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Kitchen-Art non-stick pans from Galleria (moved from Ontario board)

TorontoJo Jun 25, 2011 04:06 PM

Does anyone know anything about these Korean-made pans that you can buy at the Galleria supermarkets? They are non-stick, incredibly light and have a mottled (sort of granite-like) finish. I picked up a wok a few months ago and have been rather fond of it. I haven't used it enough to know how well the finish will hold up and would like to know whether this is just a cheap teflon rip off that's going to peel off in a few more months or whether it's some other type of non-stick finish.

My google skills have turned up nothing because "kitchen art", "kitchen-art" and "kitchenart" are incredibly generic terms that result in a gabillion hits.

If anyone knows anything and could share, I'd appreciate it.

  1. Jed Clampet Jun 26, 2011 08:39 AM

    Below is a cut and paste from an eBay ad.

    KITCHEN-ART GOLD PLUS

    28CM FRY PAN

    5 LAYER DIAMOND NON-STICK COATING

    $31.00

    Gold Plus Diamond fry pan features a patented diamond

    reinforced non-stick cooking surface using diamond

    crystals in nano-composite. This new non-stick coating

    makes for easy and effortless clean-ups, plus will not

    peel, crack or blister.

    Features :

    Diamond 5 layer non-stick coating for maximum cooking results
    Die-casting body for premium durability and anti-warping
    No PFOA emission
    Anti-bacterial coating in nano-composite
    Patented harmless hard-base coating
    Efficient heat distribution
    Added abrasion & scratch resistant surface
    Ergonomically designed bakelite handle
    Easy and efforless clean-ups
    Suitable for all energy sources excluding induction
    Limited lifetime warranty
    Made in Korea

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    1. re: Jed Clampet
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      stv Jun 26, 2011 08:58 AM

      My old one, did have about 4 very round small spots (1mm dia.) of coating that were not coated when it got replaced.

      1. re: Jed Clampet
        TorontoJo Jun 26, 2011 10:02 AM

        Yeah, I saw that ad, but the surface doesn't look like mine. This one, however, does:

        http://cgi.ebay.com/Kichen-Art-Marble...

        It claims to be PFOA and PTFE free, but I still wonder what the surface is made of.

      2. s
        stv Jun 26, 2011 07:30 AM

        Here are my comments from another reply%3

        The best non stick frying pan, used at level 7 or 8 of 10 is the frying pans from Korea with a marble like coating. NO telfon.

        vailible at T&T of all places. Goes on sale for $15 to $25 ish.

        Try this with ANY other pan: Raw egg cracked in cold pan WITHOUT any oil or butter, turn heat to med or a bit higher, let seat till almost cooked or fully cooked. Maybe lift edges a bit and see if it comes of the pan WITHOUT any residues in the pan.

        These Korea pans are amazing.

        I have the wok type with a lid from something else, and that is almost the only "pan" I used in the kitchen.

        I am on my second one, after about 3 years, because the last one was used on a gas stove and used too high of a temperature. It got warped too much to my liking and T & T had it on sale a few weeks ago.

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        1. re: stv
          TorontoJo Jun 26, 2011 07:40 AM

          Yes, I saw your original post, but this doesn't tell me what they are made of. Do you know?

          1. re: stv
            s
            sbug206 Jun 26, 2011 07:57 AM

            There is no way these pans are PTFE free. Although it may not contain "Teflon" which is the trademark name for PTFE, anything that is that non-stick most certainly is coated. I highly doubt some cheap Korean pan contains some magic technology.

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