Swiss Diamond Cookware delivers true nonstick qualities with the heft and feel of anodized equipment. It is easy to get fed up with replacing nonstick pans. As careful as you are not to scratch them, most nonstick pans are just not as durable as anodized or stainless-steel cookware. After testing three different Swiss Diamond nonstick pans for more than three months, these may be the nonstick pans you have been hoping to find.
Features of Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware
- Available as skillets, pots, roasters, griddles, woks, and more
- Stay-cool handles, except during oven use
- Vented glass lids come with some pans or are available separately.
- Oven safe to 500 F (260 C)
- Uniform heat conductivity
- Easy to clean
- May use metal utensils in pans, but not knives or beaters
- Cast aluminum construction
- Limited lifetime guarantee
Pros of Swiss Diamond Cookware
- Durable nonstick diamond crystal surface that is free of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
- Uniform heat conductivity
- Rivet-free interior
Cons of Swiss Diamond Cookware
- Cannot handle direct high heat.
- Dishwasher-safe, but not recommended
Review of Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware
The cookware has a nice heft to it, with comfortable handles. Some pans come with glass lids that are optionally vented to release steam, or you can buy the lid separately.
It can go from stovetop to the oven and can be used on gas, electric, radiant ring, ceramic, and halogen burners. Do not be tempted to use these pans over high heat or preheat for any length of time or you will damage the diamond dust nonstick coating. Medium heat is the highest recommended setting. However, the high conductivity of the cast aluminum construction should not require a higher setting.
Unless you are hell-bent to damage the pan, it can handle metal utensils. However, these pans will not take the abuse of electric beaters, immersion blenders, or knives, but neither will anodized pans. Luckily there are now beaters, blenders, and knives available specifically for use in nonstick pans.
It is truly nonstick and washes up beautifully. The interior is rivet-free, which helps with the clean-up tasks and doesn't give a place for germs to hide. If you've ever made scrambled eggs in a pan with interior rivets, you know how annoying it is to try to clean that area.
The HD nonstick coating is made without PFOA, a chemical that was formerly used by other companies in producing Teflon nonstick coating. If you have older pans from other companies, it may have this older form of nonstick coating. Real diamond crystals are used in the nonstick coating to make it durable and conduct heat better than metal. The diamonds have nonstick properties as well.
If you are looking for a better quality of nonstick cookware, Swiss Diamond is recommended.