How do Emeril Forever Pans work?Emeril Lagasse claims that the Forever Pans can sear like Stainless Steel, caramelize like cast-iron and are non-stick “forever”.
The non-stick coating of the ordinary pans don’t last forever because these ordinary pans have just one layer of non-stick coating which quickly wears away with the every day use.
Tests Performed on the Forever PansEmeril Lagasse guarantees that the Forever Pan’s will remain non-stick forever. To demonstrate the non-stick feature of the Forever Pans, he pours an entire jar of tomato sauce in the Forever Pan, burn the sauce with a blow-torch and amazingly the burnt sauce comes off the cooking surface with ease – nothing sticks to the pan. Another demo shows egg sliding in the Forever Pan even after “sanding” the pan with a grinder. As per another test performed on the Forever Pans, they remain non-stick even after subjecting it to 80000 cycles of abrasions! where as an ordinary pan can withstand just 8000 abrasion cycles before the non-stick layer begins to come off. Mind you, these tests are performed by the manufacturer and not by any independent agency.
Goes in the OvenThe manufacturer claims that the Forever Pans are built to withstand high temperature heat and can go from stovetop to oven. The official review claims that you can even use metal tools on the Forever Pans.
Anodized PansThe Forever Pans claim to have double anodized layers that make the Forever Pans harder than steel. Aluminum is at the core of the Forever Pans, which improved heat conductivity for even cooking. The aluminum is anodized inside and outside, this double layer process makes the pan stronger than steel, the official review claims.
Cooking SurfaceThe super-thick base layer is infused with millions of ceramic particles the second layer is a hybrid of ceramic and non-stick [TEFLON], the top layer is infused with silver to repel bacteria. The coating claims to be free of PFOA. The Forever Pan has a stainless steel induction plate at the bottom which makes it “stovetop-friendly”.
The ergonomic double riveted handle is cool to the touch. The Forever Pans are dishwasher safe. Use the Forever Pan to sear, simmer, broil, braise, roast, steam, crisp, fry and bake – it does it all. Emeril Lagasse claims that the Forever Pan will not scratch, crack, warp, chip or dent.
What do I get?
- 11-Inch High-Side Forever Fry Pan with 11-inch Tempered Glass Lid
- 10-Inch Forever Fry Pan with 10-inch Tempered Glass Lid
- 5.5 Quart Stock Pot with Saucepan Tempered Glass Lid
- 1.5 Saucepan Pan
- Stainless Mesh Crisper Basket
- Emeril’s Professional Chef Knife
- Grill Plate Insert
- Emeril’s Favorite Recipes
Forever Pans Review
They Do ScratchThe biggest lie about the Emeril Forever Pans is that “they do not scratch”. We have tons of reports that the Forever Pans do scratch. There are no cookware on the face of earth that don’t scratch and warp if not used correctly and Forever Pans are no exceptions. So don’t believe and fall for any of the the claims made by the manufacturer. One user reported that the pans get scratched even by plastic utensils while cooking eggs, let alone metal. The surface of these Forever pans also scratch when you try to stack them together.
Is it Worth the Price?Many users complain that the pans are certainly not worth the price.
Cleaning the Surface is EasyOne of the good about Forever Pans is that they are easy to clean from the inside, though product experts recommend not to put the Emeril Forever Pans in the dishwasher. It is recommended to clean the pans with soap water and sponge.
Exterior Cleaning is a HassleCleaning the exterior of the Emeril Forever Pans is a chore, the rivets where the handle connects to the pans are not coated and the food sticks to the rivets making them difficult to clean. The lid of the pans is also difficult to clean.
Works Fairly WellIf you disregard the false claims made by the ForeverPans.com website regarding the scratch-proof cooking surface, the Forever pans work fairly well. The Emeril Forever Pans do stand up to their non-stick claims. Food cooks evenly and can be used for various cooking methods.
Took Up Too Much SpaceThe Emeril forever Pans take up too much space and they cannot be stacked up together. So they need to to be stored in the cabinet.
Begins to Chip Over TimeA few users have reported that the Emeril Forever Pans chip on the pot where they cracked the egg.
Handle and Lids Get HotAnother major complaint about the Emeril Forever Pans is – “Hot Handles and Lids”. The handles of the pans get really hot and are not safe to touch.
Bottom StainsThe bottom of the Emeril Forever Pans stains, as per one complaint. The reviewer used the Forever Pans on glass-top electric stove and found that the bottom has stained. One user mentions in her review that outside of the Forever Pans gets stained easily. The user was cooking pasta in the Forever sauce pan and the pasta boiled over the pan, this stained the outside of the pan and now the stain does not want to go.
The lids are WobblyThere are a few complaints that mention that the lids of the Emeril Forever Pans are wobbly [though not all users complain about this issue].
Do they Warp?The pans are not heavy and are relatively thin, so the chances of the pans warping are quite high. There are a few complaints about the pan rocking on the flat cooktop, creating hotspots on the surface.
They Remain Non-Stick for a YearBased on the reviews of similar anodized cookware, the ForeverPans.com pans would begin to lose their non-stick property after about an year or so.