ecolution cookware review

Ecolution cookware review

Ecolution is an environmental friendly cookware brand that was created by people in search of well performing, good-looking cookware, which was also eco-friendly.  Ecolution is an eco-friendly branch of Epoca International Inc., which has manufactured cookware for the previous 25 years. A family owned business, they strive to keep family in mind when creating new cookware.

Ecolution’s non-stick cookware is a healthy, nontoxic, alternative for non-stick cooking. In an effort to manufacture environmentally friendly cookware, they have created numerous extremely durable, unique, non-stick coatings that help make cooking and clean up easy. These coatings do not contain toxic chemicals or pollutants. Ecolution also offers a variety of other cookware items including cast iron, ceramic, stainless steel and unique kitchen gadgets.

Ecolution has a variety of cookware ranges, each with its own unique features.

Artistry

Features

Artistry cookware is made out of heavy gauge aluminum, which provides great heat distribution. The pans offer even more heat conductivity with the signature leaf design and grooves on the bottom.

Quality

The Hydrolon non-stick coating used on these pots and pans is water based, and free of toxic chemicals like PFOA and PTFE, providing optimum non-stick cooking. The cookware set is dishwasher safe and has a limited lifetime warranty.

Ergonomics

The comfortable, stay cool, pebbled handles are wrapped in silicone and provide complete control while cooking.

Durability

This cookware is created to be practical and eco-friendly, but customers have found it to be less durable than they had hoped. The pots and pans were often warped on arrival or warped when being used. 

Price

In the Artistry series there is an 8-piece cookware set and a few individual pieces. The 8-piece set provides you with a 5-quart dutch oven, a 1.5 and a 3-quart saucepan, all with lids, a 9.5 and a 11-inch frying pans. The dutch oven and saucepans have steam vented, tempered glass lids. This cookware set was available for $61.99 at the time of reviewing.

PROS

  • The pots and pans are coated with a unique, water based, non-toxic non-stick coating.
  • The heavy gauge aluminum provides optimum heat distribution.
  • Customers were very pleased at how easy it is to wash the pots and pans.
  • The pots and pans are dishwasher safe.

CONS

  • Several customers received dented and warped pots and pans.
  • Customers also noted that the lids did not fit the pots perfectly.

RATING

3 out of 5.

VERDICT

If you are looking for a inexpensive and eco-friendly non-stick cookware, then this series is a good choice. Artistry is one of Ecolution’s cheaper sets. They work well and if you are looking for a healthier non-stick coating, these are recommended. If, however, you are looking for something more durable with an even longer lasting non-stick coating, then you will need to invest a little bit more money.

Bliss

Features

Bliss was designed for relaxing, enjoyable cooking experiences. This series is also constructed using heavy gauge aluminum and has a stainless steel base, which makes it suitable for all hobs including induction. The cookware items in this series are all coated with Hydro ceramic non-stick coating, which is PTFE, lead and PFOA free. This non-stick coating is perfect for browning, sautéing, searing and frying. 

Quality

The Hydro ceramic coating keeps its pristine look over time while providing durable, non-stick cooking. As with all Ecolution cookware, this series is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Ergonomics

The handles have soft-grip silicone handles that stay cool and help provide complete control. 

Durability

The majority of people who bought this cookware series are satisfied with their purchase. They really enjoy how sturdy the pots and pans are, how well the non-stick layer works, and how easy they are to clean. Several customers, however, found that the non-stick coating started to chip within a year of them purchasing the set.

Price

The Bliss series includes an 8-piece cookware set and other individual pots and pans. The 8-piece cookware set consists of a 2-quart, a 4.5-quart, a 5-quart dutch oven, all with glass, steam vented lids, a 8-inch and a 9.5-inch frying pans. It was available at $119.99 at the time of reviewing.

PROS

  • Bliss pots and pans are very durable and will keep looking good even after long term use.
  • The pans have flared edges that help prevent dripping when pouring.
  • The pots and pans are induction compatible.
  • The lid handles are very comfortable to hold and work with.

CONS

  • A few customers noted that the non-stick layer came off their pots and pans after only 6-7 months of use. 
  • The pots and pans are not dishwasher safe.

RATING

3.5 out of 5

VERDICT

Bliss cookware series is both practical and stunning. The Hydro ceramic non-stick coating allows for effortless cooking and hand cleaning. The pan and lid handles are very comfortable and ensure control when cooking. This series is especially suitable for induction cooking.

Evolve

Features

Evolve cookware is constructed similarly to the Artistry series. It was created for even heating, easy cleaning and environmentally friendly cooking.

Quality

The Evolve series is coated with the Hydrolon PFOA-free non-stick coating and the pots and pans can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Ergonomics

The pots and pans all come with signature Ecolution silicone handles, which stay cool and provide comfortable control when cooking.

