We bought an Ogreenics skillet.

@GardenGerty (92162)
Marion, Kansas
January 2, 2013 7:59pm CST
My son gave us money for Christmas and said to buy something we wanted and not just use it for a bill or food. My dad had bought an Ogreenic skillet last year and he said he liked it. It has a non stick ceramic coating. We had been thinking about it, and Walmart had a large one and a smaller one. I think we may get a whole set. You can get them online for $144 for the set. If it keeps on being such a great skillet we will be getting the set. Besides being great, healthy, non stick cookware, it looks pretty too. (if you like green)
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
3 Jan 13
I have heard of these before, but don't know anyone that has used them. So let me know, I was looking at saving to buy them.
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• United States
3 Jan 13
They are just as good as you see on tv. the food slides right out. I never burned anything on them so that I don't yet know.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
So far we have had no trouble. I browned some ribs in them and was really pleased with the results.
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Jan 13
Are they good? I've been thinking about getting some...
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
So far I like it pretty well. I can do eggs and veggies and cheese does not stick. The sets do not cost all that much, especially compared to the things like Paula Deen and Rachel Ray. Ten piece sets are around $144.
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@celticeagle (114289)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 13
They going to outlaw the old type skillets starting in 2015 I guess. Can't make them anymore. So the new ceramic ones are in. You should check out HSN. One of the chefs on there has a 'green' he swares by.I like green- Alot!
@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
I saw a set on Amazon I like. I was not sure when the ban would totally go into effect.
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@celticeagle (114289)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jan 13
A couple of years any way.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
3 Jan 13
I saw the frying pan in our AS Seen on Tv store, but I have a set of those ceramic skillets, but not the Ogreenics. The trouble is that my renter cut up meat in with a metal knife and it got scratched. I have not seen a set of those Ogreenics, but am thinking that it might be better. I have not checked Wal-Mart, but we are getting a Target up here, so am wondering whther it will be available there.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I have only seen two skillets at Wal Mart so far. The set is available online. I was looking at Amazon because I get lots of free Amazon gift cards. It does not say not to use metal on it, but I have gotten to where I always buy the nylon or wooden utensils anyway. You scratch your metal skillets with metal knives as well.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
4 Jan 13
That is what she did. I did not know that she would use metal. I assumed that because the inside felt rubbery, she would know that it would scratch. I now find I really have to soak the pan to get the crude out. I will check on Amazon. Our Target store will not open until Spring (darn it!).
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Igot the 10 inch oneand just love it but Ihave a person that thinks they need to cok every thing on high! so it has burnt somestuff on the sidees thatwont come off so dont cook on high!
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I generally do not cook on high. A good tip for anything except cast iron is to put water in it and dish washing detergent for your dishwasher. Bring it to a boil, let it set, and then you should be able to scrub it off. I did this at a client's house last night because a skillet had burnt on grease and was all brown.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jan 13
I dont cook on high but SIL does h e gets in a hurry when he cooks and thanks for the tip I will try it
@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I've been tempted to buy one because for $20 if it was good for at least a year it would be a decent buy. But when I went to get it I saw it was made in China, as were all the affordable skillets I looked at. Now, I'm not dissing you for buying a product from China, not at all! Very few ordinary people can afford to buy American. The pans I finally found were twice as expensive as the Ogreenic so I decided to make do with what I had, which is not too bad and only has a few places where the coating is flaking off--I know, that's bad for you but it's buy what I can afford or wait and buy what I want. About your dad's experience--do you really not have to wash the Ogreeenic? The commercial says just wipe it out. Is it really that good?
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
So far I have only had to wipe it. I do use a damp dish cloth and then I either air dry or wipe it with a towel. I have cooked vegetables with eggs and cheese and it is a breeze to get it clean. You do have to season it first, just like an iron skillet and re season it twice a year. My large iron skillets get too heavy for me to use very much, my wrists hurt. I think another reason it comes clean easily is that it does not have any sharp bends like from the bottom to the sides. It is gently rounded, so there is no place for stuff to stick.
