Green Pan Reviews: Brand, Safety & Convenience (2023 Guide)

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I tested several of the best Original GreenPan options and have found that the GreenPan Valencia Pro Collection is the best option for safe, easy-to-clean cookware for my home. 

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I love to have a variety of cookware in the kitchen, but the frying pans I reach for most are non-stick, quick-wash pans that I can wipe out with some soapy water and a soft sponge after cooking. Bonus points if they’re versatile enough for oven use.

If you’ve never owned one of the Original GreenPan products, you might be wondering if these pans are worth the hype.

Let’s take a preview of the cookware sets I’m looking at in my Greenpan ceramic reviews:

Keep reading to find out why I love this cookware, the best Green Pan reviews, and recommendations for buying your own.


What is GreenPan?

Eggs in a GreenPan

GreenPan is a Belgian brand founded by two Belgian friens: Jan Helskens and Wim de Veirman. They hoped to find a better, safer, non-stick alternative to Teflon.

They founded The Cookware Company (the company behind GreenPan) in 2007 and invented Thermolon, a sand-derived ceramic nonstick coating.

What You Can Expect From Green Pan Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware

After creating the Original Green Pan, the cookware company began perfecting their product. They are now on their 5th generation of ceramic non-stick, which they have reinforced the surface with diamonds for even sturdier durability.

Here’s what you should expect from each piece of Green Pan ceramic non-stick cookware:

  • A scratch-resistant interior
  • Thermolon ceramic non-stick
  • An oven-safe, stainless steel handle (most models)
  • Responsive and even heating
  • Easy to clean
  • Teflon-free, no PTFE, nor PFOA
  • No toxic fumes

The Benefits of Ceramic Cookware

Meatballs in a Ceramic Pan

The most significant benefit to ceramic nonstick cookware is that it has a safe, non-stick coating. This makes everyday cooking with things like scrambled eggs or cheese a total breeze.

The ceramic non-stick surface also makes cleaning easier than other pans. A quick wipe with a soft sponge, soap, and warm water–and you’re done. 

Some non-stick ceramic pans, including some from Green Pan, are also safe for dishwasher use. Though, putting these pans in the dishwasher can cause your non-stick coating to wear down more quickly than hand washing.

I know this is a selling point for many home cooks, so I will note which Green Pan cookware sets are dishwasher safe.

Ceramic vs. Teflon

Carrots an Broccoli in a Non-Stick Pan

Ceramic non-stick tends to have a reputation as being safer than non-stick pans using Teflon. Teflon contains PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). PTFE is a synthetic polymer that can be potentially harmful if overheated. 

When using Teflon, or PTFE, it is best to avoid temperatures above 260 °C (500 °F).

Ceramic non-stick, in theory, does not have the same risks associated with high temperatures as Teflon. So it should be the safer option.

Yet all is not what it seems!  Some ceramic non-stick does actually contain PTFE, the main component of Teflon.  It’s not the end of the world, but some users could be disappointed.  

I’ve checked out Green Pan and their ceramic non-stick products are PTFE-free.  This is down to the unique Thermolon nonstick coatings on Green Pan products.

Thermolon uses silicon dioxide to create a ceramic nonstick coating actually quite similar to glass.

On the other hand, when used properly, Teflon is a wonderful non-stick coating for everyday pans. 

Yet, if you would like to create a PTFE-free kitchen, Greenpan cookware is a solid choice.

The Best GreenPan Reviews

GreenPan has several collections available, with single cookware pieces or sets to purchase in each collection. Below are some GreenPan cookware reviews with each set’s pros and cons so you know which Green Pan is best for your home.

Every one of these cookware sets uses the Thermolon ceramic non-stick coating.  It has no Teflon and is PTFE-free.

But, which Greenpan lines is best? I recommend the Greenpan Valencia as the best Greenpan cookware set. But there are some other excellent choices.

Time for compare Greenpan collections!

GreenPan Valencia Cookware Review- Best Overall

The Greenpan Valencia Pro is my top choice for best overall. The pans are oven safe, compatible with induction stove tops and have great customer feedback.  This cookware set suitable for most cooking tasks.


