OZERI CERAMIC GREEN EARTH PAN REVIEW

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I did a review for the Ozeri Digital Bathroom scale a few weeks ago and was later approached by them to review another item of my choice.   I quickly chose the Ozeri Ceramic Green Earth Pan because I have not been very happy in the past with non-stick pans and this one seemed really different.  They sent me the  frying pan to try and I have to say that it has quickly become my favorite!  I love that it is made from ceramic and that it doesn’t give off any harmful chemicals while cooking. ( Surprisingly a lot of non stick surfaces do just that,  especially after they start to chip or wear off.)  It is the perfect size for cooking many different items and  I really like how deep it is because you get much less splattering while frying.  You hardly need cooking oil with this pan anyway.  I barely used any while frying chicken and it turned out perfectly.

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I decided first to see how the pan performed under not so great circumstances.  The messiest thing I could think of was an egg, so I started off by frying the egg.   After it had fried for a few minutes I decided to make it a little messier and “scramble” it.   It still wasn’t sticking to the pan so I wondered what would happen if I “accidently” burned the egg…..ugh!  That may not have been the best idea!  I guess I had never burned an egg before but let me tell you, it smelled awful!  And lingered for a long time too…..but anyway, the pan performed wonderfully!  Even after all of that, the egg just slid right out of the pan.   There was so little stuck to the bottom that a simple rinse washed it right off.  The smell ….well that’s a different story!

paneggsA day or so later we wanted rice with dinner so I pulled out the Ozeri skillet again to see how well it did when I added liquid to it.    I browned the rice first and noticed that it was browning much more evenly than the results I usually get.   After I browned the rice, I added the water and the sides were deep enough to have no worries about it splashing out while cooking or stirring.  I ended up with delicious, perfectly cooked rice and again, the mess came off with a simple rinse.  (I’m also happy to note that this pan is perfectly dishwasher safe.  I have already run it through the dishwasher at least 4 times and it comes out looking brand new.)

panriceI have used this pan every night for the last week and I just love it!  It cooks very evenly  and really holds up no matter what kind of mess you put it through!  Seems to me it cooked faster than other skillets also, with no scorching.   Another nice touch is the pan protector they send with your skillet.  This is perfect for when you are stacking your skillets to keep them from rubbing against each other and potentially damaging the ceramic.   It’s little touches like that that really make Ozeri stand out.  Their high quality craftsmanship is another.  These pans are beautifully made and built to last.  The handles are secured firmly with rivets and do not seem like they would ever become wobbly or loose and I’ve heard that the ceramic is much better than teflon for staying on the pan and not coming off.  Just don’t ever use metal in it and it should last for years.  Another great feature is they are oven safe to temps up to 480 degrees so they are very versatile.  If you are interested, you can learn more about all of the awesome products they offer HERE ON OZERI’S WEBSITE.  You can also purchase these amazing pans HERE ON AMAZON   I highly recommend you give them a shot next time you shop for new pans.

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I recieved this product for free for the purposes of doing a review, however, all opinions are my own and were not influenced by the fact that it was free.   I will only recommend products to my users that I personally use and would recommend to others.

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THE-O SMARTBALL REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

ball1  Our son is 11 years old and although he does okay in school we noticed that he wasn’t doing very well with basic math skills.   He knows the answer but it just seems to take longer than it should for him to come up with it.  When I saw the TheO Smartball it seemed like a great way for him to have fun and brush up on his math skills at the same time.

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We started by going to  the PHYSICAL APPS WEBSITE and downloading one of the apps they offer for the TheO Smartball.   They have different apps to choose from depending on the age and skills of the child but most of them seem to be geared towards preschoolers.  (And many of the free ones were only good for iphones, we have Samsung smartphones) We picked the Math Flash game and downloaded the app.   We selected multiplication since this is where we feel he has the most problems but we were a little disappointed that it only covered up to 12×12.   It should still be helpful to him though since it requires repetition but it would have been nice if it offered a more advanced level too.

I can see how this would be perfect for younger kids, especially preschoolers and early elementary.  There are several apps that would be great for teaching numbers, letters and colors and there is also a bowling app that I think smaller children would enjoy.  It does state on their website that there are more apps coming in September so we are looking forward to seeing what they add.  Hopefully they will add more for the older children.

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We haven’t had this long enough yet to say for sure that it helped but it has definitely brought some fun back to learning and that counts for a lot!    Our son is almost too old for this since most of the apps are geared toward younger children but since he really just needs to brush up on the basics it is still useful for him.  I only wish this would have come out when he was younger because it would be great for children just starting school or even preschoolers to help them get a head start.

If you have a child that would be interested in the TheO Smartball you can visit THEIR PHYSICAL APPS WEBSITE   here to learn more about the Smartball and the apps you can choose from.   Feel free to also LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK  or  FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER.

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