Update as of 2:48pm on March 4, 2013 – I just went to the Paderno facebook site, the Paderno Nature Trust pan will available March 20th at an introductory price starting at $39.99. That is a wickedly handsome deal!
Original review starts here:
My Paderno Nature Trust pan has arrived! WOHOOO!! A special thanks to the folks at Paderno for sending this Paderno Nature Trust pan my way to test for ThingsThatWeDo.com.
For avid readers of ThingsThatWeDo.com, you’ll remember a letter I wrote to Paderno that I posted onThingsThatWeDo.com. You all know I have a Paderno Eco pan and to date, it’s still working quite well but I recognized that a number of my readers simply weren’t happy with their Paderno eco pans. That led to ‘the letter’ addressed to Paderno imploring for change which in turn led to my learning that Paderno was coming out with a new and improved pan. Well, here it is.
Allow me to introduce you all to the Paderno NatureTrust pan. This new Paderno NatureTrust pan is made from solid 18/10 stainless steel, is oven safe up to 625F and will work on induction stove tops too. Like the Paderno Eco pan, it’s also PFOA and PTFE Free. Today’s post focuses on my first food item cooked using the Paderno NatureTrust pan. Over the course of the next few months, I’ll post updates on how well the Paderno NatureTrust pan is holding up after multiple uses. For now, let’s take a look and see what this Paderno NatureTrust pan offers.
Product Review: How is the Paderno NatureTrust pan?
On first glance, I love the way this Paderno NatureTrust pan looks. The use of solid 18/10 stainless steel for this Paderno NatureTrust pan makes it look sleek and sassy. It’s 20 cm in diameter, a good size for all the basic home cooking needs. I picked up the Paderno NatureTrust pan from the box and couldn’t believe how substantial it felt. It’s certainly not a flimsy pan, by any means. Put this Paderno NatureTrust pan on your stove top and it’s not going to go anywhere.
For me personally, I love that the Paderno NatureTrust pan is made with solid 18/10 stainless steel (as if you can’t tell since I’ve already mentioned it 3 times in the last few paragraphs!) with its ceramic non-stick coating and like my existing Paderno Eco pan, it’s also PFOA and PTFE Free.
Cooking Test: How does food cook in the Paderno NatureTrust pan?
Now, you know I didn’t do much with my Paderno Eco pan. I tended to use it for omelettes, pancakes, French toast and the occasional stir fry. So, using this Paderno NatureTrust pan for the first time, I decided to make my modified version of a frittata using ground beef, eggs, and pasta. We needed a simple meal and that was as simple as I could think of.
To begin the cooking process, I had browned the ground beef in a different pot and had drained off the excess fat. I also let it sit on paper towel to further remove whatever excess oil was clinging on the beef. While I was doing all of this, I had placed my Paderno NatureTrust pan on the stove top and was tempering it on a low medium heat. Don’t ask me how I figured out to do this, but I always did it with my Paderno Eco pan so I just passed down the tradition and did it with the new Paderno NatureTrust pan too. Meanwhile, I’ve already got my pasta cooking in yet another pot and the onions, garlic, and mushrooms have all been prepared. I’ve beaten 3 eggs with some milk and I’m ready to go.
By now, my Paderno NatureTrust pan has been tempering for about 5 minutes or so and I decide to pour in the egg mixture without adding any oil to the pan. I figure, it’s a brand new pan so let’s just see how well the non-stick surface works. I add the ground beef mixture and the pasta, cover with a lid and just let it go on slow.
Here’s what my makeshift quick and easy frittata looks like. Not bad, eh? No additional oil added to the Paderno NatureTrust pan and you can see my frittata came off the pan clean as a whistle. On top of that, the frittata came out beautifully. Even though I didn’t use any oil on the bottom of the pan, the frittata had a nice lightly toastedness to it (is that even a word?). It felt good not having to add any extra oil to the Paderno NatureTrust pan. Now, I have to admit, I’ve never done that with my Paderno Eco pan recently or with my stainless steel pan for that matter so right off the bat, this Paderno NatureTrust pan is one step ahead of the game.
Okay, so I completely recognize this is just the first time I’ve used the Paderno NatureTrust pan but I have to say, I really like what I see so far. The Paderno NatureTrust pan has a really good substantial weight and I really seriously appreciate the use of 18/10 solid stainless steel. It sits sturdily on my stove top and today’s dinner came out looking fabulous with no extra oil needed. To wash it, all my husband did was give it a clean with a soft scrub and a bit of soap. My kid enjoyed the frittata and the whole family was happy.
Special thanks again to the folks at Paderno for sending the Paderno NatureTrust pan my way for testing. I’ll continue to give regular updates on the Paderno NatureTrust pan and how it’s holding up in my home. After all, day 1 is a piece of cake, but it’s the long run that counts! However, based on what I’ve seen so far, I have to say I’m quite impressed.
Note: a quick visit to the Paderno website and I learn that this Paderno Nature Trust pan is avaialble online starting March 20, 2013. The Paderno Nature Trust pan will also be available at over 300 stores as a super duper introductory price (READ: SALE!).
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