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Jan 22, 2011 07:24 AM

Awesome Non Toxic (Ceramic) Fry Pans !

these 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.

Some of the TV chefs are even switching to ceramic pans now.....
You can see the difference ... looks grey or silver and very smooth.

And, Zellers seems to have them half price every 6 months or so.

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  1. Thanks! I have been hunting some Le Creuset at different stores but this looks like it will do just fine, non-toxic and non stick. Good tip!

    1. Thanks, will try to check out at Zeller's. I just bought a dual pack of Green Pans at Costco for $39.99... How much do the BIALETTI ones go for. Like just to get an idea.. for a 9", 12" fry pan or whatever. Sounds like an interesting product..

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      1. re: ylsf

        12" are regularly 39.99 sale for 19.99 and small are 19.99 down to 9.99 on sale 50%
        They are heavy & deep! You can't miss them in the stores. Deep red exterior and white cook surface.

        1. re: ylsf

          Hey ylsf - what size Green Pans did you buy at Costco? I bought 2 Green Pans at iQ on the Danforth last summer and I *love* them - would love to pick up more. Did they have much of a selection?

          1. re: peppermint pate

            The dual pack from Costco had a 24cm and a 28cm in it. The thing is that I think they are getting low in quantity as my local store didn't have any (or never did) from what I saw but I picked some up at the Mississauga North store. You might have to try more than one location.

            Haven't had a chance to use the Bialetti or the green pan yet.

        2. Thanks! I have an earthchef pan I adore but need more! Actually really need a deep skillet with a lid...

          1. Thanks for that great tip - I wonder if my local Zellers carries them - I'll call them tomorrow!

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            1. re: KitchenVoodoo

              Where is your local Zellers? They should all have them in Ontario. But I went to Gerrard Square on Saturday around 5:45 pm and all they had left were one large pan which was nicked, and 3 small ones, and one of those was damaged. They also had the same series as a complete set of pots and pans for 55% off, plus on the weekend they had 10% more if you use a Zellers or HBC card, plus another 10% on your first purchase using a card. So I got 20% more off on everything I bought after I got a card right at the cashier!

              1. re: foodyDudey

                Yeah, really good deal with the extra 10% off... my location was out of the big pans (Oakville store) but they had about 5 or 6 of the small ones. I got a rain check for the big ones and decided to buy a set too (was around $144 for the set). I am going to try out the small one for a few days and decide if I want to keep the set before using it (which I will likely want to based on OPs review and the very positive reviews I saw on amazon/etc)

                thanks again op!

                1. re: ylsf

                  Let us know how these fare for you.
                  Would be interested if Bialetti's cookware is as good as my time-tested and true stovetop espresso maker.

                2. re: foodyDudey

                  If Zellers ever runs out of an advertised Special The Customer Service Desk will issue rain checks.

              2. Sorry but I had one of the Bialetti ceramic saute pans, and it absolutely sucked! No kidding, I threw it out after only one use. Green pans aren't bad, but if you want a non-stick ceramic pan that really performs pay the extra money and buy EarthChef from The Bay or Zellers. They are a little pricier, however regularly on sale. They have better quality construction and handles and are truly non-stick.

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                1. re: bogie

                  So what exactly did you not like after using it once? The one I bought on the weekend works perfectly.

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    It was far from non-stick! Even though I used it on medium heat it became encrusted with food particles that seemed to bond with the finish at the molecular level, no kidding! It would not come clean after soaking and scrubbing. I don't know if I got a defective one or what, but I know that I will never buy a Bialetti pan again. BTW, I am a chef and I know how to use the equipment.

                    1. re: bogie

                      I didn't have that problem, the non-stick peoperties of the pan were great. It was very easy to clean up and I'd say you got a dud.

                      It's a frying pan, not a spaceship, I don't think you need to be a chef to use one properly. :-)

                      1. re: foodyDudey

                        Okay, I literally just laughed some coffee up my nose. Great line (coffee inhalation, not
                        so much).

                        1. re: peppermint pate

                          Yes, very funny, I was just making the point that I wasn't abusing the pan. However, I don't find it so humourous when I get a crappy pan that I've paid good money for...

                          1. re: bogie

                            there is a 5 year guarantee on them no ?

                          2. re: foodyDudey

                            Agree. Never had ANY problems with my ceramic cookware and a ceramic frying pain is certainly a no brainer to use. You've just been unlucky i Guess.

                            1. re: NadiaN

                              Nadia that is an old thread. Wonder what they think now.
                              These complainers in 2011 are right on. I have a ceramic pan from RCSS bought 1 yr ago, and used appropriately. The scratch marks are showing up.
                              The ceramic layer is plasticized, and extremely thin. Caveat emptor.

                          3. re: bogie

                            well..i just tried to wreck my "rocket ship" to no avail.
                            Its non stick & still awesome ! I love them !

                            I may just get the set ... but I'd have to be careful whipping taters etc
                            "Must use wood or non-scratch utensils"

                            ...have to re think that idea.....