The interior of the Valencia collection has diamond-infused Thermalon, making it more scratch-resistant than the Green Pan Lima collection. 

The ceramic coating in the Valencia pans is safe for metal utensils, though be aware that they can still scratch and chip.

GreenPan Valencia Pro Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 11 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Induction, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Gray

Performance and Cleaning

The Valencia collection is one of the few GreenPan sets that is induction cooktop safe

While these nonstick pans boast compatibility with induction stoves, don’t buy them for that purpose. Most ceramic pans don’t pair well with induction stoves due to the metals used in their construction.

The Valencia has a special base layer that is, both in theory and practice, induction compatible.  (Looking for induction cookware?  You can also find  induction-compatible pans by other brands that I’ve reviewed.)

These pans are dishwasher safe but note that some detergents with powders and granules can wear down the non-stick more quickly than hand washing.

GreenPan Valencia Pro Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 16 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Induction, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Gray

You can see from this Greenpan Valencia Pro review that I genuinely love these pots and pans. I’ve even hijacked other product reviews to recommend this cookware set. For me, Valencia is the best Greenpan line.

I do acknowledge that some customers have had some difficulties, but that’s not been my experience. I think most people are happy with the performance and quality this cookware offers.

They aren’t the cheapest pots and pans on the market, but if you can afford it, this cookware set is worth it.

GreenPan Valencia Pro Review Summary

This set is durable, subtly attractive, well performing and long lasting if treated well. Look after it and it will look after you.


  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Compatible with all stove types, including induction
  • Pan body and handle are oven and broiler safe up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Glass lids safe up to 218°C (425°F) in the oven
  • 3 fry pan sizes


  • Interior becomes hard to clean if food burns
  • Interior can chip easily

GreenPan Venice Pro Cookware Review- Runner Up Best Overall

The GreenPan Venice Pro set is my runner-up for best overall GreenPan collection. The stainless exterior is easy to keep clean, and the non-stick interior gets excellent customer reviews. 


The exterior of the Venice Pro collection is 3-ply stainless steel. It has also been reinforced with their Evershine finish, which resists discoloration and damage.

Its interior still boasts the same non-stick Thermolon nonstick coating as other GreenPan cookware.

GreenPan Venice Pro Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Multi Clad, Induction, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Silver

Performance and Cleaning

The stainless steel exterior of the Venice Pro collection makes it compatible with induction stoves. 

Like other ceramic nonstick options, these pots and pans heat evenly and need only low or medium heat for best results. The non-stick coating on the Venice Pro collection gets rave reviews from customers. 

Could it be because these are on the pricey side, and people take better care of them?

The frying pan handles and lid handles can get very hot, be sure to use an oven mitt or dish towel when touching the handles or lids.

These nonstick pots and pans are dishwasher safe and I like that the casserole has a pour spout on the edge and wish the saucepans had the same feature. 

GreenPan Venice Pro Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 7 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Multi Clad, Induction, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Silver


  • Compatible with all stove types, including induction
  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Pan body and handle are oven and broiler safe up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Glass lids oven safe up to 218°C (425°F)


  • Interior coating can chip without proper care, especially around the lid area
  • Handles and lids get hot to touch
  • Less affordable than other sets
  • Some reports of glass lids cracking with use

GreenPan Lima Cookware Review- Best Value

The GreenPan Lima collection is my pick for best overall value. This set is versatile and affordable and great for someone new to the GreenPan brand.


The exterior of the Lima set is hard anodized aluminum and the interior is coated with their Thermolon ceramic non-stick coating. The coating is free of lead and cadmium so even if you accidentally overheat this cookware, it will not emit potentially harmful fumes. 

GreenPan Lima Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Oven Safe, Gray

Performance and Cleaning

To get the most out of the Lima collection, you’ll want to follow the manufacturers guidelines. In my opinion, these are easy to follow, but seem to cause a lot of frustration for some customers.

For all GreenPans, always cook on low to medium heat, never use cooking oil spray, avoid extra virgin olive oil, and hand wash when the pan has cooled after use.

When used and cleaned correctly, these pans perform well. If misused, you will only get a few months out of the ceramic coating, and you may have to replace quite quickly.