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@Hatley (161721)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jan 13
hi Gg when I was still cooking our non stick only lasted for a couple of years but the last set my son bought for me were just great but then our lives turned upside down and i got stuck in here so he now gets to use the set. I am where I never ever would have gone to on my own accord but that was what we had to do. so maybe it gets better this coming year. who knows..One thing good its not a nursing home so please every think retirement no nurses no hospital rooms,no medical staff at all..
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• China
3 Jan 13
I have done an online research for it,it is great.I didn't think the Ogreenics is brand name at the start.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
It is the brand that comes up when I search. It seems to be really good and I enjoy it. I cook a lot.
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• China
7 Jan 13
Great benefits accrue to our daily lives as a result of progress in science and technology.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
3 Jan 13
I have never heard of it will take a look at it. Glad you were able to get something you liked and wanted. What a nice gift. Money is always nice.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
One of my later responders points out that it is made in China and that concerns her. I have cookware that is stainless steel and some that is cast iron. Basically I have given up on finding stuff made in the USA. My lasagna pan is an old La Cruesett enamel over cast iron, and it is perfect for a double batch of lasagna. Those are very expensive, though.
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@Pegasus72 (1904)
28 Jan 13
Good cookware is really hard to come by.
• United States
3 Jan 13
I bought two of them one for adrain and the other for myself. If you say walmart hs the set I might buy that for myself. I love making food in that pan. I never saw the big one though so I must go there maybe tomorrow and check it out. I also would like to buy some to put up for next Christmas to gift to my family.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I saw the set online on Amazon. The larger skillet was at Wal Mart. Of course that might be different in your Wal Mart. You may have more products or they might do a site to store if they can get it.
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• United States
11 Jan 13
I only got the little ones from the tv. I want the whole set though.
• United States
3 Jan 13
Hopefully, it lives up to the hype, and it does not disappoint you. Personally, I believe in cast iron or stainless steel--no non-stick stuff even if it is claiming to be "green." There is a lot of greenwashing, and I am very wary of companies jumping on the green bandwagon.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I have been seeing this particular brand for over three years. I do have cast iron. Hubby feels he must season it every time he uses it, and the fumes from that give me a headache. That is not how you are supposed to treat cast iron. I also have waterless stainless steel cookware that I have had almost forty years. It is great. I have lost the handles. Nowadays that costs two or three thousand for the set. I still always have one or two non stick pans around for really gooey things.
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@katsmeow1213 (28990)
• United States
3 Jan 13
What's special about it, why is it called Orgreenics?
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
The nonstick finish on it is environmentally friendly and does not give off toxic fumes when heated. All the older non stick coatings are eventually going to be phased out. So that is why it is Ogreenic--it is environmentally "green". The finish on it is baked on ceramic and they have chosen to make it green. I have seen another brand that has a blue coating, and other colors online. I have so far not been able to get anything stuck on to it, and I really like it. It seems to heat evenly and so it is great for browning meats too. I just wipe it with a damp dishcloth and rinse in hot water then let it air dry or wipe it dry.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
3 Jan 13
All of these nonstick skillets have one thing in common, at least in my experience: They eventually wear down. I've purchased some before that were supposed to be the "toughest," and you could slide eggs and cheese and other stuff right out of the pan. But that never seems to last long. For me, cast iron is the way to go. Once properly seasoned, it's naturally nonstick, it sears food better, it's oven-safe, it can be cleaned thoroughly without fear of damaging it, and you can even put it out on the grill if you want to. Perhaps the Ogreenic is different and they finally built one to last. I don't know. But I think I'll stick with cast iron for now.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I have a lot of cast iron, some of it antique, some of it is so new I have not gotten it seasoned well yet, and I love it. However, the skillets that are as big as the one I got are too heavy for me to use. I enjoy them for some things. I even have one that is strictly my egg skillet for me personally, but I have to keep everyone else from ruining it. I have had the silverstone and t fal and teflon, etc. over the years, but they give off fumes if cooked too high. Ceramic does not. La Cruesette, I believe is enamel on cast iron and I have an antique one. . . they truly last a lifetime.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
3 Jan 13
I would love the set too, all my pans are old and ready for the garbage
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
I think it is great, I have some really good stainless steal waterless cookware, the handles have all gone off of some of them. Sometimes we just have to get things one at a time.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
3 Jan 13
We got the other brand of skillet since we liked he knife so much, it works great. It isn't real big, but does what it needs to.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jan 13
Other brand? The yogiblue with diamonds? Or is there another competitor? I know this set has utensils as well as pans and lids that is online.
