About

Chemical Free - better for the environment and your health

Extra thick base never warps, buckles or bends

Easy to clean

Made of 99% recycled aluminum

  • Type: Skillet/Fry pan
  • Color: Black; also with blue, green, orange, or silver handle
  • Model: 5-1/2"
  • Weight: 7-1/2 oz
  • Made In: China
  • Warranty: 5-years on the surface
  • Dimensions: 10-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 2 inches
  • Composition: Diecast aluminum, ceramic nonstick surface, silicone handle
  • Manufacturer: Starfrit
  • Other versions: 9-1/2-inch Starfrit Fry Pan; 11-inch Starfrit Fry Pan

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: One of us has a daughter who, as a kindergartener, was told by an evil kindergartener that eggs were bad (we won’t tell you exactly what she was told, but she stopped eating eggs entirely). Now as a college student, she will eat eggs occasionally. Make that egg occasionally – she will only eat one.

This pan is perfect. You can fit two eggs in it, but it is ideal for one. You can cook without butter or oil. If you have an electric stove where you can’t adjust the size of the burner, you are quite likely going to be making heat where the pan is not. But it works on gas, electric, ceramic, or halogen surfaces.

The pan is 99% recycled aluminum, coated with a nonstick ceramic surface. The handle is swathed in silicone, although it will still get hot. It does not include PTFE or PFOA. Obviously the pan can do more than eggs.

The evil kindergartener is by some fluke at the same small college. We don’t know if she has resumed eating egg….