Durability

These pots and pans are very durable and easy to clean. They are perfect for people looking to reduce the amount of oil they use when cooking. Most people who bought pots and pans from this cookware series are happy with their purchase. Some, however, have complained that the lids don’t fit properly on the pots and pans and that their food stuck to the cookware.

Price

The series includes an 8-piece cookware set and other individual cookware items. The cookware set boasts a 5-quart dutch oven, a 1 and 2-quart saucepan, all with glass lids, a 9.5 and a 11-inch frying pans. The 8-piece cookware set was available to purchase for $115.92 at the time of reviewing.

PROS

  • The heavy gauge aluminum design of the Evolve series makes them excellent for heat retention and distribution.
  • The pots and pans are dishwasher safe.
  • The signature squeezable silicon handles are comfortable and stay cool.

CONS

  • This cookware series is not induction or oven safe.

RATING

3 out of 5

VERDICT

If you are used to cooking with cast iron, stainless steel or any other metal that can withstand higher heats when cooking, you may need to adjust the heat that you cook on for longer lasting non-stick cooking. The non-stick coating will deteriorate faster when used on high heats. If look after them correctly, these pots and pans will serve you well.

Endure

Features

These beautiful copper colored cookware series is constructed out of heavy gauge forged aluminum and is coated with Ecolution’s unique Titanium Guard non-stick coating. This series has a stainless steel base, which makes it suitable for induction cooking. These pots and pans are safe to use in the oven, without their lids on, up to 375F. 

Quality

The forged aluminum provides excellent heat distribution and quick and even cooking. A blend of ceramic and titanium is used to create a long lasting coating that is scratch resistant, allowing you to use metal utensils when cooking.

Ergonomics

The stay cool, silicone coated handles are securely riveted to the sides of the cookware to provide optimum comfort and control.

Durability

All in all, the majority of customers who have bought cookware from this series are satisfied with their purchases. They really enjoy easy it is to cook with the cookware and how easy it is to clean up afterwards. However, several people have complained saying that, the pans warped shortly after they started using them, that the cookware is not induction compatible, and that their ingredients stuck to the pan.

Price

Ecolution offers an 8-piece cookware set in the Endure series as well as other individual pans and griddles. Included in the 8-piece set is a 1.25-quart saucepan, a 2-quart saucepan, a 6-quart stockpot, all with tempered glass lids, a 8-inch frying pan and a 9.25-inch frying pan. This set was available for $169.99 at the time of the reviewing.

PROS

  • These pots and pans are oven safe.
  • The cookware in this series is constructed out of heavy gauged forged aluminum, which provides quick and even cooking.
  • The Titanium Guard non-stick coating provides a superior non-stick cooking experience and is scratch resistant so you can use whatever cooking utensils you want.

CONS

  • This cookware series is not dishwasher safe.
  • Several customers have complained that their pans either arrived warped of warped shortly after they started using them.

RATING

4 out of 5.

VERDICT

These beautiful crafted pots and pans will make a great addition to your kitchen. They are quite sturdy and durable due to their heavy gauged forged aluminum construction. The unique, non-stick coating on the Endure series is a superior quality coating.

Symphony

Features

The Symphony cookware series is Ecolutions top ranking non-stick induction cookware series. It is constructed from heavy forged aluminum, which is excellent for heat retention and distribution.

Quality

The cookware is also coated with the unique Hydrolon PFOA-free water based non-stick coating, which makes cooking and cleaning up easy. The pots and pans can also be cleaned in the dishwasher for ease of use.

Ergonomics

The signature squeezable silicone handles stay cool and are very comfortable to use. They are securely riveted to the pots and pans for extra strength and control.

Durability

These are very sturdy and durable pots and pans. The majority of customers who have bought this cookware series are happy with how easy it is to clean the cookware, how well it cooks, and they really enjoy the sturdy handles. A couple of customers have noted that the pots and pans don’t all work on induction hobs and that the lids fit on the pots very poorly.

Price

The Symphony induction cookware series boasts an 8-piece cookware set as well as a variety of individual pots and pans. The 8-piece set is made up of 1.25 and 3-quart induction saucepan, a 8-quart induction stock pot, all with tempered glass lids, a 8 and a 9.25-inch induction frying pans. The 8-piece cookware set was $114.99 at the time of the reviewing.

PROS

  • This cookware series can be used on all hobs including induction.
  • The pots and pans are constructed out of heavy forged aluminum, which is a great heat distributor and retainer.
  • The non-stick coating is PFOA-free.

CONS

  • Several customers noted that the lids fitted very poorly on the pots and pans.
  • A couple customers complained that not all the pots and pans worked on an induction hob.

RATING

4 out of 5.

VERDICT

Symphony, Ecolution’s superior induction cookware series, is very durable and comfortable to use. This cookware series is a recommended option to consider when looking for induction compatible cookware.