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• Pamplona, Spain
12 Jan 13
Hiya GG, Oh yes have heard of this one as well. Think that they are a great idea as well. I have not got one personally and I have also been watching about those non stick ceramic frying pans they look okay too. Happy meal making with your new skillet.xxx
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
I am enjoying it so far. It is a ceramic coating. The skillet is aluminum with the green ceramic interior. They can make the lining any color, this company just wants to capitalize on the idea of being "green". It heats evenly and it is easy to clean up. I am loving it.
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@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
4 Jan 13
I took delivery of my new Prinetti dry frier today. After reading the instructions and setting it up I cooked steak, mushrooms and chips for my dinner. It was so delicious and cooked just how I liked it. I had to adjust the cooking times for the small amounts I cooked and I was really pleased with the outcome. I also got a good deal and saved about $50! It's black with a lime green trim...lovely!
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
Oh, that sounds pretty, and great to user as well.It is interesting how we have different options in different countries. I would wonder if your dry frier is like this ceramic lined skillet.
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@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
13 Jan 13
The bowl is similar to a teflon but not teflon - it's basically a non stick metal. Everything sits on a little rack. Last night I had a chicken roll up with ham and cheese, some sweet potato and some mushrooms. The chicken was taking a while so after a while I wrapped it in foil then drained it on kitchen paper. I'm totally amazed at the amount of fat/oil that comes off the meat. I just brush a smidgeon of oil on the veggies then sprinkle with herbs. I put a dab of oyster sauce on the sweet potatoes and a little pepper and garlic salt on the mushrooms. It was so delicious and not greasy at all.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 13
I have never heard of the brand Ogreenics to be honest. I love green, my ex partner loved green and all the crockery, plates, cups, saucers etc were green. I would say treat yourself if they are good as you say they are, why not have the set, it's not as if they won't be used and I am sure your son will appreciate you putting the money to good use.
@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
We bought the one, and I do believe it is as good as they are claiming. I will probably save up and get the set. I earn quite a bit online. The green does make it attractive, but they could have made the ceramic any color.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
4 Jan 13
I found a set of Green Pan cookware online for $75 with dark blue exterior and grey nonstick. It came with 3 "saute" pans, 2 saucepans, 2 fry pans, and glass lids, and I truly love them.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
You have always been cutting edge when it comes to the things you will try and use. I think I would enjoy an entire set of this.
@cynthiann (18630)
• Jamaica
3 Jan 13
Well, I am the novice here as I have not heard of them but I read a few of the responses and those that have them like them. I do have some concerns about non stick cookware though as I believe that I read years ago that they could be carcinogenic. I use stainless steel cookware and two frying pans. I do not have a lot of saucepans etc but will check this out on line.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
The non stick coated pans are supposed to contribute to pollution and also to cancers, I think. This is ceramic, just like your plates and dishware, so it does not give out fumes or emit carcinogens.
@KrauseHome (33746)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I have never heard of them, and we always buy T-Fal sets. We have tried some of the others out there, but like T-Fal so far the best. You will have to let us know what you think of it, and maybe I will have to check one out sometime and try it.
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@GardenGerty (92162)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 13
Eventually they will not be able to market T fal as it contributes to air pollution. I have some T fal and I have tried silverstone. They will hit the stores where you are I am sure. I have also seen a "ceramic and diamond" Yoshi blue.