Ballarini Pan Reviews


You are in the right place if you are considering buying Ballarini pans and need more information about the strengths and weaknesses of their products.

Ballarini has a recognized leadership in the non-stick household market and developed a project of highly innovative coatings specific to the professional sector.

The brand offers 5 types of non-stick coatings for professional use. They are specifically tested according to European standards in order to guarantee their greater non-stick quality and abrasion resistance.

Let’s read more to find out why these pans are some of the most innovative products on the market.

About Ballarini

Ballarini Professionalle is an Italian based company that specializes in the manufacture of professional cooking equipment for chefs, hotels, and restaurants. (1) They are part of the Zwilling Group.

The unique design of modern kitchen appliances from Ballarini utilizes new coating technologies known as Kerastone, Keravis and Granitium in their non-stick utensils, which makes them fit for use both in home and in commercial setting.

Ballarini Frying Pans in This Review

We have covered 5 different pans and pan sets from the extensive Ballarini range to give you a good feel for their quality.

Ballarini Parma Nonstick 3-Piece Fry Pan Set

Design:

The Parma 3-piece set has three non-stick pans whose cooking area has a diameter measuring 8 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches.

The pans come in a light grey color on the exterior and a darker shade of grey on the interior. They also have a firm black handle that is slightly curved towards the end for a firm grip.

Materials:

The exterior is made of cold forged aluminum that evenly spreads heat across the pans surface. The interior has Granitium non-stick coating that is reinforced with ceramic particles, thus making the cooking surface scratch free.

They have a wide variety of usage so you can use it over gas, electric, or ceramic heating stoves. The aluminum base, however, does not support induction heating.

Usability:

The cooking surface is durable and you can use a variety of utensils on it. However, we recommend that you avoid using metal utensils because they will scratch the surface if you use them repeatedly. Users of the pans have praised its surface for its quick heating and easy to clean attributes.

Some users have warned against using cooking spray on the cooking surface. It might cause a reaction between the chemicals in the cooking spray and the material of the pan. Cleaning it can be done using regular soap and a scouring pad.

We also found out that the pans are sold without their covering lids, which is a letdown to many users.

Ballarini offers a lifetime warranty against their pans. This warranty, however, does not cover regular wear and tear.

Cleaning:

Hand washing is recommended for Parma 3-piece set even though you can use the dishwasher too. Take care not to overheat the pans surface when there is nothing cooking on them to protect the non-stick surface from damage.


The set contains:

  • 8-inch non-stick fry pan
  • 10-inch non-stick fry pan
  • 12-inch non-stick fry pan

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Even heating across the cooking surface
  • Durable
  • Support cleaning in the dish washer

Cons

  • The pans cannot be used in induction heaters
  • Sold without covering lids

Ballarini Como Forged Aluminum 2-Piece Fry Pan Set

Design:

The Como 2-pice set is presented as a double piece set of black colored pans on the exterior and a dark gray non-stick interior. The two of them have dimensions of 10-inches and 12 inches respectively.

They have a shiny finishing at the top edge and at the meeting point of the pan and the black curved handle. They are light and weigh 6.3 pounds

Materials:

The surface is made of thick cold forged aluminum that guarantees quick heating and uniformly spread heat when cooking. The cooking surface on the interior is made of triple layered KERAVIS PLUS non-stick coating that is reinforced by ceramic particles.

The handle is long and curved with a hanging notch at the end. It also has innovative thermo point capability that indicates when the pan is sufficiently heated for cooking. They support gas, electric and ceramic stoves.

Usability:

The Como set provides users with a smooth cooking experience enabled by the quick heating and even heat distribution cooking surface. Users of the product warn against using it in a broiler or oven as the pan is not safe for use in extremely high temperatures.

The remarkable nonstick surface is made with Keravis plus material. It is reinforced with ceramic coating making it long lasting and scratch free even when used with metallic utensils. However, we recommend you to limit the frequent use of the metallic utensils on the pan to make it last longer.

User reviews indicate that the pan cannot be used on induction heaters. Some users who have experience with induction compatible pans giving a simple magnetic test that prove which one is induction compatible.

The fact is, they are highly durable and sturdy, which means that they will serve you for a long time.

Cleaning:

The non-stick cooking surface ensures that food cooked using this pan does not stick and peels of easy. As such, you can clean it using regular hand washing with dish soap and running water.

Moreover, maintain moderate heat to avoid damaging the non-stick surface. We also advise you to let the pan cool off before running water to clean the cooking surface. This will prevent quick contraction of the hot surface, which will cause the cooking surface to chip off.


The set contains:

  • A 10-inch aluminum non-stick frying pan
  • A 12-inch aluminum non-stick frying pan

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Rapid heating
  • Durable
  • Has an appealing look

Cons

  • Not oven compatible
  • Cannot be used on induction heaters

Ballarini Parma Forged Aluminum Sauté Pan

Design:

Ballarini Parma Sauté pan is sold as a single piece with a cooking area that is 11 inches wide. It is deep with 3.8 quarts holding capacity. It is also lightweight with a weight of 2.7 pounds.

This sauté pan is sold with its cover and has two handles on either side. It is available in a light gray exterior color.