This set is not dishwasher safe, and you do not want to use any metal utensils on its nonstick coating. I recommend a soft sponge for cleaning and wood or silicone utensils.

GreenPan Lima Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 18 Piece Cookware Bakeware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Oven Safe, Gray


  • Pan body and handle are oven and broiler safe up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Glass lids are safe up to 218°C (425°F) in the oven
  • Sturdy but lightweight
  • Interior becomes hard to clean if food burns
  • Interior can chip easily
  • Affordable


  • Not compatible with induction
  • Strict maintenance guidelines
  • Customer comments that exterior can rust if not dried properly

GreenPan Hudson Cookware Review- Runner Up for Best Value

The GreenPan Hudson set is my runner up for best value. The price point on this set is affordable and I like that they have cool-touch wood handles. 


With a durable anodized aluminum body and a ceramic Thermolon coating, the Hudson collection is built like many of the other GreenPans. 

The exception is the handle. The handles on the Hudson cookware feature a wood-look Bakelite technology which keeps them cool when handling.

The handles on the glass lids are still stainless steel, so be cautious when handling those while cooking. 

GreenPan Hudson Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 8 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, Vintage Wood Inspired Handle, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black

Performance and Cleaning

The construction of these nonstick pans make them a little more finicky than other sets. While they are safe for the dishwasher, they are not metal utensil safe. 

Their handles feature Bakelite construction to keep them cool to the touch, but can discolor above 138°C (280°F).

GreenPan Hudson Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 11" Frying Pan Skillet with Lid, Vintage Wood Inspired Handle, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black

I like this set, it’s fun and this Greenpan Hudson review was one of the most enjoyable for me to write.


  • Bakelite handle stays cool to the touch 
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Affordable price
  • Compatible on electric, gas and glass top stoves


  • Not metal utensil safe
  • Cookware bodies are only safe up to 160°C (320°F) in the oven
  • Some handle discoloration can happen above 138°C (280°F)
  • The saucepan does not come with a lid
  • No 8 inch fry pan–smallest is 9.5 inches

GreenPan Chatham Cookware Review- Best for Oven Use

The GreenPan Chatham collection is my top choice for oven use. Safe up to 315°C (600°F) in the oven or broiler and it includes a 5-quart covered casserole.


Another set with a scratch-resistant anodized aluminum exterior, the Chatham has GreenPan’s Thermolon nonstick coating for a durable, easy-clean cooking surface. 

Due to the diamond-infused coating, these nonstick pans can withstand metal utensils if needed. 

There have been some complaints about the non-stick coating chipping or scratching, so I’d still avoid metal when possible.

GreenPan Chatham Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Gray

Performance and Cleaning

These nonstick pans have the same temperature restrictions as the others on our list. By keeping the heat lower, around medium or below, your non-stick will last longer. This is especially true with the fry pans. 

These pans heat up quickly and the heat distribution is exceptional, making them ideal for everyday use.

These are safe in the dishwasher, but for longer-lasting non-stick clean by hand in warm soapy water with a soft sponge. 

If you use cooking oil spray or extra virgin olive oil and they burn onto these pans, cleanup is messy and the non-stick wears down.

GreenPan Chatham Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 11" Grill Pan, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Gray

In Brief Greenpan Chatham Review: This is a decent cookware set which performs well but doesn’t stand out. The handles and lids make it ideal for oven use.


  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Pan body and handle are oven and broiler safe up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Glass lids oven safe up to 218°C (425°F)


  • Some reports of the nonstick coating chips easily
  • Frying pans included in the set are smaller than expected

GreenPan Rio Cookware Review- Best for Gas Stovetop Use

The GreenPan Rio is my top choice for gas stove top use. If you rarely need oven-safe pans, this is an excellent and affordable choice for your kitchen. Find similar pans in my review of gas-stove cookware.


The hard anodized aluminum bodies are as durable as other sets, but come in colorful options. The interior is coated with their Thermolon ceramic non-stick.

The Rio also has Stay-Cool handles both on the pans and on the lids.

