GreenLife and GreenPan Cookware may seem nearly identical. Both have safe, Thermolon ceramic nonstick surfaces. Despite the similar appearance, there are many differences. We’re taking an in-depth look at two popular and similar GreenPan and GreenLife Cookware sets. We’ll break down both products to help you decide which set belongs in your kitchen.
The Products Being Reviewed
We’ll compare a kitchenware set from each manufacturer. Both GreenPan and GreenLife have similarities and differences that can help you determine which cookware is right for you.
These pots and pans have a hard-anodized aluminum body with stainless steel handles. Oven-safe up to 350ºF.
The 12-piece set includes:
- 7-Inch Frypan
- 5-Inch Frypan
- 1 Mini Egg Pan
- 1-Quart Saucepan with Lid
- 2-Quart Saucepan with Lid
- 3-Quart Stockpot with Lid
- 3 Black Nylon Cooking Utensils
This cookware has a hard-anodized aluminum body with stainless steel handles. Oven-safe up to 600ºF.
An 11-piece set includes:
- 8-Inch Frypan
- 5-Inch Frypan
- 11-Inch Sautépan with Helper Handle
- 5-Quart Saucepan with Lid
- 3-Quart Saucepan with Lid
- 3-Quart Skillet with Lid
- 5-Quart Casserole with Lid
We’re going to dive in-depth to reveal the differences and similarities between these GreenLife and GreenPan Cookware sets in our comparison review.
The GreenPan and GreenLife Cookware sets have scratch-resistant aluminum-reinforced bodies. Both are also made without the use of PFAS, PFOA, lead, or cadmium.
GreenLife pans have a Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating. You have to follow cleaning instructions accurately to increase the longevity of your cookware. The surfaces tend to chip and can loose their nonstick properties with time.
The GreenPan set is coated with Thermolon Marathon, an enhanced ceramic nonstick surface. This third-generation Thermolon material is ultra-durable with improved thermal shock resistance, hardness, and stability. As a result, the GreenPan Cookware is heavier, but will probably last longer.
Both products distribute heat exceptionally well. Standard nonstick pans have coatings with insulative properties, which takes them longer to preheat. However, the Thermolon coating is conducive to heat, requires a lower stove temperature, and heats up faster.
You should also consider the heat resistance of your kitchenware. The Classic Pro pans are oven-safe up to 350ºF, but Paris Pro Cookware is oven-safe up to 600ºF. Heating your pans above the recommended temperature could cause discoloration and premature aging of the ceramic coating. However, you don’t have to worry about the kitchenware emitting toxins if you accidentally overheat it.
Ease of use
GreenLife Cookware is excellent for home chefs because it’s lightweight and easy to manage. The pots and pans have stay-cool Bakelite handles that fit comfortably in your hand.
GreenPan Cookware is heavy and can be more challenging to handle. However, the riveted stay-cool stainless steel handles provide a firm grip and better stability. Both say you can use metal utensils, but we recommend sticking with plastic, nylon, or wood.
Both sets have superior nonstick properties and release food effortlessly. You can cook a variety of different meals with minimal oil, and without worrying about keeping it clean. The Classic Pro set comes with glass lids that allow for easy food monitoring. The Paris Pro set typically come with metal lids, although the glass ones fit just as well.
You can use both kitchenware sets on electric, gas, and ceramic cooking ranges, but not on induction stovetops. They’re also both safe for oven use. However, you can use the GreenPan set at higher oven temperatures, making it more versatile.
Both sets have similar-sized frypans, but the GreenLife collection has a mini egg pan. The GreenPan saucepans are somewhat larger in capacity and include an extra-large casserole pot and covered skillet. You can certainly cook a wider variety of meals with the GreenPan set. However, the GreenLife pots and pans come in convenient sizes that are sufficient for most home-cooked meals. The Classic Pro Cookware also comes with nylon utensils, whereas the Paris Pro set doesn’t.
Both GreenLife and GreenPan Cookware sets are effortless to clean, especially if you maintain their nonstick surfaces. Both are dishwasher-safe. However, handwashing with a nonabrasive sponge or cloth is preferred. The Thermolon coatings have different care and cleaning instructions than you might be used to.
You have to wait for the pots and pans to completely cool down before you clean them to increase their lifespan. Then, wash with soap and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth to rid the pot of any remaining oils or residues. If you start to notice brown stains, you can try gently cleaning them away with a melamine sponge and clear vegetable oil.
GreenPan and GreenLife Cookware both come with limited lifetime warranties. GreenLife Cookware is nearly a third of the price as GreenPan Cookware. However, the Classic Pro set is more susceptible to wear and tear than the Paris Pro set.
The Paris Pro collection has an ultra-durable coating that was built to last. Also, you’re getting pots and pans that can withstand significantly higher oven temperatures. However, if you don’t plan to cook at extremely high temperatures and carefully maintain your cookware, the Classic Pro collection is an affordable and sufficient alternative.
Other GreenLife Cookware Collections
This collection has a hard-anodized aluminum base and oven-safe stainless steel handles.
The Thermolon coating is enhanced with diamonds for better scratch-resistance.
These pots and pans have soft, easy-to-grip handles, and come with standard or diamond-enhanced Thermolon coatings.
This cookware has dimpled cooking surfaces that collect excess oil and fat.
Other GreenPan Cookware Collections
The stainless-steel construction is safe to use on gas, electric, ceramic, and induction ranges.
The hard-anodized aluminum pans have a Thermolon Marathon coating for ultra durability.
This cookware uses Magneto technology for maximum induction efficiency.
This space-saving kitchenware has a diamond-enhanced coating.
This collection is safe to use on induction stovetops.
Which Cookware is Right for Me?
It may seem difficult to spot the differences between these two kitchenware sets at first glance. You’ll find that the GreenLife Classic Pro set has the same even heating, easy cleanup, and comfortable maneuvering properties as the GreenPan Paris Pro set.
However, if you’re looking for longer-lasting cookware that can withstand continuous use, GreenPan may be worth the additional investment. You should also consider GreenPan if you want to prepare meals that require a wide variety of pots and pans.