Written by Staff Writer : Virginia
I’ve added a little pink bling to my stovetop with.
I am a bit of a freak when it comes to cookware. I don’t want certain things leeching into my food when I cook, such as aluminum or PFOA. While the Aeternum is heavy-weight aluminum (we all know aluminum has great thermal properties), the cook surface is a white ceramic coating and it is PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) free, PTFE free, and Cadmium free. PFOA has been linked to a host of health problems that I’d like to avoid, so I am all for cookware that is PFOA free! Bialetti’s Aeternum is touted as Italy’s #1 selling white ceramic non-stick sauté pans, although I hadn’t previously heard of them. Once I learned, though, that they are easy to clean and heat evenly, I just had to try them. Who can resist a pink sauté pan that is green. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? It’s not.
Anyway, when the sauté pans came in, I was excited to use them. I was making Japanese Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Peppers for dinner, so it would be the perfect opportunity to take the pans for a whirl. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed. I’ve never had an easy time with sautéing anything, but the onions and peppers came out perfectly, as did the chicken. The pan then washed super easy, and I was thrilled. After that, I decided to try turkey burgers in them. My turkey burgers always stick, even in non-stick pans. Always.
Not only did they not stick, they turned out great, and once again, the pan washed up beautifully.
After using the Aeternum Pink, which is sold as a 2-pack sauté pan set (9.5” and 11”) and is available for $59.99 on Amazon and at bialettishop.com, I would definitely recommend them. They heat evenly, foods don’t stick, and they clean up well, plus ten percent of all sales (from the Aeternum Pink) benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Bialetti also offers the the Aeternum Red collection, which features a whole line of pans .
The drawback? They are NOT dishwasher safe and they don’t match my kitchen. Not matching my kitchen isn’t that big a deal. I wouldn’t care if they were pea green with purple polka dots since they work well (although canary yellow or cobalt blue would have looked nice). Bialetti does offer pans in other colors, but only the pink benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Not being able to put them in the dishwasher is also not a deal breaker, since they do clean easily. I just have to remind the Hubs not to throw them in the dishwasher!
Bialetti would like to give one lucky Shibley Smiles reader an Aeternum Pink Sauté Pan set of their very own!
See Official Rules. Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on the day announced above. Open to US Only.
Thank you and Good Luck!
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