Black Cube

PFOA-Free Non-Stick Pans

Better Browning

Non-stick pans are so easy to clean, but stainless steel browns meat and other foods easily and is safe to use with metal utensils. Now Black Cube provides the best of both worlds—stainless steel and non-stick in a single pan.

Black Cube is the world’s first combination of stainless steel and non-stick cookware. It browns, cooks, and lasts like stainless (you can even use metal utensils on it), but food releases right off of it like non-stick. And it cleans up like non-stick does, too.

Named after the raised
stainless steel pattern on its surface, Black Cube is the first cookware of its kind. It’s no surprise it won an Innovation Award at 2015’s International Home and Housewares show.

Another great thing about Black Cube: it’s PFOA-free cookware. Normally, Teflon is made with PFOA, but the EPA considers it a pollutant and has asked pan manufacturers to stop using it. Black Cube took it a step further, creating non-stick without PFOA and then making it as good as stainless steel.

The center layer of aluminum allows for better heat distribution and even cooking. And Black Cube is safe in the dishwasher and oven up to 450°F. No more need to have two kinds of pans or to watch what utensils you use in which pan. Black Cube is ready to tackle any recipe.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Yung
    Yung

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Black Cube to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:14 AM

    Why should people have this in their kitchen?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 10:15 AM

    The answer is simple: you get all the benefits of stainless steel and nonstick without any compromises. For example: we sear meat in stainless steel, because we want the color and crispiness. Compromise: we are stuck at the stove until the meat is cooked to assure it won’t burn into/stick to the pan so that a. we have something edible and b. won’t have to go into major frypan cleaning activities. Black Cube™ solves this: you get the searing results and while cooking you may leave the stove if needed. Depending on how long you are gone the food might be overcooked and burned, but it will come out of the pan and cleaning is a nonissue thanks to the nonstick coating.

  • Doug
    Doug
    10/8/2015 10:36 AM

    @Yung

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:16 AM

    Were there any challenges you faced in bringing the product to life?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 10:16 AM

    When manufacturing something completely new there are always challenges such as basic as optimizing the production line and consistent output. From a marketing stand of point it was definitely the packaging as we needed to get this completely new hybrid concept across on paper only.

  • Judy
    Judy
    10/8/2015 11:42 AM

    @Yung @Mike, absolutely ingenious invention! I was just thinking the other night how nice it would be if someone could combine the benefits of SS with non-stick~~and voila`!

    I'm also happy to see the mixture of sizing available. I'm proud of the inventors for bringing this to The Grommet, and before someone else starts on the subject of "where it's made/sourced from: I don't care!

    It's making jobs and creating revenue for American workers (and obviously the inventors), as well as the Grommet staff and shippers. who get it delivered to us.

    Thanks for participating in another wonderful Grommet product. Love it!

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:46 AM

    @Judy

    Thank you so much for your comment above. I couldn't agree more!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 12:15 PM

    Judy...

  • Guest
    Guest
    10/8/2015 12:56 PM

    @Mike

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:17 AM

    What does it mean to you to be launching on The Grommet?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 10:17 AM

    We are very excited that the Grommet decided to launch our Black Cube after reviewing and testing it. Knowing that the Grommet Team always looks for true innovative products, we are happy and proud to receive this “stamp of approval” for our patented Black Cube™ cookware.

  • Allison
    Allison
    10/8/2015 10:18 AM

    Does "as good as stainless steel" mean it can be used on an induction cooktop? I'm thinking the center layer of aluminum means no....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:43 AM

    It can certainly be used on induction cooktops. You're right, that is what "as good as stainless" steel means. Only this, is even better!

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:14 AM

    @Allison

    Yes in addition to being induction ready you also want to make sure that a high grade stainless steel is used. Black Cube is top quality 18/10 stainless steel. It basically shows the stainless to nickel content.

  • celina
    celina
    10/8/2015 10:31 AM

    This looks amazing. Will you offer other cookware options: woks, sauce pans, etc..?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:20 AM

    @celina

    Yes, there are more pieces to the cookware line and we are working with the Grommet on getting those live as well. We are looking at a Wok, a Chef's Pan, Sauce Pans, Saute Pan and all silicone rimmed lids that can also be adjusted for venting. The lids are by far the best lids out there...

