ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenPan(TM) cookware
with breakthrough Thermolon(TM) non-stick coating is the first
environmentally- friendly, PTFE-free non-stick cookware available since the
introduction of non-stick technology in 1938. Utilizing a ceramic-based
nano non-stick technology, GreenPan(TM) provides professional chefs and
home enthusiasts alike with superior performance and an unrivaled ability
to cook without scratching or overheating, and the cookware is "green" for
GreenPan(TM) cookware, which has earned the trusted Good Housekeeping
Seal, debuts today nationwide on HSN and HSN.com by celebrity chef Todd
English and HSN's "Mother of Invention" Joy Mangano. The 6-piece
GreenPan(TM) cookware set is available for $89.90, as part of HSN's 30th
birthday celebration, and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
What are PTFE and PFOA?
Despite numerous modifications and improvements to non-stick technology
over the last several decades, the essential element in traditional
non-stick technology, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), has remained the same
since it was created in 1938 -- until today.
Perflueoroctoanoic acid (PFOA) is a synthetic chemical used to
manufacture PTFE. In January of 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency initiated the PFOA Stewardship Program, in which eight major
manufacturers voluntarily agreed to reductions by 2010, and complete
elimination of these chemicals by 2015. The EPA stated that PFOA has been
found in the environment and that studies indicated effects of concern.
How is Thermolon(TM) Technology Different?
Thermolon(TM) is the first patented, ceramic-based nano non-stick
coating that performs at high temperatures without deterioration. It is
PTFE-free, and uses no PFOA in manufacturing, making GreenPan(TM) cookware
The advanced performance benefits of long-lasting GreenPan(TM) cookware
make cooking and cleaning easier than ever, and specifically include:
* High heat resistance: pots/pans are oven safe/stovetop safe to 850
degrees Fahrenheit, and tempered glass lids are oven safe to 420
* Scratch and abrasion resistance: no more worrying over flaking, peeling
or off flavors in your foods.
* Superior non-stick release: surface does not breakdown or wear over
time, and is healthier because you don't need added butter, fat or
* Even heat conductivity: throughout the surface and up the walls for
* Heat-resistant, stainless steel handles: for convenient handling.
* Lightweight yet incredibly durable: for easier handling and consistent
* Dishwasher safe: easy to clean.
The stylish and modern 6-piece GreenPan(TM) set (black exterior with
grey Thermolon(TM) interior) for $89.90 will be a beautiful addition to any
kitchen and includes:
* 8 inch Fry Pan with a tempered glass lid
* 11 inch round Grill Pan with a tempered glass lid
* 11 inch Fry Pan
* 11 inch Steamer Insert
Available individually are the following items:
* 8 inch Fry Pan
* 12 inch Fry Pan
* 3 piece Wok Set
GreenPan(TM) cookware with Thermolon(TM) non-stick coating was
developed in partnership between HSN and manufacturing company,
GreenPan(TM) LTD. According to legendary HSN on-air personality Joy
Mangano, "When I first heard about Thermolon(TM) and its enormous
performance benefits, I knew it was a progressive and important new
technology that I wanted to utilize immediately. It will change the way
people use cookware forever."
According to famed chef and restaurateur Todd English, "It is nearly
impossible for an ordinary consumer to effectively check whether or not
they are overheating a pan. In doing so, you are not only ruining great
food, but also an expensive piece of cookware." English adds, "GreenPan(TM)
cookware takes away all the guesswork, and leaves you with a remarkably
easy-to-use product that will last a lifetime."
Dr. Chris Phillips, CEO of Thermolon(TM) LTD says, "Simply stated,
GreenPan(TM) is good for consumers and good for the environment, and in
today's marketplace, that's also good for business!"
The originator of the electronic retailing concept in 1977, HSN, an
operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), is a global multichannel
retailing giant offering thousands of products to enhance all aspects of
its customers lives. On HSN and hsn.com, customers can find an array of
unique products and brand names in categories such as Beauty (e.g., Oscar
Blandi, Bliss, Paula Dorf, Liz Earle, Perlier, Sephora, Wei East); Jewelry
(e.g., Heidi Daus, R.J. Graziano, Jay King); Home/Lifestyle (e.g., Dyson,
Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Andrew Lessman, Joy Mangano, ProForm,
Wolfgang Puck, Reebok, Bob Vila, Roy Yamaguchi); Fashion (e.g., Randolph
Duke, Carlos Falchi, Beverly Feldman, Liberte by Emanuel, LUKASTYLE,
Scoop); and Electronics (e.g., Gateway, GE, JVC, Panasonic, Sharp). HSN
delivers its merchandise across multiple platforms, including TV, where the
network reaches 89 million households and is the 4th largest cable network
in the U.S.; and online, through hsn.com, which also features value-added
video-on-demand and podcasts of products, shows, and tips.
About Todd English
One of the most decorated, respected, and charismatic chefs in the
world, Todd English has enjoyed an incredible amount of accolades during
his remarkable career. His accomplishments include recognition by several
of the food industry's most prestigious publications, establishing one of
the best- known restaurant brands in the nation, and publishing three
critically acclaimed cookbooks. English also successfully launched The Todd
English Collection(TM), his exclusive line of cookware and kitchen
accessories on HSN and HSN.com.
About Joy Mangano
Who better to identify with the needs of a busy working mom than a busy
working mom? Inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano -- creator of the
Miracle Mop(R) and Huggable Hangers(R), which have sold millions -- will
help you solve your everyday household challenges with fun, functional and
practical solutions, many of which have earned the coveted Good
Housekeeping Seal. All of Joy's products are patented exclusively for
premiers on HSN.