More and more people are moving away from synthetic non-stick cookware and moving towards greener, healthier cookware options. A variety of healthier cookware brands are now available to choose from, offering features that enable oil-free cooking and non-toxic chemicals in the non-stick coating. One such cookware option is Granite Rock. Granite Rock’s cookware is constructed from aluminum, encased in three layers of food-grade granite, offering superior durability. It also has a high-grade natural mineral non-stick layer, which ensures perfect non-stick cooking.
Granite Rock offers a variety of cookware, but in this review, we are going to be discussing the Granite Rock fry pan. It boasts of being the best non-stick frying pan on the market.
The combination of granite and aluminum ensures superior heat conduction, durability and prevents warping. While the ingredients of Granite Rock’s mineral non-stick coating is unknown, it can withstand constant abuse and metal utensils can be used when cooking. We do know, however, that the Granite Rock non-stick coating is PFOA-free.
The pan is very versatile and can be used on most hobs, except induction because it does not have an iron-based construction. This can be fixed by purchasing an induction disc separately. The pan can be used in the oven in temperatures up to 500F and can be used to cook and bake a variety of dishes including steaks, pizzas and stir-fries. The pan is also dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning after cooking all the more easier.
Its non-stick coating allows for oil-free cooking, but if you would like to flavor your food with butter or oil, you can. Using non-stick sprays on this pan is not recommended because the sprays burn at a low temperature and give your pan a rusty look.
The handle is constructed out of stainless steel and stays cool when cooking. Using an oven mitt when using the pan in the oven is advised though.
This 12-inch non-stick granite rock pan was available for $28.00 at the time of the reviewing. Given the quality of the materials used, this is a good price. The pan is available in different sizes, including an 8-inch, 10-inch, 11-inch or 12-inch.
The majority of users have thoroughly enjoyed cooking a variety of dishes with their granite rock non-stick pan and found it very easy to use and clean. While many have enjoyed the results of the oil-free cooking experience, some customers found that they couldn’t dry fry anything, but need to add some kind of lubricants like oil or butter to ensure that nothing stuck when cooking. One customer was upset that their 12-inch pan’s cooking surface was only 11-inches big because of the 1-inch rim around the edge of the pan.
- The combination of the aluminum core and the layers of granite provide exceptional heat retention and distribution when cooking and will not warp.
- The pan is both dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 500F.
- The non-stick coating is PFOA-free.
- The pan is not induction compatible by itself.
4 out of 5.
The durability and superior non-stick cooking that this Granite Rock pan provides are its main drawcards. It offers great versatility with its oven-safe feature. One major downside of this pan is that it is not induction compatible, but that can be changed by purchasing an induction disc. Overall, this pan shows more durability than other non-stick pans and is a bargain for the price you pay.