Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Greystone 11.5″ Non-Stick Griddle , after a few months of using my Greystone 13 inch frying pan I am hooked on this cookware. Nothing sticks to it, you can cook hot as blazes if you want to, it wears like iron and you can use metal utensils.
Finding Greystone was a tag team affair. In Episode 1828 Chef Keith answered a cookware question and mentioned Italian Moneta cookware as a high quality non stick cook ware without the problems of things like Teflon. Looked good but was expensive enough for me to just use my old cast iron.
Then a listener named Camaron told me about this product called Greystone that was actually the exact same thing. Just basically a US Based brand of Moneta. So I check it out and it vetted 100% true. So I ordered my first pan. In a word it is amazing, it is everything those stupid infomercials promise about all the green this and copper that bullshit yet fail to deliver.
Durable as hell, non stick, oh wow is it! Looks good, light weight and just damn fine, but what do you expect from Italy when it comes to cooking. What Moneta did here is smart too.
They set up a US based brand, with the same product. They then ship tons of it at a time so they are doing all US based distribution. This of course creates US jobs even with a Italian made product and cuts the cost to the consumer by about 25% or more. Win, win, win.
I have now decided personally to add the Greystone 11.5″ Non-Stick Griddle because it will be better for some things than the frying pan, or because sometimes you are using two pans at one time.
This really is a great product. You know how you have to use those pathetic plastic utensils on most non stick, not this, metal is fine. Next there is this little logo on the handle right were it joins the pan, you can’t see it at first. When the pan is up to temp it turns green and shows up, this lets you keep turning down the heat to use the minimum amount to maintain a good cooking temp.
The pans heat up really fast, they hold temp quite well, it honestly made me love my gas stove even more than I already do. Over time I plan to get rid of many of my pans and replace them with these. I will still use cast iron for somethings, especially stuff that finishes in the over, as this stuff isn’t oven safe. That is not due to the coating, but rather the handles.
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