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Do you need the best iconic, durable nonstick ceramic coated cookware set in your kitchen? Your right choice is GreenPan 12 Piece Rio Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set.

A few days ago, I got a ceramic cookware as a marriage gift from one of my colleague. The cookware came with nicely packaged, tightened and cushioned with cardboard between each and every pot, pan and glass lid.

This GreenPan Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set seems very amazing to me. The black outside with white interior is as nice-looking as it is functional. After unpacking I searched the instruction, it sounds weird, but I never had ceramic cookware before. I needed to know few questions, as like what is coated to its nonstick ceramic surface?

Can I use hard plastic or metal spatulas or store them by stacking one another? etc.  Then I came to know this GreenPan 12 Piece Rio Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set is Thermolon coated. Then I simply Google it.

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What is Thermolon ceramic non-stick coating?

And I find that,

  • Thermolon is a special coating for ceramic nonstick, firstly implicated by a Belgian company GreenPan Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
  • It is manufactured without PFOA, it doesn’t haveLead or Cadmium
  • It is healthy, safe and does not contain any type of toxic chemicals.
  • No toxic fumes will release, even on overheating.

I feel claim by assured that this cookware isn’t harmful to my family, as I always try to serve healthy & nutritious food to my children.

After unpacking it carefully, I get

  • 3 Quart Saucepan with Lid,
  • 2 Quart Saucepan with Lid,
  • 1 Quart Saucepan with Lid,
  • 5 Quart Dutch Oven with Lid,
  • 8″ Open Fry Pan,
  • 9.5″ Covered Skillet,
  • 5″ Open Fry Pan

As for the first time I use it, I find it is very convenient to me for making pasta, quick breakfast, pouring omelet like a dream. I also find some lucrative features of this cookware.



Thermolon ceramic non-stick

As you may know, ceramic can distribute heat evenly more than any other cookware materials.

When it is coated with Thermolon, it has the excellent thermal conductivity that allows a perfect frying result in superb searing and crispy fry a brownish look to your meal with much lower heat range.

This coating also scratches resistive and resilient to the thermal shocks.


Aluminum base

It is the best induction cookware set and also designed with aluminum thick layer base for fast and even heat distribution, makes it a lot easier and faster for preparing meals. Thermolon coating also provides the benefit of useless oil and fats to stay healthy.


Convenient stay handles

Its stay cool phenolic handles come with a safe and secure grip. They are very handy as well. Combined with manufacturer GreenPan 12 Piece Rio Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set drip free edge design makes it perfect for easy cooking.


Aesthetic colors & design

Absolute no doubt about its appealing beauty, It’s like an ornament to your kitchen. They are now available in black or turquoise color, along with white ceramic non-stick Thermolon coating.


Glass lids

It has high-quality shatter resistant tempered glasses lids and phenolic handle, for safe and secure grip. You can easily monitor the cooking progress without loose heat and moisture.


Cleaning & care

I find that cleaning process of this cookware is simple, it is dishwasher safe or you can clean with mild detergent by using the regular nylon scrubber. Unlike Teflon coating cookware set, you don’t need to follow some extra care to this cookware set. You can store anything in them by stacking one another.

Pros vs. Cons


  • Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating
  • As ceramic with aluminum base is an excellent heat conductor, cook foods will result in a superb sear and crispy fry
  • The perfect heat distribution allows even cooking and makes the food brown beautifully
  • Aluminum base heats up quickly thus you need less energy use, which is quite eco-friendly
  • No rivets in the handle make a smooth cooking surface
  • No toxic elements are used
  • It is also compatible with an induction cooktop
  • Fumes are not come out even with overheating
  • Dishwasher safe


  • Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware is little heavy
  • Try to avoid metal sharp edge utensil, this will help to protect nonstick coating for long lasting

The first thing you will like its elegance and subtlety, the version is in black exterior with the cream interior is really extraordinary looking. It has Drip-free edge technology, for easy pouring. Pouringomelet like a dream. Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating heats up quickly and evenly, it also ensures healthy cooking as food requires less oil& butter.

Cooking Tips

This ceramic cookware with an aluminum base is basically a great heat conductor. Now while I make some tomato sauce, simmering in the smallest pot for Pillsbury dough pizza, it starts bubbling on a low heat. So basically, I think these pans and pots are better than others on the market.

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Formerly I said, when I got this cookware, I searched for instruction books. From there I learned that they recommend not to use nonstick sprays on these pans like virgin olive oil. Only vegetable oil, butter are recommended, Nonstick sprays leave a residue that can build up over time and this may damage the nonstick cooking surface.

Try to avoid metal sharp edge utensil, it may scratch on cooking surface. As I use silicone or wood utensils to avoid scratching or damaging on my frying pans, you can also try this. Cooking on high heat isn’t really necessary due but if you need it, you should be careful and respond quickly otherwise you may smell burnt fumes.

Tips for washing

As it is absolute dishwashers safe, but I think washing by hand is the better option for this.Cleaning these take only a few seconds in hot & soapy water as foods simply don’t stick on. If you need, then try to scrub with nylon scrubbers but not the metal one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What types of colors are available of this cookware?

A: It basically has two colors,

  • If you like elegance and subtlety, black with the cream interior is ideal for you.
  • If you like contrast, the turquoise variant with the cream interior is for you.

Q: Are these items oven safe?

A: There are not oven safe because of the material of handles.

Q: By what the handles are made of?

A: The handles are phenolic handle, it ensures safe and secure grip

Final Thoughts

This is really a wonderful cookware set, I ever have. It is both attractive and versatile for those who just need the basics of everyday cooking and occasional party meal. The sleek black exteriors white ceramic interiors look appreciable. And also in consideration of the price, you really can’t ask for a better set.

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Karla Beran