  • James
    James
    10/8/2015 10:33 AM

    Nonstick pans are great for cooking things that would typically stick to stainless steel pans like eggs. Besides the benefit of an easy clean up, is there the benefit of being able to cooking eggs in this pan without it sticking?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:45 AM

    Two big benefits, James. One, it browns like a stainless steel pan would and two, it lasts as long as stainless steel. You are literally getting every benefit of stainless steel and nonstick all in one.

  • James
    James
    10/8/2015 10:35 AM

    Although cleaning stainless steel can sometimes be tough, the solution is scrubbing it. What is the best way to clean Black Cube? As with nonstick pans, is it not recommended to scrub?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:46 AM

    Hi James, they are scratch-resistant so I don't foresee any trouble with scrubbing. But you could also save yourself some hassle and just toss it in the dishwasher!

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:24 AM

    @Mike @James

    Please be sure not to use any abrasives or Brillo pads. Black Cube can easily be rinsed or just placed it in the dishwasher. :)

  • Kevin
    Kevin
    10/8/2015 11:39 AM

    @Yung I don't see how you can use metal appliances on this product but not abrasives or steel wool/Brillo pads.

    On another note, I do not cook with any aluminum pots or pans due to the fact that the chemicals released are not good for one's health. How do you justify the use of aluminum in these products with the health findings on the use of cooking with aluminum?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:52 AM

    @Kevin

    using metal utensils is save as they are "skipping" over the stainless steel pixels and do not touch the lower sitting nonstick coating. With abrasives or steel wool you will get in between the stainless steel pixels and polish of the lower sitting nonstick coating.

    Black Cube is a Tri-ply pan: stainless steel - aluminum - stainless steel. The aluminum is sandwiched between stainless steel and with that you do not have your food in contact with aluminum. The aluminum is needed to transfer the heat equally to avoid any hot spots in your pan.

  • Doug
    Doug
    10/8/2015 10:37 AM

    sizes please

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:41 AM

    Hi Doug, if you click on the Buy button underneath the video, you can see all sizes available.

  • Sidney
    Sidney
    10/8/2015 10:45 AM

    @Mike

    Will this pan warp?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 10:52 AM

    Hi Sidney, it is oven safe up to 450 degrees and able to go in the dishwasher, so I think you will be safe from warping.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:26 AM

    @Mike @Sidney

    As long as you don't put a super hot fry pan fresh out of the oven into ice water the pan will not warp. The beauty of using high quality stainless steel

  • Laura
    Laura
    10/8/2015 10:45 AM

    Hello, I have eliminated non-stick cookware from my kitchen because of its toxicity.This pan looks promising! Exactly what material is the non-stick material?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 11:17 AM

    Hi Laura, it is a PFO-free nonstick coating.

  • John
    John
    10/8/2015 12:46 PM

    @Mike hat does that mean? It is still a chemical coating? Not ceramic or other safe material?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 12:54 PM

    @John

    The coating is PTFE based. Please note that ceramic can also be considered chemical since it is based on silicone oils/fluids.

  • Carol
    Carol
    10/8/2015 10:51 AM

    Looks like a nice product! One question: what about PFOS and PTFE? The info states that the cookware is PFOA free, but I don't see anything about the two other categories of chemicals found in traditional nonstick cookware. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 11:13 AM

    Hi Carol, PTFE is just another name for Teflon and the chemical PFOA is what you have to worry about. Luckily, Black Cube has no PFOA in it. I don't believe it contains PFOS, but I will have Yung confirm.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:27 AM

    @Mike @Carol

    Correct, our pans do not have any PFOS included.

  • Billy
    Billy
    10/8/2015 10:52 AM

    Being a nonstick pan,will it do away with having to use oils or sprays to keep eggs,pancakes,grilled cheese sandwiches,etc? That's what burns me up about other pans. No matter what you do for it, the oil starts to turn brown, the food doesn't look as good and so on.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:34 AM

    @Billy

    Thanks for bringing this up! NEVER, EVER use aerosol nonstick sprays (such as butter spray cans you can buy at the store)!! The repellent in those sprays dissolves any nonstick coating over time. This applies not only to our Black Cube pans, but literally to anything and everything that is nonstick coated (griddle or other nonstick brand pans). That said, you will have to use some oil with our pans as you have the stainless steel factor; a drop will do. Also, please keep in mind that oils turn brown when you start to exceed their smoke point; it will literally start smoking and turn brown once the pan gets too hot. Either turn down the heat or add the food a bit sooner. FYI: Our Black Cube heats up within 1-2 minutes, so you want to have everything ready before turning on the stove. Sorry for the lengthy reply... :)

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/8/2015 10:59 AM

    I too wish to know about the other classes of chemicals. All too often we have seen chemicals removed, for example BPA, from plastic bottles to find there are the ones that might be worse that were substituted .

