Ceramic pans have become very popular in recent years. And it is not surprising, because they are comfortable, durable and safe for health. Even if cracks appear on the coating, no toxic substances are released when heated (unlike Teflon-coated products).
Unfortunately, not all ceramic pans are of good quality. Some companies use substandard materials and outdated technologies in their production, due to which the service life of the goods is greatly reduced. Therefore, it is so important to choose a good manufacturer.
We present to your attention the most popular manufacturers of ceramic pans.
Italian firm 'Ballarini '
Ballarini is the largest manufacturer of non-stick cookware in Europe. The company's frying pans are considered one of the best – they are known for their durability, scratch resistance and ease of maintenance. In most cases, the dishes can be washed even under running water without using a sponge.
Pure forged aluminum body and robust construction ensure even heating of the product. In addition, a Thermopoint sensor is installed on the handle of some of the 'Ballarini' ceramic pans, which indicates when the surface is hot and the temperature can be reduced. This helps prevent overheating and therefore maintains the integrity of the coating.
The service life of the 'Ballarini' ceramic pans is about two years (after a year the coating starts to 'lag behind'), and they are not cheap – from 1,500 to 6,000 rubles.
Italian firm 'TVS '
The company was founded in 1967 in Urbino, Italy. She was one of the first to receive a license to use the Du Pont brand, the world leader in non-stick coatings and the creator of PTFE. Collections of pans 'TVS' were developed by renowned designers.
Ceramic pans are renowned for their stylish design and high quality. They are resistant to temperature fluctuations, scratches and abrasion. In addition, the coating, based on Sol-Gel technology, gives the surface a smooth and shiny appearance and promotes even heat distribution.
Sol-Gel guarantees uniform 'adhesion' of products and protection from stains, but after six months or a year the coating starts to deteriorate even without the use of abrasive powders and hard sponges. The cost of the TVS ceramic pans is 1,000-2,500 rubles.
The production of 'TVS' pottery has a low environmental impact compared to pans with other non-stick coatings, saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions by 50%.
Firm 'Bergner '
Ceramic pans under the Bergner brand are very popular among our compatriots. They have an affordable cost (from 900 rubles to 2,500 rubles) and good quality.
Products have a lid with a hole for steam outlet, rubberized handles, a thickened bottom, which ensures uniform heating, and low weight. Frying pans are made of aluminum. However, consumers note that the non-stick coating quickly (after a few months) loses its properties and food begins to stick to the pan. The quality of the 'Bergner' cookware is inferior to 'TVS' and 'Ballarini'.
French firm 'Vitesse '
Ceramic pans in the 'Vitesse' range have appeared recently. They are easy to care for, they warm up perfectly and are easy to use. But many consumers note that after a couple of months, and in some cases, even weeks, the non-stick coating loses its properties, and the outer coating quickly becomes scratched and peeled off. Moreover, some models of ceramic pans have too thin bottom and walls, which can deform.
The cost of ceramic pans of this company is 600-3,000 rubles.
Firm 'Maestro '
'Maestro' products are manufactured in China, and the trade mark itself was registered in Ukraine in 2005. The pans are made of aluminum and have a non-stick Excilon Ceramic Coating. They are equipped with a comfortable ergonomic handle and a heat-resistant recessed glass lid that lets out steam.
Prices for ceramic pans 'Maestro' are not high – from 570 to 1,300 rubles, but many consumers report that after four months of use, cracks form at the bottom of the frying pan and the food starts to burn. In addition, some models are equipped with a plastic handle that melts during cooking.
Russian firm 'NEVA-Metal Cookware'
“NEVA Metal Cookware” is one of the largest Russian manufacturers of cookware with non-stick coating. The company manufactures absolutely safe and high-quality products, for which it received the awards 'Best Product of the Year', 'Made in Russia', etc.
Most of the reviews for the ceramic products of this company are positive. The cost of pans is 1,200 rubles and more.
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Attention! This material is the subjective opinion of the authors of the project and is not a purchase guide.