Aldi Ceramic Pans
The Crofton Ceramic Pans come with a Ceramic non-stick coating called Fusion Ti which is not made with PTFE or PFOA and is lead and cadmium free. Aldi claims the Fusion Ti coating browns better and sears faster the standard non-stick coatings while maintaining superior release.
You will have the option of outfitting your whole kitchen with a matching set if you choose to buy all three options. You can get a set of 8 and 10 inch saute pans or a single 12 inch fry pan or a 2.5 quart sauce pan.
Each of those three options cost just $16.99 so the total cost of buying one of each would be $50.97 (not including any taxes). You will be able to choose from a dark navy or a light green color. They will be available the week of August 3, 2022.
Aldi has been coming out with some nice looking pots and pans recently. There was the very popular Crofton Awesome Pan and the Crofton Enamel Stock Pot that I picked up for half price. This weeks Aldi Finds has a full set of stylish pans.
If you missed out on these you can check out all the Crofton Cookware here!
Crofton Non-stick Ceramic Pans Detail
- Price: $16.99 (2022, prices may vary)
- Available: 8/3/2022
- Options: 8 inch and 10 inch saute pans (set of 2), or 12 inch Fry Pan or 2.5-Quart Saucepan
- Colors: Dark Navy or Light Green
- Non-stick coating made with Fusion Ti
- Made without PTFE and PFOA
- Durable aluminum provides uniform heat distribution
- Lead and cadmium free
- Fusion Ti browns and sears faster and better than conventional nonstick coatings
- Fusion Ti offers superior release and stain resistance
- Compatible with gas, electric, halogen and glass ceramic stovetops
- Aldi Product Code: 704482
Are They A Good Deal?
Non-stick pans come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colors, and coatings so it can be tough to say if one is a good deal compared to another. I have been trying to move away from most non-stick pans in favor of carbon steel and cast iron. Non-stick coating only seem to last a couple years for me and you have to be a bit more careful when using them. But the carbon steel pan I have has just been getting better with use. But for this we should try to compare to some popular non-stick pans.
To narrow it down I am just looking at ceramic non-stick pans. For most individual pans it looks like the price range is a bit more than Aldi’s and range from $20 up to over $50. For the best deal you probably want to look at the bundles of multiple pans like the Amazon Basics 2-piece set or the GreenLife 3-piece set. Those two sets looked like the best deals right now but the Crofton Ceramic Pans look like a solid deal IF the quality of the non-stick is good.
Crofton Ceramic Pan: Reviews
Bought 2 of these. The small one is used more often. I seasoned them exactly according to directions but it started burning and sticking within 3 or 4 uses. I’ve seasoned it several more times but nothing helps. I guess you get what you pay for.
The glass lid exploded into pieces within a few days
I bought the 12 inch Fry pan with glass lid a few days ago (9/3/2022) from a local Aldi store. Yesterday morning (9/7/2022), I placed the lid and pan together with upside down on a stand after I cleaned up the pan to drain up the water after the washing. After about half an hour, I suddenly heard an explosion from the pan. I checked back the pan, and I found out the glass lid exploded into pieces. I don’t know how to explain the explosion from the glass lid which was completely no any heat at the moment. There is one thing for sure, that is the glass quality of the lid is extremely poor.
Really nice pan!
I used the 12″ pan last night for the first time to make a one-pot pasta dish. Despite simmering on high for 30 minutes, it kept the heat evenly distributed and nothing burned or stuck.I’m impressed as hell.
12 inch fry and the saucepan critique
Though I love these pans for their ease in cooking and cleaning I have two critiques. Withe the 12 inch fry no standard cover seems to fit properly.
With the saucepan why did you put on a silver handle? It would have been nice if they matched with the gold handles of the fry and sautee pans. Thank you.
The celadon color is so pretty and I’m bummed I didn’t buy another set of the saute pans 8 and 10 inch for my daughter’s new kitchen. Easy to clean. Handle stays cool. I LOVE THEM!