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 11:21 AM

    Hi Michael, the raised stainless steel pattern partnered with PFO-free nonstick coating creates the Teflon effect. Nothing worse being used here!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/8/2015 4:37 PM

    @Mike You completely missed the point. I'd bet money that if extensive research was done, we would find that this PTFE crap is just as bad. It's still just a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. For anybody who wants to know what that is, just check Wikipedia. The citations for these particular entries are extremely well cited with scholarly work.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 4:54 PM

    Hi Michelle, actually, I nailed the point. One of the reasons why Black Cube won the Innovation Award at 2015’s International Home and Housewares show and why it is on The Grommet is because of the non-toxic quality of the materials on the pan. And while you correctly copied the definition of PTFE and noted Wikipedia's use of citations, you missed the point describing the issues with safety. They concern PFOA, which is not used on Black Cube.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    10/8/2015 11:03 AM

    Maybe I missed it, but what is the warranty on the Black Cube skillet?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:36 AM

    @Lynne

    They come with a limited lifetime warranty; just follow the use & care instructions that come with the pan.

  • Pegi
    Pegi
    10/8/2015 1:36 PM

    @Yung

    Exactly what does "limited lifetime" mean? I assume that the pans can be returned/replaced if they are defective in any way, but what does the "limited" part mean on pans that are not defective? Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:48 PM

    It means as long as you follow the use and care instructions you will get the warranty, Pegi!

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:58 PM

    @Pegi

    Pan will be replaced as long as our Use & Care instructions were followed. For example using aerosol nonstick spray cans are a big No-No. If one used those ( you can easily tell if they were used) we will not accept it under warranty.

  • Virginia
    Virginia
    10/8/2015 11:13 AM

    Why are none of the questions on the toxicity of these pans answered??? I too am interested in y'all's answers.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 11:19 AM

    I'm getting there, Virginia! You will be happy to know a PFO-free nonstick coating is used so there is no toxicity.

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    10/8/2015 12:42 PM

    @Mike

    Is the coating used on these pans FDA approved for non-toxicity?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 2:34 PM

    @Rebecca

    Thank you for the question! One of those where I had to do some research :) Our coating is not FDA approved and I found out that:"Nonstick coatings applied to noncommercial housewares for use in homes and restaurants to prepare, dispense, or serve foods are exempt from the FDA’s food additive regulation under what is commonly referred to as the “housewares exemption.”

    However, we have toxicity reports stating that our coating is save and please note that our cookware is US NSF certified.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/8/2015 4:39 PM

    @ Mike That's a rather bold statement! The safety of this material is still debated.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 4:55 PM

    You're right, the safety of PFOA is still being debated. Good thing Black Cube does not contain it.

  • GEORGI
    GEORGI
    10/8/2015 11:19 AM

    Do the raised areas come clean, especially after browning or searing? Even though it can be scrubbed, these burns usually do not completely come out.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:39 AM

    @GEORGI

    The raised stainless steel pixels have such a small surface area (think of a needle head) that hardly anything sticks to it and with that they will come clean. There really isn't scrubbing or soaking needed with these pans after an "accident". regular sponge with soap and some warm water or just place it in the dishwasher. The exterior can always be polished using the Bartenders helper.

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    10/8/2015 11:47 AM

    Have you done any testing for toxicity. I do understand that the pan does not have the bad stuff of the past. How about toxicity testing for this new stuff.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 12:10 PM

    @Thomas

    Any nonstick pans sold here in the US are safe as long as the pan is not overheated and no damage is done to the coating. Toxic chemical emissions happen when the pans are overheated. The experts agree that 500F is the recommended max. temperature for cooking.

    Here is a link to a fantastic article from Good Housekeeping that addresses the concerns, old fears regarding nonstick etc.

