Utilizing pure ceramic as a coating, the Green Ceramic Pan by Ozeri is one of the worlds first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE and GenX chemicals (APEO, PFBS, PFOS, PFOA). Conventional pans sometimes achieve their non-stick performance through a waxy synthetic coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), which under extreme temperatures begins to decompose and release fumes that can be harmful to humans and pets. Additionally, PTFE is often made with the aid of per- and polyfluoroalykyl chemicals, also known as PFCs (PFBS, PFAS, PFOS, PFOA), which the EPA has cited as potential carcinogens and classified as a persistent pollutant of the environment, and APEO (Alkylphenol ethoxylates), which are under restricted use in Germany due to environmental concerns and toxicity in the food chain. Labelled forever chemicals due to their poor degradability and tendency to accumulate in peoples bodies, the EPA and FDA have cited consistent studies of people exposed to many of these compounds that suggest associations with several kinds of cancers, liver problems, low birth weight and other issues, concluding that many of these compounds are more dangerous than previously thought. With the Green Ceramic Pans ceramic coating from Weilburger, Germany, no harmful toxic substances are ever released into the environment, even under extreme temperatures. This is because the Green Ceramic Pan utilizes an inert, 100% ceramic coating, largely inspired by nature, and applied using a water based Sol Gel Technique that is also free of the lesser known but potentially harmful chemicals NMP (N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone) and NEP (N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone). Far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces, the Green Ceramic Pan allows you to sautandeacute;, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the oil normally used. The Green Ceramic Pan is made of die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat-resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Ceramic Pan features a honeycomb ceramic cooking surface designed to create small air pockets under food for optimized heat distribution. Coating by Weilburger, Germany. Pan assembled in China.