Review Top 3 Best Greenlife ceramic Cookware in 2020

If youve been studying Teflon alternatives at all, youve probably come across Greenlife Ceramic Cookware. The manufacturer supports these nonstick ceramic pans with some very bold claims. But how do these claims stand for everyday use in the kitchen?

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The Main Material 

Firstly, lets just cover the very basics. Greenlife pots and pans are mostly made of aluminum.

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The outer surfaces are either hard-anodized (this provides a thin layer of aluminum oxide, which is stronger and healthier than raw aluminum), coated in stainless steel, or covered in some sort of ceramic.

Of course, the inside is covered in Thermolon as well. Apart from the pan size and shape, the exterior surface, the handle, and the handle, each pan is almost identical. It ensures that the cooking characteristics of all Greenlife pans are extremely similar.

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The Advantage of Thermolone 

Frying pan with the coating of Teflon-style nonstick composites (well call the whole family PTFE) have several drawbacks. The biggest and scariest downside is that at a relatively low temperature of 400 F, PTFE begins to “off-gas.”.It means that at temperatures below one for cooking a frozen pizza, it literally emits poisonous gases

Obviously, not every PTFE performs exactly the same, and cookware manufacturers have been seeking to get this temperature up for a while. There are more modern PTFE can withstand off-gassing up to or even slightly higher than 500 F (if you trust the manufacturers). however, if you leave it at high heat for a moderate amount of time, this is a pretty easy temperature for your pan to hit!  

You typically dont usually cook on high heat, to be fair. Not only is this totally unnecessary, but it would also damage nearly any type of nonstick coating currently in use. If you use a ceramic nonstick like Thermolon, you should still stick to lower heat settings.

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The most significant advantage Thermolon has over PTFE -based nonstick is that they dont emit gas.  Thermolon is completely stable up to a pretty ridiculous temperature (about 850 F). Once, you will definitely not be using your Greenlife cookware too much on high heat. The benefit here is that you do not release toxic fumes if you accidentally let your pan get super hot.

Other issue

 Safe nonstick Teflon frying pan critics are keen to point out that PTFE is actually a pretty good insulator. When you cook a Teflon-style nonstick in an oven, the Teflon actually works against you and prevents your food from heating up as quickly as possible. This indicates that you can use slightly lower heat when heating your food with a Thermolon-equipped pan.

Also, ceramic nonstick is very distinct from PTFE in the way it decays. Chipping out or flaking off is less likely to happen. Instead, it gradually becomes less effective over time. If this occurs, an abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keepers Friend or baking soda can actually be useful to simply resurface your Thermolon pan.

Although you shouldnt do this too often, it will do a pretty good job of making the ceramic nonstick coating less sticky for a bit while longer.

Cooking Performance

As Greenlife pans are all so similar, I will spend a fair amount of time talking about them in general before I dive into comments on several specific sets.

The heat distribution offered by pots and pans at Greenlife is excellent. One of the significant benefits of using aluminum in cookware is that it is an extraordinarily good heat conductor. Because Greenlife cookware is primarily aluminum, each piece heats up quickly and evenly.

All nonstick coatings are not equally created, but all Thermolone coatings are. This means that sets of Greenlife cookware have similar performance to sets or sets of GreenPan from other brands that use Thermolon. If youve never used it before, Thermolon is an incredibly powerful ceramic nonstick fully free of all the hazardous chemicals found in Teflon and other PTFE-based nonstick.

Thermolon is pretty effective, but treatment is not the easiest thing in the world. When you cook, for example, its extremely important to use a small amount of oil to increase the lifespan of your Greenlife cooking goods. If you forget oil, food wont stick at all, but youll shorten your Thermolons lifespan fairly significantly. As I mentioned before, you can try to handle this by using baking soda, BKF, or another abrasive cleaner, but thats definitely not something you want to do very often.

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Greenlife sets come in two main varieties: SoftGrip with insulated Bakelite handles and Classic with stainless steel handles. The SoftGrip sets are safe for ovens up to around 350 F, while the Classic sets are safe for ovens up to at least 425 F (this limitation is set by the lids, so if you simply take off the lid you can go higher).