  • laurence
    laurence
    10/8/2015 12:52 PM

    @Yung Nonsense. Cooking above 500 for certain applications is done all the time

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 12:59 PM

    @laurence

    correct on cooking above 500F with cookware that is NOT nostick coated such as stainless steel or cast iron. But one shouldn't heat up an empty nonstick coated pan to reach more than 500F to avoid the coating to break down.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/8/2015 4:40 PM

    @Yung I think it's sort of laughable that you consider Good Housekeeping a credible source for science...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 4:46 PM

    Is it as laughable as not clicking the link and seeing that Good Housekeeping cited Robert L. Wolke, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Ph.D., an environmental toxicologist at the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center, and a study on the subject by Johns Hopkins?

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    10/8/2015 11:36 AM

    I have had pans, Steel-On, with a raised stainless steel pattern over a non-stick surface and EVERYTHING stuck to it... what makes your pan different?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:44 AM

    @Melissa

    Our raised stainless steel pattern is not solid. If you zoom into the image you will see that our stainless steel pattern consists of individual "pixels" and each pixel has a very small surface area. I like to compare it with paint spots: it is easy to peel of individual drops of paint, but it is really hard to peel off a big splash of paint.

  • Mary
    Mary
    10/8/2015 11:40 AM

    Do these pans come with lids?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 11:45 AM

    @Mary

    They do not, but lids will be available soon on the Grommet.

  • Steve
    Steve
    10/8/2015 12:18 PM

    Are there different sizes available?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:00 PM

    @Steve

    there are three fry pan sizes right now. Different pieces to come.

  • Sherri
    Sherri
    10/8/2015 12:23 PM

    Yung, are there any restrictions on stove top temperature? Many of my non-stick pans say not to use on high heat which makes them useless for certain things.

    Also, does this cookware come with a warranty?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:07 PM

    @Sherri

    It is recommended to cook on medium heat to avoid overheating or exceeding smoke points. We also recommend to not exceed a cooking surface temperature of 500F (if you have a infrared thermometer you can measure it). Between us: I always turn up my ceramic stovetop to the highest setting to heat it up and then turn it down to the medium/high setting (this way it takes about 30-45 seconds for the pan to be at temperature).

  • Robin
    Robin
    10/8/2015 12:31 PM

    Where is it made?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:08 PM

    @Robin

    It is made in China

  • Bill
    Bill
    10/8/2015 3:11 PM

    @Yung you just lost my purchase. I'd rather pay a little more to pay for made in USA, and the quality of China made products is inferior.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 3:22 PM

    Hi Bill, we respect your purchasing values. This is still a high-quality product, but you can view other high-quality Made in the USA products here.

  • John
    John
    10/8/2015 12:41 PM

    What is the non-stick? Ceramic? Very important to know. The description does not state.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:00 PM

    It is a PFO-free nonstick, John!

  • Timothy
    Timothy
    10/8/2015 12:45 PM

    What is the siae of the skillet? Are there different sizes planned in the future?

  • Sherri
    Sherri
    10/8/2015 12:48 PM

    @Timothy Click on "buy" at the top to see what sizes are offered. It was stated elsewhere on this page that other sizes and styles are in the works, also lids for the frypans.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:47 PM

    Thanks, Sherri!

  • laurence
    laurence
    10/8/2015 12:49 PM

    Two questions come to mind. One, what happens to the surface after 450 degrees. Most ovens, including mine can go higher.

    Two, what is the expected lifetime of the cooking surface? As anyone with experience knows, most non-stick surfaces have a finite lifetime after which the pan needs to be discarded. In the case of high quality cookware this makes for an expensive investment.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:16 PM

    @laurence

    Since our hybrid pans have a nonstick coating we limited it to 450 degrees though stainless steel can certainly be in ovens with higher temperatures. Any nonstick coatings will start to break down once a temperature of 500F is exceeded.

    We can't put an expected lifetime on the nonstick as it really depends on the pan was treated. For example: if a pan was overheated and smoking points exceeded the pan may only last 4-5 years.

    Our pans come with a limited lifetime warranty; our use & care instructions just need to be followed.

  • Preston
    Preston
    10/8/2015 1:36 PM

    @Yung I have seen this option in the Green Pan, baked ceramics only last about a year and then fail the nonstick test, it appears that this is just like the 10" Green Earth Frying Pan, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE and PFOA Free) only this one is from China. I would suggest that your time testing is insufficient to insure a lasting nonstick product, refute if you can!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:47 PM

    Hi Preston, as Yung has pointed out below, Black Cube is not at all like the pan you are referencing.