  Artistry Bliss Evolve Endure Symphony
Material Heavy Gauge Aluminum Heavy Gauge Aluminum Heavy Gauge Aluminum Heavy Gauge Forged Aluminum Heavy Forged Aluminum
Non-Stick Coating Hydrolon PFOA-Free Non-Stick Hydro Ceramic Hydrolon PFOA-Free Non-Stick Titanium Guard Ceramic Hydrolon PFOA-Free Non-Stick
Dishwasher Safe Yes No Yes No Yes
Oven Safe No No No 375F for 1 hour No
Induction Compatible No Yes Yes Yes Yes

INDIVIDUAL PIECES

Pure Intentions 2-Quart Saucepan

Features

Pure Intentions is Ecolution’s stainless steel cookware series. It offers a small variety of different sized pots and pans for people looking for eco-friendly stainless steel cookware. It is partly made from curbside recyclable stainless steel and does not contain any chemical contaminants.

Quality

This saucepan is both dishwasher and oven safe up to 450F. The stainless steel used to construct the pan will not rust, chip or tarnish your food at all. It has an encapsulated bottom to provide superior heat distribution. It can be used on all cooking surfaces including gas, electric and induction hobs.

Durability

This stainless steel saucepan is quite durable and will last you a while, provided you look after it. Most people are happy with their purchase, but several customers have noted that the handles get hot when cooking and said that the 2-quart saucepan does not hold 2-quart.

Ergonomics 

The pan comes with a tempered glass lid, which has a stay cool handle, and a stay cool handle, which is firmly riveted to the side of the pan.

Price

It was available for $30.80 at the time of the reviewing.

PROS

  • This saucepan is both dishwasher and oven safe.
  • The stainless steel used to construct this pot is party made up of recyclable stainless steel.
  • The encapsulated bottom provides great heat distribution.

CONS

  • Customers have noted that this saucepan boils over if it holds 2-quarts.
  • Several customers have complained that the handles get hot when cooking.

RATING

3 out of 5.

VERDICT

This is a small stainless steel pan, ideal for reheating small quantities or heating milk. The encapsulated bottom ensures excellent heat distribution and a quicker cooking time.

Farmhouse Cast Iron 11-Inch Frying Pan

Features

Farmhouse is Ecolution’s cast iron series. They offer several different sized cast iron cookware pieces, including a dutch oven. The 11-inch cast iron frying pan is pre-seasoned with oil and can be used in the oven on temperatures up to 500F. It is also oven to table safe.

Quality

The frying pan has superior heat retaining and distributing abilities.

Durability

Customers who have bought this cast iron frying pan are very happy with their purchase. They really enjoy how durable the cast iron is, how well the seasoning work when you cook with it and how easy it is to clean.

Ergonomics

The frying pan has a helper handle and pouring spouts for increased safety and ease of use.

Price

It was available for $29.99 at the time of the reviewing.

PROS

  • Cast iron cookware is excellent at retaining and distributing heat.
  • The cast iron frying pan is pre-seasoned when you purchase it.
  • The frying pan is oven to table safe.

CONS

  • Cast Iron is quite heavy and may be a challenge for some people to cook with.

RATING

4 out of 5

VERDICT 

Cast iron is amazing at retaining heat and evenly cooking food. This Farmhouse series is extremely durable and is very well seasoned for optimum cooking.

Hong Kong Chop Stick House Carbon Steel 14-Inch Wok

Features

This heavy-duty gauge carbon steel is part of Ecolution’s Hong Kong Chop Stick House series, which offers 3 different sized woks. The carbon steel provides a high heat transfer when cooking. These woks are coated with PFOA-free non-stick coating for healthier, easier cooking.

Quality

The 14-inch wok has a dark wood-grain finish, which gives it a very appealing look. It is flat based which provides balance and stability when cooking. It wok is dishwasher safe and compatible with electric, gas and glass ceramic cooking hobs.

Ergonomics

It has a soft touch handle, which is securely riveted to the pan for a comfortable grip when cooking. The helping handle makes lifting the wok easier.

Durability

The wok is made out of heavy-duty gauge carbon steel, which makes it both very durable and a great heat conductor.

Price

It was available for $29.99 at the time of the reviewing.

PROS

  • The wok is made out of heavy-duty gauge carbon steel that will provide a high heat transfer while cooking.
  • The soft touch handle provides complete control when cooking.

CONS

  • This wok cannot be used on an induction hob.

RATING

4 out of 5

VERDICT

This carbon steel wok will provide excellent heat transfer when cooking, this is really good for stirfrys and searing. Its heavy duty construction makes it very durable and it is well priced.

OUR RECOMMENDATION

Our top choice of Ecolution cookware is the Endure series. It has a beautiful copper finish and a superior quality non-stick coating, while the heavy guage forged aluminum provides excellent heat distribution while cooking. Overall this cookware series offers the best performance at the best price.

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