12-Inch Versa Skillet with Lid
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First off, let me start by saying that it’s important to understand how big a 12” pan is...because I didn’t and was very surprised when it came. I don’t plan for this pan to ever really leave my stove. I make every meal for my family at home, mostly organic and always real, wholesome food. Why would I want that to go to waste after it’s cooked in a toxic pan? Xtrema is the best non-toxic option out there. Every other pan I have researched leaches some sort of something (even expense cast iron, look it up!) but ceramic does not. The only 2 negatives to this pan is that it has the potential to break and that scrambled eggs are a pain in the butt to cook, but I knew both of those things before purchasing. I also replaced my smaller pots with this and have used it to boil pasta and veggies. If you’re looking for something BIG, versatile, and, most importantly, non toxic, I highly recommend this pan!
Enjoying cooking vegetables in it!
This is my first experience with Xtrema. Many of the reviews are accurate so hopefully this will help. Arrived quick, the 12" Versa Skillet is beautiful and I was actually surprised that it was not that heavy as compared to my Nonstick pot I am tossing out. There is great care that will need to be taken with this pot. I don't know if I will let anyone handle it for fear of breakage or chipping. The 12" is large so over hangs the cooktop, so cooking bacon in it, I noticed the ends of the bacon were not cooking but once I added my vegetables and started to stir them the uneven cooking didn't matter or was not noticed. Cleaned up well and no sticking. Definitely a learning curve, but I'm up for it and love my first one. More to come! I'm giving it a 4 star because of the care required and the uneven cooking.
Wonderful product? So why the 3 stars? The bottom of the pan at the center is elevated into a small dome and the oil runs down to the inside outer edges of the pan making cooking foods more difficult for not to get scorched, unless you are constantly stirring it. So frying chickens, steaks or anything that sits in one spot makes for an unpleasant outcome. PLEASE MAKE THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN FLAT!!!!
It's nice but even after following instructions, my eggs stick. Another thing is it is heavy and good luck if you're trying to pour the contents of the pan into a bowl or plate. You can't hold it. You have to be extremely careful with this product. It can crack so easy and because it's heavy and awkward, you can crack it easy in your sink washing it. Otherwise, it's a nice piece of cookware. It is pretty easy to clean and nothing seems to scratch it. Yes, I would recommend it, however with reservations. Also, forget trying to get a collection of all matching items. Colored items only come in certain products.