  • Robin
    Robin
    10/8/2015 12:54 PM

    Does the handle get hot? Can I hold it without a pot holder while cooking on the stove?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:20 PM

    @Robin

    They are stay cool handles, but they are not "refrigerated". :) Meaning if you are cooking on a electrical, induction or ceramic stovetop you will be fine for regular cooking. Gas however I would use some kind of mitten just to be safe then sorry. :)

  • Cameron
    Cameron
    10/8/2015 9:57 PM

    @Yung SAFE!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 9:38 AM

    Thanks for chiming in, Cameron!

  • Susan
    Susan
    10/8/2015 12:56 PM

    Been waiting years for this. My husband is always cooking on high and ruining our exspensive stainless steel as he does breakfast every day and bacon and eggs are rough to clean. I want to know what size it is and if it comes with a lid. Size as in sircumfurence. Also the weight. Thank you.

  • September
    September
    10/8/2015 1:01 PM

    @Susan I clicked on the BUY link below the video and to the right of the product description, you click on the drop down menu and it will show the sizes of each pan and prices. I read on this that there are no lids for these yet....I am wanting them myself!

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:23 PM

    @September

    Lids will be coming soon...1st or 2nd week of November at the latest. :)

  • Tex
    Tex
    10/8/2015 12:57 PM

    I read that you have additional sizes and styles of cookware coming out.

    My question is whether or not you'll be able to offer a bundle with bundle price?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:06 PM

    Hi Tex, that is likely a question they cannot answer at the moment since other styles don't exist yet. It is always a possibility so you'll just have to stay tuned!

  • laurence
    laurence
    10/8/2015 12:58 PM

    Actually, one more please. I assume, as there is no ferrous material, this cannot be used with induction. Please confirm

    Thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:01 PM

    Hi Laurence, it can be used with an induction!

  • September
    September
    10/8/2015 12:59 PM

    @Yung....do you know if the handles on these frying pans get hot?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:24 PM

    @September

    They are stay cool handles, but when cooking with Gas I always recommend having some kind of mitten nearby.

  • Tex
    Tex
    10/8/2015 1:03 PM

    Another (obvious) question: Will prices begin to come down as your production increases? Or is there something in the materials and production that won't make that feasible?

    I can see millions of people wanting this sort of product, because nearly everyone that cooks (that I know) has said they've wished for this kind of product... however, a vast portion of those millions of people are stuck purchasing cookware that they can afford. People who cook the most are often either foodies or people who cook because they can't afford to eat out. Most people I know haven't spent the cost of your largest frying pan on their whole set of pots and pans... so it could take a lot of good behavior and many Christmases for them to acquire the Black Cube Kitchen! LOL

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:27 PM

    @Tex

    I wish I had the crystal ball for price development, but at this point I really can't say. From a sales perspective I hope price will stay where they are and not go up as raw material prices especial steel are going up every year.

  • Toni
    Toni
    10/8/2015 1:07 PM

    Can this be used on an induction cooktop or burner?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:19 PM

    Yes it can, Toni!

  • Paula
    Paula
    10/8/2015 1:12 PM

    I these pans are overheated will the fumes kill my parrots?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:29 PM

    @Paula

    If the pans are empty and overheated fumes will be released. Sorry, but can't say whether those will harm your parrot or not. I am guessing you are hinting at the Canary example from years ago...

  • Viann
    Viann
    10/8/2015 1:15 PM

    Will you be producing a larger skillet soon?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:30 PM

    @Viann

    We are working on a 12.5" skillet and hope to have it next Spring.

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    10/8/2015 1:18 PM

    Let me apologize if I've overlooked this info...however can the skillet be used on induction cook tops?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:20 PM

    Yes it can be, Pamela!

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    10/8/2015 1:24 PM

    Hi, does this pan have a magnetic bottom that could be used on an induction cooktop and would this pan be considered medium or heavy gauge?

    Please advise.

    Thank you

    Catherine

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:32 PM

    @Catherine

    Correct, our pans have an induction ready bottom. The pans have a medium thickness.

  • Preston
    Preston
    10/8/2015 1:29 PM

    I have seen this option in the Green Pan, baked ceramics only last about a year and then fail the nonstick test, it appears that this is just like the 10" Green Earth Frying Pan, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE and PFOA Free) only this one is from China. I would suggest that your time testing is insufficient to insure a lasting nonstick product, refute if you can!