Materials:

It has a thick sturdy aluminum exterior that enables it to withstand heat of up to 300 degrees. The interior has Granitium non-stick coating that has been reinforced with granite particles. The lid fits perfectly over the cooking area and has a heat reduction silicone handle at the top.

It also has an additional hand held helper handle that is attached to the opposite side of the normal protruding handle. It can be used over gas, electric, and ceramic cooking stoves.

Usability:

The non-stick interior surface of the pan allows easy cooking and cleaning. Food materials don't stick to the non-stick surface. Cleaning it after use is also easy because you only need running water and a gentle scrub by hand. We also found the pan to be dishwasher safe.

The aluminum material on the surface, however, does not allow its use on induction stoves.The seamless lid cover contains the heat that would otherwise be lost through evaporation, meaning that cooking with it is much quicker.

Users who have used it previously commended the design of the helper handle, revealing that it comes in handy when you want to toss veggies. The deep cooking area can also handle a lot of food, an attribute that makes this pan one of the top rated one in the market.

We collected a few user reviews that alerted users to be careful not to overheat it. The claimed that overheating it could damage the handles.

Cleaning:

The cooking surface has non-stick coating that prevents food items from sticking on the pan during cooking. As such, hand washing with running water will remove most food items.

For stuck leftovers, gently scrub it by hand or with a non-abrasive scouring pad. We recommend that you soak it in water to make stuck items easy to remove. Moreover, ensure that the cooking heat is not too high to avoid damaging the silicone coated handles.


Pros

  • Has both helper and normal handles
  • Is sold with a covering lid
  • Easy to clean
  • Can withstand heat of up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit

Cons

  • Cannot be used in the oven
  • Not compatible with induction heating

Ballarini Professionale Aluminum Nonstick Pan

Design:

The Ballarini Professionale pan has an elegant stylish look with a long straight and hollow stainless steel handle. It has contrasting color with a light gray shiny exterior and a black cooking area on the interior.

At only 1.9 pounds, the pan is really light. Moreover, it has a cooking area that is non-stick and measuring 11 inches wide.

Materials:

The cooking area uses Kerastone non-stick coating that is supported by ceramic particles to guarantee that food heated on the pan easily peels off. It has a straight long handle that attaches to the pans cooking surface using rivets on the inner side.

This holds it in firmly while its straight shape ensures tossing using the pan is done with much less energy. It can be used over gas, electric, and ceramic stoves.

Usability:

Its design allows prolonged use, thus making it ideal for professional chefs. The elongated stainless steel handle allows easy movements when using the pan. The hollow nature of the handle also makes it light and cool to touch even after cooking for long hours.

We found it perfect for light meals such as eggs and bacon that cook quickly and require frequent tossing and turning.The non-stick cooking surface also permits quick release of food items without them sticking on it.

We observed from user reviews that the pan should be used over moderate heat. Extreme heat when using it causes food items such as eggs to stick on it. Users also recommended putting enough cooking oil on it and heating it before adding the food you want to cook food.

The handle, however, received criticism about squeaking noises when it is cooling due to the different rates between the stainless steel and the aluminum material of the pan.

Cleaning:

It is easy to clean using a simple gentle scrub with running water and dish soap. The exterior metal part is smooth and easy to clean after just a few wipes. It is imperative to note, however, that the pans light weight and long straight handle do not allow it to handle heavy food items on the cooking area.


Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Supports cleaning in the dishwasher
  • Light
  • Heat resistant handle for long time cooking
  • Easy maneuvers

Cons

  • Squeaking handle when cooling
  • Shallow pan that only handles light meals

Ballarini Marsala Forged Aluminum Nonstick Fry Pan

Design:

The Ballarini Marsala Pan is packaged as a single frying pan that comes in a dark shade of gray. It has a black short silicon covered handle that is curved towards the end.

Its handle has a perforated notch at the end for easy hanging on a utensil rack in your kitchen. Moreover, it has a wide cooking area measuring 11 inches and a depth of 2.5 inches.

Materials:

The cooking surface is made of the long lasting Keravis non-stick material that makes it free of scratches and able to support use of metal utensils without damage.

The exterior is made of cold forged aluminum with a beautiful colored coating on the bottom. The aluminum base of the pan makes it suitable for gas, electric, and ceramic stoves. However, the base is not ideal for induction heaters.

Usability:

Its outside material of aluminum evenly spreads the heat from your gas stove to all parts of the pan. The flat nature of the cooking area also enables the cooking oil to spread evenly and offers uniform cooking of your food.

Users commended the efficient temperature indicator on it, revealing that it is conveniently located on the top part of the handle for easy observation. As such, the temperature indicator has proved helpful to many users.

The pan's cooking surface is scratch free and supports the use of metal utensils. We, however, recommend that you limit using metallic spatulas and forks when it is hot to ensure that it lasts for a long time.

The marketing platform promotes this pan as long lasting and durable. User reviews pointed to the same even though most of them have not used it for a long time.

Cleaning:

Cleaning is easy due to the non-stick nature of the cooking area of the pan. As a result, running water is enough to wash off the remaining food particles after you are done with cooking. Should you have some foodstuffs stuck on it, gently use your hand and a washing sponge with dish soap to get rid of the food stains.


Pros

  • Long lasting
  • Elegant design
  • Has a temperature indicator
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • The small size limits the amount of food you can cook
  • Does not support the use of induction heaters
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