This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.
Kyocera is a Japanese company making ceramics and electronics. The company was founded in 1959 in Kyoto specializing in fine ceramics. We carry these budget-friendly fry pans in three sizes: 8”, 9.5” and 12”.
These lightweight pans have a proprietary ceramic nonstick coating and can be used on gas, electric, ceramic, and induction cooking surfaces. The nonstick serface is PTFE- and PFOA-free and contains no cadmium. Low or medium heat is recommended (high heat should not be used and will cause food to stick to the pan). The cookware heats evenly and offers excellent thermal conductivity and heat retention. These pans are oven safe up to 400F
It is best not to use any cooking sprays as they cause build-up over time and will reduce the effectiveness of the the nonstick surface. Lightly coat the inside of the pan with oil at the start of the cooking process unless the food being cooked is high in fat. Do not let the empty pan sit on a hot stove top or burner.
Metal utensils can scratch and damage the surface so use only wood, silicone, nylon or plastic utensils with these pans.
Clean up is easy; rinse the pan in warm water promptly after cooking to remove rood and grease. Do not use any abrasive cleaners or chlorine bleach. Soak in warm water for 30 minutes if needed. Avoid using the dishwasher.
If the pan becomes difficult to clean, there may be a layer of carbonized fat or oil on the surface covering the nonstick surface. This will also cause food to stick. If this happens, use warm water and scrub the surface with a melamine sponge. The layer should come off.
Watch this video by America’s Test Kitchen where this pan is the second highest recommended ceramic non-stick pan.
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- Made of durable ceramic non-stick over a forged aluminum core
- Oven save to 400F
- No metal utensils
- Japanese brand made in Vietnam
- Induction ready
- Medium heat only