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bialetti aeternum white NS

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dijon Dec 19, 2011 05:06 PM

anybody familiar with this, from their website:

"The eco friendly Aeternum cookware line is free of PFOA, free of PTFE and free of Cadmium.
The interior features a new "nano-ceramic" coating which is a water-based coating made of titanium and suspended silicate micro-particles..."

There was a 10" deep skillet at the local grocer aisle. Metal thickness seemed a little skimpy compared to premium aluminum and 3 ply brands.

Comments?

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    monopod Dec 27, 2011 08:31 AM

    Just bought one. I've only made a couple of things in it so far - an omelette and some fried eggs - but it performed beautifully for both. It's more nonstick than any pan I've ever used - with a very small amount of butter (for flavor) in the pan, the eggs were skating around like they were on an ice rink. I have, however, heard tell that the superior nonstick characteristics don't last for more than a few months, so we'll have to see how it ages.

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    1. re: monopod
      Chemicalkinetics Dec 27, 2011 09:08 AM

      "I have, however, heard tell that the superior nonstick characteristics don't last for more than a few months, so we'll have to see how it ages."

      That is what I heard too. Please do update us.

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        monopod Dec 28, 2011 09:06 AM

        Will do. The pan is actually pretty cheap - around $25 for the 12" version - so if I get a year of use out of it, I'll be relatively happy.

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      monopod Mar 22, 2012 08:43 AM

      Update: we're about three months in, and the nonstick properties are starting to noticably decline. The white finish hasn't changed in appearance, and other than a couple of tiny nicks (my fault, using a fork or knife to move food in the pan) the coating doesn't appear to be coming off yet. But things are starting to stick more. For example, I use it to make scrambled eggs with a little cheese in them for my daughter almost every morning. They used to slide around like they were on an ice rink. Yesterday, though, I noticed that they were sticking around the edges of the pan, and I actually had to use a scrubbing sponge to get them off.

      After three months it's still performing well, but I think I can already see the beginnings of a decline. I'll update again in a few months.

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