GreenPan Rio Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 16 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black

Performance and Cleaning

These Rio pans get hot enough for frying on low to medium heat and the non-stick holds up well when cared for properly.

These are dishwasher and metal utensil safe, but most customer Greenpan Rio reviews say that their pans have held up longer by hand washing and avoiding metal. I recommend you do the same. 

GreenPan Rio Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 16 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Turquoise


  • Affordable
  • Glass lids for easy monitoring
  • Cool-touch handles on pans and lids
  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Compatible on electric, gas, and glass top stoves
  • 3 fry pan sizes


  • Cookware bodies and glass lids are only oven safe up to 176°C (350°F)
  • Some customer complaints of uneven heating and hot spots
  • Scratches and chips reported, mostly from customers who cleaned them in the dishwasher
  • Not Induction compatible

GreenPan Prime Midnight Cookware Review- Best 11-Piece Set

With this 11-piece set you’re getting 1- and 2-quart saucepans with lids, 5-quart casserole with lid, 8-inch (20cm) and 10-inch (25cm) frypans, and 3-quart skillet with lid which fits most all home cooking needs. 


Another dishwasher safe set, the Prime Midnight collection is darker in color than other GreenPan collections, with a black anodized aluminum exterior and interior. 

GreenPan Chatham Black Prime Midnight Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 11 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Black

Performance and Cleaning

Even with the black exterior and interior, the function of the Prime Midnight remains the same. This collection has a diamond infused nonstick coating which is safe for metal utensils.

It is not safe for use with induction stovetops, but when used on electric, gas, and glass top stoves, it has excellent heat distribution and cooks evenly.

The glass lids are easy to handle and allow you to see your cooking progress.

The Prime Midnight set is safe for dishwasher cleanup. Be sure to dry the pans completely before storing them to prevent any rusting on the exterior.

GreenPan Chatham Prime Midnight Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 5 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, Mixed Cooking Utensils, Stainless Steel Handles, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe, Black


  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Compatible with electric, gas, and glass top stoves
  • Pan body and handle are oven and broiler safe up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Glass lids oven safe up to 218°C (425°F)


  • Not induction compatible
  • Price not in line with quality
  • Lids can trap food in the rim

GreenPan Paris Cookware Review- Best Overall Design

The GreenPan Paris set is my favorite cookware set when it comes to aesthetics. 

They function as well as most other GreenPan cookware lines, but their stainless lids have left some customers unhappy.


GreenPan Paris pots and Pans have an anodized aluminum, grey base for durability and sleek stainless steel lids. The stainless handles feature a V-shape design to minimize heat transfer, but the handles can still get hot while cooking.

GreenPan Paris Pro Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 11 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set with Stainless Steel Lids, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Grey

Performance and Cleaning

With proper use and care, these pans work as they’re supposed to. Avoid olive oil and never use cooking oil sprays and the non-stick will last you quite a while.

I like that the lids are oven proof up to 315°C (600°F). This is one of the only sets where the entire pan, including the lid, is safe for oven use at such a high temperature.

When it comes to customer feedback, some Greenpan Paris Pro reviews comment that the handles on the lids are quite small and get hot. This can make them a challenge to maneuver without an oven mitt or dish towel. When it comes to usability, the glass lids handle better than these stainless options.

The GreenPan Paris set is dishwasher safe and safe for use with metal utensils. 

GreenPan Paris Pro Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 12" Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Grey


  • Oven safe, including lids, up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • V-shape handle for less heat transfer
  • 3 fry pan sizes


  • Lids have a very small handle that gets hot while cooking, making them hard to handle
  • Some comments mention scratching and wear on the exterior of the pans
  • Lids get hotter and are harder to handle than glass lid options

GreenPan SearSmart Cookware Review- Best for Searing Meat

The GreenPan SearSmart is my top choice for searing and browning meats. It’s interior is still Thermolon coated, but made specifically for easy-release searing.


The SearSmart features a textured SmartSear surface which is ideal for searing.

The shape of this collection offers more surface volume for cooking. The walls are slightly more vertical, resulting in a larger cooking surface. 

Performance and Cleaning

As far as heating and cooking goes, these work as expected. You can sear even on a lower heat setting and the textured surface does make for a nice browning effect.