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It is worth noting that Greenlife pans are NOT compatible with induction. For you, this is either a big deal (if you have an induction range), or not at all relevant (if you dont). I would strongly recommend, if you are in the first category, finding Thermolon nonstick pans with magnetic disks built into the base. While “adapter” rings exist for induction, they are not particularly successful.

Greenlife Pot and Pan Reviews    

Below are the best three sets of Greenlife cookware available today on the market.

GreenLife Classic

 GreenLifes classic line impresses with creamy Thermolon interiors, stainless steel handles, and elegant hard-anodized exteriors.

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Although in terms of colors it isnt quite as bold as some of the other options, this line is a great choice for anyone who highly values oven safety. The handles of stainless steel ensure this package is much more effective in the oven than the other sections.

All sets of GreenLife cookware come with fitted glass lids, and this set is not an exception. It beautifully combines with the creamy interior of these pots and pans to enable you to watch your cooking without releasing any heat trapped.

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Like other Thermolon-coated pans, the nonstick on this collection is excellent, particularly when its well-cared for. Used properly, you can expect several years or more of a comfortable working life. The fact that Thermolon is an excellent heat conductor. As a nice plus, it is the fact that under normal cooking conditions it wont overheat and emit toxic fumes.

If you intend on using your ceramic nonstick cookware in the oven, this set of cookware is certainly the go-to option

A standard 12-piece set includes:

  • 7″ frying pan
  • 9.5″ frying pan
  • 2-quart saute pan with lid
  • 5-quart stockpot with lid
  • Two utensils

GreenLife Soft Grip 

If you prefer to skip potholders while cooking, or just want to choose from a more vibrant range of colours, the GreenLife Soft Grip line is a great choice. This line is safe for dishwasher while providing the same fantastic nonstick properties as the other GreenLife lines, and outstanding heat distribution.

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 The biggest downside of this line is the lack of safety for the oven use. The Bakelite used in handles is unable to handle temperatures higher than 350F. While using these pans on the range is absolutely fine, youll definitely want to keep them out of the oven.

Those pans are made of aluminum, which has fantastic healing properties, just like any other GreenLife set. Each pan heats up very fast and very evenly, which ensures every part of your dish is cooked pretty much evenly.  

The Thermolon used in these pans, unlike Teflon, conducts heat fairly well. That means you can use a pretty lower range setting and still heat your food more quickly than your old nonstick pans.

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Again, youll certainly need to use a bit of oil or fat when you cook with these to prolong the life of the Thermolon interior. This collection of cookware will last you for at least a few years, with proper care.

Its worth remembering that some of this sets varieties have a steamer component that many people are a fan of. If youre considering between that set and a similar one, let choose the one with the steamer insert in a heartbeat. It makes it much easier to cook a whole variety of foods, from broccoli to corn and mussels.

A standard 16-piece set in this line includes:

  • 4″ mini frying pan
  • 7″ frying pan
  • 9.5″ frying pan
  • 1-quart saucepan with lid
  • 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 5-quart stockpot with lid
  • 2.5-quart saute pan with lid
  • 7″ stainless steel steamer
  • 4 utensils

GreenLife Diamond Reinforced Cookware

GreenLife included an “infusion” of diamond in this pans Thermolon. Their point is this that makes the nonstick coating a fair bit longer-lasting. Truly, this claim is hard to assess, as the way you use and clean your pan has a huge impact on the nonstick coating life.

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Thankfully the diamonds used in this set of cookware dont add too much to the quality. Aside from their inclusion and some minor cosmetic details, this is quite identical to the Soft Grip set above.

If you think youd prefer the nonstick interior of a pan with a bit of compressed carbon, this set is definitely a great choice.

A 14-piece set includes:

  • 7″ frying pan
  • 9.5″ frying pan
  • 1.2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 2.2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 5-quart stockpot with lid
  • 2.6-quart skillet with lid
  • 4 nylon kitchen utensils

Conclusion:

 Heres what you need to know to make a great decision on whether to have Greenlife items in your kitchen or not. We also provide you 3 most favorite Greenlife cookware sets of great detail for you to choose from. Have fun cooking!

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