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:39 PM

    @Preston

    Three things please:

    1. Please do not confuse our nonstick coating with the ceramic coating used by Green Pan. Ceramic coatings are based on silicone oils/fluids. Picture the ceramic coating as a sponge filled with silicone oils. Every time you cook a little bit of the silicone oils are used and over time the sponge will dry out. You are correct that the lifetime can be as short as a year and it will happen from one minute to another. Meaning it will go from nonstick to full-stick from one egg to another.

    2. our pans are not textured. We combined raised stainless steel pixels with nonstick coating to provide the benefits of stainless steel cooking and nonstick clean up.

    3. we provide a lifetime warranty vs. 1-2 years that many ceramic pans provide.

  • Preston
    Preston
    10/8/2015 1:53 PM

    @Yung a Lifetime warranty is only as good as the company representing the product, is your company financially sound, years of backing up your product, a Le Creuset, Scan Pan, etc.?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 2:08 PM

    A company in business for over 25 years with some of the top manufacturers in Europe sounds to me like a good company to be representing a lifetime warranty.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 2:14 PM

    @Preston

    Frieling USA, Inc. has been in housewares industry for 27 years and are known for excellent service.

  • Preston
    Preston
    10/8/2015 1:33 PM

    looks like you have copied another product from Germany - Unlike other ceramic pans , the Ozeri Green Earth Pan utilizes GREBLON - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.

    Innovative textured pan surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and superior non-stick performance without ever releasing harmful fumes or toxins.

    Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.

    Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.

    Boasts a comfortable heat resistant silicon coated handle and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:43 PM

    @Preston

    Please see my reply to your prior comment. FYI: Our Black Cube is patented for its stainless steel - nonstick combination. Not just ceramic textured surface.

  • Preston
    Preston
    10/8/2015 1:48 PM

    @Yung I still maintain that your longevity testing is insufficient to claim 4-5 years of nonstick use. You are making claims you can't back up. I have had experience with raised ceramic cookware and the nonstick raised texture fails within 6 to 12 months, some sooner, if you have exhaustive testing to refute this it would be good to post it here. This product is also available on Amazon and is a very new product.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 1:51 PM

    @Preston Grommet CEO here. Wow. I am surprised at the level of detail you are including here when the comparison to Black Cube is completely erroneous. I will give you the benefit of the doubt for your intentions, but want to make it clear that The Grommet is not associated with GREBLON and Black Cube is not a copy--or even using the ceramic coating that you describe. We have evaluated and rejected this type of pan in the past, however.

  • Preston
    Preston
    10/8/2015 1:55 PM

    @Jules I sorry but this is still available on Amazon and I don't see a major manufacturer behind the "Lifetime Warranty".

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 2:07 PM

    Preston, I'm not sure that Black Cube's presence on Amazon is relevant. Many new products seek multiple channels for selling. And it is a new product, that's one of the reasons why it is on here. Frieling, the company behind Black Cube, has been in business for over 25 years with some of the top manufacturers in Europe.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 2:21 PM

    @Mike

    Thanks Mike, couldn't have said it better.

  • Joseph
    Joseph
    10/8/2015 1:36 PM

    I was in the process of ordering, but saw it was made in China. I do not buy anything made in China that touches my food or drinks. I thought it was a good item, the price wasn't 'way out there' as are many of the items here, and it would work on my Induction stove. Oh well, this disappointment will pass. I'd still wish you a lot of good luck.

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 1:40 PM

    @Joseph

    We understand your personal decision and thank you for the comment.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    10/8/2015 2:02 PM

    I have a possible idea for another type of application for this type of cooking surface. Is there someone I can speak with?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 2:28 PM

    You can speak with me, Ryan! What are you thinking?

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    10/8/2015 2:40 PM

    @Mike I'm the product manager for an outdoor cooking company. I'm interested in this application for griddle surfaces. Also, is there a way to increase the heat threshhold. Customers searing meat will push from 450 to 600 degrees.

    Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 3:12 PM

    Hi Ryan, at the moment, no, there is no way to increase the heat threshold. You can try to cook at that temp, but just know you will be voiding the warranty in doing so.