However, there have been some issues with the pans not being level and having oil and eggs run to the edges, rather than stay in the center. 

There have also been reports of this coating being easily scratched. Even if they say it’s safe, I recommend avoiding metal utensils.

These pans are dishwasher safe.


  • Textured coating for easy-removal searing and browning
  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Optimized shape for 25-40% more cooking area
  • Pan body and handle are oven and broiler safe up to 315°C (600°F)
  • Glass lids oven safe up to 218°C (425°F)


  • Coating is easily scratched
  • Cooking surface is not level and some reports of doming in the center
  • On the expensive side 

GreenPan Mayflower Cookware Review- Best for Updated Features

The GreenPan MayFlower collection is my pick for best updated collection. It is similar in function to the Lima, but has their newest Thermolon technology and design.


The Mayflower collection is designed to look and feel like the original Green Pan. These have the same function as their original pans, but with updated features.

Their 5th generation Thermolon Infinity Pro nonstick coating is diamond infused for a durable, long lasting non-stick surface. 

The hard anodized aluminum base is sturdy and has an induction base, making it safe to use on all stove tops.

The wooden handles stay cool to the touch, but are not oven safe making this set less versatile than some others in the GreenPan arsenal.

Greenpan Mayflower 13 Piece, Cookware Pots and Pan Set, Smoky Blue

Performance and Cleaning

The Mayflower collection is induction safe and many induction users are very happy with the performance of this set. 

While the pieces with the wooden handles are not oven safe, it appears that the casserole dishes and pieces with stainless steel handles are oven safe up to 180°C (356°F)

This set is not recommended for dishwasher cleaning or use with metal utensils. 


  • Compatible with all stove tops, including induction
  • Lids with large handles for easy use
  • Positive comments about the quality and non-stick performance


  • Not dishwasher or metal utensil safe
  • Not oven safe
  • Not as affordable as some sets

GreenPan Levels Stackable Cookware Review- Best for Small Kitchens

The GreenPan Levels Stackable set is my top choice for small kitchens. You’ll get the performance of GreenPan, requiring minimal storage space.


This stackable collection has the same hard anodized aluminum body and their Thermolon Diamond Advanced coating for slippery ceramic non-stick.

The handles are silicone wrapped stainless steel, making them cool to the touch while cooking.

The lids that are included in the cookware set also have built in strainers, which is convenient and less clean up.

GreenPan Levels Stackable Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 11 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black

Performance and Cleaning

The selling point of this set is its compact design, boasting 30% less cabinet space use. This is an excellent perk for those of us using small kitchens, but note that don’t have the large handles like others sets and not all pans come with lids. 

Customers have noted that their food cooks well on lower heat settings and that the recommendations by GreenPan to stay on medium heat or lower are sufficient even for stir frys. 

This set is safe for the dishwasher and safe to use with metal utensils. 

GreenPan Levels Stackable Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 6 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black


  • 11-piece set stacks at only 13.5-inches (34.3cm) tall
  • Oven safe up to 204°C (400°F), lids to 176°C (350°F)
  • Dishwasher and metal utensil safe
  • Cool-touch silicone wrapped handles


  • Not induction cooktop compatible
  • Not all pans have lids
  • Lid handles can get hot during cooking
  • No 8 inch fry pan

GreenPan Padova Roasting Pan Review

Not everyone is coming to this page looking for a cookware set. If you are interested in a roasting pan, then the GreenPan Padova is a great choice.

It uses the same healthy, ceramic non-stick coating as the other GreenPan cookware lines. This might seem over the top for a roasting pan, but it makes clean up much easier.

GreenPan Reserve Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Roasting Pan, 13" x 16", Black


This pan uses a tough hard-anodized body. OK, that might be a little over the top for this pan! Still at least if will last.


Customers love how easy to clean this pan is. Some customers even claim it results in tastier roasts, but I’m skeptical on that point.

What’s clear is that this pan is robust and easy to use.

However you’d expect that–this pan is pretty pricey for what it is. I think I would consider this as a gift for someone without a roasting pan, who I was looking to spend a decent chunk of change on.


