GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware, 16-Piece

Last updated date: July 16, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware, 16-Piece

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Overall Take

You don’t need to limit yourself to grey and black nonstick cookware any longer. These pans are made of Thermolon, a new nonstick technology. They have a sturdy aluminum-reinforced body with an eye-catching color. In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the GreenLife GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware, 16-Piece placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Nonstick Cookware for a detailed review of all the top nonstick cookware.

Expert Summarized Score
7.9
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
2,041 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The non-toxic non-stick coating allows you to use very little or no oil, and the set is even complete with useful extras such as the steamer insert and the nylon utensils.
- Alice's Kitchen
As an added bonus, the pots and pans in this collection are all dishwasher safe.
- Chef's Resource
There is a good range of sizes and a wide variety of utensils included. The soft grip handles are comfortable to hold and the pans are not too heavy.
- BestReviews
The GreenLife Soft Grip (appx. $68) features some of the newest nonstick technology, called Thermolon, the production of which is far more eco-friendly than its competitors. As the name implies, the handles are very comfortable to hold, even when the pans are full and heavy.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Cookware set promises to be lead and cadmium free, and has a number of bonus features such as ergonomic soft grip handles, mini frying pan for perfect eggs over easy, and a vegetable steamer made to fit the pots.
- Cook Taste Eat
The absence of toxic elements like lead, cadmium, PFOA, and PFAS aids in making healthy food, thereby leading to a healthy body.
- Kitchen Surfing
More durable than Teflon – Thermolon is stronger and harder than Teflon. This means it will last longer in different types of cooking
- Kitchen Radar
What experts didn't like
The ceramic coating is prone to scratching.
- Chef's Resource
Doing a lot of cooking on high temparatures will damage the white enamel over time.
- BestReviews
Interiors stain easily
- Wiki EZ Vid
Low and medium heat settings are recommended
- Cook Taste Eat
They are made from ceramic, which can be fragile and you need to handle them with care to avoid damage. Which means no metal utensils
- Kitchen Radar

From The Manufacturer

The GreenLife soft grip 16pc ceramic non-stick cookware set, Turquoise makes the perfect addition to any kitchen. The high performance Thermolon ceramic non-stick coating is long lasting and easy to clean, made without pfas, PFOA, lead or cadmium. The aluminum reinforced body adds a touch of style to your kitchen, while the matching soft-grip handles provide much-needed Comfort. The glass lids allow for convenient monitoring while cooking and the dishwasher-safe construction makes cleanup a breeze. This set includes: 4" mini frypan, 7" open frypan, 9.5" open frypan, 1Qt covered saucepan, 2Qt covered saucepan, 5Qt covered stockpot, 2.5Qt covered saute pan, 7" stainless steel steamer, and 4 kitchen utensils.

An Overview On Nonstick Cookware

If you want to avoid using excess fat when cooking, but don’t want your food to stick to the bottom of your pots and pans, you need to invest in a nonstick cookware set. A nonstick coating is typically made out of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), of which Teflon is a commonly known brand. This surface is designed to allow food to brown on the pan without getting stuck to it.

Aside from using less fat when cooking, as less oil or cooking fat is needed when using nonstick pans, there are a number of other advantages to using nonstick cookware in your kitchen. One of the biggest perks is that these pots and pans are more affordable than their counterparts, which are often  made from stainless steel or copper. Most nonstick cookware is made out of aluminum, which is a less expensive material.

If you’re a beginner cook or one that often multitasks while cooking, nonstick pans make your job a little easier as you don’t have to worry about the food getting stuck to the pan while you’re distracted.

Nonstick cookware also means less cleanup. There are no burnt bits of food left for you to scrub once you’re done cooking. Plus, it’s an excellent choice to use with delicate food that may break apart when frying, such as fish. The nonstick coating helps to keep everything held together while cooking.

While nonstick cookware has many benefits, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase a set. For example, you cannot use nonstick cookware at very high temperatures, as that may cause the coating to melt. In addition, most nonstick cookware cannot be used in the oven, as it’s designed for stovetop use only.

Also, you should avoid using metal utensils with nonstick cookware as they can damage the coating. And nonstick cookware should not be placed in the dishwasher as that may cause the coating to come off.

DWYM Fun Fact

How long the nonstick coating lasts on your pots and pans depends on how well you take care of it. Avoid using metal utensils on your nonstick cookware, and instead go with wooden, plastic or silicon spoons and spatulas. This will ensure you don’t get any scratches in your coating.

While you don’t need to use oil when cooking with a nonstick pan, you should use a very small amount each time. Over time, food residue left over in the pan can affect the efficacy of the coating, and using a tiny amount of fat when cooking helps to preserve the nonstick coating of your cookware.

Be sure not to wash your nonstick pans with cold water when they are still hot, as the drastic temperature change can warp your pans.

The Nonstick Cookware Buying Guide

  • One of the most important things to pay attention to when buying nonstick cookware is the type of coating it has. The results you get will depend on the number of layers of coating and the type of formula that has been used on the cookware. This will also affect the price. If you’re going for longevity and durability, opt for three layers of nonstick coating, and make sure that the finish is matte, not shiny.
  • Most nonstick cookware is made out of aluminum because of its heat conductivity properties. Thicker aluminum pans will provide you with better heat distribution; however, they are also heavier and can be difficult to maneuver when full. Pans that are thin may warp more easily than thicker pans.
  • Nonstick cookware sets come with multiple pieces. Consider what kinds of cooking you do most often and ensure that the set includes the sizes of pots and pans you need. Keep in mind that nonstick cookware is not ideal for searing or browning. Most nonstick cookware sets come with multiple frying pans, pots, strainers and lids. Many will also include griddle trays and utensils.
  • Consider the style and décor of your kitchen. While many nonstick pans are black or grey with glass lids, you can also find some sets that bring a bright pop of color to your kitchen. These are great for both vintage and contemporary styles.
  • Do you have trouble figuring out when your pan has heated up? Opt for nonstick cookware that comes with a thermo-spot indicator. This is a red marking in the middle of each pan that turns bright red when the pan has been sufficiently preheated.