Remember my Paderno pan? It’s been ages since I’ve mentioned either of my Paderno pans. Of all the reviews I’ve done over the past few years, the Paderno pan reviews seem to generate the most buzz. Now, for what it’s worth, I still have both my Paderno Ecopan and my Paderno Nature Trust pan. Both are in good working condition but they do signs of wear and tear. They no longer have their pristine unused look but still hold up to their ‘non-stick’ purpose.
Over the past little while, I’ve been in touch with one particular reader who I’ll call “M”. We ended up having a very interesting conversation about Paderno pans. One thing I learned is that Paderno pans aren’t all made in Canada. Some seem to be made in Indonesia and others are made in China. I know mine were made in Canada. Could that have something to do with how well the Paderno pans work? It’s certainly a point to consider given that some Paderno owners seem to love their pans while others seem quite ready to throw them out the window. If I were Paderno, I’d do a little product evaluation and consider this variable when doing their quality analysis.
I won’t go into all the details of our conversation but another point came to my mind: something is definitely amiss at Paderno. Along the way, there seemed to be some discrepancies in where Paderno pans were made. I don’t know all the ins and outs and regardless of what M was told by Paderno, I’m sure neither one of us has the full picture. As consumers, we strive to get as much information as we can.
Paderno, what’s going on?
Now, I can’t speak for Paderno and I’m certainly not here to trash them. If anything, I truly want to see the company continue to succeed especially since I do like my Paderno pans. But, there does seem to be some lingering administrative or marketing issues that the company needs to address. As an outsider, those seem to be my two biggest worries for the company since the early days when I first reviewed my Paderno Eco pan and learned of all the discrepancy in feedback from my readers.
Some Hope for Paderno?
Well, I’m not sure but I can shed some light on M’s experience with her Paderno Eco pan. See her comments below that I received on June 19, 2014:
“Dear Jenna. I thought I would update you on the Paderno pan that I had expressed doubts about. After daily use for the last two months It still as good as new and has not lost its’ non stick properties. We have been careful to use it as directed without using a spray oil and not on high heat. We have cooked the following in it: Fried eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Steak,Tomatoes Fried Potatoes, Omelette’s, Onions, Hamburger meat, Hamburgers, Fried Rice, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. We have found it cleans best when got at as soon as it it cool enough to handle, we don’t always use soap, a rinse and drying with a paper towel is often all that is needed. There is discoloration on the bottom that sits on the stove, probably from a not so clean ceramic stove top. The inside is still pristine, in fact we liked it so much we decided to get a smaller one, could not find a small Eco Pan but bought their Platinum model which is also holding up as well as the Eco Pan. It actually looks the same but is a light Platinum colour, perhaps that is the only difference. I will let you know when and if I experience a lessening of the non- stick quality that some of the reviews have mentioned.
Anyway thought I would let you know. As you can see I have also cc’d Paderno with this e-mail”
The point of today’s post: a message to Paderno – you can see some of your Paderno pan owners really do like your products but if there continues to be discrepant feedback about your pans, then something needs to be fixed. Listen to your consumers. Consider all angles: marketing, administrative, quality control, you name it, look for it and address it. I truly am not here to bash the company. Remember, I like my Paderno pans. But I can’t help but feel pained that something more isn’t being done to make feedback more consistently positive.
A special note: a big thank you to “M” for allowing me to share her feedback about her Paderno Eco pan and for staying in touch with me over the past few months. ThingsThatWeDo.com has great readers and you help us to keep this site going full steam ahead.
In case you want to read some of my earlier Paderno reviews, see below:
Note: today’s images are from some of my past Paderno reviews and have no connection to M’s comments or to my opinions about Paderno’s effectiveness. That’s why I didn’t choose any photos of me using the pan with food. I needed images for today’s post and decided to go with these ones!
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