  • Robust
  • Easy to clean


  • Expensive

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Lima vs. Paris vs. Rio vs. Valencia

I’ve covered quite a few of the best Green Pan reviews.  I know some of the most popular are and as some of my favorites are the Lima, Paris, Valencia and Rio collections, I wanted to do a quick comparison of these GreenPan cookware sets. 


All four of these sets feature hard anodized aluminum bodies for lasting durability. Their interiors are all Thermolon ceramic non-stick.

The Rio set offers colorful options and has cool-touch handles, while Paris and Lima only come in one color option and their stainless steel and glass lids can get hot to handle.

Valencia has no color options but its coloring is subtly attractive.  The handles seem to stay cool to touch, but perhaps not quite as effectively as Rio’s handles.

Performance and Cleaning

These four sets all perform best when the manufacturer’s instructions are followed closely. Ceramic nonstick cooks best on low to medium heat, never high heat. Never use cooking sprays and avoid extra virgin olive oil. 

Though the Valencia, Paris and Rio sets boast that they are dishwasher and metal utensil safe, I recommend always hand washing and using wood or silicone utensils to lengthen the life of your ceramic non-stick.

The Valencia, Lima and Paris sets are safe for oven use, while the Rio is only safe up to 176°C (350°F).

Valencia is one of the rare GreenPan cookware sets that is oven-safe.

Overall – GreenPan Valencia Pro vs Paris Pro vs Rio vs Lima

As you know my favorite all-round set is the GreenPan Valencia set.  But the others have a lot going for them.

I would choose the Rio set if I were looking for a set with color options and cool-touch handles, but very little oven use. 

I would choose either the Paris or Lima set for a versatile, everyday hard anodized aluminum cookware set that could replace some of my other cookware, including some of my oven-safe pieces. 

The main difference between the Paris and Lima cookware lines are the lids. If you prefer a glass lid and to monitor your cooking, the Lima is right for you.

GreenPan Cookware Alternatives

Before concluding, it’s worth checking out some of Green Pan’s competition! Firstly, the one that stays in my mind is Scanpan. I feel that Scanpan is trying to do something similar to Green Pan. And they’re not bad, yet when I reviewed Scanpan, I actually ended up recommending Green Pan.

GreenPan cookware is not only good quality but is Teflon-free, something Scanpan couldn’t boast.

Other similar products, like Blue Diamond, also contain Teflon.

Still there are some decent Greenpan alternatives, including ceramic cookware sets out there without Teflon.

GreenPan Buying Guide

White Ceramic Pan

If you’re considering one of the above GreenPan products for your home, below you’ll find some information to consider before making your final purchase.

How long does GreenPan cookware last?

GreenPan boasts a limited lifetime warranty on their pans and offer a 2 year warranty on the non-stick coating. Most non-stick pans can wear out in that amount of time, so you’re getting an above average to average lifespan for a non-stick frying pan when you go with the ceramic nonstick GreenPans. 

As the non-stick interiors are less utilized in saucepans and casseroles, those pans will likely last you more than the 2-year expectancy.

There’s no reason why you couldn’t get a frypan or sauté pan to last longer than 2 years though.  Avoid the dishwasher as much as possible, don’t use metal utensils, and just be careful.

If you take care of them, GreenPan pans, just like other non-stick cookware, can last a good few years.

Is Greenpan Induction compatible?

This depends on the cookware line, however the Greenpan Valencia Pro is induction compatible and I recommend it.

Why is my Green Pan sticking?

There are several reasons your Green Pan may be sticking. Most commonly it’s because of normal wear on the non-stick which naturally loses its slippery coating over time and with use.

You may also be cooking on too high of heat. Green Pan recommends using lower temperatures to take the most advantage of their non-stick properties and for longer lasting 

You’ll also want to avoid using any cooking spray oil and extra virgin olive oil. These can cause a sticky residue to build up and make your non-stick more of a will-stick.

Greenpan Safety: Is Greenpan safe to cook with?

Yes, Greenpan Thermolon is a safe and non-toxic non-stick coating. Greenpan is safe to cook with.

How do I best care for my Green Pan?

