Cuisinart Green Gourmet Fry Pans : Green Gourmet hard-anodized pans feature an aluminum alloy core and exclusive nonstick surface that's ceramic- rather than petroleum-based, so it helps to conserve existing oil reserves. Handles are made from 70% recycled stainless-steel and Green Gourmet conducts heat so well, it's more energy-efficient too. Even the manufacturing process uses less energy than others. No conscientious cook should be without it. Product Features Hard-anodized with aluminum alloy core High thermal efficiency for energy conservation PTFE- and PFOA-free nonstick coating for healthier cooking Riveted stay-cool 70%-recycled stainless-steel handles Oven-safe to 500 degrees Environmentally-friendly packaging made from 100% recycled materials Limited lifetime warranty
I bought these, like most reviewers, to replace degrading non-stick fry pans. They have a great balance, handle all manner of tasks well. They heat evenly and retain heat well. I often bring them to temperatute, fix eggs for my wife, turn off the burner and fix my own eggs using the heat stored in the aluminum core of the pan. I like the option to begin a dish on the stove top and finish it in the oven using the same pan. The manufacturer needs to include information about seasoning and cleaning with the pans. Only that ommision keeps them from 5 stars, These are the best skillets I've ever used.