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I Dropped Almost $50 on a Bialetti Aeternum Frying Pan… Should I Have?

Bialetti Aeternum frying pan (red) on stove

My buying the Bialetti Aeternum ceramic frying pan (the flashy red one) was unplanned and more an accident than a planned purchase.

I had just moved to my new office which is really just an apartment I use for my office and was working away one day when I felt like fried eggs.  I had a few plates, some utensils and that’s about it.  No frying pan.

Fortunately, there’s a small grocery store close by and I knew they sell some kitchen wares.  I also knew I’d pay too much for it there (compared to places like Amazon or Walmart) but I really wanted some fried eggs.

I hit the store’s small kitchen wares aisle. I had two frying pans to choose from.  I opted for the bigger one which turned out to be the Aeternum frying pan.  While I’m going for a more black and white neutral motif in my office, I was fine with the flashy red and white.

At home, we have a stone finish frying pan which I really like so I wasn’t sure how much I’d like the more glossy, slicker ceramic style frying pan.  I had a hunch I wouldn’t like it as much as the stone finish.  Turns out my hunch was correct but it’s really splitting hairs.

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Bialetti Aeternum Nonstick White Ceramic Cookware, 10in Saute, Red & White

$37.99
$25.99
 in stock
3 new from $25.99
1 used from $11.22
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 29, 2022

Let’s get into the details.

What do I like about this frying pan?

Overall, I like this pan just fine but it’s not the best frying pan I’ve ever used.

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1. It’s indeed non-stick as in wicked slick.

This thing is ridiculously non-sticky.  The ceramic works well.  When I run my finger along the surface it reminds me of when Clark Griswald put a “non-chloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant” to grease his sled.  That’s how slick this frying pan is.

I don’t cook a whole lot in my office but I fry up ground beef, do eggs and heat other things up somewhat regularly with and nothing sticks.  Cooking fried eggs with it is most impressive.  They just slide around as if on ice.

Here’s me frying a slice of cheese:

Frying cheese in non-stick Aeternum ceramic frying pan

If cheese doesn’t stick, nothing will.  Well maybe something will but nothing I fry.

2. It’s sturdy and hefty

This thing weighs quite a bit and I can feel it’s rock solid. The handle is attached securely to the pan. The pan itself is heavy, which I like when cooking.  You can see that it’s a thick metal by the thickness of the rim.

3. Comfortable to use

The handle isn’t too long but long enough to grip it well with a medium-soft grip so that it’s comfortable to use.

4. It’s dishwasher safe

Let’s not kid anyone here… I would not buy a frying pan that is not dishwasher safe. I don’t buy anything that’s not dishwasher safe.  While I do sometimes wash it by hand just because it’s faster I often put it in the dishwasher.  I know, having spoken to kitchen wares boutique store owners that even when it says dishwasher safe it’s better in the long run to wash it by hand but that’s not going to persuade.  If a pan lasts 3 years instead of 5 but I can put it in the dishwasher for those three years, I’m putting it in the dishwasher.

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5. Oven Safe

Okay, I don’t put it in the oven much but I can if I wanted to.  Even though the handle is silicone, it’s oven-safe which is great.  The way I figure it, the more any particular kitchen gadget can do, the better as long as it can do it’s primary function well.

Would I buy it again?

I have no issue with this frying pan.  It does what it says it does and that is being non-stick.  Check out more photos of this pan in action frying a slice of cheese.

Bialetti Aeternum Nonstick White Ceramic Cookware, 10in Saute, Red & White

$37.99
$25.99
 in stock
3 new from $25.99
1 used from $11.22
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 29, 2022

Photo gallery of this frying pan

Here are a few more photos I took:

Bialetti Aeternum Nonstick White Ceramic Cookware, 10in Saute, Red & White

$37.99
$25.99
 in stock
3 new from $25.99
1 used from $11.22
Free shipping
Amazon.com
as of June 29, 2022