  • Linda
    Linda
    10/8/2015 2:27 PM

    Is the $59.95 price for one or do you receive all three sizes? If for one, which size is it?

    What is the hotest recommended heat level?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 2:38 PM

    @Linda

    You receive our 8" fry pan for $59.95. We recommend medium heat levels.

  • Gail
    Gail
    10/8/2015 2:53 PM

    Is the pan PTFE-free?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 3:11 PM

    @Gail

    No the nonstick coating is PTFE based. if you are looking for PTFE and PFOA free nonstick coatings you will have to look into silicone fluid based coatings such as ceramic.

  • Jane
    Jane
    10/8/2015 3:58 PM

    Can this be used on induction cook tops?

  • Yung
    Yung – Special Guest
    10/8/2015 4:08 PM

    @Jane

    Yes it can :)

  • Serina
    Serina
    10/8/2015 5:15 PM

    Does this product sell in The Grommet exclusively?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 5:23 PM

    Hi Serina, no, it's not sold exclusively through The Grommet, but personally I think we sell it the best. Maybe I'm biased. ;)

  • Steven
    Steven
    10/8/2015 5:54 PM

    Does your fry pan work with induction cooktops?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 6:15 PM

    Yes it does, Steven!

  • Shirley
    Shirley
    10/8/2015 6:23 PM

    I have never seen a product subjected to such intense grilling. Many questions were repeated numerous times. Do those interested not read the descriptions available? If this product is not to your liking, don't buy it. @Mike

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 6:25 PM

    We never mind people asking repeat questions, Shirley, it's just unwarranted and ungracious criticisms that strike a cord.

    By the way..."such grilling"....nice one. ;)

  • Marsha
    Marsha
    10/8/2015 6:40 PM

    Can this pan be used on induction cooktops?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 9:24 PM

    Yes it can, Marsha!

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    10/8/2015 7:58 PM

    How big is this fry pan?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 9:25 PM

    Hi Pamela, there are three different sizes and you can see them all by clicking on the "buy" button underneath the video!

  • Justin
    Justin
    10/8/2015 8:08 PM

    Where are these pans made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 9:25 PM

    That would be China, Justin!

  • Mary beth
    Mary beth
    10/8/2015 8:49 PM

    Well almost had me but made in China. Not a fan. Why not manufacured in he US. Where is the manufacturing plant?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/8/2015 9:40 PM

    Hi Mary Beth, dang, we were so close! I think your kitchen would have been a huge fan. A nonstick, dishwasher-safe, stainless steel pan? That's a hat trick! Why not manufactured in the US? Well, the high price of manufacturing in the US is probably close to the top of the list, but also, the company has quarter-century long relationships with some of the top manufacturers in Germany, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, and China, where Black Cube is manufactured. To maintain your Made in the USA shopping streak, check out our collection here.

  • Maury
    Maury
    10/8/2015 9:48 PM

    Can this product be used on induction cooktops?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 9:20 AM

    Yes it can, Maury!

  • William
    William
    10/8/2015 9:50 PM

    I am very impressed with the idea. I do find it funny that people won't buy from China yet I bet 99% of them have cell phones.

    Will the wok be available on Grommet soon? I would rather purchase from Grommet where I found out about this product than purchase from tribal jungle women.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 9:26 AM

    You and me both, William, thanks for the comment! I'm not sure how soon the wok will be available because it sounds like it is still in development, but as soon as it is available we will work to bring it on site.

    Also, great descriptor for the site-that-must-not-be-named.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    10/8/2015 9:51 PM

    Will this pan work on an induction cooktop? Is it magnetic?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 9:27 AM

    Hi Sarah, yes, it can be used on an induction stove. No, it is not magnetic!

  • stephanie
    stephanie
    10/8/2015 11:12 PM

    is the 11 in pan available?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 9:29 AM

    Hi Stephanie, at the moment, no. That was a popular one. It should be available in the next few weeks so keep a look out!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    10/8/2015 11:26 PM

    Does the nonstick aspect wear out over time like other nonstick pans? All other nonstick pans I've used, whether they're expensive or cheap, eventually lose some (or much) of their nonstick-ness.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/9/2015 9:37 AM

    Hi Lisa, not that we are aware of. One of the things providing the nonstickiness, if you will, is the raised stainless steel pixels. If you follow the care and use instructions and you lose the nonstick nature of the pan, you can probably take advantage of the lifetime warranty.

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