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: TorontoJo

        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?

        1. re: Googs

          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.

      2. 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.

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

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          1. re: jaymando

            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.

            1. re: Googs

              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.

              1. re: Full tummy

                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.

                1. re: Googs

                  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...

                  1. re: Full tummy

                    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. 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:


            75 The Donway W, Toronto, ON M3C, CA

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            1. re: Full tummy

              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.

              1. re: Omeghan

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


              2. re: Full tummy

                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.