Starfrit Light Cast-Iron Fry Pan : The durability of cast-iron and nonstick performance to retain and distribute heat and add the crisp-golden texture to foods. These Starfrit lightweight cast-iron fry pans are easy to handle with half the weight of traditional cast-iron pans, heat quickly and clean easily. Preferred by food connoisseurs for healthy cooking using little or no oil, the chemical-free, reinforced ceramic-coated surface is PFOA- and PTFE-free. These cast-iron fry pans are heat-responsive to brown meat, saute or stir fry vegetables, or deep fry potatoes, chicken or seafood. Oven-safe to add country-style flavor and golden browning to appetizers, breads, rolls or desserts. Riveted stainless-steel handle stays cool to the touch. Safe to use on gas, electric, ceramic, glass top and induction cooktops. Hand wash. 5-year manufacturer warranty. Product Features Cast-iron that is 50% lighter than traditional cast-iron, providing a healthy lightweight alternative to nonstick cooking Durability and superior heat conductivity to add the crisp-golden texture to foods Nonstick ceramic-coated surface is PFOA- and PTFE-free Heat responsive to brown meat, saute, stir fry or deep fry Riveted stainless-steel handle stays cool to the touch Oven-safe to add country style flavor to breads, rolls or desserts Oven-safe to 450 degrees F Low maintenance -- cleans with dish detergent
In my search for PFOA/PTFE non-stick cookware, I tried another brand prior to this purchase. Within 4 months, the non-stick coating failed (bubbled & peeled) and I requested (and received) a replacement under the 2 year warranty. Since purchasing the Starfrit pans several months ago, they''ve performed flawlessly and are a pleasure to cook with. I purchased a set of these pans for my neighbor for her birthday. She too is please with the quality of these pans. And you cannot beat the price!