I received in the mail as part of a product review Ozeri’s 12” Ceramic frying pan the color is green and it is earth friendly, PTFE and PFOA Free.
Do you know what PTFE is? I will tell you it isPTFE is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high-molecular-weight compound consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is hydrophobic: neither water nor water-containing substances wet PTFE, as fluorocarbons demonstrate mitigated London dispersion forces due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction against any solid. PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is very non-reactive, partly because of the strength of carbon–fluorine bonds, and so it is often used in containers and pipe work for reactive and corrosive chemicals. Where used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear, and energy consumption of machinery. It is commonly believed that Teflon, like velcro, is a spin-off product from the NASA space projects. However, that is not so, even though both products have been used by NASA . Is it safe? Here is my findings, In January 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft risk assessment on the health effects of PFOA. The EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics formed a Science Advisory Board to review the draft's findings. According to the review letter, three-fourths of the panel found that PFOA fit the EPA's guidelines for a "likely to be carcinogenic" substance. [source: Cory-Slechta and Morgan]. But while the EPA is continuing to study PFOA's effects on humans and the environment and has a program to eliminate PFOA and related chemical emissions and products by 2015, its current stand is that there is no reason for consumers to stop using PTFE-based nonstick cookware [source: United States Environmental Protection Agency]. The final product is PTFE -- not PFOA. Even though the CPSC and the EPA haven't determined a need for warning labels on nonstick cookware or pulled it from the market, it's still a good idea to follow a few guidelines in the kitchen. First, as DuPont -- maker Teflon, one of the best known nonstick cookware brands -- points out on its Web site, birds have delicate respiratory systems that can be affected by any fumes, not just those from nonstick cookware. For this reason, it's a good idea to keep birds out of the kitchen. Second, don't heat PFTE-coated pans beyond 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius) or leave them unattended [source: DuPont]. It's also a good idea to replace your pans if their coatings are visibly deteriorating. This makes me rethink pans I use and how they are made and what to buy in the store next time I go shopping.
It is very large as well perfect for cooking any meals like pancakes, eggs, chicken, stir fry’s and so much more. I was amazed at how large it was and I love to cook so this is perfect for me. Ozeri also sells kitchen products, bathroom, fitness, luxury and so much more I was intrigued by the fan and tumblers as they are a neat design and as the website says a modern design I had never seen before. Check out their website at www.ozeri.com . About the company is they have products especially designed for the digital life style and most of their products are available at vacation residents but now are starting to expand to other consumers. You can purchase their products at www.amazon.com the products are very inexpensive.
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.