Butter in a Pan

The best advice I can give for caring for your Green Pan is to treat it gently. Yes, they claim to be durable, dishwasher-safe and safe to use with metal utensils, but the truth is no non-stick pan is that durable.

Using wood or silicone utensils will help your ceramic nonstick cookware last longer. As will cleaning it properly.

Always hand wash in warm, soapy water with a soft sponge. When stacking your pans, layer paper or cloth between them. 

Pay close attention to the manufacturer’s temperature guidelines. While ceramic nonstick cookware in general can withstand high heat, using them above their maximum heat recommendation can cause them to break down.

Do not use cooking oil sprays. Do not use extra virgin olive oils, or other oils that don’t handle high heat. Cook on a lower heat setting and never leave an empty pan on a hot burner.

(Normally I recommend extra virgin olive oil for nonstick cookware, but since GreenPan explicitly suggests not using–avoid it.)

How do I choose the right size GreenPan?

The right size GreenPan will depend on your cooking habits and your kitchen storage. For a frying pan or skillet, the size refers to the diameter of the fry pan. For saucepans, you’ll measure size by volume. 

An 8-inch (20cm) frying pan is great for an egg or two, while a 12-inch (30.5cm) skillet can make enough food for a family of 4.

I always recommend a 10-inch (25cm) frying pan as my go-to size. I find that it’s big enough to cook a full one-pan meal, but not so big that I feel like it takes up too much space or is hard to maneuver. The best cookware sets have two fry pans – 8 inches and 10 inches; covering all possibilities. 

A 2-quart saucepan is my choice for everyday saucepan. It’s perfect for sauces, pastas, and soups.

Is GreenPan Non-Stick Cookware Safe?

Is GreenPan safe? Yes. GreenPan’s safety comes from the ceramic non-stick interior, called Thermolon, is made from a sand-derived material that is natural and does not emit any toxic fumes or chemicals during normal cooking or even when overheated. 

GreenPan does not contain any Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE – active component of Teflon), PFAS, or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA -which has been banned in cookware for several years) and has been certified by the FDA for food contact standards.

What is Thermolon?

Thermolon is the ceramic non-stick technology that sets GreenPan apart from other non-stick cookware. 

The ceramic is turned into a sprayable solution using a technique called Sol-Gel. The spray is applied to the interior of anodized aluminum cookware and then cured in the oven to create a durable, non-stick ceramic pan.

Is Non-Stick Cookware safe?

In all likelihood, non-stick cookware from a reputable manufacturer is safe. However most non-stick cookware contains PTFE (aka Teflon). There is no evidence Teflon is unsafe if used correctly, but it does emit toxic fumes if overheated.

Products like Green Pan non-stick cookware, offer a safe and Teflon-free non-stick alternative.

Are Green Pans Dishwasher Safe?

Can Green Pan Cookware go in the dishwasher? Most GreenPan cookware lines are dishwasher safe. However your GreenPan won’t last as long if you are always popping it in the dishwasher.

I recommend handwashing non-stick cookware where possible. If you must use the dishwasher, then make sure the interior, non-stick surface, doesn’t touch anything in the dishwasher.

Is GreenPan Oven Safe?

Some GreenPan lines, such as the Valencia Pro, are oven-safe. However you should check the specific recommendations of your product as this varies (due mainly to the material of the handles.)

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Takeaways From the Best GreenPan Reviews

I hope you’ve seen from my Greenpan cookware reviews that these are quality, healthy products at an affordable price.

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Best GreenPan Set

My choice for best GreenPan set goes to the Valencia collection. I love that ceramic nonstick cookware is a safe option for my home and that it cooks well using lower heat settings. 

The Greenpan Valencia set won my top pick for being versatile enough to go from stove top to oven and for having glass lids so I can better control my cooking.

Though the Valencia set claims to be dishwasher and metal utensil safe, I will forever be hand washing mine and using wooden utensils on my set to keep it for as long as possible.

Best Greenpan Frying Pan

If you’re not sure, then I suggest dipping your toes in the water with just a frying pan. This 8-inch Valencia pan would be my for best Greenpan frying pan.