The GreenPan Paris Pro is probably the most elegant cookware line from the manufacturer. Let’s see if the style is matched with equally good kitchen performance and if the Paris Pro pieces represent good value for the price.
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As always, our reviews are based on a combination of our own tests and feedback from hundreds of other buyers and users of the products, in an effort to give you the most comprehensive information.
Available Sets and Individual Pieces
Please note that some of the links are leading to products with only Paris in their name. This seems to be a glitch in the listings, and you are getting the same Paris Pro quality from these pieces too.
The Paris Pro is sold in 2 cookware sets (an 11 and a 14-piece set), as a set of 2 fry pans, and individual pieces. You will find more size options for pans and saucepans under the same product listings.
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GreenPan Paris Pro: Design
This where the Paris Pro line shines the most. The elegant ash grey body color of the pieces is complemented with sleek stainless steel riveted handles and - as the only forged aluminum line from GreenPan with this option – stainless steel lids.
In fact, the main difference between the also popular Valencia Pro line and the Paris Pro seems to be the lid material. Choose Paris is you are a fan of stainless steel and go for the Valencia if you want to observe your food via the glass lids of this set.
Overall, the stylish design gets high marks from us and we think this set looks great even in pretty much any modern kitchen.
The Paris Pro pieces are made of hard-anodized aluminum with a tough forged base for enhanced durability. The thick base also means the pans will not warp easily.
Aluminum is an ideal base for nonstick pots and pans as its light, not terribly sensitive and conducts heat exceptionally well.
The inner coating is the signature Thermolon Mineral surface from GreenPan. This ceramic nonstick surface is free of PFAS, PFOA, cadmium and lead so you don’t have to worry about toxic fumes. It is also diamond infused for scratch-resistance.
Let us mention that even though this line is marketed as metal utensil safe, we don’t recommend using metal on the cooking surface if you wanna keep the pan for longer term.
The Paris line is suitable for all cooktops except induction. (If you need induction-capability, choose the Valencia Pro instead). The line is also oven safe for up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.
The food release properties of Thermolon are reliably good, we could not complain in this regard. It handled any food well from eggs to stews.
The most vulnerable point of any ceramic coated cookware – including this line – is overheating. GreenPan will assure you that you will have no toxic fumes from your pan even if you accidentally overheat it, but it WILL be an issue for it’s longevity.
If you read through customer reviews of ceramic cookware you are almost guaranteed to run into comments that complain about the pans losing their nonstick qualities after just a few uses. This is usually due to the overheating – even if many users deny this – as it is hard to judge if you are not a professional cook.
Speaking of heat, even though the sleek stainless steel handles are riveted and forked for less heat transfer, you should probably handle them with a cloth if you prepare dishes with a longer cooking time.
You can expect a lifespan of 6 months to 5 years from your ceramic cookware pieces. This is highly depending on how well you are taking care of your pans.
We have already mentioned overheating as the number one killer of ceramic surfaces, especially if you are using them on gas stoves.
The other 2 main issues affecting durability is the use of metal utensils and cleaning them in a dishwasher. If you can avoid both, it will do wonders for the lifespan of your pots and pans.
The new Thermolon coating is infused with diamond dust and it’s said to be durable enough to withstand cleaning in dishwashers.
No matter what the manufacturers say, we always recommend hand washing ceramic pieces. Especially if you do it immediately after use, the nonstick coating makes cleaning these pans a breeze.
This little effort is a small price to pay for much better performance over much longer time.
The Paris Pro is a mid-priced cookware line with higher-than-average durability among ceramic nonstick sets. Both the forged hard-anodized aluminum body and the Thermolon Mineral coating will serve you well if you use them responsibly.
This is what we feel the most important consideration when deciding if the Paris Pro is a good value for your money: only buy it If you know that you pay take good care of these pots and pans.
If you – or the person you are buying it for – would rather just throw them in the dishwasher after use, get a lower priced set. The same goes for overheating, if you don’t have a good feel for this, get a more durable stainless steel set or a cheaper nonstick one such as the Rio line from GreenPan.
Pros and Cons
GreenPan Paris Pro: The Verdict
We judge the GreenPan Paris Pro line to be a good buy if you are looking for stylish, healthy cookware option, but only if you can take good care of it.
We are a big fan of both the looks and the cooking performance of these pots and pans, but ceramic cookware will always have a shorter expected lifespan than other options.
The Paris Pro is a good buy for a careful cook but don’t buy it for a beginner in the kitchen.