After talking to Joan Lunden last Friday, I took home my sample Twiztt pan and made Joan Lunden omelettes.
A Joan Lunden omelette is ham, cheese, and any assortment of vegetables I had in my fridge on a Friday night.
We haven't owned a nonstick pan in a long, long time. The reason is Marty and I had a pet parakeet that we LOVED in college and our vet and told us that cooking with nonstick pans in a small apartment would kill him.
It's something Joan brought up in our interview, the fact that traditional nonstick pans release PFOA or Perfluorooctanoic acid. It's a likely carcinogen, one that the EPA has been trying to eliminate for more than a decade.
Thing is, people like them some pretty eggs and pretty eggs can only be accomplished in a nonstick pan.
Having not used a nonstick pan in such a long time, I wasn't sure if I needed to spray some PAM, which led to another conversation between the hubby and I about hydroflourocarbons, isobutane and propane in cooking spray. Yeah, we'll probably stop using that.
And the great thing is, with Twiztt, there's no need for spray.
The first omelette I made was picture perfect. It slid out of the pan without so much as a crumb. I was so excited.
The second omelette was a little less pretty, which makes perfect sense. Ceramic is highly heat efficient and takes a long time to cool. I used medium heat but the pan was already hot which cooked my next batch of egg mixture rather quickly. It didn't stick, but it had a brown bottom when I flipped it.
It's something I think you'd get used to after using that kind of cookware on a regular basis. I'd guess that some dishes would need turned off prior to finish because the heat from the pan would finish the cooking. Most likely it could have a real advantage in a pot because water and other liquids would boil faster and return to a boil faster after adding pasta or rice.
I think Joan Lunden chose well when she decided to back Twizzt. I wouldn't want to put my name on junk and it's obvious from the quality of the cookware that she doesn't either.
Speaking of which, I think I'd love a Twizzt pot for pasta under the tree — hint hint Santa.